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Louis Vuitton breaks into smartwatches with Tambour Horizon line

Louis Vuitton breaks into smartwatches with Tambour Horizon line

Even though it may seem like smartwatches could be on the way out, Louis Vuitton has decided to try its hand at the segment. Today the French designer house announced a new line of Android Wear-powered smartwatches. The Tambour Horizon line, as its being called, certainly looks impressive, but as with everything else to come out of Louis Vuitton, expect to pay quite a bit of money to own one.

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This is the LG V30 in all its rendered glory

This is the LG V30 in all its rendered glory

LG has just announced the LG Q6, a.k.a. the LG G6 mini, but those who might still be hoping for a “true” 2017 flagship from the Korean OEM might not need to wait that much longer. The LG V30, which will supposedly, or hopefully, sport the latest and greatest features, is believed to be arriving in a little over than a month. It hasn’t been as widely talked about as its predecessor, perhaps because there’s not much left to be known about it. And thanks to OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, we might very well know what it will look like as well.

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Android 7.1 hides an anti-malware “panic detection” safeguard

Android 7.1 hides an anti-malware “panic detection” safeguard

Alongside fragmentation, security is one of the most criticized flaws of the Android platform. Although it takes the matter seriously, Google remains firm on not exercising an iron fist and instead implements “smart” systems to automate the checking of apps. Some malware, however, do slip through the cracks and others can be obtained from unofficial sources. In such cases, Android still tries to be smart without being heavy-handed in dealing with already installed and running malware. Like this hidden “panic detection” feature that presumes you’re phone is infected when you repeatedly press the back button too many times.

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LG Q6 brings bezel-less FullVision design to new mid-range

LG Q6 brings bezel-less FullVision design to new mid-range

Every year, LG boasts about how it’s bringing premium features to budget-friendly phones. That started with the K and then the X series in 2016 and now LG is doing it again with a new Q series. But rather than starting with “1”, the pioneering models of this new line are the Q6 triplets, the LG Q6, the LG Q6+, and the LG Q6α (alpha). And if that number reminds you of the LG G6, that’s by no means an accident. That’s because, with a nearly bezel-free FullVision display, these three are practically your LG G6 “minis”.

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Xperia XZ Premium is one of the toughest cookies

Xperia XZ Premium is one of the toughest cookies

Sony makes classy looking smartphones, although it has hung on to that look far too long. They also make very waterproof smartphones, being one of the first manufacturers to flaunt high IP ratings. They don’t, however, make very durable ones, or at least not by JerrryRigEverything’s standards. That seems to have finally changed with the Xperia XZ Premium, the company’s latest, greatest, most expensive, and, fortunately, most durable flagship to date.

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The 10 best Pokemon GO Pokemon in the game : Gym Raid, July 2017

The 10 best Pokemon GO Pokemon in the game : Gym Raid, July 2017

This week we're running down the best Pokemon for attacking Raid Pokemon here in July of 2017. Of course the "Best Pokemon" in Pokemon GO is the Pokemon the user is most attached to - it's all subjective. But on the objective side of the equation comes attacks, HP, and both strengths and weaknesses. Each Pokemon has a unique set of these elements, and there can indeed be a "BEST POKEMON IN THE GAME" if we set ourselves some rules.

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5 steps to stop Malware on iPhone or Android: July 2017 edition

5 steps to stop Malware on iPhone or Android: July 2017 edition

Today we're going to run down several ways in which the everyday average iPhone or Android smartphone user can avoid a virus. The rules are very simple, and they begin with the golden rule in software: "avoid that which is unfamiliar." Users that are inexperienced in software code or identifying reliable sources for legitimate apps should exercise a base level of caution at all times. It's not a matter of always being ON ALERT - but of being conscious of what one is doing with every tap.

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Galaxy Note 8 release date tipped with a new feature mystery

Galaxy Note 8 release date tipped with a new feature mystery

The most recent collection of leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 suggest the presence of a massive display. This next-level display will be Super AMOLED, undoubtedly (based on our understanding of the situation, based on leaks and precedent) - but how big it'll be is the question. No matter the release date, hardware details, or anything in-between, the next Samsung Galaxy Note will almost certainly be their best-ever smartphone seller after the combined sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

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All Star Wars Forces of Destiny Episodes on YouTube: watch them here!

All Star Wars Forces of Destiny Episodes on YouTube: watch them here!

This past week the folks responsible for making Star Wars a fun place to be for all people released a series of short episodes. These episodes were called Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and they contained all the most female of heroes in the Star Wars universe. These episodes are very, very short and don't have any mega-massive impact on the Star Wars canon - but they are super fun and quick to watch.

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Here’s how to get rid of ads on your Amazon Edition phone

Here’s how to get rid of ads on your Amazon Edition phone

About two weeks ago, Amazon proudly announced the addition of the Nokia 6, Alcatel IDOL 5S, A50, and A30 PLUS to its roster of exclusive unlocked phones. It coincided with the first anniversary of this “Amazon Edition” lineup that offered a few mid-range smartphones at heavily marked down prices. The was, however, a catch to this deal. After all, there always is a catch. In exchange for $25 to $50 off the retail price, these smartphones come preloaded not just with Amazon apps but with tons of Amazon ads. Fortunately, since this is Android, there is a way to get rid of those.

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LG G6 performs worse than 2016 predecessors in DxOMark review

LG G6 performs worse than 2016 predecessors in DxOMark review

When LG went back to the drawing board with the LG G6, it eschewed almost all fancy features save for the Full Vision display. It focused on improving the staples of smartphones like reliability, performance, and camera. On that last part, however, it might have faltered just a bit. In taking the LG G6 for a spin, DxOMark eventually gave this LG early 2017 flagship a score of 84, a point or two lower than the LG G5 or even the V20 from last year.

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These are the features coming to the HTC U11 soon

These are the features coming to the HTC U11 soon

If HTC’s “true” 2017 flagship felt raw, that’s probably because in some ways it is. Sure, Android 7.1 is definitely mature enough, but HTC’s own additions and modifications are fresh, untested, and still undergoing development. Fortunately, it might be rapid development, as there is now word on several features that could be landing on your U11 within a few weeks at the earliest, including some issues with the smartphone’s already excellent camera. At least by DxOMark standards.

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