Verizon promo video for HTC One Remix briefly appears on YouTube

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Back in May, HTC officially unveiled the “beautifully compact” One Mini 2 phone, but with sparse details on United States availability. Early rumors pointed to the device launching in the United States on Verizon, but rebranded as the HTC One Remix. Today, Big Red seemingly confirmed the One Remix by inadvertently uploading a promo video for it to its YouTube channel. The video has since been set to private, but not without some quick eyes catching what it talked about.

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Google Play Games updated w/ level-up notifications, interface tweaks, more

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Google last night started rolling out an update to Google Play Games that bumped the app to version 2.0. The update includes several new features, some of which were confirmed in the recent Google Play Services 5.0 update, as well. The update today introduces Level-up notification controls, XP rankings, and a few UI tweaks.

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Verizon now accepting orders for LG G Watch

 

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We already knew that the LG G3 was on its way to Verizon and today the carrier has made it official. Big Red is now accepting pre-orders for LG’s flagship smartphone and will begin selling the device at its retail locations on July 17th for $100 on a two year contract. In addition to orders for the G3, Verizon is now offering the LG G Watch online for $230 and will be bringing the high-tech timepiece to its brick and mortar locations on July 17th as well.

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Samsung says it’s investigating new allegations of child labor at supplier in China

samsungIn a statement published on its website today, Samsung said it’s “urgently looking into the latest allegations” of child labor in its supplier facilities and will adhere to a zero-tolerance policy going forward. The statement follows news from the China Labor Watch via The Wall Street Journal that exploitation of child labor has been discovered at Samsung supplier in Dongguan, China. The allegations also follow Samsung’s 2014 sustainability report published in late June where Samsung claimed “no instances of child labor were found”. Read more