devices Stories May 18, 2015

LG this evening took the wraps off of two new variants of its G4 flagship. First is the LG G4 Stylus that features a Rubberdium Stylus, which allows for note taking and drawing on the device. The G4 Stylus features a 5.7-inch display (vs 5.5-inch on the G4) and a 13MP rear-facing camera. LG didn’t offer up specific details regarding the features of the stylus.

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devices Stories October 27, 2014

While the number of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that the average consumer owns is expected to rise over the next several years, it remains a rather frustrating and tedious task to pick up a task on one device where you left off on another. Apple has attempted to solve this problem with Handoff for iPhone, iPad and Mac, but Google has yet to deliver the same functionality on Android. expand full story

Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

devices Stories July 7, 2014

Make sure your electronic devices are charged-up before flying to the U.S. – TSA requirement

If you’re flying (back) to the U.S. from overseas, make sure that all your electronic devices have enough juice left to power-up when you reach airport security, otherwise you won’t be allowed to take them on board due to a new TSA requirement.

The Transportation Security Administration said yesterday that it was requiring certain overseas airports flying directly to U.S. airports to increase security checks on electronic items in response to concerns about new al-Qaida attempts to use them as disguise for bombs.

While the focus appears to be on smartphones, it’s also possible that passengers will be required to power-up tablets and laptops also. Devices that won’t power-up will not be allowed on board, and passengers carrying these devices may be subject to additional screening.

The TSA has not revealed which airports are subject to the new requirements, but London’s Heathrow is known to be one of them.

devices Stories July 3, 2014

PSA: The shiny new LG G Watch smartwatch is now shipping

Google’s official on-stage announcement of the Android Wear platform lead to much excitement from all kinds of technology enthusiasts, and the device went up for sale on the Play Store that very same day. Devices ordered before today were quoted as “leaving the warehouse” on July 3rd, and it appears that Google is following through with that promise. Now, buyers are being quoted “1-2 business days.”

Also worth noting is that today’s launch of the G Watch was paired with the seeding of the KMV78V update. While we aren’t quite sure exactly what changed with this update, there are surely general fixes to prep the device for public availability.

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