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Microsoft's Picturesque Lock Screen for Android adds search features and more

Microsoft's Android-exclusive lock screen app, Picturesque, launched back in February, offering users a way to access the many images that the company has posted on its homepage. Now the app has received a major update to version 2.0, adding a number of features.

Imgur improves GIF performance, adds search functionality and more

After bringing a fully native version of its app to Android, the Imgur team is back with yet another great update for everyone. This update brings along a new search functionality in the app, allowing you to quickly and easily find images and GIFs. Show More Summary

GeForce Now elevates the NVIDIA Shield Android TV to console status

We could very well be looking at the building blocks for a truly next-gen gaming console. I'm just about as platform agnostic as they come when video games are involved. I'll happily waste a Saturday building levels in Super Mario Maker...Show More Summary

Amazon reportedly plans to stop selling Google's Chromecast as of October 29

Amazon is reportedly planning to end sales of two popular streaming video products because they don't easily support Amazon's own Prime Instant Video service. One of them is Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle, while the other is the Apple TV set-top box.

Samsung celebrates launch of Samsung Pay with seven city tour

Samsung is celebrating the launch of Samsung Pay with a seven city tour, in which you'll be able to try out the service while unlocking special offers. The tour starts October 1 at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and will continue to six more cities.

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE will be available from AT&T

AT&T has announced that it will be carrying the newly-announced LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. While the carrier did not announce pricing or availability, it is great to see the immediate support of the new Android Wear watch.

LG V10 will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the US

LG has announced that its newest smartphone, the V10, will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the US. Notably missing from the list is Sprint, which does not appear to be carrying the new phone. For those not familiar, the LG V10 is the latest smartphone announced by the company which comes with a secondary display and a second front facing camera.

Hands-on with the LG V10, the start of a new smartphone family

A crazy dual-display meets a crazy dual-selfie camera in a the first from from a serious new line from LG. Forget what you think you know about dual displays on smartphones. Forget the failed attempts that have come before. (We're looking at you, Samsung Continuum, Kyocera Echo, and to a lesser extent even the Samsung Note Edge.) This is the LG V10. Show More Summary

In pictures: LG V10 vs. LG G4

No, folks, the LG G4 is not dead. Nor is the G series of phones from the Korean manufacturer. Instead, it's gaining a new sibling line with the V series of phones, and the first one is the V10.

First look at the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE

"Cool watch. Can you call people on it?" That's inevitably one of the first questions I get from someone who's seeing their first smartwatch. But the truth is there have been very few watches that you actually can make a call through. Show More Summary

Anti-glare screen protectors for Galaxy S6 are only $8.95 today

Trü Protection has utilized the highest grade materials and cutting-edge technology to create a screen film worthy of protecting your Galaxy S6's display. Equipped with a high-gloss finish, this film protects against scratches and glare without compromising vibrancy.

Verizon launches its Go90 mobile video app and sharing service

As previously reported, Verizon has now launched its Go90 mobile video app and service. The free, ad-supported service is aimed at the 18-to-34-year-old market, offering them access to on-demand video from a host of cable TV and Internet content providers like Comedy Central, Food Network, ESPN, NFL Network, Discovery, AwesomenessTV, Vice, Tastemade and Machinima.

Boost Mobile announces new 'growing data' plans starting at $35 a month

Boost Mobile has announced a new data plan option for its customers, a 'growing data' plan, which earns you additional data every three months for simply paying on-time. The new plans can earn you up to 3GB of extra data without any additional cost as long as you make 18 payments on-time. Following the 18 on-time payments, Boost will offer customers a few new options.

Next Issue becomes Texture, brings a new look and a new mission

Next Issue, the magazine publisher-backed app that let you read all of your favorite magazines for a single subscription fee, has been updated with a new name, Texture, and a new look. Soon, Texture will also launch a number of new features in its Android app to make its experience more personal.

Nest has a new proprietary IOT protocol with the same name as Google's open one

There's no denying the Internet of Things ecosystem is a complicated mess right now. Manufacturers are releasing one-off ideas with little regard to how those ideas communicate with the rest of the ecosystem, and often times less regard for how securely that communication happens. Show More Summary

Live from LG's V10 event in New York City!

We're coming at you live this morning from Lincoln Center in New York City, where LG is taking the wraps off its newly announced V10 smartphone. Expect to get the full scoop on this new, dual-screened, dual-selfied monster forthwith. Join us starting at 11 a.m. EDT — that's 3 p.m. for those of you who prefer GMT — today as we bring the whole thing to you live!

Nest introduces Weave, a new way for connected home devices to communicate

Nest has introduced a new communication protocol to allow connected home devices to talk to each other and Nest, called Weave. With Weave, developers will be able to tap into the speed and reliability that Nest has built over the years to add additional functionality to their own products.

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition specs

LG has been a leader in the Android Wear space for a while now, and their latest effort re-establishes that dominance in a big way. The Watch Urbane 2nd Edition looks nice, offers features no other Wear watch is offering, and includes some hardware under the hood that will make a lot of people look at their existing watch and consider upgrading. Show More Summary

Sony talks about downgrading content on the Xperia Z5 Premium to 1080p

Last month at IFA, Sony unveiled the Xperia Z5 Premium, the first smartphone to offer a 4K display. While the 806ppi pixel density is absolutely stunning to look at, Sony has since revealed that the phone would display select content — such as images and videos shot — natively in 4K, with regular usage downgraded to Full HD:

Shield Android TV update brings native 4K gaming

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is receiving a firmware update to version 2.0 that allows playback of select Android games natively at 4K. Initially, 12 games are available for playback at higher resolutions, with NVIDIA working with developers to add 4K-native assets to their games.

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