LG Announces The LG G2 In NYC With Snapdragon 800 And 5.2″ Display

lgg2The LG G2 is the latest smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer. It contains a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with back mounted controls, a 13-megapixel camera designed to be used in moving situations thanks to Optical Imaging Stabilization technology, and multitasking applications like Slide Aside and QSlide, built onto Android 4.2.2 with LG’s own customizations. A 2.1MP front-facing camera is also included, along with a massive 3,000 mAh battery, 24 bit/192kHz HiFi playback via the G2’s speaker, 2GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB built-in storage.

Powering the G2 is a Snapdragon 800 system-on-a-chip, clocked at 2.26Ghz in a quad-core setup — in other words, it is one of the fastest mobile processors on the market. Software features part of the Android 4.2.2 build include answering calls by just holding it up to the ear, Plug & Pop which gets the device ready for audio listening, and Text Link, which collects text info and allows you to easily setup calendar dates or directions, without going through tedious steps. Guest Mode is a child-friendly experience on the device, which tailors the device for use by anyone else besides the owner.

Pricing and availability for the G2 will be shared in the coming weeks, but as confirmed by LG during the presentation, the G2 will be available on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint with 4G LTE.

And of course, what appears to be the most striking feature of the LG G2 is the fact that its physical button controls are on the back, rather than on the side. In actual usage, it’s quite interesting to experience, but also takes some getting used to.

Samsung Gives A Release For The 3,200 x 1800 Resolution ATIV Book 9 Plus Ultrabook: August 20th

Samsung ATIV Book 9 PlusOn August 20th for $1,400, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus can be yours. Besides being one of the thinnest Ultrabooks created (0.54 inches thin) and weighs about 3.06 pounds, it sports a 1.6GHz Haswell Core i5-4200U dual-core CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SSD, Intel HD 4400 graphics, Windows 8, and of course, that astounding 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen, which is appropriately sized at 13.3-inches. Upgrades will be made available for more RAM, a Core i7 processor, and more storage.

Moto X Review: Finally, An Android Phone That’s Universal

DSC01071Months of speculation,  some leaks here and there, and then the final reveal in New York City. The Moto X has made it a long way in terms of technology news, and all of a sudden, here I am writing a review about the device.

First of all, it takes some general consideration of what the Moto X is and isn’t. It is a smartphone, designed as a s sort of bridge between cutting-edge and mid-range, but with materials and features that reach towards the higher-ends of the market, like the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One — let’s not forget the iPhone — and is also the first flagship smartphone Motorola has produced ever since it was acquired by Google over a year ago.

Thankfully, despite a release later this month (or in September), Motorola gave units to the press, so I’ll elaborate on one simple idea: is the Moto X worth buying for $200?

Google Patent Shows Us You Could Open Specific Apps With A Pattern Unlock

google-unlock-to-app-patentWhile it’s not confirmation of things to come, it definitely hints at being a possibility: a Google patent recently filed and granted in the United States displays a basic pattern unlock with multiple customizable patterns that launch specific apps, such as the camera or dialer — something that could be quite useful. But as it stands now, we have no confirmation for it to appear in a future release, but it surely would be appreciated.

ViaUSPTO

Well, This Is Interesting: Jeff Bezos Buys The Washington Post For $250 Million

jeff_bezosIn cash, actually. All it took was some gentle conversation and $250 million, and Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, now owns the Washington Post. The most intriguing part of this acquisition is that Amazon has nothing to do with it; it’s just Bezos flexing some monetary muscle on his own. As Bezos went on to say, “Amazon will have no role in the purchase,” and that he “will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60 days.”

The statement goes on to explain that “The Post Co. will change to a new, still-undecided name and continue as a publicly traded company without The Post thereafter.” Jeff also made it clear that he will not run daily operations of the publication, either.

Most likely, like everything else Bezos touches, will find better success in a market where print publications methods are becoming increasingly stale in a modern, digital world.

ViaThe Washington Post

Samsung ‘Unpacked Episode 2’ Is In Berlin, Will Feature The Galaxy Note III

samunpackCome September 4th in Berlin, Samsung will continue its new tradition (is there such a thing?) of events named “Unpacked”. In episode 2 of the event, Samsung will without a doubt, unveil the next Galaxy handset — namely, the Galaxy Note III, which we all know will be a humongous phone/tablet/thing with a pen. A YouTube livestream and a variety of tech sites will be reporting in at 7PM local time (1PM Eastern). Well, here’s to waiting.

ASUS Goes All Out With The ROG Tytan G70 Gaming Desktop

Tytan-G70-1This is some serious overkill. Geeks or not, you’ll understand that this computer has a transforming chassis: when you press a button for overclocking, effectively making the system faster than it already is, the side will emerge and display the fans that are running to keep the system cool. All 10 of them, by the way.

Otherwise, it can also wirelessly charge Qi devices, like modern tablets and smartphones. As for actual specifications, you get this year’s Haswell chipset, NVIDIA’s Kepler graphics, and Windows 8.  This meaning you can go up to a  4.1GHz CPU, up to 32GB of memory, a GeForce GTX 780 and SonicMaster audio.

The price? We have no idea, but it will be expensive once it comes out. That, I know. Press release after the cut.

Via: ROG