The LG V20 is a safe, dependable upgrade, after the failure of modular G5 smartphone


Image: brittany herbert/mashable By Elaine RamirezSingapore2016-10-26 07:16:42 UTC SEOUL, South Korea — With the Samsung Galaxy Note7’s untimely demise, fellow South Korean smartphone maker LG has an opportunity to slide its new flagship V20 into the gap in the market. In its home country, where domestic brands tend to do better, that seems to be panning out. The country has reportedly sold 7,000 units daily, with sales doubled since the Note7 was discontinued. But the U.S. is a different story,

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Sharalike tries to bring your slideshow into the virtual world


Wait, wait, wait! Before your eyes glaze over at the word “slideshow,” stay with me for a moment. Yes, we’re all bored to tears with slideslows, but Sharalike‘s brand new VR app has been rubbing its medical paddles together to try to jolt some life into your old 2D photos by teleporting them into your VR headset. Exploring Sharalike photo slideshows in VR is a trippy experience. The company’s new app is available for Android, iOS and Oculus, enabling you

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Xiaomi unveils concept phone with near bezel-less display


Chinese device maker Xiaomi has announced another clutch of mobile hardware, including a concept smartphone developed in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck. Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun dubbed it “a glimpse at what the phone of the future looks like”. The near edgeless 6.4in, 17:9 display on the Mi Mix covers 91.3 per cent of the available surface area. So if you really hate bezels you’re going to be really smitten by this vision of edgeless loveliness. Don’t get too excited, though. While the

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HYPR raises $3 million to keep hackers from getting their hands on your fingerprints


If your account gets hacked these days, the first thing you’ll do typically is reset your password, maybe beef up your security settings, and proceed to use the account or app again. But what if hackers get their hands on your fingerprint, iris or other biometric data? You can’t just change your fingerprints or eyes on a whim. That’s where a New York City startup called HYPR Corp. comes in. The company has developed cybersecurity solutions to protect biometric data

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Twitter’s sales team is taking a hit in big upcoming layoffs


Well, now we know why Twitter decided to move its earnings report to before the market opens (when the West Coast will conveniently, largely be asleep). Bloomberg is reporting that the company may cut up to 8% of its staff, or around 300 people, and that the cuts could be announced as soon as this week. As usual these situations are very dynamic, so all of the above could shake out to be different than expected, but we’ve heard plenty of

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Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with ‘article suggestions’ – here’s how to disable them


The original new tab page. You know what people love? When you take something familiar and useful and replace it with content “for you” that you actually didn’t ask for. That’s one of the more visible changes in the latest version of Chrome for Android, which swaps out the bookmarks and recently visited items (above) on the new tab page for “suggested articles.” The ‘suggested articles’ feature. I don’t know about you, but I open a lot of new tabs

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A short list of some games we want to see on the Nintendo Switch


Nintendo showed off its new console, the Nintendo Switch, for the first time, in a video earlier today. It’s basically a tablet to which you connect two controllers when you’re carrying it around, and then you use a regular controller when the tablet is plugged into the TV. In other words, it’s a kind of hybrid console where you can play both while you’re on the move and comfortably on your television at home. It’s a pretty cool concept, though

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Line joins in the Snapchat game with posts that only last 24 hours


Image: KIMIMASA MAYAMA/EPA By Victoria HoSingapore2016-10-21 08:24:12 UTC It seems everyone wants to be Snapchat these days. Japanese messenger Line, which is immensely popular in Southeast Asia, just announced its next update will include posts that vanish after 24 hours. The update, which will come first to Android before iOS in the coming days, will allow you to mark a post on your Timeline feed for self-destruction. That means you can either choose to make a post stay, or disappear

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Travis Kalanick says Uber has 40 million monthly active riders


Travis Kalanick says his drivers’ license is expired — though, of course he has to say that. But in Kalanick’s future, with a fleet of driverless Ubers shuttling people around, it might be that everyone’s drivers’ licenses will expire. His company, Uber, could essentially be a replacement for owning a car for Kalanick, and also for the 40 million monthly active riders the company has. Kalanick revealed that number on stage at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit this year in San Francisco. Kalanick

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