LGs latest flagship smartphone is available for preorder in the United States today, May 25th, on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Regional carrier availability at US Cellular starts on June 1st.
Before you take the plunge, be sure to read our review on the LG G7 ThinQ, because you just might learn something new. While you can get started on buying this device today, the price makes it a little hard to recommend right now however, if youre really into this phone, then details on where and how to order are below.
Verizons offer is pretty straightforward, with no additional down payment costs upfront.
No matter which platform you’re into, retrocomputing is usually a labor of love. The obsolete, the unpopular, the downright weird – old computers of every stripe are found, restored to something like their former glory, and given a new lease on life. It’s heartwarming, in a way. But when a computer has obviously been abused, it takes a little extra effort, of a lot in the case of this oil-submerged VIC-20 restoration.
In the two-part video below, [The 8-Bit Guy] goes through the gory details of bringing this classic Commodore back from the grave. The first video shows the cosmetic …read more
Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio — of Kickstarter fame and more — did the heavy-lifting for us all by sharing a link that let’s you look at your timeline exactly a decade […]
Youtuber and rubber band enthusiast [JoergSprave] is a big fan of Star Wars, and he loved the look of the blaster that Han Solo gave to Rey. He’d seen a few replicas of Rey NN-14 gun, but hadn’t seen any that actually fired anything, so he set out to make one that did.
The build itself is from plywood, with a paint job to make it look like an old blaster. What makes the build really cool is the bullets used: glow sticks! [Joerg] created space in the magazine for three glow sticks, so you’ve got a couple of shots …read more
Electronics keep getting smaller, but human fingers don’t. This leads to a real challenge with highly-embedded wearable computers. Sure, voice command has come a long way, but it has its own challenges. You might not want to verbally command your Borg implants in some situations. Maybe you need to be quiet. Or perhaps you are worried about accidentally triggering the device. Researchers in Germany want to monitor facial expressions instead. So to snap a picture, you might wink and to fast forward your movie playing on the inside of your eyelids, perhaps you’d look to the right twice. You can …read more
Valves game streaming service Steam Link wont be coming to iOS today, despite a successful Android beta launch earlier this month. According to the official Steam Database Twitter account, Apple rejected the Steam Link app over apparent business conflicts with app guidelines. Steam Link was first announced for mobile back in March, and the app functions as a remote desktop so users can access their Steam library of PC games from a mobile device and stream them directly for touchscreen play or for use with a Bluetooth controller.
Its not exactly clear at the moment what the business conflict here is, and whether it has anything to do with Apples somewhat contentious 30 percent App Store fee for all purchases, in-app or otherwise….
If you have a car that is getting on in years, it may be missing some of the latest frills and features that the latest models sport. [Muris] has a slightly dated Audi A3 8P which did not have an AUTO setting for the headlights. In the newer models, this feature turns on the headlights when the ambient light falls below a threshold level (overcast conditions or when going through a tunnel), or when the windshield wipers are turned on. The light sensor is integrated behind the rear view mirror in a special mount, requiring an expensive windshield upgrade if …read more
Snapchat is taking another shot at location after its always-on coordinate-broadcasting Snap Map proved a bit invasive for some users. Snapchat now lets you send your on-going real-time location to a friend, or request theirs, which show up on the Snap Map and within your message thread. Essentially, this is location sharing built for the […]
Rumors of a Boba Fett movie have circulated for years, but Mangold would make a particularly strong choice for this kind of project. His varied career has taken him from dramas like Cop Land and Girl, Interrupted to westerns like 3:10 to Yuma, but genre fans will know him best as the writer-director of the Wolverine swan song Logan. That film brought an unexpected emotional depth and…
The new software update brings a host of improvements to the Shield, including a new home screen that makes finding your content and most recently used apps easier, along with some more minor tweaks like improved support for game controllers and better Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Theres also an updated Amazon Prime Video app, support for ESPN+, and the new voices for Google Assistant announced back at I/O.
Also new is how the Shield will handle apps treating them as their own TV-esque channels, as seen below, in a sort of mix between how a…
Tired of risking his life every time he had to signal a turn using his hands while riding his bicycle in rainy Vancouver, [Simon Wong] decided he needed something a bit higher tech. But rather than buy something off the shelf, he decided to make it into his first serious Arduino project. Given the final results and the laundry list of features, we’d say he really knocked this one out of the park. If this is him getting started, we’re very keen to see where he goes from here.
So what makes these turn signals so special? Well for one, …read more
Because we have not yet reached peak messaging on Google products, YouTube is now bringing its previously mobile-only messaging feature to the web. Now, when youre logged into your Google account and browsing YouTube.com, you can share and talk about videos with your friends right on the site. You can access conversations from the chat bubble icon next to the notifications bell on the upper right corner. Chat histories will pop up on the bottom left of the screen and allow you to continue conversations, just like Hangouts on the web or from your Gmail web inbox.
You can share content into private conversations using the share button under any YouTube video and select a contact (or multiple, if you want to discuss in a…
In the beginning, the reason for the internets existence was to connect people as vastly and as easily as possible. Its fatal flaw, perhaps, is that nobody thought about the horrible things people might do once those walls were broken down. One of the most disconcerting trends of the modern internet is the specific, reflexive ways that bad actors have learned to manipulate and dismiss inconvenient truths by using the culture, systems, and mechanics of the internet. In the four decades since the internet expanded beyond its military origins, a clear playbook has emerged for denying reality and its one that is insidiously easy to use. That hasnt been good for discourse or truth. Elon Musk, the tech mogul and Tesla CEO, might be about…
Hitlist, a several-years old app for finding cheap flights has begun rolling out a subscription tier that will turn it into something more akin to your own mobile travel agent. While the core app experience which monitor airlines for flight deals will continue to be free, the new premium upgrade will unlock a handful of […]
I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of this edition when it came out, and have referred to it repeatedly when rewatching the series recently. It’s an amazing one-of-a-kind resource for fans of the show.
WHAT ARE THE SPECS OF THE 2-VOLUME HARDCOVER COLOR EDITION?
Trim Size: 8 x 10 inches. These books weigh about 3.5 pounds each (1.58kg), and this was the best size to keep the weight evenly distributed for extended reading.
832 pages total
Hand-signed by J. Michael Straczynski
Premium 90gsm paper
All pages full, four-color printing
Custom Slipcase with foil stamping
Two Ribbon Bookmarks: one purple, one green. The advantage of two is that you can mark were you left off reading and you can mark the last entry you cross-referenced. Even better, couples can each have their own color.
Less than 100 copies are remaining, however, and the B5 Books team is letting the resource go out of print to focus on B5s 25th anniversary. If you’re a B5 fan, this is your last chance to own the definitive resource on all things Babylonian.
Also, Amazon has Announced that the entire series will be available to stream come June 1st, so if you haven’t delved into the story of our last, best hope for peace, now’s the time!
Riunite. On ice. Who were they trying to sell this wine? These ads had me cracking up as a child. Were yodelers, robots, and folks with made-up but pretty racist accents really lacking the right choice in pink wine?
Wine on ice is a thing I rarely see, but when I do the people drinking it are generally on an airplane and headed to a good time. The 1980s jingle is the one that seems to come to mind with my contemporaries.
Evidently the Box Wine Revolution did not kill Riunite. They have a website and show some fairly recent awards from San Diego! San Diego is a city revered for their ComicCon, large warships, and proximity to Tijuana, Mexico! So, lets drink up!
[Amitabh] was frustrated by the lack of options for controlling air pressure in soft robotics. The most promising initiative, Pneuduino, seemed to be this close to a Shenzhen production run, but the creators have gone radio silent. Faced with only expensive alternatives, he decided to take one for Team Hacker and created Programmable Air, a modular system for inflatable and vacuum-based robotics.
The idea is to build the cheapest, most hacker-friendly system he can by evaluating and experimenting with all sorts of off-the-shelf pumps, sensors, and valves. From the looks of it, he’s pretty much got it dialed in. Programmable …read more
If youve ever wished for the simpler days of Twitter, before it became the floating dumpster of a social media site weve all submitted to like captives with Stockholm Syndrome, youre not alone. But the good news is that you can go back again, albeit briefly. XOXO Festival co-founder and blogger Andy Baio has pointed out on Twitter that by using a hyper-specific filter, you can see what your Twitter feed would have looked like 10 years ago with the same people you now follow.
For me, 2008 Twitter was a delightful mix of people sharing what they ate for dinner, song lyrics, and, of course, what they were doing at that exact minute. Its the sort of mundane, weightless joy that todays timeline which bounces between horrifying…
The BlackBerry KEY2 is the latest business-oriented Android smartphone from the company, teased in the below video and uploaded to YouTube today. The device appears to have a dual camera with LED flash setup, a physical keyboard, messenger apps support from BlackBerry Hub, Privacy Shade pre-installed, and for some reason, a new app drawer shortcut.