A render of LG’s V30 phone reveals a slide-out secondary display

A render of LG’s V30 phone reveals a slide-out secondary display
LG is reportedly planning to release its premium V30 smartphone in September, and it’s thought that it’ll have an OLED screen instead of an LCD one. According to notable leaker Evan Blass, the original concept for the phone could also feature a slide-out secondary display. Blass released a series of renders, cautioning that the images are older mock-ups, and it’s not clear if the phone is actually going to feature the secondary display as imagined. The renders reveal a primary screen …
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Snap recently acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, an LA-based drone company

Snap recently acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, an LA-based drone company
Late last year, Snap acquired LA-based drone company Ctrl Me Robotics, according to Buzzfeed. Recent reports indicate that the maker of Snapchat and Spectacles intends to develop a drone of its own as it looks to push beyond developing apps and into hardware. Snap reportedly acquired Ctrl Me Robotics for less than a million dollars last last year, in a deal that included some of the company’s equipment and assets, as well as its founder, Simon Nielsen. Ctrl Me Robotics described itself…
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How to use Snapchat in 2017

How to use Snapchat in 2017
From the beginning, Snapchat has never been a particularly intuitive app to use. And now, five years in, with the addition of more and more new features and several redesigns, using the ephemeral messaging app can still be confusing if you don’t already know where everything is and what it does. Fortunately, I’ve spent hours puzzling through the labyrinthine digital corridors that make up Snapchat, and I can teach you the tricks. Why use Snapchat? Like it or not, Snapchat is one of th…
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Nintendo Switch Now Compatible With Unreal Engine 4

Nintendo Switch Now Compatible With Unreal Engine 4
In terms of graphics, Nintendo’s consoles haven’t exactly been known to sport the most realistic graphics, but that could change moving forwards. This is thanks to the fact that the Nintendo Switch and Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 are now fully compatible with each other, meaning that we can look forward to games using the engine in the future.Note that this will be dependent on developers choosing to use Unreal Engine 4 for their games, and if they don’t then there’s really nothing that Nintendo can …
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Monster Hunter XX Announced For Nintendo Switch

Monster Hunter XX Announced For Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is still a relatively new console which means that there aren’t as many games available for it compared to more established consoles like the PS4 or Xbox One. This also means that some gamers can be a bit hesitant in adopting the console especially when they don’t know what kind of games they can expect.Now the good news for fans of Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise is that the company has officially announced that Monster Hunter XX will be making its way to the Switch. Detai…
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The best tech sales of Memorial Day 2017

The best tech sales of Memorial Day 2017
While not as major as Black Friday, Memorial Day is known for its great sales, and many online retailers are having notable ones to mark the occasion. Below, we’ve rounded up the tech sales worth checking out during your long weekend, including three of our favorite deals. Our favorites Amazon While they don’t appear to have a dedicated Memorial Day sale, there’s some really great deals happening this weekend that we wanted to highlight. Lenovo Lenovo is having a sale until May 31st, a…
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Watch a working concept of a holographic Cortana assistant

Watch a working concept of a holographic Cortana assistant
When Microsoft unveiled its digital assistant in 2014, it looked to the Halo franchise for inspiration, naming its system Cortana, after Master Chief’s AI companion. One ambitious fan has gone a step further and created his own holographic version of the assistant for his home. Jarem Archer, who goes by untitled network on YouTube, demonstrates the build in the video by asking Corana if he’ll need an umbrella that day. The Halo AI appears in the pyramid-shaped device, and appears to c…
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AlphaGo retires from competitive Go after defeating world number one 3-0

AlphaGo retires from competitive Go after defeating world number one 3-0
AlphaGo is going out on top. After beating Ke Jie, the world’s best player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, for the third time today at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, Google’s DeepMind unit announced that it would be the last event match the AI plays. In a statement, DeepMind co-founder and co-CEO Demis Hassabis said the reason was that this week’s summit represented “the highest possible pinnacle for AlphaGo as a competitive program.” AlphaGo rose to prominence a little over …
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This is probably the wrong Internet of Things solution to watering plants

This is probably the wrong Internet of Things solution to watering plants
Nobody wants plants to die of thirst and neglect. So how can we use the internet to solve this problem? Probably not with the Grovio personal plant assistant, which is currently up on Kickstarter. Grovio is a white cylinder that sits next to your plant and waters it through a small, unsightly hose. The device can track the light, temperature, and humidity situation, so the Grovio app can tell you if your plant is sad or whatever. The device can also support up to three plants at once, …
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The final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete will tape live in New York on June 9th!

The final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete will tape live in New York on June 9th!
This week marked the final weekly column from Walt Mossberg and the final in-studio episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete. But we’ve still got one very special show to go — and you can be there in person. On Friday, June 9th, we’ll be taping a special final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete in New York City, with Walt Mossberg, Nilay Patel... and Dieter Bohn. Yes, we’ve finally mentioned Dieter enough times to actually get him on the show. Tickets are $25, and the taping will start at 7:30PM ET. We’r…
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