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Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG G7 ThinQ review: very bright 6.1" IPS LCD display with notch, the wide angle camera has improved, but battery life is mediocre and the software is not great   —  LG's new G7 ThinQ has a horrendous name, but the phone itself is pretty important.  It's not a stretch to call this a restart for the company.
May 22, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Podcasting app Pocket Casts has been acquired by a collective that includes NPR and will continue to operate as a joint venture   —  One of the best podcast apps just got bought by some of the biggest podcast producers  —  Pocket Casts, widely considered to be one of the best mobile apps …
May 3, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sony announces Xperia XZ2 Premium with 5.8-inch 4K HDR display and dual cameras focusing on ultra-low-light performance, with photos of up to ISO 51,200   —  ISO 51200 sensitivity  —  Less than two months after unveiling the Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Congress, Sony is back again with the Xperia XZ2 Premium.
Apr 16, 2018, 7:45 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
First look at ESPN+, the $4.99 per month direct-to-consumer streaming service, launching today within a redesigned ESPN app on iOS and Android   —  Today is the debut of ESPN+, a $4.99 direct-to-consumer subscription video service that offers a little bit of MLB and NHL action with a lot …
Apr 12, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Spotify invites media to press event on April 24 in New York City; offers that popped up inside the app suggest it might announce a music player for cars   —  Earlier today, Spotify announced it would be sharing news at an April 24th event.  It's unclear whether the company is planning …
Apr 7, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Twitter delays API change that may disable push notifications and auto-refreshing timelines on third-party clients like Tweetbot, promises 90 days change notice   —  The people behind third-party Twitter clients Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings are warning users that their apps …
Apr 6, 2018, 12:53 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google expands its initiative to equip rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to 16 additional school districts   —  Google today announced an expansion of its Rolling Study Halls initiative to over 16 additional school districts, giving “thousands” of students access to Wi-Fi and Chromebooks on their buses.
Apr 2, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Tim Cook says that some well-crafted privacy regulations may be necessary; Zuckerberg acknowledged Facebook may need to be regulated in CNN interview this week   —  Apple's CEO says the Cambridge Analytica controversy is “dire”  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook, long an staunch advocate for consumer privacy …
Mar 24, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
John Chen to remain BlackBerry's CEO through at least November 2023 as the company credits him with turnaround   —  Chen says BlackBerry's turnaround is complete  —  John Chen will remain BlackBerry's chief executive through at least November 2023, the company announced today.
Mar 15, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Android Wear rebranded as Wear OS to reflect the fact that it works with both Android and iOS smartphones   —  The Android Wear brand introduced in 2014 is going away and being replaced with a new name: Wear OS.  A new area of Google's website has officially confirmed the change.
Mar 15, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context

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