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LG offers free extra battery, microSD for G4 buyers in US

Looks like LG is trying to use whatever marketing leverage it can to push for the sales of its new flagship the LG G4. It’s offering something juicy to the prospective buyers of the new device in the US. LG US is offering an extra battery complete with separate charging cradle, and an extra microSD that will virtually double your storage.

DxOMark outs ratings for HTC One M9, mild improvement from M8

DxOMark is one of the industry leaders in providing hardware ratings for photo imaging and video for mobile devices. Basically, they test the heck out of the device and rate it according standards based on common attributes in cameras – including contrast quality, color capture, autofocus capabilities, texture, noise and artifacts in the images, among others. Their most recent target is the current HTC flagship, the HTC One M9.

Tenaa gives up images and specs for Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones

Tenaa has given up some new images and specifications on a pair of unreleased Samsung Galaxy smartphones this week. Tenaa as most know is the certifying body for electronics in China. It’s no secret that Samsung was working on these devices, but it's nice to finally get a glimpse at what they look like and learn some of what's under the hood ahead of the launch.

Factory reset from some Android phones still leave data traces

When you're about to sell or give away your old Android phone to upgrade to a newer, better one, the first thing you do (aside from finding a buyer/taker) is to back-up your data, and then do a factory reset. You're probably confident that all your data, including contacts, emails, log-in details, etc are forever erased from the device. Unfortunately, a group of Cambridge University researchers have found a flaw in the process and they have managed to recover data from these supposedly clean phones.

DROID Turbo getting Android 5.1 Lollipop, new Moto X coming this June

Motorola DROID Turbo owners have been wondering when the official Lollipop update will be released for them. While most Motorola Moto smartphones quickly and regularly receive the sweetness of Android 5.0, the DROID Turbo isn't as lucky but we've got word that the much-awaited version, actually Android 5.1 already, is coming middle of June.

Turn unused gadgets into surveillance equipment with AtHome Camera

Surveillance equipment used to just be the territory of the CIA, spies, and pop culture. But now that a lot more people are constantly traveling or are leaving their pets at home or the kids with the nannies, we've seen the resurgence of nanny cams, pet cams, etc. But getting the actual equipment can be quite expensive. Now, all you need are unused gadgets and an app called AtHome Camera and you can set up your very own home surveillance system.
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