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Verizon accepting pre-orders for LG G3, shipping by July 17

Verizon is finally joining the LG G3 party as they announced that they are now accepting pre-orders for the much heralded Android smartphone. While there is still no announcement when it will actually be available at their retail stores, the product page reveals that the units will start shipping out to those who pre-ordered by July 17.

ASUS PadFone S, ZenFone 5 LTE go live in Taiwan

ASUS is expanding its product lineup in its Asian base of Taiwan with two new devices that sound and look like two existing models but, at the same time, not quite. The new PadFone S and the ZenFone 5 LTE do resemble the AT&T PadFone X and the plain ZenFone 5, but ASUS has put some twist to perhaps make them more attractive to that local market.

LG G3 design story: simplicity that fits in your hand

LG's latest flagship is undoubtedly a thing of beauty, both in design and in hardware. If you've ever wondered about the kind of thinking that went into the making of the LG G3, the company is only too eager to share its inspiration in its latest video snippet that briefly narrate's the smartphone's Design Story.

Theftie app gives device theft security for free

A lost smartphone – whether by theft or by a more benign misplacing – is always a problem for handheld device users. That is why there are a lot of security/locate-my-phone apps out there in the market. The issue is in finding one that is intuitive and smart as it is practical for the user. The “Theftie – Find My Phone” app is not the perfect handset security app, but it has potential, and it is free to download.

TSA’s ban reaches overseas, gadgets must power on before boarding

The United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has just been given a bit more leeway to inconvenience passengers on direct flights to the US – all in the name of security, of course. On July 2, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson put out a directive that the TSA should enhance security at certain overseas airports with flights that enter the US directly, specifically with airport checks for gadgets.

Sony announces Xperia C3, a “selfie smartphone”

Sony confirmed the rumours that they were contributing to the rise of the selfie generation (or the fall of civilisation, as some would call it) when they announced their upcoming Xperia C3, or what they call as “the best selfie smartphone”. Sony is marketing their newest gadget as a mid-priced smartphone that can be considered as a second phone or even the main phone for those looking for one with selfie-friendly features.

AT&T accepting pre-orders for LG G3 and G Watch by July 8

AT&T is getting into the LG G Watch game as they will be accepting pre-orders for the smartwatch, as well as the heralded LG G3 smartphone by July 8. Both gadgets will be available at AT&T retail stores by July 11. The G Watch will be the first time that the carrier is offering a wearable that is powered by Android Wear and they are offering it at the standard retail price of $229.

Photos of Xperia C3 “Selfie” phone from Sony, leaked

While some studies have already said that taking a lot of “self portraits” may be connected to a psychological disorder like body dimorphic disorder or narcissism, we have to accept the fact that the selfie is still alive and kicking. If rumours are to be believed, Japanese OEM Sony is said to be announcing Xperia C3 that will be “selfie oriented” and several leaked photos are purportedly supporting this news.
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