LG G6+ Launched, plus goodies for existing G6 users

LG G6+ Launched, plus goodies for existing G6 users
Like the LG G6 yeah? Heard about the new version? Well, it’s just been announced.There’s 128GB in this version and it comes with premium B&O PLAY headphones for the on-board 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. They’ve also chucked in wireless charging in some countries.

It’ll be called the LG G6+ and will be available in “Optical Astro Black, Optical Marine Blue and Optical Terra Gold”. No exact details on availability as yet, but we’re hearing that further details will be announced next week.

LG G6+ Launched, plus goodies for existing G6 users

Existing LG G6 owners shouldn’t feel too left out though, because an upcoming software package will add Face Print (a face recognition security system), Low Power Consumption and a Covered Lens warning. That power trickery uses the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP architecture to sense and collect data from both sensors and wireless connections to reduce battery usage.

Two new colours have also been announced for the existing LG G6. You’ll soon be able to get “Optical Marine Blue and Optical Terra Gold” which have a “lenticular film to deliver a mesmeric optical effect”. We’re guessing that’ll be something like the Honor 9 we saw on Monday.

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  • LG Intros the X charge, an Xfinity Mobile Exclusive

    LG today announced the X charge, a smartphone that puts a priority on battery life. Similar to last year’s X power, the X charge has an enormous battery with a capacity of 4,500mAh. LG claims the battery can push the phone through an “entire weekend” on a single charge. The power cell is embedded within the phone, but it supports rapid charging. Other features include a 5.5-inch 720 display, 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage. The main camera has a 13-megapixel sensor and the wide-angle selfie camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and LED flash. LG says the X charge also includes Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, and LTE 4G. The phone runs Android 7 Nougat with LG’s software features, such as Gesture Shot. The LG X charge reaches Xfinity Mobile stores on June 30. Pricing wasn’t immediately shared. Xfinity Mobile is owned and operated by Comcast and runs on Verizon’s network.

    Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News

    Trump Rounds Out FCC with Brendan Carr Nomination

    President Donald Trump has nominated Brendan Carr to fill the fifth and final Commissioner role at the FCC. Brendan Carr, a Republican, joins Commissioner Michael O’Reilly and Chairman Ajit Pai, giving Republicans a 3-2 majority over Democrat Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel. The Commission had a Democrat majority under President Obama and a Republican majority under President Bush. “I congratulate Brendan Carr on the President’s announcement that he will be nominated to serve as an FCC Commissioner,” said Chairman Pai in a statement. “Brendan’s expertise on wireless policy and public safety will be a tremendous asset to the Commission. I look forward to working with him in his new role and wish him all the best during the confirmation process.” Trump reinstated Rosenworcel to her seat on the Commission earlier this month.

    Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News

    U.S. Demands More Security on International Flights to U.S.

    The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes.

    Compliance with the new rules could lead to the lifting of a ban on laptops and other large electronics already in place for airlines flying to the United States from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. It could also stave off a much-discussed expansion of the ban to flights from Europe.

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced the rollout of the new rules Wednesday.

    The changes will be phased in over time and include enhanced passenger vetting, explosives detection and efforts to root out insider threats to airlines.

    “Security is my No. 1 concern,” Kelly said during a speech at the Center for a New American Security. “Our enemies are adaptive and we have to adapt as well.”

    Kelly said the changes will be “seen and unseen” and will be phased in over the coming weeks and months.

    He said airlines that don’t comply or are slow to enforce the new standards could be forced to bar large electronics in both carry-on and checked luggage. They could also lose permission to fly into the U.S. He said he’s confident that airlines will cooperate.

    The current ban, with affects only foreign carriers flying to the U.S. from 10 cities, allows passengers to travel with larger electronics packed in checked baggage.

    The new rules will apply to roughly 180 foreign and U.S.-based airlines, flying from 280 cities in 105 countries, according to Homeland Security. About 2,000 international flights land in the United States daily.

    Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association, said Wednesday that airports will have to deploy enhanced explosive trace detention technology within 21 days and within…
    Source: Mobile Tech Today

    The Harvard HouseZero Can Produce More Energy than It Consumes

    Harvard University has probably made the home of the future with an energy efficient house that can return energy from the power grid and make your utility bills lighter than a feather. Everyone knows the experience of getting a very large heating or electricity bill. So perhaps people interested in houses will be interested to […]
    Source: Mobile Magazine

    This Smart Doll Can Read Your Emotions and Adjusts Accordingly

    Imagine your kid playing with a smart doll with AI that can read the child’s emotions and adjusts itself accordingly. This is a smart doll that can demonstrate a cheap and privacy-oriented new computer vision platform for AI’s in dolls, which tends to lean towards the creepy side. Okay so maybe “creepy” may be too […]
    Source: Mobile Magazine

    Motorola Z2 Play Hits Verizon Stores Today

    Verizon Wireless began selling the Motorola Moto Z2 Play handset today. The Moto Z2 Play, announced earlier this month, has a 5.5-inch full HD display and supports Moto Mods. The Moto Z2 Play is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor with an Adreno 506 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. The 12-megapixel camera uses phase-detect and laser-assisted autofocus and has an f/1.7 lens. The front camera has a wide-angle 5-megapixel sensor with front-facing flash and f/2.2 lens. The phone relies on USB-C but still packs a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone has a 3,000mAh battery and Motorola’s rapid TurboPower charger. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Moto Display and Moto Voice. Verizon Wireless is charging $408 for the Moto Z2 Play, or $17 per month on a payment plan. It comes in gray or gold. Moto Mods, such as the battery pack, projector, and speakers, cost extra. Motorola will sell an unlocked version of the phone with more color and storage options later this summer. For now, the Moto Z2 Play is only available from Verizon.

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    Instagram Has a New Filter for Posts: Spam

    Instagram today introduced two tools it hopes will help reduce toxic and spammy comments on users’ posts. First, Instagram is adding a filter to block offensive comments that might be made on posts and videos. The filter is able to see a series of comments deemed appropriate or offensive and block them automatically. Instagram says other comments will appear as normal, and users will still be able to report or delete offensive comments, as well as turn off commenting altogether. The offensive comment filter is available in English first and will expand to more languages over time. Second, Instagram is adding a legit spam filter for comments. The spam filter looks for obvious spam and will prevent it from appearing in posts. The spam filter can handle bad comments in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. Instagram says both these tools rely on a combination of machine learning and input from its team. Instagram expects the filters to improve over time as it adds languages and tweaks the algorithms involved.

    Source: Phone Scoop – Latest News

    PCI Compliance: For Payment Card Industry, Now More Than Ever

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the security standard for protecting payment card data. Navigating the requirements of the PCI DSS and implementing the technical security controls can be quite complicated.

    If your systems touch credit card data in any way, your bank and the major card brands require you to be PCI compliant. Hardened systems managed by experienced security professionals who know how to implement the PCI DSS are the key to avoiding audit failures or, worse, breaches and expensive fines and reputational damage.

    Your specific PCI compliance needs depend on exactly what you do with the card data (is card data stored or does it only pass through on the way to a payment gateway, etc.), as well as how many card transactions your company processes. This determines your verification requirements (whether you can self-assess or whether a third party auditor must attest to your compliance) and exactly what you must do to become compliant (which Self-Assessment Questionnaire) must be completed. It could be as simple as satisfying a dozen requirements or as complicated as several hundred.

    Compliance vs. Security

    All companies with a compliance obligation must remember that the point of compliance is to impose a certain level of security. Security is the ultimate goal, not necessarily compliance. Remember that the PCI DSS is the minimum acceptable practice for protecting payment card data.

    Being compliant does not mean you are secure; it merely means you have “checked the boxes.” There are many things which could still result in a compromise such as an employee accidentally leaking his passphrase by getting his computer infected with malware, a bug in a web application exposed directly to the Internet, etc. Occasionally it becomes…
    Source: Mobile Tech Today

    A quick update on that bike ride

    A quick update on that bike ride

    Yes, we did it. Thanks to everyone who supported us ! We made it all the way from Lichfield to Edinburgh in just 3 days. Amazingly I didn’t use a portable charger once during the entire trip and the HTC U11 I have on test traveled the entire journey in my back pocket, complete with gels and snacks …. not a scratch on it.

    What I can say about the experience is that yes, it was tough. Being in Edinburgh though, powered purely by my legs, was a great feeling.

    This was all for Edwards Trust, a FANTASTIC charity helping those going through the absolute worst of times. Do read about them if you have time.

    If you’ve not yet donated then click my Just Giving page and the cash joins our group pot, all ready for Edwards Trust.

    A quick update on that bike ride

    Here’s the journey, starting last Friday and ending on Sunday after more than 24,000 feet of climbing.

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    Day 3 –

    Thanks to everyone who donated.

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