AT&T and FirstNet to Sell the LG V35 ThinQ June 8 for $900

AT&T today said it will sell the new LG V35 ThinQ beginning this week. Preorders kick off Friday, June 1, with the phone scheduled to reach AT&T stores on June 8. The LG V35 ThinQ is an updated version of the V30 that relies on the same internal components as the LG G7 ThinQ. The V35 has a 6-inch screen, two 16-megapixel cameras with Google Lens, a 3,300mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Critically, the V35 ThinQ will support Band 14 and AT&T’s FirstNet first responders network. The phone will be made available to FirstNet customers in addition to AT&T’s own subscribers. The phone costs $30 per month for 30 months, or about $900.

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Hands On with the LG V35 ThinQ

LG’s new phone is a Frankenstein-like effort. LG sliced and diced parts from various phones and stitched them together to breath life into one monstrous device. The V35 ThinQ is part V30, part G7, and all LG. It boasts a 6-inch screen, mil-spec toughness, the latest silicon, and a trio of cameras. Here are Phone Scoop’s first thoughts about LG’s latest laboratory creation.

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Google's Project Fi Will Sell a Version of the LG V35 ThinQ

Protect Fi, the MVNO run by Google, is prepared to expand its lineup, according to LG. LG today announced the V35 ThinQ, a flagship smartphone with an appealing metal-and-glass design and top components. LG says the V35 ThinQ is on deck to be sold by Google’s Project Fi. Details surrounding the Project Fi version of the V35 ThinQ and what it might cost have yet to be revealed. Project Fi sells only a few devices, all of which run a clean version of Android. The MVNO’s roster is limited to Google’s own Nexus and Pixel series phones, as well as the Motorola Moto X4. Google has yet to say anything directly about the LG V35 ThinQ, particularly with respect to cost, availability, and software.

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LG Steals from Itself to Forge the V35 ThinQ

LG today announced the V35 ThinQ, an amalgamation of its existing lineup of smartphones. The V35 ThinQ takes the chassis from the V30 and merges it with the components and software of the G7 ThinQ. The V35 has a 6-inch quad HD+ OLED display with support for HDR 10 and Google’s Daydream platform. An aluminum frame separates the front and rear Gorilla Glass 4 panels. The phone is certified IP68 for protection against water ingress and mil-spec 810G for protection against abuse. On the inside, the phone adopts the Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The phone features the same dual-camera array found on the G7: a standard-view lens (71 degrees) at f/1.6 and a wide-angle lens (107 degrees) at f/1.9. The front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor at f/1.9. Like the G7, the V35 features LG’s AI Cam and can recognize 18 different scenes, such as flowers, pets, and the beach. The AI Cam then adjusts to capture the best shot. It automatically uses pixel binning to capture more light in the Bright Mode for low-light scenes. The camera can snag bokeh-style portraits using either the front or rear camera. It also includes the new Google Lens tool built directly into the camera app. The V35 packs a 32-bit quad DAC for superior wired sound, as well as DTS-X for cinematic surround, a wind filter, and super far-field voice recognition for discerning spoken commands from greater distances. Other specs include a 3,300mAh battery, wireless charging, NFC, Bluetooth 5, dual-band wifi, GPS, USB-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone supports newer U.S. LTE bands, such as Band 29 for AT&T and Band 66 for T-Mobile. It ships with Android 8 Oreo and LG UX 7. The LG V35 goes on sale in early June for about $900.

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Crowdville – Earn in your spare time

I’m sure we’ve all heard about crowdsourcing. Many of you will have no doubt seen our coverage of Kickstarter projects, where your money is needed to get a product or idea off the ground.

However, let me introduce you to something a bit different, and something where you can actually earn cash, rather than spend it.

Crowdville is now live in the UK and provides a way for brands to have their online products tested by real people. Those people, you and me, can sign up and take part easily – you just contribute when you have time and, the more you test, the more you earn. You get to be part of the product development, squeezing out bugs, perfecting the experience and feeding back any problems – all from your smartphone while you wait for the bus or sit on a train. You get to turn those periods of “downtime” into real earnings.

Crowdville   Earn in your spare time

The Crowdville system shows your stats, earnings and profile information and payments will get sent to you each and every month.

Just sign up and you’ll be contacted with some products and services to test. You simply fill in a very quick registration form, confirm your email address and then you can add additional information onto your dashboard – your mobile device, your mobile operator, any video or music services you might use and there’s the chance to add further electronic devices too – just so that they know what kit you’ve got.

Crowdville   Earn in your spare time

All of this is good information for the brands and companies who are looking for certain gadgets to test, and if you choose to add your work and education information, that gets added to your profile too.

The main control panel is where you can find your “Missions” – these are the tasks that’ll earn you money. You can also use their referral system and generate your own teams.

Crowdville   Earn in your spare time

Each mission has specific requirements that you’ll need to meet, for example they may be looking for a specific smartphone or a certain operating system. Prizes, rewards and money will be given in return, with some missions “cashing out” with a prize if you find a bug.

There’s also a big communitee on here – the service is already running successfully in Italy and there’s a thriving group where you can exchange ideas, get news, ideas and recommendations. It’s basically a smart way to make money easily, and you get to use some premium services as part of the testing – for free !

Crowdville   Earn in your spare time

Not only is it your chance to shape future apps, services and updates, but you get to earn cash while you’re doing it.

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Wait a minute – another EE deal. This time even more data

Just this morning I added this EE deal which delivers 20GB for £20 per month. The only minor snag was that I then had a look at the competition and found some arguably better deals.

Anyway, EE sent me a mail and said, “Hey man, have you heard about our 40GB plan?”

Wait a minute   another EE deal. This time even more data

Well no, I’d missed it. My bad. This one is just £5 more and, for £25 per month on a 12-month SIM-only deal, you get a whopping 40GB of data with unlimited everything else. You get up to 60Mbps speeds (which is probably faster than a lot of FTTC home connections) and you can use up to 15GB from your data allowance in the EU. It looks like this also includes Apple Music, free for six months and the BT Sport App with three months free live sport.

If none of that tickles your fancy then you can perhaps do what I did this morning – take a trip to Morrisons and get their new “Big Daddy Breakfast”. Three rashers of British bacon, three pork sausages, three hash browns, bread, two eggs, two tomatoes, two black puddings, baked beans and sliced mushrooms all for £6. I mean sure, it’s nothing to do with phones and it’s about a million calories, but hey… it’s £6! Boom!

Wait a minute   another EE deal. This time even more data

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Anti-Radiation patch for smartphones

The radiation levels from mobile phones used to be a massive issue for consumers particularly when we had huge aerials back in the late 90s and early 00s, but it seems to have fallen away from the public eye. The reality is that phones still emit radiation in various quantities, a Swiss start-up company, FAZUP, announced a patch specially designed for phones. Fazup is an extra thin patch including a passive antenna that regulates and reduces the radiation emitted by the mobile phone towards the head when a call is made and towards the body when a person carries a phone on their person.

Anti Radiation patch for smartphones

Apparently, in 2011, mobile phone radiation was classified by OMS as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ there is currently no global scientific consensus on this subject. This lack of clarity and regulation means that nothing is being done to protect mobile phone users.

So the patch does the following:

The majority know from physics that metal objects interfere with electromagnetic waves. FAZUP makes this process controllable through 2 solutions:

  • A specific form of FAZUP contour which is designed to work (or interfere) with all basic frequency bands (2G, 3G, 4G) used all over the world. That is band optimisation.
  • A specific position for each phone model is found through the in-lab Near-Field Radiation (NFR) Pattern Measurement. This test consists of an empiric selection of the position of the patch which reduces radiation emissions while keeping high network signal quality. Our aim is not to make the radiation as low as possible, but to decrease it to a safe level, keeping the user within a safe range (a marginal impact on signal quality rarely occurs with mobile phones with low network sensitivity and at the limit of network coverage). That is position optimisation.

Anti Radiation patch for smartphones
Anti Radiation patch for smartphones
Anti Radiation patch for smartphones

More information at www.fazupreviews.com

Fazup is available for 34.90€/£30.99 from http://www.fazup.com/gb/

Or for £29.90 from Amazon

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Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones – Review.

Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones   Review.

Back in December I carried out a review of the Mixcder MS301 Premium Bluetooth headphones. I was extremely pleased with them. Both the sound and build quality was excellent, and I gave them an overall score of 92%. You can read that review here.

Well now I’ve been sent through the latest product from Mixcder – the E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones. Let me just start this review by saying that..

Mixcder must be making a loss on each unit sold, because I genuinely don’t know how they are making such a quality product at its price point.

The E7’s have ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) tech which can not only isolate noise physically, but also blocks out noise by smart and active technology. When the headphones detect an incoming noise, a digital signal processor (DSP) analyses the sound waves and creates inverse waves to cancel out the ambient sound. This means that you just hear the music and nothing else.

Good Points.

  • Build quality.
  • Sound clarity.
  • Deep bass.
  • Price.
  • Range.
  • Battery Life
  • 3.5mm audio connection

Bad Points.

  • Ears can get a little hot and sweaty
  • No USB type C charging.

Design:

As with Mixcder MS301, the first thing that you notice is that premium packaging. The headphones arrive in a stylish carry case too. The headphones are very well built with a strong a sturdy feel. They feature an aluminium alloy shell and have a black plastic finish on the outer ear cups. The adjustable headband is made of alloy and stainless steel for strong durability. A nice added touch is the measurements engraved into each of the notched extensions to get the fit just right. At the top is a very padded headband for extreme comfort. The cups are very well padded and I was able to fit my whole ear inside the cup. The headphones are also fold-able for easy transportation.

Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones   Review.
Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones   Review.
Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones   Review.
Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones   Review.

Around the right ear cup is the On/Off and volume Up/Down controls. There’s also the microUSB charging port. On the left is the Active Noise Cancelling On/Off switch and a 3.5mm headphone socket which means the headphones can still be used as a wired set if the battery runs down.

In Use:

As with the MS301’s was there is a good weight to the E7’s. This reassurance comes from the fact the manufacturer has reinforced all the stressed parts, such as the hinges and the headband. One advantage that the E7’s had over MS301’s is that the ear cups are a little larger so I could fit my ears fully inside, and thus reduce any pressure on my ears. The plush thick ear pads did an excellent job of filtering out noise, but I did find that my ears did get a bit hot and sweaty after a few hours of use.

As for the range I could quite happily walk around my house without and loss of connection, and outside I was able to get well over 30 feet from my device with a good solid strong signal. As for the battery life Mixcder claim 20 + hours of use before a recharge is needed. In my tests I was easily able to hit this mark and extend past it a couple of times.

Sound Quality:

Bass is quite prominent on the E7’s and I was really impressed with the sheer depth the headphones reached when listening to some bass heavy tunes. Voice quality was exceptional too, with good phone call quality. This was in both the Bluetooth and wired modes.

On to the Active Noise Cancelling,  the E7’s do a fantastic job here, and they really do manage to filter out most background noise. To be fair they’re not in the same league as my Bose QC 25’s,, but they do an amazing job for the price they cost.

 

Conclusion:

The Mixcder E7 headphones are currently available from Amazon for an amazing  £41.99, and for that price you get a pair of well made premium-feeling headphones. They have a cracking sound and stellar battery life with Active Noise Cancelling t’boot. To be honest these give some of the bigger brands, and hence more expensive headphones, a real run for your money. Like I said at the start, I honesty don’t know how Mixcder are making such quality headphones at this price.

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EE SIM-only big-data deal now available

EE SIM only big data deal now available

This deal has just started and expires on July 3rd. It’s a SIM-only offering, but you can easily unlock your phone and switch or get a relatively cheap smartphone instead of paying out a fortune on a contract phone offering.

EE are right now offering this SIM-only plan where you get unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 20GB of data every month for a year. It’s £20 per month and you’ll be on a 12-month plan with this one. As part of the offer includes 6 months of Apple music and 3 months of the BT Sport App.

Whilst this is good, you can get 40GB with Virgin Mobile who sit on the EE network anyway, with 5000 minutes and unlimited texts for £18 per month. So perhaps go for that.

Also, if you’re into big data SIM-only plans, Vodafone do 20GB with unlimited everything else for £20 per month, as does iD Mobile (on Three). Meanwhile, Tesco Mobile (on O2) does 20GB too (although there’s “only” 5000 minutes and texts on that) for the same price.

Perhaps the best we found is giffgaff for £20 per month which delivers unlimited data plus unlimited texts and calls. The giffgaff version of “unlimited” does slow speed down after you’ve passed the 9GB usage marker though.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 Targets Stand-Alone XR Hardware

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon XR1 Platform, a system-on-a-chip dedicated to stand-alone virtual/augmented reality headsets. Much like Qualcomm’s mobile platforms, the XR1 contains multiple modules that together enable powerful extended reality experiences. The XR1 includes a dedicated Kryo CPU, Adreno GPU, Hexagon VPU, and Qualcomm’s Spectra ISP, in addition to dedicated wifi, security, and location modules. Qualcomm says the XR1 can handle 4K video playback at 60 frames per second, OLED support, voice-command user interfaces, six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) head tracking and 6DoF/3DoF controller tracking with 20ms latencies. On the audio side it includes aptX/aptX HD, low-latency high-definition surround, and active noise cancellation. The XR1 also packs Qualcomm’s neural networking technology for AI-based prediction and assistance. Qualcomm has an initial list of hardware partners that have agreed to use the XR1 in their future devices, including Meta, VIVE, Vuzix, and Picoare. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon XR Software Development Kit includes all the tools developers need to put the XR1 to use.

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