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Yes, the LG V40 really has five cameras

The LG V40: Three cameras on the back, two on the front.

It's official: LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG V40, has three cameras on the back and two on the front.

Though the official announcement of the phone is due Oct. 3, the company revealed some details about the phone — including photos and a video — on its Korean website


Interestingly, although the cameras are featured prominently in all these promo materials, LG hasn't revealed their specs. 

What we did find out, though, is the size of the phone's screen: It'll be 6.4 inches. The phone will be the same width as its 6-inch predecessor, the LG V30; the company claims it increased the screen size within the same form factor by reducing the size of the bezels.  The phone will be available in three colors: gray, red, and blue, and we get a glimpse of all three in the promo video (above). LG says it sandblasted the phone's rear glass to achieve a "silky feel," hence all the references to softnes…

Learn to code for iOS 12 and join this giveaway to win the new iPhone XS

The hype surrounding the hotly-anticipated iOS 12 has simmered down a bit, but only because it's finally been released and people are too busy tinkering with their iPhones to tweet. (We're guessing.)

Unlike the previous iOS updates, tech critics and casual users are touting iOS 12 as the fastest yet, and get this — even on older phones. Yup, after what seemed like an eternity, it looks to be that the iPhone slowdown fiasco is finally over.

This only means that developers can use this moment as an opportunity to ramp up on app development and take advantage of the enhanced speed and feature upgrades of the new operating system. If you want to get in on the frenzy, these training bundles will help you get familiarized with iOS 12 update so you can start writing your own apps:
Led by top-rated instructor Rob Percival, this 167-lecture course will guide you through the essentials like Swift 4 and Xcode 10 and help you develop practical skills by letting you build several projects for…

Tinder's curated 'Top Picks' list is available worldwide

In June, Tinder announced that it was testing a feature that provides Gold members a list of their top matches. Now, Top Picks, as it's called, is available to all paying Tinder Gold subscribers worldwide. The highlighted profiles, which are refreshed daily, are chosen based on a user's profileinformation and swiping behavior. While non-paying members will receive one Top Pick daily, only Gold members will have access to multiple picks. Subscribers can also buy additional picks if they want more options. "We're excited to finally share Top Picks with our users around the world given its early success," Brian Norgard, Chief Product Officer at Tinder, said in a statement to TechCrunch. "Data suggests users in test markets have loved the feature, and we're happy to make one Top Pick available to all users each day with this global rollout. The feature refreshes every day, highlighting the diversity, talents and passions of our users in a simple, fun and us…

Google Gboard test makes finding a relevant GIF even faster

The whole point of Google's Gboard is to help you find relevant items without leaving your phone's keyboard, but how do you know there's something useful available while you're casually typing away? You might get a clue soon enough. Android Police has learned that Google is testing a smarter Gboard search feature that changes the distinctive "G" button when there's a relevant GIF, info or sticker search for what you're typing. Punch in "works for me" and you may see a sticker icon, while typing a famous name may show a magnifying glass to indicate that there's an info card. Tap the button and you'll search for the material without having to retype a thing. Google appears to have been testing this Gboard update since July and might not roll out the feature soon (or at all). However, the test recently widened to include more users. If Google likes the feature, it might just be a matter of time before the keyboard is smart enough to ha…

This audacious curved-screen wearable has a gaudy camera

Just as Google is making Wear OS feel less like a smartphone system squeezed onto a watch, ZTE spinoff Nubia wants to slap a full phone on your wrist. At IFA 2018, the company unveiled a prototype device called the Nubia-A, which it's touting as a "wearable smartphone". That, to me, means smartwatch, but given the way companies like Apple, Google and Qualcomm seem to be moving away from wrist-worn smartphone wannabes, my definition might be inaccurate soon. Feast your eyes on this fascinating oddity, though you might want to avoid looking directly at the monstrous onboard camera.


Meet the Nubia-a "wearable smartphone" | 16 Photos



Wacky as the idea of the Nubia-A sounds, it's at least intriguing as proof that a curved screen can work, at least based on what I saw at its booth. It's Nubia's proprietary Flex display and was bright, colorful and easy to read, even at spots where it was bending around the model wrist. I wasn't allowed to touch the de…

GoPro Hero 7 leak hints at steadier action shots

'Tis the season for major device leaks, it seems. Austin Mittelstadt has posted photos of a store display that spills the beans on GoPro's unannounced Hero 7 action cameras. The leak shows a cam that looks similar to the Hero 6 on the surface, but promises "gimbal-like" image stabilization that's smoother than what you get with its soon-to-be-outdated precursor. There's also a hint at a shakeup in product strategy, for that matter. Where the current Hero range is split more along generational lines (Hero, Hero 5 Black and Hero 6 Black), there would be three Hero 7 variants: Black, Silver and White. It's not clear exactly what would distinguish the three from each, although the Black would be the only one with a front-facing display. GoPro is believed to be introducing the Hero 7 line sometime later in September. If so, it's coming just in time. GoPro has been trying to turn around its ailing fortunes by scaling back its business and exploring alterna…