LG Beats Nexus to Market with Android Nougat Device

Traditionally, Google's Nexus devices have been the ones that launched their new OS, but it seems that LG is chomping at the bit and wants to beat Google at their own game - with Google's own software. That's right, instead of a Nexus device being the first one to market with Android 7 (Nougat), it will be LG. The dual-screen V20 will debut September 6th. If being the first one with a new OS is important, you may be in the market for a new LG device.

Although LG has yet to share many details about the new phone's features, we do know it will be once again sporting dual displays: a main 5.7-inch display, plus a second, always-on ribbon display at the top for notifications and quick app access. In practice, Engadget found the V10's second screen to be one of the best implementations to date, with easy access to audio controls or a quick glance at an email subject line.

Source: Engadget

Microsoft Edge is Netflix 4K Exclusive Streaming Browser

Netflix 4K streaming is finally coming to PCs, but the bad news is that if you want to enjoy 4K goodness, you'll have to use Microsoft Edge browser. The requirements don't stop there however. In order to power the Edge browser, you'll need an Intel Kaby Lake processor (7th Gen-Core) and a 4K display. The reality is that 4K video decoding does take a lot of horsepower, but there are other alternatives that support 4K streaming through apps. More information below.

The inclusion of the Xbox One S is interesting, although not surprising. But the Windows Store lists Netflix as being available on PCs, phones, and Xbox. In theory, if you have a 4K PC that doesn't have Kaby Lake, you should be able to use the app to stream, even though it's not listed on Netflix's official list. We've reached out to the company for confirmation of this.

Source: Neowin

Burnout: Paradise Coming Back for Gold Members

One of the greatest arcade driving games on the Xbox 360 was Burnout: Paradise and it looks like it's coming back to Xbox via their "Games for Gold" program. I'm not sure what happened to my original copy this game, but I'll be glad to get it back up and running for hours of awesome driving and music.

While the studio originally announced it was working on a Burnout successor at E3 2014, the game was soon cancelled, with EA shifting the team to help out on new Star Wars projects. With the studio's co-founders also recently departing the company, this Xbox 360 title may be the closest gamers get to a new Burnout for a while.

Source: Engadget

HP Windows Phone Still Going Strong

HP makes a lot of good decisions in business, but I'm not sure what they think will happen as they continue to push ahead with Windows Phones. Their next Windows 10 Mobile device looks to be a mid-range handset that actually has a lot going for it - other than the fact that it runs one of the least developed-for mobile operating systems. I think Windows 10 Mobile is fantastic, but when people don't use it - apps don't get developed for it and Microsoft has been known to leave people hanging. Take a look below to see what makes this phone worth buying still.

A Snapdragon 617-powered handset from HP would be a less expensive alternative to the Elite x3 - which uses a powerful Snapdragon 820 - while still supporting Continuum, a feature that the company heavily invested itself in with accessories such as the Desk Dock and Lap Dock. 

Source: Neowin

More AMD Zen Benchmarks Leaked

AMDs Zen-based CPU is still unreleased but there is more and more information surfacing regarding the performance of this chip. It looks like this could be one of the first chips from AMD in years that can offer Intel-like performance with AMD pricing. AMD has changed the way it handles and processes everything and this CPU is really a ground-up rework. It will be interesting to see how it performs once it hits retail.

The eight core Zen CPU clocked at 2.8Ghz managed to considerably outperform AMD’s current eight core offering, the  4.0GhzFX 8350 despite a huge clock speed disparity. In fact, if we account for the clock speed disparity Zen would outperform the FX 8350 by 98% at the same clock speed. Offering nearly double the perforormance with the same number of cores, at the same clock speed.

Source: WCCFTech

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