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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

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

Intel Core i7-7700K Benchmark Sneak Peek

Intel's latest processor is almost ready and there are a few engineering sample chips floating around that have been benchmarked. This is a whole new generation of processor that is a minor upgrade to the previous i7-6x00 series. Is it worth waiting for? You'll have to take a peek below as they are just running a few synthetic benchmarks for now.

We will be showing you PassMark, 3DMark, and SiSoft Sandra scores today. We are comparing the Intel Core i7-7700K and Core i7-6700K processors, both at 4.5GHz locked clocks, with a 2666MHz DDR4 memory bus. The scores have been taken on motherboard that has yet-to-be released, but has full support for the new Kaby Lake processors as well as updated INF drivers. All we have done in taking these benchmarks is to switch out the CPU.

Source: HardOCP

AMD May License Radeon Graphics to Intel

The latest rumor to hit our inbox this week is that AMD may be planning on licensing their Radeon technology to Intel. This is a bit of a mixed bag as far as business sense goes. AMD integrated graphics are far more powerful that anything Intel offers, but Intel currently has faster CPUs, while AMD wins in the performance-to-cost category. One thing they really have going for them is their graphics, but Intel wants in badly and it would be good for AMD to make a sale. I'm not sure how I feel about this rumor - but remember, it's just that - a rumor.

The second scenario would be that in addition to patent coverage, Intel would use Radeon graphics technology and integrated it into Intel PC processors. The second scenario is far more complex and disruptive. It would make Intel reliant on its biggest PC competitor for a key technology. This would be an unprecedented move by Intel.

Source: Forbes

App Pick #207 - The Room

We have just posted up another Android App Pick, and this week we take a look at a fun puzzle / hidden object game. This game combines a wide variety of puzzle solving quests in order to unlock areas and continue on your quest. The story mode is quite addicting and super fun. Take a look and see why it's our latest Android App Pick!

Android App Pick #207

 

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