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LG G Pro 2 to feature 0.4mm bezel, report says

LG Electronics' upcoming G Pro 2 will feature an extremely thin bezel, making the face of the device feel as though it's all display, according to a new report.

The handset, which will succeed the somewhat popular Optimus G Pro, will have a bezel measuring just 0.4mm, according to a report out of Korea from FNNews. If that's the case, more than 77 percent of the device's face will be covered with display.

The report is the second rumor in as many days surrounding the highly anticipated handset. On Tuesday, LG said in a blog post … Read more

Apple hires 'expert on sleep research' for iWatch -- report

Apple has reportedly hired a self-proclaimed "expert on sleep research."

Roy J.E.M Raymann, formerly of Philips Research, has joined Apple to help the company build out the feature set in its long-rumored iWatch, 9to5Mac reported on Tuesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the hiring. Although 9to5Mac's sources didn't know exactly what Raymann would do at Apple, his resume suggests he'll help the iWatch team with body tracking.

Raymann appears to have quite a resume. According to his LinkedIn page, he holds a Ph.D. in the "interaction between sleep … Read more

10 must-see videos of the week

We've got another great lineup for you this week, including brand new episodes of your favorite shows, how-to tips, hot first looks and more.

After an extended break, Googlicious is back with a fresh new episode that's packed with all the Google and Android scoop you could ask for. Host Brian Tong dishes out the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors, and is Samsung attempting to beat Google Glass with a Galaxy Glass?

And while most of us likely won't get the luxury of attending this weekend's big game in person, why not do the next best … Read more

Friday Poll: Which Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor do you most hope is real?

We appear to be ticking down to the inevitable release of the next Samsung flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. That means we first have to wade through a froth of rumors well before the actual product ever gets announced (likely in March or April). When it comes to the S5, there are some fun possibilities on the table.

One suggestion is that there will be two versions, a plastic-body version and a premium metal-body version. That's potentially good news for fans of metal phones who like the durability.

Another interesting upgrade would be the rumored rapid-charging battery. Smartphone battery life is a big recurring complaint these days. If this rumor pans out, the S5 would have a 20 percent greater capacity in the same footprint as its predecessor, and it would also charge up in less than two hours.… Read more

Google could swap Nexus line with Google Play by 2015

Google will phase out the Nexus line of devices in favor of more Google Play Edition products, or so says Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin.

According to Murtazin's sources, Google will introduce two or three more Nexus-branded products this year, but will discontinue the sub-brand in 2015. This bligger indicates that Google will rebrand the Play Edition as the Nexus replacement.

On one hand, the rumor makes some sense. There are Google Play devices from a number of top handset makers, for example for the Moto G, Samsung Galaxy S4, and HTC One.

If these companies can push out software … Read more

The iPhone 6: Every rumor about Apple's next iPhone

The rumor mill is already churning out reports about Apple's next smartphone, likely called the iPhone 6. We're collecting every rumor, whether wacky or plausible, that CNET has reported about the iPhone 6 here, so you can stay on top of the latest reports on its release date, specs, and special features. Let us know in the comments below what you're hoping to see from Apple's next iPhone.

What we think we know This early in 2014, we don't know much about what Apple has up its sleeves for the next iPhone. That said, some … Read more

LG Optimus G Pro 2 could debut at MWC, report says

LG will introduce the next generation of its Optimus G Pro smartphone at Mobile World Congress, says Korea's ETNews.

The handset will reportedly run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature a massive 6-inch HD display. According to a "telecommunications industry" source, the device will boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, and support for LTE and LTE-Advanced connectivity.

LG has a track record of unveiling multiple smartphones in the days leading into Mobile World Congress. Last year, for instance, saw the company introduce the Optimus G Pro as well as the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7. … Read more

Nexus 8 could have Intel inside, report says

Asus could debut a new Nexus 8 tablet later this year, says a "supply chain" source close to Digitimes.

The tablet will reportedly debut sometime after February and could include Intel's Bay Trail processor. Perhaps coincidentally, the timing dovetails with Intel's recent statement that Bay Trail tablets would arrive in the second quarter.

As to why Google has shifted away from the Nexus 7 to a slightly larger form factor, the anonymous tipster points to a "weak" demand for the refreshed 7-inch tablet.

Without knowing any additional details, the logical time to introduce a … Read more

iPhone 6 said to be unveiled in June in two large-screen sizes

Rumors are already starting to roll in about Apple's purported iPhone 6, according to Apple Insider. The newest claims come from Chinese analyst Sun Changxu, who told Chinese-language Web site QQ Tech that the smartphone will come in two large-screen sizes and could be unveiled as soon as June.

According to Changxu, the upcoming iPhone 6 will most likely have a 4.7-inch, 1,136-pixel-by-640 pixel display. Changxu said that Apple could release another smartphone shortly later that has a higher-resolution 5.7-inch display. Word has it that Apple will reveal its new smartphone at its Worldwide Developers Conference … Read more

10 must-see videos of the week

Hot on the heels of CES 2014, we're right back at it with another great week of fresh video content presented to you here, for your viewing pleasure.

In the latest episode of Adventures in Tech, we go back in time to explore the life and death of the Sega Dreamcast and try to understand why this quirky game machine ultimately flopped so hard that it forced Sega to quit the console market entirely. Apple Byte digs into more iPhone 6 rumors. And are some very popular Apple products about to get bigger screens? We also round up some … Read more