International Android 9 Pie Release Underway For Lg V30

International Android 9 Pie Release Underway For LG V30


LG isn’t known for being quick to release software updates for its devices. The LG G7 didn’t receive its Pie update in the United States after almost a year of its being first rolled out. LG is currently rolling out the Pie update for the V30, a handset launched in 2017, for the international variant only.

LG V30 owners in the United States have drawn the short end of the stick as there’s no confirmation as yet when this update will finally be released for the V30 in the US. LG has released the update so far for the V30’s South Korean and European variants. It’s now rolling out the update for the international variant.

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Sony Has Sold 100 Million Ps4 Consoles To Date

Sony Has Sold 100 Million PS4 Consoles To Date

It goes without saying that Sony’s PS4 console is one of the most popular consoles in the market today, and based on the latest figures, it looks like Sony has pretty much conquered this particular generation of consoles. This is because in the company’s latest earnings, they have revealed that they have sold a whopping 100 million PS4 consoles to date.

It has been reported that sales of the PS4 are actually slowing down, but in all honesty, it doesn’t really come as a surprise. This is because we are nearing the end of the current generation of consoles, where both Microsoft and Sony have actually confirmed that they do have next-gen consoles already in the works.

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Youtube App For The Nintendo 3ds Will Be Shutting Down In September

YouTube App For The Nintendo 3DS Will Be Shutting Down In September

Nintendo’s 3DS is more than just a handheld gaming console. The console also comes with support for some apps, such as the YouTube app that allows gamers to watch videos on their consoles, a nice break from just playing games all day. However, if you do use the YouTube app quite a bit, you might be disappointed to learn that the app will be going away in September.

In an announcement on its website, Nintendo confirmed that the YouTube app for the 3DS will be officially shutting down on the 3rd of September. They note that the YouTube app will continue to exist for both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U, although we can’t imagine that support for the Wii U will continue much longer either given the focus on the Switch these days.

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'pillars Of Eternity' Will Arrive On The Nintendo Switch August 8

'Pillars Of Eternity' Will Arrive On The Nintendo Switch August 8

For gamers who enjoyed games like Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale, the modern equivalent that most would agree comes close would be the Pillar of Eternity series. Now, there have been two games released as part of that series so far, with the second launching on the Nintendo Switch.

It seems a bit strange that the sequel is on the Switch while the original is not, especially for gamers who might not have played the series before and would essentially be starting in the middle. The good news is that if you are looking to complete the series, or at least until its latest release, you’re in luck.

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Android Has (unofficially) Made Its Way Onto The Nintendo Switch

Android Has (Unofficially) Made Its Way Onto the Nintendo Switch

Thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s hardware, it is actually sort of based on NVIDIA’s Tegra SHIELD tablets, which means that it can technically run on Android. This is why it wasn’t surprising to see some modders port Android to the console, and just last week, it was reported that an Android ROM for the Switch is in the works that could also be released soon.

If you have been looking forward to this, then you’ll be pleased to learn that over at the XDA forums, the unofficial Android ROM for the Switch has been released. This is a version of Android based on LineageOS 15.1, which in turn is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, so it is a relatively up to date version of Android.

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Sony Has Created A Wearable Air Conditioner

Sony Has Created A Wearable Air Conditioner

Summer is well and truly here. If you have ever wondered why in this modern age of technology nobody has been able to make a wearable air conditioner, Sony has got you covered, well, almost. The Japanese tech giant is crowdfunding the Reon Pocket, a device that’s essentially a wearable air conditioner.

Sony is crowdfunding this product as part of its First Flight program. You would place the Reon Pocket in a pouch inside a special t-shirt. It will then sit at the base of your neck and utilize the Peltier effect to either lower your body temperature by 23F or raise it by 14F silently. The Peltier effect is where heat is absorbed or emitted when an electrical current is passed across a junction.

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Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

The summer heat can sometimes get so unbearable where even a fan does little to nothing to cool us down, only ending up circulating the hot air in the process. However, if you’re in need of something a little stronger, Sony just might have the device for you in the form of the Reon Pocket, a wearable air conditioner that fits right in your pocket.

Now, the Reon Pocket will need a specially designed shirt in order to be clipped onto, and it can be activated or deactivated by using your smartphone and an accompanying app. It will sit on your neck where it will help to keep you cool during those hot summer days. That being said, the entire setup doesn’t exactly come cheap.

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Nintendo Switch To Get Unofficial Android Rom Soon

Nintendo Switch To Get Unofficial Android ROM Soon

The Nintendo Switch shares very similar hardware as devices like the NVIDIA Tegra gaming tablets which run on Android, and as such, it was not a complete surprise to learn that there were some modders who managed to get Android up and running on the console. It seems that development of this mod has come a long way because it is expected that in the next few days, an unofficial Android ROM for the console will be available for download.

The ROM for the Switch is said to be based on LineageOS 15.1 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, which means that as far as users are concerned, it is a pretty up-to-date build of Android. We’re not sure if there are plans to create a ROM based on Android Q, but for now we reckon it’s still a pretty solid build.

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Sony's Latest Compact Camera Rx100 Vii Officially Announced

Sony's Latest Compact Camera RX100 VII Officially Announced

Thanks to recently leaked specs, it was revealed that Sony had a new compact camera in the works in the form of the Sony RX100 VII, a new addition to its popular RX100 series of compacts. If you are in the market for a new camera, then you might be pleased to learn that the RX100 VII has since been officially launched.

While compacts don’t get a lot of attention, the RX100 has performed rather admirably, thanks largely to its 1-inch CMOS sensor that allows it to capture some pretty high-quality images and videos. It has also seen a lot of popularity amongst YouTubers who love the camera’s lightweight design for vlogging purposes.

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Nintendo's Free Joy - Con Repairs Might Not Be Applicable To All Regions

Nintendo's Free Joy-Con Repairs Might Not Be Applicable To All Regions

Recently there have been reports of the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons experiencing a “drifting” problem, where the controllers are starting to become unreliable and moving by themselves when playing games, even if there is no input from the player. However, it was also reported that according to an internal memo, Nintendo will be repairing the controllers for free, even if it is out of warranty.

They would also be refunding gamers who sent their controllers in for repair and paid the repair costs. However, it seems that this might not be applicable to all regions around the world. According to UK website Metro, it seems that this repair policy might not be applicable to the UK. This was further confirmed by a post on Reddit in which a user tried to ask about the free repairs, only to be told that it seems that it might only be for gamers in the US.

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Nintendo Unveils Disney - Themed Nintendo Switch Console

Nintendo Unveils Disney-Themed Nintendo Switch Console

If you’re thinking about getting your hands on the Nintendo Switch console, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently taken the wraps off what appears to be a Disney-themed Switch console, where one of the cute and defining points of the console are the tiny set of Mickey ears placed around the start button.

As expected given that this is a Disney themed console, there will be a Disney game bundled with it. In this case, it will come with the Disney Tsum Tsum Festival game and its DLC, along with the console in which the dock and the Joy-Cons have been given a Disney makeover. We should point out that this particular version of the Switch is the model that was recently announced with a larger battery, so you don’t have to worry about buying the first-gen Switch.

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13 - Year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

13-Year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

Technology can be expensive, which is why companies such as Xiaomi are thriving where they are creating products for very affordable prices that would have otherwise cost a lot more. However, even then there are some situations in which there are people who can’t even afford certain things.

Such is the case over in Malaysia where a touching story was shared on Twitter in which the person wrote how his younger brother, a 13-year old student, made a DIY powerbank for him because he could not afford to buy one for himself. According to the translated tweet, “I said to my little brother, “I want to buy a powerbank but I haven’t gotten my pay yet.” Look what he made for me😭 A handmade powerbank 😭 I’m really gratedul to have a little brother like him 😭 Later I’ll buy you McD as promised 😭”

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Amazon Will Now Deliver Into The Trunk Of Honda Cars

Amazon Will Now Deliver Into The Trunk Of Honda Cars

Some of you might recall that back in 2017, Amazon launched Amazon Key which was the company’s way of delivering right into your home. The company later expanded on that when they offered to make deliveries into the trunk of your car, although at that time it only covered Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

Now it looks like if you’re a Honda owner, Amazon is further expanding on its delivery services where they will be able to deliver into your car as well. Of course, not all Honda cars are eligible and only select models are, but if you do own a compatible model, you could have a package waiting in your car.

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Upcoming Sony Rx100 Vii Could Have Af Performance On Par With The Sony A9

Upcoming Sony RX100 VII Could Have AF Performance On Par With The Sony A9

Compact cameras don’t get a lot of love these days because for the most part, the majority of our phones can actually do a pretty good job that in some cases can be better than regular compact cameras. However, as always, there are outliers, and Sony’s RX100 series of compacts are some of them.

The camera is a favorite amongst YouTubers and those who are looking for a small camera that offers up high performance, and it seems that Sony is working on a successor in the form of the Sony RX100 VII. According to a report from Camera Nokishita, they claim that one of the highlight features of the upcoming RX100 VII is that it will feature the “world’s fastest autofocus” for a camera with a 1-inch sensor.

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