LG Launching G4 Flagship Phone and One for Doodling

LG G4 Stylus G4c

LG’s leather clad flagship smartphone, the G4, will begin rolling out to key markets this week.

On the heels of this announcement, LG has also revealed two additional members of the G4 family, the G4 Stylus and the G4c. Both are scheduled to launch in the weeks to come.

These two new additions will unfortunately not be sporting the G4’s signature leather back. However they will be offering differing size options for customers who like the specs of the G4 but wish it was bigger or smaller.

The LG G4 Stylus, available as G Stylo in North America and Korea, boasts a 5.7-inch display. This is slightly larger than the G4’s 5.5 inches. As you have probably guessed by the name, the phone comes with a LG Rubberdium Stylus to make note taking and drawing easier.

Those looking for a smaller option can consider the G4c, coming in at a petite, by comparison, 5 inches. LG claims the G4c, “offers many of the G4’s premium features and styling but in a more compact form factor.”

Customers will have the option to buy the G4 Stylus in either an LTE or 3G configuration. No such option is being offered for the G4c, which is LTE only.

While both phones sport similarities with the G4, they are nonetheless a downgrade from the flagship. Unlike the G4’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the LG G4 Stylus and G4c will only offer 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. They will offer micro SD for added storage, but it’s still a far cry from the G4.

The LTE version of the LG G4 Stylus and G4c both have a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor. Oddly enough, the 3G version comes with a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core processor, so it looks like customers will have to choose between a faster phone or better Internet.

Both phones will run Android 5.0 Lollipop, another downgrade from G4’s Android 5.1 operating system.

Shipping for the LG G4 will begin in Hong Kong followed by Turkey, Russia and Singapore. LG says shipping will continue throughout the month of June eventually reaching most of Europe, North America, CIS, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South Central America.

Pricing and additional purchasing information for all three of LG’s new phones will be announced locally at the time of availability. This information may vary depending on carrier and market.

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Introducing Rally, The First Social Nightwork – LAUNCH Festival Finalist Launching Public iOS Beta Today

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BOSTON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Rally is the first social nightwork that lets users know which of their friends are available tonight, form groups with those friends to plan, take photos only after 6 pm, and generates a path of everywhere the user went the previous night in case they had a bit too much fun. It lets users know who is available by having friends set color coded statuses (green ­ available, yellow ­ not sure, red ­ not available), as well as hashtags stating what they want to do. Statuses reset daily to ensure that they are always indicative of tonight. In addition, the groups reset the next morning to ensure users do not become part of multiple endless group chats.

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With Rally, friends don’t have to text or message large groups of friends anymore because they can find out who is available tonight easier than ever with just a glance. This takes the guessing game out of who is available and providing the only platform friends need to make the most of the night.

Rally is also changing the way friends share locations. Now, the user can give context to the current location by attaching a note to a map to say if it is worth meeting up at or how long that user plans to be there. Again, stopping friends from texting back and forth to find out where each other are.

“This is going to change the way people go out. Its such a fragmented time of day with friends using multiple apps to accomplish seemingly simple tasks like finding out who is available tonight. Group apps are not reliable mediums anymore because friends are often a part of so many groups it becomes difficult to manage. Rally will be the simple solution to the complex problem that is figuring out your night.” ­ Alex Ratner CEO

About Rally

Having both recently graduated college and then moved to big cities, Alex and Tyler realized the issue of planning a night out with friends was still way harder than it should be and the rest was history. The goal of Rally is to be the only app friends need to plan, share and relive their night.

Why should you write about us?

Rally is addressing an incredible need in an enormous market. “What are you doing tonight?” or “Where are you?” are questions constantly asked by college students and young adults yet have no easy and reliable way to get an answer. Texting is tedious and sending the same message to multiple people is annoying, traditional group chats such as GroupMe lack focus. People end up being in multiple groups with various people who aren’t relevant to their current night out. Rally’s solution is an all in one social app dedicated entirely to nightlife.

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Alex Ratner Tyler Costantino

URL: www.rallynow.co  Email: [email protected]  twitter: @therallyapp

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Media Contact: Tyler Costantino, Rally, 617-777-0498, [email protected]

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Oculus Reveals the 30 VR Games Launching With Rift Headset on March 28

Oculus Reveals the 30 VR Games Launching With Rift Headset on March 28

Ahead of the launch of the Oculus Rift on March 28, the Facebook-owned company has announced a list of 30 games it will be launching for its virtual reality platform on launch day. The company on the sidelines also announced Oculus Home for its Rift VR headset.

The Facebook-owned company announced 30 titles for the Rift VR. Oculus insists that it will be adding more games soon.

The titles that are coming are as follows: ADR1FT, Adventure Time, AirMech: Command, Albino Lullaby, Audio Arena, Project CARS, Chronos, Darknet, Dead Secret, Defense Grid 2, Dreadhalls, Elite Dangerous, Esper 2, EVE Valkyrie Founder’s Pack, Fly to Kuma, EVE Gunjack, Herobound SC, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Lucky’s Tale, Omega Agent, Redial G, Rooms, Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR, Smashing the Batle, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Vektron Revenge, VR Tennis Online, Pinball FX2 VR, BlazeRush, and Windlands.

“These games take you to the outer reaches of space, mysterious labyrinths of wonder, and fantastic worlds of adventure. And they’re just the beginning,” Oculus VR wrote in a blog post. “We’re working with thousands of developers on entirely new VR experiences. There are over a hundred more games coming to Oculus this year.”

The company also announced the Oculus Home for the Rift VR headset. The company says that Home will allow users to explore content on their library, discover new content, and also connect with friends. Oculus says that users will also be able to explore the platform using the Oculus desktop app.

To recall, the Oculus Rift VR is priced at $599 (roughly Rs. 40,000) and will begin shipping on March 28.

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Napster Creator Launching Service to Watch Newly Released Movies at Home: Report

Napster Creator Launching Service to Watch Newly Released Movies at Home: Report

Hate driving to theatres to watch new movies? You may soon get the luxury to sit on your sofa and catch up with new titles at your home on the same day as their cinema premiere. Famous entrepreneurSean Parker has secretly built a service called Screening Room, according to a media report. The company has been in the talks with Hollywood studios for negotiations and securing rights. There’s one caveat, though. The movies won’t be cheap.

Citing more than half a dozen industry sources, Variety reports that Parker’s Screening Room service will allow users in the United States to watch a movie at their home on the same day as their theatre premiere at a sum of $50 (roughly Rs. 3,350). Of the supposed $50, $20 (roughly Rs. 1,340) will go to theatrical distributors.

Like the idea? Hollywood giants are reasonably thrilled as well. The report claims that mammoth studios such as Universal, Sony, AMC, and Fox have shown serious interest in Parker’s startup venture.

The other reason that has many studios excited about Screening Room is the venture’s promise that it has devised a sophisticated anti-piracy technology that would supposedly prevent users from making copies of the movie. Users will be provided with a 48-hour duration to watch the movie.

There are several more challenges. The Guardian, citing a movie studio distribution executive, warnsthat this could mean the end of the theatres in the country. “I can’t tell you right now how unhappy I am,” the source said. It “would be the beginning of the end, and half of the theatres in this country would close.”

Even if Parker, best known for co-founding music streaming service Napster, is able to pull off rights from the Hollywood giants, he might have a hard time peddling the idea to customers, who may not find spending $50 on a movie ticket a good idea.

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Tags: AMC, Facebook, Fox, Hollywood, Napster, Sean Parker, Sony, Universal
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