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Verizon releases LG V40 ThinQ update with new camera features, Android security updates

Verizon releases LG V40 ThinQ update with new camera features, Android security updates

Verizon's latest update for the LG V40 ThinQ is all about making users look good, by way of creating digital avatars and fine-tuning their selfies to transport them to another place.

The patch includes a handful of new camera-centric features, including the introduction of "My Avatar" and Augmented Selfie capabilities, both of which look like they're meant for a lot of time-wasting (read: fun) applications.

Using My Avatar, you can create a cartoon avatar to be used in Messaging and other apps that feature an on-screen keyboard. The avatar is created from several photos of your own face, and can then be customized with different clothing and accessories.

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LG released its Wear OS watch with physical hands, and it's already $200 off

LG released its Wear OS watch with physical hands, and it's already $200 off

LG has been making Wear OS watches since day one, but the company unveiled something a little different last month — a smartwatch with physical watch hands above the LCD screen. The Watch W7 was released on October 14 for $450 (yes, you read that right), and now it's $200 off at multiple retailers.

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Moto G6, LG V35, and other Prime Exclusive phones are $70-350 off right now

Moto G6, LG V35, and other Prime Exclusive phones are $70-350 off right now

Amazon sells several 'Prime Exclusive' phones on its site, which have a lower initial price in exchange for pre-installed Amazon software. The Prime phones are already cheaper than their non-Prime counterparts, but now they're even less expensive. The Moto X4, LG Stylo 4, Moto Z3 Play, LG V35 ThinQ, and Moto G6 are all on sale.

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LG G7 One is the company's first phone to receive Android 9 Pie update

LG G7 One is the company's first phone to receive Android 9 Pie update

Android 9 Pie is starting to hit phones by mainstream manufacturers, like those from Samsung, Sony, and Nokia. LG is the latest to join the party with its Android One-powered G7 One. The G7 One is, unsurprisingly, the first LG phone to be updated to Pie.

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T-Mobile Black Friday deals include 'free' OnePlus 6T and Galaxy S9 with eligible trade-in and new line, 50% off JBL speakers, and more

T-Mobile Black Friday deals include 'free' OnePlus 6T and Galaxy S9 with eligible trade-in and new line, 50% off JBL speakers, and more

T-Mobile has taken the wraps off of its Black Friday deals. This year, the company is offering the OnePlus 6T, Galaxy S9, and LG G7 ThinQ for "free" (or up to $750 off other phones) with trade-ins of eligible phones and the addition of a new line, as well as some deals on Bluetooth audio products.

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Unlocked LG V30+ falls to just $400 on Amazon for today only

Unlocked LG V30+ falls to just $400 on Amazon for today only

LG's latest phones themselves haven't been horrible, but the bang for the buck they've been offering hasn't been great. The V30+, an upgraded V30 with more storage and earphones included, was released back in late 2017 at an MSRP of a whopping $929.99. This latest Amazon deal brings the price down to a much more reasonable $399.99, though it's only available for around 10.5 more hours as of publishing time.

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Prime Exclusive LG G6+ is down to $400 ($80 off) on Amazon

Prime Exclusive LG G6+ is down to $400 ($80 off) on Amazon

Amazon released a Prime Exclusive version of the LG G6+ last year, with the usual pre-installed Amazon apps and widgets. It was already $300 lower than the cost of the regular G6+ ($499.99), but now the Prime model has dropped even lower to just $399.99 — about $80 off the usual price.

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'LG Pay Quick' trademark application pops up in US and Europe

'LG Pay Quick' trademark application pops up in US and Europe

LG first launched its mobile payments platform in June 2017, but only in South Korea. Since then, the company accidentally published a broken payments app with muddled branding in early 2018, and later confirmed LG Pay would arrive in the US at some point that year. But the most recent step toward mobile payments from the company is something a bit different: LG Pay Quick. LG has recently applied to trademark the name in Europe, the US, and South Korea.

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[Deal Alert] The LG V40 is now only $10/month to lease on Sprint

[Deal Alert] The LG V40 is now only $10/month to lease on Sprint

The LG V40 is a very good phone, but it's really only worth considering if you can get it for a good deal. It normally costs $40 per month (over 18 months) to lease on Sprint, but there was a special preorder price of $20/month. Now there's an even better deal — the V40 is just $10/month on Sprint until November 1st.

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Google's ARCore additions for October include the Pixel 3, LG V40, and more

Google's ARCore additions for October include the Pixel 3, LG V40, and more

Augmented Reality may not yet be the game-changer some of its proponents would hope it to be, but little by little it's been coming into its own. AR's been in the spotlight this month thanks to the launch of the Pixel 3 and Google's re-branding of its AR Stickers app as Playground, but that's just the half of it — we've also seen a number of new devices join the list of official AR Core-supporting hardware.

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