This future LeEco phone concept shows off an edge-screened, buttonless beauty [Gallery]

Chinese company LeEco (previously LeTV) hasn’t launched a phone in the United States yet, but reports from last year say that that’s probably going to change soon. Hopefully, when they do, this is the phone that they’ll launch. We’ve recently gotten our hands on these official LeEco-made renders depicting a future phone concept, sporting a Samsung-like edge screen, and a sleek all-metal buttonless design…

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Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+: Which of Samsung’s newest flagships is best for you?

This year Samsung went with a slightly different design for the two brand new Galaxy flagship smartphones which removed almost everything from the front of the display. This allowed them to go with an almost bezel-less look, increased screen sizes, and also keep the phone’s physical size relatively close to last year’s models. But besides looks alone, what’s the difference between the standard Galaxy S8 and the larger S8+?

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Nest’s 3rd generation thermostat gets some new views for its Farsight feature

Nest today has added some new views to the Farsight feature of its flagship thermostat product. Rolling out to all thermostats soon, users will soon be able to show the current temperature and a new animated weather screen from across the room:

People love Farsight. But we heard from a lot of customers who wanted it to show the current temperature in big numbers you can see from across the room. So now, it can. And we’ve also added an animated weather screen. (You know, to satisfy meteorology fans.) Just go to Display Settings on your thermostat and choose your view.

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Get a closer look at Alphabet Life Sciences’ ‘capicola’ health tracker in FCC photos [Gallery]

The then-under-Google X Life Sciences team made its “capicola” health tracker official in an interview with Bloomberg earlier this year, but until now we’ve only seen one stock image of the device. Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team, was quoted at the time as saying that this device is to be used primarily for medical purposes, such as prescribed to patients or used in clinical trials. Now, we have another look at the device — which has the FCC ID A4R-CAP1 — in a little more detail… more…

Sundar Pichai profile reveals he announced Cardboard without even seeing final version

According to an extensive profile piece from BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan this morning, Google’s now-CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google Cardboard having not even seen the final product. The piece details how Clay Bavor, Google’s VP of VR, first showed Pichai the project just 8 weeks before I/O, and Pichai was so impressed that he wanted to give the virtual reality viewer a full debut at the company’s developer conference…

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Pressure-sensitive screens coming to Android as Synaptics announces new display controller

Synaptics has today announced the ClearPad 3700 force-sensing touchscreen controller, which the company hopes will be packed inside many a 2016 flagship Android smartphone. This comes just about a month after Apple’s September 9th event, at which the Cupertino company announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, both packing “3D Touch” as a headline feature… more…

Would you cancel your cable for the new $35 YouTube TV service? [Poll]

Over the past two years, YouTube has been working on building its own online TV service, and today the company officially unveiled it. YouTube TV is a per month service that incorporates Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC alongside the standard YouTube experience. Is this enough to get you to cancel your cable?

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