Garmin RV 660LMT review

Most navigation programs fail to account for the special needs of highway caravans. That’s where Garmin’s $330 RV 660LMT comes in, which is designed to address the particular needs of RV owners. Unfortunately, the RV 660LMT delivered mixed results in our road trips.

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Get sunburned with seven friends in this mysterious stretched Audi A3 Cabriolet

Audi has published images of a mysterious last-gen A3 Cabriolet that has been stretched and fitted with two extra sets of doors. The car asks more questions than it answers, but odds are it was built by a team of young Audi apprentices in Germany.

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DT Daily: Android Pay launch, iPhone 6+ problems

Today’s headlines: McDonald’s is set to debut Android Pay this Wednesday, and Apple promises to fix blurry iPhone 6+ cameras.

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Gory new footage from Ash vs. Evil Dead debuts in the latest trailer

Aging demon-fighter Ashley J. Williams gets his boomstick (and chainsaw) on in the new trailer for Ash vs. Evil Dead, the upcoming Starz series that picks up where Army of Darkness and the Evil Dead franchise left off.

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This weed startup putting growers in touch with sellers is halfway to raising $1 million

Tradiv is the startup connecting marijuana growers and sellers that is in the midst of raising a $1 million investment round, thanks to the cannabis accelerator (who knew those existed, right?) CanopyBoulder and partner Micah Tapman.

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Windows privacy paranoia causes P2P trackers to drop latest OS

Good luck pirating Microsoft’s latest operating system, as on top of being easy to access for free anyway, many of the sites and services that support torrent trackers have banned it amid fears that it’s tracking users.

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Common problems with installing Windows 10, and how to fix them

Most Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will upgrade to Windows 10 without incident. If you haven’t, give this guide a look to see if you can solve your problem.

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Demonstrating the power of journalism, John Oliver may prompt IRS crackdown

Following John Oliver’s impassioned Last Week Tonight segment on the issue, the IRS is facing significant criticism and pressure to conduct a more thorough investigation of televangelists and their use of tax-exempt donations.

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Jeep Wrangler Popemobile to ferry Pope Francis on U.S. Trip

A Jeep Wrangler will reportedly be used to transport Pope Francis on his upcoming U.S. trip. a Wrangler was previously used on a visit to Ecuador, and could be the perfect vehicle for a U.S. visit.

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Verizon Droid 2015 rumors: Leaked Droid Maxx 2 back cover looks identical to the Moto X Play

It’s time to start looking into what Verizon Wireless and Motorola are cooking up for this year’s Droid lineup. Early rumors indicate that we will get second generations of the Droid Maxx and Droid Turbo.

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Deal: Get 25% off your ticket to the Big Android BBQ through August 25th

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If you haven’t stamped your ticket to the Big Android BBQ this year and you’re planning to, there’s good incentive to do it within the next 2 days. The official Android Developers blog — which is a sponsor for the BBQ and will be sending speakers for several panels — is offering up 25% off of a ticket to the big shindig in Texas.

The catch is that the discount only lasts through August 25th, so you won’t have much time to get the cash together if you don’t already have it. Coupon code ANDROIDDEV25 will get you well on your way to the savings during checkout. Don’t forget that the event goes down October 22nd through October 23rd at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas, so keep that in mind if you need to make lodging preparations.

Oh, and apparently someone misunderstood the meaning of an “Android BBQ”:

Nothing like grilled robots to satisfy your appetite.

[via Android Developers]

Android Pay could launch this Wednesday

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Wondering when Android Pay will finally arrive? We may have our first clue, and it comes from McDonald’s, of all places. The company’s internal documents tell of August 26th as the day they’ll officially be supporting Android Pay.

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There’s nothing special going on for the Big Mac factory in relation to the Android Pay launch — it’s wireless payments as we’ve come to know them, and it’ll work with their pre-existing NFC-equipped PoS terminals just as Apple Pay and Google Wallet always have — but it’s nice of them to drop this nugget of information on Google’s launch plans.

We’ll approach the news with a word of caution, though, as the notices still point to August 21st as the launch date for Samsung Pay, which was the same day the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus launched. As we know, that particular payment service wasn’t ready in time on that day, with Samsung still running trials before an expected September launch. That’s a good enough reason to put an asterisk next to this September 26th date for Android Pay, but we’ll be looking out for it either way.

 

Deal: Microsoft’s fitness band is $50 off at Amazon

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Microsoft might be the last company you thought you’d be buying a fitness band from, but theirs is actually pretty good, and it’s on sale at Amazon right now. You can get $50 off, which takes it down to $150 (and free shipping if you’re patient enough).

The Microsoft Band has a built-in heart rate monitor and a small display which’ll give you quick notifications for email, social networking and messaging, as well as showing you the time, keeping you up to date on the amount of steps you take or current heart rate, and more. GPS is inside for tracking your routes on golf courses or when running. Microsoft even includes some basic workout guides for those who need a good starting point.

Microsoft’s Band is compatible with any Android phone running Android 4.3 or higher, so be sure you’re on something recent if you’re in the market. You can head right here to order one if all this sounds good to you.

LG announces the LG G Pad 2 10.1 with Snapdragon 800 and 1080p display

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LG has announced their next big tablet this morning. It’s the LG G Pad 2 10.1, and it brings with it 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM and Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset.

That’s not terribly exciting for 2015 standards, though the LG G Pad line has never been about stuffing the most insane specs inside a device as possible. It’s about being affordable, yet capable, and we’re sure those internals are going a long way toward striking that balance.

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Here’s a full spec sheet to show how the rest of the device pans out:

  • Processor: 2.26GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 Processor
  • Display: 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 / 224 ppi)
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Memory: 16GB eMMC / 2GB RAM / microSD
  • Camera: Rear 5MP / Front 2MP
  • Battery: 7,400mAh Size: 254.3 x 161.1 x 7.8mm
  • Weight: 489g
  • Network: DL 42 Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat. 4 CA / Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / A-GPS / USB 2.0
  • Color: Brilliant Bronze
  • Other: Reader Mode / Dual Window / QuickMemo+

Unfortunately, LG doesn’t yet have specific pricing or availability information to give us, though considering it’ll be one of their premier devices on display at IFA Berlin in a couple of weeks we’re sure we’ll hear more by then.

This could be our first real look at the Huawei Nexus and its weird camera hump

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We’ve seen a lot of renders and prototypes of Huawei’s forthcoming Nexus device, but we may finally have our first look at the real deal in the flesh. The leak is rather revealing, giving us a very clear look at both the front and rear of the device.

Let’s start on the rear, which is infinitely more interesting than the other side. There’s a Nexus logo. There’s a fingerprint scanner. There’s also an awkward-looking camera hump on the back not unlike the ones in the age of the Motorola DROID X.

But we can dig it. Boy, can we dig it. The camera sensor is flanked by a dual-flash setup, though there isn’t much more to say about its placement. The build does appear to be mostly metal, something a previous leak told us to expect with this launch.

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Flipping things to the other side, we get a lot more standard of a look, though those dual front-facing speakers certainly speak to the feel-good parts of our membrane. Whether they’ll sound any good is a different story, but we aren’t worrying about it for now.

The phone is also as big as advertised, with rumors suggesting a form factor of 5.7 inches. It’ll be a nice option for those who just can’t go back to smaller phones after using the humongous 5.9-inch Nexus 6.

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A separate leak on Weibo also seems to confirm some of the rumored specs we’ve been hearing about, including the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810, 4GB of RAM, USB Type-C and as much as 64GB of internal storage. You can see the phone pictured here in a case likely designed to protect its identity (though they really aren’t fooling anyone).

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Huawei has to hit a homerun with this device if they want to take their first giant step into the North American smartphone scene, and this is sounding like quite the vehicle to make that happen. The design might be a bit quirky, but we’re sure there’ll be plenty of reasons to disregard that and take notice once they make this thing official.

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There’s one word of caution in regards to this leak: there’s a witchhunt out to prove it’s fake. This guy makes a pretty compelling argument, though considering @onleaks has chimed in to say the person supplying his leaks (which have turned out to be pretty damn accurate to date) confirms that the device we see in the above photos is real, we’re going to leave both possibilities wide open. Let’s hear your thoughts down below!

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