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The LG G6 might beat the Galaxy S8 where it matters most

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 04:51

LG is about to launch an exciting new Android phone, a device that’s going to compete directly against Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8. Unlike last year when the Galaxy S7 overshadowed the LG G5 even though they were unveiled on the same day, the LG G6 will have plenty of time to shine at MWC 2017 before Samsung unveils the S8 in late March.

That said, the G6 vs. Galaxy S8 duel is still one to watch this year, especially considering the many differences between the two handsets.

A new report from Korean site ETNews says that the LG G6 will have a 3,200 mAh battery, which will be 400 mAh bigger than the G5’s battery. However, the battery is not user-replaceable, because this year LG is going for a premium waterproof design rather than a modular phone.

The carrier official who talked to ETNews said that the phone will offer users 12 hours of battery life while browsing “standard internet.”

The report also notes that LG will employ a unique Smart Doctor app to diagnose problems with the phone and suggest solutions. Meanwhile, when it comes to battery security, a special heat pipe will remove excess heat from the phone.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to have a 3,000 mAh battery, on par with the Galaxy S7 but smaller than the LG G6’s battery. Does that mean the Galaxy S8 will have worse battery life than the LG G6? This could be a very big deal — after all, these two flagship phones are expected to have similar feature sets, and battery life is always at the top of the list when consumers are surveyed about their smartphone priorities.

Well, there are certain key differences between the two phones that will also affect battery life.

The LG G6 will have an “old” Snapdragon 821 processor compared to the Galaxy S8’s new 10nm chip, which is supposed to be faster and more energy efficient. The G6 and Galaxy S8 will feature similarly-sized screens, but Samsung’s OLED display might require less power than LG’s LCD screen. This is all based on speculations and leaks at this point, as LG and Samsung have not confirmed any of the rumors that detail their next flagship handsets.

Kangaroos, Zebras Among Exotic Animals Left Behind During California Dam Evacuations

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 04:46

Authorities say evacuees left behind some rare creatures.

Trump slams 'un-American' intelligence leaks

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 04:29

The president reacts to reports that his officials were in contact with Russia during the election.

EU border agency expects same number of migrants via Libya this year as last

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:53

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should expect as many migrants crossing from Libya this year as last, when a record number disembarked in Italy, the head of the bloc's border agency said on Wednesday. Some 1.6 million refugees and migrants reached the bloc by crossing the Mediterranean in 2014-2016 and the main route now leads from the shores of the lawless Libya to Italy. "There was an increase by 17 percent last year so we had approximately 181,000 irregular border crossings coming from Libya... We have to be ready to face the same number," Fabrice Leggeri, the head of the EU's border agency Frontex told reporters.

Kremlin dismisses report of Trump campaign contacts with Russian spies

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:40

By Maria Tsvetkova and Alessandra Prentice MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia dismissed on Wednesday as groundless a U.S. media report that said members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign had contacts with Russian intelligence officials. The report, from the New York Times, has boosted concerns about Russia's role in influencing the outcome of the United States' election. U.S. intelligence agencies have already accused Russia of being behind the hacking of Democratic Party emails in order to help Trump, a Republican, to win.

Kremlin reacts to report on Trump aides

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:40

"Let's not believe anonymous information," an official said. "It's … not based on any facts."

China Warns US Against Freedom Of Navigation Patrol In South China Sea

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 03:05

According to reports, U.S. Navy and Pacific Command leaders are considering freedom of navigation patrols in the waterway by the San Diego-based Carl Vinson carrier strike group.

Suicide, lost jobs after Philippine mine closures, but some relieved

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 02:17

By Manolo Serapio Jr SANTA CRUZ, Philippines (Reuters) - His brother kept telling him that the mine would reopen and he would be hired again: but when Winston Ordonez didn't get a call from a mining firm, he took a laptop charger cable, tied it around his neck and hanged himself in his kitchen. Ordonez worked at the nickel mine operated by Eramen Minerals Inc near Santa Cruz, a town in the mountains of the northern Philippines, that was suspended for environmental offences in July and later ordered to shut for good. "He tried to find work in city hall but there was none." The Philippines is the world's top nickel ore supplier and China's huge demand for the raw material that makes stainless steel meant there was long a captive market for the four big mines in the Santa Cruz area.

Malaysia detains woman, seeking others in connection with North Korean murder

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:56

By Ju-min Park and A. Ananthalakshmi SEOUL/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Wednesday detained a woman holding Vietnam travel papers and are looking for a "few" other foreign suspects in connection with the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, police said. Lawmakers in South Korea had earlier cited their spy agency as saying it suspected two female North Korean agents had murdered Kim Jong Nam, and U.S. government sources also told Reuters they believed North Korean assassins were responsible. The portly and gregarious Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, was assaulted on Monday morning in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport and died on the way to hospital, Malaysian police said.

Arrest in death of N. Korea leader's half-brother

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:56

Malaysian police detain a woman in connection with the apparent murder of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother.

Trump sons to attend closed-door Dubai event

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:20

Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric will be in the Middle East this weekend for the opening of a golf club.

2 Bodies Found During Search For Missing Indiana Teens

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:16

People in Delphi, Indiana, were concerned after the discovery of two unidentified bodies Tuesday, amid a search two young girls who went missing Monday.

Syrian refugee's simple message to Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:00

A resident of a camp in Lebanon tells Yahoo News he'd like the president to visit those "who are lost between torn tents and a torn country."

If Trump wants to make America great again, he can start by fixing the Oroville Dam

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:00

Last November tens of millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump precisely because he wasn’t a normal politician — and so far, his presidency hasn’t proved them wrong. The Oroville Dam crisis in Northern California is a perfect test. The Oroville Dam is the tallest dam in the nation.

Woman chained in container says captor bragged about killing

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:50

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and bragged that he was good at killing, claiming that his victims tallied nearly 100.

Mexican Immigrant Sues Over Detention By US Officials

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 23:07

Daniel Ramirez Medina, who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation under Barack Obama's DACA Act, has been taken into custody.

Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 21:58

NEW YORK (AP) — Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too.

Not just young drivers are taking risks

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:12

There’s been a troubling trend in the number of U.S. traffic deaths, a new AAA Foundation study finds.

Barack and Michelle Were the World’s Cutest Couple on Valentine’s Day

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 19:45

Whatever your relationship status this Valentine's Day, Barack Obama's message to Michelle is guaranteed to make your heart swell.

NYT: Trump campaign, Russians were in contact

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 18:42

Phone records show Trump campaign staff had repeated contact with senior Russian intelligence officials, sources told the N.Y. Times.