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LG partners with Korean boy band BTS

Expect to see them in the coming campaigns!

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Guess who’s going to start repping LG?

Yep, LG Electronics just signed Korean boyband BTS, and we’re pretty excited to see what’s in store.

According to LG, the collaboration between them and the international K-pop sensation will be a campaign that will highlight each of the seven members and their unique personalities. Expect to see them on TV and social media platforms with the brand’s upcoming smartphone release.

LG’s Kim Su-young explains that “BTS achieved international superstardom through raw talent, innovation, and authenticity.” He adds, “We hope to be able to convey to the global audience that LG mobile devices are also about delivering bold innovation with a unique attitude.”

If you haven’t heard of BTS, know that they are no small band. They were the first K-pop artists which broke through the Billboard Top 10 and they’ve even performed for the American Music Awards. BTS has a huge following not just in Asia, but also in Europe and America.

Excited yet? I know I am. 🎉

SEE ALSO: LG V30 Raspberry Rose hands-on: Simply stunning

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Special Edition Predator Helios 300 looks awesome in white

The gaming machine is a looker!

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Today, Acer announced a slew of new devices. From powerful gaming computers to updated notebooks, fans gathered as the tech brand unveiled products at the annual #NextAtAcer event in New York.

Out of all the gadgets and gizmos showcased, one thing caught everyone’s eye. This is the special edition Predator Helios 300.

It comes in a stunning all-white aluminum chassis with gold details — something you don’t see a lot of with gaming laptops.

Of course, it’s not all looks. Specs have been updated, too. It’s powered by the latest Core i7 processor with up to 16GB of RAM (expandable to 32GB) and 512GB SSD storage.

This thing is also equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and a 15.6-inch display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. Other than those changes, it’s still the same powerful machine released last year.

Regional pricing is yet to be announced for this bad baby. In the meantime, let’s just ogle at this beautiful, clean, and crisp-looking exterior.

As if it doesn’t get any better, Acer also unveiled matching white accessories.

A gaming mouse and headphones to match the whole mood.

Just look at that. I can’t stop staring, and I’m sure you feel the same way.

This is definitely this year’s best-looking gaming device so far. Take my money, Acer!

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Vivo showcases new tech in FIFA World Cup TVC

Are we getting a retractable selfie camera?

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Last year, Vivo announced that they are FIFA’s official smartphone sponsors under a six-year contract. Expect to see a lot of the brand, especially during the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.

A TVC highlighting the partnership just dropped and Vivo showcases their newest and greatest in smartphone tech. From bezel-less displays to in-display fingerprint sensors, the video shows it all.

At first, because of the in-display fingerprint sensor, the video seems to feature the Vivo X21 which launched in Singapore early this month, and is set to release in other Asian countries in June. But, what’s really curious is that it eventually shows a bezel-less smartphone with a retractable selfie camera. The only other time we saw that type of camera from Vivo was at this year’s MWC when they unveiled the Vivo APEX concept phone which they stressed was just a prototype.

This teaser comes at a perfect time as Vivo is set to launch a new all-display smartphone in Shanghai a few days ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia that opens on June 14.

Will we be seeing a smartphone with a retractable selfie camera on the market soon? Only time will tell.

SEE ALSO: Vivo to launch all-display phone on June 12

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Twitter introduces Twemoji for Android

For the good of all emoji!

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Android users, rejoice! You’ll never have to see those emoji error boxes on Twitter again. 

Remember not being able to read and appreciate tweets fully because some emoji don’t show? This error happens because of incompatibility and fragmentation. Twitter wants to solve this problem.

The company just rolled out Twemoji for Android 7.0 and below which aims to allow everyone to see all emoji, regardless of what (older) phone they’re on. Emoji from Google or Samsung can now be replaced; you can toggle this setting on the Twitter menu and turn on Twemoji.

The new Twemoji, which is actually done through Google’s EmojiCompat library, is a welcome update. At least one third of Android users are still on versions from 2014 or earlier.

Now you can really say there are emoji for everyone!

Image credit: Emojipedia

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