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LG releases Q Stylus series with bundled stylus pen

LG brings back the stylus for 2018

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LG Electronics has just released its latest lineup of midrange smartphones, the LG Q Stylus series. The LG Q Stylus packs in premium features, the latest Android software, and a stylus pen for those who really prefer to write their words instead of typing them.

The LG Q Stylus sports a 6.2-inch FHD+ FullVision display with a 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels for brighter and more vivid colors on screen. The phone has a single 16-megapixel rear camera that is complemented by its Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology for faster image focusing. The front of the phone has a 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens for group shots.

The Q Stylus comes with its own stylus pen for handwriting functionality. The phone also packs a palm rejection system that allows you to write with the pen accurately, especially if you rest one hand on the display itself. It will also detect gestures from the stylus even if the display is turned off for any random creative ideas you scribble on the display.

Other premium features of the LG Q Stylus include speakers powered by the same DTS:X found in LG’s V and G series, USB Type-C fast charging, a fingerprint sensor for better security, IP68 water and dust protection, and the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS.

The LG Q Stylus series will be available in three different variants: the Q Stylus, Q Stylus+, and Q Stylus α. The plus variant comes with more memory and storage than the other two (4GB and 64GB versus 3GB and 32GB), and the alpha version has a lower-resolution 13-megapixel rear camera compared to the 16-megapixel unit of the other two.

The phones will be available in three colors: Morocaan Blue, Aurora Black, and Lavender Violet (Q Stylus+).

Much like previous phone releases, the LG Q Stylus doesn’t come with an exact pricing yet. Rest assured, those in North America and Asia will be the first ones to receive this phone starting this month, with the rest of world waiting until the third quarter of 2018.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting a PC port

Coming later this fall

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After the first one got a much-awaited port, it was only a matter of time before a second webslinger pops up on PC. Enjoying a much shorter lead time than the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is officially getting a PC port later this year.

Earlier this year, Sony released the official port for the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Peter Parker as the titular superhero. At the time, Insomniac and Nixxes Software (the studio behind the port) only had perfunctory plans to bring Miles Morales along for the PC ride.

In practically no time at all, Sony has announced the official coming of the second game through its own teaser trailer. Though the trailer does not end with a release date, it will launch sometime in the fall of this year.

In terms of ports, Sony has found massive success in bringing its formerly exclusive games to more markets. Now, PC players can finally get access to critically acclaimed title from consoles. In Spider-Man’s case, various modders have already created a thriving community for the first game. One such segment involves replacing Peter’s model with other characters like Stan Lee.

Will Miles Morales get the same hype and fanfare? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story started by Peter Parker. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles sets off on his own adventure with electrifying powers.

If you can’t wait for the PC port, the game is still available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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TikTok officially launches a dislike button

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Months ago, TikTok started experimenting with a dislike button for the platform’s comments. Much like other platforms, the company is creating a way to promote healthier discourse. However, the experiment never had a launch date all those months ago. Finally, after months in development, TikTok is finally ready to launch the dislike button.

Through the platform’s official Twitter account, TikTok is releasing the dislike button. This time, the platform has explained how the feature will work.

As detailed before, users will not see how many dislikes a comment has. Users will only have access to the button itself to dislike and retract dislikes. Only TikTok itself can see the number of dislikes. The platform will then use the information to filer through potential hate speech and harassment that they might have missed the first go-around.

By hiding the number of dislikes, TikTok hopes that users will not be tempted to abuse the dislike button to brigade against just simply unpopular opinions.

While moderation will help the platform with a persistent problem in social media, the company does have other issues. One current problem — that has plagued the platform for years now — is the issue of China’s potential access to data from users in other countries.

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Nothing teases new earbuds called the Ear Stick

Fashion!

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Carl Pei’s Nothing continues to be one of the most eccentric tech brands today. Starting with a couple of enigmatic releases, the company is still riding the trend with its upcoming device. Debuting exclusively during a fashion show, Nothing has announced its next product, the Ear Stick.

While it’s a step up in creativity from “ear (1)” or “phone (1),” “Ear Stick” is certainly a unique choice for the name of a new tech product. However, if you see the product, it’s also an accurate one.

The upcoming Ear Stick refers to the cylindrical charging case which will carry the company’s next set of earbuds. Shaped like a tube of lipstick, the charging case is a unique take on what the industry considers as the default shape of similar products. That said, it makes sense to unveil it during a fashion show — specifically, Chet Lo’s SS23 runway.

True to its fashionista pedigree, the case will come in at least three different flavors: white with a red cover, blue with pink, and green with yellow.

Unfortunately, the fashion show reveal did not show what the actual earbuds look like. According to Nothing, the new device will look different to how the ear (1)’s design. As always, users will have to wait for any crumbs that the company will sporadically sprinkle all over.

SEE ALSO: Nothing officially launches Phone 1

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