LG GizmoPal wearable lets kids call their parents with one button

Even though the wearable space is flooded with a ton of options, most of those are geared toward grown-ups. And, hey, why not let the little ones join the fun too. Earlier this year, LG introduced the KizOn in South Korea, a wearable for children that made it easy for them to communicate with their parents. Today, that same device is coming to the US on Verizon, but here it will be known as the GizmoPal. The idea behind LG's new wearable is extremely simple, as it only requires being set up with a pre-configured number and, using a single button, kid(s) can then easily make or receive a call to and from it. The GizmoPal also comes with a companion app, available for iOS and Android, which uses GPS features to allow you, the parent, to easily monitor your child's location at all times.

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Source: Verizon

Engadget’s Black Friday 2014 roundup

Black Friday shopping in 2013

Yes, it's once more time for Black Friday -- that beloved (and sometimes dreaded) day when you can brave crowded stores in hopes of scoring deals on gadgets that would otherwise be out of your reach. But who's offering the sweetest bargains? Never fear: we've rounded up some of the better sales you'll find on or around November 28th, including some pretty hefty discounts on 4K TVs, game consoles and phones. Check out the gallery bellow to browse by store and see which shops are worth visiting, and let your fellow shoppers know if you've spotted any other great offers in the comments.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Landing on South Korean LG G3 Units By Week’s End

lollipopAndroid 5.0 Lollipop will begin rolling out to LG G3 owners in South Korea later this week, LG confirmed today. LG G3 units on South Korea’s big carriers will get the sweet treat by the end of this week, or as Americans know it, Black Friday. That’s great news for Korea, but what about the…

LG G3 unlocked for less than £300

I do rather like the LG G3. It’s the first LG device I’ve owned in a long, long time and overall I’m very impressed. It packs a 1440×2560 5.5″ inch screen at 534ppi WiFi, Bluetooth 4, 4G and a 13 megapixel camera at the back with laser focus.

You’ve gotta love something with lasers haven’t you eh?

At the front there’s a 2.1 megapixel shooter and it is powered by a 2.5Ghz quad-core CPU with Android KitKat (4.4.2) and a 3000 mAh battery.

Best of all, ebuyer are selling it unlocked for £299.99 with free delivery. That’ll get you a hi-spec phone with 16GB on-board storage and a microSD slot for even more photos and videos.

Go on, treat yourself to a present ;) Head here for the deal and more info. as usual, if you’re still sitting on the fence you can check out our LG G3 review.


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Verizon Adds LTE Enabled LG G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1 Starting at $49.99 for a Limited Time

lggpad_1024-x-640LG’s G Pad 7.0 ans 10.1 have landed on Verizon with LTE connectivity in tow. For a limited time, Verizon is offering the 7-inch G Pad 7.0 for just $49.99 with a new two-year contract, while the G Pad 10.1 will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. If you’d rather grab them off-contract the G…

LG G Watch R Available From T-Mobile on November 19th for $299.99

gwatchrLG’s round LG G Watch R will be available from T-Mobile next week. The Android Wear powered smartwatch will go on sale in select T-Mobile retail stores November 19th for $299.99. The device will go on sale online later this month. AT&T launched the G Watch R on November 5th alongside the Moto 360. The G Watch…

Presenting Engadget’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are standard fare in 2014, but living in an always-on world isn't just about the essentials. So this year, we looked beyond the gadgets that fit in your backpack or briefcase to compile our Holiday Gift Guide. We've collected a veritable feast of devices to cater to everyone from the amateur bartender to the DIY tinkerer, and made sure to offer a wide-ranging menu that hits every price point. We don't advise eating your gadgets, but playing with what's on your plate is a must. So grab a bib and dig in!

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You’ll never guess the first non-Google device that’s getting Android 5.0

LG G3 Android 5.0 Update

Everyone with an Android device is waiting anxiously for their turn to download Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it looks like LG G3 owners will be the first to get their chance later this week. LG announced on Sunday that the G3 would be the very first phone to receive the 5.0 update, which should begin rolling out in Poland this week and other markets in the near future.

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LG’s phones are the first to get an Android Lollipop upgrade

LG G3 with an Android Lollipop

So much for Google's Nexus phones being the first to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. LG has announced that it's rolling out the sweetened software upgrade to G3 users in Poland this week, ahead of seemingly every other smartphone on the planet -- yes, including the LG-made Nexus 4 and 5. As you might imagine given the timing, LG isn't reinventing the interface. Most of the improvements are either straightforward or under the hood, such as the new notifications and the ability to unlock your phone with nearby devices (such as an Android Wear watch).

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Google, LG agree to cross-license their patents

LGLG and Google have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a broad range of products and technologies. The agreement covers both existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years, allowing both companies to “focus on bringing great products and services to consumers around the world,” according to Allen Lo,…