Gadgets & Gizmos

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Roundup: Samsung S4 at AT&T, LG pranks,

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April

S4 comes to AT&T stores: Samsung's Galaxy S4 is on sale in AT&T stores today. (Other carriers, not yet.) So what's the reception for the new Samsung smartphone? Strong on hardware, but add-ons are gimmicky.   Washington Post

Make it your own:
Got a new Android phone? You'll have lots of options for customization. Here are some tips on getting you started on tricking out your new phone.  Time

Flexible screens: LG is expected to introduce a phone with a flexible OLED by the end of the year. Samsung also has been working on a flexible OLED.   Gizmodo

LG pranks: You've got to love a manufacturer with a sense of humor. To promote its new IPS (in-place switching) monitors that has "true-to-life colors" and "smooth color clarity" from any angle, LG set up a couple of pranks: an optical illusion for elevator riders, and screens set up behind urinals in the restroom.

Google Play ahead of Amazon:
The number of free apps downloaded from Google Play store in the United States is 10 times more than the Amazon Appstore, according to a research by Distimo. Most popular were video game apps, led by Temple Run 2.   thenextweb.com

Digital Life: AT&T announced that it's launching its new home security and automation services, where you can control your thermostat and locks, and monitor your home from your phone or tablet. Verizon also has a service that's comparable. huffingtonpost.com



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