Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolling out for LG G Pro 2 in Korea

Over a month after the G3 started receiving the Android 5.0 update, LG has started rolling out the Lollipop update for the G Pro 2 in its homeland South Korea. The new firmware brings features like Material Design, rich notifications, better security, and improved performance

All three Korean variants of the device – LG-F350S, LG-F350K, and LG-F350L – are set to receive the update.

Launched early last year, the G Pro 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU. It sports a 5.9-inch full HD IPS display and 3GB of RAM, and comes in 16GB and 32GB variants. The device packs in a 3,200mAh battery, as well as a microSD card slot for up to 64GB of additional…

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Drag queens in China dazzle in light of acceptance

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As views on sexuality slowly evolve in China, some have found expression in the reform with a whole lot of sequins.

Chunai 98, a drag club in Guangxi Province presents a rare showcase of performances by a small group of cross-dressing men. Over time, the club has slowly gained some acceptance among locals

Many of the performers come from small cities in other provinces, having left their families in search of acceptance, employment and a sense of communityKevin Frayer, a photographer with Getty Images, was able to capture the closeness that accompanies China’s vibrant and venereal drag community. Read more…

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1937-1938: Portraits of African-American former slaves

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We honor 150 years since the abolition of slavery in the United States. On Jan. 31, 1865, Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in the country.

These portraits of black American men and women who had been slaves were taken in the late 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Work Progress Administration (WPA). They are part of a group of 500, together with more than 2,000 first-person accounts of the experience of being a slave.

The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) operated during the Great Depression of the 1930s and tasked unemployed writers cross the USA with collecting the life stories of Americans across society. This particular set of pictures and testimonies was published in 1941 as the seventeen-volume “Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.” Read more…

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18 apps that can earn you money

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Your phone and your wallet are a lot more similar than you think.

We found 18 apps that will make you money. All of the apps can be downloaded for free, and each has a strong user base to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. 

From taking surveys to kicking back and watching TV, here are the apps that will put a little cash in your pocket.

Earn cash back with Ebates.

Ebates lets shoppers earn cash back from over 1,700 stores. When you shop at an online retailer, go through Ebates to see that company’s cash back percentage.

The app also allows you to use in-store coupons and gives price comparisons when you scan an item. Ebates has already given back $250 million to its users.

Available On: iOS, Android

Accumulate digital dollars with Swagbucks.

Users can participate in up to nine different activities, including watching videos, surfing the web, and inputting swag codes, to earn Swagbucks — virtual money that can be redeemed in the form of gift cards, coupons, and sweepstakes entries.

Available On: iOS, Android

Coupon clippers love Ibotta.

Before shopping, unlock the day’s rebates on Ibotta by answering a trivia question or posting on social media. Then head to the store and pick up the items for the day’s rebates.

After checking out, hit Ibotta’s “redeem” button and take a picture of your receipt to confirm your purchases. Once you have $10 or more in your account, you can cash out with PayPal or Venmo. 

Available On: iOS, Android

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Cure your dry skin with these 6 steamy hacks

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Nobody likes a flake. That goes for flaky skin, too.

If you’re one of the many people affected by the moisture-sucking winter air, you’re probably suffering with ashy skin, chapped lips and a dry throat.

What’s a dry human to do? You could purchase a humidifier, which emits vapor to make your indoors more humid, but those can range from $20 to over $100. And if you’re not careful, your humidifier could become a disease-ridden hub of mold and bacteria, and cause respiratory problems

Instead, try some of these simple hacks to boost the moisture in the air — without boosting your credit card bill. Read more…

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The payments industry explained: The trends creating new winners and losers in the giant credit card-processing industry

Payment card ecosystemThe payments industry had a huge year in 2014 and it’s showing no sign of slowing down. On the one hand tech giants like Amazon and Apple released new products that affirmed their long-term payments ambitions (Apple Pay and Amazon Local Register). On the other hand startups such as Stripe and ShopKeep continued to carve out market share, challenging older players like PayPal and VeriFone. 

Understanding this complex and rapidly evolving space can be challenging. In a new explainerBI Intelligence offers a high-level look at the payments industry — how it functions, who the key players are, and the trends shaping the industry. We start by explaining payment-card processing, since the majority of consumer payments and transaction volume flow through this system. From there we take a look at how consumers’ move to mobile devices is changing the way we pay, and which players stand to benefit.

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This video shows just how geeky Bill Gates still is

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Bill Gates loves Reddit. He does “Ask Me Anything” sessions on the chat site on a regular basis, participates in Reddit’s record-breakingly huge Secret Santa program and, for an AMA he did on Wednesday, he even filmed a YouTube love video.

If you had any doubt that the Microsoft co-founder and child prodigy computer geek was still a geek at heart, his Reddit humor ought to put that to rest.

For instance, his YouTube love video was filled with geeky humor like this web programing reference to the color red.

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Here’s the full video that shows off the world’s richest man’s irrepressible inner geek.

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SEE ALSO: Bill Gates Talks About The Heartbreaking Moment That Turned Him To Philanthropy

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