The LG V30 has leaked yet again, showing a similar design to the G6.

The LG V30 is scheduled to be announced on August 31 at IFA, but we’ve been getting a steady bit of information as that date gets closer. LG has already announced the phone will feature special haptics to provide for an “innovative touch experience,” and LG has confirmed the 6-inch OLED display with small bezels that look a lot like the G6.

@evleaks has now released a full render of the upcoming device, showing much more of the hardware design than previous leaks. The V30 overall looks like a mix of the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 — not that that’s a bad thing. It confirms the combined power button and fingerprint sensor will be in on the back of the device, near the middle for easy reaching (unlike the GS8). Also shown is the dual camera system, next to the flash and what looks like a laser autofocus.

The V30 is shaping up like an LG G6 and Galaxy S8 smashed together.

One key missing component, of course, is the second screen — but as we know already LG’s goal was to reduce the overall size of the phone while keeping the screen large. While the second screen may have been useful for some, LG obviously doesn’t feel it was compelling enough to justify the compromises in size. The front and bottom of the phone are not shown, but other leaks have shown the phone will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Sony’s next flagship looks very similar to the Xperia XZ.

Sony has a tendency to stick with one design for its flagships as long as it can. 2015′s Xperia Z4 had imperceptible differences compared to 2013′s Xperia Z. Sony tweaked its design language with the newer XZ series, and it looks like that design will carry forward.

@OnLeaks and Comapreaja have shared images of the alleged Sony Xperia XZ1, the sequel to the Xperia XZ. The device is said to have a 5.2-inch display, though there is no mention of the resolution. The device will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0 with Sony’s minimal customizations, a 19-megapixel rear camera able to record at 4K, and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xperia XZ debuted with flagship-level specs at the end of 2016, so this will make for a nice sequel. Here is a gallery of the leaked images:

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Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on Rachio sprinkler controller system!

If the rest of your home is already smart, why not your lawn, too? The Rachio 2nd gen Smart sprinkler controller is on sale at Woot. You can get the eight-zone controller for $150 or the 16 zone for $180. These prices include Woot’s $5 flat-rate shipping fee.

The eight zone sells for $188 on Amazon and rarely goes below $170. The 16 zone goes for $248 and hasn’t dropped below $210 since February.

It used to be that Smart devices were doing something new. Letting you add convenience to ordinary tasks in a way you didn’t even realize you wanted. But now all the Smart devices do the same thing – change the lights, control your TV with your voice, etc. Rachio is unique because not a lot of Smart systems want to tackle your front lawn.

Rachio adds voice control, a mobile app, and customization options to your yard. It can adapt to the weather and adjust accordingly. It can save you money on your water bill by not wasting water when it isn’t needed, and because of that you might actually even be able to get a discount from your water provider just for installing it.

This system has a ton of positive reviews, including 4.5 stars and an Editor’s Choice from PC Mag. More than 1,800 users on Amazon give it 4.7 stars.

Both versions come with a two-year warranty from Rachio.

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