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Jaime Brackeen
February 22nd, 2015
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Stylish wearables, high-tech hotels and other stories you might've missed this week!

LG's smartwatch gets a makeover, we spend a night at a state-of-the-art hotel and Bloomberg gives us the latest on Apple's rumored car... catch up on this news and more in this edition of Weekends with Engadget.

LG's 'luxury' smartwatch has an all-metal body and a leather strap

LG is adding a touch of class to its Android Wear smartwatch line. The company unveiled this luxury iteration -- which boasts an all-metal gold or silver body and a leather strap -- this week at MWC 2015.

A night in Richard Branson's state-of-the-art Virgin Hotel

From a Tesla Model S as the house car, to tablet-toting staff, Virgin Hotels spare no expense for a catered customer experience. But do tech devices and flexible checkout times really make for a better stay? We spent a night in the Chicago location to find out.

'The Order: 1886' is the latest in a long line of beautiful, boring games

They may be lookers, but can they hold your attention? We explore the seemingly growing trend of games with strong visuals and weak gameplay.

How to build a high-end, overclocked PC (as written by an idiot)

We may write a lot about tech, but that doesn't mean we know the first thing about building it. So trust us when we say that if our Steve Dent can piece together an overclocked Intel Haswell-E Core i7 machine, then so can you. Read his step-by-step guide.

Cookie Monster: The Engadget Interview

We pay tribute to Sesame Street's digital savvy in an interview with their most viral star -- Cookie Monster. Find out which snack he hopes Android will use for its next operating system name and more. (Hint: it starts with "C"...)

LG G Flex2 review: This is what the original should have been

The third time might very well be the charm for LG's curved smartphones. What the G Flex and Galaxy Round lacked in performance, the G Flex2 makes up for in stride. But does it go far enough? Find out for yourself in our review.

A video game for the socially anxious

What started as a character drawing has blossomed into a game mirroring "the intense fear of social interaction" for people with social anxiety disorder. Learn to separate what is real from what you project onto your physical environment in the puzzle-platformer Sym.

Bloomberg: Apple has 200 working on a car it can launch by 2020

The rumors of an Apple Car keep getting juicier. Sources tell Bloomberg that a team of about 200 are already in Cupertino working on an electric vehicle project called "Titan."

The top 14 laptops you can buy today

If you're in the market for a new laptop, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up 14 models -- including Dell's new XPS 13 and Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro -- for your consideration.

You can now trade Pokémon with yourself, thanks to Arduino

Are you hell-bent on collecting all 150, first-generation Pokémon? Well you're in luck -- we've stumbled upon a system that might just let you catch 'em all, with the help of an Arduino.

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