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Galaxy S8 first details leak from China

Galaxy S8 first details leak from China

Samsung has more riding on the launch of the Galaxy S8 than it has on any other launch. The company needs this launch to be flawless and needs the S8 to woo all the buyers that have began to eye other manufacturers since the recalls of the Note 7 damaged the brand's reputation. So far there have been lots of rumors about the Galaxy S8, including one that it is on track for an early 2017 launch. The latest rumor gets much more specific than early 2017.

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Opera 41 aims to make launching your browser faster no matter how many tabs

Opera 41 aims to make launching your browser faster no matter how many tabs

Opera has announced the latest version of its web browser for Windows computers and the main focus of the browser this time out is speed. Specifically Opera wants your browser to launch faster no matter how many tabs you open at launch. The latest version of the browser is Opera 41 and one of the main features is a startup sequence that aims to eliminate most of the wait time at launch.

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Mi Mix Phone takes borderless screens to the next level

Mi Mix Phone takes borderless screens to the next level

The Mi Note 2 has debuted officially and now a new phone called the Mi Mix has debuted as well. This device rethinks several of the key design elements that are common to smartphones today. The Mi mix has a 6.4-inch edgeless display that has a 91.3% screen to body ration for minuscule borders around the screen. This is the highest screen to body ratio of any device to date.

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Mi Note 2 debuts with 5.7-inch flexible OLED screen and Global LTE support

Mi Note 2 debuts with 5.7-inch flexible OLED screen and Global LTE support

A new smartphone has launched called the Mi Note 2 and it had details leaked only a few days ago. Now with the device official we know all of what it has to offer under the hood. The smartphone does have a flexible 5.7-inch OLED screen that has a higher screen to body ratio than the iPhone 7 plus. That means less border around the screen. That curved screen is significantly more costly to make according to reports with a price six times that of a normal 5.5-inch full HD display.

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SNES Rayman game thought lost discovered 24-years-later

SNES Rayman game thought lost discovered 24-years-later

Back in the earlier days of console gaming we all had to plug cartridges into our consoles to play. It was many years before the CD and DVD became the method of running games on your console system. A game designer called Michel Ancel has been around since those early days of gaming and one of the popular games that he worked on decades ago was called Rayman and the game was for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

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Gymkhana 9 VR lets you enjoy the hoon in 360-degrees

Gymkhana 9 VR lets you enjoy the hoon in 360-degrees

Ford has announced that it has teamed up with Hoonigan to offer fans of the Ken Block Gymkhana series of videos a 360-degree virtual reality look at Gymkhana 9. This marks the first time ever that the Ken Block video series has been presented in virtual reality 360-degree video. To enjoy the video fans will need to use the FordVR app and launch part one of the video on the Ford YouTube channel.

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LVL wearable hydration monitor tracks activity and more

LVL wearable hydration monitor tracks activity and more

Drinking enough water is a big deal for active people who are into fitness. A new device has turned up on Kickstarter called the LVL that is hailed as the first wearable hydration monitor. The designers say that LVL allows the user to track the complete picture of their health and tracks activity, sleep, mood, and heart rate.

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Cygnus Cargo spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Cygnus Cargo spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Orbital ATK has successfully launched a cargo spacecraft that docked with the ISS on October 23, 2016. The cargo ship was hauling much needed supplies and science experiments for the crew of six aboard the ISS to work on. Cygnus was captured by the robotic arm of the space station at 7:28am EDT to be attached later in the morning to the berthing port on the space station.

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New Note 7 trade-in program includes future Galaxy S8, Note 8 upgrade, South Korea only for now

New Note 7 trade-in program includes future Galaxy S8, Note 8 upgrade, South Korea only for now

Samsung is trying to stem the blood loss caused when the Galaxy Note 7 failed and had to be recalled due to fire risk. In South Korea the smartphone giant is trying something new and interesting to keep customers in its home country with the brand. Under the new Note 7 trade-in program any South Korean user who trades their recall device in on a Galaxy S7 with flat or curved screens will be eligible for another upgrade later.

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Galaxy C9 Pro is Samsung’s first 6GB RAM smartphone

Galaxy C9 Pro is Samsung’s first 6GB RAM smartphone

A new Samsung smartphone has surfaced and it is called the Galaxy C9 Pro. The device is the first from Samsung to pack in 6GB of RAM and it is a special edition just for the Chinese market. Smartphones frequently pack in 6GB of RAM in China and Samsung has to compete on specifications against that competition. The price for the Galaxy C9 Pro is tipped as 3199 yuan.

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Auxillite lets you listen to music and charge your iPhone 7

Auxillite lets you listen to music and charge your iPhone 7

As cool as the new iPhone 7 is, one thing that lots of people didn't find cool was the fact that Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone port. This meant that to use your old headphones you had to resort to an adapter. The catch is that if you want to listen to music with the headphone adapter and needed to charge your device at the same time, you had to choose one or the other. You won't have to make that decision anymore with the Auxillite 2-in-1 DAC that has landed on Kickstarter.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 details leak, 5.7-inch dual curve Super AMOLED screen tipped

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 details leak, 5.7-inch dual curve Super AMOLED screen tipped

Over the last few months some alleged details have been leaking out about the coming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 smartphone. The last time we talked about the device was when a version with dual curved edges was tipped back in August. Today a new leak has surfaced that claims to be a PowerPoint presentation that reveals specifications for the Note 2 phablet. The device is will get official on October 25.

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