5 tips for new Galaxy S8 users: our Day 1 experience

5 tips for new Galaxy S8 users: our Day 1 experience

There are several facts that a first-time Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus user should know when running the device right out the box. What we're doing today is speaking about the pieces of this smartphone that might not be immediately obvious and/or should be addressed before any other part of the phone is either switched on or handled extensively. This device is slightly unusual, and not just because Samsung removed the home button.

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Newest iPhone 8 rumors suggest an edge-to-edge display

Newest iPhone 8 rumors suggest an edge-to-edge display

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this year marks the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Apple is largely expected to do something big for this milestone, and thus far a lot of the rumors have pointed toward a special anniversary edition iPhone that could cost as much as $1,000. Today we're hearing more about this anniversary iPhone, and just what Apple will do to make it stand out from the more standard offerings launching alongside it.

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Mercedes teases the car it hopes will be catnip to millennials

Mercedes teases the car it hopes will be catnip to millennials

Mercedes-Benz has previewed its next big design change, with the Concept A Sedan giving us a hint of what a new compact four-door could look like. Revealed today at the Shanghai Auto Show, the new concept softens Mercedes' design language even further, building on the CLA with more swooping lines. Indeed, according to Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG, "the time of creases is over."

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: On the shoulders of giants

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: On the shoulders of giants

In the cat and mouse game between Samsung and Apple, the user is the real winner, and never has that been so apparent as with the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated Android smartphone of 2017, the Galaxy S8 is Samsung's first big opportunity to put the Note 7 battery debacle behind it, and instead wow consumers with its latest industrial design, services, and more. Question is, with the same camera as the old Galaxy S7, not to mention flagship feature Bixby Voice absent until later in the year, does the Galaxy S8 and its big S8+ sibling do enough today to overshadow the iPhone 8 tomorrow?

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Google Earth gets revamped with massive update

Google Earth gets revamped with massive update

Today is a big day for Google Earth, as Google has delivered a large update that adds a lot of new features. In fact, the update is so big and packs in so many features that Google is prompted to call it "the new Google Earth." Indeed, there's a lot to explore, so let's get down to it.

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Huawei Watch 2 priced up for release today

Huawei Watch 2 priced up for release today

If Huawei's first Android Wear watch aped the classic timepiece you might wear to the office, the new Huawei Watch 2 is its gym-going sibling. Announced at Mobile World Congress, and officially priced up and available in the US from today, the new smartwatch promises more standalone flexibility than before, along with a distinct aesthetic all of its own. Gone is the minimalistic metal, with the stylings of a sports chronograph in its place.

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Origin EON15-S is an entry-level gaming laptop with some bite

Origin EON15-S is an entry-level gaming laptop with some bite

Can you buy a gaming laptop for a dollar less than $1,000? If you asked that question just a few years ago, the answer would be a resounding no. Trying to make gaming laptops more accessible, and therefore expanding its customer base, Origin is putting out the EON15-S, a customizable laptop that, while not exactly a powerhouse, can still be considered a decent machine for gaming. And all for a sweet price tag of $999.

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This iPhone 8 leak is the biggest and most exciting one yet

This iPhone 8 leak is the biggest and most exciting one yet

Samsung should bask in the limelight while it still can. Because if the iPhone 8 shapes up to be anywhere close to these leaks, it will definitely steal the show later this year. Fan site iFanr has gotten a hold of a schematic diagram of this iPhone X or iPhone 8 and the implications are going to be ground breaking. So whether Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone comes late or not, it will be putting the Android world on notice and might set the design trend for the years to come.

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HTC U “Ocean” to ditch headphone jack, gain water resistance

HTC U “Ocean” to ditch headphone jack, gain water resistance

Bad publicity is still publicity, as some would say. In that case, then HTC might very well be enjoying the spotlight, but not exactly in a good way. If the HTC U Ultra is the best that the company can do, then it would be in deep trouble. Fortunately, the HTC U, a.k.a. HTC Ocean, seems to be poised to address some of the complaints about the early 2017 smartphone. Unfortunately, based on this new leak, it won't all be good.

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Google to no longer require bundled Android services in Russia

Google to no longer require bundled Android services in Russia

In Russia, Android users might be surprised to no longer see Google Search or other popular Google services in their new smartphones. That's because Google has settled with the Russian competition authorities after the tech giant has been found guilty of using its position as Android platform maker to push its own services to Android users. This status quo was challenged by its rivals, particularly Russian company Yandex, who gained a favorable ruling back in 2015. This unprecedented move opens the doors to Google's rivals not only in Russia but across Europe as well.

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Nokia 6 gets Android 7.1.1, hints at a promising life

Nokia 6 gets Android 7.1.1, hints at a promising life

The HMD-made Nokia 6 is starting to get Android 7.1.1. Considering that the smartphone was just launched earlier this year, that doesn't seem to be unusual. But considering the messy Android update situation, that's never really a given. But with HMD Global pushing out the latest, at least as far as non-Google phones are concerned, version of Android to the mid-range phone, it is making good on its promise to be the best there is when it comes to Android updates.

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Logitech Pop HomeKit bundle gives Apple’s Home a smart button

Logitech Pop HomeKit bundle gives Apple’s Home a smart button

Logitech's Pop is getting an Apple HomeKit upgrade, allowing the programable wireless buttons to act as light-switches, scene-triggers, and more for iOS fans. Launched in August last year, Pop offers a triple-function button that can be customized to control hundreds of devices in your smart home. Now, there's a second version for those who went the HomeKit route.

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