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Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

This week the folks at Goldman Sachs advised investors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may cost a bit more than its predecessors. This report included Goldman Sachs saying, "We expect raw material prices to rise 15-20% compared to the Galaxy S7." This should be expected as the Galaxy S8 will likely change at least one of its most essential elements in a big way - its display.

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Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

You might think Samsung will be too busy putting out fires (caused by the Galaxy Note 7, of course), that it wouldn’t have time for more experimental technology, but this is Samsung we’re talking about. At a virtual reality gathering in California, Samsung Electronics VP Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong confirmed rumors that there would a “Gear VR 2” coming soon. But wait, there’s more! There’ll even be a “Gear VR 3”, but that might be a bit of a misnomer because that headset might actually be more about AR than VR.

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Google Motion Stills iOS app gets not so still Motion Text

Google Motion Stills iOS app gets not so still Motion Text

They say a picture paints a thousand words, but who says you can’t have both pictures and words. Google, masters of text analysis etc., definitely isn’t saying so. In fact, it is adding text to moving pictures in the latest update to its still iOS-only and oxymoronic Motion Stills app. Now you can create not just animated GIFs but animated GIFs with animated text. And not just any text, mind you, but text that can follow moving objects around the picture.

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Super Mario Run Review: It is not free, there is a fee

Super Mario Run Review: It is not free, there is a fee

The game Super Mario Run was released today on iOS for free, with a single in-game purchase costing $9.99 USD. My first response to this was - wow, that's a different approach than I'm used to. Most in-app purchases center on coins, extra lives, and filter packs. Here, Nintendo has locked most of the game behind a single pay-to-open door.

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Galaxy S8 release details: Y this display is sweet

Galaxy S8 release details: Y this display is sweet

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may well bring technology from the dead Galaxy Note 7 back to life in a display that's ultra-thin. This new display technology, introduced for Samsung with the Galaxy Note 7, goes by the name Y on-cell touch AMOLED. The letter Y in this case stands for the revision number, while OCTA stands for On-Cell Touch AMOLED. This might not be a shocker for those readers who watch Samsung's releases closely.

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Evernote’s apology changes nothing

Evernote’s apology changes nothing

This morning Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill sent an email to apologize for and clarify this week's Privacy Update blunder. This apology suggests that two factors make what they're doing OK in their eyes. One of these factors is the user's ability to opt-out. The other is the idea that "select" Evernote employees may see "random content" from Evernote users. This is not good enough.

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Evernote will “look at your data” (how to opt out)

Evernote will “look at your data” (how to opt out)

Privacy in saved information in Evernote might not be what it used to be come January 2017. According to the company itself, they'll be updating their service to "process and take action on [your thoughts] - to think." If that weren't creepy enough, they're also updating their privacy policy which now includes an opt-out provision which says Evernote Engineers wont "look at your data to improve the service."

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Snapchat Group Chat vs Snapchat Spectacles – will they work?

Snapchat Group Chat vs Snapchat Spectacles – will they work?

This week the folks at Snap are bringing Snapchat Groups to the chat platform. This system allows up to 16 people to chat in the same room - almost like a chatroom! It's like we're back in the year 1998 and America Online has allowed us to go online and be in message groups about topics we love and chatrooms that are still in their infancy - only now, we do it with photos and brief video clips instead of text.

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Pokemon GO Gen 2: getting Baby Togepi, Pichu ASAP

Pokemon GO Gen 2: getting Baby Togepi, Pichu ASAP

Pokemon GO has a set of new eggs to hatch with Gen 2's arrival, and it begins with just 2... or is it 7? As eggs have begun hatching after the update took place (server side), new Pokemon have started to appear. As luck - or a misplacement of assets - would have it, we've got the full (albeit brief) list of new Pokemon appearing in the game as of now. It's more than just Togepi - it's more than just Pichu.

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iOS 10.2 update released to iPhone

iOS 10.2 update released to iPhone

This morning iOS 10.2 was released to the public for Apple devices of several sorts. This newest official update comes with fixes and stability improvements as well as feature upgrades. Inside is a new pack of 100 emoji, including animals, faces, food, sports, and a number of new or otherwise modified professions. In iOS 10.2 is a new TV app with a new experience for accessing TV shows and movies in many different or otherwise disparate apps.

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Uber, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story bring the Force to your ride

Uber, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story bring the Force to your ride

That’s no moon, that’s your Uber ride. OK, so you won’t exactly be riding the Death Star (can that thing even travel?), but you can hop on an X-Wing fighter en route to your work or whatever destination you have in mind. That is, with a little bit of imagination and this update to the Uber app. Joining the craze for the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie, Uber is making available an optional feature that will make you feel one with the Force.

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Verizon defies Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 kill switch update

Verizon defies Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 kill switch update

Verizon's statement on Samsung's latest effort to recall all Galaxy Note 7 units in the USA is telling. In the statement, Verizon makes clear that they will not be pushing a software update sent by Samsung for the device. The device would essentially render the smartphone useless as it'll disable all charging indefinitely. Verizon disagrees with the method, suggesting that they will not put their customers in such a position during the holiday season.

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