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Samsung Gear IconX 2nd Gen adds Bixby and boosts battery

Samsung Gear IconX 2nd Gen adds Bixby and boosts battery

Samsung has updated its AirPod-rivaling Gear IconX headset, adding Bixby support and more to its wireless earbuds. Like the original Gear IconX earbuds, the new models revealed this week at IFA 2017 are completely cordless: there's no tethering wire either between each bud or to your phone. For 2017, though, they should last longer than before.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 might ship sooner to pre-orders

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 might ship sooner to pre-orders

Haste makes waste, they always say. But it seems that conventional wisdom doesn’t apply, or at least isn’t heeded, in anything associated with Samsung. It has started to launch its products earlier than everyone else, with some disastrous results, and it seems that T-Mobile is following that trend as far as the Galaxy Note 8 is concerned. Some probably ecstatic subscribers have reported receiving notifications that their stylus-toting phablet might actually arrive before anyone else.

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This is the pink Galaxy Note 8 you can’t have

This is the pink Galaxy Note 8 you can’t have

While manufacturers are trying to make black the new black again, there will always be markets where different colors hold sway. One such market, apparently, is Taiwan, whose obsession with pink hasn’t faded even a bit. Naturally, after launching the pink Galaxy S8 earlier this year, Samsung has now announced a pink Galaxy Note 8 in the country as well. But if you’re eyeing to get one for yourself, better luck next time because this might be available only in Taiwan.

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Galaxy Note 8 gets better than best DisplayMate rating

Galaxy Note 8 gets better than best DisplayMate rating

If DxOMark is considered by some as the authority of smartphone camera benchmarks, when it comes to smartphone screens, DisplayMate is the name of the game. But while DxOMark has yet to find a smartphone that reaches a perfect 100, DisplayMate already has a “best” display ever in the Galaxy S8. So what can it do when the Galaxy Note 8 comes along with an even better screen? Why, give it its even higher A+ grade, of course!

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Why the iPhone 8 excites this Android user

Why the iPhone 8 excites this Android user

The expected $1000 iPhone 8 with tiny bezels, a new camera, and a new way to charge should excite every Android user in the world. Not because this iPhone 8 will be a device to switch to iOS for - not at all. This device should be exciting to Android users because it signifies an industry expansion. While Apple's last half-decade was a set of iPhones that looked largely like their predecessors, Apple's about to release an iPhone that looks quite different - and it'll do so with two more phones, all at the same time!

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The Bixby button is the bane of my mobile existence

The Bixby button is the bane of my mobile existence

Samsung made a controversial decision with its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones: to include a physical button for summoning Bixby, the personal assistant that wasn't finished upon the handsets' launch. Some people were okay with the button's existence when the option (briefly and unofficially) existed to remap it. Samsung squashed that ability, though, and now we're left with a button that is, for many of us, really annoying and completely useless.

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Samsung mobile chief defends Galaxy Note 8’s smaller battery

Samsung mobile chief defends Galaxy Note 8’s smaller battery

While the Galaxy Note 8 is billed to be the perfect productivity tool, there is one aspect of it that seems to fly in the face of that vision: it’s battery. The most powerful and most useful smartphone would be rendered pointless if it couldn’t last a day without plugging in. That is indeed one of the biggest criticisms of Samsung’s latest phablet, which company mobile head DJ Koh tried to explain away in a press interview.

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Galaxy Note 8: Samsung apologizes to Note 7 owners with discount

Galaxy Note 8: Samsung apologizes to Note 7 owners with discount

The anticipated Galaxy Note 8 was finally announced this week, marking the return of Samsung's impressive phablet device after last year's Note 7 debacle. Of course, those who had to give up the recalled Note 7 were already offered other Samsung flagships in exchange, but for those still faithful to the brand the company is offering a significant discount on the new Note 8.

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Samsung chief get prison time in $6.4m bribery scandal

Samsung chief get prison time in $6.4m bribery scandal

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong has been convicted of bribery and embezzlement, and has been sentenced to five years in prison. Lee had been accused of paying out $6.4m in bribes so as to secure the support of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye and avoid government challenges to a controversial deal Samsung was making. Four other Samsung executives were implicated in the conspiracy.

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Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) might be first tablet with Bixby inside

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) might be first tablet with Bixby inside

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A series is a weird one. Initially marketed for the low to mid tier market, Samsung unexpectedly put out two models with an S Pen inside. And then it launched a third model with a different size. Apparently, it’s not yet done with the line either. And while it may not be able to compete with the Galaxy Tab S3 in terms of specs, it might have one thing that the premium tablet still doesn’t have: Bixby.

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Galaxy Note 8: eight things to love about it

Galaxy Note 8: eight things to love about it

The Galaxy Note 8 is here at long last and it was everything we heard it would be and then some. There is quite a bit of fuss being made over its $1,000 price tag, at least before the iPhone 8 hits that price point as well next month. That said, there might be some things going for Samsung’s latest phablet that could make that four-digit price worth its salt. Here are eight of them.

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Galaxy Note 8 preorders: 5 things to consider first

Galaxy Note 8 preorders: 5 things to consider first

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 preorders start today, but there are a few things to bear in mind before you open your wallet. Samsung's new flagship has some serious talents - not least its shiny new dual-camera rig - but it has a serious price tag to match. Make the right choices, though, and you can be pocketing not only the Note 8 but a bunch of free accessories and more. Read on for five things you need to consider about buying the Note 8.

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