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Galaxy S8’s Bixby button can be remapped to Google Assistant (or anything else) with an app

One of Samsung’s big software points on the Galaxy S8 is Bixby, the company’s new AI assistant. Samsung is going so all in on this assistant that it added a dedicated button for it on the side. However, since this is Android, some people would prefer to use Google Assistant/Now for this button. …

The battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is better than the iPhone 7

The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has performed better than many people thought it would in a new test carried out by review website phoneArena.<p>The battery on the flagship device lasts for exactly 8 hours, according to test results published by phoneArena.<p>Considering this phone has a 6.2 inch …

Scientists Discover the Genes Responsible for Cannabis Flavor

You probably know the smell — sweet, pungent, perhaps even a little skunky. Discerning cannabis connoisseurs prize the unique flavors and aromas of …

Cannabis

Samsung Galaxy S8 guide reveals dual Bluetooth audio function and more

Another last-minute leak adds to what we know about Samsung’s upcoming flagship<p>Samsung is finally taking the wraps off the Galaxy S8 later today in New York, but we’ve still got time to squeeze in a few more leaks. Like, for example, the phone’s user guide. Yep, the whole document got posted online …

Samsung takes aim at movie projectors with a 34-foot 4K screen

The newest generation of Samsung's 4K televisions stretch its bright, vibrant QLED tech into bigger and bigger screens, topping out at the 88-inch Q9 the company introduced at CES in January. Clearly, these giant TVs are aimed at the home theater market. But the tech giant isn't content with …

This is how fast the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be

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More Galaxy S8 leaks show off the phone from every angle, reveal new details [Video + Gallery]

We’re just days away from Samsung’s official launch of the Galaxy S8, and in the past day or so, the dripping faucet of leaks has turned into a constant stream with new hands-on images, renders, pricing details, and even videos leaked…<p>First and foremost, we have several new, hands-on images of the …

Galaxy S8 and beyond: Samsung bets big on Bixby's AI

"Hi, Bixby. What's Samsung planning to do with you?"<p>A lot, it turns out.<p>Bixby is Samsung's new digital voice assistant, and it will debut on the upcoming Galaxy S8. It will have its own dedicated button on the side of the phone, letting you communicate with the artificial intelligence in a sort of …

Artificial Intelligence

After liftoff, Samsung's Galaxy S8 will face many unknowns

Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S8 flagship device on March 29. Here's a look at some of the key wildcards for the demand curve, artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

​No PC monitor? Samsung smart sunglasses double as smartphone and desktop display

Samsung doubles down on virtual reality for the upcoming Mobile World Congress as it unveils new products from its C-Lab.<p>Samsung has offered a peek …

New Photo Shows Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Weird Home Button

Yet another leaked Galaxy S8 image is making the rounds, this time showing how both versions of Samsung's upcoming flagship might stack up.<p>The …

Mobile

Samsung Signs $4.3 Billion Deal With Apple For OLED Displays For iPhone 8

According to a recent report Samsung has signed a new $4.3 billion deal with Apple to supply the company with OLED display for future iPhones …

Samsung may have made decision on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus battery size

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus may have the same 3,500 mAh battery capacity as the Galaxy Note 7, according to a new report from <i>The Investor</i>.<p>This battery capacity was first suggested by leaker Evan Blass, before speculation from South Korea indicated that the S8 Plus would have a 3,750 mAh capacity …

Samsung QLED vs. LG OLED TV: What's the difference?

When it comes to new TV technology, the little line that turns an "O" into a "Q" makes a big difference.<p>Samsung, the world's No. 1 TV maker, is now branding its best 2017 TVs with an unfamiliar new acronym: "QLED."<p>Meanwhile its chief rival LG, the world's No. 2 TV maker, will continue selling sets …

OLEDs

New LG Watch Sport render leaked

Evan Blass doesn’t sleep. Because if he did someone else might have come across the LG Watch Sport renders before him. But that didn’t happen and we have just been treated to our first hi-res render of the LG Watch Sport in titanium and blue colors.<p>The LG Watch Sport (LG-W280A) features a rotating …

Everything we think we know about ‘Bixby’ — Samsung’s AI assistant for the Galaxy S8

Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S8, is due to be revealed some time at the end of March, and it seems a new AI assistant will be a cornerstone of the company’s pitch. Samsung executives confirmed last November that a fully fledged AI assistant on the S8 would differentiate the device from its …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date USA: What to expect

For the past few years, Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy S device at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. This year, in light of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Will the Galaxy S8 feature a bigger battery?

Samsung Level In ANC wireless headphones might be launched alongside the S8.<p>Samsung will reportedly bring an incremental upgrade in terms of battery …

'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' will have a proper story mode

When <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> launched, it was hard not to be disappointed. The promise of a shiny next-gen <i>Star Wars</i> game made by <i>Battlefront</i> developer DICE was a tantalizing proposition, but unfortunately the reality was a multiplayer-only game that felt frustratingly half-baked. It seems as though EA …

Samsung Galaxy S8: UK release date, price, specs and rumours

The next generation of Samsung's flagship smartphone, called the Samsung Galaxy S8, is due for release in the coming months.<p>Samsung will be hoping to regain consumer trust after the botched release of the Note 7 phone last year with the S8. As part of its bid, it will bring some of the standout …

Samsung and Google could unite over AI

Competition may be good for the soul, but so is collaboration. Samsung said at an earnings call earlier Wednesday that working with its often-partner, sometimes-rival Google will make artificial intelligence better on a range of devices.<p>"Samsung and Google will have to continue to maintain their …

Mobile

DNA Makes Up Only Half Of Every Human Chromosome, Study Reveals

A human being has an estimated 25,000 genes, encoded in molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). These molecules, which form a double helix, are …

Make your bike electric with this swap-in tire

Electric bikes have been around for decades but haven't broken out of their niche audience. Instead of building a bicycle around electric power, GeoOrbital is a universal wheel you can swap into your existing bike to power your ride.<p>GeoOrbital's creators had previously worked at SpaceX and Ford, …

Sony developing smart contact lens that does more than let you see

One of the highlights of <i>Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</i> is the smart contact lens that lets the character Trevor Hanaway record documents. A …

New PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo consoles are coming this year

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are currently powered by "SoC" chips that AMD made for the companies — the same type described during AMD's …

Wireless Adapter Lets You Use a PS4 Controller on Your Classic 8-Bit NES Console

The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived in North American well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or wi-fi were established—it …

HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: The ultra-premium tier of Android - ExtremeTech

By on April 25, 2016 at 9:37 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The last few years have been rough …

Phones

Apple is going a totally different direction than Microsoft and Google

It's the latest in a long string of reports showing that Google is looking to merge its two operating systems— the wildly popular Android and more niche Chrome OS — into one super-product that takes the best from both and that can comfortably live on phones, tablets, and laptops alike.<p>That shift …

2nd Generation Apple Watch Could Be Untethered From iPhones

Apple posted on its developers site that starting on June 1 all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps. While everyone pretty much expected that this would be the case someday I suspect it is a bit sooner than expected since only the initial version of the Watch has been …

Samsung will reportedly start making OLED TV panels this year

And LG will invest in mobile OLED panels<p>Samsung is about to get deep in the OLED game. According to a report from <i>SamMobile</i>, Samsung is preparing to start manufacturing OLED TV panels later this year. Samsung has dominated the mobile OLED market with its displays for years, and now it looks to be …