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19 rumors we've heard about Samsung's Galaxy S8, one of the biggest smartphones of 2017

Samsung's Unpacked events are when the company usually announces its new Galaxy smartphones.<p>Last month, we had 17 rumors, and we've updated this month's list with two new rumors and a few new updates to existing rumors, too.<p>Check out what we've seen and heard about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8:

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Amazon's Grocery Would Eliminate Thousands Of Jobs

<i>Update: Amazon denied that it had plans to open 2,000 grocery stores after this post was published.</i><p>There’s nothing wrong with profit or efficiency. If you’re in business, you probably have multiple reasons, but profit is a big one. Profit is how you pay yourself. It enables a company to offer more …

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Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8

Apple invited a wave of controversy earlier this year when it decided to remove the iPhone's headphone jack, replacing it with headphones that connected to the handset's charging port, and was lampooned for describing the move as an act of "courage".<p>But it appears that its arch-rival Samsung is set …

Mobile Technology

Mark Zuckerberg vows more action to tackle fake news on Facebook

Facebook chief acknowledges problem but continues to argue that spread of hoax stories on the social network did not influence US election<p>Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook will do more to tackle fake news while continuing to argue that the spread of hoax stories on the social network did not affect …

Facebook wants to make you secure no matter how hard you make it

When you have a billion people using your service, you have an obligation to keep your users secure, even when they behave in unsafe ways.<p>Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Facebook, speaking at Web Summit last week, told a quick story to show what his company was up against when it came …

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

Galaxy S8 Production May Be 'Aborted' If Samsung Can't Figure Out Cause Of Note 7 Fires

Like any major company after a PR disaster, Samsung is in full-on goodwill tour mode right now, setting up counters at airports around the world to offer immediate loaners phones for Note 7 owners about to fly and reportedly compensating Note 7 parts suppliers for lost revenue. Heck, even Samsung …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 production permanently ended following battery explosions

South Korean electronics company to kill off its flagship smartphone after failing to fix problems with batteries catching fire<p>Samsung has confirmed that it is permanently stopping production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after it was involved in dozens of fires and explosions worldwide.<p>In a …

How to Have High-Speed Wireless Throughout Your Luxury Home

Keep every room in your estate—or apartment—connected to quality internet<p>There are few things more frustrating in life than a weak wireless signal …

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Apple, Google, Coca-Cola top list of 100 most valuable brands: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) topped the list of the world’s 100 most valuable brands in 2016, while technology and automotive brands dominated the overall rankings, according to a new report from brand consultancy …

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Hands-on with Google Wifi, the company’s first self-branded router [Video]

Google just announced Google Wifi, an appropriately-named WiFi router, which — among other things — lets you easily create a mesh network in your home, similar to Eero. It’s not necessarily an OnHub replacement, but rather gives you another cheaper option that is made by Google itself…<p>If you only …

Wi-Fi

Google CEO Launches New Products With Remarkably Simple Words And Slides

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is one of the smartest technologists on the planet, but he earns high marks for communicating extremely complex ideas in very simple terms.<p>There’s no question Pichai is whip-smart. He received his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the highly …

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Google takes on Apple, Amazon with new hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday announced a new “Pixel” smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone …

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Android 7.0 Nougat Has 4 Hidden Treasures

Excited to download Nougat? Once you get past the core new features like split screen mode and enhanced notifications, there’s a whole series of hidden features you can explore to tune up your phone. Here are four big ones to get you started.<p><b>1. “Clear all” button for apps.</b><p>In previous Android …

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iPhone 7 Expected to Be 35% Faster Than iPhone 6s, But What Does That Mean for You?

Whereas most smartphone manufacturers tend to be transparent about the clock speed of their device’s CPU — such as, for instance, disclosing the #.# …

Amazon just leaked images of the iPhone 7

Here's what the new iPhone 7 Plus looks like, according to a leaked page touting new accessories at Amazon.com.<p>The new iPhone 7 Plus has dual cameras in the back, thus confirming the rumors prior to launch. The home button appears a bit more flush to the touchscreen, as well.<p>Another leaked image …

Mobile Technology

Facebook lost the first round in a battle over the legality of its automatic photo-tagging

A judge in California today (May 6) cleared the way for the battle to proceed over a Facebook technology that allows the social media service to attach names to faces. The judge rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by three Chicago Facebook users.<p>The plaintiffs say …

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