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Samsung’s biggest challenge now is Google software, not Apple hardware

The Galaxy S8 signals an escalation in Samsung’s rivalry with Google<p>It’s an occupational hazard among gadget geeks to fixate on new hardware, and yesterday’s introduction of the gorgeous Galaxy S8 by Samsung made that easier than ever. I could write for days about how pretty and pleasant that new …

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Unlocked Galaxy S8 preorders start May 9. Here's why it's smart to wait

Commentary: An unlocked Samsung phone might be the better choice.<p>Starting tonight, you can preorder the gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy S8.<p>Or you could wait until May 9, when Best Buy will begin offering unlocked versions of Samsung's new Galaxy phones you can use with any major US carrier.<p>It's funny. …

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Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel: The two most important Android devices right now

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are here and they look stunning. But design is not the be-all and end-all of smartphone experience. Software, careful optimization and attention to detail can tip the scale in favor of competitors.<p>In this post, the latest Samsung Galaxy device goes up against the …

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Galaxy S8 is world’s first phone with Bluetooth 5.0

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 is the world’s first smartphone to offer Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.<p>It’s faster and more reliable than the Bluetooth 4.2 technology currently found in today’s flagship devices — including iPhone 7 — and it can stream audio to two sets of wireless headphones or speakers …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 shows Apple is behind the smartphone design trend

That’s probably okay, especially if iPhone 8 rumors turn out correct.<p>Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphone today — its high-end flagship model, designed to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone — at an event in New York. We’ll let you browse its features and specs at the Verge — Dieter …

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Here are the main differences between the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung's latest flagship smartphones

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are here, and they're making a great argument for a place in your hands and pockets.<p>However, you have a choice to make: Which model will be best suited for your daily smartphone antics?<p>I've compared the specs and differences between the two versions of the phone to make the …

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The cheapest way to transfer money abroad

The triggering of Article 50 did not result in any immediate or decisive movement of the pound.<p>But the pound remains a long way below the level it had reached before the outcome of the referendum in June.<p>A weaker pound, and the prospect of continued volatility as negotiations commence, make it more …

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Samsung has a ghastly cover for you to uglify your Galaxy S8

Is Samsung's Galaxy S8 too beautiful for you, with its sleek lines and huge, nearly bezel-less screen? Samsung's got a fix in the way of the 2Piece cover, an indescribably ugly two-piece cover for the phone.<p>I mean, just look at it.<p>The 2Piece cover does not only take away the S8's grace and …

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Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7: Samsung and Apple Flagships Face Off

Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7: Samsung and Apple Flagships Face Off<p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a big, beautiful, and powerful new Android phone, but how does …

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The 8 most important features of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone

Samsung may still be trying to make up for its debilitating hardware nightmare, but it has one distinct advantage: it’s launching its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, early enough in the year that it gets to help establish a new standard for what a 2017 premium smartphone <i>should</i> be. One analyst …

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Should You Get the Galaxy S8 Unlocked? Pros and Cons

Phone carriers are already taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but there's another option that prospective owners should also consider. …

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Check out these Galaxy S8 wallpapers

Yesterday, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Although the devices are not available yet, a few of their wallpapers have already made their way online. If you want to pimp out your smartphone by giving it a slightly new and different look, you might want to consider downloading …

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Android flagships: Which is best for the enterprise?

How do Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus compare to rival Android flagships from LG, Huawei, Motorola, HTC and Google? It depends on your priorities. …

Mobile Technology

Is cash obsolete? How banks are pushing to replace it

As peer-to-peer payment systems like Venmo become more popular, experts are starting to look ahead to a future in which cash will be obsolete, supplanted by technology. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.

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Here's why I won't be upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung's Galaxy S8 will arrive in the UK on April 28 (or earlier, if you put in a preorder now), along with its big brother, the Galaxy S8 Plus.<p>Early reviews for the two phones are positive. Some people think the curved screen, which covers the sides of the phone, makes the S8 "one of the most …

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How to Turn Your Photos into Artwork on iPhone (Prisma App)

You may have seen some really stunning artwork on Instagram recently that looks like a photo with a really intricate filter. These photos as artwork became a huge trend on social media when the photo editing app Prisma started trending. There are entire Instagram accounts dedicated to sharing …

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You can pre-order the Galaxy S8 and get a free Gear VR

Well, that was fast. One day after Samsung's big Galaxy S8 reveal, the phone is now available for pre-order at Samsung's website and all major U.S. carriers.<p>We already knew the pricing for both the S8 and the S8+, and there are no surprises here. But why dish out your cash now only to get the …

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HTC U Ultra Review: Flawed Beauty

The fans won’t want to hear it, but HTC has made a misstep with the HTC U Ultra. Flagship follow-up to last year’s HTC 10, it promises high-style and …

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Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus: Everything we know so far

<i>In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding the Xiaomi Mi 6’s specs, features, price, and availability. Check back soon!</i><p>Business has been good for Xiaomi in certain markets around the world. The company is doing well in its native China as …

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Samsung's 2Piece Cover for the Galaxy S8 is the most hideous and terrible case I've ever seen

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are two of the most attractive smartphones that have come out in the past few years. With their super-slim bezels, …

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Samsung Gets Ahead Of Its Past With Galaxy S8 Reveal

by , Featured Columnist @tforbes,<p>Samsung unboxed its much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models at a ballyhooed live-streamed event in New York …

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Samsung finally gets onboard with virtual navigation keys on Galaxy S8

After years and several generations of flagship devices, Samsung finally took a step with the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ that many people have been …

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OnePlus 3T suits up in special-edition black

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Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt is super excited for Andy Rubin’s Android phone

Android’s co-creator Andy Rubin recently revealed that his company Essential is working on a new smartphone. Rubin teased a picture of the handset on Twitter a few days ago and Alphabet’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has now also declared his interest in it.<p>In a tweet, Schmidt referenced …

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Pre-release benchmark may confirm Snapdragon 835 inside HTC U, battery size also rumored

Not that we had any reason to doubt Evan Blass of @evleaks and VentureBeat fame after reliably exposing so many unreleased phones, including the …

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Here’s how long you’re going to have to wait to buy an unlocked Galaxy S8

Samsung announced on Wednesday during its Unpacked event that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would begin shipping on April 21st. That’s less than a …

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AmEx raises Platinum bonus

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>American Express has upped the signup bonus for its premium Platinum card from 40,000 to 60,000 points, in what is widely seen as an attempt to one-up its competitor JPMorgan …

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Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensors come in all shapes and sizes

Why it matters to you<p>Synaptics has a new line of fingerprint sensors, and chances are you'll see them in a future smartphone.<p>The name Synaptics may …

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Facebook Messenger to no longer work on Windows smartphones

Facebook has announced that, as of the end of this month, Messenger will no longer be supported on devices running Windows Phone 8.1. Additionally, …

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Is Samsung's S8 an iPhone Killer?

<b>Samsung</b> (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) has long offered features on its flagship phones that rival what<b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) has yet to make available on an iPhone.<p>These include wireless charging and offering an SD card slot that allows users to expand the built-in memory. Those innovations, along with its …

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