While it's doubtful that the US will catch the Russians accused of participating in the massive 2014 Yahoo breach, a third culprit appears ready to cooperate. Reuters has discovered that Canadian citizen Karim Baratov is slated to appear for a "chan…
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VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 — which should put it somewhere around $ 900 — and will likely launch in late September. The informa…
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IFA 2016 is quickly approaching and reports are coming out stating that Lenovo will introduce at least one refreshed tablet: the Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10. Join us after the break for all the details. So aside from the long name, the tablet is expected to come with a mix of mid and high-end specs […]
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A “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” characterized by unprecedented “developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biotechnology,” may soon be upon us, replacing five million jobs by 2020.
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Next week, Huawei is expected to launch an upgrade to its Honor 4C handset dubbed the Honor 4C Plus. The handset will include a slightly improved design along with a bump to specifications.
The Honor 4C Plus will improve upon the Honor 4C in a few ways. It’s expected to include a 5-inch display (720 x 1280) powered by a Kirin 620 SoC with an octa-core 1.2 GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM. A 13MP camera is expected to be included at the back and an 8MP camera on the front side. It will include 16GB of internal storage space which is double its counterpart which had only 8GB. A 2550 mAh battery will try and last the full length of your day. It’s currently unknown whether the handset will include the company’s KitKat-based Emotion UI or a new Lollipop-based UI. We should find out more on September 14.
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Sometime this week, Verizon should be announcing a new video streaming service that will be targeted at millennials. The service, known as Go90, will call upon viewers to turn their phones 90 degrees in order to start watching television shows. G090 will not have any advertisements, instead generating revenue from advertisements.
Both live and on-demand programming will be available through G090. The content, however, will not include everything that a television network has to offer. Select shows from Comedy Central, Discovery, ESPN, NFL Network, and Food Network are offered in addition to online series from AwesomenessTV, Machinima, Tastemade, and Vice. Having ESPN’s programming offered is probably the most surprising; however, Verizon negotiated mobile rights for individual shows with its partners rather than going for an all-in-one deal. The live programming will primarily come from NFL games and concerts.
The New York Times explains Verizon’s decision in not associating the Big Red brand with Go90:
Executives made a conscious decision not to include the word Verizon when choosing a name for the new service, in part to appeal to as broad an audience as possible. That is important as Verizon seeks to bolster its mobile ad business and deliver to advertisers big audiences that watch premium content. Go90 also could serve as a marketing tool to attract new customers to Verizon’s wireless service.
Verizon’s Marni M. Walden pointed to G090’s target market, people ages 18-34, watching 70% viewing on mobile before any other form factor to prove that there is an “enormous opportunity.” The company wants viewers to talk about Go90 on social media. Because that’s exactly what millennials do, right?
Since this video streaming service is ad-supported, viewers will not have to be Verizon customers.
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Yesterday Samsung began a new service to test drive one of its newest flagships for only $ 1 so long as you live in the U.S. and have an iPhone under contract. Today we are getting a report from Samsung that apparently the test drive went so well, the company is already out of test units.
I’m sure this is just what the company wanted to see. Samsung says the service was more popular than it examined and has promised to add more units to the service shortly. In case you have forgotten here is how the service works:
iPhone users living in the United States can get a brand new Samsung flagship smartphone of their choice for only $ 1 for 30 days. The smartphone will include a pre-installed sim card for testing purposes. After the 30 day trial ends, users will be given 5 days to return the handset if they don’t like it. If they decide to keep the smartphone, Samsung will send owners a manual containing information on how to easily transfer files from your iPhone to your new Samsung smartphone for easier convenience. As long as the condition of the smartphone is kept to a minimum, users won’t be charged anything additional when handing it back.
Apple seemed to have gained a lot of Android users when switching over to the larger screened iPhones this year and Samsung believes it can win Apple users back over with their new service. If you’re looking to get a test drive, Samsung says the best thing you can do right now is keep checking the page, which can be seen at the source link. From what we have heard so far, the service almost seems to good to be true.
Come comment on this article: Samsung’s flagship test drive has gone way better than expected