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Could Samsung be planning to resell refurbished phones? According to a report released by Reuters, a source with “direct knowledge of the matter” says such a plan could be coming “as early as next year.”
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Debut at Mobile World Congress with Bigger Batteries and MicroSD Storage
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were finally revealed at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona over the weekend. The new Samsung flagship devices bring back some understandably missed features from last year’s S6 and S6 Edge–larger batteries and expandable microSD storage.
However, there’s even more good news as Samsung brought back the S5’s waterproofing; both come with a IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. The phones remain aesthetically similar to the beautiful S6 devices before them, but they are slightly more ergonomic, even despite a larger battery bulge. The S7 is still 5.1″, but the S7 Edge has a much larger 5.5″ display looking to compete in screen real estate with Nexus, LG, and other large Android devices.
To preface, let me just say that virtual reality is not a gimmick. It’s not going anywhere. And it could change your life for better or worse. Tomorrow. Imagine for a moment that you own a private island. And you can go to it whenever you like in an instant. Or perhaps a tea room in a bamboo forest, where you can meditate while five of your children destroy your suburban household.That fantasy is a present option of the Samsung Gear VR, the future of wireless virtual reality technology. We took the new Innovator Edition powered by Oculus for a spin and had the most intensely original technology experience Tech Void has encountered. Still interested? Read on below for our full review of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4G from AT&T.
“The internet of things (IoT),” a new tech phrase that’s somewhat reminiscent of the “the dot- com boom,” has been bouncing around a lot lately. It refers to the recent push by companies like Nest, acquired by Google in January for 3.2 billion dollars, to connect daily electronics in homes and businesses to the internet. This would allow homeowners or authorized users to control devices from their smartphones. Daily chores like getting up to turn off the lights before bed would be a thing of the past.
And despite the inherent creepiness that comes along with being able to turn on your blender from another room, it’s become remarkably obvious how serious tech companies are about this new idea. And no one wants to be left behind.
When the Samsung Galaxy S5 came out this spring, it was one ugly band-aid of an unveiling. You know what I’m talking about, that dimpled pleathery backing on the device. Still, it had state-of-the-art specs, a beautiful 5.1″ HD display, and improved Touchwiz overlayed onto the smooth 4.4 Android KitKat running behind the scenes. But with all S devices, there’s always a counterpart to follow. And, in this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. Like the original S4 Active, this device is ruggedized for the outdoorsy, the clumsy, and the generally careless with their belongings. AT&T was nice enough to send us a review unit and we gave it a fortnight of data tracking, dunk-testing, and general smartphone gauntlet of use. Read on below to see how the Active is one of the most indestructible flagship phones on the market.
Remember when President Barack Obama got in on a selfie with the British and Danish Prime Ministers at a Nelson Mandela memorial service? Although it technically wasn’t a #funeralselfie, news sources around the world pointed out his insensitivity, and not just Fox News. Selfies have become a source of shame yet again for the POTUS, as he recently got himself entangled in an unintentional promotional selfie for none other than Samsung, who “broke the Internet” a while back with Ellen Degeneres’ now-famous celeb-filled selfie shot.