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Samsung goes after Apple at home with new Connect Home hub

Samsung goes after Apple at home with new Connect Home hub First you need to decide what smart home platform you want (Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, or maybe something else?To change that, Samsung's introducing two things: a new smart home hub called the Samsung Connect Home and a new smart home app called Samsung Connect.

The ultimate fate of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is perfectly apt

The ultimate fate of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is perfectly apt But those cameras are actually smartphones, and those smartphones – at least the ones in Gumi – happen to be Galaxy Note 7's.It's hard to tell in the pic (Samsung only allowed their own photography in the factory), but those are Note 7 phones hanging above.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are gorgeous—but far from perfect

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are gorgeous—but far from perfect The phone's definitely prettier, the screen's larger, and there's the very interesting Bixby AI assistant onboard.The Galaxy S8 will be judged not only by how it competes with the iPhone 7, but its ability or inability to restore consumer trust in Samsung.

Samsung Gear VR is now so much easier to use

Samsung Gear VR is now so much easier to use This led to a lot of reaching up to your temple to back out of games and access some other VR controls.Now, every Gear VR headset will ship with a small, black Bluetooth controller.

How the Note 7 disaster got Samsung to rethink the battery for the Galaxy S8

How the Note 7 disaster got Samsung to rethink the battery for the Galaxy S8 After Samsung figured out what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7, it set to get in front of any battery problems for future phones.What hasn't been revealed until now is that Samsung altered the battery design of its next flagship, the Galaxy S8, in the wake of the Note 7.

Trolling will get worse before it gets better

Trolling will get worse before it gets better Just under 20 percent of experts thought the internet had any chance of getting better over the next decade when it comes to harassment and trolling.But they still had some interesting ideas about why trolling will last.

Oculus software update harnesses power of new Gear VR controller

Oculus software update harnesses power of new Gear VR controller Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the updated Gear VR controller, and along with the new input device Oculus has added several major updates to the mobile version Oculus Home, the software that powers the Gear VR experience.This update is huge because it will likely encourage Gear VR users to stay in Oculus Home longer rather than slipping the Gear VR headset off when looking to read something on the web or conduct something as simple as a Google search.

Samsung DeX transforms the Galaxy S8 into a legit desktop computer

Samsung DeX transforms the Galaxy S8 into a legit desktop computer The entire Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, could easily be mistaken for the applications running on a Windows desktop.The DeX dock will also support the same multitasking already available on Samsung mobile devices.

Alibaba is making moves in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market

Alibaba is making moves in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market The Chinese internet giant has started working out of a shared office space in India's Silicon Valley, Economic Times reports.This comes a few months after Alibaba announced its first India office in Mumbai a stone's throw away from rival Amazon's headquarters.

No one can hide from this $150 'Overwatch' Widowmaker statue

No one can hide from this $150 'Overwatch' Widowmaker statue Blizzard Entertainment revealed its second high-end Overwatch collectible Tuesday, a 13.5-inch statue of the spidery sniper assassin Widowmaker, which you can pre-order now for $150.

How Star Wars fans are reclaiming the prequels with memes

How Star Wars fans are reclaiming the prequels with memes The three Star Wars prequel movies are finding redemption in the most unlikely location: dank memes on Reddit.At the same time, the prequels were all box office blockbusters and introduced an entire generation to Star Wars fandom.

Watch Bill O'Reilly snicker through his non-apology to Congresswoman Waters

Watch Bill O'Reilly snicker through his non-apology to Congresswoman Waters Don't come to Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly if you're expecting an apology.Take, for example, the commentator's non-apology to Congresswoman Maxine Waters he issued last night after making fun of her "James Brown wig.

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you But shortly after birth, what came to be known colloquially as “Broadband Privacy Rules” were targeted by the incoming Trump administration as an unnecessary overreach.The Broadband Privacy Rule would’ve required ISPs to state their intentions directly to you: what they want to collect, how they might share it and sell it and to whom.

'Outlander' Season 3: 10 burning questions we have about Claire and Jamie's reunion

'Outlander' Season 3: 10 burning questions we have about Claire and Jamie's reunion )  But after 20 years separated from their true love, we've got to believe that Claire and Jamie have a lot of lost time to make up for in Season 3.(In fact, this preview photo from Season 3 guarantees it.

Amber Coffman addresses her departure from Dirty Projectors and breakup with David Longstreth

Amber Coffman addresses her departure from Dirty Projectors and breakup with David Longstreth It was a surprise to me to learn last September about his album plans, the content, timing, use of the band name, etc…," she writes.Following their breakup, the longtime collaborators worked together on Coffman's solo debut for Columbia.

Aliens in the new 'Valerian' trailer will make you want to move to space

Aliens in the new 'Valerian' trailer will make you want to move to space What do you get if you combine Mad Max, Star Trek and some good old-fashioned espionage?From The Fifth Element director Luc Besson comes a new space adventure full of dazzling visuals (including Rihanna).

Emma Thompson almost quit a film when a costar was body shamed

Emma Thompson almost quit a film when a costar was body shamed While appearing on the Swedish talk show Skavlan, Emma Thompson discussed the horrible amount of pressure actresses in Hollywood face when it comes to being as thin as possible.The Beauty and the Beast actress recalled one particular incident in which she threatened to quit a movie during filming after one of the producers tried to body shame her costar.

The title for the 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel is going to break the internet

The title for the 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel is going to break the internet What's the ultimate thing worth breaking if you're Wreck-It Ralph?A teeny, tiny teaser for 2018's Wreck-It Ralph 2, presented Tuesday at CinemaCon, reveals the sequel will be called Ralph Breaks the Internet.

This solar-powered machine transforms desert sand into glass sculptures

This solar-powered machine transforms desert sand into glass sculptures German designer Markus Kayser built his 'Solar Sinter' machine as a university project.He wanted to challenge how we approach the process of making things in a world dominated by shortages.

Watch the world's first ever monster truck front flip. You know you'll love it.

Watch the world's first ever monster truck front flip. You know you'll love it. Even if you don't care about monster truck culture, you've got to admit: watching a big truck flip in the air is pretty damn awesome.Bonus: he didn't even die.