Google I/O 2017 Registration is Now Open!

Google I/O 2017 registration is now open, Google fans! The registration runs from today through February 27 at 5PM Pacific, so you have a few days here to get your application in.

Like in previous years, Google is once again doing a lottery or drawing to decide who gets to come. Since thousands upon thousands of developers, geeks, and corporate techies want to attend, Google has decided that this is the fairest way, rather than opening the floodgates to a few-minute-long barrage of entries.  (more…)

DEAL: T-Mobile Hosting Mega-Phone Sale – $360 for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, V20

For some reason (and we’re not about to complain), T-Mobile is hosting a mega-phone sale today that includes most Android devices, even of the flagship variety. We’re talking hundreds of dollars off the Samsung Galaxy S7 ($313 off) or Galaxy S7 Edge ($419 off) or LG V20 ($409 off). In fact, you can have any of those phones for just $360 total, or $15 per month for 24 months.  (more…)

DEAL: Groupon Hosting ‘Super Samsung’ Event, Save Big on Chargers, Headphones, Phones and Much More

Groupon’s major Super Samsung event is up and running, presenting deals on a range of new and manufacturer refurbished products. For example, if you need a 55″ curved 4K TV, you can get one for $650. Want a replacement charger for your Galaxy S7? They have them for $10. There’s even the Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds available for $99.  (more…)

DEAL: Spend $50 at Amazon Today, Get $8.62 Off With Code

For the 2nd year in a row, Amazon ranked #1 in a poll about their corporate reputation. Normally, we don’t care about stuff like this, but when that ranking turns into a discount for you, we are happy to acknowledge the accomplishment. Good job, Amazon.

OK, so that ranking has Amazon in the rewarding mood, which means a discount on any order you place today over $50. The discount is $8.62, which is Amazon thanking customers for their record 86.27 rating in the Harris Poll I mentioned above. Cool, right?

In order to get the discount, simply enter in “BIGTHANKS” at checkout. That’s it. Now, go shopping.

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Video: Checkout the LG G6 Square Camera Mode

As a part of a teaser for the new UX we’ll see in the upcoming LG G6, LG talked a lot about squares and the fact that the phone’s 18:9 display ratio allows for perfect 1×1 viewing of content. For example, this sizing would allow for a camera to shoot 1×1 squares (for things Instagram), while viewing the shot in a matching 1×1 square panel next door, almost in real-time.  (more…)

Survey Shows Samsung Has Long Road Ahead in Reputation Department

This may not come as a shock to anyone paying attention, but Samsung, with the Galaxy Note 7 recall and now this massive political scandal, has lost major reputation points around the globe. Now, if only there was a consumer survey that could put this so-called perception into actual data. Oh, wait, there totally is, the Reputation Quotient report from The Harris Poll.  (more…)