Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs Reported to Include 4K AMOLED Display, 8GB RAM

In wake of the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, Samsung may need to bump its launch timeline of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge. If that is the case, it should be no shock to see many rumors and supposed leaks flooding the web as we enter the last part of 2016.

In the latest piece to make the rounds, specifications for the yet-to-be-announced device have surfaced, though, there’s no telling how accurate they might be. With the best guess being that Samsung will unveil its newest phones at MWC in February of 2017, there’s still plenty of time for things to change.  (more…)

Giveaway: Win a Google Home or $10 Google Play Gift Card

Orders of the Google Home are expected to ship out in early November, and if you didn’t order one from the Google Store, we here at DL would like to get one into your home once they are available. That’s right, we’re giving away a Google Home, only because we love you.

With Google Home, Assistant is just a brief “Ok, Google” away, capable of sharing the weather, sports scores, booking a movie date, or any number of different things.

We are giving away a single Google Home unit, but for five other people, you will win a $10 Google Play gift card. Sure, it’s not Home, but it’s a few new apps and games from Google Play that you might want. Having made the entry process very simple using Rafflecopter, go ahead and enter, then cross those fingers. Winners will be selected this Friday at 12PM Pacific.

Enough talk, let’s do this.  (more…)

Google Fiber Pauses Deployment to ‘Refine Approach,’ Head of Business Exits

Announced via a Fiber blog post, Access CEO Craig Barratt states that while “our subscriber base and revenue are growing quickly,” the company will be pausing all deployment in eight areas of the US that have been in the “exploratory” phase (planning out infrastructure and working with city officials for a smooth rollout), while Fiber refines its approach. That being said, Access, the division of Alphabet that houses Google Fiber, is being met with job cuts. (more…)

Samsung Pay Adds Three More Supported Countries, Supports In-App Payments and ‘Nearby’ Savings

At Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, NV this week, Samsung announced Samsung Pay support for three new countries, as well as new features for users in the United States.

The newly supported countries are Thailand, Malaysia, and Russia, bringing the total of supported countries up to 10 by the end of 2016. Additionally, Samsung is partnering with Mastercard to bring Samsung Pay to more places on the web via Masterpass, currently accepted at hundreds of thousands of merchants in 33 countries across the globe for online payments.  (more…)

Xiaomi Intros Mi Note 2 With 5.7″ FHD Display, Teases Mi Mix With ‘Edgeless Design’

Xiaomi showcased two new phones for the market this week, one of which may not come to the US, plus a VR headset that includes a controller. Neither of the phones are being specifically marketed for the average US consumer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t import them if you really want to.

The first phone, which will work just fine in the US on a GSM network, is the Mi Note 2. Looking rather similar to the Galaxy Note 7, the Mi Note 2 features a dual curved 5.7″ Full HD display, Snapdragon 821 processor, 4,070mAh battery, and 22MP rear-facing camera. That camera has a Sony IMX318 sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 77-degree wide angle lens, also capable of shooting 4K video with EIS (electronic image stabilization).  (more…)

DTEK60 Announced by BlackBerry, Priced at $499 With 5.5″ QHD Display and Plenty of Security

BlackBerry announced a new phone this week, the DTEK60. As was detailed back in September, this new hardware was likely not created by BlackBerry, but the software and overall experience is pure BB. Featuring a 5.5″ QHD AMOLED display, 21-megapixel rear-facing camera, fingerprint reader on the back and 2TB microSD card support, the phone is available for purchase starting today in the US and other regions across the globe.  (more…)