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After 3 months, Samsung’s “Bixby” voice assistant finally launches in the US

By Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / The hardware Bixby button on the Galaxy S8. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

It has been almost three months since the launch of the Galaxy S8, and Samsung is finally ready to unleash an English-speaking version of Bixby on the world—well, on the US at least. Samsung announced today that its voice assistant can finally speak English, and it’s rolling out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ now.

When the Galaxy S8 was announced at the end of March, Bixby was a heavily promoted part of the phone. Samsung considered Bixby so core to the Galaxy S8 software package that Samsung actually added a hardware “Bixby” button to the side of the Galaxy S8—it looks just like a second power button and lives below the volume rocker. Bixby launched in Samsung’s home of Korea along with the Galaxy S8, but integrating English proved too hard of a task for Bixby to master in time for the Galaxy S8’s April US launch.

With no Bixby to use on their Bixby button, Galaxy S8 customers started remapping the button with third-party apps, turning it into a Blackberry-style “convenience key” that could be configured to launch anything. Samsung has been aggressively disabling these mods with software updates, insisting that the Bixby button is only to be used for Bixby.

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This Evening’s Video Worth Sharing: UnBoxing And Initial Impressions of The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

By Tim

This video covers the 15 inch version and is primarily just initial impressions, but it will give you the specs and some great info. This one comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTechReviews and is his usual great work.

As always, if you are into the latest tech, you really should subscribe to his YouTube channel. Or you can keep coming here to see which ones I find most interesting, your choice.

This is a fairly high end convertible laptop/notebook, but has some really good features and most importantly has a lot of ports, something that many supposedly great (did I say Macbook?), do not have. In other words it is a useful notebook, not just a pretty pile of dog poo.

Okay, so let us get to the video right now…

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Now Certified by FCC; Brings a Rear Camera with LED Flash

By Claudiu Sima

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017

Recently the FCC agency certified another mid-range Samsung tablet, device called Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) that was leaked in some benchmarks in the past. From the documents made public right here we get to know that the product is carrying the A3LSMT385 FCC ID and the SM-T385 model number.

This one seems to be the LTE-capable variant of the new tablet and in terms of the specs we expect to see here a 8-inch display with HD resolution, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 2 GB of RAM memory and 16 GB space of internal storace (with microSD card slot probably).

A 5-megapixel seflie camera will be found here, while on the back a 8-megapixel sensor will be present. Android Nougat will run out of the box and it remains to see how much it will cost. Beside the LTE variant, Samsung will also bring Wi-Fi Only devices on the market as well.

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Samsung’s fiery Galaxy Note 7 to rise from the ashes as the “Fandom Edition”

By Ron Amadeo

There have been whispers for some time that Samsung is planning to resurrect the fallen Galaxy Note 7, and now the ever-reliable Wall Street Journal has come out with a report detailing Samsung’s plan. The existing, non-exploded Note 7 carcasses will be refurbished into the “Galaxy Note 7 FE.”

The “FE” stands for “Fandom Edition,” and the first batch of 400,000 units is due to hit South Korean shelves on July 7th. Additionally, the report says, a “relatively modest” inventory will be available in other countries, with the exact locations yet to be announced. The latest recall totals from the report say Samsung was forced to recall three million Galaxy Note 7s, so that’s still a lot of devices that are unaccounted for.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 With S Pen Launched in India, Priced at $744

By Radu Iorga

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was unveiled at MWC 2017 and now it’s starting to reach various parts of the world. We’ve seen it in USA and Europe and now it has arrived in India, priced at $744. The device has been available in the States since March and now it’s ready for a more widepread release.

The unveiling in India took place during a special event in Bengaluru. The slate will be available in India in the black and silver color options. Specs stay the same as those on the device sold in USA, meaning we get a Snapdragon 820 CPU clocked at 2.15 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 packs a 9.7 inch QXGA display with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and uses a Super AMOLED panel.

There’s a 13 megapixel above average camera at the back, while a 5 MP cam will aid you in case you feel like taking a selfie. Galaxy Tab S3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and uses a 6000mAh battery. It also brings in an S Pen stylus and a keyboard case, supposed to turn the machine into a laptop. 4G LTE connectivity is also here and for entertainment we’ve got quad speakers tuned by AKG.

Of course since it’s a debut special offers will be included. For example buyers will get free data from Reliance Jio and one time screen replacement till July 31st. We previously wrote about tablets in India here and found that Samsung is doing quite well in this country.

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