Google IO 2016 Coverage

Verizon delays shipping free Gear S2 offered in Galaxy S7 promo until May

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (reviewed here) handsets are certainly proving to be popular thanks to both the handsets being well-received as well as Samsung and the carriers giving away a Gear VR with each pre-order. Verizon customers had the added bonus of being able to choose between the Gear VR headset or Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch but it seems that demand has outstripped supply of the Gear S2 wearable, with Verizon now informing affected customers of delayed delivery times. Read more

Samsung’s Gear 360 gets priced ahead of launch, and it’s not cheap

samsung_gear_360_3_TASamsung’s Gear 360 was unveiled alongside the Galaxy S7 this year, but without a solid release date or price tag. We still don’t have the release date pinned down outside of Q2 2016, but the price for the advanced camera has shown up ahead of launch. If you were expecting something in the $200 range to compete with LG’s 360 Cam, though, you’re in for sticker shock. Read more

OnePlus offers a range of Sandstone coated everyday items for just $9.99 each*

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It’s April 1st, and that can only mean one thing. No, not that LG would release the full G5 promo video starring Jason Statham, although they did, instead April 1st means that it’s April Fool’s Day. And that upstart company that everyone loves to bash, OnePlus, has gotten into the spirit of things with its #GetSandstoned range of lifestyle products.  Read more

Amazon officially prohibits non-compliant USB Type-C cables, but consumers still need to be vigilant

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Remember when Google’s Benson Leung took it upon himself to test the various USB Type-C cables in order to find out which ones met the standard, and which ones didn’t? Well, it seems that Amazon has decided to help in a different fashion by prohibiting USB Type-C cables that aren’t compliant with the standards set by the USB Implementers Forum Inc. Read more