Samsung Galaxy S8 might lose the home button and headphone jack

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2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Samsung and their Galaxy S series. It may seem like that’s the story every year, but with Samsung still trying to repair the damage from the Galaxy Note 7, the rumor mill has been churning up some exciting news about where the South Korean company may take things next year. Now an exclusive report from Sammobile points to a considerable design change for the upcoming Galaxy S8 including the possible removal of both the home button and headphone jack.

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Unlocked HTC One M9 receives Nougat update, coming to carrier variants early 2017

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Android 7.0 Nougat may have only managed a 0.4% footprint in the latest Android distribution figures, but it should see an increased rate of adoption as OEM’s update their flagships in the coming months. Some brands are quicker than others at updating their handsets, with HTC being one of the better examples. One such case in point is HTC’s announcement earlier that it has begun rolling out the Nougat update to the unlocked HTC One M9.

Amazon has opened a grocery store in Seattle with no cashiers or queues

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Whether it’s earning extra money as a student or working your way up the ranks, working at a supermarket is a steady form of employment for the most part. It’s a type of job that is going to come under attack by technology in the next few years, though, specifically by Amazon in the corporation’s never-ending search for shopping efficiency. According to an announcement earlier today, Amazon has begun trialing a store in Seattle with Amazon Go branding that has no check-outs and no queues. 

Samsung brings a raft of Gear S3 features to last year’s Gear S2

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When a new device launches, it usually boasts a slew of new features that differentiate it from the outgoing model to drive sales. In a nice surprise for Gear S2 owners, though, Samsung has just announced that the just released Gear S2 Value Pack has a bunch of features borrowed directly from the Gear S3. Join us after the break for more details. 

Giveaway: Win an InvisibleShield Glass+ for the Google Pixel!

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The Google Pixel is an expensive device, and we know that you want to protect your phone with a quality screen protector. So you could put an InvisibleShield Glass+ on your Pixel to keep the screen clear and free from scratches, smudges, bubbles. It’s a high-end screen protector for a high-end phone. Everything about the Pixel’s beautiful display remains while adding a layer of protection.

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These Huawei phones will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 in 2017

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It isn’t always plain sailing when you own a modern smartphone. If you purchased the handset on the wrong side of the curve or the manufacturer can’t be bothered, you could be stuck with a phone using an obsolete version of Android for a lengthy period. Owners of recent Huawei flagships though can breathe a sigh of relief because the Chinese handset maker has taken the wraps off its plans to provide an Android 7.0 Nougat (and EMUI 5.0) update for a selection of models. Join us after the break for more info.

Amazon may release new Alexa device complete with touchscreen

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Amazon, in addition to being among the world’s most popular online retailers, has made a few efforts to branch off and create its own hardware to varying degrees of success. The smart home speaker system, Amazon Echo, has been a big hit for the company and a new report is coming out that suggests that we may soon see a brand new Alexa-powered speaker complete with a large touchscreen.

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