Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 available through Amazon

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This fall, Samsung will be launching one of the most anticipated devices of the year. The Galaxy Note 4 will have a spot on each of the nation’s four major carriers. However, some consumers want an unlocked device. For those people, we have good news. Amazon is carrying the Galaxy Note 4 unlocked in black ($859), white ($869), and gold ($904). The only catch here is that there is no warranty included since the devices are unlocked.

These are all international models, so prospective buyers on Verizon or Sprint networks are unable to use this unlocked Galaxy Note 4.

Source: Amazon [Black Model Product Link] [White Model Product Link] [Gold Model Product Link]

Google testing doctor video chats with Search

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Need a medical condition explained to you a little bit better? Or do you have a question? Google can help with that by providing professional help. A trial feature being discovered by some users of Google Search shows that Google is offering video chats with doctors. The button to engage in a video chat appears when looking up a medical condition. During the trial period, Google is covering all costs to video chat with a doctor. This is all connected to the Helpouts by Google service that connects curious people with professionals and experts.

Does being directed to a doctor for a video chat appeal to you? Let us know in the comments.

Source: /r/Google
Via: Phandroid

Google X boss acknowledges that “wearables are tough”

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Nothing is easy in the tech business, but apparently wearables are even more difficult. When sitting down with Vanity Fair, Google X’s Astro Teller explained what he and the company has learned. The toughest part is getting people to change their habits in order to put on a wearable. Teller said that wearables will “eventually be a part our lives, but there’s this mantra that there’s no point wearing something on your body—because that’s a big ask.” It is just taking quite some time to get there.


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Snapchat images may have been breached through third-party service

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According to reports, some 4chan users are claiming that a a third-party app used to access the Snapchat service has been breached giving access to over 200,000 images matched with usernames. The app in question is named SnapSaved and is used to get around Snapchat’s system that alerts users when someone grabs a screenshot of an image that has been posted. Apparently SnapSaved was using a cloud architecture to save the images being grabbed from Snapchat, along with everything else that was being passed to a user, like usernames. According to posters on 4chan, the image database will be posted online by this Sunday, October 12th.
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Verizon tweets image of DROID Turbo, but pulls it shortly after

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I have heard of teasers, but this might top them all. Verizon, through their @DroidLanding Twitter account, tweeted an image of the upcoming DROID Turbo, but then deleted it soon after.

Seriously? Usually when something like this happens, it’s a mistake, so either Verizon is playing some serious games with us or someone just lost their job.


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Burger King’s failed marketing material creates some interesting device mashups

burger king galaxy s5Yep, that’s a device that looks strikingly similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S 5. It’s also running iOS. Burger King doesn’t think that’s weird at all.

Not too long ago, the fast food chain kicked off a promotion where they would give away a smartphone (with qualifying two-year agreement) to try to and advertise its brand new BK application. Like any good fast food promotion, there is a website with more information, plus some printed material that’s used in store. Some keen redditors noticed that those promo materials features some weird devices.
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Snowball tries to pack messaging platforms into single app

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A new app called Snowball has been released to the Google Play Store with the intent of providing a one-stop source for a user’s messaging apps. Although still in beta, Snowball will let users connect to their Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, SMS, Hangouts, Twitter, Line, WeChat and Slack accounts. “Connect” is only used in the broadest terms though as all the app really does is watch for notifications from the different messaging platforms and then lets you know so you can check them in an inbox Snowball builds.
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HTC releases detailed videos outlining the features of their new Eye Experience

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At an event a couple days ago, HTC revealed its new Eye Experience, a suite of selfie-centric camera tools and applications  that the failing tech giant believes to be useful, though I’m not quite convinced. The suite will be pushed to the One M7, One M8 and presumably other phones running Sense 6.0. For those of you who want to see it in action before its available, HTC has released five detailed videos outlining the features of the Eye Experience.
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