Amazon sold a record number of Fire and Echo devices over the weekend

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Black Friday (and Cyber Monday, by extension) is always a huge opportunity for retailers to break records. Amazon did just that and has reportedly sold a huge amount of Echo and Fire devices to customers.

That’s great news for short-term Amazon, but also huge in that it creates many more potential customers for Amazon’s storefront and digital services.  Read more

Watch the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 drop from 1,000 feet in the air

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We’re guessing it’s highly unlikely for you and a friend to get together to drop your very expensive phones from midair just to see if they survive even though you know they really won’t.

So let’s leave a drop test between the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 to UnlockRiver, a channel on YouTube that frequently conducts these experiments for our enjoyment.

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Front-facing camera for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 to have autofocus

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When the Galaxy S8 launches in 2017, Samsung will get praise for pushing boundaries and utilizing high-end specifications. There’s just one thing on paper that might not stand out but will make a huge difference to future owners of the phone. It has nothing to do with the display, processor, or battery. Not even the rear camera is involved.

One of the biggest changes for the Galaxy S8 could be in the front-facing camera.

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