You can now buy the Home Monitoring Kit from the Samsung-owned SmartThings


The latest wave of SmartThings products is finally available for you to purchase. The Samsung-owned company announced today that its new Home Monitoring Kit is available from retailers online and throughout the United States. SmartThings says that the Home Monitoring Kit makes it possible to monitor, control, and secure your home from just about anywhere. Paired with the SmartThings apps, you view the status of your home and receive actionable alerts on your mobile device.

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B&N Readouts provides short snippets from bookseller’s vast catalog

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Barnes & Noble has launched a new feature for their NOOK by Samsung devices and the NOOK Reading Apps on Android and iOS devices called B&N Readouts. The content included consists of free, one- to -five-minute excerpts from books or even full articles from periodicals that users can read. Barnes & Noble says they will customize the content that is delivered via the service based on a user’s favorite genres and subjects. B&N Readouts is kind of a virtual stroll through a Barnes & Noble store, checking out a few pages from a title at a time. Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 will soon be available in Pink Gold and Silver Titanium flavours in South Korea


While many of are happy with the plain black or white options when it comes to choosing a new handset, there are some who are more adventurous that will often hold off from purchasing their preferred device because it isn’t offered in their favourite colour scheme. With this in mind, Samsung has decided it’s recently launched Galaxy Note 5 could benefit from a couple of extra options in its native South Korean market, with Silver Titanium and Pink Gold becoming available on October 23rd.

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Samsung takes to YouTube to showcase its new portable battery pack

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Samsung has just released its first promotional teaser for a brand new battery pack, which fully utilizes Fast Charging 2.0 technology. In the 30-second clip, the South Korean company demonstrates just how the unit can be used in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 5 to change the device from 0% to 100% in under 2-hours.

Check it out after the break.

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OnePlus will help you get rid of that old, crusty Samsung with new trade-in offer


You have only had your new Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 for a few months at most now, but it probably feels like you are lugging around some out-of-date bag phone, right? OnePlus wants to help you out with the envy you must be feeling in being saddled with an older device as you look upon something shiny and new like the OnePlus 2 smartphone.

OnePlus has launched their new #TakeTheEdgeOff promotion for smartphone buyers who may regret pursuing The Next Big Thing these past few months and invested in a new device from Samsung. If you own one of Samsung’s flagships that launched in 2015, OnePlus will let you trade it in for a new OnePlus 2 and they will handle recycling your old Samsung device via a donation to the Hope Phones program.

Don’t think that just anyone can take advantage of this offer though. OnePlus probably anticipated smartphone users may be knocking their doors down to trade-in their latest Samsung devices to get a new OnePlus 2, so they are limiting this to a maximum of 50 winners who go through the process of signing up before the deadline on October 18th. Since those applying have to use the #TakeTheEdgeOff hashtag on social media, you can expect your timelines and feeds to explode with posts tagged in this manner.

If you really do want to try to trade-in your Samsung flagship smartphone for a OnePlus 2 64GB model in Sandstone Black, hit the source link for all the details and to submit the entry form.

source: OnePlus