Best Buy hosts massive 50-hour sale: save up to $300 on iPhohe 7/7+ and Galaxy S8/S8+

Best Buy is hosting a massive 50-hour sale that brings down prices on Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPad mini 4, as well as on other cool new gadgets.
This 50-hour sale comes after last year Best Buy celebrated its 50th Birthday with a similar sale, and this year, the retailer has decided to repeat it.
The sale starts at 8pm PT | 11pm ET on Friday, August 18th, and quantities will be limited so if you want to grab something, you’d better hurry up and login at BestBuy.com.
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Best Buy hosts massive 50-hour sale: save up to $300 on iPhohe 7/7+

Best Buy is hosting a massive 50-hour sale that brings down prices on Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPad mini 4, as well as on other cool new gadgets.
This 50-hour sale comes after last year Best Buy celebrated its 50th Birthday with a similar sale, and this year, the retailer has decided to repeat it.
The sale starts at 8pm PT | 11pm ET today, and quantities will be limited so if you want to grab something, you’d better hurry up and login at BestBuy.com.
Here is a quick rundown of …

Sam's Club has great deals on the Galaxy S8/S8+ and iPhone 7/7 Plus for its August 5th sales event

Walmart’s membership warehouse club, Sam’s, is offering a deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ for its one-day Fall Preview Event taking place on August 5th. Buy either handset in-club from Sam’s, and you’ll receive a $350 gift card. Sam’s says that this is the highest valued gift card ever offered for the Galaxy S8. And if you made it to school on the day they taught subtraction, you should be able to figure out that this makes the deal one of the best non-BOGO offers for the flagship device. The activation fee will be waived with the purchase of either model.

If you’ve …

Master of zombie film genre, George A. Romero dead at 77

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The man who kicked off the popularization of the modern zombie genre, director George A. Romero, has died at the age of 77. 

His death was first reported on Sunday by the Los Angeles Times. Romero died in his sleep after suffering complications from lung cancer, according to a statement given to the paper Romero’s producing partner, Peter Grunwald. 

Romero was best known for his cult classic film Night of the Living Dead, which debuted in 1968 and went on to influence some of the biggest directors in horror and Hollywood in general.  Read more…

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Snap shells out $7.7 million for a patent just to keep it away from Facebook

Remember Mobli? It’s sort of an Instagram competitor that launched back in 2011, but didn’t really make it that far. The Android version of the app is now officially dead, while the iOS version is not among the highest-rated apps on the App Store. The fact that it works on a subscription scheme doesn’t do it any favors, too, we suppose. Well, the app’s maker — Mobli Media — still just made a bucketload of cash by selling a specific patent to Snap for $7.7 million.

The patent in question details the idea of placing geofilters (location-based filters) on your photos. You may have noticed that …

New Touch ID modules on Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus need to be recalibrated by the Apple Store

Back in February 2016, several Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners saw their handset bricked after they attempted to install iOS 9.2.1. At the same time, users were receiving “error 53” messages. As it turned out, all of these iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units had problems with the Touch ID module and were repaired by unauthorized third party repair shops. The error 53 messages were the result of certain sensors in Touch ID used by Apple, not matching up with the parts used by the unauthorized repair shops.

Apple recently was sued by an Australian regulatory agency for not …