What can Bixby do? Samsung launches 3 videos to show you

OK, so Samsung’s long-awaited Bixby Voice is finally available in the US, making Bixby a fully-functional voice assistant. Yeah, nobody was really jumping in excitement for it, but considering that Samsung was so confident in Bixby that it gave it its own button on the S8 and S8+, everyone was at least curious as to how well it can do compared to the other big AI assistants out there.

The verdict is still out and there are mixed opinions on the Web. And, you may even not know how far Bixby’s capabilities span. So, naturally, Samsung launched a few videos to let …


The future is now: Subway launches self-order kiosks, supports Apple Pay and Samsung Pay

What a time it is to be alive, when a man can order his sandwich with his phone, pay for it with his phone, and eat it… well, with his mouth. Fine, it’s not divine, but at least it’s convenient. Subway has just announced that it will be launching a restaurant redesign, dubbed “Fresh Forward”.

The new design will have special self-service monitors, where guests would be able to order their sandwich and pay for it with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, debit or credit card. Want to order even before you reach the restaurant? You’d be able to do that through Subway’s app or …

Xiaomi launches the white Mi 6 today

Over the past couple of years, Xiaomi has been gathering a lot of momentum in its main target markets, India and China, and is expected to officially enter US grounds in around two years time. The company announced its new Mi 6 smartphone this April, offering Android fans quite an affordable, elegant and powerful handset to consider in the year ahead. The March-June period subsequently turned into Xiaomi’s most successful quarter ever, with 23.16 million shipped smartphones and brave forecasts for the whole year.

Upon unveil, the Chinese tech company announced that the latest Mi 6 will …

Verizon launches its first ultra-rugged 4G LTE basic handset, the Sonim XP5

Let’s say you work in the oil fields in Texas, or the salt mines in New York and you need a phone that you can depend on to continue working no matter how extreme the environment is. You don’t need a smartphone, just something basic that can summon help if necessary. Well, Verizon has now launched the Sonim XP5. This device meets military spec 810G, which means that the unit can handle extreme high and low temperatures, drops and shocks. With an IP69 certification rating, the Sonim XP5 can be submerged in water to a depth of up to 6.5 feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed.

The …

AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service

Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.

In celebration of the new name, AT&T is offering two months of free wireless service to new prepaid customers. To benefit from the offer, you have to activate and keep a new line for at least 1 year, and you’ll get account credit for the third and twelfth months of service. You’ll also have to choose between one of these two AT&T Prepaid plans: $60 per month (includes unlimited talk, text, and data), or $40 per month (includes unlimited …

Huawei MateBook E 2-in-1 Windows tablet launches in the US starting at $799.99

Huawei just announced that the MateBook E, its convertible tablet unveiled back in May, will be available to pre-order in the US starting tomorrow, June 30.

Interested customers will find the Huawei MateBook E on Amazon and Newegg at the following prices: $799.99 (Titanium Gray version with 7th Generation Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage space), and $999.99 (Champagne Gold version with 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage space).

Running Windows 10 Home, the Huawei MateBook E can certainly …

Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon Wear 1200 platform for wearables and IoT

Chipset makes Qualcomm made quite a few announcements at MWC Shanghai earlier today, which revealed the upcoming availability of new platforms for smartphones, wearables and IoT (Internet of Things).

Since we’ve already reported about the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip, let’s take a look at what the U.S. company has to offer for the wearable market.

The new Snapdragon Wear 1200 complements the existing Snapdragon Wear 1100 and Snapdragon Wear 2100 platforms but brings a couple of new features into the mix.

First of all, the platform includes an LTE system-on-chip (SoC), …

Game streaming service Twitch launches new Android and iOS apps

Twitch is trying to lure as many mobile fans as possible to its game streaming service. The first step in achieving that is the release of a revamped Twitch app for Android and iOS platforms.

The new app comes with a dark mode, as well as loads of new features and improvements such as Instant Playlist (a collection of content accessible by swiping down on the screen) and Language Ranking (featured streams organized based on certain languages and regions).

There’s also a new Mobile Streaming option that allows users to start a stream directly to their channel …

Nokia 6 launches in the US

HMD Global has just announced that the Nokia 6 will be arriving in the US in early July. The phone is the first Nokia-branded Android handset manufactured by HMD, and it signified the return of the brand to the mobile market.

The Nokia 6 will be available through Amazon in Matte Black and Silver color variations, and it will retail for $229. Later through the summer, Nokia will make the handset available in Tempered Blue and Copper, too, but no specific date has been given for the two colors. Unfortunately, HMD Global has failed to mention whether the US will be …

Rovio launches Angry Birds Evolution, a “more adult” version of the smash hit

Finnish developer Rovio is trying to breath new life into its Angry Birds franchise, as their latest game promises “naughty humor, pop culture references galore and classic turn-based RPG combat.”

Rovio has teamed up with German studio Chimera Entertainment for the development of Angry Birds Evolution, and the results are on the positive side. The game has more than 1 million downloads in the Google Play and a 4.5 out of 5.0 rating.

Unlike any of the previous Angry Birds games, Evolution features console-quality graphics and Eastern-style RPG turn-based combat …