Android 8 Oreo for Galaxy S8: beta program allegedly coming soon for US residents

Samsung is well at work on its Android 8 update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships and it seems the company might be preparing a US beta program for interested fans. The news comes from a leakster who allegedly got a heads-up email from Samsung.

A quick rundown of how this will reportedly work — there are only 7,500 spots for the entire USA. Participants would have to have a Galaxy S8 that’s on T-Mobile or Sprint. Signup is done via the Samsung+ or Samsung Members app and the beta will open up next Tuesday, the 31st of October.

As far as new features go, we expect some goodies like …


Oh boy, Florida residents can now challenge the science taught in public schools

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Parents have fought successfully over the years to ban books like the Harry Potter series and Catcher and the Rye from public schools. Now in Florida, residents could possibly do the same with textbooks about the science behind climate change and evolution.

Last week, Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that makes it easier for any Florida resident to object to classroom materials they don’t like. 

The statute, which took effect on Saturday, requires district school boards to hire an “unbiased and qualified hearing officer” who could deem things like textbooks, movies, and novels as unsuitable and require they not be used.  Read more…

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