Which of the US-available Galaxy S8 or S8+ colors did you get? (poll results)

Poor Arctic Silver, it’s like having a 400HP gray metallic sedan – nobody is paying attention. We already asked you which of the 5 colors that the S8 ships with would you pick if you had the chance, but since at launch in both the US and Europe, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in only three chassis hues – Orchid Gray, Midnight Black and Arctic Silver – we wanted to know which one of these three did you get during the preorder period, or when you ran to the carrier shop first thing this morning. It turned out that so far the perennial favorite Midnight Black keeps up with …


Results: LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+?

The Galaxy S8 is flying towards stores and pre-ordering early adopters. If you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, you might be wondering “Well, which one should I go for — S8 or G6?”. And now begins the infinite cycle of review-reading, camera sample comparisons, checking out various battery tests, benchmarks, and — for the patient ones — a couple of months’ wait to make sure that none of the two devices have a plethora of defects. Yeah, we know how it goes — when planning to buy such an expensive gadget, one is careful with their money, and rightly so.

But there’s also the possibility that, …

Results: So, do we even care about Bixby?

So, Samsung set out to create its own voice assistant, despite the fact that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ also have the Google Assistant on them. And fans don’t exactly have high hopes for Bixby, probably due to previous experiences with S Voice — the company’s previous stab at an AI helper.

Still, Samsung is super-excited about Bixby and even gave the assistant its own hardware button on the Galaxy S8. That’s… quite the commitment, we thought and were somewhat excited to at least give Bixby a spin at launch. Sadly, it has now been announced, that the assistant will not be fully …

Results: how much are you willing to spend on a smartphone case?

Smartphones are expensive, even if you go for a regular midranger. And as soon as most people shell out for a brand-new handset, their first thought is “Should I slap a case on it?”. Sure, it’s cool to enjoy your phone’s pretty design and premium build materials, but one drop and you can say “Bye, bye” to its resale value, or even worse — to its display.

So, it’s only natural for many to buy cases for their smartphones — protectors that defend the shiny device from scratches and scuffs that may devalue and decrease its visual appeal, or even damaging cracks when dropped. But it’s not often …

Google battles fake news by introducing "Fact Checks" to search results

In a bid to curb the dissemination of fake news online, Google is introducing a “Fact Check” tag to its search results.

This, of course, doesn’t mean that Google will be checking the legitimacy of every single piece of news on the web. This responsibility will instead be relegated to third-parties, such as Snopes, PolitiFact, and other companies.

When you look up something online, the usual Google card will be displayed alongside a snippet of information on the matter, who’s made the claim, and who checked that legitimacy of that particular claim.

One …

Results: do you use Assistive Touch?

Assistive Touch is a feature, hidden in the settings of many Android phones and present on Apple’s iPhones. It’s a floating, transparent button, ever present on the phone’s screen. Tap it and you get a custom menu, which allows users to interact with their phone easier — you can get access to home and back buttons here, as well as various gesture controls to activate certain phone functions easier.

Originally meant to help people with certain disabilities, the Assistive Touch menu has become the savior for people who manage to break their home or power buttons, as it allows them to use …

Results: no flat screen variant of the Galaxy S8. What do you think about that?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out and looking pretty. Super-slim bezels, glass-on-metal build, all the bells and whistles you’d expect from Samsung. This year around, the company put all of its eggs in the “edge” basket and produced both phones with curved screens — there is no “regular” flat screen shape for the Galaxy S8.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t go for a “cheaper” version of the new Sammy phones — prices usually start from $750 for the regular S8, while last year’s Galaxy S7 had a $650 price-tag. But money aside, fact is that some people just want a flat display …

So, what do you think of the Galaxy S8 and S8+? (poll results)

This Wednesday marked the long-awaited reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S8, bearer of the official “most leaked smartphone ever” title. Even though the biggest surprise of the launch event was that ostrich ad, in that moment all eyes in the tech world were on Samsung, waiting to see first-hand what one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world has in store for its fans.

The S8 is something of a departure for the company, a fact that is apparent from the very first time one looks at it. The most noticeable change from its predecessors is its revamped design, which is considerably …

Will you be preordering the Galaxy S8, or the S8+? (poll results)

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ went up for preorder yesterday, and we asked you which one do you intend to get, or whether you are still on the fence. Surprisingly. most of those who intend to preorder, are gunning for the larger, 6.2″ Galaxy S8+. Granted, its 83% screen-to-body ratio means that it is about the size of the Note 7, but it’s still one pretty big handset. We’ll see if that preference holds water after the first sales numbers, and whether it might present a challenge for Samsung, which is producing more Galaxy S8 than S8+ units for the initial batches. Unsurprisingly, the largest …

So, refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – are you getting one? (poll results)

Today, we’re going to witness the unveiling of two smartphones that will likely be remembered as the best Android handsets of 2017. At the time of writing, the announcement events for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are merely a few hours away, and both devices are expected to sell like hotcakes thanks to their awesome features and innovative design.

Despite the Galaxy S hype, a news update for an older Samsung phone also managed to attract a considerable amount of attention. Earlier this week, the South Korean manufacturer confirmed that it will sell refurbished …