Samsung patent reveals AR emoji video calls?

A recently uncovered patent filed by Samsung reveals that the company has at least considered utilizing its new AR-emoji tech for a FaceTime-esque video call program. The patent shows a user being able to use the technology recently released on the Galaxy S9 to create an emoji with the caller’s likeness and facial expressions, then transmitting that live with audio to another user. It seems to operate under the premise that this would be beneficial for lower-bandwidth situations. The designs revealed in the patent show that work on this technology goes back as far as 2013, with the patent …


Great deal: Save $150 on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S9, $200 on the Galaxy S9+

Pssst, been eyeing the Galaxy S9 or the S9+ but one thing or another kept you from jumping the gun?|

Well, good news, Samsung has just made its latest flagship devices even more appealing. If you purchase the AT&T version from Samsung, the Galaxy S9 will cost you $150 less while the Galaxy S9+ will be $200 cheaper in comparison with the MSRP. 

Thanks to this, you can snatch the S9 for $569.99, while the larger device goes for $639.99. 

And that’s not all: for Samsung, at least, when it rains it pours. You will get a free DeX …

PayPal announces support for Samsung Pay starts rolling out today

Earlier this month, we reported that some Samsung users noticed they can use PayPal as a payment option wherever Samsung Pay is accepted. Today, PayPal confirmed it has begun rolling out the ability to use its service within Samsung Pay and make purchases at the retailers that accept Samsung Pay.

In order to benefit from the new feature, you’ll have to load your PayPal account with the debit card or bank account found in your PayPal Wallet for use in-store. Using the payment service will also reward you with Samsung Reward points.

Here is what you must do to create a PayPal top-up …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 8.0 Oreo update pushed back to mid-May

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge are probably anxious to get the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a while longer. Although previous rumors suggested the update may arrive in mid-April, it appears that Samsung may have pushed back the release of Android Oreo until next month.

According to the new scheduler published by a Turkish website used by Samsung for official announcements, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge should receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates on May 18. It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy S7/S7 edge Android 8.0 Oreo update is not …

Best Buy will sell you the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ for $50 off with a Big Red caveat

Have nothing to do today? Here’s an idea. Get in your car, drive to Best Buy, and take advantage of its sale on the U.S. unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Now, there is a big red caveat. Or perhaps we say Big Red caveat. To score the sale price of $669.99, you must activate the phone today through Verizon. And, you need to either open a new account, or add a new line. Following those rules, the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9+ is $789.99.

Suppose you have no interest in switching to Verizon, or in adding a new line to your existing Big Red account. Or let’s …

Samsung, Google reportedly bidding for Nokia's digital health business

When Nokia bought Withings, the French company renown for its health-related connected devices such as smart sleep systems, activity trackers, and blood pressure monitors, promised “the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of Nokia Technologies.”

Fast forward two years and the Finnish company is looking for buyers for its now rebranded Nokia Health division. French newspaper LeMonde reports many companies are now competing for the health business, including Google, Samsung, as well as French and European companies.

Nokia Technologies bought Withings back in 2016 for …

Deal: Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) is on sale for half price at Amazon

Those of you who are into VR stuff or just simply want to test out some of the newest technologies out there may want to check out Amazon’s new deal on the Samsung Gear 360 4K VR camera.

The Gear 360 Camera (2017 Edition) is no less than 50% off at Amazon, the lowest price we’ve seen since the gadget’s launch on the market. Basically, you’ll only have to pay $115 for the 4K VR camera, as shipping is free.

Samsung’s camera now up for sale on Amazon comes with warranty and the cable contains a special pouch that protects it while you’re on the go, a strap, and an USB Cable (Type-C). …

WSJ: it's back to Samsung for Apple, as LG struggles with a 6.5" iPhone display

Apple is having a traumatic experience with the rumored 6.5″ iPhone Xs Plus displays, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter.” The thing is, Apple is expecting for its most expensive 2018 phone to be a somewhat niche device that will represent only 20% of the new iPhones’ production this year, so Apple thought it could go to LG to supply its large flexible OLED panel, and diversify a bit from Samsung’s near-monopoly panel pricing.

LG, however, has reportedly hit production hiccups, and Apple has taken the rare step to make it come up with a third …

The foldable Samsung phone: Galaxy X rumor review

We have been hearing about Samsung developing a “foldable smartphone” for about a couple of years now. And while the concept might sound a bit outlandish, we do remember that the Galaxy Note Edge, which launched back in 2014 was quite eccentric and far-out back then. But look at Samsung now — all of its flagships have the signature curve at the both sides of their screens.

What we are saying here is that Samsung is no stranger to experimenting and pushing the envelope when it comes to display tech. And the foldable smartphone isn’t exactly a secred — Sammy’s CEO of Mobile DJ Koh has openly …

Deal: Buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ (like new) for less than $500

In case you’re not impressed by the Samsung Galaxy S9 series, but still need a high-end Android phone, you may want to buy a Galaxy S8. Amazon currently has an interesting offer involving the Samsung Galaxy S8 family, selling the unlocked S8 for as low as $422.78, and the unlocked S8+ for as low as $479.576.  
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ that are offered for under $500 are used, but “like new.” These are the official US variants of the smartphones, so they comes with warranty and are compatible with all major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint. …