Samsung offers a free Gear VR or DeX Station with any Galaxy S8 or Note 8 purchase

If you plan to buy a high-end Samsung smartphone, there are plenty of offers that you can take advantage of, not to mention that you’ll most certainly be getting better deals on Black Friday if you wait until the end of the month.

Samsung is now running a promotion that would allow customers who purchase one of its 2017 flagships to get some free stuff in the process. The deal is only available in the United States via Samsung’s online store.

While the South Korean company does mention that this is a limited time offer, it doesn’t say when it will end. In …


Galaxy S8/S8+ owners get an exclusive ‘New Release Radio’ station in Google Play Music

When Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship devices this year, it also made official that it was going to scrap its Music app and exclusively use Google Play Music in its products. In a press release at the time, Sammy announced that Galaxy S8 and S8+ users would benefit from smart music recommendations, tailored playlists and other niceties, thanks to its partnership with Google.

It now seems that owners of the latest Galaxy S phones are beginning to ‘tune into’ an exclusive Google Play Music feature, called New Release Radio. Don’t get overly excited, though, as there’s nothing …

The ultimate easy-charge dock station is now on Kickstarter – available for most smartphones

AutoDock represents a thoughtful combination of simple tech that, at first sight, may make most docking stations out there useless. Nothing out there does what this dock station does. When you put your phone into the slot, little arms grab it and fix it in place. You don’t need to fumble around to match your phone to the plug at all – just put your phone in and leave it, and let the dock take hold. The idea is that you are relieved of all cable hassle, while also saving dollars on replacing flimsy charging cables. Everyone knows the pain…

Your AirPod case could become a waterproof, wireless charging station for all the devices in your pocket

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Apple’s latest killer iPhone accessory, AirPods, are great earbuds and appear to be getting more popular by the day — but they really only let you do one thing: connect to your phone for wireless audio.

The AirPod case is a bit one-dimensional, too: it’s sleek, and the fact that it stores some extra juice for your buds is handy, but it does little else when you’re using your AirPods than take up space in your pocket.

Some new patents recently granted to Apple and unearthed by Patently Apple, however, indicate that the company might be looking to make AirPods even more useful — and it all centers on the case.    Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM sells for $1,020 and comes with a free DeX Station

If some of you had any doubts that Samsung will launch a Galaxy S8/S8+ with 6GB RAM model, the following news should make it official. Before going into details, it’s worth noting that this particular variant will only be available for purchase in China, at least at launch.

Well, it looks like the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM Galaxy S8/S8+ is now listed on Samsung’s Korean website. Unfortunately, the handset did not yet confirm the price for which it will sell.

Korean publication ETNews claims Samsung will offer the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM for 1,155,000 won, which is …

This is probably the only way you'll ever get to visit the Space Station, but it's pretty damn good

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We never tire of seeing amazing new footage from the International Space Station (ISS), but it would be even better if most of us could get a VIP ticket to visit. 

Well, now we can, thanks to virtual reality on the Oculus Rift

Mission: ISS is a completely immersive VR experience that puts you on board the ISS as it orbits the Earth, with all the realistic effects you’d actually experience in space, including weightlessness. 

Produced by Los Angeles-based studio Magnopus, the experience was developed in collaboration with NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.  Read more…

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Zagg Debuts Mobile Charging Station for iPhone and Apple Watch CES 2016

Zagg is debuting several products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, including a Mobile Charging Station designed as an at home and on-the-go solution for charging an Apple Watch and an iPhone.

The Mobile Charging Station is designed to accommodate and charge an iPhone and an Apple Watch at the same time while also wrangling the necessary cables. It includes a pop-up base for charging the Apple Watch, which works with both open and closed loop bands.

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Inside the Mobile Charging Station, there’s an area for winding up excess cable to provide a neat, organized solution for travel. The Mobile Charging Station has a built-in 5,000mAh battery inside, so it’s also able to charge devices even when not connected to a power source. While a Lightning cable is included, customers will need to supply their own Apple Watch charger.

Zagg’s other CES offerings include the $100 Flex Arc wearable earbuds and speaker and the $130 Now Cam. The Flex Arc is worn around the neck like a collar and has retractable earbuds. An external microphone and speaker allow music or calls to be heard without using the earbuds.

The iPhone-connected Now Cam is a rugged, waterproof action camera for capturing photos and videos, similar to a GoPro. Designed for “social video,” it can take 720p video or standard photos, and it has a 6-second capture and share feature.

Zagg’s Mobile Charging Station will be available for purchase from the Zagg website at the end of January. It is priced at $79.99.