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No more TouchWiz jokes: Samsung’s software has caught up to its hardware

I challenge anyone to receive a notification on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and not be charmed by the elegant blue pulse of light that traces the contours of the phone’s gorgeous screen. This sort of subtlety, this sort of organic, emotive, instant appeal is … 5 ways the iPhone 7 is better than the Galaxy S8BGR 6 tips for the Galaxy S8’s new launcherCNET 6 Things the Galaxy S8 Tells Us About the Galaxy Note 8Gotta Be Mobile  – –Droid Life (press release) (blog) –

Zuck says copying Snapchat was just step 1 of Facebook’s AR platform

“I guess I’m not that worried about that” Mark Zuckerberg said in response to criticism about Facebook copying Snapchat. He defended the “misunderstood” strategy as laying groundwork for Facebook’s new Camera Effects Platform for developers that … 5 Things to Know About Facebook’s Huge Augmented Reality FantasyGizmodo Facebook’s next act: Bridging AR to the real worldCNET Facebook finally makes a virtual reality worldCNNMoney .

One big question still surrounds Apple’s iPhone 8

The release of Apple’s 2017 flagship iPhone is still several months away, but the hype surrounding the device has been steadily gaining momentum over the past few weeks. Said to feature an edge to edge OLED display, advanced augmented reality features … Report: Apple is planning a major iPhone overhaul for the fallArs Technica iPhone SE Display Parts Constrained, Apple May Do Full Device Replacements Instead of Repairs [Updated]Mac Rumors Report Tips 3 New iPhones, Including Premium ModelPC Magazine  –AppleInsider (press release) (blog) – –

This is Facebook’s new plan to get people talking to businesses in Messenger

At Facebook’s annual developer conference last year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his company’s grand vision for the future of its Messenger communications platform: chat bots. “We think that you should just be able to message a business in the same … Facebook Messenger launches group bots and bot discovery tabTechCrunch Facebook Messenger adds app extensions and a bot storeThe Verge Facebook Messenger takes another swipe at chat botsUSA TODAY .

Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform

More than three years after its acquisition of Oculus, Facebook is a product even more deeply intertwined with people’s online identities. Today, Facebook is reaching an important milestone as it launches the first significant integration of social … Facebook’s bold and bizarre VR hangout app is now available for the Oculus RiftThe Verge Instagram now lets you organize all those saved meal pics into collectionsFast Company Your friends (and you) become cartoon avatars in Facebook virtual realityUSA TODAY .

AMD’s Radeon RX 500-series graphics cards are a faster, better Polaris for new PCs

Surprise! AMD revealed a fresh lineup of graphics cards on Tuesday, and the Radeon RX 500-series is a perfect complement to the company’s new Ryzen 5 processors. What they aren’t, however, are AMD’s hotly anticipated Vega GPUs. Instead, the Radeon … AMD really wants you to upgrade your graphics card in 2017CNET AMD’s RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed resultsExtremeTech The AMD Radeon RX 580 & RX 570 Review: A Second Path to PolarisAnandTech .

New Google Earth delivers guided tours, 3D images & an ‘I’m feeling lucky’ feature

It’s currently only available on Chrome and Android, but Google says its latest version of Google Earth will soon roll out on iOS and other browsers. Amy Gesenhues on April 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm. More. Google launched a new Google Earth for the web and … Become a ‘Voyager’ With Updated Google EarthPC Magazine Google Earth Invites You to ‘Get Lost’ Exploring the PlanetNew York Times Search, explore, and more with Google Earth VR – Google BlogGoogle Blog .

First 100% Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Speedrun Takes 49 Hours

The fastest speedruns in Breath of the Wild are slightly over forty minutes. Link wakes up, rushes to Ganon, and saves the world in the blink of an eye. But the game is full of treasures to find and other tasks to complete.

How to defer future updates in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update makes it much easier to delay feature and security updates than previous versions of Windows 10. Email a friend. To. Use commas to separate multiple email addresses. From. Privacy Policy. Thank you. Your message has been sent. How to set up a new Windows 10 PC perfectly in one hour or lessZDNet Microsoft is experimenting with tabs in File Explorer and other apps on Windows 10 | Windows CentralWindows Central .