Monthly Archives: March 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 begins era of better Bluetooth – CNET

Enlarge ImageSamsung's Galaxy S8 phone is the first with Bluetooth 5 networking. Sarah Tew/CNET You're more likely to buy Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone for its screen, processor or camera, but owners will get another significant technology improvement, too: the new Bluetooth 5 generation of the wireless network technology. "This is the first publicly available…
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Samsung Galaxy S7 review – CNET

Editors' note (March 28, 2017): Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, the follow ups to 2016's excellent Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Priced at $750 (£689 and AU$1,199), the Galaxy S8 features a beautifully curved 5.8-inch screen with an ultra-narrow bezel; facial recognition as an alternative way to unlock the phone;…
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Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are waging war over the hotel room

As the hotel industry wages war against Airbnb, companies making voice-powered assistants are also heading to battle in the hotel room itself.Bloomberg reports that Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are vying for a spot in Marriott International’s Aloft chain of hotel rooms, with both in testing at the Aloft Boston Seaport location to help inform…
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