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Kal from Droid-Life takes on a tour-de-force of tips and tricks for the Galaxy S8 and S8 .  From secret camera tricks to screenshot options to face recognition and iris scanning and much, much more.  Any Galaxy S8 owner or potential owner should definitely watch this video to learn all kinds of cool things you can do with the Galaxy S8.


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MKBHD takes the Galaxy S8 for a test drive and asks the question on everyone's minds....is this the ultimate smartphone?   Watch the video above to find out.


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(Hint, it's much more than just digital money)

Up until a few months ago, like a lot of people I'd heard of 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency' but frankly while it seemed mildly interesting, I didn't feel any overwhelming urge to figure out how to get some or use it.  It sounded like a less secure, new fangled, roundabout way of paying for things 'electronically' and since so few places accept them for payment vs. the dollar...I didn't see the point. Why bother, right?

Wrong. Boy was I wrong. Because what I didn't understand...and most of you reading this probably don't either...is that many of these new 'cryptocurrencies' that we see in the news are not 'currencies' at all...they are actually a new technology utilizing a structure called the blockchain that are creating the next version of the internet, an internet 3.0 right now...and the vast majority of people have no idea this is going on.  How is that you ask?  Because many of these digital 'coins' are actually more like programming languages that let you build decentralized applications.  What the heck is that you ask?  Let me explain.

Let's say you want to buy a product off of Ebay, or Amazon like a pair of shoes.  Or perhaps you want to rent a room for a weekend through Airbnb, or get a car ride to the airport through Uber.  All of these businesses utilize a middleman that you have to pay a fee to for their service.  Think about it. You buy something from Ebay or Amazon and they take their little cut out of the seller's gross.  You book a room through airbnb or a car from uber and again...they take a little cut out of the seller's piece or charge a fee to the buyer...either way there's a middleman.

But what if you could get rid of the middle man?  What if there was some kind of company that did each of these things...sold goods..rented homes...drove you around....and there was no middle man?   What if transactions were peer to peer...you to the seller direct...without the middle man's fee?  Well that is exactly what the blockchain allows programmers to do.  Create decentralized applications, businesses, markets, etc.  It does this by utilizing the blockchain as a way of keeping everyone honest.  How?  Well, this video does a nice job of explaining it. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6WG7D47tGb0</a>

But the important thing to realize is that what we are looking at here is basically the dawn of a brand new internet.  Just like in 1992-94 nobody could have predicted that Amazon or Uber or Facebook or Google could become the behemoths we see today.  Twenty years from now people are going to look back and say the same thing about decentralized, blockchain based companies that will be just as big...or bigger.

It's very likely we'll have decentralized search engines without advertising, we'll have decentralized selling with brand new 'amazons' or 'ebays'. We'll have decentralized banking without the bank taking fees and we'll have virtually every kind of business you can imagine from insurance to education to manufacturing to distribution and it will be done through decentralized applications and companies that basically 'live' on the internet and don't require a middle man taking a fee.

Once you understand this concept the next thing to understand is that the cryptocurrencies that we see today...and the new ones being introduced...are all representative of different kinds of decentralized  businesses and these digital 'coins' are being used to fund the development of these businesses. Now there are some like Bitcoin and Litecoin that are still just digital money.   But others like Ethereum, Golem, Stratis, EOS, Factom and others each represent a new type of decentralized company or platform that are part of this new internet 3.0.  And in order to use any of these companies or platforms you'll have to know how to use these new 'digital currencies'.

Some of these new kinds of decentralized companies are already in operation.  For instance http://steemit.com is a hybrid of reddit and facebook where you use Steem coins as a way of rewarding content.  Instead of Zuckerberg and staff at FB choosing what to show you...it's more democratic and the use of Steem coin rewards content makers.

So how do I begin getting into this world?  What's the first baby step I can take? Open a Coinbase account.   

Coinbase is the oldest and most reliable and safe of the online wallets to start buying your first digital 'coins' with.  You can buy a bit of Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin...the three coins they currently support...and begin to learn how to use them.   For example, you can purchase some 'Steem' at Steemit.com by opening an account there and sending some Bitcoin to yourself from Coinbase to Steemit.  Then you'll convert that Bitcoin to Steem to use.

As you become more comfortable with these currencies you might want to open a trading account on a site like Poloniex...which just like a stockmarket trading site allows you to buy, sell or just watch all kinds of digital coins and see their values fluctuate just like a stock.

But frankly the very first step you should take, just so you can get started and start to explore is to open a Coinbase account.

Right now Coinbase has a promotion where they're offering $10 in free Bitcoin to you if you open an account with just $100, which is exactly what I did to start.  Then you can start playing with it. 

Want to learn even more and become a cryptocurrency expert?  Start reading sites like Cointelegraph.com and Coindesk.com and TheMerkle.com to learn more about all these new currencies and what they do. 

Look, I know it seems intimidating at first.  But trust me, this is not just the future of money, it's the future of the internet being built right in front of our eyes.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Don't miss out like you did the last time.  Just think how many times you've told yourself 'if i had just invested in Facebook or Netflix or Amazon back in 199x...well this is your next chance...because the next version of the internet...the decentralized internet is happening right now, today.  Open your Coinbase account and take your first step into that world today.  You'll thank me later.



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At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week Samsung introduced its latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.  Continuing with a similar design as last year's S6 and S6 Edge, this year the company has stuck with two models, the S7 featuring a 5.1 inch display and the S7 Edge featuring a larger 5.5 inch display featuring its wrap around glass on both front and back.  Both are sporting a SUPER Amoled display panel running at QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440.  Running on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor and featuring a newly developed 12 MP rear camera that features an f/1.7 aperture and larger pixels for better low light performance, both the S7 and S7 Edge are also waterproof up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes and feature a host of other cool new tech which you can see in the video of the even I've posted below.  We'll have plenty more info on Samsung's new Galaxy S7 phones including reviews and special features.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.  Will you be picking up a Galaxy S7?


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So I'm thinking of getting either an extended battery or a batter charger case for my S5.  Not sure which is the better way to go.  Any suggestions?

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Worth the upgrade?

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Accessories / Best Galaxy S6 Battery Case
« on: January 27, 2016, 04:17:14 PM »
What do you think is the best battery charger case for the Galaxy S6?  I've seen a number of brands such as Mophie, Zerolemon etc.  Wanted to get some real world opinions.

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What kind of battery life are you getting with your Galaxy S5?  We'd like to hear your experience.

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Samsung is expected to introduce the latest versions of their flagship Galaxy S phones later in 2016.  Expected to be called the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, these models will continue to improve upon the current Galaxy line.  Please use this board to discuss any and all rumors and news about these upcoming models.

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What new or improved feature would you MOST like to see on the Galaxy S7?  Only a few short months to go until it's released.  What would you like to see in it?

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Site News / Re: Forums topic
« on: January 08, 2016, 02:08:21 PM »
Added sections for all Galaxy S phones from the original to the upcoming S7 and S7 Edge.

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Flossy Carter, the bad boy 'Real Review' king takes us on a tour, review and comparison of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.   He starts off answering one of the biggest questions he gets asked which is should someone that already owns a Galaxy Note 4 upgrade to the new Galaxy Note 5.  In a word it's a definite 'yes'.  Flossy then takes us on his one of a kind 'what I don't like first and what I like after' review starting out with, yup, you guessed it...what he doesn't like about each phone before proceeding to telling us what he does. 

Now you may be wondering why Flossy Carter decided to review both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in one review.  Well he explains it like that.  Apart from the lack of an S Pen in the Edge and the lack of a curved screen in the Note, the two are virtually identical.  They have just about identical specs and screens and build.  In fact, from the back you can't really tell the two apart.  So now I know you must be really interested in just what Floss did and did not like about the Note 5 and S6 Edge.  Well for that you're gonna have to watch this awesome, in-depth review that only Flossy Carter can deliver like he does.  After we invite you click one of the links below and use Amazon to buy your phone at the best price if you're so inclined.




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As we approach the holidays, many major retailers are holding their annual 'Cyber Week' deals and specials for online shoppers especially for anything related to technology but also for non-tech categories as well such as household items, clothes and more.  For those too busy to take advantage of the Black Friday sales of last week this is your 'next best' chance to order discounted gifts for the holiday season and take advantage of the sales to stock up or buy that item you've been waiting for.  We've included links below to some of the most well-known large 'Cyber Week' participants so use these links to check out the great deals and enjoy saving some cash!. 








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Site News / Re: Forums topic
« on: October 04, 2015, 12:46:10 PM »
Added sections for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

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Samsung has introduced their latest flagship, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.  Featuring QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution in a new metallic streamlined design, the new S6 offers cutting edge performance and specs.  Other features include a new Samsung Exynos processor with the world's first 14nm mobile 64 bit processor, 16mp/5mp cameras with F1.9 lens for awesome low light performance, super fast charging that gives 4 hours of use after only 10 minutes of charging and of course a choice between the S6 Edge's breakthrough angled display or the standard S6 both with industry leading QHD AMOLED displays.

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