Samsung Debuts 128 GB and 256 GB Variants of Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung today said U.S. consumers will soon be able to buy the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with more internal storage. Beginning May 1, the 128 GB and 256 GB versions of both phones will be available for preorder on Samsung.com alongside the existing 64 GB model. The devices will ship starting May 18. The 128 GB Galaxy S9 costs $770 and the 256 GB S9 costs $820, while the 128 GB Galaxy S9+ costs $890 and the 256 GB S9+ costs $940. These new storage variants continue to support microSD cards up to 400 GB, and will be available in purple, blue, and black. Samsung says consumers who buy any S9 or S9+ from Samsung.com between May 1 and May 17 will receive either a free set of Gear IconX headphones or the option to buy the Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch for $99.

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T-Mobile's Legere Says Prices Won't Go Up After Sprint Merger

The CEOs of T-Mobile and Sprint insist merging the two companies will only lead to good things. “Prices are going down and jobs are going up,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, in an interview with CNN. Some worry reducing the number of national carriers from four to three might harm consumers, who could face less choice and less competition. Legere said the company has a history of offering low-price service and will keep it that way if and when the merger closes. Both CEOs claim the merger is needed to compete on a global scale in developing 5G. Building out 5G together could create thousands of jobs at Sprint/T-Mobile, says Legere. The companies hope the $26 billion merger will close during the first half of 2019, pending regulatory approval.

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LG G7 ThinQ – DTS:X 3D Surround Sound and added “Boom”!

LG G7 ThinQ   DTS:X 3D Surround Sound and added Boom!
Most leaked handset in history? Yep, it’s certainly getting that way. Over the weekend we found more details of the battery and screen on the LG G7, now we’re getting more on the audio side of things.

We saw the thing in Barcelona in February but then there was some confusion about whether it was the real thing. Now it seems that it is, and with the full launch just around the corner, we’re being drip-fed information about what to expect.

Today there’s news that the LG G7 ThinQ has “Boombox Speaker” which increases the sound level by more than 6dB. Not only that, but there’s twice the amount of bass on the new phone too. LG, it seems, have realised that Bluetooth speakers are popular because traditional smartphone speakers just aren’t good enough.

LG G7 ThinQ   DTS:X 3D Surround Sound and added Boom!

LG tell us that…

Audio engineers at LG came up with a new way to utilise the inner space of the smartphone as a resonance chamber to amplify sound more than ten-fold compared to the typical smartphone. When placed on a solid surface or box, the LG G7 ThinQ uses its resonance chamber as a woofer to amplify the bass effect even more.

The LG G7 ThinQ will also be the first smartphone with DTS:X 3D Surround Sound. This delivers a 7.1 channel performance without the need for expensive headphones.

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Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush – Review

Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush   Review

I’m reviewing a toothbrush today. Yep, a toothbrush. I’m sure we all know the benefits of using an electrical one. They clean better and your brushing will be timed so that you don’t over-do it. With a manual brush you can often go too far or not far enough.

This, from Amazon US, is the Liaboe electric toothbrush. The makers tell me that it’s the same product quality and functionality as a Philips Sonicare or Oral-B brush, but this is only half of the price.

We’ve used it as a family for several weeks now and I’ve got to say that I’m pretty impressed by the thing. It’s not available in the UK at the moment but do keep checking as that may have changed since I wrote this. Right now it’s $29.99 from Amazon US and you get three heads in the box. If you need more then you can email the guys at Liaboe.com for more.

Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush   Review

Out of the box and the heads attach easily plugging them into the top of the toothbrush. I got a pink, blue and silver. The brush heads are just right too – not too soft and not too abrasive on your teeth or gums. They’re polished for your protection.

The toothbrush itself is totally contained and there’s a wireless charging system with a clean and understated base which plugs into the mains. As this product is currently only available in the US I had the two-bladed electrical socket and therefore used a travel adapter.

Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush   Review

The toothbrush is IPX7 which means you can quite happily used the toothbrush in the shower, and the supersonic technology definitely gives a fantastic feeling of freshness. There’s three brushing modes and a 2 minute timer so that you know when you’re done. Not only that, but it’ll give you a 30 second interval notification to remind you how much time has passed.

Those three modes are a cleaning mode, which creates 31,000 “strikes” per minute, a whitening mode, which does 40,000, and a massage mode which alternates between the two.

Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush   Review

The quality and the performance of the brush is really high quality. It is really just like a very expensive brush but far cheaper, and with no real difference in quality. The magnetic motor and vibrations causes toothpaste to turn into tiny bubbles, which means it gets into more bits of your mouth.

There’s technical details such as how the 40,000 times per minute vibration along with an 8 millimetre left and right “swing” are the perfect combination, but for me all I can say is that it really works very well indeed and cleans our teeth on a daily basis incredibly well.

Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush   Review

The electric toothbrush has a 60-day money back guarantee and a 2-year replacement guarantee.

I can’t find fault with it, I really can’t. Top banana.

Here’s me and my son showing you around it..

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Garmin watches to get smarter

Garmin watches to get smarter

The line between smartwatches that track your fitness, and fitness trackers that provide smartwatch functionality is getting ever more blurred.  Garmin has long been the mainstay for runners and other fitness fanatics.  Many of these devices have smartwatch elements to them, and via Connect IQ there has been a plethora of watchfaces, apps, widgets and other means to customise what you wear.  Compared to an Apple Watch or Gear OS device functionality is still relatively limited, with notifications and music controls being the main interactive elements, but Garmin has been steadily increasing these as new devices hit the market.

At its recent Connect IQ Developer Summit Garmin announced the release of Connect IQ 3.0. This includes a number of standard updates and fixes, but more excitingly for those devices that will receive it, there will be new apps from a variety of developers (largely fitness-based, though not exclusively) and much better music integration.  The intention is to open the audio aspects of the software to developers to allow them to integrate music (be it music, podcasts or audio books) into the OS.  There is also going to be better support for notifications and for including maps into apps.

A beta release is available now for anyone with a Forerunner 645 Music watch.  Garmin says that a second beta will emerge in May, with the final version to appear in June.  There are no official details of which watches will receive it, though a photograph of the presentation revealed that the Fenix 5 series watches, Forerunner 645 and 935, as well as the Vivoactive 3 will be on the list.  Here is the full list of changes:

Connect IQ 3.0 is here! This is the largest update to Connect IQ we’ve made in a long time, and has many new core features to the platform.

  • Music – In CIQ v3.0, we have opened the audio/music APIs so any third party can create and upload an audio or a music app to the CIQ app store. iHeartRadio & Deezer are the first of hopefully many providers to create experiences. The audio/music API allows a user to download up to 500MB of music on their wearable from their music account (initially iHeartRadio and Deezer) and to play music directly from the wearable without a phone.
  • Maps – CIQ v3.0 allows developers to integrate Garmin’s onboard maps into their apps. The developer can present the map to the user, overlay routes or points, and have UI elements on top of the map.
  • Messaging – For select developers, we are opening the potential for their CIQ apps to get actionable notifications. These developers will be able to push content from their service to a specific device using Garmin’s new push notification service.

We’ve expanded the developer tools, too:

  • Menu2 – A greatly expanded menu framework that allows titles, subtitles, icons, and branded title bars.
  • Byte Arrays – Useful for getting the most out of memory, byte arrays are one fifth the size of regular arrays.
  • Cryptography – Connect IQ adds numerous hashing and encryption algorithms to the Toybox.
  • Beat to Beat Intervals – Discover deep user information by reading the timings between heart beats.
  • Bike Radar – Integrate bike radar information into your apps and data fields.
  • Symbol Checking – The new Automatic Symbol Check (ASC) checks to make sure your methods, member variables, and objects exist at compile time while still staying true to Monkey C’s dynamic nature.
  • More – Many bug fixes and small improvements as well.

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T-Mobile and Sprint Agree to Merge and Unite Under T-Mobile Brand and Leadership

T-Mobile and Sprint today announced plans to merge in an all-stock deal that will create a “New T-Mobile” worth $146 billion. The new company’s combined radio spectrum assets will allow it to accelerate deployment of 5G technology. The new T-Mobile plans to spend “up to $40 billion” on its new combined network in the first three years, 46% more than T-Mobile and Sprint spent combined in the past three years. The new company will assume both the T-Mobile brand and most of the T-Mobile leadership. John Legere, current President and CEO of T-Mobile US, will serve as CEO of the new company, and Mike Sievert, current COO of T-Mobile, will serve as President and COO. Tim Höttges, current T-Mobile Chairman of the Board, will serve as Chairman of the Board for the new company. Current Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will serve on the board. Following closing, the company will be headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with a “second headquarters” in Overland Park, Kan. The combined company will have lower costs and greater economies of scale, expected to result in run rate cost synergies of $6+ billion. The transaction is expected to close no later than the first half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals

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Got £41 grand spare for a new game?

Got £41 grand spare for a new game?
Sega OutRun was an epic game. No denying it. I’m old enough to remember the original, but then another one, cunningly named Sega OutRun 2, was released in 2003. It looked like this…

Now, if you want to experience OutRun in your own home you could, if you’ve got heaps of cash, buy this OutRun 2 Super Deluxe Arcade game for just £40,995 !

There’s all the original courses and cars plus an additional 15 courses with 10 new cars. There’s three game modes, two handling options and different course options.

Yeah I know. You thought I was going to force in reference to a smartphone version. Well, I’m not. If you’ve got a big house and you’re making a huge amount of money, this could be the perfect thing for your games room.

OK, perhaps not for everyone. It might be a tad expensive. If, like me, you’re on a budget, you could perhaps check these slightly cheaper arcade machines (I wish I had enough cash for the Daytona machine) or, if money is really tight, there’s one single table tennis bat for £8.95.

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Mixcder Introduces its E7 active noise cancelling headphones

Mixcder Introduces its E7 active noise cancelling headphones

Back in December last year I carried out a review of the Mixcder MS301 Premium Bluetooth headphones, which I was extremely pleased with. Both the sound and build quality of the units were excellent, and I gave them an overall score of 92% (you can read that review here).

We have now been contacted again by Mixcder to let us know about some new active noise cancelling headphones they are releasing.

The E7’s feature ANC (active noise cancelling) tech which can not only isolate noise physically, but also blocks out noise by smart and active technology. When the headphones detect an incoming noise, a digital signal processor (DSP) analyses the sound waves and creates inverse waves to cancel out the ambient sound

The headphones come equipped with 40mm drivers and CSR Bluetooth, which should deliver clean and clear sound quality, with a powerful deep bass.

The battery on the Mixcder E7 is rated to allows users to play music or make phone calls for around 20 hours whilst on the go. When the battery runs out, users can plug in included 3.5mm audio cable to connect the headphone to their smart phone or MP3 player.

Mixcder Introduces its E7 active noise cancelling headphones

Mixcder Introduces its E7 active noise cancelling headphones

The E7 are now available on Amazon for a very reasonable £41.99, hopefully we will get some units for a full review

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More details of the LG G7 emerge

More details of the LG G7 emerge

Just in case you missed it, the LG G7 made a rather unscheduled appearance at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year. There was rumours that it wasn’t the finished product, but then it became clear that it actually was. Very strange.

Now we’re just days away from the official launch, notch ‘n all, so LG are teasing with bits of extra detail.

The LG G7 ThinQ will have a “best in class Super Bright Display” with a maximum brightness of 1,000 nit. This means it’ll have brightest and most vibrant display on the market. Now sure, I know what you’re thinking…

Cool, OK. A bright display. I’m all into that, but won’t that flatten the battery quicker?

Well yes, yes it would.. normally. LG tell us that this super-bright 6.1″ QHD 19.5:9 ratio (3120 x 1440 resolution) panel will use up to 30% less power compared to its predecessor. So, you’ll be able to see the screen in bright sunlight without nailing the battery. Oh, and that screen will have a bottom bezel which is 50% slimmer than the one on the LG G6.

More details of the LG G7 emerge

The LG G7 ThinQ will automatically adapt to six colour settings – Auto, Eco, Cinema, Sports, Game and Expert. It’ll also have ergonomically curved tempered glass so that it feels good in the hand.

We’ll have more on Wednesday when the handset is launched officially. Stay tuned!

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