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Samsung teams up with MLB for VR baseball highlights

Samsung and Major League Baseball want you to experience the spectacle of VR. This is pretty neat. Samsung has teamed up with Major League Baseball to offer more than 20 virtual reality videos of America’s great pastime for the Gear VR this summer. The MLB VR series within the Samsung VR app will immerse fans into the action with select content experiences, bringing them face to face with some of their favorite players and offering unrivaled views of iconic ballparks. What’s more, fans will be plunged right into the season’s…

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OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: What the extra money gets you

OnePlus has dropped the ‘flagship killer’ moniker, but that continues to be how its phones are measured. OnePlus has made a name for itself with phones that offer high-end specs and experiences at prices a couple hundred dollars less than the true flagship competition. And even with the OnePlus 5 marking the company’s most expensive phone yet, at $479 it’s still $245 less than a Galaxy S8. When comparison shopping, that’s a big price gap to fill for a phone that on paper just has the same overall spec sheet…

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Samsung Pay support comes to more banks in the UK

Samsung Pay now available for HSBC, First Direct and M&S Bank customers. Samsung Pay’s UK rollout continues today, with the addition of three new banks for Samsung’s mobile payment service. From today, customers of HSBC, First Direct and M&S Bank can use Samsung Pay on supported devices, in addition to launch partners MBNA, Nationwide, and Santander. Samsung Pay’s UK bank support is still nowhere near as comprehensive as Android Pay, which covers just about all major high street banks in the country. Nevertheless, the addition of new banks is a…

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Samsung is offering the U.S. a sneak peak of Bixby’s voice capabilities

Bixby voice is finally here!… If you live in the U.S. and are granted access to the early access program, that is. Interested in trying out Samsung’s Bixby voice-controlled assistant? Samsung is offering Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the U.S. an opportunity to gain early access to its AI assistant as part of an early access program for beta testing the new service. Samsung introduced Bixby as its voice assistant competitor against the other established brands (Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant) and went as far as building the feature…

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