Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ preorders arrive in States
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Single color, available for $10 to $25 less than carrier-locked versions

For the past two and a half weeks since the launch, unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been made available to international customers but were locked down to all four major wireless carriers in the US.

Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows Defender
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Anti-malware engine triggers remote hacks after mere file scan

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for the malware scanning engine inside Windows Defender and other Windows products that allows remote attacks to be issued by sending an infected email or instant message to a user.

Facebook prepares its own original TV shows
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Cable and satellite get another alternative

The world’s largest social networking company is set to unveil its own catalog of original TV shows and short films for debut in mid-June, according to a report from Business Insider.

Amazon to touch your soul with Echo speaker
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Premium videoconferencing unit may arrive tomorrow

According to a recent headline from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is on track to reveal a touchscreen-powered version of its highly popular Echo smart home speaker as early as tomorrow.

Microsoft teams with Harmon Kardon to create Invoke
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Cortana-powered rival to Amazon, Google and Apple home speakers

Microsoft, the so-called fourth major pillar of the information technology software sector - we can discount IBM - has just revealed a first glimpse at its upcoming smart home speaker that will go head to head with competition from Amazon, Google and Apple in the personal digital assistant category later this fall.

HTC Vive integrated headphone strap is coming soon enough
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Available June 6th for $99

HTC hsaidthat starting June 6th, all of its Vive headset customers can buy an integrated headphone solution to improve the ergonomics of the device and provide a more comfortable experience during extended use. Which means the last iteration can't have been much cop.

Apple was top wearables vendor in Q1 2017
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Xiaomi in number two spot worldwide

Apple shipped 3.5 million wearable devices worldwide in the first calendar quarter of this year, rising 59 percent from 2.2 million units in Q1 2016 and overtaking Fitbit as the world’s largest wearables vendor for the quarter.

Mass iPhone production is still on schedule
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Suppliers readying for production ramp in June

Mass production and component orders surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone are still on schedule and devices are expected to be unveiled in September, according to the latest Chinese-language news report.

Android O Beta program arrives later this month
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Notification Channels, Background Limits, Pro Audio and more

Android, the world’s most used mobile operating system, is getting an update from Nougat to a new item on the dessert menu labeled “O" for now, with the first public beta arriving for Nexus and Pixel owners later this month.

AT&T announces trade-in offer for Samsung Galaxy S8
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$200 store credit towards purchase of Samsung's latest

Wireless carriers like AT&T realize that Samsung’s latest flagship phones are among the best sellers on the market, and as such the company has now offered a limited time trade-in deal set to expire at the end of the month.