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Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico without any additional hardware.

Amazon has been adding a steady stream of features to its Echo device family dating back to the release of the first Echo back in 2014. In May, the company announced the ability for Echo owners to make free calls to any Alexa-enabled device, including smartphones with the Alexa app. Now, Amazon is expanding that even further.

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Samsung may bring its fancy 6GB Galaxy S8 to North America

The higher-storage Galaxy S8 may come to North America!

While Samsung’s native Korea tends to keep its special edition Galaxys to itself, the company is keeping open the possibility that its impressive 6GB/128GB model of the Galaxy S8 will be available in other countries.

According to Yonhap News, Samsung is mulling the idea of bringing the configuration to other markets.

Samsung Electronics said the 6GM-RAM Galaxy S8 Plus will be initially sold in South Korea, but plans  [Read More…]

ZTE guilty of violating U.S. sanctions, will pay $892 million for shipping goods to Iran and North Korea

A massive settlement in the U.S. follows years of wrongdoing.

ZTE has plead guilty to allegations that it violated U.S. laws relating to its involvement in the transfer of U.S. telecom equipment to both Iran and North Korea, as well as lying to federal investigators by insisting that such shipments had stopped. The settlement of $ 892 million and guilty plea relates to a period between 2010 and 2016 when ZTE shipped over $ 30 million in U.S.-based products  [Read More…]

Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X now available on Android in North America

Kingdom Hearts fans rejoice: developer Square Enix has brought its mashup of the Final Fantasy and Disney characters to Android users in North America with Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X. The title, which was originally released for Android in Japan in late 2015, acts as a prologue to the rest of the Kingdom Hearts series. Players will get a chance to go back to the beginning of the Kingdom Hearts story and see what led up to the  [Read More…]

Samsung partners with Six Flags to bring first virtual reality roller coasters to North America

It seems that Samsung is not leaving any stone unturned in expanding the reach of its virtual reality headset. Now, the company has partnered with the famous theme park giant Six Flags to

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MasterCard bringing ‘selfie’ authentication to North America and Europe this summer

At Mobile World Congress this week, MasterCard announced that it plans to roll out a new ‘selfie’-based authentication method for online purchases.

After successful tests of the service in the U.S. and UK, MasterCard says that it will offer the authentication option, which involves using a smartphone, tablet or PC app in conjunction with a front-facing camera to verify a person’s identity after entering credit card information, in 14 countries this summer.

Initially rolling out in the  [Read More…]

Marshmallow updates for HTC phones coming to six North American service providers within 9 days

HTC is working with Sprint, Sasktel, Rogers, Wind, Videotron and T-Mobile to release its Android 6.0 update for the HTC One M9 and One M8 over the next nine days. Mo Versi made the announcement late last night on Twitter, revealing that the One M9 update for Sasktel, Rogers, Wind and Videotron devices will be released on Monday. The Sprint HTC One M8 update release is targeted for the middle of next week while the T-Mobile HTC One M9 should  [Read More…]

Android 6.0 Marshmallow starts rolling out for the unlocked Moto G 2015 in North America

Motorola is now rolling out its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for unlocked versions of the Moto G 2015. A few users on our forums report that the update is rolling out in the U.S., and it appears to be rolling out in Canada as well.

Amazon UK expands Prime Now north to Newcastle

Amazon UK Prime subscribers can now take advantage of the online retailers super fast delivery service, Prime Now, up in the more northern reaches of Newcastle. Until now the service has previously only been available in areas of London and in Birmingham.

Oppo R7 Plus announced for North America

Oppo today revealed its 6-inch smartphone, the R7 Plus, is available for customers living in North America. Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop with Oppo’s ColorOS, the handset is packs a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 3GB RAM.

The 6-inch display is a big one to be sure, however it’s 1920 x 1080 is lower than what other high-end, large devices typically offer. On the other hand, this helps to keep costs down.

In terms of camera’s the Oppo R7  [Read More…]