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    iPhone Event Announced for September 12: What to Expect

    Apple’s sets iPhone event on 12th September at it’s new Head-quarters in Cupertino named ‘Steve Jobs Theater’ which is built partly underground with an entry covered in glass. The Theater is built specially for hosting events. Apple has sent out invites for it’s annual event which is expected to reveal the NEW iPhone.

    According to reports, it’s Apple’s first event to be held at the NEW head-quarters and sources reveal that Apple will introduce the NEW iPhone 8 which will feature edge-to-edge OLED display and a new 3D face-scanning camera, updated versions of iPhone 7 models together with an updated Apple Watch (supporting it’s own built-in LTE connection & 4K Apple TV.

    The invite doesn’t reveal much information about the event, we have to find out more on September 12th 2017.Check back for updates.

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    DJI’s Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro drones get new looks and features

    DJI has upgraded its product line of the Mavic Pro & Phantom 4 Pro’s hardware and new software to the tiny DJI Spark. DJI revealed the new Mavic Pro Platinum which features a Platinum paint job, 11% more flight time and 60% less noise, while the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian (shiny, black) has a matte-gray finish.

    DJI has been able to update the Mavic Pro via new electronic speed controllers and brand new propellers. For existing Mavic Pro owners, they can benefit by replacing their propellers with new ones which are backward compatible.

    The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian is basically a color change, though it does have a new magnesium, electroplated gimbal that’s supposed to prevent fingerprints.

    And finally, the DJI Spark users gets to produce Panorama images with a fisheye effect they can share right out to social media sites. That’s going to come to the drones via a firmware update, pushed via the DJI GO 4 mobile smartphone app.

    The new Mavic Pro Platinum and the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian will be available for shipping end of September at BongoGadgets.com

     

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    Sony may have to pay Xperia owners for claiming phones were ‘waterproof’

    If you have purchased a Sony Xperia Smartphone and it was damaged by water, then you might be eligible for a refund. The federal court in NY approved a lawsuit against Sony for claiming their phones and tablets are waterproof.The lawsuit claims that the Sony Xperia owners were fooled by Sony’s marketing.

    The Sony devices aren’t made for underwater and are more of water resistant (able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely). So if you have purchased recently, you will either get (1) one year extended warranty or 50% refund of the product affected according to current retail price.

    Sony will have to settle final terms with the court on 1st of December 2017, the figures may change depending on how Sony settles with the court.

    The lawsuit only applies to customers in the United States, which means there may not be very many of you, but if you’re eligible and are interested in taking part of the claim, you can sign up here by January 30th, 2018.

    The list of eligible devices is below. (Both Wi-Fi and LTE versions of tablets are eligible.) A list of the suggested retail price, including how much the lawsuit wants each device refunded, can be found here:

    • Xperia M2 Aqua
    • Xperia M4 Aqua
    • Xperia ZR
    • Xperia Z Ultra
    • Xperia Z1, Z1s, Z1 Compact
    • Xperia Z2
    • Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3v, Z3+, Z3+ Dual
    • Xperia Z5
    • Xperia Z5 Compact
    • Xperia Z2 Tablet
    • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
    • Xperia Z4 Tablet
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    Facebook now lets you shoot 360-degree photos inside its app

    Facebook has uploaded a feature for users to upload and view 360 degree photos over a year and now they are adding the ability to capture them too. From today, both Android & iOS Facebook Apps will allow users to create 360 degree photos without downloading 3rd party apps or extra camera.

    The 360 degree capture is a similar process as ‘Panorama’ where you use the phone’s camera to capture it without the phone having 360 degree camera built-in. To create the photos, on the Facebook app, scroll to the top of the News Feed and click ‘360 Photo’. Hold your phone and take a slow spin around (full turn). When done, you can choose the ‘starting point’ of the photo and publish it. You can even set it as your cover photo. How amazing is that…

    Since that capture process isn’t instantaneous, the update only applies to 360-degree photos for now. While Facebook supports 360-degree videos, you’ll still need to shoot those with a camera like the Samsung Gear 360, Insta360, or Nikon KeyMission 360, and upload them separately.

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    See how the Galaxy Note 8 stacks up against the Apple, HTC, Google & Essential Smartphones

    Samsung fans have waited over an year for Samsung Note Phones, the Note 8 has finally launched featuring S8 design and specs, the iconic S Pen and a bigger screen, the Note 8 looks like a phablet (a phone a size of a tablet).

    It’s hard to stand different to competitors, As most of the new flagships before the Note 8 have a Snapdragon 835 processor, tons of RAM etc. Whats different is that the Note 8 is the first to have dual camera.

    It’s hard to decide whether the Note 8 will be the best option to purchase, as the smartphone market is large and they are more phones expected to launch in the coming months from Apple, Google, LG and others.

    But if you have decided to purchase a smartphone sometime soon, then here is a list of the Top 9 best smartphones you can choose from.

    Comparison

    Specification Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8 Plus Essential Phone iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus Pixel Pixel XL HTC U11
    Display 6.3 inches 5.8 inches 6.2 inches 5.71 inches 4.7 inches 5.5 inches 5 inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
    Resolution 2960 x 1440 2960 x 1440 2960 x 1440 2560 x 1312 1334 x 750 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
    Processor Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core) Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core) Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core) Snapdragon 835 (2.45GHz and 1.9GHz, octa-core) A10 Fusion A10 Fusion Snapdragon 821 (quad-core) Snapdragon 821 (quad-core) Snapdragon 835 (2.45GHz, octa-core)
    RAM 6GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 2GB 3GB 4GB 4GB 4GB, 6GB
    Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB 64GB 128GB 32GB, 128GB, 256GB 32GB, 128GB, 256GB 32GB, 128GB 32GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB
    Rear camera 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide) 12 megapixel 12 megapixel 13 megapixel, 13 megapixel (monochrome) 12 megapixel 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide) 12.3 megapixel 12.3 megapixel 12 megapixel
    Front camera 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 7 megapixel 7 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel 16 megapixel
    Battery 3,300mAh 3,000mAh 3,500mAh 3,040mAh 1,960mAh 2,900mAh 2,770mAH 3,450mAh 3,000mAh
    Water protection IP68 IP68 IP68 N/A IP67 IP67 N/A N/A IP67
    Weight 0.43 pounds 0.34 pounds 0.38 pounds 0.41 pounds 0.30 pounds 0.41 pounds 0.31 pounds 0.37 pounds 0.37 pounds
    Dimensions (in.) 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 6.28 x 2.88 x 0.31 5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.29 6.09 x 2.98 x 0.29 6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31
    Starting price $930 $749.00 $849.00 $699.00 $649.00 $769.00 $649.00 $769.00 $649.00
    Misc. S Pen, Iris scanner, USB-C Iris scanner, USB-C Iris scanner, USB-C Modular attachement system “Force Touch” home button, no headphone jack “Force Touch” home button, no headphone jack Google Assistant, fast charging Google Assistant, fast charging Squeezable side function
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    Samsung Note 8 Unpacked Event 2017

    Today, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 at the Galaxy Unpack event in New York City.

    In the past few weeks, they were a lot of leaks about the Note 8 design and hardware specs, where it was reported that it will have dual camera, bezel-less inifinity display like the S8, and the return of the S Pen, even though the S8 plus has a 6.2inches screen, the Note 8 flagship is expected to offer a bigger 6.3inch display.

    The Note 8 will be a massive launch for Samsung, as they had lost the battle of the Note 7 last year.

    The launch is expected to focus on Samsung’s big screen smartphone ‘Note 8’, there is a possibility the company would introduced other products too.

    The Samsung Event will start in a few hours, visit the links below to watch the event Live.

    Starting time: San Francisco: 8AM / New York: 11AM / London: 4PM / Berlin: 5PM / Moscow: 6PM / New Delhi: 8:30PM / Beijing: 11PM / Tokyo: 12AM (August 24th) / Sydney: 1AM (August 24th)

    Live stream: Samsung’s live stream is available on Samsung’s website or the company’s YouTube page.

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