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New DisplayHDR certification defines standards for HDR displays on PCs

Given that not all displays are equal—IPS is better than TN, HDR is better than non-HDR, some people prefer LCD, others prefer OLED—a certification system for what displays can do seems overdue. The display standards body VESA has (at least partially) filled that void with the newly-announced DisplayHDR standard, which defines the abilities of display panels used in notebook PCs and monitors for desktop PCs.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is just $149.99 ($80 off) on Amazon

360-degree videos still can't be considered popular, but they've been becoming more widespread over the past few years. If you'd like to be at the forefront of the 360-degree video charge, Amazon is now offering the 2017 edition of the Gear 360 for just $149.99 - a solid $80 off the MSRP.

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Android 8.0 Oreo beta ROM for Galaxy Note8 leaked

Android 8.0 Oreo was released back in August, but most manufacturers are still working on porting it to their phones and tablets. Unfinished ROMs are available for a handful of phones, like the Essential Phone and OnePlus 5. The next device to see Oreo is the Galaxy Note8, as an unfinished test ROM has leaked online.

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Samsung Email hits 100 million downloads on the Play Store

Samsung has slimmed down the number of its apps in recent devices, but there are still a couple that come preinstalled. Its email app, appropriately named Samsung Email, is one of those. Samsung Email has just passed 100 million downloads, which is nothing short of a tremendous number.

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[Deal Alert] Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S8 G950FD for $569.99 and S8 Plus G955FD for $619.99 on eBay ($100-150 off)

Timeless as the tides, the prices for Samsung's 2017 flagships continue to creep their way down. This time it's the unlocked dual-SIM international variant that's caught our attention. Right now over on eBay, you can pick up a Galaxy S8 (G950FD) for $569.99 or a Galaxy S8 Plus (G955FD) for $619.99. That saves you $100 in the case of the S8 and $150 for the S8 Plus. 

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Samsung HeartWise now on the Play Store, helps patients keep up with doctor-recommended heart wellness programs

During my brief stints using Samsung Galaxy smartphones, I eschewed many of the company's branded apps, but Samsung Health was one of the few exceptions. I was impressed by how robust and slick it was and found myself tracking my blood pressure and SpO2 level every now and then just for fun. Now the Korean tech giant is bringing that health app know-how to Samsung HeartWise, a new health app built for a niche audience: patients who want to keep up with their doctor-recommended heart wellness program via their smartphone and Gear S3 smartwatch.

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Samsung starts manufacturing 512 GB eUFS chips for mobile devices

Samsung is one of the best - if not the best - solid state/flash storage manufacturers on the planet. They make SSDs for desktops and laptops, flash storage for phones and tablets, and much more. Today, the company announced that it started production of 512GB eUFS flash storage chips, designed for use in phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

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[Deal Alert] Get a free Galaxy Tab A 8.0 with purchase of an unlocked Note 8 today only

Samsung hasn't seen fit to offer a discount on its unlocked Note 8 yet—you'll still pat $950 for that device. However, you can get a nice little bonus today only. Purchase the unlocked Note 8, and you get a free Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet. It's not as capable as the Note 8, but free is free.

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[Free Alert] Grab 6 months of Netflix for absolutely nothing if you own a Pixelbook or a Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro

Google often likes to give free things to people after they've purchased their products. Just look at Chromecast owners and all the Google Play credit they're drowning in. Now the same thing appears to be happening to owners of certain Chromebooks; if you own a Google Pixelbook, a Samsung Chromebook Plus, or a Samsung Chromebook Pro, you can get six months of Netflix for the incredible price of free.99.

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Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 finally gets Netflix HDR support, October security patch with new update

If you're in the market for an Android tablet (you probably aren't), the Galaxy Tab S3 is one of the best options out there. Part of that is due to its beautiful AMOLED display, which supports HDR video. While the WiFi version of the Tab S3 got an update adding support for Netflix HDR two months ago, it's taken until now for Verizon to throw the same functionality in.

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