Surface Pro 5 Rumors: 3 Killer Features That Will Make It 2017's Dominant Hybrid

Contrary to numerous rumors that emerged over the last few months, the highly anticipated Surface Pro 5 did not make an appearance in 2016. Now speculated for a possible Q1 2017 launch instead, Microsoft would have a couple more months to polish up and work out all the kinks in its upcoming enterprise-grade hybrid device before its release. Considering that the Surface Pro 5 will be entering the market a bit later than expected, it would need to have a number of notable features to make it truly stand out from the competition. Fortunately, this seems to be the case. The enterprise-grade hybrid device market has been quite saturated lately, especially with the launch of Apple’s most recent powerhouse machine, the revamped 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as the upcoming release of its own hybrid device, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2. From what could be determined from recent Surface Pro 5 rumors, however, it appears like Microsoft has a few aces up its sleeve. Here are some killer features that have the capability to make the Surface Pro 5 into the hybrid device to beat in 2017. Intel Kaby Lake Processor By moving the Surface Pro 5’s release date to Q1 2017, Microsoft has managed to ensure that its next enterprise-grade hybrid device would be equipped with Intel’s most advanced and most powerful processor on the market. Being Intel’s last 14nm chip, Kaby Lake processors provide a significant performance boost over its 6th generation Skylake chips, according to Tech Radar. So far, Apple’s most powerful and updated laptops, the MacBook Pro 2016, are equipped with 6th-gen Intel Skylake processors. This means that once the Surface Pro 5 enters the market, it would inherently have a more powerful chipset than one of its biggest rivals. [Image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images] The Surface line has managed to make a reputation for itself by being hybrid devices that offer uncompromising performance to its users. This is one of the main reasons why the Surface Pro 4, the Pro 5’s predecessor, became such a huge hit. While the machine was sleek and extremely portable, it was nonetheless a powerhouse device capable of performing desktop-grade tasks without any problems. With the Surface Pro 5, Microsoft could easily do this again, and if it does, the SP5 would surely be one of the devices to beat in 2017, at least in terms of raw power. eSIM Technology/LTE Connectivity One thing that the Surface line of devices has always lagged in is cellular connectivity. While Surface devices are extremely potent when connected to the internet, the fact that they are unable to take advantage of mobile data computing is something that has always been an Achilles Heel of the entire line. In fact, LTE connectivity is exactly where the Surface Pro line has lagged against its competition, such as the iPad Pro and even Google’s marginally successful Pixel C tablet. If rumors are to be believed, however, the Surface Pro 5 is set to change all of this. Popular German Microsoft blog Dr. Windows recently published a report stating that the Surface Pro 5 might be the tech giant’s fist hybrid device to feature eSIM technology. This means that for the first time since the Surface line was introduced, it would finally have a device that is capable of connecting to the internet on its own without being dependent on Wi-Fi or mobile hotspots. Unsurprisingly, the idea of the Surface Pro 5 having LTE connectivity has been welcomed very warmly by Microsoft fans, with many stating that cellular capabilities might very well be the upcoming device’s true killer feature. [Image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images] Free And Improved Accessories Hybrid devices such as the Surface Pro 5 are capable of optimum performance once linked to their respective accessories. For the Surface line, these come in the form of a dedicated Surface Pen and a keyboard case. With these accessories, the hybrid device becomes what it really is designed to be – a portable powerhouse machine capable of desktop-grade computing. While these accessories are great, however, the fact that they do not come with the initial product is something that is extremely inconvenient for users. Thus, with the Surface Pro 5, Microsoft would have the chance to fully address this issue. While unconfirmed, speculations have emerged over the last few months stating that the Surface Pro 5 might come with a higher price than its predecessors. Apart from this, rumors have also stated that that upcoming hybrid device would come with the Surface Pen and the keyboard cover out of the box. Doing so would raise the price of the Surface Pro 5 significantly, but considering what consumers would be getting, most users would likely deem the additional price for the device worth it. The Surface Pro 5 is Microsoft’s chance to establish itself as a leader in the enterprise-grade hybrid device market. Though the competition is fierce, the momentum the built up by the Surface Pro 4 and its predecessors has established a pretty good starting point for the upcoming power device. If Microsoft plays its cards just right and equips the hybrid machine with these rumored killer features, the Surface Pro 5 might very be hailed as the machine to beat in 2017, despite strong competition from rivals in the enterprise-grade mobile industry. [Featured Image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images]

Apple In 2016: MacBook, iPhone 7, Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, AirPods

2016 was a very mixed year for Apple. It was a year that many decried Apple’s lack of innovation, but others noted that at least Apple’s products didn’t explode in your face (see Samsung Galaxy Note 7). Many blame Apple’s alleged “lack of innovation” on Tim Cook, while others think people are expecting too much from Apple, who consistently delivers good products that, more than anything, just work. Let’s take a look at Apple’s biggest releases in 2016… MacBook In April, Apple updated its 12-inch MacBook with some minor improvements, including an updated processor, an update to battery life, and an even better screen. Apple claimed to make improvements to the Butterfly keyboard as well, but that has been debated. Even though the MacBook received decent reviews, it didn’t make much more of an impact than 2015’s MacBook did. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus has been a big hit in 2016. [Image by Daryl Deino] Long before the release of Apple’s 2017 smartphones, there were rumors that Apple would completely eliminate the headphone jack. Unfortunately, at least for some, those rumors ended up being true. BGR thought that Apple did a bad job of justifying leaving this out, while The Verge thought Apple was being downright hostile to users. It ends up Apple provided a simple dongle for headphone compatibility, but people still complained. By most accounts, Apple released a solid update to the iPhone, and the iPhone 7 Plus — especially — received great reviews. Computerworld said that the 7 Plus was the best iPhone yet, and CNET gave the 7 plus an almost perfect four-and-a-half stars. Apple Watch Series 2 The new Apple watch perfected the first version. [Image by Daryl Deino] The first Apple Watch failed to conquer the marketplace the way Apple thought it would, but the Watch still had a loyal following. In September, Apple released the Apple Watch Series 2, which was more powerful, faster, and had a better battery life than the original. It also had its own integrated GPS. The only thing the new Apple Watch didn’t have was cellular capabilities, but that can very well change with the Apple Watch Series 3. MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Over the past month and a half, the new MacBook Pro series has proven to be Apple’s most controversial product this year. It may even be Apple’s most controversial product ever. Both the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros have been called innovative by many and awful by others. CNET says that the 13-inch version is Apple’s “second screen dream machine,” while Consumer Reports says they can’t recommend either the 13-inch or 15-inch versions because of poor battery life. An Inquisitr article noted that the battery life isn’t perfect, but that Consumer Report‘s article could be “fake news” clickbait. Most new MacBook Pro owners have praised their new notebooks. It appears as if the biggest critics of the new MacBook Pro don’t own or haven’t even tried out the device. Apple is currently working with Consumer Reports to find out what is causing the tests to show poor battery life. AirPods It looks like Apple is ending the year on a high note. When the AirPods (the wireless version of Apple’s regular EarPods) were first announced, many laughed. After all, several different companies such as Samsung have tried wireless earbuds, and have only received collective yawns from consumers. But Apple is known for taking what others have failed at and making those products marketable. “The AirPods are pretty great. Their strange design does present some problems—but not the ones everyone’s complaining about,” says David Pogue of Yahoo Finance. He adds that not only do the AirPods not fall out of your ears, but that the sound is also really good as well. It looks like a lot of people agree with Pogue; Apple’s AirPods are nearly impossible to find in stores just seven days after the initial release date. [Featured Image by Daryl Deino]

iPhone 8: New Information Shows Apple's Smartphone Could Be Samsung Galaxy S8 Killer

The iPhone 8 may not be released for another eight months or so, but it’s already shaping up to be the king of all smartphones. BGR has the news on the new “edgeless” iPhone. “Despite the fact that Apple’s flagship iPhone lineup continues to be the best-selling smartphone series in the world, fans are anxious for something new — and in 2017, they’ll get the completely overhauled iPhone design they’ve been waiting for.” The article adds that the iPhone 8 will feature an OLED display without a bezel. Apple will ditch the Home button and embed a new Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the display itself. There have even been renderings of the new iPhone that have appeared on Twitter. https://t.co/vN2NOyIss3 : #iPhone8 #iOS – iPhone 8 Render Imagines What A Curved #OLED Bezel-Free Display Design Will Look Like pic.twitter.com/JWDAUEhaKn — TREND GIZMO (@TrendGizmo) December 25, 2016 Forbes talks about a new patent Apple has filed that could give us more hints about the touch sensors. “This patent describes a technique where touch sensors can be placed around any side of a device allowing for new input sources. The patent also notes that physical buttons (such as the volume controls) could be replaced by these embedded touch sensors,” says Forbes contributor Ewan Spence, who summarizes that Apple could drop the current buttons to turn towards touch-enabled areas on the device for the existing UI. According to Tech Times, Apple is reportedly planning to release three iPhone models in 2017: the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8. The article adds that plenty of people are looking forward to the OLED display technology, which has been used by Samsung for years. One problem is that Apple may be depending on just one company for its OLED screen, Canon Tokki Corp. 9to5Mac claims that the next iPhone could have wireless charging. The iPhone 8 could have wireless charging capabilities. [Image via Daryl Deino] “According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, the 2017 iPhone will add wireless charging for the first time. Instead of plugging in a cable, iPhone 8 owners will be able to charge their batteries using an inductive pad similar to how the Apple Watch charges” The article adds that although many Android phones support wireless charging with a plastic and metal chassis, Apple will switch to a glass casing that will enable wireless charging at rapid speeds with minimal disruption from frequency interference. Many of the commenters after the article are excited. “I got faith that Apple will do it right, in other words that it won’t be required to put the device on some charging surface,” says BelgianWaffle. “Look at what they did for the Apple Watch. They’ll turn the iPhone dock into a capacitive cradle,” states Aeron. The iPhone 8 will compete with the Galaxy S8 [Image by Daryl Deino] The iPhone 8 will come out after Samsung releases the Galaxy S8, which could have a version with a 6-inch 4K screen, although many sources point to there also being a standard S8 with a 5-inch screen. Trusted Reviews predicts that Samsung’s next smartphone will come out in February or March of 2016, and — like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — the headphone jack may disappear. Let’s hope that if this happens, Samsung will include a free small adapter for regular headphones like Apple did. 2017 looks like it could be the best year yet for smartphones. In addition to the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy Note 8, the Inquisitr recently reported about the impending release of the Microsoft Surface Phone, which will run a full version of Windows 10. Which smartphone are you looking forward to the most — the iPhone 8, the Galaxy S8, or the Surface Phone? Let us know in the comments section. [Featured Image by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images]

iPhone 8: New Information Shows Apple's Smartphone Could Be Samsung Galaxy S8 Killer

The iPhone 8 may not be released for another eight months or so, but it’s already shaping up to be the king of all smartphones. BGR has the news on the new “edgeless” iPhone. “Despite the fact that Apple’s flagship iPhone lineup continues to be the best-selling smartphone series in the world, fans are anxious for something new — and in 2017, they’ll get the completely overhauled iPhone design they’ve been waiting for.” The article adds that the iPhone 8 will feature an OLED display without a bezel. Apple will ditch the Home button and embed a new Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the display itself. There have even been renderings of the new iPhone that have appeared on Twitter. https://t.co/vN2NOyIss3 : #iPhone8 #iOS – iPhone 8 Render Imagines What A Curved #OLED Bezel-Free Display Design Will Look Like pic.twitter.com/JWDAUEhaKn — TREND GIZMO (@TrendGizmo) December 25, 2016 Forbes talks about a new patent Apple has filed that could give us more hints about the touch sensors. “This patent describes a technique where touch sensors can be placed around any side of a device allowing for new input sources. The patent also notes that physical buttons (such as the volume controls) could be replaced by these embedded touch sensors,” says Forbes contributor Ewan Spence, who summarizes that Apple could drop the current buttons to turn towards touch-enabled areas on the device for the existing UI. According to Tech Times, Apple is reportedly planning to release three iPhone models in 2017: the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8. The article adds that plenty of people are looking forward to the OLED display technology, which has been used by Samsung for years. One problem is that Apple may be depending on just one company for its OLED screen, Canon Tokki Corp. 9to5Mac claims that the next iPhone could have wireless charging. The iPhone 8 could have wireless charging capabilities. [Image via Daryl Deino] “According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, the 2017 iPhone will add wireless charging for the first time. Instead of plugging in a cable, iPhone 8 owners will be able to charge their batteries using an inductive pad similar to how the Apple Watch charges” The article adds that although many Android phones support wireless charging with a plastic and metal chassis, Apple will switch to a glass casing that will enable wireless charging at rapid speeds with minimal disruption from frequency interference. Many of the commenters after the article are excited. “I got faith that Apple will do it right, in other words that it won’t be required to put the device on some charging surface,” says BelgianWaffle. “Look at what they did for the Apple Watch. They’ll turn the iPhone dock into a capacitive cradle,” states Aeron. The iPhone 8 will compete with the Galaxy S8 [Image by Daryl Deino] The iPhone 8 will come out after Samsung releases the Galaxy S8, which could have a version with a 6-inch 4K screen, although many sources point to there also being a standard S8 with a 5-inch screen. Trusted Reviews predicts that Samsung’s next smartphone will come out in February or March of 2016, and — like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — the headphone jack may disappear. Let’s hope that if this happens, Samsung will include a free small adapter for regular headphones like Apple did. 2017 looks like it could be the best year yet for smartphones. In addition to the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy Note 8, the Inquisitr recently reported about the impending release of the Microsoft Surface Phone, which will run a full version of Windows 10. Which smartphone are you looking forward to the most — the iPhone 8, the Galaxy S8, or the Surface Phone? Let us know in the comments section. [Featured Image by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images]

Apple In 2016: MacBook, iPhone 7, Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, AirPods

2016 was a very mixed year for Apple. It was a year that many decried Apple’s lack of innovation, but others noted that at least Apple’s products didn’t explode in your face (see Samsung Galaxy Note 7). Many blame Apple’s alleged “lack of innovation” on Tim Cook, while others think people are expecting too much from Apple, who consistently delivers good products that, more than anything, just work. Let’s take a look at Apple’s biggest releases in 2016… MacBook In April, Apple updated its 12-inch MacBook with some minor improvements, including an updated processor, an update to battery life, and an even better screen. Apple claimed to make improvements to the Butterfly keyboard as well, but that has been debated. Even though the MacBook received decent reviews, it didn’t make much more of an impact than 2015’s MacBook did. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus has been a big hit in 2016. [Image by Daryl Deino] Long before the release of Apple’s 2017 smartphones, there were rumors that Apple would completely eliminate the headphone jack. Unfortunately, at least for some, those rumors ended up being true. BGR thought that Apple did a bad job of justifying leaving this out, while The Verge thought Apple was being downright hostile to users. It ends up Apple provided a simple dongle for headphone compatibility, but people still complained. By most accounts, Apple released a solid update to the iPhone, and the iPhone 7 Plus — especially — received great reviews. Computerworld said that the 7 Plus was the best iPhone yet, and CNET gave the 7 plus an almost perfect four-and-a-half stars. Apple Watch Series 2 The new Apple watch perfected the first version. [Image by Daryl Deino] The first Apple Watch failed to conquer the marketplace the way Apple thought it would, but the Watch still had a loyal following. In September, Apple released the Apple Watch Series 2, which was more powerful, faster, and had a better battery life than the original. It also had its own integrated GPS. The only thing the new Apple Watch didn’t have was cellular capabilities, but that can very well change with the Apple Watch Series 3. MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Over the past month and a half, the new MacBook Pro series has proven to be Apple’s most controversial product this year. It may even be Apple’s most controversial product ever. Both the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros have been called innovative by many and awful by others. CNET says that the 13-inch version is Apple’s “second screen dream machine,” while Consumer Reports says they can’t recommend either the 13-inch or 15-inch versions because of poor battery life. An Inquisitr article noted that the battery life isn’t perfect, but that Consumer Report‘s article could be “fake news” clickbait. Most new MacBook Pro owners have praised their new notebooks. It appears as if the biggest critics of the new MacBook Pro don’t own or haven’t even tried out the device. Apple is currently working with Consumer Reports to find out what is causing the tests to show poor battery life. AirPods It looks like Apple is ending the year on a high note. When the AirPods (the wireless version of Apple’s regular EarPods) were first announced, many laughed. After all, several different companies such as Samsung have tried wireless earbuds, and have only received collective yawns from consumers. But Apple is known for taking what others have failed at and making those products marketable. “The AirPods are pretty great. Their strange design does present some problems—but not the ones everyone’s complaining about,” says David Pogue of Yahoo Finance. He adds that not only do the AirPods not fall out of your ears, but that the sound is also really good as well. It looks like a lot of people agree with Pogue; Apple’s AirPods are nearly impossible to find in stores just seven days after the initial release date. [Featured Image by Daryl Deino]

Surface Pro 5 Rumors: 3 Killer Features That Will Make It 2017's Dominant Hybrid

Contrary to numerous rumors that emerged over the last few months, the highly anticipated Surface Pro 5 did not make an appearance in 2016. Now speculated for a possible Q1 2017 launch instead, Microsoft would have a couple more months to polish up and work out all the kinks in its upcoming enterprise-grade hybrid device before its release. Considering that the Surface Pro 5 will be entering the market a bit later than expected, it would need to have a number of notable features to make it truly stand out from the competition. Fortunately, this seems to be the case. The enterprise-grade hybrid device market has been quite saturated lately, especially with the launch of Apple’s most recent powerhouse machine, the revamped 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as the upcoming release of its own hybrid device, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2. From what could be determined from recent Surface Pro 5 rumors, however, it appears like Microsoft has a few aces up its sleeve. Here are some killer features that have the capability to make the Surface Pro 5 into the hybrid device to beat in 2017. Intel Kaby Lake Processor By moving the Surface Pro 5’s release date to Q1 2017, Microsoft has managed to ensure that its next enterprise-grade hybrid device would be equipped with Intel’s most advanced and most powerful processor on the market. Being Intel’s last 14nm chip, Kaby Lake processors provide a significant performance boost over its 6th generation Skylake chips, according to Tech Radar. So far, Apple’s most powerful and updated laptops, the MacBook Pro 2016, are equipped with 6th-gen Intel Skylake processors. This means that once the Surface Pro 5 enters the market, it would inherently have a more powerful chipset than one of its biggest rivals. [Image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images] The Surface line has managed to make a reputation for itself by being hybrid devices that offer uncompromising performance to its users. This is one of the main reasons why the Surface Pro 4, the Pro 5’s predecessor, became such a huge hit. While the machine was sleek and extremely portable, it was nonetheless a powerhouse device capable of performing desktop-grade tasks without any problems. With the Surface Pro 5, Microsoft could easily do this again, and if it does, the SP5 would surely be one of the devices to beat in 2017, at least in terms of raw power. eSIM Technology/LTE Connectivity One thing that the Surface line of devices has always lagged in is cellular connectivity. While Surface devices are extremely potent when connected to the internet, the fact that they are unable to take advantage of mobile data computing is something that has always been an Achilles Heel of the entire line. In fact, LTE connectivity is exactly where the Surface Pro line has lagged against its competition, such as the iPad Pro and even Google’s marginally successful Pixel C tablet. If rumors are to be believed, however, the Surface Pro 5 is set to change all of this. Popular German Microsoft blog Dr. Windows recently published a report stating that the Surface Pro 5 might be the tech giant’s fist hybrid device to feature eSIM technology. This means that for the first time since the Surface line was introduced, it would finally have a device that is capable of connecting to the internet on its own without being dependent on Wi-Fi or mobile hotspots. Unsurprisingly, the idea of the Surface Pro 5 having LTE connectivity has been welcomed very warmly by Microsoft fans, with many stating that cellular capabilities might very well be the upcoming device’s true killer feature. [Image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images] Free And Improved Accessories Hybrid devices such as the Surface Pro 5 are capable of optimum performance once linked to their respective accessories. For the Surface line, these come in the form of a dedicated Surface Pen and a keyboard case. With these accessories, the hybrid device becomes what it really is designed to be – a portable powerhouse machine capable of desktop-grade computing. While these accessories are great, however, the fact that they do not come with the initial product is something that is extremely inconvenient for users. Thus, with the Surface Pro 5, Microsoft would have the chance to fully address this issue. While unconfirmed, speculations have emerged over the last few months stating that the Surface Pro 5 might come with a higher price than its predecessors. Apart from this, rumors have also stated that that upcoming hybrid device would come with the Surface Pen and the keyboard cover out of the box. Doing so would raise the price of the Surface Pro 5 significantly, but considering what consumers would be getting, most users would likely deem the additional price for the device worth it. The Surface Pro 5 is Microsoft’s chance to establish itself as a leader in the enterprise-grade hybrid device market. Though the competition is fierce, the momentum the built up by the Surface Pro 4 and its predecessors has established a pretty good starting point for the upcoming power device. If Microsoft plays its cards just right and equips the hybrid machine with these rumored killer features, the Surface Pro 5 might very be hailed as the machine to beat in 2017, despite strong competition from rivals in the enterprise-grade mobile industry. [Featured Image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images]

Is The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Still Happening in 2017?

There have been conflicting reports on when the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release will be happening, and now whether it will be happening at all. Samsung have been having numerous difficulties over the past year as their release of the Galaxy Note 7 was fraught with difficulties and the company were forced to recall their smartphones due to reports that they could overheat and possibly explode. The Note 7 was so popular that it broke all South Korean pre-order records, which in turn caused stock shortage around the world. Once the issue arose with defective batteries, Samsung took a financial hit. However, Samsung have planned to bounce back in 2017 with their Note 8 release, although reports on when the Galaxy Note 8 will be released seem to differ. Returned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in Seoul, South Korea on October 13, 2016. Fans of the smartphone are eagerly anticipating the release of the Galaxy Note 8 release. [Image by Lee Jin-man/AP Images] Mobile & Apps have reported that while Samsung would normally release their newest smartphones at the Mobile World Congress, there have been rumors that Samsung will actually have their Note 8 release during a standalone event in April in New York. The reason for the delay of the Galaxy Note 8 is thought to be due to the fact that the South Korean company would like to avoid similar issues that they had with their Note 7. In an effort to regain the trust of customers, Samsung have developed an artificial intelligence feature, like Apple’s Siri, that is reported to be in its new smartphones. However, this artificial intelligence feature, named Bixby, is thought to be superior to Siri as not only will it integrate with smartphones, but it will also integrate with household appliances. It is also said to have the capability to create its own task-handling programs With so many people eagerly anticipating the Galaxy Note 8 release, there is further confusion as Yibada are now saying that there are rumors that the Note 8 now won’t be released. The rumored reason stated for this is because of the discontinuation of the Note 7, Samsung may not want to release a new Note in 2017. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date Back To Mid-August? Why Early Launches May Continue To… https://t.co/a0I0D4oyVw #GalaxyNote4 #Note4 — Galaxy Note 4 News (@Note4News) December 26, 2016 It is also rumored that Samsung are worried that sales of a Note 8 will be low on its release and that there may be a need for Samsung to “reshuffle” their products and especially their Notes, in order to remove the negative opinion of their company that they worry could affect other products of theirs. There are further rumors that Samsung will want to create a whole new line of different products to replace their Galaxy Notes, with two varieties of the Galaxy X8 in 2017 which will also be released in a Plus size. With these latest rumors there are fears as to what will happen with the Galaxy Note 8 release, but the majority of news outlets are saying that the Note 8 is still set for a release in 2017. Ecumenical News remain optimistic about the Note 8 and believe sales will be strong, with many fans looking forward to its release and there is much speculation as to its new features. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release in Seoul, South Korea on August 11, 2016. [Image by Ahn Young-joon/AP Images] Of the rumors of Note 8 features, it is the dual-screen display that tops the list and the fact that it may be foldable. There is also another rumor that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may be enlisting the help of LG to manufacture its batteries. This is thought to be a good thing as not only will Samsung accumulate external knowledge on the improvement of power, but they will have less cause to fear exploding batteries. Other Note 8 rumors include expanded storage, two cameras and virtual reality calls. Of course, nobody is quite certain just what the new Note 8 will be like despite all of the reports online. This is perhaps why so many people are excited to see the Galaxy Note 8 upon its release. [Featured Image by David Becker/Getty Images]

Wenger: Elneny could start against Hull

Both Arsenal and Hull City may be forgiven for looking beyond Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie when they meet in the competition for a third-straight season at Emirates Stadium.

I would not be at all surprised, therefore, if we start with Mertesacker and Chambers against Hull, even Wenger says that Koscielny will be fit to play.
Laurent Koscielny’s involvement is also in doubt, but Arsene Wenger is optimistic the defender will be available.
On Gabriel, he said: “He is running outside [but] he is out for Saturday”.
“Elneny is fit. He is one of the players who could get a run out there”, Wenger said in a press conference.
For once, however, the Gunners appear to have had a bit of luck on the injury front, as Wenger has issued a very positive update on the Arsenal website about the progress of our players in the treatment room.
Asked whether he will employ similar tactics against the Tigers, especially with the upcoming crunch clashes with Barcelona and Manchester United, he said: “I will, as always, play a team thatr has a good chance to qualify”. The normal squad is involved on Saturday.
Mesut Ozil is likely to be rested along with Olivier Giroud, while Danny Welbeck is in line to make his first start since April.Welbeck came off the bench last weekend in his first appearance since April to score a dramatic stoppage-time victor against Leicester and needs matches to regain full fitness.
“After this I think I’m going to be taking it a bit easier for a while”.

South Africa bowls in 1st T20 vs. England

England will be looking to redeem themselves after suffering a heartbreaking three-wicket loss to South Africa in the first game of their two-match Twenty20 series.

And the man who earned a million-dollar contract with Delhi in the recent Indian Premier League auction did it again at Newlands, scoring 17 from seven balls to hand England their first T20 defeat in 18 months.
The hosts were ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis target – needing 49 runs off 42 balls to win – when rain brought a 10-minute break, South Africa on 108-2 off 13 overs at the time.
England recalled allrounder Chris Jordan after losing the one-day series 3-2.
The second and final game is in Johannesburg on Sunday.
AB de Villiers was dismissed for just seven from the bowling of Chris Jordan before Hashim Amla was sent back to the pavilion after making just 22 when he was caught by Alex Hales off Stokes.
South Africa needed 59 from 46 balls when Adil Rashid had JP Duminy caught on the boundary by Root.
Ben Stokes had hit a four and a six in his 11 runs, but then went walkabout when Tahir drifted one wide and had no chance of retaining his balance as AB de Villiers completed the stumping.
Chris Morris was the danger man and the batsman smashed a four and a six from the second and third deliveries respectively to leave just four runs needed from the final three balls. The first ball to Kyle Abbott yielded a single. It was an agonising way to end the game, especially for Topley.
England’s Twenty20 winning streak was in grave danger after they stuttered to 134 for eight against South Africa at Newlands.
The captain identified a below-par performance with the bat for England’s troubles, rather than Topley – whose telling last over was the most expensive of a match dominated by bowlers, and ended with him failing to pull off a run-out which would have salvaged a tie.
With this nail-biting win, the hosts have led the two -match T20I series 1-0.
“Our best team at the moment, we’re very close to selecting it or having a really good idea of what it is – which is good, considering we’re a few weeks out from a World Cup”, said Morgan. Jordan survives but how much longer can England survive?
“A big strength is the fact we do bat deep”. That is a huge positive. They have got good players who adapts well into the pressure situations and makes their side a strong one as far as the upcoming T20 championship is considered.
Morgan’s opposite number Faf du Plessis is content to play more of a waiting game, with an extra three fixtures to follow against Australia before South Africa set off for India. New ball bowling and early wickets will be important for both teams in an attempt to control the potential total.
“‘We were unfortunate not to get over the line”.
“We found that possibly for that surface, they perhaps tried to go too hard – and by doing that, they offered us a lot of chances”.

Breaking down races for presidential nominations

According to the New York Times, several voters and politicians alike noted that this marks a new generation of conservatism, one in which voters can not be swayed by Bush-era figures. “Thank you for the opportunity to run for the greatest office on the face of the earth”, an emotional Bush told his supporters. And so far you know I’m really on my way.

No Republican candidate who has won both New Hampshire and SC ever has been denied the Republican nomination.
He went on to state that he will win in states that the Republican people “don’t even think of”, adding that he will definitely take control of MI and NY.
On Sunday, Trump denied any role he may have played in taking down Bush, who ended his campaign on Saturday night after a fourth-place finish in SC.
“Let’s put this thing away”, Trump said in his victory speech in Spartanburg.
On the debate stage, Jeb Bush received plenty of rhetorical punches from his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination.
The Texas Senator said he can’t wait to come home to the Lone Star State after finishing in a close third behind Marco Rubio in SC. He beat the Scripture-quoting Cruz to second place in a state where 72 per cent of Republican voters count themselves as evangelicals or born-again Christians.
In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton blunted concerns about her viability with a clear victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the first state to test the Democrats’ appeal among a racially diverse group of voters. “It’s tough, it’s nasty, it’s mean, it’s vicious, it’s handsome”, he said.
“This has become a three-person race”, Mr Rubio said of his strong finish, which with Mr Bush quitting bolsters his case that he is the candidate of mainstream Republicans. “The big question for you is where do you win?”
“I believe the only way to beat the Democrats is to nominate a candidate who has a significantly different record”, Cruz said, borrowing a phrase from Ronald Reagan.
“About 70 percent of Republicans around the country have said, ‘we want someone other than Donald Trump to be our nominee, ‘” Rubio said.
“Donald ignores everyone else because I think he views the rest of the field as not a meaningful threat and for that matter…”
Donald Trump has often mocked the Governor’s performance, describing him as low-energy and a representative of the political establishment.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, greets supporters with her husband and former President Bill Clinton at a Nevada Democratic caucus rally, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas.