Tech News Today

Aug 7th 2017

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, podcast patent invalid
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Guests: Sam Abuelsamid
Category: News

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is flatter than the curvy Galaxy S with bezels that extend out to protect against scratches and drops, a shatterproof screen, polycarbonate backside, and a sizeable 4,000mAh battery. It comes exclusively to AT&T later this week.

Youtube is rolling out a new sharing feature to its Android and iOS app that will allow users to share videos with their contacts in a new chat interface inside the app. Those in the chatroom can then invite others to the chat for a total of 30 people.

Netflix announced its first ever acquisition: Millarworld, an independent comic house responsible for Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Wanted to name a few. Comic lovers rejoice.

Plus, Amazon has a number of brands of its own though you may never realize it, Amazon Echo gets some new music playback features to match playlists to moods or activities, and Sam Abuelsamid joins Ron Richards and I to talk about Foxconn's possible investment in Michigan as it hopes to bring autonomous vehicle R&D to the states.

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