Samsung Galaxy Note 8 set for August?
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 set for August?
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 set for August?

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[MUSIC] What's up? Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlicious for all the Google you can think of. The big drop this week is the official announcement of the OnePlus 5 phone. Now loaded with a snapdragon 835, 8 gigs of ram and a 16 megapixel dual camera this is going to get you the best bang for your buck on the market for a 480 to 540 dollar smart phone. Now it's evolved to a phone that looks ridiculously similar the iPhone from it's curbed edges, it's antenna line, and even a dual lens camera mic and flash setter in the same position. That is just more than a borrowing. Now there's no SD card slot. It's not waterproof, but it's specs and speed are top of the line. But you know what? It just feels like a tweener phone with some high-end specs but the lack of other features and an unoriginal design, but at that price, you know what? You might not care. They offered a code to get the OnePlus 5 right now in their live stream Stream announcement so if you want early access use the code Clearer Photos on their website. Okay Samsung is ramping up for another phone announcement of their own looking to wipe away last year's Note 7. Reuters reports the new Note 8 will be launched in New York City in the second half of August. And that lines up with Galaxy Note announcements from the past. Their source reports the Note 8 screen will be marginally larger, compared to the 6.2 inch display on the Note 7. And there will be dual, rear-facing cameras as well, to bring a 3x optical zoom with optical image stabilization. And a 12-megapixel, wide angle lens alongside a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. Other rumors include a top-of-the-line, Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 Depending on market, but we'll wait until late August for the official details. And remember that Samsung voice assistant, Bixby? You know, the one that received a dedicated physical button for it on the Galaxy S8? It's still not here in the US months after the phone's release, but Samsung has opened up registration for US owners of the S8 and S8+ to receive early access to preview builds of the Bixby voice command interface. You'll just need your email linked to your Samsung account to sign up, and you can do that right now. [SOUND] And as virtual reality continues to grow, and content providers Are really still figuring out the best way to utilize it. The latest update for VR creators on YouTube will now incorporate heat maps for 360 degree and VR videos. Now videos with over 1,000 views will allow creators to see exactly what parts of the video are catching the viewer's attention. And how long they're looking at a specific part of the video. Let me guess it might be where the most action is happening. But there's still other inside to pull from this info. Now they're also launching their first ever VR intensive program. At YouTube space LA, called the VR Creator Lab with the applications open right now. And Google announced their job hunting search to [UNKNOWN] earlier this year. But now, Google for jobs is live. The feature is directly integrated into its search, so You could type something in like jobs near me or something like writing jobs. You can refine it down to full time jobs and search by industry. But once you've found the job posting you're looking for, it will direct you to the site to start that application process. And you know what? That's a Google. Okay, you know what, we like to end things on a high note. Are you on this fidget spinner craze? I'm not, but you know what? It doesn't mean I can't start. Thanks to the mind hive of Reddit, users have discovered Google search has a hidden, virtual fidget spinner. Just search for spinner and voila! Look, hold down your mouse and pull down for a fast spin or take it nice and slow. You can even change it to a number wheel if you'd like and change the wheel number size. Up to 20. And what's the point of this? Who cares? But I know at least half of you already went to check this out at home. And yes your welcome. All right that's gonna do it for this week. You can email me googlicious@cnet.com or tweet me @briantong. Thanks so much for watching and we'll catch you next time for some more of that Googilicious. [MUSIC] Googilicious.

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