The Galaxy S8 smartphones feature high resolution displays that bend on both ends, and come with various innovative technologies such as iris and face recognition scanners and a smart voice assistance program dubbed Bixby. "Bixby Voice will be available in US English later this spring, and will expand to more languages globally over time".
Samsung says some features, including Home, Reminder, and Vision, will be ready for use on the global versions of the Galaxy S8, when it goes on sale later this month.
OPEC Oil Cuts Overshoot
From a longer term perspective, gross crude oil imports in 2016 were still 22% lower than their 2005 high of 10.1 million b/d. The six secondary sources used by OPEC are the International Energy Agency, oil-pricing agencies Platts and Argus, the U.S.
Samsung has given no reason for not including all the features of the Bixby Assistant on the device out of the box on April 21st. Samsung confirmed last month that Bixby won't be available in the United Kingdom at launch anyway, noting that the Bixby button on the side of the S8 will act as a launcher for Bixby Home until the assistant becomes available. Hopefully, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features update for the Bixby app will be out soon. Similar to already-available AI assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, Bixby can perform a variety of tasks.
Bixby integrates with a number Samsung's own native apps, including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with more set to debut later this year (as well as third-party integration). Many early users are wondering about the delay of Bixby as the device has an integrated Bixby key.
NASA will Live Stream First 4K Video from Space
EDT with Russian crew members Andrew Borisenko and Sergei, Ryzhikov, along with USA collegue Robert Shane Kimbrough. The whole show starts on April 26, at 10:30am PT, and will be free in 4K and other down-converted HD resolutions.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive on April 21 along with its new mobile features. Many leading tech reporters and industry analysts, however, have speculated that this may just be the latest in a series of misfortunes to have hit Samsung.
In the meantime, TrendForce said the world's production of smartphones in the first quarter of the year reached 37 million units, down 23 percent from the previous quarter.
Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout
Several hundred families fled Sinai last month after seven people were shot or beheaded in separate attacks by Islamic State. Attacks have continued, and Christian Solidarity has warned repeatedly of a "cycle of violence and impunity".