Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors: release date, name, features and others

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The new smartphone from the Korean tech giant could actually arrive a few weeks earlier, according to ETNews.

The site claims that Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics division, or SEM, is set to increase production of 20 megapixels modules with optical image stabilization (OIS) and the Galaxy S6 could be equipped with such a sensor.

The report also notes that the device could be unveiled in March, 2 to 3 weeks earlier than expected.

Also this week, it was found that Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge will be the names of the next Samsung smartphones.

The information was revealed through a placeholder page put up by Vodafone Netherlands.

Images of several models of covers for the Galaxy S6 have given an insight on the design of the handset.

Galaxy S6 cases were listed by accessories manufacturer Spigen on Amazon, Droid-Life reported, revealing several features of the device.

Spigen

The LED flash appears next to the camera, while the home button and various sensors are placed above the screen.

Spigen has a good track record of publishing images of mobile devices in their cases before their official presentation.

Finally, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge may get support for Samsung’s Gear VR headset, according to sources cited by SamMobile.

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The report also notes that it is unclear how the Galaxy S6 Gear VR support will be added, as the Note 4 comes with a large 5.7-inch screen, while the S6 will likely pack a smaller display that doesn’t fit into the Gear VR.

Robbie Coltrane hospitalized, Harry Potter actor reportedly had health problems after flu-like symptoms

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According to TMZ, Coltrane had symptoms of a “severe” flu, and an emergency response crew took over the actor at the airport and took him to a hospital.

BBC received some information about the health of the actor from Coltrane’s agent, who said that he was “resting” and would “be fine.”

Robbie Coltrane, 64, had to attend to a Harry Potter convention in Orlando.

On Friday, at the opening of the fan event at Universal Orlando, he received well wishes from the organizers.

“Robbie took ill last night and is getting the rest he needs to feel better,” Universal Orlando said in a statement. “We are sorry he can’t be with us this weekend, but we look forward to seeing him up and better soon.”

Celebrities react after Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious in tub, Whitney Houston’s daughter reportedly placed in medically induced coma

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Brown’s breathing was stabilized, but according to the latest information provided by TMZ, Bobby Brown’s daughter has been placed in a medically induced coma for swelling of the brain.

This incident has aroused reactions, as expected, from fellow celebrities.

Ciara: “Prayers For Bobbi Kristina.”

Diane Warren: “I hope Bobbi Kristina gets the help she needs Poor thing, almost 3 yrs to the day her mom passed and the same thing almost happened to her.”

Holly Robinson Peete: “I just hope and pray Bobbi Kristina gets through this extraordinarily rough time. She is such a sweet young lady dealing with so much.”

Andy Cohen: “Praying for Bobbi Kristina today!!! That family has been through enough!”

Three years ago, in 2012, on February 11, her mother, Whitney Houston, was found dead in the tub at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California.

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown found unresponsive in bathtub, hospitalized

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According to TMZ, Whitney Houston’s daughter was taken to Roswell North Fulton hospital, her breathing was stabilized.

Bobbi Kristina was found by her husband and a friend around 10:25 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Lisa Holland, and she was reportedly “not breathing.”

“They called 911, started CPR on her, and police arrived first,” Holland said. “We took over the lifesaving measures until the fire/rescue and an ambulance arrived.”

In 2012, on February 11, Whitney Houston was found dead in the bathtub at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California.

Bruce Jenner gender transition rumors reportedly true

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“Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” a source told People. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing. He’s in such a great space. That’s why it’s the perfect time to do something like this.”

Another report says that the former Olympian, 65, will have his own reality show, which according to TMZ sources, “will air as early as May.”

In a recent interview to Entertainment Tonight, Kim Kardashian discussed the changes that her stepdad has been going through lately.

“Well we support Bruce no matter what, so we were just at his house hanging out and we wanted to take a picture, that was not like a secret message like, ‘We support Bruce,'” Kardashian said. “Of course we support Bruce 100 percent.”

“I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way…I think everyone goes through things in life and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he’ll share whenever the time is right.”

“I think Bruce is very happy, the happiest I’ve ever seen him…He’s our dad so we support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he’ll talk about whatever he wants to talk about. I guess I’ll kind of let everyone be curious and I feel like that’s his journey to talk about.”

iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S6 – Which design concept are you willing to buy if they become reality?

Until then speculation about the two smartphones regarding their specifications, design, price and other features is rife.

Taking all these rumors into account, two graphic desingers have shared their vision of the two devices.

Designer Yasser Farah imagined an interesting concept which features the much rumored wireless charging technology and comes in two new colors, copper and wine.

As for Kyuho Song, he has created an innovative concept equipped with an edge-to-edge display and a metal casing.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge to come with Gear VR support

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According to sources cited by SamMobile, both devices will benefit from Gear VR compatibility.

The Gear VR is wireless and offers various virtual reality experiences.

The report adds that it is unclear how the Galaxy S6 Gear VR support is added. The Note 4 has a large 5.7-inch screen, but the S6 is expected to feature a smaller screen that does not fit into the Gear VR.

The site writes that either a new Samsung Gear VR will be adapted to the Galaxy S6 or the screen of Samsung’s next smartphone will be larger than previously rrumored.

Samsung Galaxy S6 allegedly leaked by case maker

Well-known accessories manufacturer Spigen has listed Galaxy S6 cases on Amazon, according to Droid-Life, apparently showing the face of the upcoming Samsung dvice.

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If the pictures are reliable, we can see the LED flash next to the camera, the home button and various sensors above the display.

The Galaxy S6 also seems to get the same texture of the back side of the body as its predecessor.

Spigen has previously published images of mobile devices in their cases before the official announcement and managed to convey the design with accuracy.

The smartphone is rumored to have a 5.2-inch QHD screen, 3GB RAM, an octa-core Exynos chipset and a 20MP camera.

Shakira and Gerard Piqué welcome second son Sasha

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During her pregnancy speculation about her child’s gender was swirling. First it was rumored that the Hips Don’t Lie singer and her partner Gerard Piqué are expecting a baby girl, then rumors claimed that that the singer was pregnant with a baby boy.

Back in September, her parents, William Mebarak and Nidia Ripoll, confirmed that their daughter will have a son.

Shakira announced today the arrival of their second son on her website.

“We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona,” the statement reads. “The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior.'”

“The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health,” the announcement adds.

Back in October the 37-year-old singer opened up about how her boyfriend Gerard Piqué is a very hands-on dad.

“He is very involved with his son. He is always there for him, and that’s a big advantage for me as I cannot imagine it any other way,” she told Hello!.

The two are already parents to Milan, 2.

iPhone 6s/iPhone 7 rumors: release date, concepts, specs and more

And perhaps you are wondering what the upcoming iPhone will be called: iPhone 6s or iPhone 7?

Well, starting in 2009 Apple began to launch iPhones that have the letter “s” in their names, with hardware improvement and without changing the design of the products.

An iPhone from the “s” series is released a year after launching an iPhone with a completely new design.

Basically, for Apple, the design change represents launching a new model of the smartphone and the hardware update is only an intermediate improvement.

For that purpose, the name of the future flagship device won’t probably be iPhone 7, but iPhone 6s because it is very likely that there won’t be any change in the design of the casing.

In terms of specs, three thirds of the A9 chips for the next iPhone will be manufactured by Samsung, South Korean newspaper Maeil Business reports.

Samsung has reportedly started production of the CPU using their 14nm FinFET technology.

Other rumored features include 2GB of RAM and the Force Touch technology, which is able to tell the difference between a light touch and a harder press.

According to Chinese site UDN, Apple plans to implement a camera with two lenses that will bring optical zoom.

The company also also intends to implement a 3D pressure sensor that would bring a function similar to that of Apple Watch’s Touch Force.

Finally, we present two gorgeous concepts created by graphic designers Yasser Farahi and Nikola Cirkovic.

The iPhone 7 is rumored to be launched in 2016, while the iPhone 6s will most likely come out in September this year.

Yasser Farahi

Yasser Farahi

Nikola Cirkovic

Nikola Cirkovic