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Get Up Close With King Kong In The New Kong VR: Destination Skull Island Experience

King Kong is just days away from making his triumphant return to the big screen when Kong: Skull Island storms into theaters on March 10th.

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If you’re a bit anxious and can’t wait to see the film (understandably so) we have some great news for you how you can get an up-close-and-personal experience with the iconic gigantic ape. The one of a kind experience was developed by Legendary VR, ILMxLabs and the same VFX team that worked on the film.

Lt. Colonel Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) serves as your guide as you join the Sky Devil helicopter squadron as you traverse into in the unknown that is Skull Island and discover that monsters indeed do exist. You can experience Kong VR at 1500 Samsung Retail Demo Locations, 15 AMC Theater Locations and on the Samsung VR store. Also don’t forget to go see Kong: Skull Island in theaters March 10th.

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Lil Wayne Surprise Performance at Samsung Booth at E3

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Lil Wayne was in high spirits today when he performed a surprise show for fans at the Samsung booth at E3 Expo 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

He performed snippets of 15 songs including “A Milli,” I’m Going In,” “Lollipop,” and “Truffle Butter,” to promote his mobile skateboarding game Sqvad Up. The crowd sang along to their favorites, and the production included six skateboarders who skated behind the rapper.

At E3, Samsung is demoing the company’s latest technologies to provide off-the-charts immersive experiences for thrill-seeking gamers, including the most buzzed about 4D VR Chairs, where users experience what it’s like to take the dips and dives of a roller coaster in a 4D experience through a Gear VR headset.

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Flyest Gifts for Father’s Day

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Every father thinks he’s fly. Be it his car, his clothes, his accessories, they all look in the mirror and go outside, confidant. Some have it, others think they do, often to the embarrassment of those who known them best. So this Father’s Day we give you some tips to impress those whose fly is on full tilt and the tools to help those whose fly needs a little help getting off the ground.

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SXSW: 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Explore ‘Collegrove’ And Public Enemy Hits The Stage at Samsung’s Galaxy Life Fest

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Last night, Samsung celebrated night #2 of Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW with performances from ColleGrove – the new superstar duo composed of 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – and Public Enemy.

To celebrate the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices and the latest ad campaign series featuring Lil Wayne, Samsung invited guests and Galaxy owners to the 2nd night of the 3-day music event at SXSW.

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Public Enemy kicked things off in Austin with an unforgettable performance that kept the crowd on its feet all night. The band played a long list of favorites including “Don’t Believe the Hype” and the legendary “Fight the Power.” No stranger to political messages, Chuck D also used the stage to talk about some of today’s hot topics.

ColleGrove aka Chainz & Lil Wayne made their debut performance as they headlined the evening. 2 Chainz kicked things off with several solo tracks, followed by Lil Wayne, who performed favorites “A Milli,” “Lollipop,” “Truffle Butter,” and more. Then the duo took the stage and performed songs from the new album including “Watch Out” and “Duffle Bag.”

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Backstage after the show, Lil Wayne poured an entire bottle of champagne on his Galaxy S7, hilariously showing how water (and champagne) resistant the brand new device is.

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Samsung at All-Star 2016: A$AP Ferg, Angela Simmons, Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol, James Harden and More

 

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Last night at The Samsung Experience, A$AP Ferg who is in the process of mixing his latest album Always Strive and Prosper set to debut in the Spring surprised Samsung owners at a special show rewarding Galaxy Owners during NBA All-Star 2016.

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The unforgettable performance by Ferg was kicked off by DJ SNS with guest hosts Angela Simmons and Terrence J.

A$AP Ferg got the party started with “Work” and closed out with “New Level” – his latest collaboration with Future.

Additionally, throughout the weekend, NBA Stars Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Wiggins, James Harden and more stopped by Samsung spaces to surprise fans and check out the latest devices.

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Charlie Villanueva at the Samsung Galaxy Lounge during NBA All-Star 2016
A basketball fan poses with Paul George at the Samsung Experience during NBA All-Star 2016
A basketball fan poses with Paul George at the Samsung Experience during NBA All-Star 2016
A$AP Ferg performs at the Samsung Experience during NBA All-Star 2016
A$AP Ferg performs at the Samsung Experience during NBA All-Star 2016

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Stuff Fly People Like’s Flyest Gifts for the Holidays

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Is there a fly person on your holiday shopping list? Are people constantly buzzing around them? Does this person seem to be a step ahead of everyone else when it comes to fashion, tech, games, and everything else?  Do you get bouts of angina when you think of shopping for them?

Yes, the holidays are upon us again and you are undoubtedly racking your brain to get that perfect gift for that fly person in your life. But have no fear, our editors have carefully curated this list to help you identify some … stuff fly people would like for the holidays be they big time dragon fly, common house fly or little fruit flies on the come-up.

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WATCH: New A$AP Rocky Featured in New Samsung Ad

Today, Samsung unveiled its latest ad with hip hop artist, model and fashion designer A$AP Rocky. The ad is the second in the series which follows celebrities as they debate their big decision – which big-screen phone best fits their life. The first ad in the series featuring Chrissy Teigen was released on August 14th.

In the new TV spot, A$AP Rocky debates which smartphone best suits his personality and lifestyle – the Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note5. A$AP Rocky has a lot on his mind these days  – an upcoming tour with Tyler The Creator and a recently launched design collective AWGE – and he needs a phone that can keep up with his life. All of these big moments are leading up to one big decision – will A$AP Rocky live on the edge with the new Galaxy S6 edge+ or take note with the Galaxy Note5?

In the end, he ultimately decides that the new Galaxy Note5 best fits his life – a phone engineered to help people get more done faster. The ad will aired during this past weekend’s 2015 MTV Video Music Awards as part of Samsung’s presence at the award show.

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#Lollapalooza2015: A$AP Rocky & Charlie XCX Stopped by the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Lounge

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Samsung continued the party at Lollapalooza 2015 this weekend with upgraded access and special appearances from Charli XCX and A$AP Rocky, exclusive to Samsung Galaxy owners.  Each day, visitors that went to the Samsung Galaxy Experience and Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Lounge checked out Samsung’s latest devices including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge phones and Samsung LEVEL headphone collection.

For the first time ever, festival goers were able to view live performances through a fully immersive virtual reality experience with Samsung Gear VR –  after putting on the headset, fans were transported on stage alongside acts such as Tame Impala, Django Django, Death from Above 1979, Metallica, Of Monsters and Men and more.

On Saturday, Charli XCX hosted a DJ set exclusively for Samsung Galaxy owners in the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Lounge. The singer, who is celebrating her birthday this weekend, was treated to a surprise birthday cake while the crowd sang her “Happy Birthday.”

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A$AP Rocky came by the ‘Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Lounge’ on Sunday for a “Sunday Funday” party with his crew.  A$AP J. Scott and A$AP Lou provided a DJ set exclusive to Samsung Galaxy owners and played hits like “We Dem Boyz”, “Come My Way,” “Don’t Stop” and more.

Situated in the Lollapalooza Artist Village, the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge welcomed musicians all weekend long including Marina and The Diamonds, Lion Babe, Verite and more.

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#Lollapalooza 2015: Gary Clark Jr., Joe Jonas, Theophilus London & more at the Samsung Galaxy Experience

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Yesterday, Samsung kicked off Lollapalooza weekend by offering festival-goers fun, immersive ways to check out the latest devices including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and the Samsung Gear VR at the Samsung Galaxy Experience.

Samsung continued its efforts in rewarding loyal Samsung Galaxy owners with festival perks and upgraded access to the Samsung Galaxy Owner’s Lounge. Select Samsung Galaxy owners were also invited to a private listening party with Gary Clark Jr. using the Samsung Level On headphones. Guests got a sneak peak of four new tracks off the Austin native’s second major label LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim – out September 11th, worldwide. When asked about his inspiration for the new LP, Gary without hesitation spoke to the birth of his son, Zion.

For the first time ever, visitors of both the Samsung Galaxy Experience and Samsung Owner’s Lounge were able to view performances from the Samsung Galaxy main stage in virtual reality, a first at the festival, powered by Samsung Gear VR.  Viewers of the fully-immersive Samsung Gear VR experience were transported to the main stage for an unforgettable, up-close-and-personal performance from artists like Glass Animals, Alabama Shakes and Cold War Kids.

The Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge, a relaxing haven in the backstage artist village at Lollapalooza, welcomed a number of musical notables and talent today such as Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard,Theophilus London, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Joe Jonas and more.

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SXSW: Iggy Azalea and G-Eazy at Milk Music Lounge, Big Sean at Samsung Studio

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This week at SXSW, Samsung hosted an exclusive late night concert at the Samsung Milk Music Lounge with performances by rapper G-Eazy, and artist Iggy Azalea. Guests were welcomed by the beats of DJ Mel DeBarge.

 

G-Eazy first took the stage to get the crowd ready for the night.  Towards the end of the rapper’s performance, he brought his protégé San Francisco-based singer Devon Baldwin – Devon’s new single “Waiting too Long” recently premiered online and is already gaining tons of attention.

 

Later in the night, Milk Music’s top artist over the past year, Iggy Azalea, took to the stage wearing cute booty shorts paired perfectly with thigh-high black leggings and a gold and black jacket.  She ended her set with her hit and crowd-favorite, “Fancy” while a hail of confetti rained down on the crowd including A$AP Rocky and his crew.

Additionally, earlier that evening, Samsung hosted a private cocktail party for Universal Music Publishing Group with guest of honor Big Sean (pictured up top). Guests including UMG’s very own Ethiopia Habtemariam, rising artists Vince Staples, BJ The Chicago Kid and Kari Faux celebrated on the Samsung Studio Rooftop to toast to SXSW 2015.  Everyone was having a great time, enjoying light bites and cocktails, posing for GIFs on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and dancing to beats by DJ Dexter Love.

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