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Samsung Galaxy S5: Best Smartphone Ever Built?

The next version of Samsung's very popular Galaxy smartphone comes equipped with two extremely handy new features. According to reports, Samsung's new Galaxy S5 will be both waterproof, dustproof, and come with sturdy curved casing. Samsung has ... taken charge of the smartphone market in recent years and much of that dominance is due to the success of the Galaxy series. Both the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3 were runaway hits with consumers who prefer an Android-based device to a smartphone running Apple's iOS mobile operating system. Galaxy S5 Not the First Waterproof Phone But ... (view more)

Mon
24
Feb
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Just a Fad? Samsung Unveils Smartwatch 'Gear 2'

Writing text messages, sending emails, and taking photos can all be done using smartphones, tablets, and traditional computers, such as laptops and desktops. The question is: do we need yet another device that gives us instant access to more data ... and will it be useful? And if so, is that device a "smartwatch"? Samsung certainly thinks so. The firm, which released its first smartwatch in the form of the Galaxy Gear late last year, has now unveiled the Samsung Gear 2. Most notably, the Korean firm's newest smartwatch boasts a brand new operating system, called "Tizen." ... (view more)

Fri
21
Feb
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Would You Ditch Your Laptop for a 12.2-Inch Tablet?

Samsung thinks it's got a winner with the newly released Galaxy NotePRO tablet, a massive slate that some experts are calling a "tray-blet". Boasting a gargantuan 12.2-inch display, these huge tablets are being touted as a possible replacement for ... laptop computers. The 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO is visibly larger than Apple's popular iPad Air and Microsoft's Surface, both of which feature 10-inch displays. The larger Samsung slate is also heavier -- 1.65 pounds versus exactly one pound for the new iPad Air and 1.49 pounds for the Surface 2. Early reviews suggest the ... (view more)

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21
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Samsung 'Smartwatch' Coming Soon: Report

Samsung, maker of the extremely popular 'Galaxy' smartphone, is reportedly planning to announce its very own 'smartwatch'. In fact, that announcement could come as early as this September. South Korea-based Samsung is planning to reveal details for ... its new smartwatch at a Wednesday, September 4, 2013 event, reports Bloomberg News. A likely setting for such an unveiling: Germany's IFA consumer electronics trade show. Like the Galaxy smartphones, the rumored smartwatch device will feature a special version of Google's very popular Android operating system. It's also been suggested that the new ... (view more)

Mon
22
Jul
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'Samsung Smart Switch 1.0.13041.59', and 'Photivo 2013.7.01'

Samsung Smart Switch 1.0.13041.59 Just bought a Samsung smartphone, like the Galaxy S4? You're not alone. Easily make the transition from another type of smartphone to your new Samsung device using Samsung Smart Switch. It features simple content ... transfer and an easy-to-use, intuitive interface. http://www.samsung.com Photivo 2013.7.01 Tinker with and improve your favorite photographs using Photivo, the free and open source photo processor. It's compatible with RAW, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PNG files and uses a 16-bit processing pipe with batch mode. http://photivo.org This freeware software ... (view more)

Fri
19
Jul
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Samsung's Blazing-Fast 1TB SSD Coming Soon

Samsung Electronics says it's planning to release an entirely new range of solid state drives this August. According to the firm, the new drives will not only be faster, but they'll also include much higher storage capacities. A solid state drive ... (or SSD) is different than your typical hard drive (HD). It includes no actual "disk" or internal motors -- in effect, such devices include no moving parts. By comparison, traditional, electromechanical hard drives usually include spinning disks. SSDs Better Than HDs, But Pricy SSDs use a series of integrated circuit assemblies to store data. This ... (view more)

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06
Jun
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Intel, Samsung Reveal TV, Tablet Partnerships

Hardware producer Samsung and chip maker Intel have announced a new partnership that will see the release of TVs specially built for streaming video from a computer. The technology is based around Intel's new fourth-generation 'Haswell' processor . ... Samsung and Intel say the plan is based on the integration of Intel's Wireless Display technology into Samsung high-definition television sets. The firms say this will eliminate any need for a separate receiver to play content from a PC on a TV. Haswell Processors Built to Stream Video Wireless Display technology is a new feature of Intel's Haswell ... (view more)

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23
May
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Samsung Display Sets New Pixel Count Record

Samsung is getting ready to take on Apple and Google with a new, super-lush high-resolution display. Boasting a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800, the new display will be shown off at the upcoming Display Week 2013 event, taking place in Vancouver, ... British Columbia. Samsung's new display features a pixel density of 276 pixels per inch. That makes for a substantially higher pixel count than Apple's Retina display (227 pixels per inch), which can be found on the iPad tablet and MacBook laptop computers. It's also better than the Toshiba Kirabook (221 pixels per inch) and Google's new Chromebook Pixel ... (view more)

Wed
15
May
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Samsung Developing Ultra-Fast 5G Wireless Standard

Samsung says it has made a key breakthrough in the journey to making ultra-fast 5G wireless technology available to consumers. But critics say such a wireless standard is a long way off and have questioned the firm's use of the term "5G". The new ... development from Samsung is called an adaptive array transceiver. It's designed to use very high frequencies, currently reserved for sending signals to and from satellites, for cellphone data. So far, it's proven difficult to use those frequencies for cellphone towers because poor weather conditions can compromise the signal. According to Samsung, ... (view more)

Wed
17
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Samsung Accused of Posting Fake Product Reviews

Samsung is under investigation for allegedly paying people to post bogus comments online. However, the fake reviews didn't talk up Samsung products but instead attacked devices from rival smartphone manufacturer HTC. News of the alleged dirty tricks ... came from a Taiwanese website that published a document from a marketing firm hired by Samsung. The document lists numerous online discussion forum posts made by people acting on behalf of the marketing firm and, in turn, Samsung. Some of the posts simply praised Samsung products. Others included comparisons between Samsung and HTC smartphones ... (view more)

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