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Wed
09
Jan
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Consumer Electronics Show: Flexible Smartphones, TV

One of the most anticipated revelations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas involves a new line of smartphones that boast the ability to bend and twist while retaining all of their normal functions and features. Samsung, the flexible ... smartphone's maker, is already heavily invested in stretchy, unbreakable mobile phone screens. The company's new product is rumored to be so flexible it can fold up and fit into a standard-sized wallet. Samsung's bendy screens are reportedly in the final stages of development. Now the firm is apparently promising to ship devices using these unique ... (view more)

Thu
13
Dec
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Samsung HDTVs Vulnerable to Zero-Day Hack

A security researcher says he's found a major vulnerability in Samsung's new high-definition Smart televisions that could transfer control of a TV from the person with the remote control to an unknown, distant hacker. Smart TVs are, arguably, the ... most advanced HDTVs on the market right now. They provide viewers with a high-resolution Light Emitting Diode (LED) screen capable of displaying two- and three-dimensional video, and they also give users access to downloadable applications, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google Maps. These capabilities have made Smart TVs hot items with the deep ... (view more)

Fri
31
Aug
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Apple Seeks Ban on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Last Friday Apple won a monumental decision against one of its biggest rivals. A U.S. jury found that Samsung had infringed on a number of patents held by the Cupertino, California-based technology manufacturer. Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in ... compensation , but won't stop there. It now wants to force all of the offending Samsung products off the market for good. Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the original case -- and often expressed her frustration with both Samsung and Apple -- will again hear arguments from the two firms. A hearing is currently scheduled for the afternoon of December ... (view more)

Thu
30
Aug
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Windows 8 Start Button: Samsung Puts It Back In

One of the more controversial aspects of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system (OS) is the absence of a Start button. Windows users have become accustomed to this point of reference, which can be used to quickly launch applications, find ... files, and access various control menus within the OS. Reviewers have made a lot of noise lamenting the missing Start button in Windows 8. Now, Samsung appears ready to appease buyers of its own Windows 8 PCs by offering them what Microsoft won't: a Start button. Samsung Unveils Wide Range of Windows 8 Devices This week Samsung has taken to the web ... (view more)

Mon
27
Aug
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Apple-Samsung Patent Case Ends with $1B Verdict

A U.S. jury has found Samsung Electronics Co. guilty of infringing on several patents owned by Apple. As a result of the judgment, Samsung must pay Apple $1.05 billion in compensation. However, the decision's impact will go far beyond that financial ... penalty. Experts believe it will, in fact, lead to lengthy product development delays that could weaken Samsung's revenue picture for years to come. The jury in the case took just twenty-two hours to deliberate before announcing its decision on Friday, August 24. Jury members found Samsung had infringed on Apple patents , and also rejected claims ... (view more)

Fri
17
Aug
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Apple-Samsung Patent Trial: Judge Loses Her Cool

The judge in the patent case between Apple and Samsung has suggested an Apple lawyer must be on drugs if he thinks his latest request will be taken seriously. It demonstrates that Judge Lucy Koh is exasperated with the behavior of both sides. The ... case involves several patents. However, the most prominent dispute is about whether or not Samsung copied the design of the iPhone and iPad when designing its own gadgets. Unlike many such disputes, the two sides have failed to reach a settlement and are now in the midst of a full jury trial. Koh had previously warned that the two sides would only be ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jul
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Samsung to Release Windows 8 RT-Based Tablet PC

Samsung is reportedly working on a Windows 8-based tablet computer that will be ready for the new Microsoft operating system's (OS) launch in October, 2012. The device will reportedly utilize the mobile version of the OS, called Windows 8 RT, and ... will run on the speedy ARM chip architecture. The report on Samsung's plan to introduce such a tablet for this fall's Windows 8 launch comes from Bloomberg news, which cites "people with knowledge of the matter" as the source. (Source: bloomberg.com ) Samsung Product Seen As Good News for Microsoft The news of Samsung's new tablet should help ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jul
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'Daphne 1.51', and 'Samsung Kies 2.3.2'

Daphne 1.51 Daphne is a small system tray application designed to help users control, debug, and kill individual Windows processes. Users can kill any process they wish simply by dragging the mouse over the appropriate window. A right-click on the ... process in the main process list kills it, or they can kill it just typing its name with the "kill all by name" command. http://www.drk.com Samsung Kies 2.3.2 Now you can simplify, sync and keep your life up to date with the free software: Kies. This little package allows you to manage music, movies and photos with ease. You can also ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jun
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Samsung TecTiles Tags Make Smartphones Smarter

Many people are pegging 'tap sensitivity' as the next untapped technology in the race to make smartphones even smarter. Now, a new set of programmable tags working alongside the next generation of Samsung and HTC smartphones seem ready to put this ... idea into practice. The hope is that everyday routines can one day be controlled with the simple tap of a mobile device. In addition to rolling out its new flagship Galaxy S III smartphone (set to launch in June or July, 2012), Samsung will also release its first batch of smart tags called "TecTiles". Basically, these are tags in the form of ... (view more)

Fri
01
Jun
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New Google, Samsung Mini-PC Debuts, No Windows

Samsung has launched a complete desktop computer priced at just $329. Samsung says the new device, called a "Chromebox" because it runs Google's Chrome operating system (OS), will never get a virus or lose performance. Chrome OS is an operating ... system designed by Google that closely resembles the company's Chrome browser. Instead of a Windows or Mac style desktop, the user accesses services through a web browser. For example, rather than launch Microsoft Word, the OS provides direct access to the Google Docs online service. As a result, much of the processing work required to run ... (view more)

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