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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)

Tue
28
Feb
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New Samsung Phone Can Project 50-Inch HD Image

Samsung has unveiled a new, Google Android-based smartphone that not only records movies, it features an integrated projector capable of displaying a 50-inch high-definition (HD) image. The phone improves on an earlier Samsung product launched a ... couple years ago. This innovative projector smartphone is called the Samsung Galaxy Beam. Those who follow the mobile market closely enough will probably recognize the name. That's because Samsung first gave the Beam idea a spin back in 2010, but scored only modest results. This time around, however, the company says in the last two years it has ... (view more)

Wed
08
Feb
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Samsung Galaxy Note: Half Phone, Half Tablet

Just when you thought you understood the difference between notebooks, netbooks, tablets and smartphones, Samsung has come up with a totally new device: it's a phone with a 5.3-inch display, which may make it the biggest smartphone ever released. ... The Samsung Galaxy Note bridges the gap between smartphones and tablets. To put its size into perspective, most smartphones have a 3.5-inch screen, most tablet computer screens range from the RIM (Research in Motion) PlayBook's 7-inches to the Apple iPad's 10-inch display. The new "phablet" (phone / tablet) will be sold in the same way as a ... (view more)

Thu
19
Jan
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Samsung Denies RIM Buyout Rumors

Only a day after reports emerged suggesting tech industry titan Samsung was preparing to grab up embattled BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM), the supposed buyer has publicly nixed such rumors. On Tuesday (January 17, 2012), tech blog Boy ... Genius Report (known as BGR) reported it had learned Research in Motion co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Balsille had met with Samsung in order to discuss a buyout. BGR reported that Samsung was prepared to pay anywhere between $12 billion and $15 billion to acquire the Waterloo, Canada-based company. The rumor received apparent approval from ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jan
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Report: Samsung a 'Front Runner' to Buy Up RIM

Troubled smartphone maker Research in Motion (RIM), best known for its BlackBerry mobile device, may soon be bought up by tech industry heavyweight, Samsung. The rumor of such a purchase was responsible for an increase in RIM's stock value Tuesday ... (January 17, 2012). This is not the first time a heavy-hitter like Samsung has been mentioned as a possible purchaser of RIM. Back in December, 2011, Nokia, Amazon and, in particular, Microsoft, were all believed to be interested in obtaining the Waterloo, Canada-based firm, which has faced considerable adversity in the past year as a result of ... (view more)

Thu
15
Dec
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New Samsung Ultrabooks to include Optical Drive

Ultrabooks have been in the news lately as PC makers challenge Apple for dominance of the high-speed, ultra lightweight laptop-sized PC market niche. Apple's MacBook Air, which effectively set the standard for the Ultrabook market for several years, ... offers lightning-fast processing speed and a display size much larger than the average netbook. The price point for Apple's Macbook Air (and non-Apple Ultrabooks similar to it) sell at a price point upwards of well over $1,000. Until now, Ultrabooks lacked a DVD/Blu-ray optical disc drive; however, Samsung is hoping to change that. Optical Disc ... (view more)

Thu
08
Dec
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LCD HDTV Makers Face $388M Fine for Price Fixing

Some major television manufacturers have been forced to pay a fine of $388 million for their actions in driving up the price of LCD (liquid crystal display) televisions. There's a good chance a TV in your home right now (or at one time) can be ... counted among the devices sold at inflated prices. According to Bloomberg, Sharp and Samsung paid $105 million and $82.7 million, respectively, for allegedly fixing the prices of LCD TVs sold over a seven-year period from 1999 and 2006. Chimei Innolux, which is Taiwan's largest manufacturer of display panels, also paid about $78 million as part of a ... (view more)

Tue
22
Nov
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Google Slashes Price of its Chromebook Laptop

Google is cutting the price of its very own Chromebook laptop to $299. The new $299 puts it in the same price range as netbooks, the lowest cost version of computers with a physical keyboard, designed mainly for online activity. The Chromebook runs ... the Chrome operating system (OS), which is effectively an upgraded version of the better-known Chrome web browser. The device links directly to tools such as Gmail, the Google Docs office suite, and online image editing, requiring an Internet connection. Originally, all files were stored online, though an update earlier this year added support for ... (view more)

Fri
11
Nov
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First Windows 8 Touch Screen Device Confirmed

Samsung has confirmed it will sell touch-screen devices running Windows 8, beginning in the second half of 2012. For Microsoft, this is a positive sign its efforts to adapt the new operating system to ultra-portable devices will pay off. Samsung's ... sales and marketing chief says the new touch screen device will likely be a modified form of the company's existing Series 7 computer, a touch-screen "slate" (a name sometimes used for Windows-based devices known elsewhere as "tablets") that comes with a separate wireless keyboard. (Source: bloomberg.com ) Windows Slate: 'For Professionals ... (view more)

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