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Samsung announces new SmartThings powered home security and automation solution in partnership with ADT

Samsung announced today a new option for consumers interested in a “life safety” solution for the home that combines security components, the ability to create a home automation system, and monitoring backed by and provided by ADT. The new Samsung SmartThings ADT system is described as the “safest, easiest, and most flexible DIY security and […]

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Samsung pushes out firmware update for Galaxy Note 8 with camera improvements and security patches

The Galaxy Note 8 was officially announced last month at an Unpacked event held in New York, with preorders going live on August 24th. With the official release date of September 15th coming up in just a couple of days time, Samsung is rolling out a day one update for the Galaxy Note 8 that includes […]

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Samsung pushing into 7nm chip production for high-end, 11nm for mid-tier

In an announcement released yesterday, Samsung revealed that they are planning to transition production of their top of the line chips to use a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. Chips destined for mid-tier devices are also getting a boost as Samsung plans to move those chips to an 11-nanometer process. Currently, many top-tier chips use 10-nm production […]

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Samsung claims Galaxy Note 8 preorders are their best ever

Despite the Galaxy Note 7’s unexpected exit from the market, consumer enthusiasm for the Galaxy Note line doesn’t seem to have dipped at all. Samsung has announced that they’re experiencing better preorders for the Note 8 than any other device in the Galaxy Note family. At least, that’s what Samsung is claiming. According to their most […]

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Samsung updates Gear IconX wireless, cord-free earbuds

At their pre-IFA 2017 press event in Berlin today, along with updates to a variety of other products, Samsung announced updates to their Gear IconX wireless ear buds. Ergonomically, Samsung says the redesigned units are lighter weight and will stay secured in a user’s ears better. More importantly, Samsung has added some software technology and […]

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On-again, off-again Samsung Bixby home assistant device back on

It has been an on and off effort by Samsung on working toward release of their own version of a smart home assistant device to compete with Google Home, Amazon Echo and the Apple HomePod. In July word first came out that Samsung was working on a device to compete in that market, but progress […]

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Samsung accidentally confirms Gear Fit 2 Pro

The Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t the only device to be announced today, although it does seem like it was the only one that was supposed to be shown off. During all the commotion, Samsung’s Spanish website listed the Gear Fit 2 Pro before pulling it back down. Was it supposed to be announced with the Note 8 […]

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One week with Samsung Bixby

Nobody wants an assistant they can't trust. And no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't put my faith in Samsung's Bixby. It's the newest entry in the crowded field of virtual assistants, and its youthful inexperience shows. After living with Bixby on…
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Latest leaked images of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface

With only a few days remaining until Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8, we have a new set of leaked images to ponder as we head into the weekend. According to sources, the device pictured is “dummy” Galaxy Note 8. The highlights of the images appear to be a demonstration of how thin the […]

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[TA Deals] Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy S8!

We’re hosting a giveaway on our online store that could make you a new Samsung Galaxy S8 owner. All you have to do is sign up to receive updates from our online store and you’ll be entered. If you’re the winner, someone will get in touch by email. Just provide your contact information and a […]

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Your Samsung Galaxy S8 now works with the Daydream View for all things virtual reality

The 2017 flagship from Samsung finally works with Daydream, which is Google’s virtual reality platform. Move over, Oculus. Samsung is partnering with someone else to serve up immersive content on its phones. The plan to add the Galaxy S8 to the Daydream-ready family was put into motion at Google I/O 2017 in May. Now it’s […]

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Slides revealing Samsung Galaxy S8 Active specs leaked

Samsung and AT&T must be getting close to launching the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the flagship Galaxy S8 that follows in the footsteps of similar offerings from AT&T. Apparently Samsung or AT&T has started the process of preparing people to be able to explain the features of this new variant and they […]

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[Deal] Amazon begins selling the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, already takes $150 off

The online retailer just started selling one of the best phones you can buy today. Samsung’s 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8, just went live on Amazon in an official capacity. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were only available on the site through third-party sellers until now. And, on top of that, you couldn’t […]

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DJ Koh says Samsung will debut the Galaxy Note 8 in August

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will be announced next month. We knew this even though it wasn’t official, but now it’s official. Samsung’s DJ Koh, head of the mobile division, was speaking at a press conference in Taiwan when he revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 becomes official in August. The confirmation aligns with previous launches […]

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Let Samsung Pay use PayPal as your payment method everywhere

Online payments have been dominated by PayPal, and mobile payments have been leaning towards Samsung Pay. Now the two are coming together. If you own a recent high-end phone from Samsung, you can travel the country and make purchases through PayPal and Samsung Pay. Adding a PayPal account to Samsung Pay could actually be easier […]

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Galaxy Note 8 possibly leaked by Samsung, shipping date projected in September

With a little over a month to go until the expected official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, the possibility exists that Samsung’s own Exynos processor division may have leaked out an image of the upcoming device. Meanwhile, sources in Korea are projecting the new device will start shipping during September. […]

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Samsung sales, profit for Q2 2017 looking very strong

Samsung has released their earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2017 and things are looking really good for the company. There is a lot of interest in what the impact of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been, but we will have to wait a bit longer for detailed information on the results […]

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Samsung working on a fully standalone VR headset with an Exynos CPU

Samsung’s Gear VR line has been moderately successful at bringing virtual reality to the masses without investing in any high-end hardware or equipment. Simply drop your Galaxy S or Galaxy Note smartphone in the headset and you’re ready to go. On top of that, Samsung has given away a free VR headset with all of […]

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Samsung working on a Bixby powered ‘smart speaker’ device

Although Samsung is struggling to complete development and deployment of its Bixby artificial intelligence/assistant technology to English-speaking markets, the company is apparently unfazed by the critics and is working on a new product based on that same technology. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is jumping into the market for “smart […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pegged for late September release with $900 price tag

We’re halfway through the year and it’s time for new Galaxy Note 8 rumors to take over the blogosphere. We’ve already heard dates on when Samsung will announce the device, but the newest rumor slates the actual release date of the phone for late September. An announcement in August with a release in September is […]

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Google Play’s new feature for Samsung phones isn’t so exclusive

Google Play Music and Samsung have a history of exclusives, and now they may have debuted their best one yet. Android Authority reports that Google Play Music's playlist New Release Radio, which is a personalized playlist of new release music with da…
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[Deal] T-Mobile launches BOGO involving the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6

You’re probably going shopping this weekend, so consider swinging by a T-Mobile for an incredible deal of two of the year’s hottest phones. We’ve been told by T-Mobile that, starting today, the 2017 flagships from Samsung and LG are eligible for a buy-one-get-one offer. If you purchase the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you can […]

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U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive minor software update, includes June 2017 security patch level

It’s the same software update you heard about recently but without the long wait. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’re getting one of the best Android phones today. Samsung went all-in on design, performance, and software. Not everyone wants to be chained down by a carrier, though. So, like it did in 2016, […]

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Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qua…
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You can now control Samsung smart devices with a Connect IQ-powered Garmin watch

Garmin has kicked off its Connect IQ Developer Summit, and one of the more noteworthy announcements to come out of the conference is about the company’s new partnership with Samsung SmartThings automation.

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T-Mobile starts shipping the Samsung Galaxy S8

Ready for Samsung’s 2017 flagship? Many of you have eagerly been waiting for the Galaxy S8 to start shipping, but there’s still one week until the official release date. Unless you’re a T-Mobile customer, of course. The phone is already shipping to people on the magenta-colored network. T-Mobile sent out alerts earlier this week that […]

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Master your Samsung Galaxy S8 with these tips and tricks

If you’re looking for Galaxy S8 tips and tricks that will unlock the true potential of your new phone, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a guide to the Galaxy S8’s best features.

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Samsung Gear S3 Value Pack update brings new health features and other functions

Samsung’s Value Pack update for the Gear S3 is finally available in most major markets after being released late in March, so now more people will get to enjoy the extra features and functions the update brings. It’s mostly health app upgrades, but there are a few other things here. Samsung Health on the Gear […]

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China court orders Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei in patent dispute

A Chinese court has ordered Samsung to pay up $ 11.6 million in a patent dispute with Huawei. It’s not all good news for Huawei, however, which originally requested a hefty $ 12.7 billion.

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Samsung first quarter income highest since 2013

Despite continuing jokes about last year’s hottest product, the Galaxy Note 7, and having a key executive jailed amidst a scandal investigation, Samsung announced in earnings guidance that for the first quarter of 2017 the company had sales of approximately 50 trillion won ($ 44 billion USD) which helped drive operating income to 9.9 trillion won […]

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Everything we know about Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pricing and availability

Are you interested in getting the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus for yourself? Here is everything we know about the pricing and availability of the two new devices.

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Google Pixel vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is the better Android phone?

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the forthcoming Galaxy S8, the company’s latest flagship. But can the device compete with the Google Pixel when it comes to power and performance?

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Galaxy S8 Plus vs. Galaxy S7 Edge: Which Samsung smartphone has the edge?

If you’ve narrowed your next phone down to a curvy Samsung, but you can’t decide which one, or you’re not sure if you need to upgrade from the S7 Edge to the S8 Plus, this specs comparison will help you.

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Samsung DeX dock: Our first take

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 packs the best specs into a nearly bezel-less design. But as large as a 6.2-inch screen may be, it’s far from being the perfect multitasking workstation that can replace your desktop. That’s where DeX comes in.

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Your wearable could soon be your wallet, too, if Samsung gets its way

Today’s wearables may be useful for tracking the number of steps you’ve taken or calories burned, but soon, they may be able to help you keep tabs on another kind of activity — your bank account.

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Target circular exposes Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-order bonuses

After it becomes official next week, buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are going to have various incentives to pre-order the phone. Target, one of the largest retailers in the United States, plans on going all-out for buyers who pre-order Samsung’s 2017 flagship. A leak of an upcoming advertisement tells us what they’ll give anyone […]

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A leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 shows plum color

Ready for an interesting twist? This is the Galaxy S8 that Samsung will announce at the end of the month. An unnamed individual took multiple images of the phone in plum. Well, this could actually be just a prototype and probably is just a prototype. We say that because there’s a coat of paint over […]

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 might not release on time

Just a few days we heard a pretty compelling rumor that the Galaxy S8 would be launching on April 21st to cap off a preorder period starting April 10th. While that rumor is still pretty plausible, another leak suggests that the launch date has been pushed back a week to April 28th. The good news […]

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Short videos show the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its design

Go ahead, Samsung. Continue teasing the launch of your 2017 flagship. That’s not stopping the Galaxy S8 from leaking in various photographs and videos until the official announcement later this month. People are getting their hands on pre-release units and leaking the Galaxy S8 for looks that you can enjoy early. Today there’s another leak, […]

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Samsung opening new quality assurance office

  Samsung has announced that they’ll be opening an office to handle global product quality improvements, which is basically a failsafe to prevent another Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Kinda makes you wonder why office didn’t exist before, but hey, take what you can get. Samsung is pulling President Kim Jong-ho over from Samsung Heavy Industries […]

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Samsung pays tribute to Nintendo with its Wiimote-like Gear VR Controller

At Mobile World Congres in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung and Facebook’s Oculus Rift division announced the Gear VR controller, a virtual reality gamepad. Here is our first impression of the controller.

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Samsung embraces makers, Casey Neistat narrates powerful TV ad

It no longer takes a professional camera or even a camcorder to be a creator. Now everyone is a maker, according to Samsung. All that’s necessary is your phone. Because of it, you can unlock endless capabilities to share your life with the rest of the world. Samsung Galaxy: The Rest of Us During the […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 news and rumors

Boasting a better processor than the Galaxy Tab S2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could be one of the best Android tablets of the year. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming device so far.

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Samsung will showcase C-Lab’s AR and VR projects at MWC

Samsung will exhibit four new augmented and virtual reality projects out of the C-Lab program at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. C-Lab or Creative Lab is the chaebol's in-house initiative that gives employees time off to work on their…
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Samsung Galaxy A7, A5, and A3 (2017) news

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, showing off some very nice specifications at an affordable price. Here’s the rundown on what these phones have to offer.

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Is Samsung prepping true wireless earbuds with noise cancellation?

According to new reports, Samsung is preparing a slew of new headphones to launch alongside the Galaxy S8 — including a wireless pair with active noise cancellation, and a pair without it.

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New Samsung smartphone could be its first with Tizen 3.0

Samsung is reportedly developing a phone called the Samsung SM-Z250F, which could be the first to feature Tizen 3.0, the latest version of Samsung’s self-built operating system.

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LG G6 to make do with the Snapdragon 821 after Samsung gets ‘first dibs’ on Snapdragon 835

While it’s widely believed that Samsung will delay launching the Galaxy S8 thanks to the lingering effects of the abortive Galaxy Note 7, LG has confirmed that it will announce its G6 handset on February 26th at MWC 2017 next month. There is one caveat, though, the LG G6 will use last year’s silicon, the Snapdragon 821, instead […]

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Weekly Rewind: Emoji freeze iPhones, Tesla taps solar power, Samsung scandals soar

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Report: Samsung Note 7 probe finds batteries caused fires

Samsung has concluded that the Galaxy Note 7's fires and explosions were caused by battery problems, not the phone's hardware or software, Reuters reports. The information comes from "a person familiar with the matter," rather than an official source…
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