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Curved screen displays are more than just a passing fad, at least that is the case if you ask Samsung. As such, the South Korean electronics giant will unveil its new CH711 Quantum Dot series of monitors with curved displays at the Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas next week, the company announced. Both models that it plans to bring to the convention will be geared towards gamers. One will be a 27-inch panel and the other will loom larger at 31.5 inches. Both will feature an 1,800R curvature and an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle so that content will be easily viewed no matter where you... Read more...
Did Santa forget to bring a Roomba to you for Christmas? Maybe the latest announcement from Samsung will catch your eye. The corporation just unveiled its Amazon Echo-compatible POWERbot VR7000 robotic vacuum cleaner. Samsung stated, “Just set it and watch it go to work. The POWERbot VR7000’s navigational features and sensors combined with slim design and increased suction power help make sure the job gets done.” According to Samsung’s research, 39 percent of consumers in North America said they expect their robot vacuum cleaner to reach hard-to-reach places. The POWERbot VR7000 was specifically... Read more...
As we get closer to the start of the new year, rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 are starting to heat up. The latest report coming out of South Korea is that a Galaxy S8 Plus model will launch alongside the standard Galaxy S8, and will feature a 6-inch display. This is a noticeable upgrade from the 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, respectively. So why the big increase in screen size? According to this latest report, it’s because of Samsung’s decision to go with a bezel-less display, which would allow the company to cram in a larger display on the Galaxy... Read more...
It is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt, right? Luckily no one was injured during a Virgin America flight on Tuesday when the crew suspected one of the passengers of bringing a recalled Galaxy Note 7 on board the plane. There was no Galaxy Note 7 (our full review, pre-explosion events) handset to be found, only a wireless SSID (Service Set Identifier) indicating the presence of one, presumably as a prank gone wrong. Back in October, the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Galaxy Note 7 devices from flights going into or flying out of the United States after multiple reports... Read more...
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners waiting patiently for an Android 7.0 Nougat update for their handset may feel the way Bill Murray did in the movie Groundhog Day in which each new day was the same as the last. Only instead of reliving each day from start to finish, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners are stuck reading about new Android 7 beta updates for their smartphones with the promise that a final build is right around the bend. Eventually that cycle will be broken. In the meantime, there is a fourth beta of the Nougat update available.We won't rub salt in the wound by saying (yet... Read more...
If you were already a fan of Samsung’s Notebook 9 series, the South Korean electronics giant has just given you a few more reasons to consider pulling out your credit card. Samsung has not only made some tweaks to the exterior of the 13.3- and 15-inch notebooks, but it has upgraded the internal hardware to keep the pace with the latest in processing and storage technologies. Samsung has pared down the rough edges, giving the notebooks gentler curves and the bezels have been minimized along the sides (although rather thick bezels remain at the top and bottom). If you thought that Apple had an obsession... Read more...
There has been a ton of buzz surrounding virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality hardware and software. The truth of the matter is, nobody really knows if any of these technologies have legs, and if so what field they will thrive in. Developers have largely focused on gaming early on, though what about social? Oculus just launched something called "Oculus Rooms and Parties" for Gear VR owners, and it reminds me of a time when services such as America On-Line and CompuServe brought users together. "The first wave of VR was all about the magic of presence, the immersive sense of actually... Read more...
For those looking for a relatively inexpensive way to step into virtual reality (VR) technology with their Samsung smartphone, the $99 Gear VR is pretty safe buy. A new report confirms that Samsung is not only working on the successor to the Gear VR, but also a new augmented reality (AR) headset that will go toe-to-toe with Microsoft HoloLens. According to the Wearable Zone, the next generation Gear VR “will be presented in a short time,” perhaps as early as the Mobile World Congress, which will take place in February 2017. Samsung last refreshed the Gear VR back in August with the launch... Read more...
Samsung has some big decisions to make. The company finds itself in the midst of a reorganization effort following its global recall of Galaxy Note 7 handsets, and where it goes from here is very much up in the are. Behind closed doors, the company is said to be considering a split, and now it's being reported that Samsung is likely to spin off its foundry business division.The news from South Korea, Samsung's home territory, is that it will shake up its System LSI division in order to grow its semiconductor business and become a leaner outfit. If the reports are true, Samsung will separate its... Read more...
For Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users that feel left out in the cold by shipping delays for AirPods, you’ll be happy to know that there are still wireless earbud alternatives out there. One of the hottest players on the market today is Bragi, which offers two different takes on wireless earbuds. Simply named “The Headphone”, Bragi’s $149 entry-level model offers physical controls (for volume, answering calls, skipping tracks) and provides six hours of battery life (compared to five hours for the Apple AirPods). The Bluetooth-based The Headphone includes three different tips so that you have... Read more...
Samsung and Tesla are joining forces with Samsung set in place to manufacture SoCs (System on Chip) for Tesla’s self-driving cars and thus developing its own Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) foundry. The agreement between Samsung and Tesla was reportedly signed on December 8th. A representative for the industry stated, “This is a long-term project that requires about 3 years for design, production of prototype, and mass-production. Working with a leading company like Tesla will provide an opportunity to greatly increase capability of Samsung Electronics’ automotive field.” An ASIC... Read more...
Earlier today, we reported that Samsung will be issuing an update to all remaining Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will effectively brick them. We assumed that all U.S. carriers would be taking part in order to get as many of these fire-prone devices as possible off the street. Well, we were definitely wrong, because Verizon Wireless has just issued a statement saying that it will not send the death ROM update to Galaxy Note 7 devices. Interestingly enough, the company says that it is taking this precaution in order to ensure the safety of its customers in the case of an emergency. The statement... Read more...
The nightmarish Galaxy Note 7 saga is finally coming to an end. While Samsung has recalled the smartphone, which had a fiery launch over the summer, there are still some customers out there that are inexplicably holding on to the devices. And there’s still the slight possibility that unsold inventory could find its way into the hands of the public. In order to combat these situations and prevent future fire-related incidents from happening with the smartphones, Samsung officially announced today that it will effectively “brick” remaining devices in the United States with an over-the-air (OTA) update.... Read more...
All eyes will be on Samsung when it releases a new generation of smartphones. What the world will be waiting to see is how Samsung atones for the exploding battery situation that plagued its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 handset. Obviously Samsung wouldn't be doing itself any favors by releasing another phone with a defect, but beyond that, it would do well to bring something new and exciting to the Galaxy family. That new and exciting thing could be an all-screen design.Rumor has it that's the path Samsung is taking with its Galaxy S8, the successor to the Galaxy S7 line (not the Galaxy Note 7, which... Read more...
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