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There’s no question that Samsung knows a thing or two about SSDs. Over the past few months, we’ve seen the South Korean company launch the world’s largest SSD (the 15.3TB PM1633a) and its blazing fast PM1725 which delivers sequential reads of 5,500MB/s and sequential writes of 1,800MB/s. Samsung is now turning its attention to SSDs with slightly less outrageous read/write speeds with the SM961 and PM961 — both of which are aimed at its OEM customers. These Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD feature Samsung’s brand new Polaris controller along with an M.2-2880 form-factor. Where the two products... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast where Paul, Marco and Dave will be talking about the hot new Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung's super-fast T3 external SSD, HP's sweet Spectre X360 15 notebook, a killer Mythlogic gaming notebook with Killer Networking, a cool set of wearables for boxers, and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 01:54 - Samsung Portable SSD T3 Review: Fast, Sleek USB-C Storage 07:56 - Galaxy S7 Vs iPhone 6S Performance Showdown Shows Samsung Has The Upper-Hand 21:07 - Mythlogic Deimos Gaming Laptop Review: GeForce GTX 980M And Desktop Skylake... Read more...
Fingerprint scanning is quickly becoming a standard security feature on high-end smartphones. The perceived notion is that this type of biometric safeguard provides a superior means of security due to the unique patterns of everyone's fingers, but a new study and experiment conducted by researchers at Michigan State University shows that fingerprint scanning can be thwarted with a simple inkjet printer. Say what now? As rudimentary as that sounds, the researchers demonstrated in a video posted to YouTube exactly how this works. They used a color inkjet Brother MFC-J5910DW printer outfitted with... Read more...
The immediate comparisons are inevitable. Apple and Samsung are the two most dominant smartphone manufacturers in the world right now, commanding an overwhelming combined market share that dwarfs their competitors. So, when one of these mobile juggernauts releases a new flagship device, analysts, press, and consumers alike want to know how that new competitive product performs versus the other brand's current offering. The interest and buzz is logical. New doesn't always mean significantly more powerful or more innovative. Some product launches are mild refreshes, while others are major overhauls.... Read more...
AT&T offered a rather compelling Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offer yesterday for Samsung’s excellent new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagship smartphones. Customers would have to purchase the first smartphone (upgrade or new line) and add a second phone as a new line. Once three months of service have been completed, you’ll receive $695 in bill credits spanning the course of 30 months to fully offset the cost of a Galaxy S7 or to put towards the cost of the more expensive Galaxy S7 Edge. T-Mobile CEO John Legere likely saw AT&T’s terms and let out an uproarious belly laugh, as the third-place... Read more...
Dell recently refreshed its popular XPS 13 with new hardware to bring it up to date with current CPU and storage offerings.  The updated model now sports a Skylake-based Intel processor and a Samsung PM951 NVMe solid state drive, plus a few minor tweaks to its already impressive design.  When the current iteration of the Dell XPS 13 debuted back in January of last year, it was nearly unrivaled in terms of its power to size ratio, and overall value in the space. The ultrabook market has heated-up a lot since then though, and the XPS 13 has some stiff competition at the moment. In addition... Read more...
There's always that one kid who instead of playing with his toys, he takes them apart to see what makes them tick. He's the neighbor who turned his Rubik's Cube into a pile of squares, straightened out his Slinky, and disassembled his Voltron (fist bump if you get any of those references, your childhood rocked). And now? Those types of curious characters post teardown evaluations of pricey gadgets, perhaps none better than the brave folks at iFixIt, who just tore into Samsung's new Galaxy S7 handset.Android fans hold Samsung's Galaxy phones in high regard, and with good reason—they typically blend... Read more...
Wireless carriers are tripping over themselves trying to lure customers with special offers and promotions, but AT&T's newest deal might be the one to beat. Ma Bell's pitch is simple—purchase either of Samsung's fancy new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge handsets and get a free Galaxy S7 when adding a second line and buying both through AT&T's Next program. That's a pretty sweet deal considering how expensive smartphones are these days, Samsung's new flagship Galaxy handsets included. The way this new promotion works is the first phone must be a new line or an upgrade. As for the second phone,... Read more...
With Virtual Reality on the verge of becoming the next biggest thing in tech, it was only a matter of time before we'd be hit with a compelling roller coaster experience. Well, one has just been delivered, thanks to Six Flags and Samsung, but we're betting it's not the kind of experience you were expecting. What this partnership doesn't do is bring roller coaster action into your home. Instead, this experience can only be had at an actual Six Flags theme park on an actual roller coaster. As crazy as that might sound, it's happening: people will actually be wearing VR headsets as they're soaring... Read more...
Samsung is super excited about its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets, and rightfully so. Spec for spec, these are the best Galaxy devices to date, and in addition to speed and performance upgrades, Samsung brought back expandable storage, something that was noticeably absent in the Galaxy S6 line. As nice as Samsung's latest handsets are, however, iPhone 6s Plus owners still maintain certain bragging rights. YouTube user Jerome Ortega gathered up a handful of smartphones and ran them through a series of apps to test real world responsiveness. His collection consisted of the Moto X Pure... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge don’t officially launch for a few more days, but some carriers appear to have shipped pre-orders early and some phones are already in consumers’ hands. A few commenters on our hands on video mentioned receiving their phones early, and we are aware of a number of industry contacts that have already gotten their devices as well. One early Galaxy S7 Edge owner, who reported his findings in this thread over at the XDA Developers forum, appears to have tested his phones’ water-resistance already and uncovered another new feature in the process. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge... Read more...
Solid State Storage continues to come down in cost and scale higher in speed and density. Though spinning hard disk media will likely have a place at least in the data center perhaps for generations to come, SSDs are making great strides, driving toward cost parity with HDDs with each new generation of product, while offering orders of magnitude performance gains and even higher reliability in many applications. One of the biggest names in Flash storage is Samsung, from their consumer grade SSD 950 Pro and 850 EVO lines to the squarely enterprise-targeted product the company has announced for volume... Read more...
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday overturned a 2014 jury verdict that found Samsung guilty of infringing on three of Apple's smartphone patents, and in doing so negated the $119.6 million award amount Apple was to receive. It's a big win for Samsung, which has typically been on the losing side of Apple's patent infringement claims. The $119.6 million award amount was far less than the $2.2 billion Apple initially sought. According to Apple's original suit, Samsung infringed on no less than eight of its software patents. A jury originally sided with Apple and found that Samsung did in fact... Read more...
Today's smartphones are more capable (and storage hungry) than ever—they can play high-end games, record 4K resolution videos, and snap point-n-shoot quality pictures, to name just a few of the storage hogging things you can do with your phone. To that end, Samsung today announced that it's begun mass producing the industry's first 256GB embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for next generation handsets.This is exactly what the smartphone sector needs, as Samsung knows from personal experience—after being criticized for not including a microSD card slot in its... Read more...
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