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Following the debacle that was the Galaxy Note7, Samsung has a huge PR fire to put out, and looks towards a challenging future as it tries to regain trust with its customers. But given the sheer magnitude of its mobile recall, making people forget its past transgressions is going to prove quite the exercise. However, we are now find out one of the company's plans that could help get the public back on its side: infusing its Galaxy S8 with an incredibly powerful AI assistant. If this sounds familiar, it's probably because Google's Pixel features the same functionality - AI that's built into the OS, rather than as an add-on. Samsung's goal would be the same as Google's: to give people a useful... Read more...
While Samsung's Galaxy Note7 has proven itself to be an excellent smartphone, its global launch has been marred by a global recall. While it's admirable that Samsung is acting in such a swift fashion to satisfy customers, not everyone is giving the company passing marks for its recall -- especially in the United States. The way that Samsung is handling the recall has been put under scrutiny by one federal regulatory agency. According to Re/code, Samsung's recall completely sidestepped working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is supposed to act as a proxy for recalls. Its job is to relay the recall to consumers, manage consumer rights in situations like these, and ultimately,... Read more...
A couple of days ago, notorious mobile leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter to reveal the official naming of Samsung's next phone: Galaxy Note 7. Despite the phablet moniker being thrown around a lot with this phone, it's actually only a 5.7-inch device.As you might have guessed, we now know the specs as well thanks to Mr. Blass. In a follow-up tweet, he revealed that the phone has a QHD (2560x1440) super AMOLED display, includes both 64GB internal memory and a microSD slot for external storage, and sports a 12-megapixel camera at the back, as well as a 5 megapixel one up front.Samsung's Galaxy Note 5One of the more alluring parts of the phone might be the fact that it's IP68 compliant.... Read more...
Leaks sure have come a long way, haven't they? It used to be that sometimes, a leak would occur when someone in a privileged position spotted something of interest on some paper, while other times, we might have even been blessed to see a photo that someone managed to snap. But that's all old-school. Today, with huge capabilities at our fingertips, some have gone to the extent of rendering an upcoming smartphone based on leaked blueprints. We're seeing that happen now, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 6. After infamous leaking account @OnLeaks leaked the phone's blueprints to the internet, website uSwitch decided to go to town and create lifelike 3D renders, giving us a tentative look at what the phone... Read more...
It feels like we've been hearing about bendable displays for eons, although more accurately, it was close to a decade ago that we began to be teased about them at trade events like CES. It's a little surprising,that in 2016, most of our devices still use traditional rigid displays in lieu of those that would give us vastly improved durability. This is something that could finally be changing, though, as companies like Samsung are showing off their most advanced designs at SID's Display Week 2016, which is ending today in San Francisco. When bendable displays as a concept first hit the scene, one of the most popular use cases was with our smartphones. Today, though, there are many more options... 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 around the air in a roller coaster. It'd be a bit strange to wear a headset just to see the same... Read more...
If you've been salivating over the prospect of purchasing some disc-based 4K content, it looks like your dream can become a reality very soon. Samsung's UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player was expected to land at the end of the month, but it seems some retailers have received stock early, and better still, have begun selling it. One such retailer is Video & Audio Center, in Santa Monica, California. The store made a post to Facebook yesterday about availability of the player, and later, someone posted to say that they were already gone, with another shipment expected in 10 days. Who knew there'd be big demand for such high-res content? Admittedly, the rollout of 4K Blu-ray has been stalled up to... Read more...
When Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, it was almost impossible to anticipate what it'd truly become. At the time of its launch, the hype surrounding it was incredibly high, and fortunately for Apple, that hype was only the beginning. Its first phone became in an instant hit, and the rest, as they say, is history. Later that same year, Google and select companies established the Open Handset Alliance, one that revolved around developing and promoting the Android OS. The first Android smartphone became HTC's Dream, released in September 2008. Before long, we learned what Apple's thoughts were on Android. In early 2010, the gloves effectively came off, when then company CEO Steve Jobs famously... Read more...
As demand in certain markets begins to slow, some companies have shifted much of their focus over to the automotive sector. However, expecting immediate success there would be unwise. The automotive market is notoriously tough egg to crack, as long-standing agreements are hard to break, and the decision to bring someone new in isn't taken lightly - we're dealing with machines that could cost someone their life if something went wrong, after all. While some companies have been on top of things, such as NVIDIA, and even Apple (despite nothing having been announced yet), other companies are learning about the benefits of succeeding in this lucrative market a bit late. A good example is Samsung,... Read more...
As smartphones equipped with 3 and 4GB of RAM begin to litter the market, developers need to figure out ways to take advantage of them. The same could be said for phones that have 8 CPU cores - we keep packing more and more horsepower into these mobile devices but largely fail to take advantage of it. Given the general use of such devices, I suppose that's not too much of a surprise. That reality doesn't matter to Samsung, though, as it's keen on keeping the train moving and always availing us more than what we need on the mobile front. In this particular case, that comes by way of brand-new 20nm 12Gb memory chips, ultimately making it possible for vendors to pack in a staggering 6GB of... Read more...
Samsung had lots to show off at the IFA event in Berlin, and while some of the focus was on high-def TVs as we'd expect, there was also an unveiling of a product we might not have expected: An "Ultra HD" Blu-ray player. As hard as it might be to believe, Blu-ray content has now been available on the market for over eight years, and admittedly, it didn't take but a few years after its launch when people began to question its lifespan. After all, our Internet connections are getting faster, and services like Netflix have proven that people are fine with consuming media that way. But, let's be honest: streamed content doesn't look as good as content that's already been downloaded or burned to a... Read more...
Despite all of the promises of mobile payments being our future, the market is timid right now while the companies behind different solutions prepare for their large-scale roll outs. One of these companies is Samsung, with its creatively named Samsung Pay. According to the company, the service will launch in Korea on August 20, and follow-up with a US launch on September 28. UK, Spain, and China launches will come at a later date. This announcement was made alongside the launch of the brand-new Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. Says JK Shin, the CEO and Head of Samsung's IT & Mobile Communications Division, "With the launches of these exciting new smartphones, we will open a new era of mobile... Read more...
It should come as a surprise to no one that consumers hate bloat. It's been made clear time and time again, and it's a reality that hit Samsung hard earlier this month when it was hit with a lawsuit over it. It's not as though vendors are unaware of the desire to get rid of bloat, though. We covered earlier this week that Sony is one company soon to test the waters with a cleaner OS. Well, at least for Chinese users, some relief is in sight. Samsung is soon going to be allowing Galaxy Note 3 users the ability to uninstall preinstalled software, of which there appears to be lots. According to those complaining about the bloat on the device, there are 44 preinstalled packages, but only 24 are required... Read more...
When 4TB desktop hard drives first hit the scene, I remember being impressed that we managed to reach that point -- 4,000GB is a lot of freaking space. Of course, we now have 6TB consumer drives, so the luster of 4TB has been dulled a bit. Unless we begin talking about 4TB on a mobile drive, perhaps. That's something that has become a reality, thanks to Seagate, which is releasing two 4TB models under the Samsung HDD moniker. The Samsung P3 is designed to be sleek, while the M3 is designed to be a little more durable (and I think it looks better, too). It's hard to imagine that these slim drives have five platters under their hood, or that they can be powered using simple USB -- but both points... Read more...
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