Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones

Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones Samsung was quick to crow about Galaxy S8 pre-orders, but it was easy to be skeptical without real numbers to back up the bragging. Flash forward a few weeks, though, and it's a different story. The company now reports that it has sold 5 million Ga… Source: […]

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall

Samsung's The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall In 2015, Samsung took a minimalist approach with its Serif TV, a 4K television designed to blend in with your furniture at home or office. That product is part of the company's efforts to make TVs look and feel less obtrusive, all without […]

Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

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… Source: Engadget Link: Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

Apple Signs Two-Year Deal With Samsung For 92 Million OLED iPhone Panels

Apple Signs Two-Year Deal With Samsung For 92 Million OLED iPhone Panels Apple has reportedly signed a two-year contract with Samsung for the supply up to 92 million curved OLED panels, as it attempts to ramp up capacity for this year’s release of its high-end “iPhone 8“. Earlier this week supply chain sources claimed Apple […]

U.S. Aviation Authority Lifts Note7 Warning as Samsung Prepares to Relaunch Galaxy Brand

U.S. Aviation Authority Lifts Note7 Warning as Samsung Prepares to Relaunch Galaxy Brand U.S. airlines will no longer have to make a pre-boarding notification to passengers that the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is prohibited on aircraft, it was announced yesterday. In a statement on its website, the Federal Aviation Administration said it was dropping the requirement […]

Samsung Releases iOS Apps for its Gear Family of Smartwatches

Samsung Releases iOS Apps for its Gear Family of Smartwatches Samsung today announced the first iOS apps for its popular Gear family of smartwatches, which were previously only compatible with Android phones. The Samsung Gear S app brings iPhone connectivity to the company’s Gear 2 and Gear 3 wearables, while the Gear Fit app offers […]

Samsung to Reveal Results of Galaxy Note7 Fire Investigation Later This Month

Samsung to Reveal Results of Galaxy Note7 Fire Investigation Later This Month Samsung will announce later this month the results of an investigation into what caused some of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones to catch fire, according to South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo. Samsung launched the Galaxy Note7 in late August and, shortly after, user reports […]

Apple Rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' on App Store Ahead of January Launch

Apple Rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' on App Store Ahead of January Launch Apple has rejected “Samsung Pay Mini” on the App Store for undiclosed reasons, following an earlier report claiming the app would be available on iOS, according to ETNews. Samsung confirmed Apple’s rejection and said it will not resubmit the app, but rather focus […]

Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches)

Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches) If you were hoping the smartwatch market would bounce back from its recent slump when a slew of new models hit the market, you're about to be disappointed. IDC estimates that wearable device shipments grew ever so slightly (3.1 percent) in the third… Source: Engadget […]

Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks subtlety

Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks subtlety You've probably considered the importance of avoiding drinking and driving, but I'm guessing you've never experienced the consequences of it in VR. Johnnie Walker teamed up with Samsung to create Decisions, a virtual reality video that lets you see,… Source: Engadget Link: Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks […]

Samsung Plans to Launch 'Jet Black' Version of Galaxy S7 in Early December

Samsung Plans to Launch 'Jet Black' Version of Galaxy S7 in Early December Samsung plans to launch a glossy black version of its nine-month-old Galaxy S7 smartphone early next month, according to The Korea Herald. The report claims the new color will help Samsung compete with the popular Jet Black and Matte Black variants of […]

Samsung's Share of Smartphone Market Drops to Lowest Level in Nearly Two Years

Samsung's Share of Smartphone Market Drops to Lowest Level in Nearly Two Years The latest data from market research firm IDC shows Samsung’s share of the worldwide smartphone market dropped to 20% in the third quarter — its lowest market share since recording 19.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014. IDC estimates Samsung shipped 72.5 […]

ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you

ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT and Stanford researchers created tiny robots that can grab onto clothes and walk on your shirt, with the goal of them one day, forming a swarm to create a temporary video screen and then marching back into a… Source: […]

Samsung Sets up Note 7 Exchange Booths in 'High Traffic' Airports

Samsung Sets up Note 7 Exchange Booths in 'High Traffic' Airports Samsung has coordinated with aviation officials around the world to set up exchange booths in “high traffic” airport terminals for owners of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones (via The Verge). The booths first appeared in South Korean airports, with similar exchange sites set to […]

Samsung Will Pay Galaxy Note 7 Suppliers For Unused Parts

Samsung Will Pay Galaxy Note 7 Suppliers For Unused Parts The next chapter in the unending Galaxy Note 7 exploding phone saga— According to a new report from Reuters, Samsung will pay suppliers who already made components of the Galaxy Note 7 for unused parts. The company will also “ consider giving them orders for […]

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house The batteries that power Samsung's smartphones (including that Galaxy Note 7), are tested in a lab that's owned by the company. While it tests to ensure its phone batteries are certified by US wireless industry group the CTIA, Samsung's certified lab… Source: Engadget Link: Samsung tested its […]

Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself

Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself While companies like Apple use third-party companies to test its phone batteries, a new report reveals that Samsung tested the exploding Galaxy Note 7 battery in-house. The Wall Street Journal reports: Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Report: Samsung Tested the Exploding Note 7 Batteries Itself

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens

AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens If you have insurance on your phone and smash the ever-loving tar out of the screen, you normally have to file a claim, pay a deductible and wait for a replacement device. Bleh. AT&T and its insurance provider Asurion, however, are trying somethi… Source: Engadget Link: […]