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IFA 2017’s biggest announcements

IFA 2017’s biggest announcements

The September time frame positions the Berlin show perfectly as a launch pad for holiday products. As such, some of tech’s biggest names, including Samsung, Sony, LG and Lenovo, use it to debut some of their biggest products of the year. It’s also proven a solid showcase for some of the wackier startups that have […]

The Galaxy Note 8 marks a big, but cautious return for Samsung

The Galaxy Note 8 marks a big, but cautious return for Samsung

In the wake of the smoldering, ongoing mess that was the Note 7, there was an open question about whether Samsung would maintain the brand. After two recalls totaling one million phones in the U.S. and an endless parade of bad headlines, it was a PR nightmare from which is seemed it might be impossible […]

Samsung secures self-driving car testing permit for California roads

Samsung secures self-driving car testing permit for California roads

Samsung got approval to test autonomous vehicles on state roads in California, according to the CA Department of Motor Vehicle’s website. The DMV maintains an ongoing list of companies and organizations it has granted autonomous testing permits to, and that list includes a growing number of automakers and tech companies, including Apple, Nvidia, GM, BMW […]

Samsung’s fitness-focused Gear Sport smartwatch is a smaller alternative to the giant Gear S3

Samsung’s fitness-focused Gear Sport smartwatch is a smaller alternative to the giant Gear S3

Samsung’s wearables family gets a little bigger today with the addition of the Gear Sport. The new fitness-focused smartwatch arrives a few days after Fitbit finally debuted its long-awaited Ionic device, the latest in a growing acceptance among hardware makers that activity tracking continues to be the prime driver in the wearables space, smartwatches, included. […]

Tests put Galaxy Note 8 at the top of the smartphone display heap

Tests put Galaxy Note 8 at the top of the smartphone display heap

If you like to keep on top of the latest display tech, you’re probably familiar with Ray Soneira’s exhaustive testing of the screens on the newest smartphones and other devices. His latest target is the Galaxy Note 8, and it turns out Samsung’s excellent phablet sports the best screen they’ve ever seen on a phone. […]

What’s new with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8

What’s new with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8

Samsung promised to “Do Bigger Things” with the Note 8, but the company’s new phablet isn’t exactly earth shattering. Instead, the phone is more of a refinement of the line, perhaps hampered by an abundance of caution following last year’s Note 7 debacle. Many of the updates present are adapted directly from the S8/S8+ — […]

The Galaxy Note 8’s S Pen has new pen powers, including translation

The Galaxy Note 8’s S Pen has new pen powers, including translation

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen, as have previous iterations, but it does a bit more than versions past. The new S Pen’s highlight feature might be its Live Messages ability, which creates shareable animations from handwriting and doodles so you can message and publish them wherever. The Note 8 S Pen […]

Samsung heir handed 5-year jail sentence for bribery

Samsung heir handed 5-year jail sentence for bribery

Samsung vice chairman and the company’s heir apparent Jay Y. Lee is headed to jail after a court in Korea ruled that he is guilty of bribery, embezzlement, capital flight and perjury charges. Lee, who has been earmarked as the future leader of the company, was handed a five-year jail sentence, although he is expected […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 seems like the dream of the phablet realized

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 seems like the dream of the phablet realized

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nearly here, with general availability set for September 15 and pre-orders on now. The smartphone was revealed with much fanfare during an event in NYC on Thursday, and Samsung drew particular attention to its new optically stabilized dual-camera system and improved S Pen stylus as the features that set […]

Samsung tried to spin the Note 7 disaster into gold at its Note 8 event

Samsung tried to spin the Note 7 disaster into gold at its Note 8 event

From time to time, Samsung strikes advertising pay dirt. Earlier this year, the company had a pretty good spot when it stuck a Gear VR on an ostrich’s head. But it’s a tough gig — particularly when you’re dealing with the Note 8. While it’s true the company hasn’t had a difficult time bouncing back […]