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Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing

Signs of a new Samsung Gear VR are surfacing

It’s been less than a year since the consumer Gear VR was first shown off and it already seems as though Samsung and Oculus are regrouping to push out a new version of the pre-eminent mobile VR headset. A Dutch Samsung rumors site inexplicably found a listing from an Indian imports database that highlights a new model […]

Samsung just had its most profitable quarter in more than two years

Samsung just had its most profitable quarter in more than two years

Samsung has reported its most profitable quarter of business in over two years thanks to its resurgent smartphone business. The Korean firm’s earnings guidance today estimated profit for the second quarter of 2016 at 8.1 trillion KRW ($7 billion) on revenue of 50 trillion KRW, around $43 billion. That’s above the 7.8 trillion KRW predicted by analysts polled […]

Samsung’s new UFS memory cards store up to 256GB at crazy fast transfer speeds

Samsung’s new UFS memory cards store up to 256GB at crazy fast transfer speeds

Samsung today showed off its successor to the microSD card, the UFS – that’s Universal Flash Storage. And the specs on the removable storage look pretty impressive at first glance. With capacities running 32- to 256GB, the slim little cards are focused on the increased storage/bandwidth needs of high-res capture devices like DSLRs, VR cameras and the […]

NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the Rio broadcasting network is shedding some real light on how it intends to do so. The plan revolves around Gear VR — exclusively, in fact. Owners […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now for sale unlocked in the US

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now for sale unlocked in the US

The waiting is over for select Samsung fans in the States who have been holding out for the company’s flagship to get the carrier-free treatment. The smartphone giant announced today that it will be offering up unlocked versions of both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through its own site, along with big name retailers […]

Samsung’s Gear 360 VR camera hits the U.S. on an extremely limited basis

Samsung’s Gear 360 VR camera hits the U.S. on an extremely limited basis

Samsung keeps pulling back the old football for stateside consumers when it comes to the Gear 360. Shortly after it was first introduced back in February at Mobile World Congress, the company noted that the U.S. would not be among the first markets to get their hands on the VR camera. Several months later, the 360 […]

Samsung doubles down on IoT with a $1.2 billion U.S. investment

Samsung doubles down on IoT with a $1.2 billion U.S. investment

Samsung is looking to take its relationship with the Internet of Things to the next level with an investment to the tune of $1.2 billion. The electronics giant’s CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon announced the four-year R&D plan during an event in DC this week. The investment will cover some 15,000 Samsung employees across the US. According […]

Samsung Pay sets launch date for Singapore

Samsung Pay sets launch date for Singapore

After months of pre-announcements, Samsung Pay has finally cemented a launch date for Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia. The mobile payment service will debut there on June 16 for people who have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Samsung Pay has rolled out in South Korea, the United States, China, and Spain so far. In […]

As the smartphone wars reheat, the threat of chilling innovation looms

As the smartphone wars reheat, the threat of chilling innovation looms

G. Nagesh Rao Crunch Network Contributor G. Nagesh Rao is a former U.S. Patent Examiner and Senior Policy Advisor with the Department of Commerce-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He represents the United States as a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow and Advisor to the American Association for the Advancement of Science […]

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