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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 excels as a premium productivity smartphone

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 excels as a premium productivity smartphone

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 launches with more baggage than have previous smartphones in the lineup: Its predecessor’s recall problems ended up killing the phone entirely in most markets. But the Note 8 also has a lot to live up to in the other direction, thanks to the success of the S8 and S8+, both of […]

Don’t rely on Face Unlock to keep your phone secure

Don’t rely on Face Unlock to keep your phone secure

With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 arriving in stores soon, here’s an important reminder: Face Unlock isn’t anywhere near as good at securing your phone as a fingerprint. If you follow the tech news cycle, you’ve seen the stories: first following the release of the Galaxy S8 and now the new Note. The technology is easily […]

Live from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 press conference

Live from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 press conference

Welcome to the event many never thought would happen. After the Galaxy Note 7 turned from flagship phone to airline PA warning and tech blogger punchline, many wondered if there would be a follow up. But here we are at Samsung Unpacked in New York, and every teaser and leak points to the return of […]

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+ — […]