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Samsung In Talks To Acquire BlackBerry For $7.5 Billion
Samsung is reportedly in talks with BlackBerry on a $7.5 billion deal, even though spokespeople at Seoul and Ontario both claim no talks are presently happening. First reported by Reuters, Samsung is interested in BlackBerry’s rather lucrative enterprise patents, which Samsung could use in patent battles against Apple, IBM and... Read more
Xiaomi Arch Looking To Challenge Galaxy Note Edge With Curved Display
Xiaomi has never been one to back down from new innovative designs, even if it has branded them the Apple copycat in China. The Xiaomi Arch does not take cues from Apple however, but from Samsung. The Xiaomi Arch features the same sort of double edge display Samsung first... Read more
iDevices Accounted For More Than 50% Of Activations Over Christmas
Apple’s is still the king of the holidays when it comes to tech gadgets, accounting for 51 percent of all mobile and tablet activations on Christmas Day, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry. Even with the rather lackluster 2014 for the iPad, Apple has managed another two quarters of... Read more
Samsung To Unveil 360-Degree Speakers At CES 2015
Samsung has decided to early reveal some of the products coming to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, following the lead of LG in audio. The most eye-catching announcement in the audio department has to be the 360-degree egg-style speakers, formally named the WAM6500... Read more
No Console Required: Samsung And Sony Team Up For Playstation Now Service
The ability to play Playstation games has, up until now, always necessitated a Sony Playstation console. With the advent of Playstation Now, the console is no longer required to play some Playstation titles. Sony have collaborated with Samsung to bring the game streaming service, PlayStation Now, to Samsung Smart... Read more
Samsung Produces 8 Gigabit LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM
LPDDR memories are the most widely used “working memory” for mobile devices across the globe and Samsung Electronics announced this week they have started mass producing the industry’s first 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM that is based upon the company’s leading-edge 20-nanometer... Read more
Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition launches in the US for $199
I have said it before and I will say it again, 3D imaging and Virtual Reality are coming on in leaps and bounds over the last couple of years. The Oculus rift is prime example of innovation and technology spliced together to form an amazing product. So it comes... Read more
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to Sell 70 Million Units in Q4 2014
Apple had big expectations for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus before the official launch — industry sources claimed the phone maker projected 80 million sales in 2014. The company may be looking at even higher sales, after 39 million sales in Q3 2014, Apple is reportedly working... Read more
Samsung Misses Galaxy S5 Target By 40 Percent
Samsung is having an awful year on mobile, even though the South Korean company still holds first place in overall sales, the gap is closing. One of the major devices of 2014, the Galaxy S5, may be the main reason behind the drop in sales. According to a report... Read more
Samsung Interested in Adding Dual-Edge Display to Galaxy S6
Samsung is looking to revamp the Galaxy S series, after the commercial failure of the Galaxy S5 earlier this year, leading to an excessive amount of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales in October and November. The Galaxy S6 will need to offer some impressive specs and a... Read more
Samsung Unveil Luxury Flip/Smartphone
By now it is common knowledge that Samsung’s profit took a considerable dive in 2014. The Korean manufacturer is still number one OEM on the planet, but Samsung’s competitors are closing the gap. The tech giant appears to be looking into new ways to approach the market and the... Read more
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Outsell Galaxy Note 10-to-1
Its not looking good for Samsung, after the failure of the Galaxy S5, new reports claim Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note on a 10-to-1 scale, a rather large deficit compared to last year’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Apple is estimating 60... Read more
Lenovo Third Largest Smartphone Provider, Xiaomi Fourth
The smartphone industry has three prominent Chinese manufacturers, Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi. This year, Xiaomi has made the most progress in the industry, going from a measly two percent to six percent market share, a 221 percent growth year-on-year. The four percent increase put Xiaomi at third in the... Read more
Samsung Has Developed Faster WiFi
WiFi has come a long way in the last few years and the current speeds are ample for what most users need. However, we all grow impatient at times if our connection speeds slow down. Samsung has decided to solve this issue by developing  a new Wi-Fi technology, which... Read more
Samsung Galaxy Note Faster 4 Launch in China to Beat Apple‏
Samsung is making some aggressive moves with the Galaxy Note 4, after losing share price due to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch. The South Korean company was looking to announce the Galaxy Note 4 on October and later in China, but this will be escalated. SK... Read more
Bigger Phones Mean Bigger Pockets
With the invention of the ‘phablet’ , clothing is having to adapt.  Fashion retailers are finding their pockets to be too small for the new larger sized smartphones. Perhaps the complaints about the new iPhone 6+ bending in restricted pockets has triggered this new fashion statement.  However, what smartphone... Read more
Samsung Takes A Classic Jab At Bendable iPhones
I’m a fan of Apple products, but I’m in no way an Apple “fanboy”. I’m a fan of good technology, and I’m also a fan of comedy. When something’s legitimately funny, I’ll laugh – it doesn’t matter who utters the punch line. If you’ve followed the release of Apple’s... Read more
Android Wear Smartwatches Compared
If you are looking for an Android smartwatch then you really are spoilt for choice. Plus there are now six smartwatches that feature Google’s new platform, Android Wear so to help your decision a little easier, we’ve compared prices, specs, designs and screens. Take a look and then tell... Read more