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Gorgeous iPhone 7 concept shows how Force Touch could finally kill the home button

Apple might not launch a smaller iPhone model this year, but a new iPhone 7 concept envisions a new way to bring one-hand operation back for iPhone …

Samsung is reportedly working on a Galaxy phone with a foldable display

Samsung has already proven that it can make devices with curved displays, some more interesting than others, so it’s not surprising to hear the …

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge update bringing better manual controls

The fight for the best smartphone camera is a back and forth battle that has been going on for years. Companies like Samsung and Apple add …

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With Tracking Auto Focus on the Galaxy S 6 edge, making a belly flop look awesome has never been so easy.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

Samsung is planning its own custom chips and 4k phone displays

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>After building processors based on ARM Holdings(s armh) intellectual property for years, Samsung says it will …

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

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Smartwatches Will Be Huge By 2017: Report

Prepare for a world of cyborgs.<p>Wearable technology, which includes camera-equipped smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear and Internet-connected eyewear like Google Glass, is set to explode over the next few years, according to a report released Friday.<p>The report, from Swedish telecom market researcher …

Samsung: We didn't cheat on Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks

Samsung has been forced on the defensive yet again over reports that its top-notch smart phones are cheating at benchmark tests.<p>The Korean company has denied its Galaxy Note 3 superphone exaggerates its performance when it detects well-known benchmarks running, as was claimed Tuesday in an …

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Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'

In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung official has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. As reported by the <i>Korea Times</i>, the unnamed official said:<p>"We've acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment …

Best Buy Drops the Price of iPhone 5c to $50

Just two weeks after hitting the market, Best Buy will begin offering a discount on Apple's iPhone 5c. From today, Oct. 3, to Monday, Oct. 7, the …

iPhone 5S, 5C sales split down the middle, claims analyst

The iPhone 5S has dramatically outsold the iPhone 5C. Or has it?<p>A recent report from Localytics found that the number of iPhone 5S activations outscored those of the 5C by a factor of 3.4. But one analyst believes the gap in actual sales is much narrower.<p>In an investors note caught by AppleInsider, …

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HTC's rumored One Max makes the Galaxy Note look mini

We've already seen images of HTC's rumored 5.9-inch One Max, but new photos from the Chinese social network Sina Weibo help put the enormous smartphone's size in context. Pictured next to Samsung's 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, the One Max looks even larger than its 5.9-inch screen would suggest. It was …

iOS 7 download problems as Apple's servers struggle

Many iPhone users reported issues when attempting to install the iOS 7 update last night, with some having to wait several hours for the software to download.<p>Apple released its operating system update at around 18.00 GMT yesterday. However, thousands of Apple customers immediately took to social …

Should You Upgrade to iOS 7? A Guide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those of you opting out of buying one of the two new iPhones coming out this week, there's still …

Samsung handsets top iPhone for global Internet usage

Samsung is still tops worldwide when it comes to mobile users hitting the Internet.<p>Samsung devices accounted for 25.7 percent of all mobile Web browsing worldwide in August, beating out the iPhone's 23.4 percent market share, according to research firm StatCounter. Nokia came in third place with …

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Killer Apps That Could Make Me Love The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

My first look at the Samsung Galaxy Gear that was introduced at the IFA tech show in Berlin reflects my mixed feelings about the new smartwatch. I gave Samsung lots of love for being willing to take a chance on being an early player in the field of wearable computing, but I questioned whether it …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

An Oral History Of Apple Design: 2001

The greatest business story of this generation is a design tale.<p>If there is one thing that CEO Tim Cook doesn’t want people to know, it’s what dwells behind his company’s “signature.” As a result, most efforts to explain design at Apple end up reducing a complex 37-year history to bromides about …

Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port

A new port means potentially faster transfers and charging<p>With all the news coming from its big event yesterday, Samsung glazed over the importance of one new feature of its Galaxy Note 3 — it's the first phone we know of that uses USB 3.0. The benefits of the switch to the more modern standard are …

Does Apple Have Any Surprises Left For Next Week's iPhone Reveal?

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised the company was going to “double down on secrecy” about what it was working on. Presumably the idea was to keep competitors guessing, but also to surprise and delight the faithful at new product reveals. Based on what we already know about the upcoming iPhone …

Samsung: Galaxy Gear Will Eventually Play Nice With Rival Smartphones

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is the first of the major smartwatches expected this year, but it has a big problem. It can’t possibly be a hit consumer gadget—not while it’s tethered to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 “phablet.” (Or worse, its newest Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.)<p>Fortunately for users, Samsung says it …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

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Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch

After giving as an accidental glimpse prior to today's big event, Samsung has finally revealed its new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. First impressions: it's big, but up on stage at IFA today it looks very little like the prototype watch VentureBeat leaked last week. The basic shape is the same, but, …

Samsung Reveals The Galaxy Note 3, The Slimmer And Lighter Evolution Of The Phablet

Samsung’s big Unpacked Episode 2 event is underway, and as expected, the company has used the venue to announce the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The Note is the original phablet, and the new version continues the tradition of big screen gadgets best-suited for big-handed people.<p>The new Galaxy Note 3 …

Samsung flaunts its My Magazine Flipboard-style homescreen for the Galaxy Note 3

In the midst of its numerous Unpacked Episode 2 unveilings, Samsung's just given us a peek at a new piece of the Galaxy Note 3 puzzle: My Magazine. At a glance, it looks like a mashup between Flipboard's curated magazine app and HTC's Blinkfeed-infused homescreen. That's not surprising given …

Samsung introduces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a companion watch for your Galaxy devices

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 are here, but what would they be without a companion smartwatch? In a move …