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There's Already a Knockoff of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Don't want to wait until April to get a Samsung Galaxy S5? You can get a smartphone that's pretty close, right now — but buyer beware.<p>Goophone, the …

Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

We've peered deep within the Galaxy S5 to answer your burning questions about Samsung's next superphone.<p>Unless you were dead-set on a metal chassis and futuristic features, then Samsung's Galaxy S5 is an excellent successor to the Galaxy S4 in the evolving Galaxy S line.<p>We've taken a close look at …

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Google to launch modular smartphone prototype 'within weeks'

Google's Project Ara will see the creation of a smartphone with swappable components<p>Google may have sold Motorola to Lenovo, but it is pushing ahead with Project Ara -- an initiative to create modular smartphones that can be built up from detachable components -- with a functioning prototype …

Mobile Technology

The Gear Fit is what wearables should look like

Samsung steals its own limelight with a smartly designed fitness band<p>The original Galaxy Gear was always a beta device. Samsung’s first smartwatch was testing waters the company had never waded in before, and it took a lot of well-earned criticism for its shortcomings. Less than six months later, …

Samsung Galaxy S5 color comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S5 seems to have been receiving some mixed responses regarding the handset’s appearance, so perhaps a closer look at the handset’s design is in order, to help you make up your mind.<p>The Galaxy S5 will ship in four different color varieties, the traditional Shimmer White from …

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Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

The chips of Samsung's Galaxy S5 -- Exynos and Snapdragon

The Korean electronics giant packs a lot of speed and multimedia features into its new phone with chips from Samsung and Qualcomm<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Qualcomm and Samsung are back in the newest Galaxy device, theGalaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday unveiled its<p>newest flagship phonewith a …

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Samsung's new Galaxy Gear watches are now open to third-party support

Accompanying the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit, Samsung has also hosted a “Developer Day” at Mobile World Congress for 500 app developers, to announce three new and updated SDKs for its range of wearable technology.<p>First up is a new SDK for the Galaxy …

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Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

Whether it's Samsung's Gear gadgets, Sony's SmartBand, or the sci-fi-like Nymi, exciting wearables were in full force at Mobile World Congress.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Smartphones are the traditional draw here at Mobile World Congress, but this year wearable tech products created lots of buzz as well. …

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Galaxy S5 leaks: first image sample and model numbers?

Today’s serving of Galaxy S5 rumors and leaks comes courtesy of <i>@evleaks</i> and the folks at <i>Sam Mobile</i>.<p>Starting off with <i>@evleaks</i>, the habitual leaker published what could be the first sample image taken with the Galaxy S5 to surface online. The image above doesn’t tell us more about the S5’s camera …

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Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone Will Probably Have A Fingerprint Sensor Just Like The iPhone 5S

According to a research note from KGI Securities, which has a great track record of predicting future products, the two Galaxy S5 phones will be designed to attack both the high and low ends of the market. 9to5Google first had the report.<p>The entry-level device will have a 5.2-inch screen, 16 MP …

Samsung Galaxy Round unboxing and first impressions

The company that’s always on the hunt for the <i>next big thing</i> may be responsible for the next big trend. Are curved displays the next step in the evolution of smartphones? Here’s the unboxing and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Round!<p>Unboxing<p>The Samsung Galaxy Round comes in a large box, …

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Samsung Expands Gear Smartwatch Compatibility — To Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 & More Via Update Due Soon

Samsung has first mover advantage in the smartwatch space, launching its Galaxy Gear wearable last month. However the mobile companion device only worked if you also picked up Samsung’s just released Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Note 10.1. Which means the vast majority of Samsung’s existing user-base …

Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more

If you wanted live out your <i>Inspector Gadget</i> fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its Galaxy Gear to the previously-mentioned Galaxy S 4 as well as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II …

Samsung 's HomeSync Android TV box hits stores October 6th for $299

Samsung gave us a look at HomeSync at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but the Android TV box is just making its way to market now. Starting October 6th, the HomeSync will be available for $299 at Best Buy, Amazon and several other retailers. The Jelly Bean-powered box lets you use Galaxy …

Google's Open Project mirrors Android apps on any connected touchscreen

Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. It's an effort to find a standardized way of mirroring not only content, but also touch inputs on a …

Samsung's teased curved phone may not be what you think

Can't wait to own a phone you can bend? Hold your horses. That technology isn't here quite yet.<p>If Samsung's reveal of a forthcoming smartphone with a curved screen sends shivers down your spine and visions of bendable handsets dancing through your head, you may want to rein in your excitement.<p>While …

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What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch | HiConsumption

Posted in Tech<p>After all the buzz, it looks like smart watches are finally starting to materialize on the tech scene. The latest to surface is an …

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 …

Samsung: “Our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality”

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>In a move that probably surprises no one, Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun revealed that the company is working …

Xbone: Microsoft buys domainfor Xbox One nickname it hates

Microsoft may not like "Xbone" as a nickname for the Xbox One, but Riley, the first first playable dog (yes, you read that right) in the "Call of Duty" series who's set to appear in "Ghosts" this fall, certainly does. Microsoft finally came to terms with the Xbox One nickname by acquiring its …

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Samsung co-CEO: We want Tizen to be on everything

In an interview with CNET Korea, Samsung's J.K. Shin talks about the opportunity for the upstart operating system to run on everything from smartphones to cars.<p>Samsung Electronics has broad ambitions for Tizen, an open operating system the company has taken a lead role in developing as it looks to …

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New Galaxy S4 ads: Harry Potter and Life of Pi spoofs; more iPhone-free airplane action

Samsung has released a variety of new Galaxy S4 ads, from two weird <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Life of Pi</i> spoofs in Taiwan, to more airplane action, this time around without any iPhone innuendo in the U.S.<p>A few days ago, we showed you the “<i>Flight Chat</i>” TV ad for the Galaxy S4 in which Samsung took hits at the …

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Why 4.7 inches is the perfect screen size for the next iPhone

If Apple makes the jump to a larger screen size for a future iPhone, the Moto X's 4.7-inch display seems optimal.<p>Whenever we do a poll about what new features people would like to see most in a new iPhone, the No. 1 vote getter always seems to be "bigger screen" followed by "better battery …

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Xbox One Video Footage Capture Confirmed As 720p

The upcoming next generation Microsoft Xbox One console will have a maximum resolution for footage captured by its on-board DVR of 720p at 30fps.<p>The company confirmed that the device would indeed not be able to capture full resolution footage from games like Forza 5 (which uses 1080P resolution at …

Samsung and AT&T exchanging water-damaged Galaxy S4 Active handsets (update: confirmed)

Bummed because your Galaxy S4 Active didn't hold up as advertised while you were swimming laps? Well, it seems like Samsung and AT&T may be offering a solution: a chance to exchange those water-logged handsets. Thanks to a tipster, <i>Phone Arena</i> has learned that the swap will take place, but only for …

John Carmack feels Xbox One and PS4 are 'very close,' but Kinect is 'a poor interaction'

Id Software may not be at the vanguard of gaming innovation as it once was, however its patriarch John Carmack remains one of the most respected developers in the industry. Making his annual keynote address at Quakecon, Carmack didn't dodge the topic of the upcoming generation of consoles, however …

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now used on more devices than Gingerbread

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now running on 34% of active devices.<p>Google’s latest Android version statistics, which detail the relative number of devices running the different versions of Android, show that Jelly Bean usage is still on the rise while Gingerbread continues its very slow march towards …

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Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Gear smartwatch to be announced on September 4, report claims

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and the Gear smartwatch at a special media event that will take place on September 4 in Berlin, Germany.<p>The date is consistent with what we’ve heard before. It makes sense to see the Galaxy Note 3 arrive at IFA …

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