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PyBoard and MicroPython in examples - scripting electronics with Python

So we continue our adventure with PyBoard and MicroPython. In this article I'll show how to use various electronic and electric parts with PyBoard - …

Smart LED 120Hz HDTVs: Samsung 55-inch $680 (orig. $1,000), Sharp 60-inch $700 (Reg. $900), more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Samsung 55-inch (UN55H6203AFXZA) 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV for <b>$679.99 with free scheduled delivery</b>. Best Buy …

Samsung unveils Advanced S Pen with double the sensitivity for 'precise expression'

When Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy Note a few years ago the company brought back the stylus of days past. The name given to the new tool was ‘S …

10 hidden features and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Preview URLs sent via SMS using the S Pen by activating <i>Settings > S Pen > Air View.</i><p>Handwriting input recognition for S Planner by enabling <i>Settings > S Pen > Direct Pen Input.</i><p>The Voice Recorder app can remember the locations of up to eight different sounds and voices can be played back from certain …

Early Samsung Galaxy S6 hardware rumors arrive: Project Zero

Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 over eight months ago. The manufacturer’s fall flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, just passed the two month anniversary of …

This Incredible Bracelet-Drone Idea Is Perfect For Taking Aerial Selfies

Thought it's still being developed, Christoph Kohstall, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, hopes that Nixie will be the next big thing in selfies. The Nixie is a tiny, wearable drone with built-in camera and foldable bands that attach it to your wrist.<p>The plan: With a simple gesture, …

Samsung moves up Galaxy Note 4 launch in response to strong iPhone 6/Plus sales

Samsung has reportedly decided to move up the launch of its new Galaxy Note 4 smartphone following a positive reaction and strong first week sales from Apple’s new larger iPhones 6 models. The KoreaTimes cited an unnamed employee in Samsung’s marketing department who said “the positive reaction …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 details: not a niche, pre-event

Today we’re having a peek at everything we know – or think we know – about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The device hasn’t been revealed in full by …

Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup

Samsung is making a big push into being the center of the smart home today with its acquisition of SmartThings, which allows people to sync up their connected gadgets onto a single smartphone app and hardware hub.<p>The company isn’t releasing the acquisition price, but TechCrunch reported a $200 …

CNET Update - Samsung's predictable plastic design ends with Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs appear in AnTuTu benchmark

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated Android products waiting in the wings, but we’ve not heard too much about the future smartphone’s hardware so far. Fortunately, the Note 4 has just shown up on the AnTuTu benchmark database. In fact, two version of the device have suddenly …

Check Out These Awesome Gadgets From the Tokyo Toy Show

The world's smallest multicopter, "QuatroX", measuring approximately 2.5 inches wide and 1 inch high, is demonstrated at<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kiyoshi Ota—EPA

Gear & Gadgets

The Most Important Features In Samsung's New Galaxy Tablet

You can read all the details about the new tab here, and check out the gallery below for a quick overview of the most important features.

Samsung May Buy Nuance, The Voice-Recognition Company That Helped Power Siri

The Burlington, Mass.-based company is one of the biggest providers of voice-powered technology, available on desktop computers, mobile phones, TVs, and even GPS devices.<p>Samsung already uses Nuance's voice and language recognition technologies in a number of its own devices, including phones, TVs …

Look out LG G3, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 tipped to have same screen resolution

The race to pack more pixels into a phone display is on, with the LG G3 out of the blocks first. That phone’s screen is better than full HD, cramming …

Speech technology expert Nuance has reportedly held sale talks with Samsung

Nuance, a company whose reputation was built on its impressive speech-recognition technology, has reportedly held talks about a potential sale to Samsung. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> claims that Nuance has been in discussions with numerous suitors; aside from Samsung — already one of Nuance's many …

This Is What People Are Saying About Samsung's iPad Killer

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

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Samsung tablets go high-end with more colorful displays

For Samsung's new tablets, image is everything.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Thursday took the wraps off its two new Galaxy Tab S tablets , both with high-end displays capable of color-rich pictures. The company introduced the devices -- available with 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch displays -- during an …

Samsung debuts Galaxy Tab S cover accessories and Bluetooth keyboard

At a New York press event today, Samsung introduced its newest duo of Galaxy Tab S tablets , along with three accessories that can accompany the device: two covers and a Bluetooth keyboard.<p>The book cover comes in four colors (electric blue, glam red, charcoal black, and titanium bronze) and weighs …

Sony to Challenge Apple TV With $99 PlayStation TV – Debuts This Fall

- Jun 10, 2014<p>It looks as if another Apple TV competitor will be joining the battle for king of set-top streamers this fall, as Sony is preparing to …

Why developers are buzzing about Apple’s new Swift programming language

SAN FRANCISCO — When I spent time around WWDC this past week, one word was on everybody’s lips: Swift.<p>Apple’s newly-announced programming language …

Scientists work to improve phone battery life

Mobile devices have transformed our lives, but unplugged from the mains they only last as long as the energy held within their batteries.<p>Scientists are constantly looking for new ways to generate and bottle energy, leading to exciting developments away from pure battery technology.<p>The first is …

REVIEW: Samsung's Latest Galaxy Phone Is Built Like A Tank

Samsung's answer to those everyday problems is the Galaxy S5 Active, a new smartphone that takes the company's flagship Galaxy S5 phone and wraps it in a sturdy shell built to withstand drops, dings, spills, and scratches. It's also water resistant and dustproof, meaning you can dunk it in shallow …

ICE xPC Pocket Desktop Computer Unveiled

The development team over at ICE Computer have been developing prototype pocket desktop computers for some time but as yet has not brought anything …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Tablet Announced

Samsung and Barnes & Noble have teamed up to launch a new tablet, the device comes with the NOOK branding, and it is made by Samsung, the Samsung …

Samsung Z is Galaxy on the outside, Tizen on the inside

While Samsung has been a loyal proponent of Android for quite some time, it's also spent the past few years cooking up its own open-source mobile operating system called Tizen. After several prototypes and revisions, the company finally saw fit to unveil the Samsung Z -- its first ever Tizen …

Arduino Blog » A REST API for Arduino and the CC3000 WiFi Chip

Marco Schwartz is an electrical engineer and passionate about home automation. He wrote us some weeks ago to present his work on the Arduino Yún:<p>I …