Samsung's high-end ArtPC cylindrical desktop PC spotted
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Sporting Core i5/i7 CPU, NVMe SSD and 360-degree audio

While Samsung's smartphone division is probably in scrambles now that Galaxy Note 7 had its nemesis, Samsung's PC division is working on a high-end desktop PC system with a cylindrical design that has been spotted for pre-order on Amazon. It's the Samsung ArtPC.

Samsung releases 14nm Finfet wearable chip
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 11:29

Samsung releases 14nm Finfet wearable chip


Exynos 7 Dual 7270

Samsung has begun mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270 which is being billed as the “world’s first” mobile processor designed for wearable devices that is built on the 14-nanometer FinFET process technology.

Samsung Note 7 recall recalled
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:39

Samsung Note 7 recall recalled


Not-so magnificant seven going to cost billions

Samsung appears to have made a pig’s ear of its Galaxy Note 7 recall and is ordering its resellers to stop sales and exchanges of the device pending investigation into the latest incidents.

Snapdragon 830 comes in two varieties
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Monday, 10 October 2016 10:39

Snapdragon 830 comes in two varieties


Faster and slower

Qualcomm is returning to the two high end chips strategy and you can expect to see two variants of what we call Snapdragon 830 today. They will end up with two different product numbers, one being higher than the other.

Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
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Second recall is possible, but no announcement yet


Back in August, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched, reports surfaced of battery problems causing device overheating and combustion, and the company issued a global device recall after several people  experienced property loss and various minor injuries.

Appeals court overturns Samsung-Apple patent case
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That’s $120 million, thank you very much

The US court of appeals in Washington DC has re-instated a $120 million penalty against Samsung for patent infringement of Apple intellectual property.

Samsung buys Viv
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Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:48

Samsung buys Viv


From Siri's creator

Samsung has written a cheque for an AI outfit called Viv which was founded by one of Siri's co-creators.

Google's Pixel smartphones get scrutinized
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 22:56

Google's Pixel smartphones get scrutinized


Flagship price but no performance to match

Back when it appeared that Google was finally going head to head with flagship offerings from other companies, including Samsung's Galaxy smartphone or even Apple's iPhone it seems the firm has a long way to go.

USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 16:31

USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year

This year is just the beginning

A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.

Samsung set to make 10nm Qualcomm SD 830
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:52

Samsung set to make 10nm Qualcomm SD 830


High end Snapdragons

Samsung Electronics has been signed on to be the sole contract manufacturer for Qualcomm 's next high-end Snapdragon chips.