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Samsung Keeps Chemicals Secret, Resulting in Over 70 Deaths at South Korean Plant

Posted on September 1st, 2016.

Globally speaking, the electronics we enjoy in the west seem to have a severe and sometimes fatal impact on humans in other countries. The suicide epidemic at China’s Foxconn, then Apple’s Taiwanese partner’s recent trouble for involuntary, illegal overtime, and now, in the most recent example, the actual death of over 70 employees at...

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Cybersecurity

Samsung Files Patent for Biometric Security in Wearable Devices

Posted on February 6th, 2016.

Fingerprint scanners are only starting to be adopted in personal devices – particularly smartphones – around the world. However, a patent filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals that Samsung is looking at an advanced biometric system that authenticates by sensing a user’s vein structure (!) and pulse that...

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Samsung Will Make Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Chips With Enhanced Malware Detection

Posted on January 14th, 2016.

Samsung Electronics will make the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 mobile processors, raising speculation the chips could find their way into the South Korean giant’s smartphones, according to Computerworld.com. Samsung has begun producing logic chips using the 14-nonometer Low-Power Plus (LPP) process that it also uses for its Exynos 8 Octa...

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Samsung Promises 3-Layer Security-Enabled Smart TVs While Trumpeting IoT Future

Posted on January 4th, 2016.

Electronics supergiant Samsung Electronics has announced a new security software suite that will protect its upcoming slate of Smart TVs. The highlight is its three-layered security protocol system that Samsung says will bring a much-needed boost to internet enabled devices beyond the Smart TV. The new 2016 line-up of Tizen-based Smart...

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Samsung Enters New Market With Pre-Ordering of Gear VR

Posted on November 11th, 2015.

The new Samsung Gear VR looks futuristic. It is not the first of its kind, but it is the first consumer-focused VR headset, which requires the user to insert a preferably Samsung brand smartphone to do virtual reality. The headset is powered by Oculus, the VR company dominating the space. The headset only costs $100, so it appears to be...

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Space

Samsung Research Exec Proposes Huge Satellite Internet Constellation

Posted on August 19th, 2015.

A new paper from Farooq Khan, President of Samsung R&D America in Dallas, Texas, proposes a constellation of Samsung satellites orbiting the Earth, providing unlimited mobile internet worldwide, ExtremeTech reports.

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Samsung Loses 8% in Profits

Posted on July 31st, 2015.

On the heels of news that Apple is eating up around 92% of all profits in the entire smartphone market, Samsung has announced that its profits are down 8% from this time last year. The company released the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in March. The company’s earnings of $4.9 billion are significantly short of predicted earnings, by around...

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Bugs

Samsung and Oppo Facing Phone Bloatware Charges in China

Posted on July 6th, 2015.

Samsung and a Chinese vendor, Oppo, were accused in a Shanghai court Monday of putting malicious software onto its smartphones, such that it made the phones perform sub-optimally, and furthermore made it impossible for phone owners to effectively remove the “bloatware.” The case being brought against the manufacturer is a...

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Gaming

Samsung Ventures Backs Fove Virtual Reality Headset

Posted on June 29th, 2015.

Fove is on a mission to unlock the essence of Virtual Reality. The eye-tracking headset reached it’s Kickstarter goal 72 hours after its campaign was launched. Samsung Ventures Japan committed additional funding to add extra functionality to the product. Fove is equipped with infrared cameras that read subtle eye movements. The...

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Communication

Samsung: Do Not Discuss Sensitive Data in Front of Your TV, We Might Record It

Posted on February 12th, 2015.

People agree to so many terms and conditions that it’s almost ridiculous to read, truly, through all the fine print. It’s unfortunate, and also ridiculous, that Samsung decided to include a term so Orwellian in design in their recent privacy policy for their Smart TVs.

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CES 2015 By the Numbers: Statistics From One of the Largest Technology Conferences in the United States

Posted on January 13th, 2015.

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) always brings attention to the tech industry. Down the Las Vegas streets, everyone seems to be embracing technology in one form or another, from Bitcoin ATMs to self-driving cars. Inside the conference room, thousands of people are packed in visiting booths while talking devices and watching...

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Samsung Smart TVs Will All Run the Open-Source Tizen Operating System

Posted on January 8th, 2015.

Samsung announced today that they were actively trying to redefine the entire TV experience by incorporating their new Tizen operating system into all their new smart TVs.

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Samsung Smart TVs Will Be Able To Play Playstation Games Without a Playstation Soon

Posted on January 5th, 2015.

Sony and Samsung have recently announced that the PlayStation Now game service will launch on certain Samsung smart TVs in early 2015 in the U.S. and Canada. Owners of select models of Samsung TVs will be able to stream PlayStation games on their TVs without owning a PlayStation console.