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Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung recently announced the Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can pair with your smartphone and vibrate to alert you to calls and notifications. Samsung says Gear Circle users can also use the wearable device's Bluetooth connection to listen to music on their smartphone, or ...

Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

US Federal Judge Lucy Koh shot down a request from Apple to grant a permanent injunction blocking the sale of some Android-based Samsung mobile devices over pantent infringement claims. The motion was part of Apple's second patent infringement case with Samsung, and Judge Koh said the iPhone and iPad maker didn't show that ...

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

Samsung and LG Launch New Watches While Apple Waits

South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple. The devices, from LG and Samsung, suggest renewed attempts to create a smartwatch that is perhaps more fashionable than previous efforts. Samsung's Gear S features a curved screen, while ...

Samsung Unveils its first Nook Tablet: the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung Unveils its first Nook Tablet: the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung is becoming Barnes & Noble's first partner to create a Nook-branded tablet today with the unveiling and release of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The name is a mouthful, but it basically means that the tablet is a rebranded version of Samsung's existing Galaxy Tab 4 tablet — part of its low-end line — that's now ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Samsung recently debuted its new flagship phone, the Galaxy Alpha. With no press event and little fanfare, Samsung quietly took the wraps off its newest device, which features a metal case around a 4.7-inch screen, making it just smaller than the Galaxy S5. Its camera and battery fall a little shy of the Galaxy S5, too, ...

Samsung Acquires Home Automation Company SmartThings for $200 Million

Samsung Acquires Home Automation Company SmartThings for $200 Million

Samsung has bought SmartThings, the startup that makes smart-home controllers. While the companies did not disclose the price, sources said the South Korean consumer electronics giant paid about $200 million. SmartThings will continue to be run by CEO and founder Alex Hawkinson and operate independently, Samsung said. But ...

Samsung (Very Quietly) Launches its New Flagship Phone, the Galaxy Alpha

Samsung (Very Quietly) Launches its New Flagship Phone, the Galaxy Alpha

This was not the usual Samsung smartphone launch. The Galaxy Alpha, one of two high-end smartphones that Samsung has been teasing this summer, made a quiet debut early Wednesday. Samsung announced the phone in a press release posted on its website. While the Galaxy Alpha had the usual run-up of rumors and speculation ...

Samsung and Apple Drop All Legal Disputes Outside the U.S.

Samsung and Apple Drop All Legal Disputes Outside the U.S.

Apple and Samsung are making peace — at least outside the United States. In a surprise move late Tuesday, the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country. "Samsung and Apple have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States," the two companies said in a ...

Samsung’s Milk Music Now Has a Premium Plan With Unlimited Skips

Samsung’s Milk Music Now Has a Premium Plan With Unlimited Skips

Samsung's streaming internet radio service Milk has been free of advertising since its launch, though as part of a new update has added the option to pay to skip more tracks and download music to play without an internet connection. The new "premium service" runs $3.99 a month, and upgrades users from six song skips per ...

Samsung and Google Are Fighting About Tizen OS Again

Samsung and Google Are Fighting About Tizen OS Again

Google and Samsung are reportedly at odds once again. According to The Information, Google CEO Larry Page is unhappy that Samsung is pushing Tizen as its chosen smartwatch platform. Apparently joining LG in the retail launch of Android Wear wasn't enough to satisfy Page. The report describes a "tense private meeting" ...