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Samsung Gear Live Review: Goodbye Tizen, hello Android Wear

Samsung Gear Live Review: Goodbye Tizen, hello Android Wear

Samsung isn't short on smartwatches right now, but it couldn't resist adding another to the roster with Android Wear, Google's play for the wearable space. Launching alongside LG's G Watch, the Samsung Gear Live borrows heavily from the Tizen-powered Gear 2 Neo, though with some Google Now sparkle thrown in too. I've reviewed Android Wear in full separately, so this review will focus on the Gear Live's own particular abilities and issues.

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Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 teased by Google

Google Play Edition Galaxy S5 teased by Google

With a black background and very little detail to be had, Google has made clear that they’re about to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Google Play Edition colors. This device will be white from the start, readying itself for release right alongside the already-released Google Play Edition HTC One (M8).

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Samsung’s 2014 labor report is out: Missing goggles but no child workers

Samsung’s 2014 labor report is out: Missing goggles but no child workers

Samsung continues to face struggles to ensure safe working conditions for its suppliers, with a new sustainability report for 2014 revealing ongoing labor issues in China including overworked staff and missing protective equipment, though no signs of child workers. The report, which also covers Samsung's efforts to develop more efficient and economical products, took results from third-party audits of 100 Chinese suppliers, and the results aren't entirely good.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

The Galaxy S5 family is finally complete. After the premium Galaxy S5 flagship itself, the sturdy Galaxy S5 Active, and the photographic Galaxy K Zoom, now it's the turn of the mini flagship to take center stage. But while the Galaxy S5 mini does give justice to the word, it still boasts of almost the same premium features as its bigger siblings, including IP67 rating, a fingerprint sensor, and even the same perforated skin.

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Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung 850 Pro is the first 3D V-NAND SSD

Samsung might now be more popular for mobile devices but it also makes some pretty impressive data storage drives. Hoping to further improve that impression, the company has just launched its latest SSD, the 850 Pro. Though the speeds that Samsung reports might be on par with other high-end drives in the market, the real differentiating factor of the 850 Pro is the use of what Samsung calls 3D V-NAND technology.

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Galaxy S5 Mini tipped launching with Core II, Ace 4, Young 2, and Star 2

Galaxy S5 Mini tipped launching with Core II, Ace 4, Young 2, and Star 2

Samsung has opened the floodgates for tiny versions of the Galaxy S5 this week with a number of smartphones that replicate this generation’s abilities. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini we’ll have what replicates the full-sized S5 the most in a 720p 4.5-inch display, Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (3470) processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. This tinier device will look extremely similar to its larger cousin, and will be launching around the world near the middle of July.

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Why I’m Waiting for the Moto 360 (and You Should, Too)

Why I’m Waiting for the Moto 360 (and You Should, Too)

At the Google I/O conference this week, the search company showed off Android Wear, the latest Android iteration and the technology that it hopes, will carry it to the top of the wearable marketplace. To help it get the platform there, Google has enlisted the help of three companies – Samsung, Motorola, and LG. All three of the firms have built hardware, but two of the companies – LG and Samsung – are actually offering their products right now.

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Samsung will create special ‘services’ for Android Wear

Samsung will create special ‘services’ for Android Wear

Android Wear has three devices right now: The Moto 360, the LG G Watch, and Samsung Gear Live. Two of those, the G Watch and Moto 360, have been working with Android Wear as reference devices. The Gear Live is a “late” comer to Android Wear, and Samsung will duplicate their Android smartphone and tablet efforts on the wearable, it seems.

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