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Samsung Gear S3 hands-on: Samsung Pay, LTE, rugged smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 hands-on: Samsung Pay, LTE, rugged smartwatch

If you've got a Galaxy Note 7 in your pocket then the perfect accompaniment is a Samsung Gear S3 on your wrist, at least that's the argument the smartphone behemoth is making ahead of the Apple Watch 2. Launched at IFA 2016 today, the Gear S3 builds on Samsung's earlier Tizen wearables with a more distinctive and tougher design, the option of integrated LTE connectivity, and the convenience of Samsung Pay to leave your purse or wallet (and, for that matter, your Galaxy phone) at home.

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Samsung spin-off launches a finger-phone strap

Samsung spin-off launches a finger-phone strap

A team of Samsung employees has spun off a company by the name of Innomdle Lab with a device by the name of Sgnl. Sgnl is a watch strap that allows a smartwatch to become a phone - sort of. This device connects physically to a watch - any watch, really - and uses Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone. That smartphone then sends sound to the strap, which sends sound through the user's fingertip directly into their ear.

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Galaxy Note 7 survives falling 100ft in a block of ice

Galaxy Note 7 survives falling 100ft in a block of ice

The Galaxy Note 7 is a beautiful phone, but some have questioned its durability. So-called torture tests are nothing new, and Samsung's latest handset has already been subjected to many of them. This latest torture test, though, is a bit different: someone frozen the phone in a block of ice, then dropped it off the top of a parking garage onto the concrete ground below. Spoiler alert: the phone makes it.

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Galaxy TabPro S2 Windows 10 tablet said to be in the works

Galaxy TabPro S2 Windows 10 tablet said to be in the works

When it comes to tablets, Samsung is more known for putting out Android slates more than anything. But early this year, it challenged that perception by unveiling the, perhaps poorly-named, Galaxy TabPro S. Despite the “Galaxy” in the name, it was unabashedly a Windows 10 tablet, one that aimed to rival not just the Apple iPad Pro but even Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 4. Receiving a moderate amount of success, word on the rumor mill is that Samsung is already working on a successor named, what else, the Galaxy TabPro S2. Yes, still a “Galaxy”.

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First impressions with Samsung’s newest curved gaming displays

First impressions with Samsung’s newest curved gaming displays

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed two new gaming monitors, both curved, both top notch. These devices go by the name of CFG70 and CF791, the former coming in 24-inch and 27-inch models, the latter coming in a 34-inch model. All models roll will AMD's own FreeSync Technology, able to synchronize screen refresh rates in concert with user's AMD graphics cards.

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Samsung HW-K950 and HW-K850 sound bars rock Dolby Atmos

Samsung HW-K950 and HW-K850 sound bars rock Dolby Atmos

Samsung has unveiled a pair of new soundbars that are designed to bring big theater sound into your home. The sound bars include the HW-K950 and the HW-K850 and both of the soundbars feature Dolby Atmos technology inside. Samsung says that the HW-K950 is the world's first 5.1.4 playback system with 15 speakers including upward-firing Dolby Atmos enabled speakers found in the front soundbar and two wireless rear speakers.

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Samsung Gear S2, Fit 2 iOS support is now in beta testing

Samsung Gear S2, Fit 2 iOS support is now in beta testing

In little less than a week, Samsung is expected to unveil its next gen smartwatch the Gear S3. But before it takes the throne, it seems that Samsung will be giving the Gear S2 generation one last hurrah. In South Korea, it has started a beta program for testing iOS support for the Gear S2 smartwatch as well as the newer Gear Fit 2 fitness wearable, signifying the long-awaited iPhone support for Samsung’s wearable devices.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge ‘Pink Gold’ option heading to US

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge ‘Pink Gold’ option heading to US

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in a new ‘Pink Gold’ color will be launching in the United States in coming days, the company has announced. The new color will be a Best Buy exclusive, and will be Samsung’s answer to Apple’s reasonably popular Rose Gold iPhones. As a little extra incentive to get the new color into owners' hands, Best Buy will be giving customers who both buy and activate the device a $150 Best Buy gift card.

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High Galaxy Note 7 demand leads to delays in some regions

High Galaxy Note 7 demand leads to delays in some regions

Expectations for Galaxy Note 7 sales were high, and it would appear that the phone has managed to exceed them. According to Samsung, the number of pre-orders has been so overwhelming that the company is now forced to delay the phone in some regions where it has yet to launch. That's definitely a problem, but as far as problems go, this is one of the better ones to have.

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Samsung Pay apparently just turned one year old

Samsung Pay apparently just turned one year old

It definitely doesn’t feel like it, especially for users in the US, but Samsung has just triumphantly announced that its mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, has just reached its first birthday. Of course, it was launched first in South Korea and took a few months before spreading out to other markets like the US. Within that time, Samsung boasts that it has already made nearly 100 million transactions in its seven current countries, which is no small feat considering who Samsung Pay is up against.

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Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone gets official in India

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone gets official in India

Yesterday we talked a bit about the Samsung Z2 smartphone and how it was tipped to launch this month. That tip has proven accurate with Samsung officially launching the Tizen-powered Z2 in India today. Samsung says that the Z2 is its first 4G enabled Tizen-powered smartphone aimed at the user transitioning from a feature phone to their first smartphone.

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Samsung Scoop Bluetooth speaker crosses FCC

Samsung Scoop Bluetooth speaker crosses FCC

A new portable Bluetooth speaker has been spied making its way through the FCC for certifications. The speaker clearly states that it is a Samsung product on the bottom and it has the name Scoop stamped across the top of the backside as well. Samsung has clearly put time and effort into making the portable device very stylish.

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