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Samsung buys SmartThings in preemptive HomeKit strike

Samsung buys SmartThings in preemptive HomeKit strike

Home automation start-up SmartThings has been snapped up by Samsung, with the South Korean firm grabbing the modular smart home specialist. The deal will see SmartThings - which offers a wireless home hub that connects to various sensors, remote sockets, light bulbs, and other components - operate as an independent company as part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center group, though it's still likely to prompt some concerns from avid fans of the firm.

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Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung may have just unveiled its "fashion-sensible" Galaxy Alpha smartphone, but working behind the scenes is a new Eynos processor to deliver unmatched power to the next generation of Samsung devices. But even if the new Exynos 5430 manages to outperform most of the leading mobile processors in the market, it still manages to draw less power than its own predecessors, thanks to the use of a new manufacturing process.

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Samsung digs into Apple at airport wall outlets

Samsung digs into Apple at airport wall outlets

This week we’re seeing Samsung extend their "wall huggers" campaign for those smartphone users who hang out around power plugs with some "wall hugger" advertisements. You may see these little signs appearing near or directly around wall outlets in airpots, showing consumers what they’re missing, so to speak.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha debuts with premium metal design

Samsung Galaxy Alpha debuts with premium metal design

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of the Galaxy Alpha, its latest Android smartphone and a distinct departure from the all-plastic design language the South Korean company has resolutely insisted on for the past several generations of handset. Just 6.7mm thick, the 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha has a metal frame with a bevelled edge that runs around its periphery, fronted by a 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display.

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Report: Samsung’s Tizen to be used in emerging markets

Report: Samsung’s Tizen to be used in emerging markets

Tizen, Samsung’s home-grown OS that was originally believed to do battle with Android, may be set to do battle on another front. Samsung has limited it to use on their wearables, like the Gear Fit and Galaxy Gear. While they’re still keen to get it onto smartphones, they might do it with devices that are a bit more comparable to wearables.

Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

A number of wearable devices have been tipped for a Samsung reveal over the next few weeks, and here we’re set to lay down the details we’ve gathered thus far. As of now, it would appear that at least one device - tentatively titled "Samsung Gear 2 Solo" will be released without the need for a smartphone companion. That’s where "Solo" comes from.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

There’s little doubt now that the device that thus far has been called Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be appearing either this Wednesday or on the 3rd of September. It’s a strange entry into the Samsung Galaxy lineup, bringing on a metal edge (similar to the Galaxy Note 4) and specifications that are similar to its slightly larger sibling, the Galaxy S5. The big difference its its smaller display - no longer 5.1-inches, but 4.7-inches instead.

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Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is about to dispense with the pleasantries. What you’re about to see is a selection of photos of what’s suggested to be the next Samsung Galaxy Note, complete with front, back, and side photos. You’ll be surprised at how little it looks like its companion, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and how similar it looks to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3.

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