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Samsung Notebook 9 13.3 and 15 hands-on: MacBook killer contenders

Samsung Notebook 9 13.3 and 15 hands-on: MacBook killer contenders

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed their Notebook 9 line in both 13.3-inch and 15-inch models. Today we're having a look at both of these devices, while we wait for a third model - a Notebook 9 13.3-inch model with Windows Professional - coming in early 2016. Both of these notebooks will be available very soon as well, within that same launch window (early 2016). Both of these first notebooks roll with Windows 10 right out of the box.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 video shows detailed simplicity

Samsung Galaxy S7 video shows detailed simplicity

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to appear in a video made with specifications of a machine that won't be released for several weeks at least. This device being shown is a rendering - not a real release-ready device, but a 3D model made with details taken from what the designer implies are case-maker models. This would mean that the exact look may be different, but the basics would be all here, ready to show themselves to you in from all angles with ease.

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Samsung’s new SSD T3 employs USB-C

Samsung’s new SSD T3 employs USB-C

This week Samsung has revealed a brand new external SSD made for portability and future-proofing your data. The body of this portable piece of storage is a dark gray and silver, and inside you'll roll with the same controllers and flash used in Samsung's 2.5-inch SATA SSDs. This is the successor to the Portable SSD T1 (with a 3, as strange as that may be), and the biggest changes are a switch to USB-C (instead of USB 3 Type B), and a switch from plastic to metal.

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Samsung made a huge fridge with a touchscreen & cameras

Samsung made a huge fridge with a touchscreen & cameras

With CES 2016 officially kicking off today, Samsung hasn't wasted any time to release official images of one of its new products: the "Family Hub" smart refrigerator. Details are still slim at this point — although we'll surely hear more once we hit the show floor — but we do know the fridge comes sporting a touchscreen display larger than most tablets, along with several cameras on the inside. What could a huge screen and cameras do to improve a refrigerator? Well, for starters, users don't need to open the door to see what's inside.

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Samsung’s new Smart Hub, Control remote is all about unity

Samsung’s new Smart Hub, Control remote is all about unity

A tech savvy homeowner would probably 2 to 3 sources of video content attached to their smart TVs. Plus one more if she or he happens to be a gamer as well. Surfing between these different sources and controlling these different devices can be an exercise not only in patience but also in memory and finger calisthenics. But we live in a modern world where the problem of too many devices can be solved by yet another device or app. Which is why Samsung is coming to the rescue with the new Smart Hub interface and Smart Control remote for its smart TVs to have one platform, or device, to rule them all.

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Samsung squeezes Dolby Atmos into slim CES soundbar

Samsung squeezes Dolby Atmos into slim CES soundbar

Samsung has baked Dolby Atmos into its latest soundbar, kicking off CES 2016 with a fresh batch of music and movie focused audio tech. The HW-K950 Soundbar is Samsung's first model to include the Dolby "overhead surround" system, not to mention the first soundbar on the market to include a set of Atmos-compatible wireless rear speakers.

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Samsung 2016 Smart TVs get PlayStation Now game streaming

Samsung 2016 Smart TVs get PlayStation Now game streaming

Following the earlier news that Samsung will be improving its 2016 smart TV lineup with GAIA security and smart home connectivity, it seems gaming will be another category they look to excel in. The South Korean manufacturer has announced that it will be showcasing new smart TVs featuring PlayStation Now support at CES 2016 next week, allowing users to stream console-quality games directly to their television.

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Samsung Creative Lab to demo three concepts at CES 2016

Samsung Creative Lab to demo three concepts at CES 2016

Some of the world's best products are conceived not by the top brass but by employees who are given some amount of freedom to let their creative juices flow. That is why many tech companies, most notably Google, allow for some time or space to let their employees toy around with ideas that can be turned into products. For Samsung, that is the role of the Creative Lab, founded in 2012, which will be showcasing three of their ongoing projects at CES 2016 to gauge their viability and reception, as well as gather feedback and maybe even some wild new ideas.

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Apple’s OLED screens for iPhones to come from Samsung, LG

Apple’s OLED screens for iPhones to come from Samsung, LG

The mobile world is sometimes a funny one. The coined word "frenemies" seems to be perfect to describe some of the relationships here. Sometimes vicious rivals in public can actually be partners and suppliers in private. Take for example this latest rumor about Apple's 2018 iPhones, which in turn are rumored to finally switch to OLED displays. Those panels are now said to be provided by two Korean manufacturers, namely LG and Samsung, the latter of whom is Apple's sword rival in the smartphone biz.

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Galaxy Note 5 placed at #3 in DxOMark’s ranking

Galaxy Note 5 placed at #3 in DxOMark’s ranking

The year is nearly done, but DxOMark isn't yet. Before 2015 ends and before a whole batch floods the scene, it is trying to dot all it's i's and cross its t's for this year's generation of smartphones and their cameras. One of the last to receive a good and thorough testing is Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 phablet. But as they say, "last but definitely not least", as Samsung's stylus toting Android smartphone gets an overall score of 86, landing in third spot and just a point behind the top dogs Galaxy S6 edge+ and Sony Xperia Z5.

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