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Galaxy S7 reveals handy new Wi-fi feature

Galaxy S7 reveals handy new Wi-fi feature

This week new users of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are finding that they've got an extra option in their Mobile HotSpot settings. Instead of just being able to share their mobile internet connection, they're now able to bounce their Wi-fi connection from their smartphone to their laptop - or any other Wi-fi-enable device. What's the use of this? Why would you want to share a Wi-fi connection to a device when that device already has the ability to see a Wi-fi connection? Funny you should ask!

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Samsung’s SXSW C-Lab showcase: Hum On!, Waffle, Entrim 4D

Samsung’s SXSW C-Lab showcase: Hum On!, Waffle, Entrim 4D

At the beginning of the year, Samsung showed off a few of its employees' experimental products at CES 2016 under the company's Creative Lab, or C-Lab, program. That included a smart belt, a smart wristband, and a virtual reality "handle bar" controller. At SXSW, the company revealed a few more ideas that, if turned into actual products, could be pretty interesting. For example, the Hum On! app can turn any hum or voiced tones into a musical piece. Waffle makes social networking an even more social and collaborative process, while Entrim 4D gives VR users a sense motion delivered through their ears.

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Galaxy S7 edge iFixit teardown: just as terrible to repair

Galaxy S7 edge iFixit teardown: just as terrible to repair

Smartphones are getting more sophisticated and also more intricate. While these initially translate to a better consumer experience, down the line, after a few years or even just months of usage, it could spell trouble. Smartphones are getting harder to repair, unless you are a seasoned and trained OEM technician. The Galaxy S7 is one of the most recent examples of that. While its slightly larger cousin, the Galaxy S7 edge, is thankfully not harder to repair despite its curved edge front, it is, sadly, just as difficult as the flat-faced version.

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Seriously, don’t break your Galaxy S7 edge

Seriously, don’t break your Galaxy S7 edge

Whatever you do, don't drop your Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. That's pretty much the suggestion from teardown specialist iFixit, which took its varied collection of tiny screwdrivers, knives, and other instruments to Samsung's curved-screen smartphone and discovered that repairs are not going to be easy going.

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Galaxy S7 released for sale: everything you need to know

Galaxy S7 released for sale: everything you need to know

Today we're going to run down every little bit and piece about the Samsung Galaxy S7 that you need to know before buying. Or even considering buying. This is a big decision, after all - several hundred dollars worth of a decision you're about to make. As such, we're going to make it easy on you. If you want a fantastic phone - go for it. If that's not enough for you, by all means, behold our extensive set of informative guides and hands-on experiences.

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Galaxy S7, S7 edge launches in the US, global markets

Galaxy S7, S7 edge launches in the US, global markets

Today marks a milestone for Samsung. March 11 marks the official launch of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in key markets around the world and, at least those Europe, Singapore, Australia, and South Korea are already on their way to enjoying Samsung's latest flagship. The US, naturally, is that far behind, following a few hours later. Now starts the true litmus test of whether the initial hype and positive reviews of the Galaxy S7 siblings will translate into actual sales, not to mention profits, for Samsung.

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Galaxy S7 Marshmallow 6.0.1 update rolled out

Galaxy S7 Marshmallow 6.0.1 update rolled out

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have barely landed in market and already Samsung is pushing out updates for its flagships. Of course, that's a good thing since it ensures that the smartphones will be in their prime condition when they do hit stores and users' hands. That said, details about these updates are on the slim side, with very little information other than fixes for issues encountered in the initial batch of devices as well as a mysterious fix for the Edge Screen.

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Goldgenie Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have the Midas touch

Goldgenie Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have the Midas touch

At this point, we are all familiar with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. If you like what those phones are offering in terms of hardware and performance but want a significantly blinged up versions to grace your well-heeled pockets, you need these limited edition Goldgenie versions of the smartphones. The body of the smartphone is covered in 24k gold, rose gold or platinum at the buyers choice.

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Samsung to have pressure sensitive, Bluetooth C-Pen stylus

Samsung to have pressure sensitive, Bluetooth C-Pen stylus

Once upon a time, Samsung had two styluses. One was the ever popular S-Pen that could only be found in the company's Note line of devices. The other was a less known, almost forgotten C-Pen, which was, practically, just a Samsung-branded capacitive stylus of the rubbery stub kind. It seems that Samsung will try to revive that C-Pen but also give it a lot more powers this time around. Spotted from a retailer listing a new kind of C-Pen that toted Bluetooth connectivity and a narrower, almost ballpoint-like tip.

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Oculus creates VR Social Network with Facebook and Gear VR

Oculus creates VR Social Network with Facebook and Gear VR

It would appear that Mark Zuckerberg's word on social networking in virtual reality are coming to fruition sooner than expected. Oculus and Samsung have announced that anyone with a Samsung Gear VR (powered by Oculus) will be able to create their own profile for a new social network within the virtual realm. This system will allow users to search for friends on the platform, play social games, and create rooms in Oculus Social. Oculus Video and Facebook Video Content will also be able to be shared via Facebook.

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Galaxy S7 deals: The best price for Samsung’s flagship release

Galaxy S7 deals: The best price for Samsung’s flagship release

While almost immediately after the Samsung Galaxy S7 was revealed, we had pricing, it's quickly become apparent that carriers aren't going to leave themselves in a position to be outbid. T-Mobile, for example, is just one mobile device carrier inside the USA that's begun the war with a buy-one-get-one deal. As if the next-generation bits and pieces of the Galaxy S7 and/or Galaxy S7 Edge weren't already enough. Of course T-Mobile's situation here includes a rebate, so it's not as if you're getting a device entirely for free right out the gate. First you have to pay for it - you've also got to add a line for this deal to be able to work.

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Verizon cut Samsung Pay from Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Verizon cut Samsung Pay from Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

If your preferred carrier is Verizon and you have your heart set on owning a new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphone, one bit of Samsung tech is missing from the Verizon versions of both devices. Reports indicate that Verizon forced Samsung to remove Samsung Pay from its versions of both smartphones before it would allow them to be sold via its stores. As for why Verizon would force Samsung to remove Samsung Pay, it could be related to the fact that Verizon is a partner in Android Pay. UPDATE: Verizon responds (below).

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