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Apple discourages SC from hearing Samsung’s patent review case

Apple discourages SC from hearing Samsung’s patent review case

Apple has finally and formally reacted to Samsung's attempt to bring the patent tug of war between the two companies to the US Supreme Court. In an opposition brief filed by Apple's lawyers, Cupertino tries to dissuade the court from even giving Samsung's case the time of day. It's main argument is that despite the seemingly high-profile nature of the case and the half a dozen or so amici briefs filed in support, the matter is "legally unexceptional". Apple, however, might be facing a more difficult time proving that.

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Samsung Galaxy S II gets the Marshmallow treatment

Samsung Galaxy S II gets the Marshmallow treatment

People love to have the latest and greatest gadgets. If your phone is more than a year or two old, you might as well just throw it out, right? Actually, many phones still keep working long after the manufacturer stops supporting them. In fact, if you have an old Samsung Galaxy S II that you're still using, you can get a surprising new update for it.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 camera details: bettering the best

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera details: bettering the best

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are likely headed toward a full reveal on the 21st of February, complete with a new set of cameras. Today we're having a peek at some of Samsung's newest in camera technology - mobile technology, that is to say - revealed in part all the way back in November. This camera tech will make the next Galaxy smartphone's camera powerful in all conditions. Not just outdoors. Not just in high lighting conditions. All places.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 pricing to hit a two-tone two-tier system

Samsung Galaxy S7 pricing to hit a two-tone two-tier system

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and its closest partner, the Galaxy S7 Edge (shh, it's a plus), are set to be revealed on the 21st of February. While Samsung itself has not guaranteed the reveal of both of these devices, we've hit the point of no return when it comes from tips from multiple anonymous sources from around the globe. Today we'll be discussing pricing on these devices - the both of them.

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Leaked Galaxy S7 screenshots offer glimpse at battery life

Leaked Galaxy S7 screenshots offer glimpse at battery life

Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone are flying hot and heavy right now. Samsung is holding its Unpacked event on February 21 and at the event, the Galaxy S7 is expected to get official. Today some new screen shots leaked from a Russian Galaxy S7 device that claim to show battery life.

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VR Curation or: How to Avoid Another Google Glass

VR Curation or: How to Avoid Another Google Glass

As Virtual Reality headsets become available to the public, we've set out to address the many issues that come with launching a platform. Not just a platform - not just hardware - but a whole ecosystem of pieces of hardware AND software. Developers and users, manufacturers and social participants. There's a lot at stake here - and a lot of people with their livelihoods on the line. What's it going to take to keep this environment in order? Curation!

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Galaxy S7 Edge name turns up on Samsung website

Galaxy S7 Edge name turns up on Samsung website

With all the rumors flying about the Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 smartphones, a confirmation of sorts has reportedly happened by Samsung. The image above comes from a Samsung website where the Edge Screen Style is confirmed to be for the S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, and S7 Edge.

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Galaxy Tab E family tipped to head to US in 2016

Galaxy Tab E family tipped to head to US in 2016

Fans of Samsung tablets that were a bit jealous of the Galaxy Tab E 8.0 that launched in Taiwan recently will be glad to hear that the entire Galaxy E family is heading to the US. Right now we don't know exactly when the tablets will arrive in the States, all we know is that it will happen later this year. The arrival of these tablets in the US isn't official from Samsung just yet.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 back isn’t flat, and neither is the camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 back isn’t flat, and neither is the camera

Samsung has already confirmed that it will have an Unpacked event on the 21st of February, which we take to mean an unveiling of the Galaxy S7, among other things. So there's really nothing else to do but wait. Or while the time with even more leaks and rumors. The Galaxy S7, to be honest, has all but been leaked to death, but finer details are still cropping up here and there. Take for example this latest schematic showing off the smartphone's non-flat rear, both in terms of design and in terms of the camera hump.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release date, price, specs, features to boost software stronghold

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date, price, specs, features to boost software stronghold

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge models suggest that the company will stick with model sizes that developers need not change for. After years of changing the innards and outsides of the Samsung Galaxy hero smartphone lineup, Samsung appears to have stuck with what works - and, in the process, they're about to create an environment that's strong enough for developers to invest time and effort into the platform. As it is with Apple's iPhones and their rarely-changing display densities, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will follow the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Plus' leads.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release tipped with Gear 360 spherical cam

Samsung Galaxy S7 release tipped with Gear 360 spherical cam

Samsung is reported to be revealing not only their Samsung Galaxy S7 hero phone, but a spherical, VR-friendly camera called Gear 360. This device, the Samsung Gear 360, has been teased as quite akin to what we've reported under a different name late last year: DUO PIXEL. That device, we'd gathered, would work somewhat like the Ricoh Theta camera, capturing two photos or two videos at once, combining them to create one spherical piece of media.

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Samsung teams with Adblock Fast to stop ads on its mobile browser

Samsung teams with Adblock Fast to stop ads on its mobile browser

Some ads are more annoying than others are and that has led many web users to run ad blockers that stop them from having to look at ads. Apple has already added an adblocking API to iOS and now Samsung is following with a similar ad blocking service. Samsung has teamed with Adblock Fast and is rolling out an ad blocker to users via an OTA update.

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