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DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S7 is top OLED dog, better brightness

DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S7 is top OLED dog, better brightness

Each release of a new flagship smartphone is always a race to get the highest scores on independent benchmarks, whether it be for the camera or, in this case, the display. DisplayMate has been singing Samsung's praises for a few years now, so it is not surprising that the Galaxy S7 is once again at the top of the list. And while, at first glance, the Galaxy S7 might seem to have the same 5.1-inch QHD display as the Galaxy S6 before it, it's the subtle improvements, especially in brightness and contrast, that make all the difference in DisplayMate's world.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on [How to VR]

Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on [How to VR]

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is important to the VR-loving public for several reasons. First - it's a device that's made with VR in mind. The first wave is being released with a free Gear VR headset. Second - because it's ushering in a new age in the virtual reality market. An age in which virtual reality isn't just something that's on the horizon. An age when VR isn't only here, ready to experience - VR is here for you to capture and share, as well.

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Samsung printers get Amazon Dash Replenishment features

Samsung printers get Amazon Dash Replenishment features

It's an all-too-common problem. You've got something very important that you need to print out, and you're in a hurry. The printer kicks on and starts going through its motions. And after a few minutes of kicking around, it finally tells you that you're out of ink. Now you have to run to the store to get a replacement, and you're already behind schedule. Sound familiar? Well, this may soon be a problem of the past.

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How Samsung plans to take over your car (and maybe save you money)

How Samsung plans to take over your car (and maybe save you money)

Samsung isn't the first company to embrace the smart car concept, but it's certainly among those with the deepest pockets. The new Samsung Connect Auto platform starts out with a nondescript dongle that plugs in underneath your dashboard, but the implications - both for your everyday use of the car, and potentially for how much you're paying in insurance - are much further reaching.

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Galaxy S7 to hit 60 countries on March 11

Galaxy S7 to hit 60 countries on March 11

Samsung smartphone fans are glad to know the details on the long leaked and anticipated Galaxy S7 smartphone. We know about the hardware inside the device, what it will cost on major networks in the US, and now we know when the smartphone will go on sale in 60 countries around the world. That on sale date is March 11 and Samsung is expecting big things from the Galaxy S7 when it launches.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 puts the pedal to the metal on gaming, Vulkan

Samsung Galaxy S7 puts the pedal to the metal on gaming, Vulkan

Smartphones these days, especially high-end ones, are so powerful that they can be used for more than just productivity and social chit chat. Gaming usually brings out the best and worst of devices, pushing hardware and user patience to their limits. With the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, perhaps the most powerful Android smartphones in the market today, you might not have to lose your hair in frustration. From hardware to software to accessories, Samsung almost seems to have designed its latest flagships to make mobile gaming a walk in the park.

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Galaxy S7 gets an unboxing in water, a teardown in Russia

Galaxy S7 gets an unboxing in water, a teardown in Russia

It's not unusual for new smartphones to get a teardown at one point or another, but the speed at which they happen is somewhat unprecedented. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were just announced, not even launched, Sunday and now someone in Russia has already torn it apart piece by piece. But before you can go through a smartphone, you have to go through its box first. And what better way to unbox a waterproof device than under water, which is exactly what T-Mobile just did.

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Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S: basic war of looks

Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S: basic war of looks

This week we've had the opportunity to put the Samsung Galaxy S7 up close to the iPhone 6S. Just in time for the very brief period of time in which the device's names don't match. As we discussed previously, it's quite possible that this round will be Samsung's - from what we're looking at here, there's more than a couple reasons to believe that to be true. The raw specifications are here as well - see how similar the two seem on the surface.

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Mark Zuckerberg embodies VR’s single biggest issue

Mark Zuckerberg embodies VR’s single biggest issue

It wasn't what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this week at the Samsung Galaxy S7 press conference. It was what he didn't say. It was the photo you're about to see. It was the future he intends to build with Samsung, with Oculus, and with the eyes and ears of millions of users. Once the following image was released, it was clear: we were part of a new age. Social interaction with a headset on. Maybe not an age you're going to want to be a part of.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 tiny facts: Camera Bump, Rubbery Gasket, Battery

Samsung Galaxy S7 tiny facts: Camera Bump, Rubbery Gasket, Battery

Three tiny facts have popped up in the last day for the Samsung Galaxy S7 which you should be aware of. You, the user, the person who may or may not be picking this device up when it's released early this year. These facts have to do with the hardware, primarily, centering in on the changes the company has made since the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6. This version of the device has a smaller camera bump, for example - but not without its tradeoff.

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Galaxy S7 enlists Whitepages for Caller, Spam ID

Galaxy S7 enlists Whitepages for Caller, Spam ID

While most smartphones these days are probably used for anything but voice calls, there are still a good number of them that do make, and more importantly, receive such interactions. Sadly, A lot of those calls are also of the shady type, from telemarketers annoying you with their latest promos to scam artists trying to detach you from your hard earned cash. Good thing then that Samsung's latest Galaxy S7 flagship will come with a smarter phone app, courtesy of Whitepages, that can identify callers, both the good and the bad, and even help you find the nearest pizza joint to call.

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Zuckerberg at Samsung UNPACKED: VR is the next social

Zuckerberg at Samsung UNPACKED: VR is the next social

It isn't unusual for Samsung to summon experts and giant personalities on stage to help it market its newest smartphones. But when it comes to its VR products, it needed a stronger push. When it first unveiled the Gear VR, it had game development luminary John Carmack of DOOM fame make the tech spiel. This year, Carmack's boss is the one doing the talking. At Samsung's UNPACKED event at MWC 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on stage not only to "sell" the Gear VR, which was made together with Oculus, but to emphasize the connection between Facebook and this new VR hype.

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