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Wearables market booming: ease of use leads the way

Wearables market booming: ease of use leads the way

In the oncoming war of the wearable device, it’s usability, not their power or aesthetics, that will drive the market. While Samsung releases three new smartwatch devices this season with full-functioning operating systems and Sony releases a sports band that’s just about as simple as a wearable device can be, it’s clear that we’ll be seeing a full spectrum. But what drives the successful machine? Besides advertising dollars, that is.

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Samsung Gear Fit: 5 things we love (and one we hate)

Samsung Gear Fit: 5 things we love (and one we hate)

Samsung's Gear Fit and Galaxy S5 are here, promising a brace of new features and a reboot to the South Korean company's wearables strategy. Our full reviews of both are well underway, but as it's perhaps the more unusual of the two devices, we thought we'd share some of the highlights from the Gear Fit that have caught our eye. Read on for five things about the Gear Fit we love, and one early frustration.

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Galaxy S5 Teardown reveals display-level barrier

Galaxy S5 Teardown reveals display-level barrier

It’s not the water and dust resistance that’s holding back the repairability of the Samsung Galaxy S5, that’s for certain. Instead it would appear that this device has Samsung seeking to fuse its components together, so to speak, with access given to the battery - very user friendly - otherwise keeping everything under lock and key. This device is far less repairable than its predecessor.

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This is how Samsung will sell you the Galaxy S5

This is how Samsung will sell you the Galaxy S5

Samsung's first TV commercial for the Galaxy S5 has been revealed today, ahead of the smartphone's US release later this month. The video - which uses the tagline "meaningful innovation begins when inspired by what matters to you" - focuses on the key hardware features of the Android smartphone, like its 5.1-inch display and heart-rate sensor, though lacks the personality of previous Samsung ads.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review Roundup

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review Roundup

It’s time for a set of early reviews for Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5. This device was introduced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2014 where we also got to get some hands-on time with the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit smart wearables. Now the Galaxy S5 is headed for stores - or is already in stores - across the United States.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style aims at the low-end market

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style aims at the low-end market

Samsung rolled out its budget smartphone called the Galaxy Ace Style in Germany originally and that device hadn’t been seen outside that country. The smartphone is now ready to roll out to other countries and is aiming right at the shopper on a budget. The Ace Style runs Android 4.4 KitKat for the operating system and since it is a budget offering, the specifications are modest.

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Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

Samsung Gear Solo detailed with mobile data

It would appear that the Samsung Gear smartwatch was only a smartphone-reliant device for a limited time - this week a new unit is appearing in tips from South Korea with a USIM inside. This means that users will be able to connect to the web with their USIM (think SIM-card on the other side of the sea) through the watch without needing a smartphone for web. This connectivity would be tested in the Asian market before it was released worldwide, similar to what we’ve seen with the curved Galaxy Smartphone from 2013.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 hits pre-orders in two sizes

Samsung Chromebook 2 hits pre-orders in two sizes

It’s time for Samsung’s push of their newest wave of Chromebooks in the devices known as "Chromebook 2." Despite the simple name, these devices are hardly small potatoes, coming in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch display sizes with HD and Full HD resolutions and LED technology. Both devices work with light chassis, 16GB of storage, and 4GB RAM as well.

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