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Galaxy Mega 2 has Samsung taking notes from Tab

Galaxy Mega 2 has Samsung taking notes from Tab

The Galaxy Mega 2 is well on its way to market, it would seem, as a leak suggests the second wave of massive smartphones make their way to the mid-range. This device line appears to play second fiddle to the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5, the same as its predecessors did to the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4, coming in with specifications well under its siblings.

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Galaxy Note 4 pictured with curved edges: not so much

Galaxy Note 4 pictured with curved edges: not so much

This week a number of publications are showing off a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept that they believe is real. Expect that they’ll be fixed and updated by the end of the day, because this machine is not real. It is instead a conceptual work of design created by a fellow by the name of Ivo Maric back in May of this year.

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SmartThings Review: Living in the Smart Home

SmartThings Review: Living in the Smart Home

Prepare to hear a lot more about SmartThings. Kickstarter success turned Samsung acquisition, the smart home startup isn't the only DIY approach to home automation and security out there, but it may well end up being one of the best funded. SmartThings' mantra is one of openness, aiming to work with as many third-party components as possible rather than lock users into a closed platform. Admirable, but it could easily add up to confusion; I've been living the SmartThings life for the past six months to see whether it works.

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B&N borrows Amazon’s playbook for Galaxy Tab 4 Nook teaser

B&N borrows Amazon’s playbook for Galaxy Tab 4 Nook teaser

Barnes & Noble wants you to know that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet is enough to get existing Nook owners excited; whether that's enough to turn the company's struggling ebook fortunes around remains to be seen. Samsung outed the new slate - which it designed itself, but which bears B&N's Nook branding - back in June, and now the bookseller is trying to build the prelaunch hype, taking a page out of Amazon's book in the process.

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Samsung buys SmartThings in preemptive HomeKit strike

Samsung buys SmartThings in preemptive HomeKit strike

Home automation start-up SmartThings has been snapped up by Samsung, with the South Korean firm grabbing the modular smart home specialist. The deal will see SmartThings - which offers a wireless home hub that connects to various sensors, remote sockets, light bulbs, and other components - operate as an independent company as part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center group, though it's still likely to prompt some concerns from avid fans of the firm.

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Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung Exynos 5430 promises more power at not extra cost

Samsung may have just unveiled its "fashion-sensible" Galaxy Alpha smartphone, but working behind the scenes is a new Eynos processor to deliver unmatched power to the next generation of Samsung devices. But even if the new Exynos 5430 manages to outperform most of the leading mobile processors in the market, it still manages to draw less power than its own predecessors, thanks to the use of a new manufacturing process.

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Samsung digs into Apple at airport wall outlets

Samsung digs into Apple at airport wall outlets

This week we’re seeing Samsung extend their "wall huggers" campaign for those smartphone users who hang out around power plugs with some "wall hugger" advertisements. You may see these little signs appearing near or directly around wall outlets in airpots, showing consumers what they’re missing, so to speak.

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