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Samsung Internet browser for Gear VR now supports WebVR

Samsung Internet browser for Gear VR now supports WebVR

With all the coverage lavished on "proper" VR devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, it might be too easy to forget the VR headset that was already in the market way ahead of those two. Made by Samsung in partnership with Oculus, the Gear VR is almost like a poor man's VR (though the real poor man's VR would be the original Google Cardboard), lettings users experience VR more easily. Provided they have the latest Samsung smartphone, of course. Now Samsung is expanding its headset's coverage by adopting what is to be the VR standard for the Web called, what else, WebVR.

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Samsung SSD T3 Review : USB-C drive in a tiny metal package

Samsung SSD T3 Review : USB-C drive in a tiny metal package

We'd been on the lookout for a handy companion for our USB-C-toting smartphones and laptops and - what do you know? Samsung busts one out. This is the Samsung SSD T3 with USB-C, working with the same controllers and flash used in Samsung's 2.5-inch SATA SSDs, this time with a metal jacket and an appearance that's just about as slick as you're going to be able to find on the market anywhere.

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Samsung+ app gets live support chat, remote control features

Samsung+ app gets live support chat, remote control features

Smartphones are continuously getting more powerful and more sophisticated but, at the same time, they are also getting more complicated for some users. Perhaps no OEM in the Android market knows that better than Samsung. During times when friends and Google aren't of much help, Samsung's updated Samsung+ app, now in version 3.0, might hold the answer. The app now offers a variety of customer support options that could help Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners find the right answer, whatever their preferred mode of assistance may be.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 launches in India, highlights S Bike mode

Samsung Galaxy J3 launches in India, highlights S Bike mode

The Galaxy J series has become Samsung's new flag bearers for its entry-level Android smartphones. The first two members of this year's generation, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, have already debuted in China. This week, the Galaxy J3 gets its time in the limelight in India but, somewhat ironically, it might be upstaged by one of its key special features. The smartphone is equipped with an NFC chip and comes with an NFC tag that together work to activate an "S Bike" mode particular to the India market.

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Soccer legend Pele sues Samsung over lookalike ad

Soccer legend Pele sues Samsung over lookalike ad

Soccer legend Pele has filed a lawsuit against Samsung over a lookalike actor used in some of its UHD TV advertisements. The ads were run in the New York Times, and reportedly features a man who “very closely resembles” Pele, as well as a soccer player performing a move that he is well known for. The lawsuit is looking for a minimum of $30 million, and was filed recently in the U.S. District Court in Chicago.

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Galaxy S7 Wi-fi problem fixed in update

Galaxy S7 Wi-fi problem fixed in update

This week the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been updated with an OTA software kick in the pants that rectifies several Wi-fi-related problems. This update is coming to the Verizon version of the device first, it seems, somehow, miraculously, and includes Wi-fi connectivity on Marshmallow OS first and foremost. This update also fixes reported problems connecting to the web both on and off Wi-fi, "frequent data disconnections", and "problems while loading files or webpages.

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Samsung Pay mobile wallet now available in China

Samsung Pay mobile wallet now available in China

Samsung Pay fans in China can now use the mobile payment service with China UnionPay. With the service available China UnionPay customers can use their credit and debit cards with compatible Samsung smartphones to make payments on the go without digging out their credit cards. Samsung Pay is available on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 smartphone in China.

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Galaxy S7 with MediaTek Helio X20,X25 seen in Geekbench

Galaxy S7 with MediaTek Helio X20,X25 seen in Geekbench

Give or take some drama, Samsung has been known to offer variants of its flagship smartphones with Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. What Samsung has never done before, however, was offer a MediaTek variant. That might be changing if this latest sighting has any truth to it. Spotted at the Geekbench website is a variant of the Galaxy S7, bearing the model number SM-G930W8. What makes this model, or models, different is that they are noted to be running on the Helio X20 and Helio X25, Mediatek's deca-core mobile processors.

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Samsung researching fix to VR’s solitary problem

Samsung researching fix to VR’s solitary problem

When you're wearing a virtual reality headset, you're alone. Unless you're in an app where your friends appear via the web as avatars, you're all by your lonesome. This week a set of images have been delivered to SlashGear which suggest that Samsung is working on multiple methods for allowing a VR headset wearer's VR experience to be more social - physically social, allowing those in the wearer's immediate vicinity to be seen and participate in the VR experience.

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Galaxy S7 Active tipped in Samsung app changelog

Galaxy S7 Active tipped in Samsung app changelog

Back when the new hotness from Samsung was the Galaxy S6, if you wanted dust and water resistance you had to opt for the S6 Active smartphone to get either of those features. When the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge hit the market, one of the big selling points for both of those devices was that they came out of the box with dust and water resistance. That doesn't mean that there isn't a S7 Active in the works though.

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Samsung brainBAND tracks concussions in athletes

Samsung brainBAND tracks concussions in athletes

Samsung Electronics Australia has rolled out a new bit of tech called the brainBAND that is designed to help coaches and medics keep up with concussion injuries in athletes. The brainBAND is a wearable device and the prototype was developed via the Samsung Launching People program that puts a pair of researchers from different backgrounds together to see how tech can help solve challenges in society.

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Samsung announces “Quantum dot display era” with 2016 SUHD TVs

Samsung announces “Quantum dot display era” with 2016 SUHD TVs

4K UHD resolution? Curved screens? Check. Smart TV OS? Check. HDR? Check. Name the technology or feature and most likely Samsung already has a TV for it. But if you're think the Korean manufacturer has already run out of buzzwords, you might want to reconsider your position. This is Samsung after all. Announcing this year's new breed of Smart UHD TVs. Aside from the features already mentioned, this line also represents Samsung's foray into the world of Quantum Dot displays and what is bills as HDR 1000.

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