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There’s a new Samsung Gear VR to play nice with Note 7

There’s a new Samsung Gear VR to play nice with Note 7

Samsung isn't just launching a new phablet today, but introducing an updated version of its Gear VR virtual reality headset, complete with a new connector and a more immersive experience. The new Gear VR picks up where the existing, Oculus-powered model leaves off, with the Android smartphone docking in a bay at the front and lending its processing power and display to 360-degree photos and videos along with games and apps.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hands-on: S Pen meets S7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hands-on: S Pen meets S7

Samsung invented the phablet and it's not wiling to let go of the reins, with the Galaxy Note 7 the latest in its pen-enabled series of super-sized Android smartphones. Debuting in New York City today, the Note 7 builds on it's predecessor with a sleeker, more hand-friendly design, refining the software in the process, and borrowing heavily from the best-selling Galaxy S7. I spent some time with the new flagship ahead of today's launch, and discovered that there's more to the Note 7 than first meets the eye.

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Galaxy S7 Edge was the most popular Android phone for first half of 2016

Galaxy S7 Edge was the most popular Android phone for first half of 2016

It's a big day for Samsung, as the company is gearing up to officially reveal the Galaxy Note 7 in just a little while. That isn't the only reason Samsung will want to celebrate today, as Strategy Analytics is reporting that the Galaxy S7 Edge was the most popular Android phone on a global basis in the first half of 2016. With a market as crowded as the one for Android, that's no small achievement, even for a company as big as Samsung.

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Samsung Gear S3 tipped for barometer and altimeter

Samsung Gear S3 tipped for barometer and altimeter

Details are slowly starting to leak out about the next smartwatch from Samsung, rumor has it that the device will be called the Gear S3 and it will be round like the version before. The new smartwatch is expected to launch in September at IFA 2016. Ahead of that launch, a new rumor claims to confirm some of the features that the S3 will offer.

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IDC: Worldwide tablet shipments continued to decline in Q2 2016

IDC: Worldwide tablet shipments continued to decline in Q2 2016

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released a new report with preliminary data that shows tablet shipments around the world continuing to fall. This continues a trend we've seen in quite a few previous quarters, with tablet shipments dropping year-over-year as prospective buyers continue to either opt for detachable form factors over the more traditional slate form or wait on their tablet purchase altogether.

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Galaxy Note 7 release day details: photos and specs we expect

Galaxy Note 7 release day details: photos and specs we expect

Today is the last day before the final reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a device we've been investigating for weeks (and even months). This is the bigger relative of the Samsung Galaxy S7, this time coming with the Galaxy Note's own S Pen, a high-powered stylus with the ability to reside within the phone itself. This is the 6th Galaxy Note to be released, but it'll be called 7 so said numbers can align with the Galaxy S line. Strange, isn't it?

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Samsung PM1663a SSD ships in 15TB or 7TB capacities, priced at $10k

Samsung PM1663a SSD ships in 15TB or 7TB capacities, priced at $10k

If you need a massive SSD for storing data in a business of some sort, Samsung in now shipping the PM1633a SSD with a whopping 15.36TB of storage space inside. The SSD began shipping to select customers back in March and Samsung now has the drive available at select retailers. As you can imagine, an SSD with such massive storage space is far from cheap.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 livestream details announced

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 livestream details announced

By now, there is almost nothing secret about the Galaxy Note 7, or Galaxy Note7 as Samsung spells it. Still, it will be interesting to see how all the rumors and speculation pans out when Samsung finally pulls off the veil on the 2nd of August. Of course, not all of us have the privilege of being there in person. But those viewing at home or elsewhere have at least one advantage over the live audience. They can view the entire event in 360-degrees, in a free, and maybe even disembodied, manner.

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Galaxy Note 7 new S Pen Air Commands get leaked

Galaxy Note 7 new S Pen Air Commands get leaked

While there has been no shortage of discussions and leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 7's hardware and design, what really separates this phablet from its kin is the S Pen and related features. Sadly, details those have actually been considerably fewer, that is until now. A new leak has shown at least one new aspect S Pen wielders can look forward to, with three new capabilities being added to the Galaxy Note 7's Air Command roster, such as Translate, Magnify, and a rather odd Glance.

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Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch to bring rotary bezel in September

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch to bring rotary bezel in September

While Samsung is eying a very early launch for its next Galaxy Note phablet, it doesn't seem in a rush to do the same for its next Gear smartwatch. Dubbed the Gear S3, because what else would you call it, the company's next high profile smartwatch isn't expected to debut to the public until September, during its usual IFA affair. And when it does, it will be sporting the same rotary bezel control that put Samsung's smartwatch back on the "interesting" map, enough to warrant a successor.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get WiFi calling update on AT&T

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get WiFi calling update on AT&T

AT&T has rolled out WiFi calling to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The carrier announced the software update and its features on Wednesday, with WiFi calling being the big change that comes with it. The update is being delivered as firmware over the air (FOTA); if you have either handset on the carrier, you may have already seen it arrive, otherwise check your device for updates to grab the download.

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Huawei seeks to overtake Apple in smartphone shipments

Huawei seeks to overtake Apple in smartphone shipments

IDC's most recent smartphone shipment report suggests that as Apple's smartphone unit shipments decline, Huawei rises, and Samsung pulls further away from the pack. In the second quarter of the year 2016, Samsung is well ahead of the smartphone-selling group with an estimated 77-million units shipped over the past three months. Next is Apple with an estimated 40.4-million units shipped, then Huawei with 32.1-million units shipped. Huawei was in third place this past quarter as well according to IDC.

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