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Samsung ‘SmartCam’ 1080p home security camera surfaces online

Samsung ‘SmartCam’ 1080p home security camera surfaces online

It appears Samsung is gearing up to launch a new consumer-tier security camera, one designed for use in and around one's home. The camera has appeared on Best Buy's website with the name 'SmartCam,' though the Korean company hasn't officially announced the product at this time. The listing shows the camera as featuring a 1080p resolution with WiFi support. The launch date isn't known, though.

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Another new Galaxy S8 model revealed

Another new Galaxy S8 model revealed

The Galaxy S8+ is a pretty solid device when it comes to hardware and features, but in terms of color, we've got some pretty standard options. Despite the fancy names Samsung has come up for these colors, our choices essentially amount to black, gray, and silver here in the US. Today we're getting a look at a new Galaxy S8+ color that may eventually hit US shores, with Samsung announcing a new "rose pink" variant for the phone.

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Galaxy Note 8 release date, price, and specs leaked

Galaxy Note 8 release date, price, and specs leaked

For the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this morning several key details were leaked surrounding the release and pricing of the handset. Previous leaks suggested sizing and contents of the smartphone, closely resembling those of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. This device's specifications are only slightly different from those of the previously released handset, with a few key details in place to make this the most powerful Samsung smartphone released in history.

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Samsung Galaxy Flip 2 flip phone has a keyless keypad

Samsung Galaxy Flip 2 flip phone has a keyless keypad

Smartphone trends have come and gone, form factors change from time to time. One thing that seems to refuse to die, however, is the flip phone clamshell design. Sure, it's no longer the fashionable phone design almost a decade ago, but if you live in East Asia, they never really went away entirely. Every year without fail, Samsung puts out such a smartphone, powered by everyone's favorite Android OS. This year, its home town of country is getting another taste of the clamshell with the launch of the Galaxy Folder 2.

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Here’s when you can finally get Bixby Voice in the US

Here’s when you can finally get Bixby Voice in the US

Samsung has finally opened, though only slightly, the gates that would unleash one of its most promised and so far most disappointing Galaxy S8 feature: Bixby Voice. Owners of Samsung's latest flagship have started reporting the ability to finally control their smartphones using only their voice. Initial impressions seem to be positive so far, but we'll have to wait until next week to see if it will really hold p to its promise.

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This is the OTHER Galaxy S8

This is the OTHER Galaxy S8

Each and every high profile smartphone gets a round of leaks and speculation before launch. Especially when you're as high-profile as the Samsung Galaxy S8. Some of those might have been just wishful thinking, but others turned out to be actually planned features that were later scrapped. Such is the case, for example, with the Galaxy S8's rumored dual cameras. Another photo of an abandoned prototype again "confirms" that this was a planned feature that, sadly, never saw the light of day.

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Gear VR may soon identify you based on your head and face shape

Gear VR may soon identify you based on your head and face shape

Imagine putting on a virtual reality headset, only for it to personally recognize you, no interaction necessary. Such functionality may be making its way to Samsung's Gear VR headset, at least according to a patent that recently surfaced. This new patent details a means by which the Gear VR headset could know who is wearing it by analyzing the pressure points on the surfaces in contact with the wearer's face and head.

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Samsung execs can’t stop whispering Galaxy Note 8 secrets

Samsung execs can’t stop whispering Galaxy Note 8 secrets

You can't blame Samsung for being excited about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8: how else could you explain all the loose-lipped execs whispering details about the next-gen phablet. Following the aborted Note 7, the glowing reviews and then unexpected battery-related recalls of which proved to be one of the more impressive trajectories in gadget releases of recent years, the new Note 8 has plenty to prove. That, it seems, is making Samsung executives a little more talkative than normal.

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Galaxy Note 8’s US unveiling date might not be that soon after all

Galaxy Note 8’s US unveiling date might not be that soon after all

Early September? Late August? Mid August? Those so far have been speculated early dates for the Galaxy Note 8. The latest seems to have favored a scenario that has Samsung scrambling to overtake the iPhone 8. While it seems that Samsung will indeed scheduled its annual Unpacked Event away from IFA in September, it might not be in such a rush after all. According to an unnamed Samsung official, that will take place on the last weekend of August instead.

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Galaxy S8 Active outed on Samsung’s own website

Galaxy S8 Active outed on Samsung’s own website

For weeks now, there's been an ever-growing pile of evidence to suggest that the Galaxy S8 Active is on the way. Considering that the Active line has been a popular series of releases for Samsung, it was fairly safe to assume that an entry based on the Galaxy S8 was on the docket. Even with that safe assumption, we're now getting our best evidence that the S8 Active does indeed exist, and it comes from Samsung itself.

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This new Google Play Music feature is exclusive to the Galaxy S8 and S8+

This new Google Play Music feature is exclusive to the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Back in April, as we previously reported, Google Play Music offered some special perks for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, primarily the ability to upload 100,000 songs to the cloud rather than 50,000, plus an extended 3-month free trial. Now Google has extended another exclusive feature to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ -- a special personalized radio station that plays the latest hits, but only the ones you (probably) want to hear.

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Galaxy Note 8 skips onscreen fingerprint sensor due to this flaw

Galaxy Note 8 skips onscreen fingerprint sensor due to this flaw

It seems that the evidence is piling about the Galaxy Note 8's lack of an optical fingerprint sensor hiding underneath the screen. It was already accepted, though somewhat begrudgingly, that the technology didn't make it in time for the Galaxy S8's earlier release. Then it seems that the Galaxy Note 8's alo earlier launch is going to force Samsung to cut corners. According a post on Weibo, the reason might actually go much deeper, because of a critical flaw that has yet to be properly fixed.

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