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Ads begin appearing on Samsung Smart TVs, and they’re making users angry

Ads begin appearing on Samsung Smart TVs, and they’re making users angry

A new update has arrived for some Samsung smart TVs, and it's causing a significant amount of controversy by injecting ads into the user interface. We've known this was going to happen for most of the year, but now it seems like an update that launched earlier in the month is finally making it a reality. As a result, there are quite a few unhappy Samsung users today.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) renders shown off

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) renders shown off

If you are the sort of smartphone user who only really cares that the device works for calls, texts, and the occasional Facebook when the boss isn't looking and doesn't like to be stuck to a long contract with high monthly rates, a cheaper more mediocre phone might be for you. Samsung has a new Galaxy J7 (2017) in the works and some renderings have leaked. Those renderings show a device that looks rather premium while presumably being much cheaper than the Galaxy S line of devices.

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Samsung Smart TVs to showcase new Tizen UI at CES 2017

Samsung Smart TVs to showcase new Tizen UI at CES 2017

Samsung hedged its bets on the Tizen operating system instead of Android for its smartwatches and smart TVs, and that investment might finally be paying off. A leaked video of what is allegedly Samsung's next best thing for Smart TVs shows what the next iteration of Tizen will bring. In a nutshell, it offers users a quick and seamless way to jump into the content and apps you want, rather than wrestling with the user interface instead.

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Galaxy S8 might come with an ominous “Beast Mode”

Galaxy S8 might come with an ominous “Beast Mode”

The Samsung Galaxy S8, which might be delayed in the US until April, is rumored to be a great many things. This latest one, however, isn't one of them. It is, on the other hand, still interesting, or amusing at the very least. According to some trademark paperwork filed in the European Union reveals that Samsung is introducing a still unknown "Beast Mode" in the Galaxy S8. While it's exact nature is still unknown, the very name seems to already imply it: it will devour your battery like there's no tomorrow.

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Another Galaxy phone explodes: why Lithium-Ion should die, not Samsung

Another Galaxy phone explodes: why Lithium-Ion should die, not Samsung

The amount of smartphones that explode every year has gotten entirely out of hand, as one Galaxy S6 Edge user was loathe to find this week. The user goes by the screen name ReturnThroughAether and posted a number of images of the aftermath of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge explosion that happened overnight last night. The bad news for Samsung is that this was a Samsung smartphone. The good news is that this should further encourage research into alternate battery technology.

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Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung has announced that it plans to support YouTube HDR playback on TVs for the first time. The support will come via an expanded version of the YouTube application that will run on the TV. This new YouTube app is offered on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs.

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Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

This week the folks at Goldman Sachs advised investors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may cost a bit more than its predecessors. This report included Goldman Sachs saying, "We expect raw material prices to rise 15-20% compared to the Galaxy S7." This should be expected as the Galaxy S8 will likely change at least one of its most essential elements in a big way - its display.

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Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Some new rumors concerning the Galaxy S8 smartphone are making the rounds today that fit in nicely with the big rumor roundup of all we think we know so far about the S8 from earlier this month. This new rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 smartphone won't be unveiled at MWC 2017 as we would normally expect. Rather, the S8 will launch at a dedicated event that will beheld in NYC in April 2017.

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Samsung Notebook 9 refresh is “impossibly light”

Samsung Notebook 9 refresh is “impossibly light”

There have been quite a few interesting PCs introduced this year, from VR laptop backpacks to Lenovo’s Yoga Book. Some users, however, just need a no fills, no nonsense, portable computers they can rely on without being bothered by fancy gimmicks. Samsung’s new laptop from its Notebook 9 series might offer just that, with its promise of high end performance and specs. But best of all for the mobile worker, the new Notebook 9 boasts of a weight that Samsung claims to be the smallest among its peers.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

2016 is nearly over, and Samsung can put its past behind it. Well, almost. That will actually depend on two critical factors: whether the Galaxy S8 will return consumer trust and whether the company’s explanation for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will satisfy both consumers and regulators. The former is still a good few months away but the latter might already come before the year ends. Samsung has reportedly concluded its more in-depth investigation into the cause of the explosions, which it could be sharing with the rest of the world really soon.

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Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

You might think Samsung will be too busy putting out fires (caused by the Galaxy Note 7, of course), that it wouldn’t have time for more experimental technology, but this is Samsung we’re talking about. At a virtual reality gathering in California, Samsung Electronics VP Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong confirmed rumors that there would a “Gear VR 2” coming soon. But wait, there’s more! There’ll even be a “Gear VR 3”, but that might be a bit of a misnomer because that headset might actually be more about AR than VR.

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The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

With the Galaxy Note 7 soon to be well and truly dead, it's time to turn our attention toward the Galaxy S8, Samsung's next flagship device. We're not likely to find out any official details until sometime in February at the earliest, but as always, the rumor mill has been churning and pumping out plenty of snippets in the meantime. What can we expect from the Galaxy S8? Here's what the rumors thus far claim.

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