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Here’s how Samsung plans to make its batteries safer

Here’s how Samsung plans to make its batteries safer

So in the end, it was really the batteries that were at fault in making the Galaxy Note 7 catch fire. It is both curious and ominous that both of Samsung's battery suppliers had two different manufacturing defects that led to the same end. Of course, Samsung doesn't want a repeat of that embarrassing, not to mention costly, chapter of its history and is now laying out the steps it will take to regain consumers', and regulators', trust in its smartphones.

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Galaxy S8 renders bring hope of headphone jack, Bixby button

Galaxy S8 renders bring hope of headphone jack, Bixby button

Now that the mystery of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 has (mostly) been solved, it is perhaps time to turn our attention back to the Galaxy S8, which is expected to be unveiled in just a few weeks. Much has already been said about Samsung's next flagship, but one thing that has been debated over and over again is whether Samsung will also ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack, ala Apple. Based on renders from an unidentified Chinese case maker, the answers seems to be a resounding "no".

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Galaxy Note 7 big reveal: the battery is really to blame

Galaxy Note 7 big reveal: the battery is really to blame

And so Samsung has finally made it official. To no one's surprise, the company is putting the blame squarely on the Galaxy Note 7's batteries, which is pretty much what it did before the first (failed) recall. This time, however, it has gone into more details on the how and why. While still not naming Samsung SDI and ATL, Samsung has blamed manufacturing defects and lapses in the batteries which resulted in the fiery deaths of the smartphones.

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Samsung #SeeColors app helps the colorblind adjust their TVs

Samsung #SeeColors app helps the colorblind adjust their TVs

Samsung has announced the development of a new app that helps colorblind individuals determine the severity of their colorblindness and adjust their televisions to compensate. Called #SeeColors, the app was made in partnership with Hungarian company Colorlite. The app supports both smartphones and Tizen-based televisions.

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Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects

Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects

Late last night, we found out that Samsung plans to reveal the cause of the much-reported Galaxy Note 7 fires in a press conference on Monday. The live streamed press conference will end a months-long investigation into the cause of the fires, but ahead of it a new report is telling us what we might be able to expect.

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Galaxy S8’s Bixby to be able to identify real-world things

Galaxy S8’s Bixby to be able to identify real-world things

It’s really no secret that Samsung wants in on the whole AI-powered personal assistant bandwagon. After all, it did purchase Viv Labs, founded by Siri’s original creators. Rumored to be called Bixby, at least in one gender-based incarnation, Samsung’s personal assistant is expected to debut on the Galaxy S8, which, in turn, is expected to be unveiled in just a few weeks. But when Bixby does launch, it might have an ability none of its peers currently have: recognizing objects and text via the Galaxy S8 camera.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation reveal will be livestreamed

Galaxy Note 7 investigation reveal will be livestreamed

It seems almost too ironic that Samsung is turning what is one of its most embarrassing moments into a high-profile media event. Then again, considering the media circus that formed around the Galaxy Note 7 and its fiery fate, it really had little choice in the matter. In any case, there is no more stopping Samsung’s revelation of what really caused its phablet to catch fire, at least according to its investigation. And it will make that announcement at a large press conference on Sunday evening, US time.

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News Republic app gets new ‘Made for Samsung’ version

News Republic app gets new ‘Made for Samsung’ version

If you primarily consume news through your phone, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of News Republic, and perhaps even use it. News Republic is a news aggregating app that sources news of all sorts from publications across the web, making them available alongside certain features and tools. The company behind the product, Cheetah Mobile, has announced an extra special something for Samsung device owners: a ‘Made for Samsung’ version of the news app.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

This morning we've had what seems to be our clearest look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 thus far - thanks to a few renders from various sources. I want to be up front as possible about the images you're about to see - most of them are almost certainly renderings of what the device MIGHT look like. That said, it's common knowledge that companies as large as Samsung use rendered elements themselves in the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S series for consistency's sake.

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Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

When the Samsung Galaxy S7 is updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, it changes the default settings for its display. This is not the end of the world, believe it or not, and all can be turned back with a few easy steps. Now, if only making this switch had a mega-significant effect on battery life. For now, changing the display resolution only adds a TINY bit of life-per-day on battery to this device - display brightness has a far greater effect.

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Nokia 6 release vs Galaxy J7 Prime: 5 reasons to choose either

Nokia 6 release vs Galaxy J7 Prime: 5 reasons to choose either

The Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime are set to be released this year, making way for a midrange smartphone era like none other. Here in the year 2017, we're past the time at which "midrange" is treated like a dirty word. Instead, components from the high end have been produced so long and expectations have come so far that even the midrange, low cost devices on the market today are top notch. They may not be as superior as the devices that cost $800 and up, but they don't need to be - these cost under $300!

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Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Samsung has - at long last - revealed a full list of phones and tablets that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat. The list was actually revealed at the end of an announcement for the Galaxy S7's Nougat update. Of course, we already knew that Nougat was being sent out to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, but it's nice to get official confirmation in any case.

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