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Samsung SmartThings Wifi pairs mesh router with IoT hub

Samsung SmartThings Wifi pairs mesh router with IoT hub

Samsung has a new SmartThings Mesh WiFi router, promising not only whole-home wireless coverage but control over your smart home too. The new router, which taps into Plume's WiFi mesh technology, arrives alongside a refreshed SmartThings hub for those happy with their existing router, together with a bunch of new sensors.

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Fortnite Android beta comes to non-Samsung phones, but invite still needed

Fortnite Android beta comes to non-Samsung phones, but invite still needed

It's been less than a week since Samsung announced that Fortnite for Android would be exclusive to its Galaxy devices, but that limited exclusivity is already over. As promised by Epic Games, Fortnite's wider rollout to Android devices begins today, although still in beta form. The bad news is that means an invite is still required to actually play the game, but the good news is that fans can actually pre-install the beta.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Home will live or die by AI

Samsung’s Galaxy Home will live or die by AI

Samsung's Bixby speaker didn't look like anything we expected, with the Galaxy Home a bulbous alien egg promising to take on Apple's HomePod, Amazon's Echo, and Google's Home. Announced at Unpacked 2018 in Brooklyn this week, alongside the Galaxy Note 9, the unusual smart speaker has already been compared to a sci-fi movie prop, a cauldron, and even cyborg cow udders. The biggest question, of course, is whether Samsung - and Bixby - has what it takes to compete.

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The Note 9 is an island in a sea of notches and trends

The Note 9 is an island in a sea of notches and trends

At times, it can feel like the smartphone industry is all sharing the same bucket of ideas. Notched displays, dual camera arrays, and increasingly skinny devices with as few ports as possible: maybe Apple had one idea first, or some other company, but eventually they spread across the board. Turns out, though, the Galaxy Note 9 has a bucket of its own.

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Fortnite app download warning: How and Why to wait

Fortnite app download warning: How and Why to wait

To download the official Fortnite beta app this week, you won't need a Samsung device. But you will need to be prepared to cry forever. This is because all those devices found playing without a Samsung device identifier will be banned by Epic Games - forever. That's not something your device comes back from, ever.

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The big Note 9 deals on preorder day

The big Note 9 deals on preorder day

It's Galaxy Note 9 preorder day, and the carriers all have deals hoping to get you to put a brand new Samsung phablet into your pocket or purse. The new S Pen, bigger display, and huge battery don't come cheap, but with payment plans and some BOGO offers - along with a couple of Samsung bundles - the sting isn't quite as sharp as it could be. Read on for all the details.

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Galaxy Note 9 buy or skip: what you need to know

Galaxy Note 9 buy or skip: what you need to know

Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9, making official everything that we’ve (accurately) heard for unofficial sources. Now that everything, including the price tag, is known, the big question is whether it will be able to salvage 2018 for the manufacturer. Actually, the bigger question is whether you should buy one or not. Of course, there’s no straight and easy answer and depends on what kind of user you are, your needs, and your budget. If you’re a bit unsure at this very early stage, here are some points you may want to consider in making your decision.

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Galaxy Note 9 teardown reveals what has changed inside

Galaxy Note 9 teardown reveals what has changed inside

If you simply look at the Galaxy Note 9, you might not see much of a difference from its predecessor or from the Galaxy S9+ for that matter. Aside from the rear, the changes are all invisible to the user, in more ways than one. In addition to new features and new specs, the Galaxy Note 9’s innards have changed as well. But like the smartphone itself, the changes revealed by the first ever teardown of the device are both subtle yet significant.

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Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung's big Note 9 announcement took place today, and the 6.4-inch smartphone brought along some surprises too. We knew the latest Galaxy Note would take center stage at the company's latest Unpacked 2018 event, but Samsung wasn't ending things there, with more new hardware and feature upgrades.

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Galaxy Note 9 tops YouTube’s recommended devices list

Galaxy Note 9 tops YouTube’s recommended devices list

YouTube has released a list of smartphones its recommends for the best streaming experience. These "Signature Devices," the term used by the company, are said to offer best-in-class YouTube experiences across multiple aspects, including reliability and performance, and when viewing 360-degree content in addition to regular videos. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes in at the top of the list, and there's one surprising absence.

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Samsung’s Duo wireless charger will probably beat Apple AirPower to shelves: Here’s why

Samsung’s Duo wireless charger will probably beat Apple AirPower to shelves: Here’s why

Samsung has a new wireless charger, and it's designed to recharge two devices simultaneously. Announced alongside the new Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Watch, the Samsung Wireless Charging Duo looks set to beat Apple's long-announced but still unavailable AirPower wireless mat to market.

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Samsung Galaxy Home Bixby smart speaker HomePod-rival previewed

Samsung Galaxy Home Bixby smart speaker HomePod-rival previewed

While the Galaxy Note 9 is the main focus of today's Samsung Unpacked event, the company still had a few surprises up its sleeve. In addition to revealing a new smartwatch, Samsung also announced a new product called Galaxy Home. This is the oft-discussed Bixby speaker that has been the subject of plenty of rumors since Bixby first arrived on the scene, and it looks like it's finally happening.

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