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Galaxy A 2017 waterproofing hinted by Samsung itself

Galaxy A 2017 waterproofing hinted by Samsung itself

It seems that Samsung isn't leaving anything to the imagination as far as its upcoming 2017 rendition of the Galaxy A series is concerned. Samsung's Malaysian Facebook account has practically confirmed that those new models, or at least one of them, will be waterproof as rumored previously. Or at least it is not so subtly hinting at it in its latest teaser that, as mentioned, leaves nothing to the imagination. At least it does confirm that the Galaxy A trio could indeed be a formidable mid-range offering next year.

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Samsung flaunts UHQ 32-bit audio tech in new speakers

Samsung flaunts UHQ 32-bit audio tech in new speakers

Samsung may have just recently acquired the HARMAN half of the Harman Kardon pair, but we won't be seeing the fruits of that investment just yet. Instead, at CES 2017, Samsung will be showcasing new audio equipment that are still based on its own hard work. Make no mistake, however, as these are just as buzzword-filled as any Harman Kardon product. For 2017, it seems that Samsung's buzzword will be "ultra high quality 32-bit audio" that aims to trump the current "hi-res audio" hype.

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Today is when your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 will die

Today is when your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 will die

Battery troubles with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will begin today for all T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 units. So long as the user hits the OK button for T-Mobile's OTA software update, the end is near. The Galaxy Note 7, once updated, will no longer charge up with battery power. From here on out, it's time to die.

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Samsung Smart TVs to get smarter with personalized services

Samsung Smart TVs to get smarter with personalized services

At CES 2017 next week, Samsung will undoubtedly show off a host of brand new devices, including Smart TVs. But in addition to shiny new hardware, it will also be boasting of fresh new software to go along with those. Joining the previously announced Tizen update for Smart TVs, Samsung will also be debuting three new "personalized" Smart TV services that aim to push front and center the content that users are interested, whether they be sports, music, or just good ol' TV binging.

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An OLED iPhone 8 may depend on one tiny company

An OLED iPhone 8 may depend on one tiny company

Next year is rumored to be the first with an iPhone with OLED display - just so long as Canon Tokki Corp. can deliver. That's what's implied by sources this week who claim a bottleneck in supply might block an OLED iPhone in 2017. Canon Tokki has a "near monopoly" on the equipment that makes OLED displays - the equipment manufacturers need to create OLED displays for smartphones of all sorts. Whether or not Apple jumping in on OLED will affect how well Android devices are supplied is another question entirely.

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Samsung Creative Labs puts the focus on kids, skin care

Samsung Creative Labs puts the focus on kids, skin care

Tech companies these days are becoming more open with some of their "out of the box" thinking for possible products. Sony has its internal crowdsourcing platform and ZTE has even crowdsourced the conceptualization and design of a future smartphone. While Samsung isn't going that far yet, its Creative Labs shows off ideas and projects even before they become actual products. That is, if they become actual products. Perhaps inspired by the story of WELT, Samsung will be showcasing three new Creative Labs ideas at CES 2017 that will make your skin glow and keep kids busy with even more toys.

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Galaxy S8 Plus tipped with 6-inch display as Samsung plots Note revival

Galaxy S8 Plus tipped with 6-inch display as Samsung plots Note revival

We've already heard plenty of rumors about the Galaxy S8's display, but today a new one is giving us some interesting details. According to Naver, Samsung will again offer two versions of its flagship, but one Galaxy S8 model will come with a 6-inch display. That's a fair bit larger than Galaxy S phones of the past, and even larger than the displays we see on the Galaxy Note.

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Prankster changes SSID of smartphone to Galaxy Note 7, flight nearly diverted

Prankster changes SSID of smartphone to Galaxy Note 7, flight nearly diverted

There are places for pranks and jokes and there there are places where you don't want to joke. A passenger on Virgin America flight 358 from San Francisco to Boston found this out the hard way after he changed the SSID of his wireless device to Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097 during the flight. The passenger was apparently using his smartphone and a hotspot during the flight.

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Samsung Gear VR Internet app gets WebVR support

Samsung Gear VR Internet app gets WebVR support

The problem with smartphone-powered virtual reality experiences is the dearth of significant content for the platform. At least compared to the likes of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. While there are, of course, a few mobile VR apps around, a good number of VR content is out of reach because they are available only in other places, like web browsers. With the latest update to the Samsung Internet app for the Gear VR, that partly becomes a thing of the past as it gains support for the still young WebVR 1.0.

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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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