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Samsung ArtPC Pulse pricing and details surface ahead of launch

Samsung ArtPC Pulse pricing and details surface ahead of launch

Remember the somewhat strange ArtPC Pulse computer Samsung teased a few days ago? The computer has surfaced on Amazon, where all the details have been laid bare, including pricing and configurations. Per those listings, two varieties of the ArtPC Pulse will be offered, one with a 6th-gen Intel Core i5 and one with a 6th-gen Intel Core i7. Both feature the same cylindrical shape and 360-degree omni-directional Harmon Kardon speaker unit.

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Five Galaxy Note 7 alternatives

Five Galaxy Note 7 alternatives

It would seem that the Galaxy Note 7 just can't put its problems behind it. With Samsung rumored to be halting production on the handset after reports of a fresh round of battery problems and all of the major US carriers now offering to swap the phone out for something different, Galaxy Note 7 owners are in a tough spot when it comes to selecting a new phone. To help make the transition a little smoother, here are five handsets (in no particular order) you can pick to replace your Galaxy Note 7.

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Apple vs Samsung patent case goes before US Supreme Court tomorrow

Apple vs Samsung patent case goes before US Supreme Court tomorrow

The long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung isn't quite over yet, with both companies set to go before the highest US court tomorrow to hash out a conflict over additional money owed to Apple. Samsung has already handed over $548.2 million to Apple, and tomorrow the company will attempt to argue that it shouldn't have to pay out all of the $399 million it owes for design patent infringement.

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Samsung slaps Tizen on standalone, premium signage displays

Samsung slaps Tizen on standalone, premium signage displays

Samsung already has Tizen running on almost all its “smart” consumer electronics, from smartwatches, to smartphones, to Smart TVs. But it could always do with more, which is why it has decided to inject the web-based OS into signage. It has just announced new members of its Samsung SMART Signage Platform, or SSSP, composed of large, premium screens that are meant to weather outdoor environments as well as operate without an external computer or “brain”, because it already has a Tizen-powered one inside.

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Galaxy S8 tipped to still be on course for early 2017

Galaxy S8 tipped to still be on course for early 2017

You can look at this leak in either of two ways. Either Samsung is scrambling to put the Galaxy Note 7 behind it as fast as possible, or it hasn’t learned its lesson. Either way, it seems that the company will try a repeat of its relatively more successful early 2016 launch of the Galaxy S7 this year with an equally early launch of the Galaxy S8 next year. While that does have a natural 12-month cadence to it, given recent events, it’s hard not to think that Samsung needs to step on the brakes before the train goes totally out of control.

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BREAKING: Galaxy Note 7 production halted by Samsung

BREAKING: Galaxy Note 7 production halted by Samsung

Amid reports of the second wave of Galaxy Note 7 devices also having fire problems, Samsung has suspended production of the smartphone altogether. At this time it is not clear if this will be a full-scale stop for all devices, or if the Galaxy Note 7 will be shipped in the near future from alternate sources. This report first surfaced at around 8:45 PM (Central Time), or 10:45 AM local time in Korea.

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Galaxy Note 7 sales suspended (again) on AT&T, T-Mobile

Galaxy Note 7 sales suspended (again) on AT&T, T-Mobile

Samsung may be taking its time, maybe even doing some ethically (not to mention legally) questionable steps, regarding reports about its still exploding replacement Galaxy Note 7 units, but US carriers are taking none of that. Instead of waiting for a statement from Samsung or US authorities, both AT&T and T-Mobile have already taken action themselves, removing any and all Galaxy Note 7s from their shelves, pending results of those investigations. So, yes, at least in the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is practically dead.

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Samsung knew for days its replacement Galaxy Note 7s were catching fire

Samsung knew for days its replacement Galaxy Note 7s were catching fire

Just yesterday I wrote that the debacle over the exploding Galaxy Note 7 was far from over, but now it seems like everything up to this point has just been the first arc in a major disaster for Samsung. Thursday's incident, where a replacement Note 7 caught fire on an airplane has already been widely reported, but it's been discovered that two similar cases took place this past week — one on Tuesday and another on Friday — and what's worse is that Samsung was aware but said nothing to the public.

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AT&T might permanently drop Galaxy Note 7 sales

AT&T might permanently drop Galaxy Note 7 sales

This year's exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle shows no signs of slowing down after this week's news that a Samsung-approved post-recall model still managed to catch fire while on an airplane, despite being turned off. This device and its massive recall campaign have been a headache for US carriers, but while most have re-started sales of replacement models, AT&T is thinking it might not even bother, and drop the Galaxy Note 7 from its lineup altogether.

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Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

Apple vs Samsung case reignited: $119.6 million owed (again)

An appeals court this week says that Apple is once again in a position to demand $119.6 million USD from Samsung for patent infringement. The original verdict was thrown out earlier this year - back in February - but in an 8-3 ruling the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed that order. They went on to suggest that Samsung could be liable for even more cash, depending on whether the trial judge says that Samsung did any intentional copyright infringement.

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Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades

Google Nexus smartphones are still for sale by Google as of the release of this article - or at least they would appear to be, at first. If one searches for Google Nexus devices in Google's own search engine, the page Google dot com slash Nexus still shows Google Nexus smartphones, including both the 5X and the 6P. "BUY NOW" buttons are also still in play, allowing the user to select which color device they'd like, only then to be sent to the Google Store's standard front page, which is currently stocked up full of everything "Made by Google", including Pixel phones but no Nexus.

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Samsung buys Viv, the smart assistant from Siri’s creators

Samsung buys Viv, the smart assistant from Siri’s creators

Google just took the virtual personal assistant wars to the next chapter when it made Google Assistant the star of its recent press event. Not to be outdone, Samsung has just made an announcement that it, too, is getting into the game. No, it isn’t simply just evolving its perhaps mostly unused S Voice feature. Instead, it has acquired Viv Labs, developers of the AI bot of the same name. It is an interesting and somewhat strategic purchase, too, as Viv was created by the very same people behind the now iconic Siri.

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