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Tech Industry Stories July 7, 2014

Samsung factory robbed at gunpoint, $36 million in smartphones, tablets and laptops stolen

A group of about 20 men armed with submachine guns raided a factory in the Brazilian city of Campinas on Monday, escaping with approximately $36 million in stolen Samsung products. Among the items looted included smartphones, tablets and notebooks, although no specific models were identified. It is unknown if Samsung owned the factory, or simply […]

Tech Industry Stories July 21, 2014

T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Avant on July 30th with remote unlocking capabilities

While the Senate recently passed a bill that could make it easier for Android smartphone users to switch carriers after their contract is through, unlocking a smartphone remains a tedious and often costly process in the United States and elsewhere. T-Mobile, continuing its efforts to eliminate the so-called “pain points” associated with carriers, is aiming […]

Tech Industry Stories July 10, 2014

Samsung is calling on fashionistas to design Galaxy Tab S accessories

As part of a partnership with International Talent Support, Samsung revealed a new contest today that will challenge designers to create a prototype accessory made from Diesel denim that will carry and protect the Galaxy Tab S. To bring their designs to fruition, contestants were able to sketch and develop concepts for their product using a Galaxy Note tablet and S Pen.

Samsung’s new Exynos chips fuse LTE modems with application processors

Today, Samsung announced its newest processors, the Exynos ModAP. This new chip fuses an LTE-A modem with a quad-core processor, built on a 28nm process. Designed with efficiency in mind, Samsung’s new chip also maintains a cool temperature, which is why the company used a frosty image in yesterday’s teaser.

Tech Industry Stories July 3, 2014

HTC One M8 and mid-range phones put the company back in the black after a string of losses

HTC, which started losing money last October, has kept its promise to return to the black in Q2 this year according to unaudited figures revealed in a brief statement. Unaudited quarterly revenue was NT$65.06 billion and net profit before tax was NT$2.76 billion. Operating profit was NT$2.43 billion, and net profit after tax was NT$2.26 billion The […]

Tech Industry Stories April 21, 2014

Samsung opens Innovation Museum, starts with electricity, ends with 180-degree 4K screen

Samsung has been around for a while. From a grocery company and noodle manufacturer in 1938, it created Samsung Electronics Devices in 1969, with a black-and-white television set its first ever product.

To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the company has opened the Samsung Innovation Museum in Korea, a combined museum of technology and Samsung product showcase, reports Engadget.

The museum is undeniably stylish (and it helps that it’s brand new), but what I liked the most was the realia; the for-real artifacts from history. Not just a StarTAC and the first slimline TV, but an Edison filament lightbulb, the first ever TV.

Unsurprisingly, the museum becomes increasingly Samsung-focused as you move through the years, but does include products from rival manufacturers like Motorola, Nokia, Sharp and Sony. There’s even an Apple II in there, described as “the first home computer.”

Tech Industry Stories January 2, 2014

Samsung Tomorrow blog teases new products at CES 2014

Samsung is generally one of the best companies to visit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. The Korean giant arguably puts on some of the best shows and has one of the largest individual display areas for any company in attendance. That’s all well and good, but a new post by the company’s “Samsung […]

Tech Industry Stories April 4, 2014

Samsung says graphene breakthrough will make the material ideal for future wearables & flexible displays

Samsung announced on its Samsung Tomorrow blog today that it’s developing “a breakthrough synthesis method” that will speed up the commercialization of graphene, a material that could provide a number of benefits to manufacturers building electronic devices. Samsung, which developed the new process at its Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University, […]

Tech Industry Stories April 24, 2014

Samsung announces projector-equipped Galaxy Beam 2

If you’re in the market for a new phone and a new projector, why not kill two birds with one stone phone? At least that’s what Samsung is hoping for with its projector-toting Galaxy Beam 2. Aside from its major draw, the Beam 2 sports a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a low-res 800 x 480 […]

Tech Industry Stories April 16, 2014

LG to will partner with TSMC to produce mobile processors

LG will soon try its luck at designing mobile processors in the near future, a company spokesperson recently confirmed. The South Korea-based electronics maker will reportedly contract Taiwan-based TSMC to manufacture its processors. According to The Korea Herald, the company’s in-house chips could possibly show up in LG’s rumored G3 smartphone, which the outfit hopes to announce in the next couple of months.

As for the chip’s build, it’s reportedly based on four 2.2GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. By entering the chip making business, LG will further its rivalry with Samsung, which currently produces and manufactures its own Exynos processors line. In addition to LG handsets, the company’s new chips could possibly be used in other third-party devices.

(via Phone Arena)

Tech Industry Stories March 31, 2014

HTC and Samsung accidentally make the same April Fools joke, announce fake wearable tech gloves (Update: Others too)

It’s not quite April 1st here on the east coast of the United States, but the jokes are already starting to roll in. Earlier today Google announced a few of its own annual pranks. Now, HTC is getting into the spirit of the holiday by announcing the HTC Gluuv, an HTC One M8-connected glove that looks like something right out of a 90s sci-fi b-movie.

Along with the Gluuv, HTC announced an accompanying product: a boombox activated and controlled by the Gluuv called the BoomBass. Social features built into the Gluuv allow you to use gestures to interact with real-life items on social networks (like giving something a thumbs-up to like it on Facebook).

And what great wearable tech would be complete without an absurdly high-resolution camera? The Gluuv has an 87.2 MP camera built in. And of course, the Gluuv supports third-party apps. Because everything needs apps, even gloves.

Meanwhile, Samsung has also introduced a very similar “product” on its own website. The Samsung Fingers include solar charging, the ability to detect hot and cold objects, a voice (and snap) amplifier, video-calling capability, gesture support, and—for whatever reason—a laser. Samsung’s page isn’t nearly as flashy as HTC’s, but the fictional glove does seem to have more features.

Also if you pull its finger, it plays a farting noise. So yeah, there’s that.

Update: Roku is sort of in the same ballpark.

Update 2: Toshiba too?!? Maybe there’s something to this idea…


Tech Industry Stories June 5, 2014

T-Mobile announces ‘The Underground,’ a website that offers exclusive products to ‘true enthusiasts’

Although T-Mobile is rumored to be betrothed to Sprint, the magenta-hued carrier appears to have some prenuptial activities going on. Today, the company teased a new program called The Underground aimed at “true enthusiasts” looking for the latest and greatest the wireless world has to offer. As suggested by its name, this new initiative isn’t for any and […]

Tech Industry Stories June 18, 2014

T-Mobile wideband LTE now in 16 US markets; VoLTE now covers 100 million people

Amidst a plethora of swearing and shaming of its competing cellular carriers, T-Mobile CEO John Legere took the stage tonight at the company’s un-carrier 5.0 event to announce that its wideband LTE is now available in 16 markets across the United States. Additionally, Legere announced that its voice over LTE service now covers 100 million people.

As noted in the press release for tonight’s announcements, T-Mobile now offers LTE (in at least 15+15MHz), in the following 16 markets:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Honolulu, HIHouston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile, ALOrlando, FL
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Upstate, NY

And, as for VoLTE, the company has announced that service is now supported in the below listed locales. T-Mobile’s VoLTE is also coming to yet another handset starting tomorrow: the Samsung Galaxy S 5.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TXHouston, TX
  • Long Island, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New JerseyNew York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, D.C.

Tech Industry Stories June 25, 2014

Google I/O attendees will receive Cardboard and a pair of smartwatches

Google I/O is all about developers and while revealing that Mountain View has paid out over $5 billion to devs since last year’s show, Sundar Pichai took the time to thank the people building products on Mountain View’s platforms. As the Android boss prepared to wrap up today’s keynote, he acknowledged that developers don’t make the trip […]

Tech Industry Stories May 2, 2014

Nostalgia much? T-Mobile still has the HTC G1 promo site up like its 2008

It’s like a good old-fashioned Throwback Thursday… except it’s Friday (TGIF beats #TBT anyway) But if you’re still rocking the Android smartphone that started it all, you probably don’t care what day of the week it is.

Maybe it’s for the sake of nostalgia or T-Mobile CEO John Legere didn’t get the memo (after all, this phone pre-dates his role at T-Mobile by 4 years!), but as a Reddit user comically notes, T-Mobile still has the site up for the HTC G1, the Android phone to rule them all… in 2008. Or maybe this is all part of the next big Uncarrier movement, although as the fine print warns, it just might not be in stock.

At any rate, the buy now and upgrade buttons take you to Samsung’s shiny new Galaxy S5 phone like it’s 2014 or something, and the “Experience G1” button does anything but that as it lands you to the carrier’s homepage. The page does animate, though, showing off the best apps you could ask for on a Cupcake-named operating system. You can step into the time capsule while its still preserved and see for yourself.

(Photos via Flickr)


Tech Industry Stories November 19, 2013

As Samsung beats back rumors of poor Galaxy Gear sales, we ask what’s your dream smartwatch?

As Samsung beats back rumors of poor Galaxy Gear sales, it made me wonder what buyers really want to see in their ideal smartwatch? The world may be waiting to see what Apple unveils in the wearables category, but that hasn’t stopped companies like Sony, Qualcomm, and Pebble from trying to capture just a small […]

Tech Industry Stories February 21, 2014

Samsung opens Digital Health Innovation Lab at UCSF for medical sensor research

Samsung is launching a new project today in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco that includes a new lab at the university dedicated to research of medical sensors and related technology.

Tech Industry Stories January 23, 2014

Samsung fails to meet analyst expectations as Apple and others drive down profit margins

A new report from Bloomberg indicates that Samsung’s global market share losses can be attributed to Apple and others pressuring the company to cut its profit margins. As the rising popularity of cheaper smartphones erodes Samsung’s profit margin, the company continues to struggle to meet industry estimates. According to the report, Samsung also faces a new […]

Tech Industry Stories January 30, 2014

Lenovo on Moto aquisition: Our mission is to surpass Apple and Samsung

Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang spoke to CNNMoney about his company’s recent acquisition of Motorola from Google today. In the interview, Yang was asked if his goal for Lenovo was to eventually catch up with more established competitors in the mobile space, such as Apple and Samsung.

With Motorola, Lenovo will be the No. 3 smartphone maker worldwide. Do you think your company can catch up with Apple or Samsung, who are still far ahead of you? And how long will it take?

Definitely, over time. Our mission is to surpass them.

Yang says that Lenovo’s smartphones will probably be released under the Motorola banner, a smart branding decision given Motorola’s existing name recognition and popularity in the U.S. and other countries.

The branding choice combined with the infrastructure and personnel from the Moto buyout could help propel the company to the top of the market, but it will be a hard road to the level of success that Yang is after—especially with Apple and Samsung already locked in a fierce, years-long battle for the top spot.

Throughout the interview, Yang continued to note that several decisions still need to be made with regards to how phones will be branded in certain countries and whether the Lenovo name will be associated with Motorola at all. It will certainly be interesting to see how Yang uses the Motorola brand to push Lenovo forward.

Tech Industry Stories February 25, 2014

Samsung debuts two new mobile processors at Mobile World Congress

Samsung revealed its two latest mobile chips today during the World Mobile Congress: the Exynos 5422 and 5260. The 5422 is an octa-core processor featuring four ARM Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four smaller Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 5260 is a hexa-core chip that sports two 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 cores paired with four 1.3 GHz A7 cores.

Both chips are able to intelligently pass specific tasks to whichever set of cores will provide better performance. This optimization, Sasmsung says, can help extend battery life up to 10%.

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