December 8, 2014

Samsung’s $200 ‘Gear VR’ headset for Note 4 now available online

After announcing its Oculus-powered Gear VR earlier this year, Samsung’s new virtual reality experience for its Note 4 smartphone is now available to order through its website and other retailers in the US.

November 17, 2014

Samsung to sell 30% fewer smartphone models next year to cut costs as profits decline

The Wall Street Journal reports this evening that Samsung will sell fewer smartphone models next year as part of a cost-cutting measure to fight declining profits. Samsung head of investor relations Robert Yi confirmed during a presentation in New York that the South Korean electronics maker will cut the number of smartphone models it sells […]

September 18, 2014

OnePlus One pre-order program coming in late October

After months of crazy marketing gimmicks, invite purchase systems and secret handshakes, the OnePlus One will be up for pre-order starting in October. Today, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced plans to make ordering its “flagship killer” a lot easier and also gave an explanation of why it used an unconventional invitation-based purchase system in the first place.

July 3, 2014

After wearables, Samsung explores rideables in technology tests on Trek bicycles

CNET reports that Samsung is partnering with bicycle manufacturer Trek and its factory race team to explore the options for integrating the company’s technology into future bicycles. The company has begun testing some of its mobile products — such as the Galaxy S5, its Gear portfolio, and the Galaxy Note — on the Trek Factory Racing […]

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.

May 20, 2014

Dutch appeals court upholds ban on Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace

A Dutch appeals court today upheld a 2011 decision that banned the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace phones, as noted by Re/code. The devices in question were found to have infringed on Apple’s design in an earlier ruling and blocked from sale. Apple’s original intent was to get an injunction against […]

December 3, 2013

What Android smartphone, tablet, Chromebook goodness did you grab over this holiday sales weekend?

Oh the weather outside is…not yet frightful but the deals have already started and the holiday season is moving into full swing. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now behind us, it begs the question what goodies you purchased over this holiday weekend? Did you grab a new tablet, smartphone, Chromebook, HTC One, LG G2, […]

December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday 2013 deals on smartphones, tablets and more (adding continuously)

Black Friday is well in the rear-view mirror and that means our shopping focus is now firmly zeroed in on Cyber Monday. The one-day sales event now matches Black Friday in deals, specials, savings and more. It’s still early in the day as we wait for the nations largest retailers to announce more Cyber Monday […]

July 29, 2014

Samsung applies for trademark on Gear S, hinting at upcoming smartwatch

Samsung has filed for a trademark on “Gear S” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, suggesting that the South Korean handset maker could be poised to expand its wearables lineup with a new device in the near future. According to SamMobile, the “Gear S” moniker could correlate to the oft-rumored Gear Solo, which is […]

July 30, 2014

Samsung expected to launch Galaxy Alpha, its first all-metal smartphone, on August 4th

In line with what we heard earlier this month and following leaked photos of the device that surfaced last week, a new report from SamMobile claims that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Alpha on August 4th. Despite being an all-metal smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha will not positioned as a premium device alongside the flagship Galaxy S5, […]

July 31, 2014

Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 teardown reveals Samsung Galaxy Note 3 front panel

The new Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2, or DK2 for short, started shipping this week; and as the first units begin arriving to eager gamers and developers alike, iFixIt has posted the first teardown of the device. If you don’t know much about the new DK2, its most prominent upgrade over the first edition Rift is its new, 1080P display. Speculation grew as to exactly what panel Oculus would use for the new DK2, but the teardown from iFixIt reveals in fact that the display has been provided by Samsung.

August 19, 2014

A look back at 10 of Google’s biggest search milestones since 2004

What a difference a decade makes. Google’s head of search Amit Singhal recently reflected on the search giant’s last ten years, starting with its IPO, where Larry Page and Sergey Brin shared their vision with the rest of the world. In an open letter, Page and Brin boldly informed would-be shareholders that Google was not a conventional company and […]

August 25, 2014

Samsung reportedly working on a new round face smartwatch with cellular connectivity

Motorola and LG aren’t the only ones working on a smartwatch with a round face, Samsung is also in the process of developing a next-gen timepiece with a more traditional appearance. According to the folks at SamMobile, the South Korean electronics manufacturer is gearing up for the release of a new round smartwatch with cellular connectivity.

August 30, 2014

IFA 2014 Preview: Here’s what you can expect from Samsung, Sony, ASUS, LG, and more (Video)

IFA 2014 is almost here and we’ll be out in Berlin bringing you full coverage of the show. If you’ve never heard of IFA, it’s a Berlin based trade show that’s similar to CES. IFA is up there as one of the largest trade shows of the year which normally brings a handful of exciting […]

September 10, 2014

Samsung invokes Steve Jobs quote to rain on Bigger than Bigger iPhone 6 plus size parade

It looks like HTC wasn’t the only one to take a jab at Apple’s new king size iPhone 6 Plus. The Cupertino-based software giant’s longtime rival Samsung took to social media to taunt the company’s latest effort. The South Korean electronics manufacturer recently posted a tweet with a message saying “Big improvements and innovation come […]

December 29, 2014

What’s in Dom’s bag: CES 2015 Edition (Video)

It’s no surprise, the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 is right around the corner and we’ve been prepping our gear and getting ready to hit the show floor. The whole thing kicks off on Jan 5, 2015 and we’re excited to dive in and bring you coverage of the latest gadgets and accessories that 2015 has […]

February 10, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active $200, HTC One M7 $190, Belkin Bluetooth speaker $54, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 16 GB Unlocked for GSM networks: $200 shipped (Reg. $350)

Refurbished HTC One M7 32GB 4G LTE Smartphone Unlocked for GSM networks: $190 shipped (Reg. $350)

Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 16GB Unlocked for GSM networks: $230 shipped (Reg. $350)

Belkin Fusive slim portable Bluetooth speaker $54 shipped (Reg. $90)

Download the first episode of Better Call Saul in HD for free

Valentine’s Day bailout: up to 70% off select jewelry and free 1-day shipping

Valentine’s Day Roundup: ProFlowers 30% off, Gap/Timbuk2/J.Crew up to 40% off, more

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February 11, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Galaxy 10.5″ Tab S $300, LG G Pad w/ LTE $90, Samsung Chromebook $130, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy 10.5″ Tab S SM-T800 Titanium Bronze 16GB w/ Android 4.4 KitKat: $299 shipped (Reg. $500)

LG G Pad V410 AT&T GSM Unlocked 7-Inch 4G LTE 16GB Tablet: $89.99 shipped (Reg. $300)

Samsung Chromebook 11.6″ XE303C12-A01US 2GB 16 GB w/ Chrome OS: $129.99 shipped (Reg. $300)

Incipio Ghost100 Wireless Charging Base for Droid, Galaxy, Lumia, and More: $10 shipped (Reg. $40)

Amazon Gold Box: Philips Bluetooth speakers 40% off, starting at $30 Prime shipped

Download the first episode of Better Call Saul in HD for free

Valentine’s Day bailout: up to 70% off select jewelry and free 1-day shipping

Valentine’s Day Roundup: ProFlowers 30% off, Gap/Timbuk2/J.Crew up to 40% off, more

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February 12, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 $65, unlocked Galaxy Note 3 $300, free streaming stick w/ Sling TV, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung SM-T2105 Galaxy Tab 3 7” Kids 8 GB flash storage (yellow/orange): $65 shipped (Reg. $230)

Samsung N9000 Galaxy Note 3 32 GB factory unlocked for GSM networks: $300 shipped (Reg. $500)

Get a free Fire TV/Roku streaming stick or 50% off Fire TV/Roku 3 when you sign up for Sling TV

PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $35 shipped (Reg. $70)

Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR (refurb) w/ 18-55mm Lens Kit $336 shipped (orig. $599)

Valentine’s Day Roundup: ProFlowers 30% off, Gap/Timbuk2/J.Crew up to 40% off, more

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February 13, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Moto 360 w/ free $50 gift card, WD 2TB Portable HD $80, LG G Pad w/ LTE $110, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

 

Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch w/ free $50 best Buy gift card: $300 shipped ($350 value)

 

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $80 shipped (orig. $140)

Google Deals:

LG G Pad V410 AT&T GSM Unlocked 7-Inch 4G LTE 16GB Tablet: $109.99 shipped (Reg. $300)

Samsung N9000 Galaxy Note 3 32 GB factory unlocked for GSM networks: $300 shipped (Reg. $500)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 T337A Wi-Fi + 4G LTE 16GB AT&T GSM Unlocked: $240 shipped (Reg. $300)

Up to $140 worth of Android apps for free: OfficeSuite Pro, Cut the Rope, more

Valentine’s Day Roundup: ProFlowers 30% off, Gap/Timbuk2/J.Crew up to 40% off, more

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