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Apple continues to rule smartwatch market with almost 3 times the popularity of Samsung

Despite the fact that the Apple Watch is over a year old and faces many of the same challenges of competing brands, it continues to dominate the smartwatch market. According to newly released information from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Apple shipped 1.6 million watches in the second quarter of 2016, whereas Samsung shipped approximately…

Samsung Gear S2’s big update makes the wearable less smartphone-dependent

Samsung is currently rolling out a Tizen OS update for its Gear S2 smartwatch that adds a surprisingly large amount of features and improvements for its small 61.11MB download size. In a move that makes the smartwatch less dependent on its paired smartphone, users will now be able to download recommended apps and watch faces…

Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds now available in Canada for $280

Starting today, Canadians can purchase Samsung’s new Gear IconX cord-free earbuds at Samsung Experiences Stores across the country. Priced at $279.99, the earbuds double as standalone fitness tracker thanks to included accelerometer and heart rate sensor. Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0 connectivity allows users to upload their fitness stats to both Samsung’s own S Health…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanning technology photos leaked

Though the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not projected to be revealed until August 2nd, some of its features have been brought to light. One of the device’s most highly anticipated features is its supposed iris scanner. As Samsung news website SamMobile reports, the Note 7’s iris scanner apparently authenticates users faster than a fingerprint scanner….

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled August 2nd

Mark August 2nd off on your calendars as Samsung has announced it will unveil its next flagship smartphone on that date. As expected, the “Next Big Thing” is the Galaxy Note 7. On its official blog, Samsung teased some specs and features, noting the Note 7 will have “added functionality of the S Pen and…

The Samsung Gear S2 is getting a huge update in the coming weeks

It’s still not clear that smartwatches have become mainstream, but companies like Pebble, Apple, and Samsung are still battling it out to win the race to create a widely popular wrist-worn wearable. Samsung has been working hard on their Gear watch line, powered by its unique Tizen software, continuing to update the wearable with new…

Samsung could be working on a new version of the Gear VR

It’s only been a year since the release of the consumer version of the Gear VR, but it looks like Samsung and Oculus already have plans to release a successor. Galaxy Club, a Dutch language Samsung rumours website, uncovered a listing on an Indian imports database that highlights a new model number (SM-R323) for the Gear…

Samsung donating 200 Galaxy View devices to Fort McMurray Public Schools

The Insurance Bureau of Canada announced yesterday that the Fort McMurray wildfire in May caused $3.6 billion in damages. Many Canadian carriers helped out by donating money or resources to the cause. Samsung Canada has stepped up to assist those in need by a $100,000 financial donation to the Canadian Red Cross and also followed…

Samsung unveils Olympic Games Edition of the Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung is one of the worldwide sponsors of the upcoming Olympic games in Rio. Naturally, the company unveiled a new Olympic-inspired device to commemorate the glory of sport and competition with the “Olympic Edition” of the Galaxy S7 edge. We first saw this leak two weeks ago and now that it’s official, Samsung states this…

Samsung debuts world’s first UFS memory card lineup with up to 256GB capacity

Samsung just made history in the world of memory cards by unveiling the first ever Universal Flash Storage (UFS) memory cards 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The manufacturer promises these cards will greatly improve high-resolution 3D gaming and movie playback on mobile devices. “It provides more than five times faster sequential read performance compared…

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales estimated to top 25 million units

Sales of the Galaxy S7 helped boost Samsung’s quarterly revenues and end its decline in the smartphone market. Ahead of its audited results later this month, Samsung posted its earnings guidance for Q2 2016 today. Sales were 49.8 trillion won ($43.8 billion USD) in the quarter, up from 48.5 trillion won from the same period…

Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: Surprisingly feature-rich at $250

Samsung’s newest wearable, the Gear Fit 2, has snagged attention from those in the market for a fitness tracking smartwatch with its 4GB of storage, onboard GPS and reasonable $250 CAD price point. Could it be Samsung has another hit on its hands? I had get off the couch and buy some sneakers to find…

Samsung’s new TouchWiz UI leaks, may feature an ‘iMessage style’ SMS app

In case you thought there couldn’t possibly be anything more to leak about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – think again. Italian tech blog HDblog.it has released a gallery of images and 15-minute video of what is reportedly a beta version of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s UI. From a design standpoint the…

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Marshmallow update now available in Canada

For all the Canadians that have the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo, you’ll be happy to know that Android’s Marshmallow update is now available to download. This entry-level Android device was released November of last year and the update comes in just over 1GB in size. The update to the S5 Neo brings all the sweetness…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 name confirmed, will also include an iris scanner

Samsung is rumoured to officially announce the next Galaxy Note on August 2nd. One of the more unusual speculations surrounding this flagship is that the company will skip right past the Galaxy Note 6 branding by calling the larger-sized Android the Note 7. Today, reputable device leaker Evan Blass confirmed this to be true. On…

Montreal-based AdGear acquired by Samsung Electronics

Montreal-based AdGear, a digital advertising tech company, has been acquired by Samsung Electronics. “AdGear will operate as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. This acquisition was spearheaded by the Samsung Global Innovation Center and will support the extension of Samsung’s Smart TV services,” Samsung said in a statement sent to AdExchanger. AdGear…

Samsung set to unveil the Galaxy S7 edge ‘Olympic Edition’

Originally tipped three months ago by SamMobile, reputable device leaker Evan Blass has revealed the design of the upcoming limited edition curved device, which has similar features to past Olympic devices. The Galaxy S7 edge Olympic edition has the same design lines as a standard S7 edge but sports black body that is outfitted the…

Milk VR rebranded to Samsung VR and opens up to user-generated content

In 2014, Samsung introduced its 360 degree video watching app. Samsung recently announced that its original service, Milk VR, has been rebranded as Samsung VR. Aside from the name, this rebrand brings with it a few functional changes to the platform. Milk VR only allowed power users and influencers to upload content, limiting users to…

Samsung makes $1.2 billion investment in IoT applications

Just weeks after acquiring the American cloud service provider Joyent, Samsung further commits itself to IoT through a $1.2 billion investment. The money will be deployed to develop IoT applications over the course of four years and will be split between internal R&D and investing in external startups. Part of the investment will include a…