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South Korean Samsung employee arrested for stealing 8,474 smartphones

A disabled Samsung employee has been arrested for stealing 8,474 smartphones, according to a report from The Investor. The man, whose surname is “Lee,” had reportedly been stealing the devices from Samsung’s production headquarters in Suwon, South Korea, between the period of December 2014 and November 2016. All Samsung employees are required to go through a body scanner…

mophie announces new charging case for iPhone 7/7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

mophie has announced a new case and station accessory for charging iPhone 7/7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ phones. Named the charge force case and charge force powerstation mini, mophie’s latest cases are designed to offer easy wireless charging with the latest flagship smartphones on the market. The charge force case is slim, wrapped in leather and can…

NextVR offers NBA Finals highlights on Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream

Basketball fans get a courtside experience of the 2017 NBA Finals through virtual reality. Running from June 1st – June 18th, highlights from the games will be available on the NBA Finals Channel through broadcasting and media production company NextVR.   Experience the #VR highlights from Game 1 of the #NBAFinals between @Cavs and @Warriors. NOW available…

Telus is now delivering quad-band LTE-A service to the Samsung Galaxy S8

With today’s network enhancements and bug fix update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Telus has added support for quad-band LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service, allowing for theoretical data speeds of up to 750 Megabits per second. In practice, customers can likely expect to see mobile data speeds in the range of 22 to 174Mbps — like…

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant release has reportedly been pushed back

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant has reportedly been delayed until at least the end of June. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Samsung has had difficulty in getting Bixby to properly understand English syntax and grammar. When reached for comment, Samsung told The WSJ that “Bixby Voice benefits from time to further enhance natural language understanding, and…

Galaxy S8 is outselling the Galaxy S7, says Samsung

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are outselling previous Galaxy series flagships, at least in the company’s native South Korea, according to Samsung. “The phone’s predecessors S6 and S7 hit the 1 million mark in 75 and 74 days since their launch, respectively. The S8 is selling almost two times faster than that,” said a spokesperson…

Samsung unveils new stretchable display

Samsung unveiled its latest display technology earlier this week at the Display Week 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Unlike flexible OLED displays Samsung has shown off in the past, which could only be formed in one direction, the company’s new screen can bend both ways. When pressed from above, the display stretches like a balloon, only…

Samsung Gear 360 Canadian pricing and availability

The Samsung Gear 360 is a solid follow-up to last year’s model, and should be a good fit for casual videographers looking for a portable device to record life’s important moments — in 4K no less. The portable camcorder is now officially available for pre-order. Priced at $349.99 CAD, the Samsung Gear 360 will be…

ZeniMax sues Samsung for copyright infringement over the Oculus Rift

Following a lengthy legal dispute with Oculus, ZeniMax is now suing Samsung over copyright infringement virtual reality (VR) technology. In the lawsuit, ZeniMax alleges that Samsung knowingly used Oculus tech that was developed at ZeniMax then misappropriated by Oculus executive John Carmack. Carmack was one of the leading forces behind the Samsung’s Gear VR, with the…

Samsung has sold more than 5 million Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

Since the Galaxy S8 and S8+ first launched in South Korea, the U.S. and Canada on April 21st, Samsung has sold more 5 million units of its latest pair of flagship smartphones, according to South Korea’s The Investor. Samsung did not break down sales by region, but did note, in an interview with the publication,…

Specs comparison: HTC U11 vs. LG G6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Sony Xperia Premium

HTC has announced its newest device, the HTC U11. The phone includes a new feature called ‘Edge Sense,’ the latest innovation in the company’s 20-year history. Finally seeing the smartphone after weeks of rumours, we now know that the device isn’t bezel-less and doesn’t feature an 18:9 aspect ratio, but does include an all-new squeezable…

Samsung announces finalists in Canada 150 student competition

Samsung has announced the regional finalists for its Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. Students from 150 schools across Canada will be awarded a ‘Samsung technology package,’ that includes a Gear VR, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy S7, and Samsung Gear 360 camera. The Solve for Tomorrow Challenge is a STEM competition designed to encourage students between grade…

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reported to feature 6.3-inch display

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to arrive later this year, is rumoured to feature a 6.3-inch display. Sources from Weibo, a Korean blogging platform, revealed the phablet will be slightly bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and 0.8-inches larger than the exploding Note 7. Previous leaks indicated that the device would feature a…

Samsung forms new contract chip manufacturing division

Samsung has announced that it’s creating a new division dedicated to contract chip manufacturing. No specific title for the new branch was revealed, but it will be responsible for making mobile processors and other non-memory chips for clients such as Qualcomm and Nvidia. Analysts previously speculated that the firm would eventually split apart its foundry and…