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Apple awarded $120 million in patent case over Samsung

Apple recently won a $120 million jury award in a patent case over Samsung. The case began in May of 2014 when a verdict directed Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million for using its ‘slide to unlock,’ autocorrect and quick-link features without permission. The Globe and Mail reports that the verdict was appealed, and overturned…

Samsung’s Q3 profit guidance outperforms estimates despite Note 7 recall

Samsung’s earnings guidance report for Q3 was released on October 6th, showing better results than expected considering the financial hit of its recent Galaxy Note 7 recall. According to the company’s estimate, the consolidated operating profit rose by about 5.5 percent to approximately 7.8 trillion South Korean Won (about $9.2 billion CAD) in the three…

Samsung to buy AI company founded by the creators of Apple’s Siri

Samsung has announced that it is acquiring Viv Labs, an artificial intelligence startup founded by Siri vets Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham. Viv Labs‘ AI is purportedly capable of learning, connecting multiple ideas in one command, and executing personal assistance tasks. It was first demonstrated at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in May 2016. Samsung has…

Samsung says there are now 1 million ‘safe’ Galaxy Note 7s in the world

Despite early confusion, Samsung’s Note 7 recall appears to now be moving forward smoothly, with the South Korean company now reporting that 1 million customers around the world are using safe Galaxy Note 7s. Samsung’s voluntary recall started on September 2nd with the device’s mandatory recall launching just a few days later. With each region…

Samsung patents new foldable tablet design with built-in keyboard and kickstand

Samsung has been granted a design patent for a foldable tablet by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to a document obtained by Patently Mobile. The design patent showcases a tablet that features built-in keyboard and kickstand. The tablet further features three foldable segments that would allow it to open up into a single…

Samsung discusses future plans for virtual reality, standalone headsets and 10K displays

During a recent event in San Francisco, Samsung President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn discussed where he believes the future reality is headed as well as his company’s future plans for the burgeoning technology. With other manufacturers like Intel and Qualcomm jumping into the standalone VR game after revealing reference designs for standalone virtual reality…

90 percent of Note 7 owners plan to give Samsung’s latest smartphone a second chance

Now that the dust has settled and Samsung has done a better job of explaining its Note 7 exchange program and makes sense, the company is slowly but steadily circulating faulty devices out of numerous global markets. Contrary to what many may assume, Samsung says this fiasco hasn’t deterred the company’s most faithful customers, with 90…

Samsung’s Gear VR will soon feature Xbox One controller support

One of the Gear VR’s most significant issues is controller support. The device currently works with a variety of Android gamepads, but soon one of the best controllers ever will be compatible with Samsung’s low-cost VR headset. Microsoft has decided to add Gear VR support to its Xbox One controller with the first compatible game…

Samsung Canada says Galaxy Note 7 sales will resume ‘mid-October’

Sales of the Galaxy Note 7 in Canada will resume sometime in mid-October, according to Samsung Canada COO Paul Brannen. In an interview with MobileSyrup, Brannen stated, “Samsung’s first priority is to fulfill devices for customers who have registered for the Canadian Product Exchange. We have started to ship replacement devices and anticipate fulfilling the…

Samsung says 70 percent of Canadian Note 7 owners have registered for a replacement

Just days after issuing an unprecedented recall, Samsung Canada has announced that 70 percent of the 22,000 Note 7s sold in Canada have been tagged for replacement. After some initial confusion related to how the Note 7’s recall will work in different regions, Samsung has now clarified how Canadian consumers can confirm their Note 7…

Android 6.0.1 security update now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 devices in Canada

Samsung has started rolling out its September Android security patch through Canadian carriers for those with Galaxy S7s running Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. We’ve seen the update coming through Rogers, Telus and Bell, as well as sub-brands like Koodo. The patch addresses several issues, the most severe of which is a “critical security vulnerability that could…

Samsung Note 7 issues caused by rush to compete with ‘dull iPhone,’ says report

Samsung’s Note 7 crisis stems from a rush to compete with Apple, according to a report released by Bloomberg, After discovering that the iPhone 7 would include mainly incremental upgrades rather than major innovations, Samsung supposedly accelerated the launch of the Note 7 in an effort to lure consumers away from the upcoming iPhone. Bloomberg…

Samsung America president apologizes for Note 7 battery debacle in new video

In an attempt to mitigate the negative publicity and sales loss caused by the exploding Note 7, Samsung America president and COO Tim Baxter appeared in a video released on the company’s U.S. newsroom site to explain the facts of what the company continues to call a ‘voluntary recall.’ The video starts out on an…

Samsung plummets $26B in market value following Galaxy Note 7 recall

Following the announcement that it’s recalling all Galaxy Note 7 devices because of explosive battery issues, Samsung has lost $26 billion in dollar value. Shares of the company dropped 6.9 percent between the Korea Exchange’s close on Friday and Monday, according to financial data company Factset. Specifically, the company lost 28 trillion won (about $26…

HP to acquire Samsung’s printer division for $1.05B

In the midst of Samsung’s Note 7 debacle, the company announced its intention to sell its printer division to HP Inc for $1.05 billion. The sale was reportedly approved by the company’s board of directors on September 12th, as part of an effort to concentrate on its core business areas. Samsung claims that its printer…

Samsung sold approximately 21,953 Galaxy Note 7 devices in Canada

Almost two weeks after a voluntary recall was issued for the Galaxy Note 7 due to the phone’s explosion-prone 3,500 mAh battery, Samsung and Health Canada have announced an official recall. The Note 7 went on sale in Canada on August 19th and was pulled globally on September 1st. To date, Samsung sold 2.5 million…

Samsung officially recalls Galaxy Note 7 devices

Samsung Canada today announced it is officially recalling the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone it sold from August 19th to September 1st of this year. “The Samsung Note7 smartphone battery has the potential to overheat and burn, posing a potential fire hazard,” says the Health Canada posting, “Health Canada and Samsung Canada have received one report…

Safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacements will be marked with blue ‘S’ sticker

Concerns about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are at an all-time high with the news that one of the afflicted devices exploded in a 6-year-old boy’s hands in Brooklyn, burning him and sending him to hospital. Meanwhile, the company has instated a voluntary exchange program for Canadian customers, but has not yet issued an official…