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Samsung Gear S2 Review

Samsung Gear S2 hands on: Has the Apple Watch met its match?

Samsung Gear S2 hands on: Has the Apple Watch met its match?

By about 11 hours ago.

Ahead of the debut of Samsung’s new Gear S2 smartwatch, Apple blogs were abuzz with accusations that Samsung was about to rip off Apple once again. Leaked images showed circular icons that certainly seemed to be eerily reminiscent of the Apple Watch’s icons. Given Samsung’s rich history of copying Apple, bloggers took the leap and assumed we were in store for yet another Samsung product inspired by an Apple device that came before it.

Now that I’ve met with Samsung and tested the Gear S2 a bit, it’s time to see how it stacks up against the smartwatch market leader, and to determine once and for all whether Samsung’s new watch really is an Apple ripoff. More →

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Samsung IFA 2015 Product Announcements

Here are all the products Samsung just announced at IFA 2015

By on September 3, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Here are all the products Samsung just announced at IFA 2015

It’s been a busy week of product announcements at IFA 2015 and Samsung this morning held a highly anticipated press event where it announced several new products that revolved around the so-called “Internet of Things,” which is basically an industry buzzword for connected devices throughout our home. We’ve recapped the highlights below. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Tips And Tricks

Buying the Galaxy Note 5? Here’s a crucial tip you should know

By on September 2, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Buying the Galaxy Note 5? Here’s a crucial tip you should know

Are you planning to buy a Galaxy Note 5? If so then the most important thing you’ll want to know — aside from the correct way to insert its newly redesigned S Pen — will be how to reenable a key feature that will help improve your multitasking experience. More →

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Samsung Gear S2 Specs

Samsung takes its best shot at the Apple Watch with the Gear S2

By on September 1, 2015 at 8:10 AM.

Samsung takes its best shot at the Apple Watch with the Gear S2

It’s hard to keep up with what Samsung is doing in the wearables space. In less than two years time, the company has released six, count em’ six!, different smartwatch models. On Monday, Samsung boosted that number to seven with the official unveiling of its Gear S2 smartwatch.

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Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw

If Apple had released the flawed Galaxy Note 5…

By on August 28, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

If Apple had released the flawed Galaxy Note 5…

The media just loves to take the ball and run with it when Apple makes mistakes. Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 issues weren’t even covered by mainstream media. That leaves us wondering… what would the reports have looked like if Apple had released the Note 5?

Apple is in trouble. The company once revered for their revolutionary products now finds itself in the midst of a design panic.

In case you missed it, the company’s recently released Galaxy Note 5 suffers from a critical design flaw that truly underscores how the company is reeling in the absence of Steve Jobs.

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Samsung Vs Apple

Samsung will pay you $200 to dump your iPhone

Samsung will pay you $200 to dump your iPhone

By on August 28, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

For a period of time, Android seemed like an unstoppable juggernaut. The mobile platform’s global market share skyrocketed each quarter at breakneck speeds, leaving rival platforms in the dust behind it.

Then, in 2014, Apple finally released iPhones with bigger displays to combat the supersized screens Android users had been enjoying for years. As a result, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Android users were switching to the iPhone faster than ever, and the company’s holiday quarter was the most profitable quarter any company has even reported.

Now, Samsung is starting to fight back. More →

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Galaxy Tab S2 Review Part 1

Hands-on: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 packs a ton of power into a surprisingly thin frame

Hands-on: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 packs a ton of power into a surprisingly thin frame

By on August 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM.

There is no flagship model of the Galaxy Tab S2.

That’s what a Samsung representative told us yesterday after unveiling one of the lightest tablets I’ve ever held in my hands. Both the 8-inch and 9.7-inch models of the Tab S2 are equally important to Samsung, and at first glance, you can see why: they’re sleek, they’re thin and they’re vibrant. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Pengate S Pen Stylus Fix

Galaxy Note 5 ‘Penghazi’ – what really happens when you insert the S Pen the wrong way?

By on August 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

Galaxy Note 5 ‘Penghazi’ – what really happens when you insert the S Pen the wrong way?

As great as it may be, the Galaxy Note 5 does have one serious design issue that can break one of the most significant new features of the new handset. Sure, it takes a lot of bad luck or ignorance to put the Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen in its slot backwards, but it’s also a design flaw from Samsung, as some accidents are bound to happen. Just imagine children playing with the phablet and the clicky stylus — as soon as they put it back in the wrong way, the auto-detection features of the S Pen are toast. More →

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HDTV Deals Amazon

Amazon sale: You won’t believe how affordable these 6 big-screen HDTVs are right now

By on August 26, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Amazon sale: You won’t believe how affordable these 6 big-screen HDTVs are right now

Earlier this week, we told you about a huge sale Amazon is having on 4K TVs with great, big screens… and they’re all still on sale at big discounts if you want to check out that post. Today, the BGR Deals Team is focusing on TVs again, but from a different angle: big-screen HDTVs that are shockingly affordable.

You should note that these prices are only good until the end of the day on August 29th though, so you had better hurry if you see anything you like. More →

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Samsung Smart Fridge Hack

Have a Samsung smart fridge? Your Gmail credentials might be at risk

By on August 25, 2015 at 10:05 PM.

Have a Samsung smart fridge? Your Gmail credentials might be at risk

With each passing year, more and more everyday objects are being outfitted with network connectivity. This type of futuristic world — dubbed The Internet of Things — promises to make our lives a whole lot easier in ways we never imagined possible even just a few years ago.

Of course, with every great technological advancement comes newfound security risks. Case in point: researchers recently uncovered a security flaw in a Samsung smart fridge which can compromise a user’s Gmail credentials. As to why you might need a refrigerator with an 8-inch Wi-Fi enabled display that can browse the web, mirror what’s on your phone, and even run apps, well, that’s a topic for another day.

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Galaxy Note 5 S Pen Design Error

‘Penghazi’ is the Galaxy Note 5’s first official ‘scandal’

By on August 25, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

‘Penghazi’ is the Galaxy Note 5’s first official ‘scandal’

The Galaxy Note 5 is an amazing new Samsung handset. The Korean giant applied the same design recipe it used successfully on the Galaxy S6 to create its best phablet so far. However, the phone does appear to have one unexpected critical flaw that can damage the device: Inserted the wrong way, the device’s S-Pen can permanently ruin the smartphone, as a new video reveals. More →

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4K TV Deals

Amazon is having a big sale on big-screen 4K TVs – here are 5 of the best deals

By on August 25, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

Amazon is having a big sale on big-screen 4K TVs – here are 5 of the best deals

Look, we’re going to level with you: 4K TVs still aren’t a must-have. Even though services like Netflix are starting to get on board, you know as well as we do that there just isn’t enough “ultra HD” 4K content out there to make 4K a necessity. But 4K content is coming and if you’re smart, you’ll begin to prepare yourself now.

BGR readers in the market for a new TV should absolutely think about picking up a 4K set. Sure, you might save a few dollars by going with a 1080p unit instead, but when you get to larger screens that are 55 inches and up, you really can tell the difference between full HD and ultra HD. In a couple of years when ultra HD content is everywhere, do you want to be left out?

Well, you’re in luck, because Amazon is having a big sale on HDTVs this week, and there are some great oversized 4K units to be found. We’ve picked out the five best deals and you’ll find them listed below. More →

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