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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Samsung 18.4 Inch Tablet

Samsung is reportedly working on a truly massive iPad Pro rival

By on August 21, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

Samsung is reportedly working on a truly massive iPad Pro rival

Samsung is reportedly working on a tablet so big that it may even make Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro seem minuscule by comparison. According to SamMobile, the company that popularized the phablet is now hard at work on a tablet with a gargantuan 18.4-inch display.

Based on information obtained by the site, the rumored tablet will sport a TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, an octa-core 64-bit 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 processor, 2GB of RAM, a respectable 32GB of storage, and to top it all off, a microSD card slot. Rumored to run Android 5.1 Lollipop, the device will reportedly feature an 8 megapixel rear facing camera and a front facing 2.1 megapixel camera.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Notification Ads

Samsung gives users a new reason to switch to iPhone

By on August 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM.

Samsung gives users a new reason to switch to iPhone

While it’s understandable that Android OEMs these days feel they have to be creative when it comes to finding new ways to make money, they also have to be careful that they don’t overstep their bounds and significantly annoy their user base. Earlier this month we saw that HTC had started serving some One M8 and One M9 users ads in their notification centers, which is something that didn’t go over very well among Android diehards. After all, if you’ve already paid hundreds of dollars for a phone, why should that phone spam you with marketing  you didn’t ask for? More →

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Samsung Test Drive iPhone

Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day trial of new Galaxy devices

By on August 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day trial of new Galaxy devices

Samsung today launched an intriguing and aggressive new promotional campaign specifically targeting iPhone users. Touted as the Ultimate Test Drive, Samsung’s promotion offers existing iPhone owners the ability to try out one of Samsung’s more advanced devices for 30 days for just $1. The three devices eligible for the trial run include the Galaxy S6 edge+, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 edge

“For just one dollar, you can try one of our latest Samsung phones for 30 days with no obligation,” the campaign reads. “Your test drive kit will come with the phone of your choice, an activated sim card, and a step-by-step guide to help you start your test drive.”

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Apple Vs Samsung: Supreme Court

Samsung’s last-ditch and desperate effort to have its patent loss to Apple reversed

By on August 20, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Samsung’s last-ditch and desperate effort to have its patent loss to Apple reversed

Samsung, in a last-ditch effort to get its 2012 patent loss to Apple overturned, will reportedly try to take its case to the United States Supreme Court. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Samsung is hoping to officially plead its case come November and began filing the requisite paper work this past Wednesday.

“The questions present issues of enormous importance to patent litigation and the scope of innovation, especially in high-technology industries,” Samsung’s brief reads in part.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

By on August 20, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

Twice a year each and every year, just like clockwork, smartphone reviewers like myself used to look forward to finding new ways to phrase the same exact complaint. The [INSERT NEW GALAXY S OR NOTE MODEL NAME HERE] is a great phone with a stunning display, but the plasticky case looks bland and feels cheap. Users had the same complaint as well, of course. Can you imagine paying $640 for a phone made out of plastic that’s this thin and cheap feeling?

But Samsung’s sales kept climbing higher and higher… until they didn’t.

Following several consecutive quarters of declining sales, Samsung finally decided to step up its game. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were the first Samsung phones ever to be constructed out of premium materials to match their premium price tags. But in the new flagship phones’ launch quarter, Samsung’s operating profit in its mobile division plummeted 38%.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge simply don’t have what it takes to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6. Now, it’s time to see if the exact same strategy will fare any better against the upcoming new iPhone 6s Plus.

Meet Samsung’s new flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Drop Test Video

Surprise: Galaxy Note 5’s gorgeous display cracks… if you drop it repeatedly

By on August 19, 2015 at 5:20 PM.

Surprise: Galaxy Note 5’s gorgeous display cracks… if you drop it repeatedly

You’d better be sitting down for this, but the Galaxy Note 5 isn’t drop-proof either – no phone is. The glass-and-metal Galaxy Note 5 looks a lot better than any of its predecessors, and the smartphone is supposed to be even more durable than any of them. But if you drop Samsung’s newest flagship from various heights on a hard surface it won’t be able to survive without getting at least some glass damage. More →

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HDTV Deals

These are the 5 top-rated HDTVs on Amazon

By on August 19, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

These are the 5 top-rated HDTVs on Amazon

Buying an HDTV can often be very difficult. You can search Google and read reviews for days and still have no idea which model to purchase. Sometimes, the easiest way to find a great television is to rely on the wisdom of the crowd — and there is no bigger crowd of consumers than Amazon shoppers.

Here are the five top-rated HDTVs on Amazon: More →

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