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Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

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After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung flagship smartphone goes on sale worldwide

A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, left, and a Samsung Gear 2 are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio, in New York, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean company tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

The latest version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphone series went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

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Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices, the company said Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Ortiz tweeted the selfie to his followers Tuesday, and it was resent by tens of thousands, including Samsung, which retweeted it as an ad. The White House press secretary says Obama was not aware that the photo was part of a marketing stunt. AP

Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US judge rules for Samsung in dispute with Apple

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A United States judge on Thursday denied Apple’s request to permanently ban Samsung from selling 23 older-model smartphones and tablets that a jury found infringed on patents held by the maker of iPhones and iPads.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Android tops as tablets go mainstream—report

People gather at the Samsung booth at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.  AP

Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, left, and a Samsung Gear 2 are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio, in New York, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean company tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

Samsung unveiled Monday its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world’s industry leader.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung defends crown in tougher smartphone market

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Samsung defends its crown as the world’s top smartphone maker Monday, unveiling a new premier smartphone in the face of tougher markets and a rising challenge from China.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

LG to launch new smartwatch this year – CEO

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LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry’s new source of growth.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung launches new smart watch, Gear 2

Undated photo made available Sunday Feb 23 2014 by Samsung of a Gear 2 Neo, one of two new computerized wristwatches, this time including health sensors and related fitness features to give people a reason to buy one, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Spain.  AP

Samsung launched Sunday a new smart watch, the Gear 2, after a first version won over few critics, adding new features and ditching Google’s Android in favour of its own operating system.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

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Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the United States.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung seeks to wow mobile world with new smartphone

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Samsung aims to take the mobile world by storm Monday, almost certainly unveiling a new Galaxy S5 smartphone with rumoured Apple-fighting features such as a fingerprint scanner and larger screen.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung leads as smartphone sales top a billion units

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The smartphone market hit a milestone in 2013 with more than a billion units shipped, a survey showed on Monday.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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