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    Samsung Will Have a New Soundbar That Doesn’t Need a Subwoofer at CES

    It’s about time. Soundbars have long been great audio options for people who want a simple, all-in-one speaker system to pair with their television, reducing clutter. They’re sometimes used in surround systems, too, but in recent years, soundbars have been outfitted with virtual surround sound tech, making them viable lower-cost alternatives. The sticking point has […]

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    Samsung Will Issue Update Disabling Galaxy Note 7 Devices

    We’ve reached the coda of the sad song of the Galaxy Note 7. The device, recalled twice for faulty batteries prone to thermal runaway and explosions, will be disabled completely by an upcoming firmware update. Samsung has been working to get all Note 7 owners to return their potentially dangerous devices for a refund or […]

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    The Samsung Galaxy S8 Might Get Dual Harman Speakers

    Samsung acquired Harman for $8 billion last month mostly for their automotive technology, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be putting all their audio expertise to good use. Fonearena, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that their upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone will have dual stereo speakers, marking a significant improvement over previous models. The list of features […]

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    Apple Trying to Move Away From Samsung as Supplier of Displays for iPhone 8

    In April, rumors started circulating that Apple was looking to add an OLED screen to next year’s iPhone for their big 10-year anniversary redesign. Trouble was, there’s only one company that can mass produce smartphone-sized OLED screens, and that company doesn’t have the friendliest of relationships with Apple. Reports from the Korean Herald and the Chinese Wall Street […]

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    Qualcomm Introduces Quick Charge 4.0, Gets Help From Samsung on Their Next-Gen Chipset

    Qualcomm is getting us excited for next year’s phones this week by telling us what to expect from their next-gen chipsets. What Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets are capable of outlines what smartphones are capable of, making their announcements a preview of the next year’s hot smartphone features. Here’s a couple — Quick Charge 4.0 is ready to […]

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    Samsung Acquires Harman for $8 Billion

    In 2016, we’ve come a lot closer to reaching the corporate singularity. Before year’s end, we can add one more big acquisition to the list — earlier today, Samsung announced in a press release that it plans to acquire audio and car tech giant Harman for $8 billion. Usually when we talk about Harman, it’s in reference […]

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    The Samsung Galaxy S8 Might Have a Much Larger Screen than the S7

    Ever since the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, us and many others have been wondering if Samsung will ax the Note line altogether, bringing its unique features — larger displays and the S Pen — into their flagship S series. We might not know for sure until next year in late summer or early fall, when Samsung usually […]

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    Samsung Issues Nationwide Recall of 34 Models of Their Top-Load Washing Machines

    If you own a Samsung top-load washing machine from between March 2011 and this month, November 2016, take note — Samsung has issued a recall for 34 models due to an assembly fault that has led some washers to come apart violently. In September, when Good Morning America released the results of their investigation into reports of […]

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    The S Pen lives on in the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Tablet

    After an international launch earlier this year, Samsung is bringing their latest tablet to the United States this week. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is a tablet like any other in terms of specs, but adds the S Pen and assorted features that we usually only see on the Galaxy Note line of smartphones. The […]

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    Samsung Completely Discontinues Production of the Galaxy Note 7

    Possibly the biggest debacle in smartphone history is now over — after five reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 units catching fire worldwide, Samsung has announced that they will halt production of the phone altogether. The move will cost Samsung billions of dollars in lost sales, and the damage to their reputation — and specifically to […]

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    Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Earbuds Review

    This is the year of the truly wireless earbuds — we’ve had Bluetooth in-ear headphones for a while, but never anything that cut even the cord between the two earpieces. We’ve seen these from Jabra, Earin, Apple, and a few others so far, but one of the first to hit the market was the Samsung Gear […]

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    A Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 May Have Caught Fire on an Airplane

    Both Samsung and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission are in the process of investigating the incident, but it doesn’t look good for the beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 — a report from The Verge indicates that a replacement unit of the phone caught fire in an airplane before takeoff yesterday. The Note 7 was recalled after […]

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    Some Samsung Top-Load Washing Machines Are at Risk of Coming Apart

    Per an investigative report by Good Morning America, some Samsung top-load washing machines produced between March 2011 and April 2016 are at risk of coming apart violently. Since early 2015, 21 machines have reportedly been affected during spin cycles while washing heavy loads, with top covers and small parts sent flying. Samsung is now working with […]

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    Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Phones Are Back On Sale

    Nothing can keep Samsung down. Earlier this month Samsung initiated a recall of their new Note 7 smartphone that covered 10 countries, including their native South Korea and the United States. The Note 7 was recalled after reports surfaced of batteries catching on fire or exploding essentially meaning people were in possession of exploding phones which is less cool […]

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    Samsung AddWash Front-Load Washer and Electric Dryer Review

    We recently took a couple new Samsung appliances — a washer and a dryer — out for a spin. We thoroughly tested their 5.0 cu-ft AddWash Front-Load Washer and 7.5 cu-ft Electric Front-Load Dryer. The latter is a steam dryer, but with the extra benefits of connectivity and a drying rack for shoes that sits inside the […]

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    Best of IFA 2016

    Berlin’s big technology bash is just about over, with the big announcements already in the bag. We’ve seen the usual suspects’ last pushes before the holiday shopping season, and while this year was a little lighter on the new and exciting, there was still plenty here certain to wind up on more than a few […]