Category Archives: Samsung

Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

Crunch Report June 23 Today’s Stories  Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service Credits Written and Hosted by:… Read More

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is finally coming to the U.S. — but only as a preview

 Samsung’s much-touted, but mostly absent, smart assistant continues to amble its way to the U.S. After a big false start during the Galaxy S8’s launch, Bixby Voice is finally making its stateside debut. At least kind of, sort of. The company is positioning this is a “sneak peak” for the feature that was initially planned to debut on its new flagship phones. Starting… Read More

Samsung’s new top-end curved gaming monitors are sporting HDR, QLED and AMD FreeSync 2

 Samsung is updating its curved gaming monitor lineup with a slew of new technologies. Coming in 27, 31.5 and 49-inch versions, they’re called the C27HG70, C32HG70 and C49HG90, respectively. They blend the best current monitor technologies, into a package that at first glance seems pretty ideal. All three monitors come equipped with HDR (high dynamic range) for increased light range,… Read More

IBM unveils world’s first 5nm chip

IBM, working with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, has unveiled the world's first 5nm silicon chip. Beyond the usual power, performance, and density improvement from moving to smaller transistors, the 5nm IBM chip is notable for being one of the first to use horizontal gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, and the first real use of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.

GAAFETs are the next evolution of tri-gate finFETs: finFETs, which are currently used for most 22nm-and-below chip designs, will probably run out of steam at around 7nm; GAAFETs may go all the way down to 3nm, especially when combined with EUV. No one really knows what comes after 3nm.

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Crunch Report | 2017 Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report is released, Elon Musk draws his line with Trump, Nest’s newest smart camera, Nest Cam IQ, is released and Samsung’s Bixby personal assistant is reportedly running a little late on its release. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Samsung’s elusive Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from launching

 In the battle of the voice assistants, one entrant still appears to be staying rather quiet. Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant was initially supposed to launch alongside the company’s Galaxy S8 smartphone, but after a series of delays the English language version may not be reaching U.S. customers until late June, the WSJ reports. Sources tell WSJ that Bixby isn’t quite ready… Read More

Samsung adds the S Pen to the Notebook 9 Pro, making its best Surface Book impression

 Let’s start off the work week saying that Samsung’s favorite pent tool, the S Pen — with a 0.7mm tip, Windows Ink support the capability to detect more than 4,000 levels of pressure and hasn’t been featured since the Note 7 — has found its next host, a Surface Book competitor: the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro. It’s not exactly similar in design approach to the… Read More

The difference between smartphone gimmick and game changer

 It’s hard to find a legitimately bad flagship phone these days. Sure, one peeks its head out from time to time, but on a whole most phones are pretty good. The screens, the cameras, the internals. There are always a few bits that could use improving (see: battery and durability), but the gulf between good and bad isn’t any near where it once was. And for the past several… Read More

Samsung Galaxy Book review: A better TabPro S, but not a laptop replacement

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Samsung revamped one of its 2016 hybrids while simultaneously creating a challenger to Microsoft's Surface family. Last year's Galaxy TabPro S was a thin-and-light tablet powered by a Skylake Core M processor and featuring an OLED display. While stunning, the OLED display raised questions about the longevity of the device, and the tablet itself was lacking in connectivity options.

The new Galaxy Book tries to fix some of that while keeping the good parts intact: it's a slim Windows tablet, accompanied by a folio keyboard case and S Pen stylus, that's vying to replace your regular laptop by enticing you with Ultrabook-grade internals. The Galaxy Book comes in 10- and 12-inch models, but both are very different, not just in their screen size, but in internal quality as well. While Samsung managed to right some of the wrongs of the TabPro S, it's hard to make a case for the Galaxy Book replacing your everyday work device.

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Samsung’s new Gear 360 cam gets $229 retail price, goes on sale tomorrow

 Samsung announced today that it will begin selling its new 360-degree camera in-stores and online starting tomorrow for $229. Across the pond, the phone had been available for pre-order for £219, or just over $283, so this is actually a smudge cheaper than some were expecting. Even though the company’s last iteration was priced at $349, those with a thrifty eye could easily find… Read More