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Prosecutors appeal against ruling on Samsung heir

Seoul - Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a harsher punishment for the heir to the Samsung empire, appealing against a court ruling that sentenced him to five years in prison for bribery.

Jailed Samsung heir appeals against conviction

Seoul - Lawyers for the jailed heir to the Samsung empire filed an appeal against his conviction on Monday as South Korean media divided on the ruling that put the country's top business leader behind bars.

Samsung heir's jailing heralds reform drive: analysts

Seoul - The conviction and jailing of South Korea's top business tycoon heralds a drive to reform the country's giant conglomerates and loosen their grip on the economy, analysts said.

Like father, like son: Samsung heir convicted

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has spent his life trying to prove himself worthy of his father's legacy, and on Friday he followed in the older man's footsteps by being convicted in the same courtroom.

Samsung heir guilty of bribery, sentenced to five years jail

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung empire was convicted of bribery and other offences Friday and jailed for five years in connection with the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

Five charges facing Samsung's Lee

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung business empire Lee Jae-Yong faces five charges in his corruption trial, after being caught up in the scandal that brought down president Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung heir faces corruption verdict

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung business empire, including the world's biggest smartphone maker, awaited the verdict Friday in his corruption trial over the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note

New York - Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new model of its Galaxy Note as it seeks to leave behind the debacle over exploding batteries in the previous generation of the device, and mount a renewed challenge to Apple and its soon-to-come iPhone 8.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note8

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note8, the next incarnation of the company's flagship phablet. The device has been upgraded with a 6.3-inch Infinity Display and an improved S Pen stylus. Samsung's also assured customers the battery is safe.

Verdict for Samsung heir weighs on telecom giant

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial Friday, which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade.

Samsung Bixby Voice expands to over 200 countries

Samsung has rolled out its Bixby digital assistant to over 200 countries across the world. The significant expansion implies Bixby is beginning to scale after a slow start. The assistant is still limited to just two languages though.

Samsung says the Galaxy Note 8 will 'do bigger things'

Samsung has said its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 flagship smartphone will "do bigger things" ahead of its launch this month. Although the name of the phone is still unconfirmed, Samsung's widely expected to stick with its Note brand despite last year's recall.

S. Korea prosecutors seek 12 years' jail for Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president.

Samsung steps up battery safety with 'unprecedented' test suite

Samsung has opened up about its failings with the Galaxy Note 7 and how it has responded to the crisis since the phone's global recall. Company executives spoke openly in a report, saying Samsung is committed to greater transparency around battery safety.

LG Display announces $7 billion OLED investment to fight Samsung

LG Display has announced it is to invest an additional $7 billion to develop its OLED display production facilities. The company is trying to accelerate its development of organic light-emitting panels as it races to catch up market leader Samsung.

Apple investigating ways of toppling Samsung's OLED business

Apple has reportedly bought specialist production equipment that could be used to make OLED screens for smartphones. The company may be planning to bring OLED production in-house, reducing its dependency on rival Samsung.

Samsung starts rolling out Bixby Voice in the U.S.

Samsung has announced that the rollout of Bixby Voice in the U.S. has now commenced, allowing Galaxy S8 owners to start interacting with the digital assistant using their voice. The feature was delayed from the device's launch due to ongoing issues.

The working environment is changing — and tech is here to help

Thanks to transformative technologies, the working space is changing. More people are working from home than ever before, allowing companies to harness efficiencies and save costs in the process.

Apple is making Samsung rich

Samsung Electronics forecasted record profit and sharply increased revenue in an earnings guidance release on Friday. Samsung expects its operating profit to increase 72 percent to $12.1 billion and revenue to rise 18 percent to around $52 billion.

Samsung thinks its DeX technology can transform the way you work

Samsung has detailed the design and development work that went into the creation of its DeX desktop for Android devices. Samsung said the feature isn't meant to be just for power users, instead claiming it adds an "additional dimension" of convenience.

Samsung is planning its own Bixby-powered smart speaker

Samsung is reportedly developing its own smart speaker as it looks towards the smart home. The device will be powered by the company's Bixby assistant and will rival the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and Google Home. Development is still ongoing.

Samsung launches refurbished Galaxy Note 'Fan Edition' in Korea

Samsung has officially announced its refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Now rebranded as the Galaxy Note "Fan Edition," the device is an attempt to recoup some of the losses incurred from the original handset's recall. It comes with a smaller battery.

Samsung unveils giant 49-inch ultrawide monitor for gamers

Samsung has unveiled a new computer monitor with a huge 49-inch diagonal size. The gigantic screen has an ultrawide aspect ratio of 32:9 and takes in a slight curve to fill your vision. Samsung hopes to convince gamers to try out the monitor.

Samsung brings its Android web browser app to other phones

Samsung has launched its own Android web browser app in the Google Play Store, bringing it to phones from other manufacturers. The previously Galaxy-exclusive app is based on the same core as Google Chrome and comes with privacy-focused features.

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack'

Seoul - Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner fooled by a photograph

Samsung's "ultrasecure" iris scanner on its Galaxy S8 smartphone has been fooled using a photograph and contact lens. The method is alarmingly trivial to use and raises concerns about the safety of the biometric authentication technique.

A hands-on look at the Samsung Galaxy S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is an exciting phone to behold. The infinity display is the kind of trend in smartphone design that could push things forward. But does it live up the hype? Digital Journal took the phone for a spin to find out.

Samsung's Bixby assistant lands on smart fridges

Samsung is bringing its Bixby digital assistant to its smart Family Hub refrigerators according to reports today. The software update allows you to interact with the fridge using voice commands, a helpful alternative to the touchscreen while cooking.

Samsung's latest smartphone shuns Android for Tizen

Samsung has announced a new entry-level smartphone that runs the company's own Tizen operating system instead of Google's Android. It joins a growing number of Tizen devices and is intended to appeal to first-time smartphone buyers.

Samsung to release software update for Galaxy S8 red tint

Samsung has announced it is developing a software update for its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone that should remedy reports of a strange reddish tint on the display. The company had previously denied there's anything wrong with the phone.
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