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Review: The best of Samsung Gear VR so far Special

Until the Oculus Rift comes out later this year as a competitor, the Samsung Gear VR is far and away the best virtual-reality device on the market. Here, I'll explain how it works it and what to check out.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 may be physically identical to the Galaxy S6

Samsung's 2015 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, brought in a sweeping redesign not seen in the Galaxy range for some years. Fans hoping further changes would come this year may be disappointed though, as reports say the S7 may be identical.

1.4 billion smartphones were shipped in 2015

1.4 billion smartphones were sold during 2015 according to market analysts IDC. Smartphone sales may be slowing but overall volumes are still very high. Samsung remains the largest manufacturer, followed by Apple and Huawei.

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date leaked as images appear online

The release date of Samsung's upcoming flagship Android smartphone for 2016 has reportedly leaked online alongside images that allegedly show the handset's display and front camera model. The Galaxy S7 will be an important device for Samsung.

U.S. judge bans sale of Samsung phones in meaningless patent case

Apple has won a victory in its patent dispute with Samsung as a U.S. court has ruled Samsung should be banned from selling its smartphones in the country. The case is meaningless though because the phones are all years old and the patents almost invalid.

Samsung to exclusively build the chip inside 2016's top phones

Samsung has reportedly scored an exclusive contract to manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 flagship mobile processor in a deal worth over $1 billion. Samsung already builds its own Exynos-branded processors as well as the chips in Apple's iPhone.

CES 2016 showcased the best in consumer tech

Las Vegas - The annual International Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2016) that took place in Las Vegas featured hundreds of next generation innovations in consumer tech.

Samsung's 'Family Hub' smart fridge features a 21.5-inch display

Samsung has created a smart fridge that you never have to open to see what is inside. The fridge has a camera system connected to a 21.5-inch touchscreen on the front that displays its contents and lets you access webpages to order new food from.

Google and Samsung want to give Android 'more fluency' than iOS

Google and Samsung are reportedly working to make Android feel more fluid to use than Apple's iOS. iOS is generally considered the most consistently responsive mobile OS, something that Android fans and manufacturers are understandably unhappy about.

Samsung planning '3D Touch' display, retina scanner for Galaxy S7

Samsung is reportedly hard at work preparing the next generation of its flagship Android smartphone, to be launched in March as the Galaxy S7. The South Korean manufacturer is rumoured to be developing a pressure-sensing display to rival Apple's 3D Touch.

Samsung might finally be ready to bring the Note 5 to Europe

When Samsung announced its much-loved flagship phablet for 2015 wouldn't be coming to Europe, it was quickly met with outcry from people forced to buy a Galaxy S6 instead. It now looks like the Note 5 may arrive in Europe early next year though.

Samsung's new VR web browser makes the Internet immersive

Samsung has launched a new app for its Gear VR headsets that lets users browse the Internet in an immersive, optimised browser. It natively supports 360-degree video streaming and can be navigated using voice commands.

Images leak of upcoming Samsung Android-powered flip phone

Clamshell-style flip phones have been out of fashion for several years but they still have a few loyal fans. Samsung recently launched an Android-powered flip phone in Korea and now details and images of another new device have turned up online.

Google bug hunts Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge, finds 11 major issues

Google's Project Zero exploit discovery team has presented some worrying findings on Android security issues in one of Samsung's most expensive smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge. The phone's software harbours 11 severe bugs.

Samsung's Galaxy View is an 18.4-inch super-size Android tablet

Samsung has unveiled its long-rumoured giant Android tablet. The company claims the 18.4-inch display "offers a new dimension" in mobile entertainment but analysts have questioned whether such a large device will prove popular or even practical.

Op-Ed: This week, companies begin reporting third quarter results

Tomorrow afternoon the Fed will release the minutes of their September FOMC meeting where the Fed did not raise interest rates. That decision has been described as a close call. Tomorrow we’ll get a better idea just how close.

Samsung accused of 'having its own Volkswagen scandal' with TVs

An independent report has accused Samsung of doctoring energy efficiency tests for televisions in a similar manner to Volkswagen's cheating of diesel emissions tests. Samsung denies the claims which say the TVs can detect when they are being tested.

Samsung tells iPhone 6S buyers to 'queue jump' to its Galaxy S6

As queues formed around Apple Stores worldwide this morning, Samsung reps were reportedly on-hand in London with an offer of a way out of waiting — by buying the company's own Galaxy S6.

Samsung may be planning a folding smartphone for January launch

Samsung could be working on an all-new style of smartphone featuring a display that folds in half. Such a device may launch in January, according to a recent report, and would be the latest in a long line of Samsung mobile display innovations.

Galaxy Note 5 design flaw gets S Pen stuck in device backwards

A major design flaw in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could allow users to accidentally break one of the most attractive features of the device by inserting the S Pen backwards after use. Testers have found it becomes completely stuck and breaks pen detection.

Samsung smart fridge exposes Gmail login details to attackers

Hackers have successfully extracted login details for Google's Gmail email service from a Samsung smart fridge. The details were unveiled at the recent DEFCON hacking conference, fuelling concerns about the privacy of Internet of Things devices.

Samsung giving $1 Galaxies to iPhone users for 30-day testing

Samsung has announced a marketing tactic aimed squarely at converting some iPhone users to its Android-powered Galaxy smartphones. Apple fans can try out a flagship Samsung device for 30 days by paying just $1 as the company's market share declines.

Apple could lose $500m as patent in Samsung lawsuit ruled invalid

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has ruled that a patent held by Apple on the design of the iPhone 3GS is actually invalid. The decision will prove critical in the company's lawsuit against Samsung, alleged to have infringed on Apple's patents.

Petition calls on Samsung to launch its Galaxy Note 5 in Europe

Samsung raised eyebrows with the unveiling of its Galaxy Note 5 phablet yesterday when it announced that the phone will not be sold in Europe. Now a disgruntled group of users, headed by a noted retailer, have started a petition to urge it to reconsider.

Samsung unveils world's largest hard drive — 16TB super-fast SSD

Samsung has created the world's highest-capacity hard drive, cramming 16TB of file storage space into a unit that fits into a 2.5-inch bay. Even more significant is that the drive is actually an SSD based around 3D NAND chips and not a hard drive at all.

Samsung reveals its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ phablet flagships

Samsung has launched its two new premium-tier phablet-sized Android smartphones at its Unpacked event in New York. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is joining an updated, glass-backed stylus-touting Note 5 — but the latter device won't be coming to Europe.

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ to have a physical keyboard accessory

Samsung will be offering a physical keyboard accessory for its upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone, according to a recent leak online. An image of the device shows that the keyboard clips to the bottom of the display, replacing the touchscreen one.

Android security flaw allows hackers to copy fingerprints

Researchers recently announced a major security flaw affecting Android devices and users' fingerprint data. As we all know, passwords can be changed if your credentials are compromised, but you can't change your fingerprints.

Silicon Valley unites to defend Samsung against Apple patent case

Several Silicon Valley technology companies have stepped up to help Samsung win its ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The group has filed a "friend of the court" letter to help argue Samsung's case. Apple claims that it infringed on multiple patents.

Samung's Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has officially unveiled its all-new tablet designed to take on the iPad, the Galaxy Tab S2. It features an octa-core processor and is thinner than the iPad Air 2. It will come in 9.7-inch or 8.0-inch versions, sizes similar to the iPad.
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The new Samsung Galaxy Tab
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A Samsung eBook Reader inside a paperback
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A 7 year old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.
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