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Samsung will sell a refurbished version of the Note 7 to address environmental concerns

The final chapter of Samsung’s lengthy Note 7 saga apparently has yet to be written. Following pressure from environmental groups that culminated with a on-site protester at the company’s Mobile World Congress press event, Samsung has confirmed its intentions to re-release the Note 7 back into the wild in refurbished form. After announcing last year that it would simply “safely ... Read More »

Samsung plans to sell Galaxy Note 7 units as refurbished

CNET/CBS Interactive Samsung on Monday announced it will begin selling the once-recalled Galaxy Note 7 as a refurbished handset. Any recalled units that don’t make the cut will be used for parts or recycled. Samsung didn’t reveal which markets would get the Galaxy Note 7 or which carriers would sell the refurbish handset. As for which Note 7 phones will ... Read More »

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop

Two years after its last major refresh, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Tab S3. A lot has changed in tablet land in the past two years. Sales have slowed considerably, as consumers have stubbornly opted not to upgrade. Manufacturers, meanwhile, are cannibalizing sales from all sides, through larger phones and convertibles like the Galaxy Book, which was launched right ... Read More »

​Samsung offers 14nm network chips with Rambus, eSilicon

Samsung has made a successful tape-out for network customers using its 14-nanometer FinFET process, in collaboration with eSilicon and Rambus, the company announced. It used its 14 Low-Power Plus process and know-how from network applications together with eSilicon’s ASIC and 2.5D design capability and Rambus’ 28G SerDes solution for the design pattern. Samsung also named its newly-developed 2.5 dimension turnkey ... Read More »

Samsung Pay is now live in India

Samsung Pay has launched in India where it is working on selected devices, according to a report from Sam Mobile. The Korean firm had teased its entry to India’s payments market last month, but now it has rolled out with support for banks Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and Standard Chartered, and credit and debit cards from MasterCard and Visa. Beyond traditional ... Read More »

After liftoff, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will face many unknowns

Samsung The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 March 29 will represent a comeback for the company’s mobile unit, which is recovering by the Galaxy Note 7 disaster. What’s unclear is how Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship phone will fare given the multiple unknowns the company is facing. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 lands amid a backdrop of the company’s January report on ... Read More »

Alleged CIA leak re-demonstrates the dangers of smart TVs

WikiLeaks published today notes on what it alleges are a large set of CIA hacking tools. Among the dump was a tool developed by the CIA and MI5 that attempted to turn certain Samsung smart TVs into remote listening and monitoring devices. It’s called Weeping Angel. Because of Doctor Who. The exploit only targeted certain Samsung TVs, though if this ... Read More »

​Samsung completes $8 billion Harman acquisition

Samsung Electronics has completed the acquisition of Harman International Industries in a deal worth $8 billion, the company announced. Harman stockholders will receive $112 per share in cash, and the deal was approved by the US firm’s stockholders and local and foreign regulators, the Korean company said. Harman will be 100 percent owned by Samsung, while Dinesh Paliwal will remain ... Read More »

Apple says most vulnerabilities in Wikileaks docs are already patched

Wikileaks today published a trove of documents, allegedly taken from the CIA, that detail the government’s efforts to hack popular devices like iPhones, Android phones, and Samsung smart TVs. But Apple is pushing back against claims that the CIA’s hoarded vulnerabilities for its devices were effective. The documents, if they are indeed legitimate, include charts that detail iOS exploits that would ... Read More »

​Samsung Pay adds shopping and rewards services in Korea

Samsung Pay users can now directly purchase products from local online shopping malls in South Korea on the payment service’s app, Samsung Electronics has announced. Users don’t need to subscribe or log in to respective shopping mall sites separately while connected to their Samsung account, making it more convenient for online shoppers, the company said. Samsung The South Korean tech ... Read More »

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