Samsung is working a new, unannounced product through the regulatory process.
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday published files submitted recently by Samsung showing details on what the company is calling an "activity tracker." The product number doesn't match up with any fitness devices shown off so far this year by Samsung, making the blogosphere guess that it's actually the rumored, and unannounced, S Circle fitness tracker.
Details are slim on the device, due mainly to Samsung requesting that the FCC keep private most of the product's features, but the files indicate that the product … Read more
Apple has lost the latest round in the ongoing patent war with archrival Samsung.
In the long-running feud between the two companies, Apple had filed a renewed request to permanently ban 23 Samsung devices found to have infringed on its patents. But early Thursday, Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request, ruling that the iPhone maker "has not established that it is entitled to the permanent injunction it seeks," according to a court document.
Still, all is not rosy for Samsung. Koh also upheld the $290 million in additional damages awarded to Apple by a jury last November. … Read more
Samsung is letting loose its extra-large Galaxy TabPro 12.2 tablet this month and has released some more details about perks, price, and shipping date.
The TabPro 12.2 is expected to start shipping on March 9; it will be available on Samsung's Web site, along with a host of retailers, like Best Buy, Walmart, Newegg, and Amazon, according to Engadget.
While many of these retailers have yet to list the tablet on their sites, Best Buy has already posted the 32GB version of the device, saying that it'll cost $649.99. Best Buy doesn't list a … Read more
Sprint on Wednesday confirmed plans to issue Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Samsung Galaxy devices.
According to a post on the carrier's blog, the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Mega, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 are in line to receive KitKat updates. As a result, the mobile gadgets called out will benefit from features such as enhanced messaging options and a more intuitive interface. In addition to the standard fare of OS features, the lock screen will be updated to allow for quick access to cameras.
While Sprint did not … Read more
Want to protect your phone calls and data from the feds, hackers, and other snoops? FreedomPop's new Privacy Phone promises to do just that.
Nicknamed the "Snowden phone" after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the phone is actually a Samsung Galaxy S2 that FreedomPop rejiggered into a call- and data-encrypting device. Equipped with 128-bit encryption, the phone aims to secure your voice calls and text messages. A built-in virtual private network lets you surf the Web anonymously.
A woman on a mission, Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres was determined to set Twitter retweet records during the awards show on Sunday. She snapped a selfie with her Samsung smartphone, posted it to Twitter, and waited for the retweets to roll in.
And roll they did. For DeGeneres, it was mission accomplished. And for Samsung, it meant a lot of eyes on its device.
Samsung was so pleased that it announced Tuesday it will donate $3 million to charities … Read more
Speaking at a technology conference this week, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said she is surprised by the appeal of the Chromebook.
"Chromebooks have surprised us in the breadth of their field. It is not just education, it is small business," she said, in response to a question at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Monday.
"It's a broader appeal than I originally anticipated or we anticipated that it would be...it does appear there is a real life to Chromebook in the small to medium-sized business and even in [corporate] … Read more
With a small but growing slice of the PC market, Chromebooks are finally a viable choice for anyone looking to buy a secondary or travel laptop. Unlike the similarly priced netbooks of old, these systems, running Google's Chrome OS instead of Windows, tend to focus on doing one thing and doing it well -- giving you low-cost access to online tools and services.
But with myriad models available from Acer, HP, Toshiba, and even Google -- many with annoyingly similar names -- which is the Chromebook to beat?
Compare our hands-on reviews and impressions of the major Chromebook entrants … Read more