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Samsung patent reveals detailed plans for smartwatch with a circular display

In addition to the standalone smartwatch with a built-in SIM card, Samsung may be looking to offer a smartwatch with a circular display, much like the Moto 360. Patents from last year indicate that the South Korean manufacturer is working on a new interface that is designed to take advantage of...
Pricing revealed for Samsung's new Gear devices

Pricing revealed for Samsung's new Gear devices

While pretty much everyone was hoping that Samsung's new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit would be more affordable at launch than the $300+ Galaxy Gear, it looks like that may not be the case. SamMobile is saying that the Gear 2 Neo and Gear fit will ring in at €199 while the Gear 2 will be €299....
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Samsung reportedly collaborating with Oculus on VR headset

Earlier last week, it was revealed that Samsung was working on its own VR headset, and that the manufacturer was working on getting its product available to the masses before a consumer version of the Oculus Rift hits stores. A new report from Engadget states that Samsung is in fact seeking...

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Rumored Under Armour partnership could help Samsung compete with Apple

Rumored Under Armour partnership to help Samsung compete with Apple

It looks like Samsung may be pushing further into the connected market. After partnering with UCSF to expand its health initiatives and a speculated expansion into the connected home space with rumored acquisition of SmartThings, Samsung is now rumored to be partnering with U.S. athletic apparel...
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Samsung reportedly to buy home automation company SmartThings for $200 million

Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung is reported to be in talks to by home automation company SmartThings. The deal is said to be around $200 million, though it isn't yet a done deal. Samsung buying up SmartThings follows Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest back in January and Apple's...
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Nest and Samsung among supporters of new Thread wireless protocol for home

Nest Labs and Samsung are among the founders of the Thread Group, which will develop a new IP-based wireless networking protocol, also called Thread, that's being created specifically for the home. Thread Group has described the features of the new IPv6 networking protocol, which has been made...
Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

The folks at iFixit have taken apart the brand new Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live, and unsurprisingly the small wearable device contains small electronic components. Even though the Gear Live has a lot visually in-common with the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2, inside it's pretty much a...
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Samsung, Intel and Dell create a consortium for connected devices

Samsung, Intel and Dell have teamed up to establish an Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) that will handle the creation of standards and set guidelines for data transmission between several IoT devices like connected thermostats, light bulbs, burglar alarms and home automation systems. Gary...
Official PayPal app now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Official PayPal app now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Announced during the launch of the Samsung Gear 2 at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, PayPal's dedicated app for the smartwatch is now available. The app allows you to check-in at local stores to pay for purchases, redeem offers, receive payment notifications, view and manage recent...
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Samsung starts limited "try before you buy" trial of some devices

Samsung has announced it has started a trial of a new program designed to let consumers use some of their Galaxy smartphone and smartwatch devices for "free" before they decide whether or not to buy the products. The trial is currently available only at five Galaxy Studio retail locations in...
Samsung Gear Live specs

Samsung Gear Live specs

The Gear Live — Samsung's first Android Wear smartwatch is official, announced at Google I/O and available from today on the Google Play Store for $199. If you're wondering about exact hardware specs, we've got full Samsung Gear Live hardware details waiting below. Samsung Gear Live...
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Samsung allegedly launching an Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

Samsung is apparently set to launch an Android Wear smartwatch this upcoming week at Google I/O. CNET is reporting that the upcoming wearable is one of several new devices to run Android Wear. LG and Motorola are expected to show off new watches as well. Samsung is taking its experience with...
Improved fitness and better sleep arrive on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit

Improved fitness and better sleep arrive on Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit

Samsung has issued a software update for the Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo wearables. The update includes some pedometer fixes, and enhancements to user experience. Samsung says that this update makes the pedometer of their devices more accurate, and it now starts counting steps...

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