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Samsung acquires SmartThings

Samsung has just announced it has acquired Internet of Things firm SmartThings, which is one of the major connected home platforms. What SmartThings allows you to do is control your home – in an integrated way. You can connect all of your smart devices to their system, be they sensors, security cameras, locks, lightbulbs and everything but the kitchen sink …

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James O'MalleySamsung acquires SmartThings
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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 image and details leak

The follow-up to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet – which will cunningly be called the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 – is expected to be unveiled by Samsung soon. But in the meantime, images of the device have supposedly been leaked. The website Phone Arena has posted what it says is the first image of the Galaxy Mega 2 and …

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Stuart O'ConnorSamsung Galaxy Mega 2 image and details leak
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Samsung launches Galaxy Alpha with metal body and 4.7-inch screen

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Alpha, a new smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen and an all-metal design which the company hopes will take on Apple’s iPhone 6. Samsung describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing a “new design approach”. The Alpha features a 4.7in display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and dispenses with Samsung’s traditional plastic construction. The …

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Stuart O'ConnorSamsung launches Galaxy Alpha with metal body and 4.7-inch screen
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Former Apple employee Sam Sung sells uniform on eBay

We all know that tech giants Apple and Samsung are not exactly the best of friends – but did you know that a man named Sam Sung used to work for Apple? The former Apple staffer has now decided to sell his business cards and uniform on eBay for charity. Sung, a former specialist at Apple stores in Canada, will donate …

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Stuart O'ConnorFormer Apple employee Sam Sung sells uniform on eBay
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WATCH: Samsung smackdown the iPhone 6 before it has even been announced

Samsung knows that the iPhone 6 is a big threat. The hotly anticipated device is expected to be announced in only a couple of months time… so the company has decided to get in there early and make a short advert making fun of one of the biggest expected improvements: the screen. Yes, the men in the advert are comparing …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Samsung smackdown the iPhone 6 before it has even been announced
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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Samsung working on ultra-sound “Pen”

An intriguing piece of new technology is apparently under development at Samsung. The company is said to be working on a new style that works using ultrasound technology. The news comes from SamMobile, which has spotted a patent application by the company. Apparently the way it would work is the screen would have sensors around the edge, that would pick …

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James O'MalleySamsung working on ultra-sound “Pen”
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iPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple

Apple has refuted Chinese claims that the location tracking features of its smartphone should be considered a threat to the country’s national security. The controversy blew up over the weekend when China’s state-owned television channel, CCTV, warned that location tracking tapped into sensitive location data and could even compromise state secrets. The report criticised the iPhone’s “Frequent Locations” function for …

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Stuart O'ConnoriPhone location services are no threat to Chinese national security, says Apple
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Samsung’s VR headset spotted

We’ve known for some time that Samsung is working on a virtual-reality headset of its own, to compete with the Oculus Rift and Sony’s forthcoming Morpheus – but now we may have had our first glimpse. SamMobile has posted up a leaked image of what will apparently be called the “Samsung Gear VR”. Apparently most of the heavy lifting in …

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James O'MalleySamsung’s VR headset spotted