• You can now disable Samsung’s devoted Bixby button

     The Galaxy S8’s devoted Bixby button was one of the least popular features on an otherwise well received phone, owing in part to the fact that Samsung’s smart assistant was still half-baked at launch. Unsurprisingly, the feature also made its way onto the Galaxy Note 8, though, by that time, the company had finally rolled out Bixby’s voice functionality for both devices.… Read More

  • Samsung launches $300M autonomous driving fund, puts $90M into TTTech

     Not to be outpaced in the connected car market by other tech giants, today the world’s largest smartphone maker, Samsung, announced two major pieces of news to take its automotive strategy up a gear. It has launched the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a $300 million fund to back startups and other interesting bets in the automotive market. And as a first investment out of that… Read More

  • Samsung touts 650k Note 8 pre-sales; 2.5x faster than Note 7 pre-orders

     Another tidbit pertaining to Samsung’s incoming Note 8, with the company hoping its premium phablet brand can rise phoenix like from the ashes of the Note 7 flaming battery debacle.   Read More

  • Ahead of iPhone X day, Samsung teases 2018 foldable phone launch plan

     As Apple prepares to unbox its new iPhones, Samsung has teased that it’s aiming to launch a smartphone with a foldable screen next year… Read More

  • Samsung is selling Note8 pre-orders faster than any Note before it

     In the aftermath of the Note 7 debacle, many wondered whether the Note line was done for good. It seems that the latest iteration — despite carrying a high starting price of $930 — has delivered a win for the folks at Samsung. Today, they announced that its pace for U.S. pre-orders of the Note8 have eclipsed those of every other Note release to date. Read More

  • Samsung is making Apple pay a small fortune for the iPhone 8 display

     Apple is about to unveil a brand new iPhone on September 12. For the first time, the company is likely going to switch from LCD displays to OLED displays, a newer technology that is causing some challenges. In particular, according to a new report from KGI Securities and obtained by Apple Insider, Samsung is going to be the sole supplier. Samsung is taking advantage of that by charging a ton… Read More

  • Don’t rely on Face Unlock to keep your phone secure

     With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 arriving in stores soon, here’s an important reminder: Face Unlock isn’t anywhere near as good at securing your phone as a fingerprint. If you follow the tech news cycle, you’ve seen the stories: first following the release of the Galaxy S8 and now the new Note. The technology is easily fooled. Read More

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is a cautious return for the world’s best phablet

     Unveiled last month, the Note 8 is the product of a newly cautious company. It’s easy to see how Samsung’s relentless push to include all the latest bells and whistles might have contributed to its predecessor’s problems. The new Note isn’t a bombardment of new features. But that’s not a bad thing. The new device is built atop one of the most solid foundations in… Read More

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 excels as a premium productivity smartphone

     Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 launches with more baggage than have previous smartphones in the lineup: Its predecessor’s recall problems ended up killing the phone entirely in most markets. But the Note 8 also has a lot to live up to in the other direction, thanks to the success of the S8 and S8+, both of which boasted industry-leading design and propelled Samsung’s smartphone… Read More

  • IFA 2017’s biggest announcements

     The September time frame positions the Berlin show perfectly as a launch pad for holiday products. As such, some of tech’s biggest names use it to debut some of their biggest products of the year. It’s also proven a solid showcase for some of the wackier startups that have had a tough time getting noticed at larger shows. Here is a list of the best that this year’s IFA has… Read More