In the Chuck Jones cartoon classic, "Hare Tonic," Elmer Fudd is convinced by a certain long-eared leporid that he has contracted a case of the dreaded rabbititis, complete with swirling red-and-yellow spots before his eyes. I'm getting the sense Samsung is suffering from a similar sickness I'm calling Apple-itis. Lately, every marketing move Samsung makes includes some overt or covert reference to products from — or customers of — the Cupertino giant. While perhaps initially clever, Samsung's growing obsession with Apple is becoming wearying. Worse, it's ruining my post-season baseball enjoyment.
Samsung has filed for a patent for "An apparatus and method (to) summarize a user's daily life information." The patent goes on to detail its "story generator," which hopefully churns out less wooden language than the patent application itself.
Samsung has announced an update to its well-received 830 SSD series of yesteryear. The predictably named Samsung 840 SSDs come in two flavors: a consumer-grade model that retains the 840 moniker, and a model tuned for professionals called the 840 Pro.
With Windows 8 optimized so heavily for touch, PC vendors are busting their backs trying to figure out how to blend a touchscreen into an Ultrabook. One idea from Samsung is to slap a second full-sized touchscreen on the hood of an Ultrabook. That enough touch for you? Too much?
Berlin, Germany — Your photo conundrum: Do you use your smartphone to take photos so you can instantly share your shots, or shoot higher-quality snaps with a standalone digital camera and then wait until you get home to share them? You guessed it: you don't need to make that choice now.
Berlin, Germany — Long expected, Samsung unveiled its update to its oversized Note smartphone/tablet (or "phablet"), the Note II, here at the annual IFA electronics show. Note II's screen now measures 5.5-inches — a .3-inch growth spurt — but somehow Samsung made it not at awkward to hold as the original.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 officially goes on sale August 16 in the U.S. (that's today), and with it comes the return of the stylus in the S Pen. The Note 10.1 is not a iPad killer; it's an iPad alternative and it's being targeted at people interested in creating content — most notably design-heavy content — that Apple once aggressively catered to. There's a lot like and a lot to dislike about the Note 10.1. Read on for our hands-on with Samsung's latest tablet.
Sure, most tablets are sold as consumption devices, but who says that they can't be serious creation ones too? Following in the Galaxy Note's success, Samsung's bringing its S Pen stylus to a slate with a more accessible 10.1-inch display.
With 7 million Galaxy Note smartphones under Samsung's belt, it's clear to the Korean electronics giant that consumers want larger displays. Rumor has it the successor to last year's "phablet" will rear its even larger screen next month.
Samsung's newest Android smartphone — the Galaxy S III — is launching on Verizon and T-Mobile tomorrow, June 21. (Demand has forced AT&T and Sprint to delay a week.) Stacked against last year's GSII, the GSIII has a larger screen, a faster processor, a whopping 2GB of RAM, a larger battery to keep it running all day long, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and 4G LTE on every carrier except T-Mobile. It's a beast. A smartphone with top-of-the-line specs is hardly a big deal. If the combination of hardware and software blow, who will honestly give a hoot about the Galaxy-whatever? It's a good thing Samsung is talking less about specs and more about the experience. And it starts with the GSIII's focal point: sharing.