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Samsung teases new Notebook 9 Pen with 15-hour battery life before CES 2019

December 13th, 2018

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We weren't impressed with this year's Notebook 9 Pen, Samsung's attempt at a high-end ultrabook, but the company will be trying again in 2019. Samsung announced two new versions of the Notebook 9 Pen—a 13-inch and a 15-inch model—that it will show off at CES in January and release sometime in 2019. At first glance, not much seems to have changed in the new convertibles, but upon closer inspection, Samsung has made some changes that will (hopefully) make the new devices worth their inevitably high price tags.

Regardless of how you feel about the blue-and-gold color scheme on this year's Note 9 smartphone, Samsung clearly likes it because the company brought it over to the Notebook 9 Pen. The new device has that navy blue over most of its chassis, and its edges remain the only parts where silver pokes through.

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Samsung launches Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1

October 18th, 2018

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Samsung today announced the Galaxy Book2 (sic; the company has not put a space between the word and the number), a 2-in-1 tablet running Windows 10, powered by a Snapdragon 850 processor.

The first generation of Windows 10-on-ARM machines were roundly criticized for the performance of their Snapdragon 835 processors. The second generation of machines, however, uses the Snapdragon 850, a variant of the Snapdragon 845 that's designed for the bigger batteries and higher power dissipation of laptops and tablets. This is widely hoped and expected to bring performance up to respectable levels.

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Researcher Claims Samsung’s Tizen OS is Poorly Programmed; Contains 27,000 Bugs!

July 13th, 2017

A researcher has claimed that Samsung’s Tizen operating system that runs on millions of Samsung products is so poorly programmed that it could contain nearly 27,000 programming errors, which could also lead to thousands of vulnerabilities.

Tizen is a Linux-based open-source operating system backed by Intel and Samsung Electronics, which has been in development since early 2012 and designed

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It’s Insanely Easy to Bypass Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner with a Photo

May 24th, 2017

Samsung recently launched its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, with both Facial and IRIS Recognition features, making it easier for users to unlock their smartphone and signing into websites.

We already knew that the Galaxy S8’s facial unlock feature could be easily fooled with just a simple photograph of the device owner, but now hackers have also discovered a

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Samsung joins the self-driving car gold rush

May 2nd, 2017

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The tech industry has a bad case of four-wheel fever, and it looks like there’s no cure in sight. Before too long, it’s going to be impossible to buy a new car without an embedded LTE modem—ostensibly there for our convenience—with the convenient side-effect of creating a new revenue stream from monetized data. And then there’s the self-driving car gold rush. Anyone who’s anyone in the tech or automotive worlds is working on an autonomous vehicle, a list that now includes Samsung.

The company has been granted permission by the South Korean government to begin testing an autonomous vehicle on public roads, according to The Korea Herald. It’s another sign that Samsung wants a slice of automotive tech—in November last year the company acquired Harman for $8 billion.

Samsung will be the 20th organization given permission to test autonomous vehicles on South Korean roads, using a Hyundai as the base vehicle. However, little else is known Samsung’s plans other than we expect the eventual products to be components, rather than a complete car with Samsung branding.

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Samsung Smart TV flaw leaves devices open to hackers

April 27th, 2017

Researchers warn that the TV’s lack of authentication means that a hacker could use it to access your Wi-Fi network

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Samsung Smart TV flaw leaves devices open to hackers

April 27th, 2017

Researchers warn that the TV’s lack of authentication means that a hacker could use it to access your Wi-Fi network

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Samsung Smart TV flaw leaves devices open to hackers

April 27th, 2017

Researchers warn that the TV’s lack of authentication means that a hacker could use it to access your Wi-Fi network

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Samsung Galaxy S8’s Facial Unlocking Feature Can Be Fooled With A Photo

March 31st, 2017

Samsung launched its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, at its Unpacked 2017 event on Wednesday in New York, with both IRIS and Facial Recognition features, making it easier for users to unlock their smartphone and signing into websites.

All users need to do is simply hold their Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus in front of their eyes or their entire face, as if they were taking a

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Smile! Hackers Can Remotely Access Your Samsung SmartCam Security Cameras

January 18th, 2017

It’s not necessary to break into your computer or smartphone to spy on you. Today all devices in our home are becoming more connected to networks than ever to make our lives easy.

But what’s worrisome is that these connected devices can be turned against us, anytime, due to lack of stringent security measures and insecure encryption mechanisms implemented in these Internet of Things (IoTs)

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