Samsung Gear Live Review: That's a Pretty Big Baby Step

Whether you believe that smartwatches are the inevitable future or that they're the Devil's own handcuffs, almost everyone can agree that they've been pretty weak so far. Android Wear is here to fix that. And it just might! Eventually. Samsung's Gear Live is the first attempt, and while it's got some issues, it's a… » 7/01/14 12:00pm 7/01/14 12:00pm

The Best Tablet Display Isn't On an iPad

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high tech displays. But Tablet displays are more challenging to produce because their large screens are three to four times the size of a smartphone.… » 6/24/14 9:40am 6/24/14 9:40am

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review: Good Lord, That Display

Samsung's tablet approach the last few years has been to toss every conceivable size into the stores to see if anything takes. They tended to all look they same, perform the same (not great), and vary by just an inch or two here and there. The Galaxy Tab S is different, though. It grabs you by the eyeballs and won't… » 6/24/14 9:00am 6/24/14 9:00am

Amusing Vacuum Billboard Sucks Its Own Ad Back Into View

Here's further proof that you don't need celebrities, scantily clad models, or even a developer's conference to advertise a product. Playing up those billboards that rotate through multiple advertisements during the day, Samsung stuck one of its vacuums on top of this sign, and it roars to life with suction whenever… » 6/06/14 12:20pm 6/06/14 12:20pm

This Is Samsung's First Tizen Phone

Samsung's been playing with its Tizen operating system for some time now, looking for a way to break free of the Google ties it relies on for its Android Galaxy smartphone successes. The OS recently wormed its way into the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch, and now, after a long development period, there's a Tizen phone too —… » 6/02/14 7:00am 6/02/14 7:00am

4K Is Officially the Next Dumb Format War

If your bank account has left you unaware of the state of the 4K movement, here's a fun surprise: if you buy a 4K movie from Sony, you'll need a Sony television to play it back. If you buy one from Samsung, you'll need a Samsung TV to view it. Which means that what should be a fiesta for your eyes has turned into just… » 6/01/14 5:00pm 6/01/14 5:00pm

Samsung Wants to Be the Central Platform for All Wearables

In the last year, Samsung has released three different smartwatches in an apparent attempt to iterate and get out ahead of the pack with a viable product that's actually useful. Today, we're getting a look at Samsung's master plan here: It wants to develop the central open platform for all the the data your wearables… » 5/28/14 2:17pm 5/28/14 2:17pm

Samsung Smartwatch Patent Predicts Gesture Control on Your Wrist

There's only so much room for a touchscreen on your wrist and, unless you're dressed like Dick Tracy, talking into your watch will make you look like you've lost the plot. A newly-uncovered Samsung patent looks to motion-tracking gestures as potential supplementary smartwatch controls to ease the burden on the smaller… » 5/27/14 7:45am 5/27/14 7:45am