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Samsung urges Galaxy Note 7 users to turn off their phones

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Samsung is in double-damage control mode. Following numerous reports of even supposedly safe, recalled or replaced Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire, the South Korean electronics maker has simply recommended that all Note 7 owners shut the handset down while it investigates. It’s very possible too that it will stop …

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Update: Samsung to recall all Note 7s, halt sales

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Update: Following on from the rumour that Samsung would be replacing certain damaged Galaxy Note 7 devices after reports of battery fires, the Korean electronics giant will now recall all sold devices and will halt sales moving forward. Replacement handsets will be issued to affected customers. Samsung has said that it may take …

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Samsung to release Note 6 in UK but not Galaxy S7 Edge+

Last year, Samsung decided to not release the Galaxy Note 5 here in the UK, instead opting to focus its marketing push on the Galaxy S6 Edge+. However, this year that will apparently change, with the Note 6 coming to the UK but instead, Samsung won’t be bringing over the …

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GOG Galaxy gets its first major update

GOG’s first major update for its Galaxy game client has launched, adding in some new useful features. The Galaxy client was launched earlier this year as a Steam alternative for DRM free games and so far, it has been positively received by quite a few of its users. The standout …

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Google and Samsung plan monthly security updates for Android

Android is great for many things but unfortunately, security isn’t really on that list. However, Google and Samsung are looking to improve things by providing monthly over the air updates to device owners, patching up security holes and tackling the problem head on. Google announced its monthly OTA update scheme …

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Samsung now battling to save its share of the mobile market

For many years now, the smartphone market has felt like two different races. The front runners, Apple and Samsung jockeyed for position as the world’s biggest mobile providers, while the rest of them battled it out for third. But those glory days for the Korean manufacturer appear to be over, …

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GOG kicks off its DRM-free summer sale

GOG has kicked off its big summer sale event today, featuring heavy discounts, free games, daily bundles and giveaways, just ahead of next week’s Steam sale, which is due to begin on the 11th of June. The GOG sale officially kicked off at midday GMT. The way GOG’s sale works …

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You can now grab Telltale games DRM-free on GOG

Telltale Games is the latest studio to begin supporting GOG and its DRM-free initiative. Kicking things off with Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, which is now available via GOG and playable via the newly launched GOG Galaxy client. The publisher’s other popular titles are expected to appear on the store …

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GOG Galaxy launches in open beta

Last year, GOG announced that it would be launching its own client for DRM free games bought on its store. Now, after a lengthy closed beta period, GOG Galaxy is opening up to everyone, with an open beta paving the way for triple A releases on GOG. GOG is aiming …

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Samsung to integrate baseband capabilities into its Exynos mobile APs

In an attempt to lower its dependence on Qualcomm, the world’s largest developer of application processors for mobile devices, Samsung plans to integrate baseband capabilities into its advanced Exynos system-on-chips. Such SoCs will emerge next year and will power devices the company will release in 2016. For years flagship smartphones …

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Google may stop selling Google Play Edition devices

It looks like Google may unfortunately be giving up on its Google Play Edition program, which saw popular Android devices re-released with stock Android pre-installed and fully unlocked. Devices to be included in the program included the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S5. SlashGear was the first to notice …

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge coming to the UK

Just over two months since the smartphone’s original unveiling, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note Edge will be arriving in the UK later this month. The thing that makes the Edge different from other devices is the bent screen, which tapers off the edge of the phone, providing shortcuts …

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Samsung begins work on the Galaxy S6

Samsung has began working on its next flagship device for 2015, the Galaxy S6 and rumor has it that some major changes could be coming in to play. The Galaxy S6 project is currently codenamed ‘Project Zero’, which is slightly different from what the company has used in the past. …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delayed in the UK

The UK release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been pushed back a bit due to high demand. The Korean device maker originally promised that the Note 4 would be available from the 10th of October but has since confirmed that the launch will now take place on the …

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Samsung warns investors of potential profit slide

Samsung is expecting its quarter 3 financial results to show a 60 per cent decline in year-on-year profits, showing a consistent downwards trend for the Korean device maker. Analysts had expected the company to generate operating profits of around £3 billion this quarter but the company was quick to warn …

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Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4 and Gear VR headset

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Note 4 handset and its Virtual Reality headset, the Gear VR, which was in fact developed with the help of Oculus, just as previous rumors suggested. The Gear VR headset is designed to fit around the 5.7 Inch screen found on the just announced …

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Apple and Google control 96% of smartphone market

In the second quarter of 2014 shipments of smartphones reached a new milestone: 300 million units per quarter for the first time in history, according to International Data Corp. When it comes to operating systems, then Apple and Google controlled 96.4 per cent of the market, whereas shares of BlackBerry, …

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Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Alpha

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Alpha smartphone today, just a few days after we reported on the rumors surrounding the device. The phone will finally ditch the plastic build that has plagued the Galaxy line for years, opting for a metal frame instead. As the rumors suggested, the phone …

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