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Samsung might be buying Blackberry

Blackberry, one of the long standing powerhouses in the mobile game until somewhat recently in its history, could well be bought out by Samsung. If that does go ahead, the rumoured figure is a staggering, $7.5 billion (£4.9 billion) but if so, it’s unlikely to be for its place in …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 finally gets Android Lollipop update

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally starting to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Samsung began rolling out the latest version of Google’s OS earlier this week, these updates usually happen in waves so some people may not have access just yet but it won’t take too long. As always, …

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Samsung introduces Galaxy A7 5.5 Inch smartphone

Samsung has officially introduced its new smartphone, the Galaxy A7, the successor to last year’s Galaxy Alpha, which was recently rumored to be discontinued in favor of a new device. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the latest device in the series, following the low end A3 and A5 smartphones. The …

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Samsung’s tiny M.2/PCIe SSD sports massive 2.15GB/s read speed

Samsung Electronics announced this week that it has begun mass production of its SM951 solid-state drive. The new SSD uses M.2 form-factor and PCI Express 3.0 interface to deliver massive performance improvement over the vast majority of consumer-grade solid-state drives available today. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether Samsung’s SM951 will …

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GeForce GTX 970/980 8GB graphics cards are still in plans

The first rumours about 8GB versions of GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards emerged sometime in October, 2014. However, none of such graphics adapters showed up last year. Apparently, add-in-boards with 8GB of GDDR5 memory are still in plans, however, their availability will depend on supply of high-performance …

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Samsung to post first profit drop in years

Korean electronics giant Samsung, has confirmed reports that it is heading for its first drop in annual profits since 2011, with its market share dipping all the way until September last year. However, a mild resurgence near the Christmas period may have saved it from a complete washout. Of course …

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Samsung may abandon the Galaxy Alpha after just a few months

Samsung officially announced its mid-range, all metal Galaxy Alpha smartphone in August last year, however the device may soon be discontinued after just a few short months on sale according to new rumors coming from inside the industry. Apparently, the sudden shift away from the Galaxy Alpha will allow Samsung …

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Toshiba reportedly seeks partnership with Taiwan’s Nanya

Toshiba Corp. is reportedly seeking a partnership with Nanya Technology in a bid to better compete against Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix on the market of multi-chip packages (MCP) for mobile and embedded devices. Toshiba wants to partner with Nanya to secure a stable supply of dynamic random access memory …

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Toshiba to consider overseas location for new chip plant

Toshiba Corp. said last week that it would consider an overseas location for its next NAND flash memory chip plant because currently demand for this memory type exceeds supply. While the company did not reveal where it could build its next fab, it is highly likely that the plant will …

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Sale bargains – check those labels carefully

Walking around the Boxing Day bargains, some KitGuru readers were keen to share their experience of what appears to be some quite blatant product mis-labeling. Naturally, we investigated, here are the initial results. Over the years, there have been some classic mis-labeling incidents across the tech world. Some are legitimate, …

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Samsung Smart TV’s to get PlayStation Now game streaming

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In an announcement today Samsung and Sony declared a partnership that will see the PlayStation Now game streaming service being built into select Samsung Smart TV’s next year. This will allow customers in the United States and Canada to stream games directly to their Samsung TV without any need for downloads. When this is launched …

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Samsung begins mass production of LPDDR4 memory for 4K phones

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has started mass production of 8Gb LPDDR4 memory chips for next-generation smartphones based on advanced application processors. The new handsets will feature displays with ultra-high-definition resolutions as well as new-generation system-on-chips, such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. At present Samsung manufactures 8Gb and 6Gb LPDDR4 …

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Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone to launch next month

Samsung has sat on its Tizen mobile operating system for an awfully long time since its initial unveiling but it looks like the company is willing to finally launch its own smartphone powered by the home-made software. The Samsung Z1 will supposedly launch next month, running Tizen. There were some …

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GlobalFoundries: Customized and SOI process technologies gain importance

While non-standard fabrication processes are sometimes challenging and make it harder to re-use intellectual property across different product lineups, they are just what the doctor ordered when one needs to achieve certain goals. According to GlobalFoundries, the No. 2 contract maker of chips, many customized process technologies are gaining importance …

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GlobalFoundries to produce 14nm chips in the first half of 2015

GlobalFoundries, the world’s second largest contract maker of semiconductors, plans to start volume production of chips using 14nm fabrication process in the first half of 2015, a little later than Samsung Electronics, but, possibly, earlier than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. The company does not reveal who will be the first …

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Rumors point towards curved Samsung Galaxy S6 design

According to new rumors we could be looking at an all metal, curved Samsung Galaxy S6 next year, which would be a nice change of pace for Samsung given the yearly plastic handset releases since the launch of the Galaxy lineup. Italian site, Samsung HD Blog, is under the impression …

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Samsung begins mass production of chips using 14nm FinFET process tech

Samsung Electronics has begun volume production of semiconductors using 14nm FinFET fabrication process in accordance with its plans outlined earlier this year. The company does not disclose which chips it produces using its 14LPE (low-power early) manufacturing technology and for which companies. Kim Ki-nam, president of Samsung’s semiconductor business and …

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Samsung announces 850 Evo SSD with TLC V-NAND flash

Samsung Electronics on Monday formally announced its highly anticipated lineup of solid-state drives based on triple-level cell (TLC) vertically integrated NAND flash memory. The Samsung 850 Evo family of SSDs promises to offer high performance at relatively low price-points. The Samsung 850 Evo SSDs line includes 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and …

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