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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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Possible Samsung Galaxy S6 specs leak

AnTuTu, the Chinese Android benchmarking site has apparently leaked the specifications of Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S6. The original post has since been pulled down but not before other sites could screenshot the details, giving us a peek at some pretty impressive internals. First things first, the Galaxy …

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Samsung’s own CPU and GPU cores in design stage, due next year

Samsung Electronics has world-class semiconductor manufacturing facilities and leading-edge process technologies. While the company designs its own system-on-chips for mobile devices, Samsung continues to use application processors from Qualcomm for its high-end smartphones and extensively uses intellectual property from ARM Holdings and Imagination Technologies. Apparently, Samsung wants to change that …

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More display makers to offer 5K UHD monitors in 2015

As 4K ultra-high-definition monitors migrate to mainstream price points, 5K UHD displays are set to become a new de-facto standard for ultra-premium segment. Apple and Dell will not be alone with 5K (5120*2880) ultra-high-definition displays next year as more makers are going to join them, according to a media report. …

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Samsung Gear VR headset to launch in December

Samsung showed off its upcoming Gear VR headset last month and now we know when consumers will finally be able to get their hands on one. The headset, which was designed by Oculus, will be available to purchase from December onwards. The Gear VR Innovator Edition will pair up with …

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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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Nvidia responds to Samsung counter lawsuit

Two months ago, Nvidia filed patent lawsuits against both Samsung and Qualcomm, claiming that the two companies used patented GPU technology without permission or compensation. In response, Samsung has launched a counter-lawsuit against Nvidia but it looks like the graphics chip maker was expected this to happen. In a post …

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Samsung counter-attacks Nvidia with a lawsuit

Samsung Electronics this week filed a lawsuit against Nvidia and accused the company of infringing its intellectual property. It is believed that the company responded to Nvidia’s accusations of patent infringements that the company published in early September. Samsung accused Nvidia of infringing its semiconductor-related patents. According to a report …

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Samsung plans to release caching SSDs for hyperscale datacentres

Samsung Electronics this week acquired Proximal Data, a provider of server-side caching software with I/O intelligence that works within virtualized systems. Thanks to Auto Cache software from Proximal Data, Samsung will be able to offer specialised caching solid-state drives for hyperscale datacentres. This will improve Samsung’s competitive advantages over rivals and …

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