technology
A First Look at the Incredible Future of 8K TVs

Do you remember back in the '90s, when high-definition TVs first started to become popular? Seeing that HD for the first time, the sharpness seemed almost impossible compared to existing technology. But this year, several top tech companies showed off 8K screens with 16-times as many pixels as those old 1080p HD TVs. For me, seeing these new super sharp TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) felt like the first time all over again. Read More >>

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4 Ways Google’s Android Beats Samsung’s Android and 3 Ways It Doesn’t

Google and Samsung are locked in a battle at the premium end of the Android smartphone market, and one of the reasons why you might pick a Google Pixel 2 over a Samsung Galaxy Note 8—or vice versa—is the on-board software. We put the two flagship devices side by side to see how Pixel Android compares to Samsung Android. Read More >>

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Pretty Soon a Smart Assistant Won’t Be a Choice

This winter I bought three Google Home Minis—two for me, and one for my lovely parents. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Samsung’s Folding Phone May Have Made a Secret Appearance in Las Vegas

While shows like CES are primarily for companies to show off their products to the public, the fact almost the entire tech industry is there in one place means it's the perfect place for private meetings. What those meetings are for vary, but sometimes it involves a showing off tech or products that isn't ready to be unveiled in public. Read More >>

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 Box Leak Shows Off Possible Specs

The other day we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to be released next month, probably at MWC, so that means the rumour mill doesn't have long to spoil everything for us. Clearly not wanting to be outdone, it's gone ahead and given us a shot of what is alleged to be the Galaxy S9's box, complete with a list of hardware specs. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Why Samsung’s Home of the Future Concept Scares the Hell Out of Me

Picture this: you live in the future. Your gadgets are voice-controlled. You’re lazy, so you don’t want to walk over to a smart speaker to bark your commands. But one of the world’s largest electronics companies has saved you from that slightly inconvenient fate by installing microphones in everything you own. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Samsung Put a Big AKG Speaker Into a Refrigerator and It’s Oddly Awesome

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your refrigerator were also a goshdang boombox? I haven’t. That’s why it was so exciting when I saw a new Samsung refrigerator at CES that contained a stocky AKG speaker in the front door. It bumps tunes, and it keeps your milk cold. Read More >>

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Samsung Confirms the Galaxy S9 Will Launch Next Month

2017 is over, and all of the big phone releases have been and gone.They're old news, which means it's time to really start thinking about what's coming up over the next 12 months. There will no doubt be a lot of fancy and expensive phones to enjoy, but it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be the first one to arrive. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Samsung’s 8K TVs Will be Available to Buy Later This Year

4K can seemingly do one. It's now within the affordability range of a lot of people, meaning the big display companies are dumping it in favour of something new and expensive. We already saw some 8K TVs at IFA last September, but with CES upon us we're seeing a lot more. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Samsung Swears Its Top-Shelf Displays Won’t Suck as Much as Last Year

Samsung may not come out and admit its 2017 QLED televisions were pretty terrible, but when we actually reviewed one last year, we came away far less impressed than we should have considering the £3,000+ price of the TV. The television kind of sucked! Samsung actually seems to recognise its dropped the ball, because this year it gave a select group of journalists a demo of a new and improved display. It wants you to know its changed, and if that demo is anything to go by, Samsung has. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Samsung’s New TV Is Just a Giant Wall

Anyone who’s read Fahrenheit 451 appreciates the awesome possible future where the walls of our homes are just televisions and we get to live in TV land. Well, Samsung just made that possibility a reality with a 146-inch MicroLED screen. It’s called The Wall, and it is breathtaking. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Next Gear Smartwatch May Store Its Battery Inside The Strap

My watch is rubbish. It struggles to keep accurate time, the strap chafes my wrist, and the face is a bit scratched… which may or may not have anything to do with a heroic amount of vodka consumption one Friday night. By comparison, Samsung’s next smartwatch sounds so advanced, I’m contemplating selling my spleen so I can afford one. Read More >>

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Silicon Valley’s Worst Apologies of 2017 

Silicon Valley had somewhat of a reckoning this year. The tech overlords finally had to face the music: their products and services aren’t as wholesome and life-changing as they preached them to be. Turns out, a bunch of white men didn’t anticipate issues that might impact their non-white-male users. Like sexual harassment. And biased machines. And Nazis. God, so many Nazis. Read More >>

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Samsung Smart Speaker, Huh? Let’s Talk

Yesterday, a report from Bloomberg came out saying that Samsung will launch a Bixby-powered smart speaker sometime in the first half of 2018. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since DJ Koh already told CNBC back in August that the company was indeed trying to put its digital assistant, which first debuted on the Galaxy S8, into a smart speaker. The timeline is pretty obvious too; I’m betting that Samsung will unveil the device at Mobile World Congress 2018 in late February before putting it on sale sometime in the spring or early summer. Read More >>

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Smartphones Might Get Super Exciting Again in 2018

Let’s face it, even though phones continue to get faster and companies continue to cram even more tech into people’s pocket computers, you wouldn’t be wrong if you said smartphones have gotten a little boring to the casual consumer. Much of the time, it seems people are much more concerned with making sure there’s a little fruit logo on the back of their handset or a small green robot man running things on the inside. Read More >>