Tag Archives: Samsung

No Speaky to Bixby

Samsung says Bixby voice assistant won’t ship with Galaxy S8: One of the key signature features of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, its Bixby voice assistant, won’t work out of the box, when the device goes on sale later this month. Other parts of Bixby, including its visual search and reminder abilities, will ship at launch, a […]

Product review grading on a curve

Gadget reviews are broken on the big tech sites like The Verge, and Engadget. They’ve actually been broken for a long time. If you read the long form part of the reviews and then you see the ‘grade’ they give the devices, they don’t match up. Take Chris Velazco’s review of the Samsung Gear S3 […]

On a Bad Note

AT&T and T-Mobile have halted all Samsung Note 7 distribution amid more reports of ‘safe’ models igniting. Spontaneous combustion. I believe this is the first phone feature Samsung hasn’t copied from Apple. Well done, South Korea. If you’re reading this and you still have a Samsung Note 7, the always helpful Jim Dalrymple has posted […]

Samsung Phone Not Actually Water Resistant

Consumer Reports: Samsung phone not actually water resistant: The problem appears limited to the Galaxy S7 Active, a rugged model available only through AT&T in the U.S. The standard S7 and S7 Edge models have the same claims on water resistance and passed tests. Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that is well respected for its […]

Windows PC History Repeats Itself

For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more somber for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins […]

Samsunk

Samsung brings forward its Galaxy Note release to August to gain some ground against rival Apple: In a break with recent tradition, Samsung Electronics Co. will move up the autumn launch of its oversize smartphone lineup by several weeks to mid-August, according to a person familiar with the matter. The South Korean company’s move is […]