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Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch

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Samsung has announced a new smartwatch called the Gear S. The Gear S is a Tizen-powered smartwatch that has a curved display.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung Mobile’s official U.K. YouTube page has posted a video of the Samsung Galaxy S5 taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What a clever way to show that the Galaxy S5 is waterproof. However, the S5 has challenged the iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8 and the Nokia Lumia 930 to take the same challenge.

Price of Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon is discounted to $79

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The price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon has been discounted. RadioShack will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $79 on a new two-year contract starting today on Verizon Wireless. The offer is available for new and existing Verizon subscribers. The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display, 1080p resolution, quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, microSDXC support, 2,800 mAh battery and Android KitKat..

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Barnes & Noble and Samsung launches $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

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Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which is a 7-inch Android tablet running a custom version of the Nook software. The tablet is available in black or white for $179 at Barnes & Noble retail stores nationwide.

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Samsung has acquired SmartThings

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Earlier this week, Samsung acquired SmartThings, a company that lets users sync their connected gadgets into a smartphone app. According to TechCrunch, the acquisition was reportedly worth $200 million.

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Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd

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Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3rd as part of an event called “Unpack.” Samsung sent out a note-themed invite on Tuesday for the second Unpacked event in 2014, which will take place in NY, Berlin, and Beijing at the same time. The Galaxy Note is known for popularizing the “phablet” trend, which is a cross between a smartphone and a tablet. There are rumors that the Galaxy Note 4 will have a UV Sensor that will connect to the S Health app.
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Microsoft is suing Samsung over license violations

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On Friday, Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming patent licensing agreement violations. Microsoft’s general counsel and corporate vice president David Howard said that Samsung grew too big to ignore a mutually agreed-upon contract.

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Samsung launches headphones to compete with Beats

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Samsung has announced a new line of headphones called “Level.” The lineup was introduced in April. The Samsung Level Over is a $349.99 pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation and NFC. The headphones can be plugged in using a detachable audio cable. Samsung launched an Android app for EQ customization called “SoundAlive.”
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