Samsung announces ARTIK platform for IoT development


Samsung continues their work to develop tools and platforms to help developers accelerate their efforts to implement technology that can easily be used by regular consumers. Their latest announcement on this front is for their new Internet of Things (IoT) platform called ARTIK. According to Samsung’s Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, “ARTIK allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications.” Read more

Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise sorties onto Samsung’s Gear VR headset

Rovio_Android_Birds Gear VR

There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve probably played at least one game in the Angry Birds franchise, whether it was on your smartphone, tablet, Roku, Xbox, Playstation, smart TV, I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture already. Angry Birds is available on almost any platform you could wish. Never one to stand still, Rovio has shown off an Angry Birds demo on Samsung’s Gear VR headset at the Rock in Rio festival that was recently held in Las Vegas.

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Get a limited edition set of Avenger-themed cases when you purchase a Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Avengers Gift With Galaxy Note 4 Purchase

Samsung is well-known for having a well-funded marketing department, the results of which were seen in the latest Marvel movie, the Avengers: Age of Ultron which saw the Galaxy S6 on display. Now, Samsung has leveraged the movie again, except this time, it’s offering a complimentary set of 4 Avengers-themed limited edition cases with every Galaxy Note 4 purchased.

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Samsung PRO Plus and EVO Plus memory cards to launch this month


Samsung announced two new SD and microSD memory solutions, the PRO Plus and the EVO Plus. Both are set to launch some time this month.

The company’s PRO Plus memory solution is designed to handle high-res photos and 4k content from all of your usual devices–DSLRs, smartphones, tablets, and almost anything that can use a SD or microSD card. This particular card only comes in 32GB and 64GB models, but has excellent read and write speeds up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively.

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Lost luggage might be a thing of the past thanks to Samsung and Samsonite


Unless you have never traveled in your life, you have experienced what it feels like getting off a long flight only to find out that your luggage decided to travel to a different spot. We have smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs, and now it’s time for smart luggage.

Samsung and Samsonite are partnering to do just that. They are fitting suitcases with microchips that can not only be located via the airlines, but also with your smartphone. Usually when you realize your bag is lost, you immediate report it, but the agent rarely knows where it is at the time. They end up putting a trace on it, and eventually it makes it way to your destination.

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TAG Heuer smartwatch to come with big price tag and long battery life


Jean-Claude Biver, who is heading up the effort to bring a TAG Heuer smartwatch powered by Android Wear to market later this year, revealed some new details about the device in comments at a recent store opening. According to Biver, the TAG Heuer device is expected to hit the market in October or November at a starting price point of $1,400. Biver did not indicate whether the device that sells for that amount will be the only version available or if that is just the base and prices for other versions could be higher. TAG Heuer hopes to compete against Apple in the smartwatch market, whose watches start at $349, but can go for as much as $17,000 for versions in gold. Read more