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Just Get a Damn Set-Top Box and Free Yourself of Your TV's Crap Software

Planned obsolescence is annoying regardless of which smart gadget you’re talking about, but it particularly grinds my gears when it comes to TVs. Sure, you don’t have to destroy your wallet for a decent 4K smart TV anymore—but I know plenty of friends and gadget nerds who do shell out for something a ‘lil nicer for…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Samsung, Smart Tvs, Roku, Lg, Smart Home, Vizio, Planned Obsolescence, Consumer Tech


Samsung earnings guidance stays upbeat despite global macro crisis

Samsung overnight released its earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2020, stating that it expected sales of $45.4 billion and an operating profit of roughly $5.3 billion. The company’s fiscal year is aligned to the standard calendar year, and it will announce official earnings results on April 23. Those numbers are slightly up from last year’s first quarter, which had sales of $43.3 billion and an operating profit of roughly $5.1 billion. Those sales and profits are in line with Samsung...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hardware, Finance, China, Samsung, Tech, Harman, Device Solutions


How to save voicemails on your Android using a built-in app or third-party alternative

If you want to save a voicemail on Android, you don't just have to leave it in your inbox and hope you don't delete it — there's a few ways to actually save them. You can use a visual voicemail app to save the messages separately, sometimes without limit, and even utilize handy features, like transcription. Alternatively, you can also save voicemails by sending them to yourself and storing them somewhere externally. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Voicemails are normally ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Google Voice, YouMail


How to change the wallpaper on your Android device in 2 ways

To change the wallpaper on your Android device, you can head to your Gallery and pick any photo you have saved. There are also a number of wallpapers that are preloaded onto your Android device, which you can browse and choose from. You can also buy a wallpaper, which is good if you want one that's animated.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your phone's wallpaper is one of the best ways to show off your personality, and make your device really your own. However, if you've...
Tags: Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Walmart


COVID-19 crisis spurs triple-digit growth for refurbishing startup Back Market

Eva Yoo Contributor Eva Yoo is founder of Seek Road, the project wherein she cycles from Seoul to London while interviewing startups on the Silk Road. More posts by this contributor How this Kazakhstan internet giant built success on ideas from Russia and China While a number of startups have been hard hit by efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, refurbishing firm Back Market is showing increased growth globally. The Paris ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Gadgets, Ecommerce, Column, Europe, London, Hardware, France, China, Russia, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Paris


I Sure Hope Samsung's Rumored Bean Buds Are Real

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ didn’t offer much new in terms of design—they were more a minor upgrade than a true refresh. But newly leaked renders of the next generation Galaxy Buds have popped up online, and there’s no other way to say it: They’re li’l beans.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Samsung, Headphones, Leaks, Rumors, Consumer Tech, Truly Wireless Headphones, Samsung Galaxy Buds, I Love The Bean Buds


'Quit Trying To Make Quibi Happen'

Devindra Hardawar of Engadget, writing about Quibi, a new streaming service that launched today: Nobody asked for Quibi. Nobody, that is, except for Jeffrey Katzenberg, the founder of Dreamworks Pictures and famed Hollywood producer. Where other mobile video startups failed, like Samsung's long-forgotten Milk Video and Verizon's own Go90 (RIP), Katzenberg figured he could succeed by pouring money (somehow he's raised $1.75 billion so far!) into top talent and well produced shows. At CES in Janua...
Tags: Verizon, Hollywood, Samsung, Tech, Ces, Netflix, Pandora, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hulu, Cto, Engadget, Meg Whitman, Tom Conrad, Katzenberg, DreamWorks Pictures, Devindra Hardawar


Galaxy Chromebook reviews

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook is unusually fancy and handsome for a platform usually associated with cheap, low-end machines, at least outside of Google's own flag-carrier devices. How does it stack up? The Verge says its no good because despite the pretty case, high-end hardware and 4k screen, it's unreliable and has poor battery life. Engadget thinks it's likeable enough, but also complains of the poor power management. Wired, however, gives it 8/10, describing it as "everything you could ever w...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Post, News, Samsung, GPL, Engadget, Galaxy Chromebook


Best Buy slashes prices of Apple AirPods, Samsung Galaxy Buds

Planning to buy true wireless earbuds? Check out these cool deals on Apple AirPods and Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Android, Samsung, Trends, Home Theater, Apple AirPods, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Headphone Deals, Apple AirPods 2


Apple could be on the verge of releasing a new iPhone that's almost half the price of the iPhone 11. Here's everything we know so far. (AAPL)

Apple is expected to release a new version of its low-cost iPhone SE this year, according to multiple reports from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Bloomberg, and the financial news outlet Nikkei Asian Review. The phone will reportedly resemble the iPhone 8 and could start at $400. Here's a look at everything we've heard about it so far based on recent reports. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Apple typically launches its new flagship iPhones every September. But this year, it may th...
Tags: Apple, Google, California, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, MacBook Air, Belkin, Nikkei Asian Review, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Ming Chi Kuo Bloomberg, TF International Securities, 9to5Mac Nikkei Asian Review, Ming Chi Kuo Nikkei Asian Review, Bloomberg Kuo


How to scan barcodes or QR codes on an Android device using a third-party app

You can scan barcodes on an Android using your device's camera and a third-party app, making it easy to get information about a product's price, official name, and more. You can also use your Android's camera (with an app or on its own, depending on your device) to scan QR codes, which lets you open internet links and perform Google searches. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Barcodes and their newer counterpart, QR codes, can be found everywhere. You probably take them for ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Samsung, Trends, Walmart


How to trim a video on your Android device using the built-in Gallery app

You can trim a video on your Android using the built-in Gallery app, which makes it easy to trim videos so you only have to watch, share, and post the good stuff. When you trim a video in Android, you will not lose the footage you cut out, but rather create a new video that consists of the trimmed clip you created. For more video editing options, look for third-party apps from the Google Play Store like FilmoraGo or Adobe Premiere Clip. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. So ...
Tags: Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Samsung Galaxy


Disney debuts its streaming service in India for $20 a year

Disney+ has arrived in the land of Bollywood. The company on Friday (local time) rolled out its eponymous streaming service in India through Hotstar, a popular on-demand video streamer it picked up as part of the Fox deal. To court users in India, the largest open entertainment market in Asia, Disney is charging users 1,499 Indian rupees (about $19.5) for a year, the most affordable plan in any of the more than a dozen markets where Disney+ is currently available. Subscribers of the revamped ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Hbo, Media, Abc, John Oliver, India, Disney, Narendra Modi, Samsung, Tech, Apple TV, Fox


The best gaming phones

We have swiped and tapped our way to countless victories, and even more losses, on several smartphones to find the best gaming phones currently available. There can be only one champion, and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is our pick for the best gaming phone you can buy in 2020.  Mobile gaming has a long history that dates back almost 30 years to classic games like "Tetris" and "Snake", but recent advances in processing power and screen technology have elevated it to new heights. With the best...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asus, US, Samsung, Trends, Ui, Ram, Xiaomi, Nfc, Pixel, Max, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, W, Razer Phone


How to record audio on an Android using a built-in app on your device

You can record audio on Android using an easy-to-use built-in audio recording app on most devices, though the exact app tends to differ device to device. You can download any number of third-party audio recording apps from the Google Play Store, and many offer more advanced features than the native app that came with your phone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In my adult years, my handwriting has gotten steadily worse, so I almost exclusively always turn to my computer ...
Tags: Apple, Google Play Store, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Samsung Galaxy, Voice Recorder


I'm a loyal iPhone user, but I switched to Samsung's Galaxy S20 and found 5 things I liked better compared to the iPhone 11 Pro (AAPL)

I typically use an iPhone, but after temporarily switching to Samsung's Galaxy S20 I found several advantages that Samsung offers over Apple. Samsung's new phone stands out for its ultra-fast display, edge-to-edge design, and amusing camera features. Plus, like all Android phones, the Galaxy S20's software generally offers more customization and personalization. Some of those perks come at a trade-off, however. The Galaxy S20 has a more subtle camera cutout than the iPhone, but Apple's facial ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, MacBook Air, Apple Samsung, Samsung Daily


Ikea acquires AI imaging startup Geomagical Labs to supercharge room visualisations

Ikea, the Swedish home furnishings and decor giant, has been one of the leaders among retailers when it comes to adapting to tech innovations that impact its business, being one of the first to launch augmented reality applications, partnering with others to develop smart home devices and launching a business unit to build that out further, investing in relevant startups, and even picking up of logistics startups to expand its reach. Today, it’s taking another step in that trajectory with a tech...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Samsung, Tech, Ikea, Barbara Martin Coppola, Inktomi, Totty, Ingka Group, Geomagical Labs, Mountain View Geomagical Labs, Geomagical, Brian Totty, Andrew Mason Groupon, Ikea Coppola


Best smartphone deals for April 2020: iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel

It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone, and here are some great deals to save you as much as $1,200.
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Phones


Teardown of Huawei Flagship Phone Finds US Parts Despite Blacklisting

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Huawei is still using components made by U.S. companies in its newest flagship smartphone, a Financial Times teardown has found, despite the U.S. all but blacklisting the Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer. The teardown was done by XYZone, a Shenzhen-based company that disassembles smartphones and identifies the suppliers of their components. The biggest surprise was that some parts from U.S. companies were still ending up in the newest...
Tags: South Korea, US, Samsung, Tech, United States, Huawei, Financial Times, Shenzhen, Department of Commerce, U S Commerce Department, Micron Micron, Qualcomm Skyworks


Samsung will buy back your Galaxy S20 in 2 years for half of the original price, which is more than you'll get with most trade-in offers

  Samsung's Galaxy S20 buy-back program means you'll get 50% of what you paid for the phone if you return it to Samsung within two years.  It makes sense if you plan on keeping your Galaxy S20 for two years before upgrading to a new Samsung phone. If you get a new phone every year, you'll get a better deal by trading in your phone with Samsung instead.  For the buy-back program, you have to buy the phone directly from Samsung, and it has to be in good shape when you return it.  Samsung has s...
Tags: Apple, Ebay, Samsung, Trends, Google Factory Reset Protection


25 thoughtful tech gifts that she'll love to get for Mother's Day

  It was long widely believed that women wouldn't accept a piece of tech unless it were simple, lightly colored, or shiny. Today, the consumer tech industry is finally catching up with reality. These days, there's plenty of tech that is specifically made for women that isn't blatantly pandering or clearly misguided. From headphones and wearables to fun accessories, we've found plenty of tech gifts that the women in your life are sure to enjoy.  Shopping for more gifts? Read all of our gift gu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Nintendo, Fitbit, Ugg, Philips, Amazon Echo, Bellabeat, Alexa, Moda, Olloclip


Samsung Wants You to Buy a Galaxy S20 So Bad, It Promises to Buy It Back From You in Two Years

Before the Galaxy S20 even went on sale, I predicted its high price would put a damper on sales, and due to the impact of covid-19, things have only gotten worse. So now to help spur sales, Samsung is instituting a new program that will give new S20 owners a 50 percent buy back guarantee. Read more...
Tags: Deals, Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Galaxy S20, Now Thats A Deal


How to use Bixby

Samsung Bixby is a powerful tool, but not the most intuitive one. Here's how to set up and use Samsung's A.I.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Voice Assistants, Bixby, Samsung Bixby, Galaxy S10 Plus, Tier 4


Save $200 on an Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 or S20+ Today

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S20+ smartphones are on sale at various retailers today for $200 less than normal, though some have deals reaching as much as $280 off. Read more...
Tags: Android, Samsung, Smartphone, Lifehacks, Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy S20


Best Buy offers rare discounts on latest Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch

The Apple Watch Series 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch are two of the best smartwatches you can buy.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Android, Wearables, Samsung, Trends, Apple Watch deals, WFH, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Smartwatch Deals


Apple is reportedly worried that people won't have the money to buy new iPhones this year, and it's an ominous sign of what's to come for people's finances (AAPL)

Apple may be considering delaying the iPhone 12's launch because it's concerned that consumer demand for smartphone upgrades may be low following the coronavirus outbreak and economic fallout. That's according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, which was published last week. Apple's reliance on China means it's likely been bracing for a worst-case scenario far earlier than most, and its moves have largely preempted broader changes and developments. The iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple's bi...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, California, China, US, Samsung, Trends, United States, Italy, Korea, Illinois, Aapl, Reuters, Nikkei Asian Review, Greater China


Samsung Display To End All LCD Production By End 2020

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China by end of this year, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. Samsung Display, a unit of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said in October that it suspended one of its two LCD production lines at home amid falling demand for LCD panels and a supply glut. 'We will supply LCD orders to our custom...
Tags: South Korea, China, Samsung, Tech, Reuters, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Samsung Display


Samsung to end all LCD Production by the end of 2020

According to a new report by Reuters, Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics will end production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels by the end of the year. The post Samsung to end all LCD Production by the end of 2020 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Samsung, All News, Hardware News, Displays, Lcd, Tvs, Samsung Electronics, Monitors, Samsung Display, Reuters Samsung


Samsung's Galaxy S20 phones are $200 off at B&H Photo right now, plus you can get a free memory card

  Samsung's $999.99 Galaxy S20 and $1,199.99 Galaxy S20 Plus smartphones are getting $200 discounts at B&H Photo for a limited time. You'll also get a free 128GB microSD card as part of the deal. The $1,399.99 Galaxy S20 Ultra is not on sale, though.  B&H's $200 discount brings the Galaxy S20's notoriously high price tag down to something more affordable, but you might actually get a better deal if you trade your phone in with Samsung. As long as you have a recent Samsung, Apple, or Google ph...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends, Lg, Google Pixel, Samsung Apple


The best smart thermostats

A smart thermostat automates a home's heating and cooling systems for optimal comfort while helping save money and energy. You can control a smart thermostat on a system panel, through an app, or even a voice assistant. Our smart thermostat recommendations are easy to install, help a home climate system operate efficiently, and effortless to operate. The Google Nest Thermostat E is our top pick for the best smart thermostat because it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize your schedule,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Energy Star, Ai, Voice Control, Johnson, Amazon Echo, Cnet, Ecobee, Alexa, Honeywell, Ac, Schneider



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