Samsung to dethrone Intel as world’s largest chipmaker

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South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics Co. has overtaken Santa Clara, Calif. based Intel Corp.’s (INTC) as the world’s No. 1 chipmaker in terms of revenue. Samsung, most well-known for its smartphones and televisions, reported second-quarter sales of $15.7 billion for its semiconductor unit and operating profit of $7.1 billion. For the first time, Intel fell behind its Asian rival with Q2 chip revenue of $14.8 billion and operating profit of $3.8 billion. Samsung mainly generates its chip segment revenue through selling memory chips used in mobile devices, as opposed…

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Samsung now allows users to unlock Windows 10 PC using a Galaxy S8’s fingerprint reader

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Samsung Flow has received an update that makes it compatible with almost all Windows 10-based PCs, laptops, and tablets. All you need is a compatible Galaxy smartphone. Users can now unlock their Windows 10 devices using the fingerprint sensor on their Galaxy smartphone, sync texts, transfer files, automatically connect to the phone’s Wi-Fi hotspot, and more. The Tech giant first introduced the ability to unlock its Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S with a Samsung Flow app for Android last year, and this expansion means any Windows 10 PC is now…

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Samsung set to release a new outdoor surveillance cam

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Complete with 1080p video resolution, livestreaming capabilities, two-way talk, a 130-degree field of view, and night vision, the new samsung surveillace cam will cost $199.99. This new camera’s features are the same as the company’s more expensive, already released outdoor cam. Both versions support night vision and motion detection. They also record Full HD-quality video and connect over Wi-Fi. The key difference between the two appears to be design. The original camera looks like a classic surveillance device with a left to right swivel head. The new camera looks more…

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Galaxy J7 2017 features appears at GFXBench

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) which received Bluetooth certification last month with version 4.1 from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has now been spotted on GFXBench benchmarking website the model number SM-J730. The smartphone also received certification from Indonesian certification agency P3DN. It is also to be noted that Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) with model number SM-J727VL was also spotted on the same benchmarking website in February. Now it has ben spotted with a different model number and an even different set of specifications. Since the beginning of the…

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Samsung recalls the Galaxy Note 7 due to battery problem

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The massive recall of one of Samsung’s flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world’s biggest selling smartphone maker. The Note 7 was unveiled just a month ago, and big rival Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is expected to show off its new smartphone next week. Samsung (SSNLF) said Friday it had found a problem with the battery in some of the phones and was halting sales. In the coming weeks it will offer customers a new product for free to replace all 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s that have been…

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Apple loses US trade panel ruling in Samsung dispute

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Apple has lost a ruling by a US trade panel in a patent dispute with its rival Samsung. The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed on a Samsung patent, which could mean some older models of the iPad and iPhone are banned from sale in the US. The patent relates to 3G wireless technology and the ability to transmit multiple services correctly and at the same time. Apple said it plans to appeal. The ruling could also be reversed by a US presidential order within 60 days. The…

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Samsung and Google Extending Their Reach In Africa

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As Google announces its White Space plans in the Republic of South Africa, Samsung too is extending its operations across the the continent. Apple’s investments in Africa are more limited. Who will win the race for the next emerging electronics market? Google has announced experiments that will allow it to test and commercialize unused parts of the radio spectrum. It’s particularly interesting in light of Google’s expansion of its fiber network in Kansas. Google began expanding its Africa operations a couple of years back, and translating its search engine into…

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