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# samsung

All time
# multitask
This monitor wants to wirelessly charge your phone while you work
The charger is built into the base of the SE370, a 1080p computer monitor from Samsung.
# e-SIM
The SIM card as you know it could soon be a thing of the past
The mobile industry is close to agreeing a standard for a new embeddable electronic SIM.
# samsung
Samsung is expecting another decline in profits despite Galaxy S6 launch
The company has forecast another fall in quarterly profits, suggesting that sales of the Galaxy S6 failed to meet expectations.
# Security
Samsung laptops are blocking Windows updates leaving them open to attack
A piece of software blocks Windows updates, which regularly include important security updates.
# taking risks
Forget phones, Samsung's developing a truck that could help reduce road deaths
Do you take risks when overtaking?
# Risk
Own a Samsung device? It may have a major security flaw
More than 600 million Samsung devices could be affected by this flaw.
# Review
With the Galaxy S6, Samsung has created its best smartphone in ages
But is it better than the iPhone 6?
# no pressure
Samsung expects the S6 to do a lot more than break sales records
It’s hoping it will reverse a large slide in profits last year, and re-establish itself as the global smartphone leader.
# Road To Recovery
Samsung is beginning to recover, but it needs the S6 to be a success
The company expects to beat original estimates this quarter, but it’s hoping the S6 and S6 Edge will help reverse falling profits later this year.
# so hot right now
Here's the most beautiful man and woman in the world...
They’re not actually real people though unfortunately.
# it's like we're there
Samsung decided to livestream a birth using virtual reality
It was for the father only, mind.
# pick of the bunch
Some great smartphones were announced this week, but what are they like?
All the big players revealed their latest editions at Mobile World Congress this week, and it’s quite a lineup.
# Swedish House Mafia
This new IKEA furniture will charge your phone for you*
*As long as the device is compatible with its wireless standard, that is.
# kiss and make up
One of Google's top men took time to praise one of its frenemies
Sundar Pichai, who oversaw Android’s success, took time in his keynote to praise the product of one specific company.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
A tragedy in Cork, snow across the country and a big win for Ireland had everyone talking today.
# shots fired
Samsung has put all its rivals on the back foot with just one event
The Korean giant threw out a number of surprises at its press conference as it begins its aggressive fight for top spot.
# spanner in the works?
Apple Pay just got two major rivals all of a sudden
And one has been sitting on its own service since 2011.
# so metal
Samsung may be ditching the plastic for good for its next big phone
And it’s going to have a curved screen and all.
# eavesdropping
Are Samsung's Smart TVs really listening in on your conversations?
The company has been criticised for a policy which would allow its smart TVs to listen to you, but are these fears overblown?
# tight margins
Samsung versus Apple: things are getting tight
The popularity of the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s drop in profit has resulted in a tie.
# curved view
Review: Is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge a fun concept or the future?
A curved screen on one side is Samsung’s attempt to innovate, but does it add much to the overall experience?
# Hard Times
Samsung has chips to thank for cushioning its mobile revenue slump*
*Not the tasty kind, mind you.
# Downloading
Samsung's new tiny flash drive can transfer movies in a few seconds
The Portable SSD T1 has a read/write speed of 450MB per second, meaning it would only take eight seconds to transfer a 3GB movie file.
# activations
If you received a new device this Christmas, chances are it was from Apple
More than half of all smartphones and tablets activated during Christmas week were Apple devices, with the iPhone 6 being the most popular device.
# Restructuring
Samsung plans to scrap its metal Galaxy Alpha in favour of cheaper phones
Although it’s being replaced by two newer (and cheaper) mid-range devices.
# Review 2014
A year in red and black ink: 2014's biggest winners and losers from world of business
There was no escaping Michael O’Leary, Irish Water or Apple’s world domination.
# playing it safe
Samsung is giving Gear VR owners a lot of warnings before they use it
The device is now available to purchase from Samsung’s US store, but it comes with a large number of precautions.
# TechKnowHow
What are the tablets to look out for this Christmas?
Because there’s more out there than just the iPad.
# Buyers' Guide
Which smartphone should be in your Christmas stocking this year?
The competition between the different smartphone this year means we’re spoilt for choice, but which ones are worth considering?
# bigger is better
Review: Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 the best phablet out there?
It’s the fourth edition of Samsung’s phablet series, but does it set the standard for both phablets and smartphones?
# overstocking
So Samsung's flagship phone didn't do as well as expected
The company sold 12 million Galaxy S5 units in 90 days, a 40% drop compared to its predecessor, with overstocking a major issue.
# quality not quantity
Samsung adopts a 'less is more' approach for its smartphone business
The manufacturer is slashing the number of smartphones it issues by up to one-third.
# Troubled Waters
Sony records hefty losses as its smartphone woes continue
Its net loss for the half year ballooned to nearly €794 million, causing it to replace its mobile chief and cut staff in its global smartphone unit by 15%.
# In trouble
Samsung's year goes from bad to worse as profits continue to plunge
Weak smartphone sales and increased competition meant the company recording its smallest quarterly profit in three years.
# too fast too furious
These companies are designing 5G wireless that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G
That’s FAST.
Samsung says it's developed WiFi technology that's five times faster
The new speeds would allow a 1GB movie to be downloaded in less than three seconds and allow uncompressed HD videos to be streamed in real-time.
# plunging
Samsung is bracing itself for a massive drop in profits this quarter
The company has said it expects earnings to be 60% lower than a year earlier, thanks to increased competition in the smartphone market.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: No-go hollier zones, pre-budget chat and the value of reading the fine print
This was the week in business.
# don't mind the gap
Samsung defends Note 4 screen gap, saying it's a feature, not a flaw
The company insisted the gap was a part of the phone’s design and doesn’t affect its “functionality or quality”
# bendgate
This 'Samsung' response to the bendy iPhone is just perfect
Well played, well played.