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Global average broadband speed increased 14% year-on-year in 2015 Q3

In its recently-released ‘State of the Internet’ report for the 2015 third quarter, Akamai has revealed that there has been a 14 percent year-on-year increase in global average broadband speed during the quarter.

As a result of the increase reported by Akamai, the average broadband speed... read more

Samsung unveils new ‘ruggedized’ Galaxy S6 Active handset

Bigwig South Korean device manufacturer Samsung has unveiled a new ‘ruggedized’ version of its flagship Galaxy S6 handset.

The launch of the new Galaxy S6 version -- called ‘Galaxy S6 Active’ -- comes a few months after the release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets by Samsung.... read more

Critical vulnerabilities found in South Korea-backed child surveillance app

According to a recent disclosure by security researchers, critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in South Korean government-backed child surveillance app called ‘Smart Sheriff.’

The ‘Smart Sheriff’ child surveillance app is essentially meant to be an electronic baby sitter. The app... read more

Users of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 complaining of a design flaw

South Korean device manufacturer Samsung’s latest flagship phablet – the Galaxy Note 5 smartphone – has hit an early snag; with the users of the handset complaining of a design flaw in the device.

The Galaxy Note 5 handset’s design flaw – which can potentially cause permanent damage to... read more

Samsung’s new promotion allows iPhone users to test Samsung handsets for $1

A new promotion - called the 'Ultimate test Drive' - was launched by South Korean device manufacturer Samsung last week. The promotion gives iPhone users the ability to test out one of Samsung's latest handsets for one month, by paying only $1.

According to the details shared by Samsung... read more

Nearly 75,000 Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus units sold in South Korea in three days

Bigwig device maker Samsung launched two new Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy Note 5; and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - in South Korea last Thursday; and, going by the reports, the handsets are apparently witnessing a good response from customers.

In barely three days of the launch of its... read more

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Edge 6 Plus in South Korea

Close on the heels of the US unveiling of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge 6 Plus smartphones at a New York event last week, Samsung has now announced the launch of the two new big-screen handsets in the South Korea.

As compared to the previous versions of the Galaxy Note series and the... read more

‘Samsung Pay’ mobile wallet service launched in South Korea

According to reports, bigwig device manufacturer Samsung has announced the launch of its 'Samsung Pay' mobile wallet service in its home country --- South Korea. The 'Samsung Pay' service will soon be launched in the US as well.

The 'Samsung Pay' mobile wallet service will chiefly... read more

Samsung’s 2015 Q2 earnings results fall short of expectations

On Tuesday, South Korean device maker Samsung reported lower-than-expected earnings for the 2015 second quarter. However, as compared to the first quarter, the company's earnings witnessed a marginal increase.

According to the figures posted by Samsung, the company's operating profit in... read more

DRC-HUBO Excels at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

The 2011, DARPA Robotics Challenge Finally crowns its winner, DRC-HUBO designed by a joint team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Team KAIST from South Korea. The victorious team took home a grand prize of $2 million on Saturday at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in... read more

LG Electronics Inc Reports Net Profit of 38.4 Billion Won in First Quarter

South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc reported a lower-than-expected net profit in the first-quarter. The company said in a statement on Wednesday that net profit for January-March was 38.4 billion won ($35.9 million).

Operating profit of the company dropped 36.2% to... read more

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge handset

South Korean device maker Samsung's new 'Galaxy S6 Edge' handset has a distinctive look, and makes a bold design statement. The handset boasts the first commercial dual-curved smartphone display.

The unique dual-curved display of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone curves around 45... read more

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