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  1. R

    Korean Government to Enhance IP Protection for Chipmakers

    The Korea Times is reporting that the Korean Government is trying to enhance measures to protect the intellectual property rights of Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. The move comes after Chinese officials are putting increased pressure on the companies to cross-license more of their technology...
  2. FrgMstr

    Apple and Others Mining Data Shared by Facebook

    Certainly Apple's Tim Cook has been very outspoken and critical of all of Facebook's data sharing and selling woes here in the recent months, that is why this headline at the New York Times, Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends, is extremely interesting. Seems...
  3. R

    Court Rules Samsung Doesn't Have to Keep Patching Phones

    In a bit of unfortunate news, ZDNet is reporting that a court in the Netherlands has rules that Samsung does not have to keep updating its smartphones. In 2016 The Dutch Consumers' Association, or Consumentenbond, sued samsung stating that they were obligated to provide security updates to...
  4. FrgMstr

    Samsung Turning off TVs in the UK

    Samsung is rolling the dice this weekend in the UK to see how many people is can truly piss off in the shortest amount of time in an attempt to advertise its new Ambient Mode. The point of Ambient Mode is to have your TV blend into its surroundings, instead of just leaving a big dark rectangle...
  5. DooKey

    Jury Finds Samsung Owes Apple $539M in Patent Case Stretching Back to 2011

    Ok, this thing has been going on long enough and there might finally be an end in sight. A jury has looked at the damages once again and now says that Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on their iPhone patents. The original damages were for $1B and of course Samsung was having none of that...
  6. R

    Samsung Updates 2018 TVs with FreeSync Support

    PCPer is reporting that Samsung has released a firmware update 1103 for 2018 QLED TVs, bringing them FreeSync support. FreeSync support has been enabled on the Q6FN, Q7FN, Q8FN, Q9FN, and NU8000 sets. PCPer notes that the 55" Samsung Q7F TV can be had right now for around $1700, which is $300...
  7. DooKey

    How Wide is too Wide?

    The good folks over at PC Perspective have just put out a nice review of the new Samsung C49HG90 49 inch FreeSync 2 monitor and they are asking whether or not it's just too wide. The monitor sports a 32:9 aspect ratio instead of the more widely used 21:9 ratio of other UW monitors. It's curved...
  8. FrgMstr

    Samsung S9 and S9+ Really Are Faster

    When you see things come straight out of the Samsung Newsroom, you have to wonder how much of it is PR, marketing, and just fluff. And today Samsung is proclaiming "the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the Fastest Phones Ever." I will tell you that I am not much of a phone nerd, but lot's of folks are...
  9. R

    Samsung and Microsoft Expanding Partnership

    The Korea TImes is reporting that Samsung and Microsoft are expanding their alliance for mixed reality. The article states that Samsung is working on developing cordless, and high priced headsets that support AR and VR, while Microsoft is lowering its royalties to help entice users. Samsung has...
  10. FrgMstr

    1TB for 29 Cents a GB and Free Far Cry 5

    If you are looking for a bit of new storage for our box, Amazon has a smoking deal on the Samsung 860 EVO 1TB drive that brings it in at 29 cents a GB. While that is a great deal for a great drive, Samsung is throwing in a free copy of Far Cry 5 for the next couple of days as well. You can...
  11. R

    Samsung Releases 970 PRO and EVO SSDs

    Samsung has announced today the 970 PRO and EVO solid state drives. The new M.2 drives are using the latest V-NAND technology and an all new Phoenix controller to give speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s read and 2,700 MB/s write, which is nearly 30% faster sequential writes than the 960 series, as well...
  12. R

    Samsung Electronics Estimates 56% Jump In Profit

    ABC News is reporting that Samsung Electronics is estimating a 56% jump in profit despite sales for oled screens for iPhones being lower. As if you couldn't guess where all the extra profit is from, analysts are claiming the jump is from "strong demand" for memory chips. Sales rose 19%, Samsung...
  13. FrgMstr

    Shattering Samsung Note 8 Showers Girl with Glass

    Long time HardOCP reader, Eric Crowley of Stockton, California, had a dangerous moment with his Samsung Note 8 this morning. His daughter has been making good grades at school so she was awarded with a new pair of earrings. Eric was taking a couple of pictures with his Samsung Note 8 so he...
  14. R

    Power Outage at Samsung Destroys 3.5% of Global NAND Flash Output For March

    A power outage at a Samsung fab near Pyeongtaek, South Korea is being reported by AnandTech. The half hour power outage reportedly damaged 50,000 to 60,000 wafers of V-NAND memory, which represent 11% of Samsung's monthly output, and 3.5% of the global NAND output. Ugh, if the enthusiast PC...
  15. R

    Microsoft is Selling the Galaxy S9

    While the Windows phone may be dead, Microsoft is selling the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on it's website, and it doesn't come with Windows Mobile. The phone is being sold unlocked, and with the "Microsoft Launcher," as well as Skype, Cortana, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word. In a statement...
  16. R

    Samsung Bixby Speaker Delayed to Late 2018

    While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, Slashgear is reporting that the Samsung Bixby speaker will be delayed until late this year. Samsung will be wanting to enter the competitive wiretap smart speaker market, however DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division told the Wall Street...
  17. R

    Samsung Galaxy S9 Images Leaked

    Samsung is set to unveil the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ next week at Mobile World Congress 2018. Attendees of the show, and those wishing to view the event's livestream were encouraged to download an app called Unpacked 2018. Hidden away in the app is an Augmented Reality feature that allows people...
  18. FrgMstr

    New Samsung 3D Cinema LED

    Samsung goes the extra mile and shows us a video that showcases its new 3D Cinema LED! You guessed it, it shows us nothing, but surely after looking at its promo video that showcases, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (trailer awesomeness), it makes me want to see the movie again. In...
  19. FrgMstr

    We Do Not Comment on Yet-to-be-Released Products Unless We Do

    We all already know that Samsung is officially announcing its Galaxy S9 phone at Unpacked next month. And we have already seen the specs on the side of the S9 packaging. But in the corporate world it is extremely unusual for a company to officially comment on a yet-to-be-released product...
  20. FrgMstr

    Samsung Building Mining Chips

    This is the best thing I have heard all year when it comes to mining! Samsung is now in the mix with TSMC and GloFlo when it comes to making mining ASICs. I hope we see more specialized chip production for mining-specific applications to ease some of the burden on the dwindling GPU supply that...
  21. FrgMstr

    Samsung Announces Unpacked 2018 - Galaxy S9 Launch?

    Samsung has officially announced its "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018" event. It will be held on 2/25/2018 at 11am CST. You can check the animation on its Newsroom site and see the big "9" animation that it is touting, "The Camera. Reimagined." If you can't make it to Barcelona for the shindig...
  22. FrgMstr

    Samsung GDDR6 in Production

    10nm GDDR6 is now in production by Samsung. These ICs will be 16Gb density which is twice what we saw with 20nm GDDR5. Per-pin data increases to 18Gbps which doubles the 8Gbps rate we see with GDDR5. Wow! This represents a huge increase and depending on where GDDR6 falls out on pricing...
  23. FrgMstr

    2nd Gen HBM2 Aquabolt Starts Mass Production

    While I am a bit unsure of the "Aquabolt" name, there is no doubt that HBM is finding its place in the industry, and now HBM2 is in production by Samsung. HBM2 will deliver 2.4Gbps per pin at 1.2v, compared to the original HBM's transfer rate of 1.6Gbps at 1.2v. The improvement equates to a...
  24. NoxTek

    2017 (MU) Samsung 6xxx series TV on PC report...

    So I took advantage of the Black Friday sales last year and picked up a 50" Samsung UN50MU6070 from Best Buy. This is basically the same unit as a 6300 but they deleted Bluetooth, one HDMI port (so it has two instead of 3), and it doesn't come with a smart remote. It was a 'sidegrade' from the...
  25. DooKey

    Samsung Foundry Business Growing Slower Than Market Average

    Samsung's foundry business isn't growing as fast as they would like and according to TrendForce it's well below the market average of 7.1% growth. Lack of growth could be because their memory based process isn't ideal for foundry business. Regardless, if Samsung wants to catch up with the...
  26. DooKey

    Galaxy S9 Will Have a Camera with an Adjustable Aperture

    For all of you out there that take a lot of pictures with your phone and wish you could take pictures like a DSLR the new Galaxy S9 may be a step in the right direction. According to Neowin, who translated a report by VTECH, the new S9 will not only have an f/1.5 aperture, but that aperture is...
  27. DooKey

    Samsung Applies for Patent to Read Your Palm

    Samsung recently applied for a patent that uses a camera to look at the lines in your palm and then provides clues to you for your password to one of your apps/phone. It looks pretty cool, but unless they put some kind of depth sensing or something that can detect a photo I'm not sure it's...
  28. C

    Viewsonic VX3211-2K-MHD 31.5" WLED Monitor Flicker?

    Does anyone know how the PWM flicker is on this model? I see that this model is on sale at Office Depot right now. Looking for a productivity monitor.
  29. DooKey

    Specs for Samsung's Potential Optane Killer

    Samsung is going to compete with Intel in the Z-Nand market and attempt to take some of the Optane business away from them. This Register article compares the Samsung SZ985 to the Optane P4800X and the results are surprising. Samsung may have a winner here and the rest of us might get...
  30. dvsman

    Itchy trigger finger on a Samsung CHG90 ... any thoughts?

    I'm going through a mixed time in my life at the moment (great professionally, not so great personally / breakup with my girl), so I figure I'll distract myself with some new shiny tech bits. I was originally going to buy a new TV for my living room but YouTube video heads have said to wait...
  31. DooKey

    Supreme Court Rejects Samsung Appeal of Patent Loss to Apple

    Reuters reports that the justices left in place a 2016 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that upheld a verdict that found South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed Apple Inc’s patents on several popular features of the California-based company’s iPhone...
  32. DooKey

    New Samsung Ad Attacks Apple for 10 years of inferior iPhones

    Samsung strikes back at Apple in this interesting YouTube video. In a nut shell they are saying what Android fans have been saying for years; Apple adopts every feature after Samsung. Take a look and let me know what you think. Watch the video here.
  33. FrgMstr

    Samsung UE510 28" 4K Refurb on the Cheap with FreeSync

    28" 4K Samsung goodness WITH FreeSync for $230 Prime Shipping.
  34. DooKey

    Samsung Posts Record Third Quarter Profit Amid Strong Demand for its Memory Chips

    Samsung keeps printing money at a record pace. They posted record third quarter profits based upon sales of their memory chips and analysts are saying they may even to better in the fourth-quarter. This sounds really good for Samsung share holders, but I'm not so sure it's good for the rest of...
  35. DooKey

    Samsung Gets Design Patent Damages Retrial in Long Running Apple Case

    Looks like Samsung convinced a US District judge to grant a retrial in the Apple design patent damages case. So instead of having to pay Apple $400M in damages Samsung might be able to manage a settlement much less that that this time around. I'm sure all of their shareholders are thrilled...
  36. DooKey

    Samsung Jumps into the Tracker Business

    Samsung is launching a new device called the Samsung Connect Tag. There are others already out there, Tile and the Orbit Card, to name a couple, but the Samsung Connect Tag is different because it is the first to utilize a narrow band design that combines GPS, Cell ID and Wi-Fi-based...
  37. harsaphes

    Samsung Odyssey Mixed Reality Headset

    Just preordered one of these as my Christmas present to myself. Early hands on reviews are good and I'm interested in the 'inside out' tracking system. https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/3/16413968/samsung-microsoft-windows-mixed-reality-headset-oculus-rift-comparison-hands-on...
  38. dvsman

    Hot or ...? Samsung 960 EVO 1TB $339.99

    At my local microcenter http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=169532&utm_source=eNews_SE_PARTS_20170929&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=R4531&MccGuid=82bb8983-3f5a-4a53-9f8d-2a54b36c23b0 Cheaper than on Amazon $443.99: http://a.co/gH8XOU0 Just in case anyone was in the...
  39. K

    43" TV as pc monitor-- TCL 43s405 vs. Samsung UN43MU6300. AMA

    Just got both TV's this week. Bought the TCL from Target, Samsung from walmart. TCL $330, SAMSUNG $430. Tested with www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ with all enhancements disabled. First big fact..... The Samsung 43 has an IPS/PLS panel made by BOE HV430QUB-N4A. RGB subpixel. Rtings.com mu6300 review...
  40. cageymaru

    Crown Audio to close, 115 workers affected

    Crown Audio to close, 115 workers affected. http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/elkhart/crown-audio-to-close-workers-affected/article_063e9621-e9b9-5b41-bd43-e543ce131779.html ELKHART — A longtime Elkhart audio manufacturing plant will be phased out over the next several months the company...
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