After three weeks, the closely watched Apple versus Samsung patent trial wound down Tuesday with four hours of closing arguments.
When Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphone went on sale in the U.S. in February, two things made it, um, noteworthy. At 5.3?, its display was the largest one ever offered on a phone. And the Note came with Samsung's S Pen, a precision stylus which let you jot notes and sketch pictures without jabbing at the screen with your finger.
CNN's Ramy Inocencio has a look at the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 notepad and phone.
Apple, one of the most famously secretive companies in the world, is giving the public a rare peek into how it makes and markets its products.
Samsung has taken another hit from Apple in Europe, thanks to an appeals court in Germany.
In The Number, CNN's Erin Burnett talks about why Samsung could be the new Apple.
Last week, a U.S. District judge dealt a serious blow to Google and Samsung by slapping an injunction on the Galaxy Nexus phone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a patent infringement lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has approved Apple's request for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung rightfully enjoys pointing out that it ships more Android smartphones than anyone else. And, with its new Galaxy S III, the South Korean electronics giant has accomplished something only Apple has been able to do so far: sell the same exact phone at the same price across major U.S. carriers without letting them slap their logos on the front of the device.
Samsung has admitted to concerns over "worrying" weakness in Chinese consumer spending as customer sentiment, damped by government austerity measures, turns against spending on technology products.
This summer, Earls Court in London will be the venue for Olympic volleyball, but last night Samsung hired this vast space to launch a single product -- its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S III. (We really liked it incidentally, check out our hands-on preview here).
Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S.
After months of speculation and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S III has finally been revealed, and yes it is more powerful that you could have ever imagined.
Samsung emailed, tweeted and blogged Monday about a May 3 event in which reporters are being invited to "come and meet the next Galaxy." At this shindig in London, we expect Samsung to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S III -- though where this smartphone sits in Samsung's larger handset ecosystem isn't entirely clear.
Samsung has started sending out invites for the launch of the next Galaxy smartphone, which is slated for May 3 in London.
Senior Iranian lawmakers are considering a boycott of Samsung, the South Korean electronics and appliance manufacturer, because of a controversial Israeli ad that pokes fun at the nuclear crisis, state-run Press TV of Iran said Friday.
Forget that old-school remote. Samsung's new TVs are controlled by voice, gestures and facial recognition.
Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor, South Korea's two biggest companies by market value, issued a rallying call to staff on Monday and warned of tougher business conditions for 2012 amid the global economic slowdown.
Samsung is offering its latest Galaxy S II smartphone for $2 to some customers in Sydney, Australia.
Samsung Electronics' tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab, will be available to consumers in Australia in the coming days, after the South Korean electronics giant scored a victory against Apple in a legal battle that had blocked the product from going on sale.
Samsung Electronics will be allowed to sell its latest Galaxy tablet computers in Australia during the crucial Christmas shopping season after it won a rare victory against Apple and overturned a sales ban in the country.
Samsung Electronics on Friday announced a 13% drop in its quarterly earnings despite a record high performance in mobile phone and smartphone sales.
Erin Burnett wonders if iPhone fans want new features...or simply the latest must-have toy. Seriously?!
Samsung Electronics filed preliminary injunction motions in Japan and Australia on Monday to block the sale of Apple's iPhone 4S there.
Smartphones have made it more difficult to separate work from personal lives.
Samsung Electronics announced plans Wednesday to file preliminary injunction motions in Paris and Milan, Italy, to block the sale of Apple's iPhone 4S there.
Apple won a significant victory on Tuesday in its campaign against Samsung Electronics over alleged intellectual-property infringements.
Certain kinds of 3D displays cause extra eye fatigue, according to a study published by the Journal of Vision that was funded in part by Samsung's R&D arm.
A health study on the working conditions at Samsung Electronics' semiconductor factories concluded Thursday that there are no health risks posed at South Korean workers, disappointing former employees battling the electronics giant and government agencies for compensation.
Electronics manufacturers have all the pieces they need to create a great competitor to the iPad.
In a refreshingly honest statement, Samsung's mobile division VP Lee Don-Joo admitted that the iPad 2 made some parts of Samsung's 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab look "inadequate," and the iPad 2's pricing might force Samsung to lower the price of its tablet.
Samsung's popular Galaxy S series of Android smartphones has been available on the four major U.S. wireless carriers for nearly a year.
It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.
A laptop with two touch-screens in lieu of a keyboard, tablets running an unfinished version of Google's Android, 3-D TV sets that don't require glasses.
If so-called "smart TVs" are so clever, why do we feel so dense when trying to compare them?
Phones are "smart." So are TVs.
At CES 2011, appliances are getting the hook-up. CNN gives you a look at some household products that are newly online.
AT&T, which has been late to the 4G race, announced detailed plans for its faster, fourth-generation network on Wednesday while showing its first 4G smartphones.
More cell phones have more features and capabilities than ever -- but often the tradeoff is shorter battery life. This is especially true of smartphones. I know many, many users of all kinds of smartphones, and it's rare that they get a full day of use out of a full charge.
Well, well, well. What could Samsung be planning to do with this 10.1-inch LCD panel?
The Samsung Continuum was announced earlier at the New York Stock Exchange, but the phone itself was just unveiled in Times Square.
Richard Quest talks to Samsung's Simon Stanford about the company's Android powered tablet set to compete with the iPad.
When Samsung debuted its Galaxy Tab on Thursday, it made a bold claim: the device is at least as good as today's dominant tablet, Apple's iPad.
It appears that technology giant Samsung is handing out free Galaxy S smartphones to iPhone 4 owners frustrated by reception problems. An account on Twitter called @samsungukmobile is contacting people who've tweeted about their difficulties with the handset, asking them to submit their contact details to receive a free handset.
Many South Koreans joke they inhabit "the Republic of Samsung."
CNN's Marketplace Middle East sits down with Samsung Engineering CEO Ki-Seok Park about the potential in the Middle East.
The imagined inventions of Victorian-era French novelist Albert Robida may be coming closer to reality.
Samsung Electronics has overtaken Hewlett-Packard as the world's biggest technology company by sales, a sign of how strongly some South Korean companies have bounced back from the economic downturn.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month showcased massed ranks of shiny high-tech products all promising they would change our lives.
Popular TV channels will soon be rolling out programs for viewers in 3D. CNN's Errol Barnett explains.
Samsung dove headfirst on Wednesday into a number of technology trends already making waves at the Consumer Electronics Show.
CNN's Ali Velshi examines Google's Nexus One "superphone."
The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show doesn't officially kick off until Thursday, but some forthcoming gadgets, including tablet-like wireless devices and phones that can show live TV, are already getting buzz here.
A South Korean court on Friday found the former chairman of the Samsung Group guilty of a breach of trust in illicit bond transactions and sentenced him to a suspended 3-year jail term and a fine of 110 billion Korean won ($89 million), South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.
If you are a consumer electronics maker looking for profit in a time when would-be customers are counting their pennies, what do you do? One tactic: launch a new line of pricey products.
As anyone who has walked into Best Buy lately knows, the prices of high-definition TVs are in a precipitous freefall.
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A South Korean appeals court upheld the guilty verdict against the former chairman of the Samsung Group, who was sentenced during the summer on a tax evasion conviction, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
Though Samsung has been churning out affordable headsets lately, most of them have pretty run-of-the-mill features and so-so performance levels.
The former chairman of the Samsung Group was sentenced Wednesday to pay a hefty fine, but he will not go to jail, a court spokesman said.
CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports on the resignation of Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee.
Samsung's flagship one-chip DLP-based home theater projector, the SP-A800B, takes accuracy of signal reproduction to a new level.
Is it possible to base an LCD purchase strictly on the display's bezel? If so, Samsung has an LCD to sell you.
Plasma HDTVs seem almost passe these days, but in our experience they still produce generally better images than LCDs. The mid-price 50-inch Samsung PN50A550 reviewed here provides a typical example of what plasma can do right.
The chairman of the Samsung Group announced his resignation Tuesday, just days after his indictment amid an investigation into allegations of corruption.
The chairman of the Samsung Group plans to resign, according to a report published Tuesday by Yonhap, the South Korean news agency.
The chairman of the Samsung Group announced his resignation Tuesday, just days after his indictment amid an investigation into allegations of corruption.
Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee and three company officials were indicted Thursday after a four-month investigation into corruption allegations, according to a special prosecutor.
Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee arrived for more questioning on Friday regarding allegations of bribery.
Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee denied corruption allegations Friday as he appeared for questioning at a special prosecutor's office in Seoul, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
Prosecutors raid the Samsung Group's headquarters as part of a probe into alleged bribery. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.
Among that tiny segment of the population that cares about the latest HDTV technology, and the even tinier segment that can afford it, the introduction of Samsung's 81 series of flat-panel LCDs is kind of like early Christmas. The first widely distributed LCD HDTVs to incorporate LED backlights -- Sony sold a few Qualia 005s a couple years ago at $8,000 to $15,000 a pop -- the Samsungs promise amazing black levels, claiming a contrast ratio spec of 500,000:1.
Modern ink jet printers are both cheap and fabulous - how often do you see that combination? Canon's Pixma iP6700D lists for a measly $179 and essentially puts a fully functioning photo lab on your desk. And the HP Photosmart C7180 delivers a wireless printer, scanner and fax for just $399.
With matte black finishes, prominent, blue-ringed lenses, and unusual touch sensor controls, Samsung's style-minded NV cameras are pretty hard to miss. Sitting at the top of the NV heap is the NV11, a 7.7-ounce, 10-megapixel camera that strikes just the right middle ground between the high-resolution, 3x zoom-equipped NV10, and the much bulkier 7-megapixel, 7x zoom-equipped NV5 and NV7 OPS.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. expects strong demand and cost cuts to boost second-half profit in its chip business, it said Friday.
While the wireless industry was going wild this summer over Apple's iPhone and the mere prospect of Google's foray into the business, Korean electronics maker Samsung quietly hit a milestone: It surpassed Motorola to become the No. 2 seller of mobile phones. In the second quarter Samsung shipped 37.4 million devices, compared with 35.5 million for Motorola.
One day in the not-so-far-off past, Kun-Hee Lee, chairman of Samsung Electronics, sent each of his closest friends and key employees one of the company's newest wireless phones as a New Year's present.
n electrical problem at a Samsung Electronics Co. factory Friday forced a partial halt in production at the world's largest memory chip maker, the company said, raising prospects of a global shortage
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said Friday it shut down six of its chip production lines following a power cut at a plant near Seoul, prompting expectations of tighter supply and a rise in prices.
Asian stock markets nudged higher on Tuesday, with South Korea briefly touching a new peak as technology issues such as Samsung Electronics tracked their U.S. peers higher.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Maytag and Samsung Electronics, issued a recall Thursday of 270,000 front loading washers that pose an electrical hazard to users.
South Korean newspapers are reporting that Samsung Electronics stole icons from Apple and Microsoft to create the user interface of its latest cell phones. Samsung's first response was to tell some Korean media outlets that the designs were "inspired" by other technology companies' products. Sure, if by "inspired" Samsung meant copied pixel for pixel, as postings on a Korean-language Mac bulletin board showed. A Samsung design executive later conceded that mistakes were made, and Samsung recalled its Skin phones from stores in South Korea, the only market in which it was on sale, and offered buyers downloadable updates to replace the offending graphics.
Is the telecom boom back? Following rumors of a deal, Level 3 has acquired ICG, an operator of Colorado and Ohio fiber networks, for $163 million. The Rocky Mountain News says one driver of the acquisition is the continuing growth of the wireless business, since wireless calls and data are carried from cell towers to wired networks. Telcos are also considering expanding international fiber links, after years with a glut of capacity on the market. After overbuilding in the 1990s led to a telecom boom and bust, says Business 2.0 senior writer Om Malik, we may be heading into a period of balance between telecom supply and demand --a situation which will be good for both telecom suppliers and consumers.
South Korea's share market rebounded Wednesday from losses the previous day, with the Kospi up more than 3 percent to a record high, on strong gains for tech issues such as Samsung Electronics.
Less than a decade ago, his company was just another anonymous Asian supplier of commodity parts. Since then, Jong-Yong Yun, the CEO of Samsung Electronics, has seen it become the world's biggest c...
Samsung Electronics Company and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to plead guilty for participating in an international conspiracy to fix prices in the dynamic random access memory (DRAM) market, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.
The guts of a next-generation digital video camcorder are splayed on a worktable near Sun Woo Song's desk, although to a visitor's eye they might as well be the innards of a notebook computer or a ...
THE SAMSUNG D600 Samsung makes about 50% of the D600's components, and the phone is assembled in Gumi, South Korea. Like most cutting-edge phones, this $600 model (below, actual size) will be launched in Europe and Asia--then make its way to the U.S. Shell Black is the new silver: Samsung plans to unveil no fewer than ten black phones this year, vs. three last year. Sliding hinge Forget clamshells. Slick new designs like the D600 are "sliders." Its spring-assisted keypad slips out from under the phone with the smoothness of a switchblade. Main board Tantalum, mined in Brazil or Australia, is just one exotic element used on the circuitboard (in all, about one-quarter of the 109 elements are found in a phone). With 300 components, the circuitboard is the most expensive part of the phone. Tech consulting firm Portelligent estimates that it accounts for some 60% of the D600's $130 manufacturing cost. Vibrator (at top) Rap lovers, stay tuned. Engineers are trying to develop a speaker-vibrator combo, which woul
Bang and Olufsen is to team up with Korean electronics company Samsung to create a mobile phone incorporating B&O's top-quality acoustics and design.
Coke is still it, as U.S. names continue to dominate the list of the world's most valuable brands.
Each May new camcorders appear on the shelves of electronics stores everywhere. Why now? Father's Day, for one thing. Also, electronics companies know that between graduations, summer vacations, we...
English Premier League leaders Chelsea signed a five-year sponsorship deal with South Korean electronics firm Samsung on Monday.
Yes, American companies still dominate when it comes to the leadership qualities executives around the world admire--but the competition is heating up, according to our latest global survey. This y...
Tokyo stocks were mixed midday Friday after South Korean high-technology giant Samsung Electronics Co. reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter of last year, countering negative sentiment from Wall Street's losses overnight.
At last, a reason to toss out that musty box of Arm & Hammer. In 2004, Samsung equipped its newest line of refrigerators with an interior coating of nanoscale silver particles—known to be a natural...
Spark looks at some of the latest gadgets and gizmos.
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