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Samsung will let you try a phone or smartwatch for 21 days without buying

Want to try out one of Samsung’s new mobile gadgets, but don’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars on a device you’re not sure you’ll like? No problem. Samsung is launching a 21-day trial program. There are a few big caveats. First, you’ll need to go to one of 5 US locations to actually get […]

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Fleksy gives Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch a keyboard app

Virtual keyboard have largely replaced physical keyboards on smartphones in recent years… but device makers are skipping the keyboard altogether on smaller screens. Like most smartwatches, the Samsung Gear 2 doesn’t even have a virtual keyboard. Instead you can use swipes, taps, and other gestures as well as voice commands to interact with the device. […]

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Report: Samsung dominates the tiny smartwatch space

Most major electronics companies seem to have a smartwatch available or coming soon. But according to a report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung is going to be the company to beat. The report suggests that Samsung shipped half a million smartwatches in the first quarter of 2014, which is enough to account for more than two thirds […]

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Samsung’s new smartwatches powered by Exynos 3250 chip

Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches are up for pre-order and expected to ship starting Friday, April 11th. The watches are designed to pair with a Samsung smartphone, display notifications on your wrist, let you control music playback, and monitor your heart rate and fitness stats, among other things. While Samsung is emphasizing […]

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Lilbits (4-04-2014): Inside the Fire TV, Cyanogen’s new image

Amazon already told us that it’s new TV box has a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage along with the ability to stream music and videos, play games, and run other apps. But that’s not good enough for the folks at repair shop iFixit — they want to see all those […]

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Samsung Gear 2 priced at $299, Gear Fit at $199

Samsung’s second high-end smartwatch will be just as expensive as its first. Just like the original Samsung Galaxy Gear watch, the Samsung Gear 2 will set you back $299. But there’s good news for bargain hunters (and folks who say they’re willing to spend up to $200 on a smatwatch). Samsung has cheaper models this […]

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Lilbits (3-19-2014): OnePlus One equals swappable rear covers

The folks at OnePlus are generating a lot of buzz for their upcoming smartphone which will run CyanogenMod software, features a 5.5 inch, 1080p display, and support up to 64GB of storage. They’re doing that by announcing the phone’s specs one at a time… and the latest detail the company is sharing is support for […]

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Samsung unveils Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches (powered by Tizen)

Samsung is launching two new smartwatches, as expected. What’s a bit unexpected is that the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo are dropping the “Galaxy” name. That’s because these new devices may look like the 2013 Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear, but under the hood these are entirely new devices running a Tizen-based operating […]