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IDC: Worst smartphone sales year ever
"Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now" as worldwide shipments down 4.9% in 4Q18 capping off the worst year ever.
The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
49 inches: Samsung's latest gaming monitor steps up to Dual QHD
Samsung’s gaming monitors will have a few extra inches around the waist this year.
Smart kitchens: A look at Samsung's Family Hub 2019
According to a Samsung survey, those most captivated by Family Hub are children.
Samsung's going all-in on home robots
Samsung has released a new range of home robots that can do everything from help people take their medicine, purifying air, posture training, and retail shopping.
Huawei and Oppo fastest growing handsets in Oz
Although they still are far from Apple and Samsung's numbers, the Chinese manufacturers are staking their claim on a piece of the Aussie market.
IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
Samsung, Qualcomm and Verizon demonstrate 5G NR data connection
The test used Samsung’s commercial 5G NR and 4G LTE equipment to deliver the 5G NR data transmission using Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum.
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”
The smartphone wars continue as shipments decline
This quarter saw a global 6% YoY decline in smartphone shipments, largely due to a 13% decline for market leader Samsung, but Xiaomi’s rise continues.
IDC - Digital signage market growth to continue unabated
APeJ is one of the fastest growing market areas for digital signage and Samsung leads the way with ⅓ of the market.
Hands-on review: The Samsung Galaxy Note9
The image clarity in daylight conditions was fantastic – the colour richness really shows in spring when flowers are in bloom and the sun is busy thawing the country.
How Samsung aims to use advanced AI to create business opportunities
"What we need now is to focus on creating new values that make people’s lives easier and more convenient by harnessing the power of AI."
Samsung’s Exynos i S111 delivers efficiency for NB-IoT devices
The new NB-IoT solution supposedly offers extremely wide coverage.
Enterprise storage drives record Q2 semiconductor revenue, Samsung on top
Relentless demand for data equates to steady growth for data center infrastructure – and the semiconductor market is no exception.
ComCom warns online phone store for discount claims
Buy mobile has been warned for claiming discounts against retail prices it could not show proof for when asked.
Samsung announces unique Fortnite style competition allowing the winner to own a Note9
Samsung Electronics New Zealand has announced a new Fortnite style competition allowing the winner to own a new Samsung Galaxy Note9.
Hands-on review: Samsung Q9F 65” TV and N650 Soundbar
Towering over us in not quite a menacing way, but definitely domineering, the Samsung Q9F 65” TV is a standout model.
Samsung releases Galaxy Tab S4
This latest tablet release aims to fit the needs for both home and work.
Kordia carries out NZ's first live 4K UHD TV broadcast
We’re entering the new age of 4K broadcasting right here in New Zealand this week.
Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218
With a 41% year on year growth, compared to Apple’s 1%, Huawei is now second only to Samsung in the number of shipments this quarter.
Mobile AI market to hit US$17.83b by 2023 with APAC at its centre
The growth of the market can be attributed to demand for AI-capable processors for mobile devices, rise in cognitive computing, and AI applications.
Aged care residents live out their dreams in virtual reality
Age is no excuse for experiencing the rich world of virtual reality, as three dementia patients from Sydney discovered for themselves recently.