Samsung to Release its Thinnest Phone Ever

Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone will be the company’s thinnest model ever, at only 5.9mm thick. The Galaxy A8 will be released in China and measure slightly thinner than its predecessor, the A7, which is 6.3mm thick. Not only does the A8 measure thinner than Samsung’s leading smartphone, the Galaxy S6, but it is also thinner than the Apple iPhone 6, which is 6.9mm thick. That being said, it is not the thinnest phone ever made. Thinness is a feature that many consumers look for in a smartphone, although it can come at a price. Thicker phones fit larger batteries, which

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Samsung Breakthrough Nearly Doubles Battery Life

Samsung has developed a new technology that nearly doubles the capacity of current lithium-ion (Li-On) batteries. With help from researchers and universities in South Korea, the tech giant has devised a solution for extending battery life on a nanoscale by using anodes made of silicon instead of graphite. The use of silicon in Li-On batteries has been widely researched but, before now, using silicon as the active material has posed significant problems. The volume of silicon drastically changes through charge-discharge cycles, which can lead to weakened battery life cycle energy density. According to a paper published in Nature, Samsung and

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Samsung’s Milk Music Turns One, Introduces Free Web Player

March 9 marked the first birthday of Samsung’s Milk Music streaming service. To celebrate, it has launches a free Web music player. Previously only available on Samsung devices, Milk Music can now be enjoyed by anyone across all platforms. “Now you can get all your favorite stations on your computer with the Milk Music Web Player,” said Samsung. Users can now enjoy more than 13 million songs across over 200 hundred stations online. On touch screens, an interactive dial allows users to navigate between songs, while the web version “has transformed into a full-screen tuner making navigating across genres and

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Samsung’s Selfie-Centric Smartphone Leaked Online

Samsung is reportedly working on a new device designed especially for taking selfies. Photos and details of the smartphone dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime were leaked by Vietnamese website thegioididong.com, according to Digital Spy. The device’s main attraction is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera backed up by a range of software features. The phone will also have an 8-megapixel snapper residing on the front.  This new offering from Samsung will be competing with other models geared towards selfie takers, such as the Nokia Lumia 735 and the Sony Xperia C3. Details have yet to be revealed on territories of release,

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F.C.C. to Open Radio Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission voted 5 to 0 to approve the new use for the unlicensed frequencies.   The decision comes despite the strong objection of television broadcasters.  Regulators are hoping that this decision will result in low-cost high-speed internet and new wireless devices. To read the full story go to:  http://nytimes.com/2008/11/05/technology/internet/05spectrum.html

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