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When Advertising Goes Bad, Samsung and the Worst Ad in History…

Reddit has finally proven its worth by protecting the world from a commercial so bad that it caused a backlash before release to the public.

Samsung assembled this hilariously bad collection of poorly imagined stereo-types in order to sell their ridiculously easy to install SSD, the 840 EVO. So easy to install that a housewife could perform the upgrade, in-between doing her chores of course, according to Samsung’s entry into the Worst Ad in History competition.

The product was always going to be a hard sell, trying to convince the world that it could do its own SSD upgrades? A beautiful dream but I would hate to be the helpline worker when things go wrong.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4, the Release Cycle Continues Unabated…

Samsung is keeping the pedal to the metal, pushing out new models of its monstrously popular Galaxy S series Smartphone as regular as a heartbeat. Rumours have reached a crescendo this week suggesting that the new Galaxy will be revealed within a month.

Website TechRadar has given the rumour mill a kick start  reporting that they are in possession of a PDF containing the details of the upcoming Galaxy S phone. Other reports have also surfaced this week from Russian site Mobile-Review, reporting that Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy on March 14, the chatter is certainly picking up it seems.

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Samsung’s Flexible Plastic Display and the Future Samsung Galaxy S4…

Samsung has recently given us all a brief insight into the world of tomorrow, discussing upcoming display technologies with the Wall Street Journal. A world it seems that will soon be built on plastic. With many properties that make it superior to glass; lighter, thinner, flexible and cheaper, plastic is the next inevitable step in display technology.

Samsung has been developing plastic display technology based on flexible plastic substrates for a number of years, as have many display manufacturers.  On show at the moment are the latest OLED displays built on to plastic substrates. This technology will also be on show during the upcoming expo season starting with CES in Las Vegas, January 2013.

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera, the other Android compact camera…

Capturing much attention this week Samsung announced the release date for their game changing Galaxy Camera. Samsung’s brand new Android compact camera is set for release on November the 8th, in the UK.

Android seems to be reinvigorating the compact class of cameras, bringing together convenience and image quality.  Is Android like Tobasco sauce, simply adding it to anything makes it better or was the compact class of camera well overdue for a service and overhaul?

For those times when both convenience and image quality are a priority there are now Android compact cameras, a new class of compact.

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The Google Nexus 10 preview, a windy introduction…

Samsung and Google’s latest lovechild, the Nexus 10 is a tablet so sleek the iPad is said to have a crush on it. Pictures and a video of the latest Nexus tablet have appeared via website BriefMobile, setting the tech world abuzz.

This may also be partially due to Google postponing the October 29 launch event thanks in no small part to hurricane Sandy. With no new date yet announced for the official event we will have to make do with these little morsels of news till the official event.

The Nexus 10 is set to become the new benchmark for 10 inch tablets, a sock lifter. The sort of tablet that makes everyone else try harder, lift up their socks.

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Apple v Samsung, the Funniest Moment So Far….

The marathon patent court case that is the Apple V Samsung saga has taken a momentary adjournment to seek a little light relief. Conan O’Brien and his band of merry men, Team Coco, have stepped up to witness box, sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth only to let loose the funniest moment so far.

Introducing Samsung’s secret to original thinking and design, presented in a video message to the world from the man in charge.

Could this signify the moment the entire world stopped caring? Or could it simply be another hilarious twist in the case. A case that has been more mundane than it has high tech espionage, fought on every continent on the planet justice is finally delivering laughs.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, The Super Stylised Finger Friendly Tablet…

Samsung’s immensely popular Galaxy tablet family are due for an upgrade, a true successor to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 not just a tweak to the existing hardware. With rumours circulating and demonstrations to quiet the impatient masses Samsung’s latest slab of fantastic draws near.

Initially set for a June release, Samsung has had a number of difficulties that have slowed the development process, pushing the release date out to Q3 2012. No word on pricing from Samsung but expect it to be leading edge expensive.

February saw Samsung preview the pre-release systems at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. While the demonstration model was a fully working tablet the hardware it contained was pure current generation, taken from the current Tab 10.1.

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Samsung Galaxy SIII Superphone Launch Party, The SIII Is Revealed…

The launch event in Earls Court assembled the who’s who of the Mobile world to view the Galaxy SIII, an introduction to the iPhone’s arch enemy.

With more organic lines than the previous generation the new Galaxy SIII has been designed to make life better, your own personal digital assistant perhaps. Not only is it a technology powerhouse but it is one intelligent smartphone. With facial recognition integrated throughout, the phone even knows who’s in your photo’s.

The phone will be available in Europe first, May 29, with a 10 city tour and rolling release for the rest of the world. The USA release date will be mid 2012 while no exact date is known for Australia or New Zealand.

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The Return Of The UFO Flotilla, Something Strange This Way Comes…

UFO Flotilla or fleets have become a more frequently occurring phenomenon recently. With major sightings around the world in the last six months you might get the impression someone is showing off their new toys.

Flotilla usually consist of groups of small luminous spheres or orbs, that often number in the hundreds, drifting through the sky silently. Sometimes accompanied by disc shaped UFO’s the Flotilla move in synchronised patterns, perhaps a super high-tech take on the UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Often a shocking sight to behold the first time you are introduced, hundreds of strange craft moving in unison.

Selected for your viewing pleasure are three of the most shocking Flotilla videos currently available. NASA footage of a fleet re-entering the atmosphere along with a most unusual small fleet of orbs seen over Fukushima and the video that started it all, Guadalajara Mexico, 2004.

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Samsung’s Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW, Something Old is New Again…

Samsung may have been disappointed by the reaction to their release of the Smart Media Hub DVD drive last year. No matter the reason they have released an updated drive with a slight name change and better software, producing the Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW – OSH -. Samsung may have realised that many people missed the point of the device when first released this time last year.

The Optical Smart Hub is a mini convergence device that tries to be many things to many people. By adding a Network chipset and USB functions to what is a seemingly ordinary external Optical Disk Drive – ODD – Samsung have created a new type of utility device, the Swiss Army Knife of external DVD’s. With the addition of a few chips Samsung have created a compact device that can perform network storage, backup, Wi-Fi hub, and media streaming functions with the press of a button.

As an external USB DVD – no Blu-Ray options here – it can do all of the standard duties, play back, record and generally spinning disks when connected to a PC via the USB. In this configuration the OSH acts just as any external DVD would. The twist comes when the Wi-Fi and Network functions are enabled.

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