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April 21, 2017 9:31 AM Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis

The device is Samsung's first major launch since last year's humiliating withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7 over exploding batteries, which hammered its once-stellar reputation SEOUL, South Korea – The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics added more than $1 billion to its market capitalization Friday, April 21, as investors cheered positive 5

April 13, 2017 10:07 AM Fly the funnier skies: Mideast airlines troll United

This photo, taken on June 17, 2015, shows an interior view of the Business Class seats on the second floor deck of an Airbus A380 of Qatar Airways presented at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Qatar Airways updated an app on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 for its iPhone app says it “doesn’t support drag and drop. We take care of customers 9

April 12, 2017 11:31 AM What the Samsung Galaxy S8 means for the Note 8

Commentary: Curved screens, Bixby AI and support for future-looking LTE -- can the Note 8 bring anything more than the stylus? I think so. If you're thinking about buying the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus -- two different sizes of promising, very eye-catching flagship specimens -- then you also need to think about the Galaxy Note 8. But now that the S8 and S8 Plus both have curved 10

April 5, 2017 1:28 AM Samsung returns with better and more attractive features

AFTER a relatively quiet period following the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung is back in the limelight with the launch of its highly anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices in New York last week. The company, which is seen by many observers as the only potent competitor to Apple in the smartphone market, is using the launch of the new models 10

March 31, 2017 11:23 AM Ousted SKorea president Park Geun-Hye arrested

SEOUL: South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention center near Seoul early Friday after being arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. The Seoul Central District Court ordered Park’s arrest on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion, and leaking government secrets, after a marathon 4

March 30, 2017 4:07 PM Samsung revives smartphone wars with the unveiling of Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung Electronics signaled its re-entry into the tough competition of flagship smartphones with the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ yesterday. It was an auspicious affair to mark the return of the iconic Samsung product line into the fierce race against equally illustrious rival brands in the ultra-smartphone business. And as always, Samsung 23

March 29, 2017 6:53 PM Samsung eyes rebound with premium Galaxy S8 phones

Samsung promises "a new era of smartphones" with the new flagship and a revamped ecosystem highlighting virtual reality, a virtual assistant and a mobile-powered desktop experience NEW YORK, USA – Samsung on Wednesday, March 29 unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic 8

March 27, 2017 11:04 PM Samsung to sell refurbished Note 7 phones

WASHINGTON, United States — Samsung announced Monday it would sell some Note 7 smartphones that were recalled for safety reasons as refurbished devices, in an effort to manage its stockpile in an “environmentally friendly” manner. The South Korean giant, the world’s largest smartphone maker, said it would sell Note 7s as “refurbished phones or rental 9

March 22, 2017 9:29 PM Why China stoking up anger over South Korea missile system is doomed to fail

Beijing has imposed unofficial sanctions against South Korea over its deployment of a missile defence system, but the effectiveness of the measures is questionable given China’s heavy reliance on Korean components to support its manufacturing industry, according to analysts. China has not announced any formal punitive measures after Seoul decided to deploy 7

March 22, 2017 6:18 AM New security measure could cause travelers to reroute trips

A new security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from 10 mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in the Middle East and Africa. An EgyptAir plane flies past minarets of a mosque as it approaches Cairo International Airport, in Cairo, Egypt.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File / MANILA 9