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Galaxy S5 deep-dive review: Long on hype, short on delivery

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Android phone follows a very popular predecessor, but the latest version doesn't stand out in a sea of thoughtfully designed competitors.

Samsung's real challenge: developing a sense of focus, taste, and restraint

For years, I've struggled to put my finger on what's amiss with Samsung's mobile devices -- what broad issue continually holds the products back from being as great as they could be. In the past, I've referred to it as a "design...

Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Camera shootout!

UltraPixels! Megapixels! Duo Camera! Selective Focus! With all the marketing buzz-speak surrounding smartphone cameras these days, it's hard to know what's good and what's a gimmick. The hype overload is hitting harder than ever...

Hands on: The first things you notice about Samsung's Galaxy S5

Holy hamburgers, Android fans! The most heavily hyped smartphone of the season is almost upon us. You guessed it: I'm talking about Samsung's Galaxy S5. The latest Galaxy device launches in the States this Friday, and Sammy's doing...

How to measure your heart rate with any Android phone

One of the marquee features of Samsung's new Galaxy S5 is its integrated heart rate monitor. While I'm not sure how many people will actually use such a feature with any regularity, it's certainly an interesting addition that's...

Galaxy S5 translation guide: A no-nonsense, hype-free look at Samsung's new phone

Oh emm gee, you guys. Did you hear? There's, like, totally a new Samsung Galaxy phone about to enter the world. Sammy took the wraps off its long-anticipated Galaxy S5 during a media event in Barcelona this week. And wonder of...

7 ways to turn an Apple iPhone 5S into a Samsung Galaxy S5

The similarities between the flagship iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 smartphones from Apple and Samsung are legion -- if you are an iPhone user and want Galaxy-like features on your phone, try these simple tips: Buy Early One way to get...

Getting Fit: Gear Fit grabs attention at Samsung press event

It's human nature -- at some point, almost every generation is accused of being selfish, or self-absorbed, or spoiled by the previous generation. Sometimes, it's true. Sometimes, it's simply sour grapes. If today's younger tech...

Psst: About all those Galaxy S5 rumors...

If you follow much tech news these days, you've probably heard pretty much everything there is to know about Samsung's as-of-yet unannounced new Galaxy S5 phone. Or so it might seem. Let's break it all down, shall we? The phone,...

The 'Galaxy effect' and Sony's U.S. struggle

What's in a name? It's a question I've been pondering lately while thinking about Android phones. For the past week, I've been using Sony's new Xperia Z1S device. It's a standout phone with a distinctive design, premium build, and...

Is the Pentagon giving up on Android, iOS?

The Defense Department may not be sold on Android and iOS security. Within months after clearing the mobile platforms for military use, the Pentagon has told employees to put down their beloved iPhones, iPads and Android gadgets...

Hands on: Is the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) worth buying?

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 isn't the only new stylus-packing product in town. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, the Note's new full-sized tablet sibling, goes on sale in the U.S. today. With my Note 3 review behind me, I've been...

Hands on: 7 silly things about the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 3 has some good things going for it -- no question there. But the phone also has its share of silly and sometimes frustrating elements. Since I looked at seven cool things about the Note 3 yesterday,...

Hands on: 7 cool things about the Galaxy Note 3

If there's one thing you can say about Samsung, it's that the company doesn't hold back. Sammy's Galaxy Note 3 is unabashedly big, bold, and brimming with features. In typical Samsung style, the end result is a mixed bag -- one...

Note 3 in the real world: The first things you notice about Samsung's new phone

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is a big product to wrap your head around -- both figuratively and literally (provided that you have an unusually flexible head). By now, you've probably read about the phone's specs and benchmarks. That...

5 things to note about the Galaxy Note 3

Note fans, take note: Samsung's newest plus-sized product has officially arrived. Sammy introduced its Galaxy Note 3 at a glitzy press event in Berlin today. The Note 3 -- slated to launch in the U.S. in October -- builds upon the...

Listen up, Samsung: Here's what a smartwatch needs to succeed

The blogosphere's a-buzzin' with fresh word that Samsung might release its first official smartwatch, the so-called Galaxy Gear, at a media event in Berlin next week. We've been hearing about the Galaxy Gear and its pending launch...

The verdict: Should you buy the Galaxy S4 and/or HTC One Google Play Edition?

Heads-up, gang: This is not your typical smartphone review.When I first got my hands on the new stock Android Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition phones, I decided a formal review didn't make much sense. With each phone,...

Deciphering the gray of Google's 'Play Edition' upgrade promise

One of the biggest selling points of Google's new Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition devices -- stock Android software aside -- is the promise that the phones will follow in the footsteps of Nexus devices and receive fast OS...

What the Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Editions are actually like to use

For years, Android enthusiasts (myself included) have been dreaming of the day when manufacturers would stop making silly software changes and give us devices with pure Google Android UIs. Today, my friends, that day has...

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