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Samsung facility fire temporarily dumbs down smart TVs

An electrical fire at a Samsung subsidiary facility in Gwacheon, South Korea temporarily knocked the smarts out of the company's smart TVs and left them presenting error messages to viewers.

Samsung building hybrid IP set-top boxes for Singapore telco StarHub

Samsung is building and launching a line of three new hybrid set-top boxes in collaboration with Singapore MVPD StarHub.

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon omit download booster from their Samsung Galaxy S5 variants

When Samsung announced its Galaxy S5 smartphone in February during the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show, one of the device's highly touted features was the download booster, which bonds Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously to accelerate the download of large files. However, the feature is absent from AT&T's recently released version of the device and is also not being offered in variants offered by Sprint or Verizon Wireless.

As 4K channel launches in Korea, ATEME's Fouchard says STB makers 'ought to be worried'

LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.

Samsung touts graphene breakthrough

Samsung Electronics said it has found a way to speed up the commercialization of graphene, a fascinating material suited for a multitude of applications, including integrated circuits, flexible display screens, wearable computing and communications devices, solar cells and much more.

Xfinity prototype box with GreenPeak controller revealed in Samsung FCC test report

Samsung has built a prototype set-top for Comcast's Xfinity service which can support Bluetooth and contains a system-on-a-chip from GreenPeak Technology that can be used to power smart home devices using the ZigBee wireless specification, according to a test report released by the FCC earlier this month.

Verizon's LTE Multicast not quite ready for Super Bowl kickoff

When the Denver Broncos won their final playoff game two weeks ago, I actually told my boyfriend something to the effect of, "If we get tickets to the Super Bowl, we'll not only get to see the Broncos play, but we'll get to check out Verizon Wireless' LTE Broadcast service that they've been planning for the big game."

Devs offer their own verdict on the latest Apple-Samsung patent dispute

In the ongoing spectacle of Apple's patent war against Samsung, developers have had a ringside seat, and they wasted no time in commenting about the latest skirmish.

South Korea commits $1.5B for 5G development

The rush to 5G is drawing more attention on national and regional levels, as evidenced by this week's announcement that South Korea is dedicating 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to developing the concept.

Qualcomm, Google and Apple achieve patent milestones

Qualcomm shifted into the list of top 10 U.S. patent awardees during 2013, while Google and Apple  both jumped into the top 20, according to IFI Claims Patent Services.