Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

Check to See if Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phone Might Explode

Friday, September 16th, 2016

OK, OK, I’ll admit it. This doesn’t have much to do with network technology, but it’s Friday, and I couldn’t resist the headline of this article.

There has been lots of talk already about the battery issue of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The faulty battery of select Galaxy Note 7 devices may explode, and several have exploded already. While some reports were exaggerated, Note exploded in the hands of a child, footage was uploaded online that showed a burning jeep which an exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone allegedly ignited.


Move Windows to a New Samsung SSD

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

If you’ve been considering making the transition to a solid state drive, but are put off by the idea of reinstalling Windows on a new drive, there’s a program to help you around that problem …

I have been running a Solid State Drive (SSD) as my primary hard drive for the last couple of years. My first experience with first generation SSDs was not really that good, as I had to endure performance drops after some time of usage.


Mozilla and Samsung Announce Cooperation to Build New Browser Engine

Friday, April 5th, 2013

This is kind of an interesting development … the more browser engine alternatives that are out there, the better.

With Opera joining Google and Apple to use Webkit as the core engine of its browser, the number of major engines dropped from four to three. Only Microsoft with its Internet Explorer and Mozilla with Firefox are maintaining their own engine. Microsoft should not have any issues financing development of the engine and neither should Google, but Mozilla, a non-profit organization, depends much on the money it earns by selling the default search engine provider spot of the browser to Google.


Samsung SSD Magician Tool

Monday, February 7th, 2011

If you’ve got a solid state drive, you might find this one useful …

Solid State Drives (SSD) are faster, silent, more expensive and sometimes more complicated to maintain than conventional platter based hard drives. Especially the maintenance of the drive is a factor that may keep users away from purchasing a drive, or frustrated if they find out that their SSD does not support TRIM or garbage collection. Why is that bad? Because it means that the performance of the drive will drop over time.


Google Launches the Nexus S Phone – But is it Wise or Necessary?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Just what the world needs … yet another smart phone.

Google has launched their new own-branded Smartphone, the Samsung-made Nexus S, to lots, some, a bit of fanfare around the world.  The handset runs the latest version of their Android operating system and includes some interesting new features including Near Field Communications (NFC) that can allow people to make electronic payments by swiping their phone near a reader.  This is a technology that’s already being used in places such as Japan for travel tickets and small purchases.


RIM Announces Playbook Tablet Device

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

RIM sure has been in the news a lot lately; it sounds like they’re giving the established leaders in the portable computing market a real run for their money …

Newest rival to Apple’s iPad gets regal launch in San Francisco, but won’t be on general sale until next year

Nine months since the launch of the Apple iPad, 25 days following Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has revealed details of its tablet computer, dubbed Playbook.