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September 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you want to be among the first to buy and use Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, you better prepare to pay up to a $1,000. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear earlier this week, and it seems to be more advanced than any other smartwatch we've ever seen. The Galaxy Gear has a touch screen, can be used to make voice calls, run apps and shoot photos and videos. And Samsung claims its battery lasts a full day on one charge. But like most smartwatches, the Galaxy Gear needs to be connected to a smartphone in order to work, and in the Galaxy Gear's case it has to be connected to the Galaxy Note 3. PHOTOS: 10 things you need to know about the Galaxy Gear Samsung plans to make the Galaxy Gear functional with some of its other devices later on. But for now, it appears that when the Galaxy Gear launches in October, the Galaxy Note 3 will be the only device it can connect to. So essentially, you'll have to buy both.
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February 14, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Best Buy and AT&T have rolled out large discounts on the Galaxy Gear, leading some to believe that Samsung may unveil a new version of its smartwatch later this month. The lime green, gold, orange and beige versions of the Galaxy Gear are off 50% at Best Buy on Friday only. The discount brings the price of those Galaxy Gear versions down to $149.99. Other versions of the Galaxy Gear are also on sale with $50 off at Best Buy. At AT&T, customers who have purchased a Galaxy Gear-compatible Samsung device -- such as a Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy S4 -- from the carrier can get $100 off the Galaxy Gear, bringing its price down to $199.
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November 12, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Not sure what gift to get your teens these holidays? A new survey says the iPhone is the most popular choice. Nearly 90% of teens said they want an electronic gift this year, and the most popular electronic choice is the iPhone, according to a survey conducted by Ebates.com, an online cash-back shopping and coupons website. Nearly one-third of all teens surveyed said they want an iPhone this year, and 24% said they want an Apple iPad. The third-most popular gift was the PlayStation 4, with 20% of teens saying they want the new Sony video game console.
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Naziri
Everything is smart at CES -- watches, glasses, shoes, gloves -- so it's not surprising to find intelligent cars. BMW unveiled the i3, a concept electric vehicle, that communicates with a smart watch, specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Gear. In addition to displaying the car's vitals, including battery status and driving range, the smartwatch can be used to navigate. CES 2014: Full coverage Users can send addresses from their smartphone contact list directly to the car's built-in navigation system.
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Naziri
Everything is smart at CES -- watches, glasses, shoes, gloves -- so it's not surprising to find intelligent cars. BMW unveiled the i3, a concept electric vehicle, that communicates with a smart watch, specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Gear. In addition to displaying the car's vitals, including battery status and driving range, the smartwatch can be used to navigate. CES 2014: Full coverage Users can send addresses from their smartphone contact list directly to the car's built-in navigation system.
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February 14, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Best Buy and AT&T have rolled out large discounts on the Galaxy Gear, leading some to believe that Samsung may unveil a new version of its smartwatch later this month. The lime green, gold, orange and beige versions of the Galaxy Gear are off 50% at Best Buy on Friday only. The discount brings the price of those Galaxy Gear versions down to $149.99. Other versions of the Galaxy Gear are also on sale with $50 off at Best Buy. At AT&T, customers who have purchased a Galaxy Gear-compatible Samsung device -- such as a Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy S4 -- from the carrier can get $100 off the Galaxy Gear, bringing its price down to $199.
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October 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Samsung is fighting negative reviews of its new Galaxy Gear smartwatch the best way it knows how: massive amounts of marketing. The South Korean tech giant ran 10 full-page ads -- yes, you read that right -- in the Friday editions of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, promoting the $299.99 Galaxy Gear and its companion smartphone, the new Galaxy Note 3. [Updated 11:24 a.m. Oct. 4: Samsung said the ads also ran...
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October 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you see someone speaking into their watch, they're not crazy or pretending to be a spy. They probably own a Samsung Galaxy Gear. The South Korean tech giant released its $299 smartwatch in the U.S. earlier this month and has been spending some big bucks marketing the device, running dozens of full-page ads in numerous newspapers and multiple TV commercials, including one with soccer super star Lionel Messi . You might have seen these...
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September 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung dived into the world of wearable technology Wednesday by announcing the Galaxy Gear smartwatch along with the Galaxy Note III hybrid tablet smartphone and a new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. At a press event in Berlin, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the Galaxy Gear, which connects with smartphones to let users see incoming text messages as well as make and receive voice calls. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far Alongside the smartwatch, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Note III, the latest version of its tablet/smartphone hybrid device.
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December 23, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung has released countless ads in 2013, but it seems the South Korean tech giant has saved the worst for last. A commercial for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was released by Samsung this weekend, and because of its super cheesy nature, the video may be the worst tech ad of the year. The $299 smartwatch is capable of syncing with certain Samsung devices by way of Bluetooth. Once connected, the gadget can send and receive text messages, make voice calls, shoot pictures and videos as well as run apps.
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December 23, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung has released countless ads in 2013, but it seems the South Korean tech giant has saved the worst for last. A commercial for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch was released by Samsung this weekend, and because of its super cheesy nature, the video may be the worst tech ad of the year. The $299 smartwatch is capable of syncing with certain Samsung devices by way of Bluetooth. Once connected, the gadget can send and receive text messages, make voice calls, shoot pictures and videos as well as run apps.
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November 12, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Not sure what gift to get your teens these holidays? A new survey says the iPhone is the most popular choice. Nearly 90% of teens said they want an electronic gift this year, and the most popular electronic choice is the iPhone, according to a survey conducted by Ebates.com, an online cash-back shopping and coupons website. Nearly one-third of all teens surveyed said they want an iPhone this year, and 24% said they want an Apple iPad. The third-most popular gift was the PlayStation 4, with 20% of teens saying they want the new Sony video game console.
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October 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you see someone speaking into their watch, they're not crazy or pretending to be a spy. They probably own a Samsung Galaxy Gear. The South Korean tech giant released its $299 smartwatch in the U.S. earlier this month and has been spending some big bucks marketing the device, running dozens of full-page ads in numerous newspapers and multiple TV commercials, including one with soccer super star Lionel Messi . You might have seen these...
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October 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Samsung is fighting negative reviews of its new Galaxy Gear smartwatch the best way it knows how: massive amounts of marketing. The South Korean tech giant ran 10 full-page ads -- yes, you read that right -- in the Friday editions of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, promoting the $299.99 Galaxy Gear and its companion smartphone, the new Galaxy Note 3. [Updated 11:24 a.m. Oct. 4: Samsung said the ads also ran...
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September 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you want to be among the first to buy and use Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, you better prepare to pay up to a $1,000. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear earlier this week, and it seems to be more advanced than any other smartwatch we've ever seen. The Galaxy Gear has a touch screen, can be used to make voice calls, run apps and shoot photos and videos. And Samsung claims its battery lasts a full day on one charge. But like most smartwatches, the Galaxy Gear needs to be connected to a smartphone in order to work, and in the Galaxy Gear's case it has to be connected to the Galaxy Note 3. PHOTOS: 10 things you need to know about the Galaxy Gear Samsung plans to make the Galaxy Gear functional with some of its other devices later on. But for now, it appears that when the Galaxy Gear launches in October, the Galaxy Note 3 will be the only device it can connect to. So essentially, you'll have to buy both.
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September 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung dived into the world of wearable technology Wednesday by announcing the Galaxy Gear smartwatch along with the Galaxy Note III hybrid tablet smartphone and a new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. At a press event in Berlin, the South Korean tech giant unveiled the Galaxy Gear, which connects with smartphones to let users see incoming text messages as well as make and receive voice calls. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far Alongside the smartwatch, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Note III, the latest version of its tablet/smartphone hybrid device.
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October 9, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google and HP have teamed up to release a new Chromebook laptop, and we'll be unboxing it and checking it out. The Chromebook 11 is a $279 computer that comes in a flurry of Google-like colors. The machine is built to be ultra-portable, and it is arriving just as tech companies refresh their product lines in time for the holiday shopping season. Join the Times' Stacey Leasca and me at 1 p.m. PDT as we unbox the latest Google gadget. LIVE UNBOXING: Join us at 1 p.m. PDT as we unbox the Chromebook 11 When Google first came out with its Chromebook computers, they didn't gain much traction, but that started to change in late 2012 and earlier this year thanks to low-cost new models with nice designs, such as the $250 Samsung Chromebook.
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September 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple may have struck a deal with China's largest mobile carrier, a move that could help the company finally gain a foothold in the promising market. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is getting ready to ship low-cost iPhone models to China Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal . The shipment supposedly consists of iPhone 5C units, a low-cost model of Apple's popular smartphone that is expected to be revealed Tuesday. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far If Apple has struck a deal with China Mobile, then the tech giant can now potentially sell its device to the Chinese carrier's 700 million subscribers.
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