Samsung seeks patent on folding AR glasses with frame-activated screen

Like many other technology companies, Samsung focused its early mixed reality development largely on virtual reality rather than augmented reality, but a newly published patent application (via Patently Apple) suggests that it’s actively working on AR glasses with at least one interesting feature: a display that is automatically powered on and off by the frames. While […]


Australian watchdog sues Samsung over misleading waterproof phone ads

(Reuters) — Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics’ Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. The world’s largest smartphone maker did not know or sufficiently test the effects of pool or saltwater exposure on its phones when ads showed them […]

Gears & Gadgets

Samsung: Please virus-scan your TV

Yesterday on Twitter, Samsung’s US support team reminded everyone to regularly—and manually—virus-scan their televisions. Samsung’s team followed this up with a short video showing someone in a conference room going 16 button-presses deep into the system menu of a Samsung QLED TV to activate the television’s built-in virus-scan, which is apparently “McAfee Security for TV.” Enlarge […]