Samsung Announces SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit, $249 for a Smart Home Package

Looking for a quick way to bump your house into a Smart Home? Samsung is now selling a package of SmartThings goodies, priced at $249, called the  SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit. Inside, buyers will have the SmartThings Hub to connect all sensors, cameras, lights, and locks, in addition to the accessories you need for the Hub to be real useful.    (more…)

LG Working on Mobile Payment Solution Called “G Pay”

LG is getting involved in the mobile payment game, as trademarks for G Pay have been filed by the company in South Korea and the United States. LG is entering a heavily saturated market, with solutions already available from Apple (Apple Pay), Google (Android Pay), and Samsung (Samsung Pay). During an overseas press meeting, LG executive director Kim Jong Hoon confirmed LG’s plan, stating that the company is waiting for the appropriate time to make the announcement.  (more…)

Ugh, Smartwatches.

I’ve spent the better part of the last year or so with a smartwatch or smart something-or-other strapped to my wrist. It has been a miserable experience. From Android Wear to Pebble to Apple Watch to Samsung’s new Tizen-powered Gear S2, I think it’s safe to say that I’m smartwatch’d out. I need a break. My wrist needs an immediate break or I might snap.  (more…)

Barnes & Noble Teams Up With Samsung to Intro Galaxy Tab E Nook

Barnes & Noble introduced a new Nook tablet this morning, the Samsung-produced Galaxy Tab E Nook. Priced at $249, the idea is to bring a large screen tablet device to the masses for enjoying all of B&N’s content.

The Galaxy Tab E Nook features a 9.6″ AMOLED HD display, Qualcomm APQ 8016 Processor, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD slot for up to 128GB of storage, and 5MP rear-facing camera.  (more…)