Samsung must cut 10% of its workforce, and it’s iPhone’s fault


Poor old Samsung can't catch a break.
Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr CC

Samsung has been taking a beating from Apple as of late, and apparently it’s taking its toll.

According to a new report, Samsung is responding to its diminishing smartphone sales not by fixing the root problem of its lack of originality and low quality reputation, but rather by sacking 10 percent of its workforce instead.

Samsung could make its new Gear S2 watch iPhone-friendly


Samsung's new smartwatch could hit Apple Watch where it really hurts.
Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s new Gear S2 smartwatch is its first to support third-party Android devices, and the South Korean company is reportedly looking extend its reach even further by supporting rival platforms, too.

According to one report, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic could soon play nicely with iPhone.

Tiny charger taps AA batteries to keep your phone running



Modern mobile phones need a lot of power; chances are we’ve all got an external battery pack (or at least a second cable and wall plug) tucked away in a bag somewhere that will charge up our Android and iOS mobile phones while we’re on the run.

The thing is, those things need to be taken along with you when you leave the house. If you’re like me, though, that requires a heck of a lot of cognitive overhead and pre-planning.

The whole point of the Nipper, this tiny new mobile phone charger that uses two AA batteries to give you a bit of juice when needed, is to always be available.