The BuZZ Podcast: Vimeo, Samsung, Microsoft, and More

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) This week on The BuZZ Podcast, host Larry Jordan showcase a variety of new technology: An update on file security, Vimeo’s latest tools for filmmakers, new cameras, faster SSD drives and a behind-the-scenes look at Microsoft Azure. Join Larry as he talks with … [Read more...]

The Worst Technology Stories Of 2016

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Looking back on all the technology that came out in 2016, there was some shining moments in tech, and some which are definitely not ready for prime time. Here are the worst technology stories for 2016: … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Samsung Gear 360° Camera

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In July, when I was walking through the sea of geek humanity that was San Diego Comic-Con, I saw a bunch of people walking around with these tiny white balls on sticks. It turned out that Samsung had a booth and was allowing fans to borrow their new Samsung Gear 360° … [Read more...]

Seagate Announces Mammoth 60TB Solid State Drive

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) About two weeks ago Samsung announced the PM1633a solid state drive with a massive 15.36 terabytes of storage space. The unit it available for around $10,000 (or less if you shop around) and I titled the article with "the world's largest SSD." Well, thanks to … [Read more...]

World’s Largest SSD Comes With Hefty Price

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One thing every editor knows is that you'll run out of space on your hard drive. No matter how much space you've got, and no matter how roomy it felt when it was new, you've run out of space. This is also known as Murphy's Fourth Law of Computers, "Disks are always … [Read more...]

Samsung’s New 256GB MicroSD Cards

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) How far we've come: Not only are we at 256GB SD cards, but now we have the same size cards in microSD thanks to Samsung, proving you can go large, and small, at the same time. And these cards are great for 4K camera acquisition. We've come a long way from the 256MB SD … [Read more...]

Is the Oculus Virtual Reality Headset Worth the High Price? Maybe Not

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Although I'm still not convinced that virtual reality is anything but the 21st century equivalent of 3D, it's all the rage right now and Oculus Rift is well positioned to be the 800 lb. gorilla. But one tech site thinks that the much cheaper Samsung Gear VR is the way … [Read more...]

Ultra HD Alliance Finalizes Specs For 4K Standard Certification

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's been happening at a snail's pace to be sure, but the Ultra HD Alliance has finally released a detailed specification list for the finalized 4K ultra high definition standard. Dubbed Ultra HD Premium, the specs cover devices, distribution, and content and will … [Read more...]

Rumor: Nikon Is Buying Samsung’s Camera Division

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember a few weeks ago when we reported that Samsung was closing down their NX mirrorless production to focus on virtual reality? Well, we're now hearing murmurs that the method to this madness may be due to Nikon buying them out to create their own professional … [Read more...]

Rumors Persist That Samsung Is Closing Its Camera Division

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's been a flurry of rumors that Samsung is quietly pulling out of the camera business, choosing instead to focus on their more lucrative mobile and medical divisions. And while executives from Samsung deny that their camera division is literally shuttering, … [Read more...]

Samsung Launches Massive 16TB SSD Drive

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Video editors rejoice! Samsung has come out with the largest solid state hard drive in the world, topping out at a massive 16 terabytes of storage. Yikes! That's huge. Unveiling it at the annual Flash Memory Summit in Germany, the new 2.5" PM1633a SSD dive can not … [Read more...]

Samsung Is Looking For The Next Great Filmmaker For Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The momentum continues to build for virtual reality as the next great cinematic frontier. While companies like Oculus Rift and Google/GoPro are focusing on hardware development, Samsung is looking for the next generation of filmmaker who can provide the content that … [Read more...]

Massive Firmware Update For Samsung NX1 Announced

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Samsung has noticed that filmmakers are beginning to jump on the 4K-capable NX1 bandwagon, and to that end, they've released a huge new firmware update that brings several new ultra high definition cinematic features to the camera. These include free-run timecode, two … [Read more...]

CES 2015: Forget 4K, 8K Televisions Make A Splash

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LG, Samsung, Sharp go beyond UHD By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) For CES this year, 4K is so 2014. That's because a handful of TV manufacturers are showing off some new 8K televisions they say will take audiences beyond Ultra HD. Will 4K be a blip on the technology radar? Or are companies just … [Read more...]

4K Footage Reveals Samsung NX1 Potential

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4K Video Shot with H.265 Codec By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's been a few months since news broke of the Samsung NX1, the company's entry into the mirrorless 4K camera realm. The NX1, which is one of the first rigs to shoot with the ultra high definition H.265 encoder, turned heads, because … [Read more...]

Samsung says Microsoft deal invites ‘charges of collusion’: filing

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By Dan Levine (Reuters) Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing. The filing late on Thursday stems from Microsoft Corp's lawsuit accusing Samsung … [Read more...]