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Photo: GforGames

Photo: GforGames

Samsung is all too willing to leap down Apple’s throat at any perceived error on Cupertino’s part, but apparently that same degree of quality control is not turned inwardly on Samsung’s own industrial design department.

Having brought forward its release date to try and beat the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus into South Korea and China, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been met with negative customer reviews since its September 26 launch — on the basis that there is a sizeable gap between the smartphone’s display and its casing.

Schmidt insists Apple and Google are very good friends.

Schmidt claims the iOS vs. Android conflict is as fierce as ever.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt claims that Samsung had the iPhone 6’s technology one year ago, in a new interview for Bloomberg TV.

Sitting down with Google’s former Senior Vice President Jonathan Rosenberg to promote their new book How Google Works, Schmidt fended questions about the Android vs. iOS competition from “Market Makers” hosts Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker.

At one point in the interview, Ruhle asks Schmidt how he feels seeing people lined up around the block to pick up the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which sold a massive 10 million+ units in their first weekend on sale.

“Even though way more people carry Android phones how does Apple have that desire factor?” Ruhle says.

“I’ll tell you what I think,” Schmidt answers. “Samsung had these products a year ago.”

Photo: Samsung

Photo: Samsung

I may be in the minority here, but when I think of the type of TV show I’d picture Samsung as, my mind goes to scandalous political thriller House of Cards well before it does to Glee.

Which is, of course, why it makes absolute sense that Samsung is currently in the process of creating its own Glee-style “Musicom” (that’s a sitcom meets musical) centered around the lives of two fictitious young employees. Can’t you practically hear the songs already?

Called Best Future, the series will follow male and female flatmates, and is designed to portray Samsung as the kind of trendy-yet-lovable company people in their twenties and thirties would just love to work for.

Want to marry Kristen Bell? Buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab S is apparently a good first move.

Want to marry Kristen Bell? Buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab S is apparently a good first move.

If Samsung’s most recent ads had led you to believe that the company didn’t know how to talk up its own products without attacking Apple, the latest ad for the Galaxy Tab S is a nice change of pace.

Taking you through an idyllic day in the life of Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard, the ad shows just how easily the Galaxy Tab S can carry out all those activities we require a tablet for every day.

You know the sort of tasks: communicating with one another at palatial Hollywood mansions, recording auditions for hit TV series, sending messages about kale salads, and providing entertainment when you just can’t be bothered to go to your own movie premiere.

Judge Lucy Koh suggests the settlement should be considerably higher than the one offered by Apple and Google. They disagree.

Judge Lucy Koh suggests the settlement should be considerably higher than the one offered by Apple and Google. They disagree.

Four tech giants, including Apple and Google, have attacked the decision of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh for rejecting a proposed $324.5 million settlement over Silicon Valley hiring practices.

In a court filing made later on Thursday, Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule Koh’s verdict.

Koh had rejected the proposed settlement, claiming the amount was too low.

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