Myriam Joire AKA tnkgrl Is Out At Pebble

tnkgrl Myriam Joire, evangelist for the wearables company Pebble, has been fired from her position. She was Tech Evangelist at the company and spoke at a number of events, including an event in Amsterdam and another in London this week. “Wow! I just found out that I’m no longer with Pebble,” she said in a Tweet. Joire, also known as TnkGrl, was at the company for a year and a month.… Read More

Bango Inks Global Samsung Deal To Power Carrier Billing In Galaxy Apps Store

samsung-AP-sm One more deal in the bag for Bango, the UK-based startup that enables carrier billing services for mobile users: it has signed an agreement with Samsung for the handset giant to preload its services on to all Samsung devices running the Samsung Galaxy Apps store — letting consumers charge games, e-books, music and videos directly to their mobile phone bills or deduct them from their… Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Is A Nearly Perfect Mini Tablet

IMG_4792 Like the great zeppelins of old, nobody expected the Galaxy Note to fly. The phones were too big, the embedded stylus too silly. I reminded us all of the bad old days when PIMs were black and white and bulky. But Samsung persevered and Apple followed suit and now we enter the era of the phablet, a time of strange portents and weird UIs. A time where a phone that makes all other phones seem… Read More

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Gapgate, Garmin, And Jamstik

gadgets141003 We’re off and running this week with the latest TC Gadgets podcast. Garmin announced a new smart watch called the Forerunner 920XT. We take a look at that, as well as Garmin’s earlier smart watch offering, the VivoFit. We’re also curious about what’s going on with #gapgate, on the Galaxy Note 4 smartphones.
Meanwhile, the Jamstik MIDI device is finally shipping. Read More

#GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

478355627 Korean owners of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have noticed that their brand new devices sport an unusual feature – a gap between the bezel and the screen that can fit a business card. The Gal Note 4, which hasn’t reached our shores, sold out on launch day. Now the gap appears to be a perfectly normal occurrence. Samsung even addresses the gap in their documentation, noting that… Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

 Another day, another -Gate. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Kore…

Samsung Attacks Apple’s Keynote With “It Doesn’t Take A Genius” Ads

mac-01 Samsung has released a series of videos lampooning this week’s Apple announcement, a move that is at once familiar and not unexpected. There are six of them in total, including one on screen size, in a series called “It Doesn’t Take A Genius.” Collect them all. After years of cringey, tone-deaf commercials, the company has finally grown a few claws and even made fun… Read More