Samsung chief to deliver CES 2016 keynote

Dr. WP Hong (pictured), president and CMO of Samsung Electronics will deliver a keynote address at CES 2016 on Thursday, January 7, in the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom. He joins Intel’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, on the stage at the show which will run January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Samsung “resolves” 62% potentially fatal washers

Samsung says that it has successfully “resolved” 62% of the units in the ongoing product safety recall for six models of its top loader washing machines. This information has been provided to NSW Fair Trading as part of its ongoing compliance with the notice issued under section 22 of the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (NSW). It said it continued to advertise the controversial recall, however this still does not include television.

Samsung says it’s fixed 85,971 washers

Following a backlash from retailers coping directly with the inadequate ‘tape and plastic bag’ fix, Samsung now says that it has resolved nearly 60% of the recalled 144,451 washing machines. This equals 85,971 machine issues resolved through a rework, exchange or refund since the recall was initiated in April 2013. In the last month, more than 11,000 cases have been resolved.

Samsung strengthens Galaxy tablet line-up

On-the-go convenience and productivity are at the heart of Samsung’s latest addition of the Galaxy tablet line-up, which packs a super AMOLED display and battery life up to 14 hours into the thinnest and lightest tablet design from Samsung to date, measuring just 5.6mm and weighing in at 265 grams. The Galaxy Tab S2 was unveiled to select media at an exclusive lunch yesterday at Guillaume, restaurant of Samsung ambassador, Guillaume Brahimi, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Samsung speaks up about recall

Following backlash from The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) last week, Samsung has released a statement in relation to its current washing machine recall, confirming that “where a consumer indicates that they are dissatisfied with the re-work of their affected unit, the company will replace or refund the customer’s unit.”

ACCC outs Samsung’s second rate repair job

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) along with State Minister, Vic Dominello and Fair Trading Commissioner, Rod Stowe are all standing up to Korean giant Samsung and its unacceptable response to its serious washing machine recall.

Samsung puts smartphone power as priority

Earlier this week, Samsung showed select media how it is responding to smartphone demands with its Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, with both devices offering longer hours of usage with ultra-power saving mode and quick charging technology. Both smartphones also boast an immersive viewing experience through a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, seamless user-interface and software experience.

Samsung, Questacon support young tech heads

Samsung’s partnership with National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon, is set to inspire, motivate and support the next generation of Australian investors, technologists and entrepreneurs. The three-year partnership will see Samsung technology provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-themed learning opportunities via the Questacon Smart Skills in-school programme and Questacon Smart Skills Teacher Workshops.

CHOICE (literally) crushes Samsung

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has destroyed two of Samsung’s faulty top loader washing machines in a car crusher in Sydney today and called for Australians to crowd fund a television commercial to expose the company.