News The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed on a glass door at their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Samsung Electronics promised better shareholder returns, dismissed fears over smartphone market saturation and signalled a more aggressive acquisitions policy Wednesday at a rare analysts' briefing to boost its flagging stock price.

Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.

Dyson claims Samsung stole its design for ball steering

Dyson is taking Samsung Electronics to the High Court, claiming the South Korean company infringed on a patent for its ball steering system on vacuum cleaners.

iPhone launch: Size matters as rumours gather that Apple will launch phablet-sized mobiles

Phablet sales in the Asian-Pacific region rose by 620 per cent from 2012 to 2013, with most of the sales thanks to Samsung's Galaxy Note

Apple iPhone 5S launch: Will a budget version be launched?

Technology giant has spurred rumours of drive towards surging markets with presentation in China just nine hours after hotly-anticipated California event

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 creates new mobile elite

64GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, 1.9GHz quad-core processor... The Note III is more computer than smartphone.

Curved OLEDs and MultiView tech: the best TVs from IFA 2013

Screen size continues to get bigger and bigger, but the Berlin-based consumer electronics fair still offered up some other surprises

BBC updates their iPlayer app for Android: Download now & keep for 30 days

Changes will allow for offline viewing of BBC's audio and video content.

Samsung believes its Galaxy Gear watch will 'lead a new trend in smart mobile communications'

Galaxy Gear: Samsung unveils new smartwatch

The company believes its new invention will set a new trend in wearable tech

James Moore: Stand by for some fun as Microsoft strives to get its house in order with Nokia deal

Outlook A cynic might see the real prize for Microsoft with its $7.2bn (£4.6bn) takeover of Nokia's mobile business as the return of Stephen Elop, who could provide a tidy solution to the question of who should replace Steve Ballmer as CEO.

Microsoft shares tumble after €5.4bn Nokia takeover

US software giant buys Finnish group's mobile business as it attempts to catch up with Apple and Samsung

HTC reveals new mid-range phones (and accessories) to recapture the middle ground

Taiwanese phone maker HTC reveals its autumn handsets this morning. <b>David Phelan</b> had extensive hands-on time with the phones

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Helicopter engine stake sold by Rolls

Acer's Liquid S2 is the first smartphone to record in 4K resolution

But with only 16GB of onboard storage, you won't be able to keep more than a couple minutes of footage.

Pictures of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaked ahead of IFA

However, there are contradictory reports as to just what features the device will include.

Who just poached top Google talent? What you need to know about Xiaomi

The Chinese smartphone maker are often called the 'Apple of the East' but that comparison is misleading.

Samsung to launch child-friendly tablet: the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Rubberised casing and advanced Parental Controls will help keep both children and the tablet safe,

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