Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

New $300M Samsung Fund Makes First Connected-Car Investment

Posted by Jewels Clark

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics has made its first investment from the newly created $300 million Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, which is targeting startups in the autonomous vehicle realm.

The fund’s first investment in connected-car technology will be a €75 million …

Huawei Dials in on Goal to be Largest Smartphone Maker

Posted by Lance Murray

Huawei Technologies, the Chinese tech company with its U.S. headquarters in Plano, is making progress toward its goal of becoming the largest smartphone maker in the world by 2021, according to a report on MacRumors.

Huawei is the world’s …

Denton ISD Math Teacher Named Finalist in National Tech Contest

Posted by Julia Batlle

A seventh-grade math teacher at Crownover Middle School in the Denton ISD was selected as a finalist for Samsung’s national “Solve for Tomorrow” technology contest.

Robert (B.J.) Garcia and his students received $25,000 in Samsung technology for their project designing …

Bluetooth Umbrella Offers Weather Forecast in Rain Gear

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Former Samsung engineers have built an umbrella to put the weather forecast in your rain gear. 

Opus One’s handle, resembling a bowler-hatted gentleman or a Queen’s guard, links with smartphones via Bluetooth and uses weather reports to prepare users for …

Samsung Jumps into Connected Car Game with $8B Purchase

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Samsung Electronics doesn’t want to fall behind in the race to connect cars to the internet of things. The company just bought Harman International for $8 billion, the Dallas Morning News reported. The acquisition is the biggest deal in …

AT&T, Uber Partner for Football on the Go

Posted by Lance Murray

If you’re taking an Uber this football season, Dallas-based AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Uber are teaming up to offer food delivery and free rides featuring live, streaming football games.

The Dallas Business Journal reported that after the program starts, …

The Impending Reality
of Virtual Reality

Posted by John Stalle

Editor’s note: Dallas Innovates is the media sponsor for Digital Fight Club on Aug. 24. According to Digital Dallas’ Michael Pratt, Digital Fight Club will bring together 10 of the sharpest minds in Dallas in five “fights” to spar on

3 Things: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Equipped with Iris Scanner

Posted by Julia Falcon

The new Galaxy Note 7 has a new way to unlock your phone, a STEM program is helping students at The Hockaday School gain confidence in science, and there are more services than you think available on-demand. 

Samsung’s Galaxy Note

3 Things: Fort Worth Biotech Firm’s Product Dissolves Earwax in Minutes

Posted by Lance Murray

Former Alcon employees have new product to treat impacted earwax, the White House is investing in the Internet of Things, and Flower Mound welcomes its first entrepreneur center.

Two former Alcon employees have developed a new product to treat impacted …

Dallas Startup Week: DFW is ‘Nexus’ for Innovation in Virtual Reality

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris


The long-awaited breakthrough for virtual and augmented reality could be coming soon.

Both technologies have fallen short for several years, always promising big things, but continually failing to penetrate mainstream adoption.

Several experts …

Six Flags Turns Rollercoasters into 3-D Thrill Rides

Posted by Lance Murray

Grand Prairie-based Six Flags Entertainment Corp. and Samsung are teaming up to give riders on some of the company’s rollercoasters a 3-D, virtual reality thrill ride, including on coasters at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington and Six Flags Fiesta …