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Samsung teases foldable smartphone launch for later this year

Samsung teases foldable smartphone launch for later this year

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Samsung is planning to launch a foldable smartphone later this year. CNBC reports that Samsung CEO DJ Koh hinted the device could be unveiled at Samsung’s developer conference in November, but it’s not clear if consumers will actually be able to purchase the foldable phone this year. Koh admitted that the mystery device had been […]

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 photo confirms 5G support

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Last week Xiaomi showed off a render of the upcoming Mi Mix 3 flagship that revealed its notch-dodging slider mechanism, and now product management director Donovan Sung has followed up with a photo confirming another feature: 5G support. The phone is set to be launched in October, far earlier than any 5G networks are going […]

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Microsoft Office 365 Home Update: More Users And More Sign-ins

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For those that are subscribed to Office 365 Home, Microsoft has announced that they are updating the contract to allow more users to access the subscription, and they’re updating the installation limits as well. When Office 365 Home was first announced, it was $99/year and gave access to Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, […]

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Samsung says new features could come to mid-range phones before flagships

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Flashy new features almost always arrive on the most expensive smartphones first, but Samsung may start taking a different approach. DJ Koh, head of Samsung’s mobile division, tells CNBC that the company is now focused on differentiating mid-range phones ahead of flagship phones, as sales lag on higher-end models. “In the past, I brought the […]

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Sony adds 4K to a pair of compact cameras with super-long zoom

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Sony announced a new pair of compact cameras last week with some incredible zoom capabilities, going from as wide as 24mm to as zoomed in as 720mm. This isn’t the first of Sony’s compact cameras to have that exact zoom range, but this year’s models add 4K shooting and, in one instance, a touchscreen. That […]

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US, UK, and other governments asks tech companies to build backdoors into encrypted devices

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The US, UK, and three other governments have called on tech companies to build backdoors into their encrypted products, so that law enforcement will always be able to obtain access. If companies don’t, the governments say they “may pursue technological, enforcement, legislative, or other measures” in order to get into locked devices and services. Their […]

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Pixel 3 XL found in a Lyft, had already leaked enough for driver to recognize it

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It’s been the subject of creepshots on public transit. It’s reportedly been stolen and sold for thousands on the black market a full two months before its official announcement. And in the latest leak of Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 XL, well, someone accidentally left the thing in their Lyft. It happens to the best of […]

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Google releases free AI tool to help companies identify child sexual abuse material

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Stamping out the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is a priority for big internet companies. But it’s also a difficult and harrowing job for those on the frontline — human moderators who have to identify and remove abusive content. That’s why Google is today releasing free AI software designed to help these individuals. […]

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Polaroid is now a brand of sadness

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Three years ago, almost to the day, I was anguished to find Kodak, the once-great photography brand, slapped atop some random selfie sticks. Now, walking through the same IFA halls in Berlin, I find Polaroid’s name emblazoned on some dreadful laptops. These two companies — or, rather, whatever vulture capitalists have taken ownership of their […]

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Sony Japan ends repair services for PlayStation 2 after 18 years

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Sony’s Japan division has ceased repairs on the PlayStation 2 console, as reported by Kotaku. Back in late June, the company put out a notice to local PS2 owners with a deadline for requesting one final repair. Customers had until August 31st to fill out an application for after-sales service, and they’ve now got until […]

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