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  • First look at Samsung's sleek Galaxy Watch Active

    It was easy to miss amid all the foldable phone hype, but Samsung revealed its latest smartwatch Wednesday at its Unpacked event: the $199 Galaxy Watch Active. But just because it didn't have much time in the spotlight doesn't mean the Galaxy Watch Active  isn't worth checking out. While Samsung's prior smartwatches have tended to be massive, its latest wearable is much more subtle — and one I'm much more likely to want to actually wear. Meet the Galaxy Watch Active A followup to last year's...

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  • Why won't Samsung let us see its foldable phone?

    Samsung may have just unveiled the most exciting new phone in years. Or, it may have unveiled a nearly $2,000 disappointment that just so happens to have a flexible display.  We don't actually know, because the company barely let us see the phone that's supposed to herald a new era of smartphone design. Samsung kicked off its Unpacked event by cutting to the chase: it officially revealed the Galaxy Fold, a fold-up phone that doubles as a tablet. It's an impressive feat of engineering, to be...

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  • 7 takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg's long discussion at Harvard about Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg has a lot on his mind, and he's ready to go off-script

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  • Lyft reportedly will beat Uber to IPO

    The two competing ride-hailing apps Lyft and Uber both filed paperwork before the end of 2018 to go public in 2019. Now it looks like Lyft's initial public (IPO) offering will beat out Uber's. CNBC reported Wednesday that Lyft's IPO will launch around March 18, while Uber's will need a few more weeks to prepare. SEE ALSO: Lyft beats rival Uber in race to file for IPO Uber dwarfs Lyft in most ways — it's valued at around $90 billion, while CNBC said Lyft's latest valuation is around $20 million....

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  • Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker will finally arrive in April

    Do you remember Samsung's Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker that was created to compete directly with the Amazon Echo?  The smart speaker was announced in August last year, but the company gave no official release date during the announcement. Now, we finally have one — well, sort  of. SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ take premium Android phones to the next level At Samsung's Unpacked event today — where the company announced four new Galaxy S10 phones (S10e, S10, S10+, and S10...

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  • Musk predicts the self-driving Tesla is just around the corner

    Elon Musk says he's certain that Tesla cars will be ready to drive themselves by the end of the year — if only regulators would allow it.

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  • We have finally witnessed the Samsung Galaxy Fold

    Samsung's Galaxy Fold is a $1,980 folding smartphone which expands from a 4.6-inch phone to a 7.3-inch tablet. The Galaxy Fold has six cameras: three on the back, two inside, and one on the front when it's folded. It also has high-end specs, with 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and dual batteries to power its big screen. Read more

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  • Twitter opens beta program to test new conversation features

    Twitter is finally ready to start formally testing all those new conversation features it's been teasing for the past several weeks. The company is taking applications for prospective beta testers, who will be able to take Twitter's new conversation features for a spin before they're released to the public. SEE ALSO: The curse of the Twitter reply guy The company is hoping its conversation revamp will make it easier for people to, well, actually have conversations. Twitter has always struggled...

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  • Samsung unveils 'Instagram mode' for Galaxy S10 camera

    Because everyone definitely wants some Facebook-affiliated software pre-installed on their smartphone, Samsung announced at the Feb. 20 Unpacked event that its Galaxy S10 camera would come with an Instagram mode.  Exciting, right? The mode, the result of a Samsung and Instagram partnership, would place Stories features directly in the phone's camera app. Think stickers, locations, etc., all at the tip of your fingers without having to leave the camera app itself.  SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S10,...

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  • Samsung announces $200 Galaxy Watch Active made for fitness addicts

    Samsung went nuts and announced a boatload of new gadgets at its Unpacked event today. The star of the show was no doubt the Galaxy S10, but Samsung also made room for a new smartwatch: the Galaxy Watch Active. SEE ALSO: Faster 5G phones are coming even though nobody has a 5G phone yet Samsung is no stranger to smartwatches and has been releasing them since before the Apple Watch even launched. Over the years, Samsung's tried myriad designs, from the original rectangular Galaxy Gear to the most...

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  • Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup: Foldable phones, 5G and phones that charge each other

    A 5G device. A foldable phone that morphs into a tablet. A smartphone that can charge another smartphone when sandwiched together.

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  • Samsung's new foldable smartphone: Gimmick or game changer?

    One of my first mobile devices was a 2005 LG flip phone. It was so small I could close both of hands around it and flick it open with one thumb. It taught me a most valuable lesson: how to be patient when logging onto the internet.

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  • Lyft rolls out its own version of Uber Express Pool called 'Shared Saver'

    If you're willing to walk a few blocks, you could save money on your next ride. On Wednesday, Lyft rolled out its version of Uber Express Pool: Shared Saver. Think of it as an on-demand mini-bus. The app gives you walking directions to meet a driver already carrying or on their way to pick up other passengers. After being dropped off, you might also have to walk a few blocks to your destination.  Shared Saver is the cheapest option. Image: LYFt Wait for the app to tell you how far...

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  • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ take premium Android phones to the next level

    No matter how much better the camera is on the Google Pixel 3 or how fast the OnePlus 6T is, no one makes Android phones quite like Samsung. After 10 years of iterating the Galaxy phone line, Samsung has arrived at the Galaxy S10 — easily the company's most exciting phone in years. There are three versions of the Galaxy S10: the 5.8-inch S10e, the 6.1-inch S10, and the 6.4-inch S10+.  Each variant has a screen that covers even more of the front, provides better performance, and features...

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  • Save up to £300 and claim a free pair of Galaxy Buds with this deal on the new Samsung Galaxy S10

    It's here, it's finally here. If you've had the date marked on your calendars for months then you definitely won't need reminding, but Samsung has launched the highly anticipated Galaxy S10. This announcement is exciting in itself, but we have a truly amazing deal for you too. If you pre-order the new Galaxy S10 you can claim a completely free pair of Galaxy Buds worth £139 as a bonus. Not only this, but you can also save up to £300 when you trade in your old phone. We've broken down the...

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  • Samsung Galaxy Buds last an hour longer than AirPods on a single charge

    In addition to announcing three Galaxy S10 phones (four if you count the 5G version coming out later this year) at its first Unpacked event of 2019, Samsung also unveiled its new Apple AirPods competitor: the Galaxy Buds. Not only do the new $130 wireless earbuds fit better than Samsung's previous IconX 2018 wireless earbuds released in 2017, but they also come with a smaller charging case that holds more charges. Oh, and the Galaxy Buds have one really cool trick AirPods don't: They can charge...

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  • Samsung announces Galaxy Fold foldable phone priced at $1,980

    Samsung's Galaxy Fold foldable phone is here and it looks absolutely insane. At its big Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung finally showed the Galaxy Fold in full, unfolding its 4.6-inch display into a 7.3-inch tablet. SEE ALSO: Faster 5G phones are coming even though nobody has a 5G phone yet Samsung called the Galaxy Fold a "luxury" device and well

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  • Nike just bricked its self-lacing shoes by accident

    This is the future we deserve.  Owners of the newly released $350 Nike app-connected Adapt BB self-tying shoes have taken to the Google Play store to complain that an update left their fancy kicks bricked. That's right, the self-lacing shoes reportedly no longer connect to the accompanying app — essentially transforming them into regular old shoes (buttons on the side of the shoes means you can still tie them). And people are pissed.  Here's how, according to a press release, the shoes are...

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