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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: back to the folding flip phone future

Revamp of 2000’s flip phone means big screen literally folds in half into a compact clamshell that fits in small pocketsIt’s not often something comes along to genuinely change the game, but the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does just that, bringing foldable displays closer to the mainstream and reinventing the flip phone for 2020 in the process.Screens that literally fold in half finally arrived last year with the Galaxy Fold, which was originally plagued by durability issues causing a delay and a rewo...
Tags: Android, Gadgets, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip


Samsung's 'Ultra Thin Glass' On Galaxy Z Flip Is Basically Just Plastic (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: YouTuber JerryRigEverything regularly does destructive durability tests on phones, partly by attacking a device with a set of Mohs picks. These pointy metal tools that are calibrated to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness allow a user to determine the hardness of a surface by doing a scratch test. You start with the softest pick and work your way up the set until you find something that can scratch the surface you're testing. A modern smartph...
Tags: News, Samsung, Ars Technica, Corning, Mohs, BeauHD


6 Smart Buying Tips For Saving Money On Smartphones

The smartphone is the one item of tech that many of us cannot live without. On average, we spend three hours and fifteen minutes each day on our phones. That equates to almost one whole day each week. App developers and phone designers have found ways for us to use our smartphone for every aspect of our lives. From being the cornerstone of our social lives, through to managing our finances, tracking our moods, managing our lives, and so much more besides. So, it is no surprise that changin...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Fashion, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Sony, Smart Phone, Smart Home, Smart Phones, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Sony, Technology & Apps, Smartphone Case, Phone Insurance


Folding Screen Smartphone Fails: Motorola RAZR, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

As someone who hates carrying a large-screen phone, but enjoys using one, I was excited by the idea of the Motorola RAZR. It promised the best of both worlds, folding to a compact size for carrying but offering a large screen when open.Sadly, the RAZR is already crashing and burning. Raymond Wong over at Input Mag found that the screen went bad at the hinge--after just one week of use:Images by Raymond Wong / Input As Wong explains:The screen's damage isn't just cosmetic. The touchscreen is semi...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Design, Samsung, Tech, Wong, Raymond Wong, Zack Nelson, Input Mag, JerryRigEverything Channel


Google Stadia Is Coming To Samsung, Asus, and Razer Phones On February 20th

In a blog post today, Google announced that Stadia will work on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus, and Razer starting on February 20th. Up until this point, Stadia only worked on certain Pixel phones. The Verge reports: Here's the full list of the 19 newly supported phones, which includes the Samsung Galaxy S20 line that's releasing on March 6th: [Samsung Galaxy S8 --> Galaxy S20 Ultra, Razer Phone, Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG Phone, and Asus ROG Phone II.] These new additions -- combined with ...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Tech, Razer, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Asus ROG Phone, XL Pixel, Samsung Asus


Google Stadia finally launches on phones that aren’t Pixels

Google today revealed that, at long last, its Stadia gaming service would be expanding to phones outside its Pixel line. Indeed, Stadia will be available on a plethora of new devices from Razer, ASUS, and Samsung, starting February 20. Starting February 20, you can play Stadia with even more phones. ASUS ROG Phone I & II, Razer Phone 1 & 2, and a variety of Samsung phones, including the Samsung S20 line, are all supported. For the full list of compatible phones, check out our blog → https://t.co...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gaming, Asus, Samsung, Google Stadia


Join the Q&A with top speakers at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI (March 3)

Over the past four years, TechCrunch has brought together some of the biggest names in robotics: founders, CEOs, VCs and researchers for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI. The show has provided a unique opportunity to explore the future and present of robotics, AI and the automation technologies that will define our professional and personal lives. While the panels have been curated and hosted by our editorial staff, we’ve also long been interested in providing show-goers and opportunity to engage wit...
Tags: Softbank, Samsung, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Sony, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Robotics, Qualcomm, TechCrunch, New Enterprise Associates, Shasta Ventures, SoftBank Group, Stuart Russell, Zetta Venture Partners


Samsung's Newest Smartphone Will Have You Feeling Nostalgic in the Best Way Possible

I can clearly remember when everyone in school got their first phone, and 95 percent of them were flip phones. We may have upgraded our technology since then, but flip phones have always been convenient and compact. Now, Samsung's giving us the best of both worlds with this Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Phone ($940). It'll take you back to your younger self, in the best way possible. The flip phone changes the game with taking pictures, because you can snap them from multiple angles. The camera is ins...
Tags: Samsung, Shopping, Smartphones


CES 2020 Highlights

Every year I come away from CES (Consumer Electronics Show) amazed at how influential technology has become in our lives.  It’s not just about clever gadgets, large screen TVs, concept cars, and shiny objects – it’s about the many ways our world is changing. The displays and talks reflected how everything from healthcare, the environment, and urbanization to retail, transportation, and travel are powered by technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Augmented Reality (as well as “Parallel...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Ces, Innovation, Fiat, Ibm, Bmw, Lg, Kyocera, Garmin, Conferences, Ericsson


Samsung's $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip is without a doubt a better foldable smartphone than Motorola's $1,500 Razr for 8 big reasons

Motorola's new Razr foldable smartphone received positive attention, even with its high $1,500 price tag. But Samsung dented Motorola's buzz when it announced the $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone.  Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip offers significantly better specs and features than the Motorola Razr for less money.  Still, I can't recommend either foldable device due to their incredibly fragile screens. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Motorola's $1,500 Razr was arguably de...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Samsung, Trends, Ram, Motorola Razr, Zack Nelson, Motorola Razr Samsung, Motorola Razr Check


'Can a Google Home play Amazon Music?': How to use an Android device to play Amazon Music on your Google Home speaker

To play Amazon Music content on your Google Home speaker, simply cast it to your speaker from the Amazon Music app on your Android device. You can't use voice commands on your Google Home to control Amazon Music the way you would with other apps. Here's how to cast Amazon Music to your Google Home from an Android device. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For years now, Google and Amazon have had what you might call a tense relationship. It all started when Amazon created th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Voice, Amazon Music, Amazon Amazon, Google Home


Samsung Galaxy S10: A 943 km Photograph, the world's largest panorama, case study (2020)

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Meet VOIXATCH, a smartwatch for an alternate world where watches and earphones are one product

It might sound a little dumb now that I’m saying it in 2020 but we may have been duped. Companies have, for too long, made us buy unnecessary products that just about do the same thing but in slightly different ways. Think about it. Your phone, watch, and earbuds all give you notifications (albeit in different ways). They also all let you access your voice assistant, and pretty much most of your data like your calendar, phone book, or other services. Why then, do we need separate devices that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Design, Technology, Smartwatch, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Watch, Watches, Google Voice, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Voixatch


I'm Convinced Samsung's New Foldable Phone Is the Perfect Size

I love Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip, almost in spite of myself.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung


TCL's Slide-Out Concept Phone Is a Neat Twist On Foldables

Back at CES 2020, alongside a new family of mainstream smartphones, TCL showed off a foldable phone concept similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. But now, it seems like that device may have just been a teaser for an upcoming slider phone concept featuring a hidden extendable screen. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Concepts, MWC, Tcl, Flexible Displays, Mwc 2020, Bring Back Slider Phones, Slider Phones


The best Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen protectors

Here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen protectors to keep your smartphone display safe.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra


Samsung Wins 5-Nanometer Modem Chip Contract From Qualcomm

Samsung Electronics semiconductor manufacturing division has won a contract to make new Qualcomm 5G chips using its most advanced chip-making technology, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter said, boosting the Korean firm's efforts to gain market share against rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing. From the report: Samsung will fabricate at least some of Qualcomm's X60 modem chips, which will connect devices such as smart phones to 5G wireless data networks. The X...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Nvidia, Ibm, Samsung Electronics, TSMC, Qualcomm, Reuters, Qualcomm Samsung, Samsung Wins, Nanometer Modem Chip Contract From Qualcomm, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing From


Amazon discounts these superb Samsung smartwatches by up to $145

The Samsung Gear Sport, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Watch Active 2 are some of the best Android smartwatches.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Samsung, Trends, Smartwatch Deals, Samsung Gear Sport Galaxy Watch


Exclusive: Samsung wins 5-nanometer modem chip contract from Qualcomm - sources

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's semiconductor manufacturing division has won a contract to make new Qualcomm Inc 5G chips using its most advanced chip-making technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, boosting the Korean firm's efforts to gain market share against rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Tags: Money, Samsung, businessNews, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd


It’s no surprise Galaxy Z Flip and Razr phones are breaking

We all know what happened with the Samsung’s first crack at foldable phones, but hopes were high for its sophomore attempt, the Galaxy Z Flip. After a sketchy teaser at the Oscars, the handset launched to a sea of positive reviews. “It’s the future,” was the common sentiment. Then it started breaking. Yet another foldable with a shattered screen. That’s what I call a shattered dream. But who could’ve seen it coming? It’s as if we learned nothing from the not-so-distant past: Foldables are meant ...
Tags: Startups, Motorola, Samsung, Plugged


Samsung Galaxy Buds+ now available for pre-order in India for Rs. 11990

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Buds+ with a range of improvements and features at its Unpacked 2020 event last week. After opening pre-orders for the Galaxy S20 series in India, Samsung has started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Buds+ in the country on Samsung.com at Rs. 11,990 (MRP Rs. 13,990), which will start shipping from March 6th. The earbuds come in Blue, Black and White colors. Samsung is offering the earbuds for as low as Rs. 1990 for those who pre-order the Galaxy S20 phones. Hig...
Tags: News, India, Samsung, Blogging, Mics, Samsung Galaxy Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds price, Samsung Galaxy Buds price India


Saloma Link Bridge, All You Need To Know

And Kuala Lumpur gets another beautiful tourist attraction, which is the new Saloma Link Bridge, which is a futuristically designed bridge that connects Kampung Baharu to KLCC. Opened on the 5th of February 2020, this beautiful bridge has become the talk of the town, namely for social media and not forgetting the Instagram influencers. So, if you think you are one, then you need to head here.  But before heading here, I've come up with this article on everything you need to know about ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Samsung, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Walk, Malaysia New Tourism Attractions, Kl, Don, Petronas, Malaysia Asia, Tbilisi Georgia, KLCC, Public Bank, British Council, LRT


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 with WUXGA display surfaces

Samsung is continuing to expand its tablet lineup as fresh leaks of the design of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) have surfaced. The mid range tablet from Samsung will feature an 8.4 inch screen, Exynos processor, and a single camera system. The Galaxy Tab A series is Samsung's mid range series whereas the Galaxy Tab S series is part of their more expensive high end tablets. The tablet is rumoured to have an 8.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1200, powered by the Exynos ...
Tags: News, Samsung, Blogging, Rumors, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 leak


Apple's coronavirus warning that it won't sell enough iPhones is great news for Samsung

Apple announced Monday that the coronavirus outbreak means it will miss its revenue guidance for its fiscal second quarter due to its impact on the company's supply chain and store closures in China. Rival Samsung meanwhile has been far less impacted by the outbreak, with a minimal market share in China and a largely Vietnam-based supply chain. "Samsung does not say it publicly. But it is relieved," a source told Reuters. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Samsung Electronics...
Tags: Apple, China, Samsung, Trends, Beijing, Sun, Vietnam, Huawei, Samsung Electronics, Apple Inc, Reuters, Foxconn Apple, China Rival Samsung, Reuters Visit Business Insider, Hong Sun, Korea Chamber of Business


Samsung poised to benefit from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivals

Samsung Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production problems announced by rival Apple Inc on Monday, reaping the rewards of a decade-long bet on low-cost smartphone manufacturing in Vietnam.
Tags: Apple, Money, China, Samsung, businessNews, Samsung Electronics, Apple Inc


Samsung might launch the Galaxy Fold 2 with an under-the-display camera by July

Last week, Samsung launched its second foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Now, new reports are suggesting that the company might be already preparing to launch its next foldable — a sequel to the Galaxy Fold. Korean news outlet Ajunews and the founder of Display Supply chain Consultants (DSCC), Ross Young, separately reported this development. Both sources said the Korean tech giant is working on the Galaxy Fold 2 under the project name Champ. [Read: Surprise: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s ultra-t...
Tags: Startups, Samsung, Plugged, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Ajunews, Consultants DSCC Ross Young


Samsung's 'Ultra Thin Glass' On Galaxy Z Flip Is Basically Just Plastic

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: YouTuber JerryRigEverything regularly does destructive durability tests on phones, partly by attacking a device with a set of Mohs picks. These pointy metal tools that are calibrated to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness allow a user to determine the hardness of a surface by doing a scratch test. You start with the softest pick and work your way up the set until you find something that can scratch the surface you're testing. A modern smartph...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Ars Technica, Corning, Mohs


Surprise: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip’s ultra-thin folding ‘glass’ scratches like plastic

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip would be the first phone to use “ultra-thin glass,” I had just one big question: would it hold up to JerryRigEverything’s scratch tests? Would it, as with virtually every glass phone ever, “scratch at a level six, with deeper grooves at a level seven?” Nope. Samsung’s ultra-thin glass screen is apparently no more durable than plain old plastic. Zack Nelson (that’s right, his name isn’t Jerry), put the phone through his usual gamut of durability challenges...
Tags: Startups, Samsung, Insider, Jerry, Zack Nelson, Plugged


Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ deliver better sound, battery life in a pair of snug-fitting earbuds

Samsung didn't just have four new phones to show off at it's February Unpacked event. The tech giant also had the successor to Galaxy Buds. Introducing Galaxy Buds+, Samsung's second-generation true wireless earbuds under that brand.
Tags: Samsung, Cnn


Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max: Get Plus or go Max?

We put these two huge phones head-to-head to see which of the two is most suitable to be your next device.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Buying Guides, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Galaxy S20 Plus