Friday, July 30, 2021
Samsung's flexible phone. It starts in phone mode... And opens into a tablet mode. There are two displays on Samsung's phone. One static phone-style display on the outside, and athe folding display on the inside. Putting the folding display on the inside of the device means putting a serious bend in the display. As you…
President Donald Trump says his administration was "looking at" antitrust proceedings against tech giants Amazon, Facebook, and Google. In an interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan and Jim VandeHei on the news site's premiere HBO show Sunday night, Trump said the European Union's $5 billion fine against Google made him consider pursuing regulation. "You look at…
This piece is part of an ongoing series by Boston University’s Dr. Sandro Galea on the intricacies of health care and public health. As we approach the midterm elections, it is clear that health is a core priority for American voters. A Gallup poll taken earlier this year found that “the availability and affordability of…
Enlarge / One of several styled Apple logos associated with the October 30 event. Apple announced on its earnings call today that it had surpassed its revenue estimates for Q4 2018. The iPhone maker boasted $62.9 billion in revenue, slightly more than the $60-62 billion it previously estimated, as well as $14.1 billion in profit,…
“The quck brosn fox…” That’s the gibberish I ended up typing on Tuesday when I tried Apple’s brand new MacBook Air. I had intended to produce the usual typing test phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.” But as an admittedly poor typist, I was having some problems with the Air’s new…
High-profile television actors are commanding salaries as high as $1 million per episode, according to a new report. And elaborate set design and tracking shots aren’t the only reason why. Variety says that California’s recent ban on prospective employers asking job candidates for salary histories has considerably raised television pay. Studios can no longer negotiate…
Customers walk into an Apple Store after Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max went on sale in Beijing, China September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone…
90% of kids breathe polluted air. A new World Health Organization (WHO) report finds that air pollution afflicts 90% of children around the world and contributes to 600,000 child deaths annually. Unsurprisingly, the numbers are far more dire in developing nations, where 98% of children under the age of 5 are exposed to more pollutants than…
Well, we've never seen this version of the Wii remote before! Behold: a GameCube port on a wired Wii-like controller. Yahoo Auctions This controller comes with a sensor bar, meant to plug into a GameCube's memory-card port. This image includes the final Wii sensor bar for comparison's sake. This one-handed "nunchuk" controller looks nearly identical…
Last weekend’s newsletter, “Facebook’s ‘War Room’ Is a Marketing Ploy,” elicited mixed reactions. Some readers agreed with my criticism that Facebook’s unveiling of a misinformation-quashing initiative was a PR stunt. Other readers felt I had been unfair to the company, arguing that it is taking the threat of fake news seriously. Below is a sampling…