Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 tackles the original’s biggest problems

At its virtual Unpacked event today, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the successor to its beleaguered first folding phone. Unfortunately, the company only revealed a few key details about the hardware and stated a more thorough reveal would arrive on September 1. Still, it’s enough to whet our appetites. Samsung is clearly addressing some of the biggest complaints about the original. The device now includes a much larger exterior display, sized at 6.2-inches rather than the awkwardly small and skinny 4.6-inch display on the original; this means you can use it more like a normal flagship phone with… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung...
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Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra with massive specs

After months of rumors and leaks, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are finally official. Samsung made the announcement at its first virtual Unpacked event, alongside a slew of other Galaxy devices. Pre-orders for the device begin tomorrow. As usual, both Note devices come with massive screens and feature a sleek design, this time with a neat matte finish that’s a nice change of pace from the usual gloss. They also have massive camera bumps to show off their imaging prowess. Given the wealth of leaks, the specs aren’t a huge surprise, but Samsung is taking a bit… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung...
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Samsung goes its own way with the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live

At its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung revealed a lot of good stuff. But we’re here talk about two things: the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live. In case that’s not clear, we’re talking about a smartwatch and a pair of true wireless headphones. Without further ado, let’s get into it. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 We learnt quite a lot about the company’s smartwatch when its firmware leaked at the end of June, but now, well, we know more, motherfuckers. First off, yeah, this is the second Samsung Galaxy Watch, as the company decided to skip the number two. But,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung...
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ wanna give the iPad Pro an Android beating

Samsung released two new tablets today at its Galaxy Unpacked event: the Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Tab S7+. At first glance, they might remind you of Apple’s iPad Pro, and they kind of want to achieve the same goal in the Android world. In true Samsung style, the tablets are packed with high-end specifications and features. And just like the iPad Pro, they come with support for mouse and keyboard, and a stylus — in this case Samsung‘s signature S-pen. pLet’s look at the specifications of these bad boys first. Galaxy Tab S7+ Screen: 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display/11-inch LPTS… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,iPad,iPad Pro,Samsung Galaxy,Samsung...
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Google has lost sight of what made Chrome a good browser

I switched to Chrome when it first launched in 2008, and I haven’t looked back since — but rumors of an intrusive new notification “feature” are making me seriously reconsider my commitment to the browser. Google is purportedly gearing up to start reminding users who haven’t opened Chrome in a while to use its browser with targeted push notifications, according to findings from Google9to5. From the looks of it, the re-engagement campaign — as Chrome devs refer to it — will exclusively focus on Android users for the time being. Here’s how it’ll work: when you open a Chrome Custom… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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Android’s AirDrop rival, Nearby Share, is finally here

While I’ve always been an Android user, if there’s one feature I’ve long been jealous of people in Apple’s walled garden, it’s probably AirDrop. Today, after years of waiting, Google has finally started to roll out its answer: Nearby Share. We first heard rumblings of such a feature last year, when it was rumored to be called ‘Fast Share.’ Google confirmed the feature was on the way, and today’s announcement finally made it a reality. Rather than having to open your messaging app or a dedicated file sharing app and go through the hassle of setup and locating the right file, Nearby… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android...
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How to watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 event

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked events are some of the biggest events in the tech world, matched only by the likes of Apple and Google. But in the year 2020 of coronavirus, physical tech events have almost all been canceled, and Samsung is hosting its first-ever virtual Unpacked event. The event will take place on August 5, at 7AM PT / 10AM ET/ 4PM CEST / 7:30PM IST. Samsung will be streaming the announcement right from its homepage on Samsung.com. It’s expected to be a bit of a doozy too, with Samsung planning to announce five major pieces of hardware. The biggest one… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung...
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Roborock’s S6 MaxV robot vacuum is too smart to do the dirty work

I’m a big fan of outsourcing essential chores to robots. There is something therapeutic about handing over my responsibilities to a machine instead of another human. Robots have no feelings, no demands, no agency over their actions — they’re simply perfect vessels of servitude (a hot take I expect to pay dearly for when the singularity takes place). True, robots used to get a bad rap when it comes to actually doing their jobs right, but that has been changing recently. I used to be a skeptic, too, but my brief affair with the Roomba i7+ turned me into a believer. To be fair,… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Hey Google, can you sort out the Docs iPad app please?

You want niché content? Then damn, you’ve got it — because this is a call for Google to sort out the Docs iPad app. Look, it’s not bad. It works. But it’s driving me mad. Why? Because it’s not completely compatible with iPad Magic Keyboard. Yes, I can type, but selecting text is a nightmare. And this isn’t on. Let’s backtrack though. Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a tablet renaissance. After using an iPad properly for the first time in years, my whole opinion on the technology changed and, since then, it’s become my lockdown life companion. Now, alongside… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPad,Google...
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Apple hit with $1.43B Siri patent lawsuit from Chinese AI firm

A Chinese AI firm is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement involving the voice assistant Siri. Shanghai Zhizhen — also known as Xiao — is seeking $1.43 billion (10 billion yuan) in damages from Apple. It also wants the firm to stop selling products in China that breach the patent, which would mean most iPhones, iPads, and Macs would no longer be available in Apple‘s second-largest market. “As a tech person, I have a lot of respect for Apple, whose products and services bring a lot of value and experience to the world,” said Xiao-i CEO Yuan Hui in a statement. “But… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple...
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