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Break’s over: Who’s still up for the Galaxy Fold?

Break’s over: Who’s still up for the Galaxy Fold?

Samsung has had better days. After exploding phones, faulty foldable screens were the last thing it could want. From its PR to R&D departments, things must be pretty intense now at Samsung. It genuinely seems like they have a manufacturing crisis on their hands, with multiple tech reviewers reporting similar cases of damaged screens just within this week. The trend of faulty screens seems to centre on users removing the plastic film over the screen, mistaking it as a pre-installed screen protector.

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Opinion: Facebook voice assistant is a joke, it can barely protect its users

Opinion: Facebook voice assistant is a joke, it can barely protect its users

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, you're probably Facebook. The social media giant has rapidly overtaken Google as the poster child for privacy violations and it seems that the there is no end yet in sight to the revelations of either the company's ineptitude to practice good security or its talent at skirting around policies and laws. Yet in the midst of all the accusations that rock its massive ship, Facebook is eyeing launching its own voice assistant, as if it wasn't enough to make users "unintentionally" give it the data it needs.

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Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Samsung has a problem, and it's bigger than a few broken Galaxy Fold smartphones. Geek glee turned to surprise this week, when the first review units of the folding smartphone started breaking in the hands of the people Samsung had hoped would be its biggest cheerleaders.

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The reason why the first-ever black hole photo was such a big deal

The reason why the first-ever black hole photo was such a big deal

During April 2017, the Event Horizon Telescope project turned eight satellites towards a point in space. Scientists were trying to take a photo that would confirm years of speculation and theorizing. They were taking a picture of the now famous black hole at the centre of the Virgo A galaxy Messier 87.

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Opinion: Google Stadia’s obstacles this year are connectivity and content availability

Opinion: Google Stadia’s obstacles this year are connectivity and content availability

Don’t get us wrong, we want to see Google Stadia succeed as much as the next gamer. Google’s announcement of its upcoming video game streaming service made some serious headlines in the gaming world last week. Stadia is a Netflix-esqe platform where gamers can access a library of high-res games at the push of a button, without any stress on their computer. It’s an absolute dream come true.

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Why mega-zooms like the P30 Pro bring us closer to danger

Why mega-zooms like the P30 Pro bring us closer to danger

There are four cameras on the back of the brand-new Huawei P30 Pro. It has a standard camera; an ultra-wide lens; a “time-of-flight” camera for depth-sensing; but the one that has got us all talking is the telephoto, mega-zoom lens.

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The flipping, sliding Samsung A80 is weird, and that’s a good thing

The flipping, sliding Samsung A80 is weird, and that’s a good thing

The Samsung Galaxy A80's pop-up, rotating camera is an astonishingly complicated solution to the anti-notch movement, but it's hard not to be entranced by the geekily-gimmicky smartphone. Announced today, the A80 manages to outshine the Galaxy S10 by virtue of its motorized camera.

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What the Linux desktop must have to become mainstream

What the Linux desktop must have to become mainstream

Linux runs the computing world. It is by far the most used operating system on servers and perhaps the only OS on supercomputers. It has taken over much of the mobile world thanks to Android and is on the cusp of taking a majority share in education via Chrome OS.

The one area where it has had difficulty expanding year after year is the desktop. Not because it's terrible at it but because it needs a few missing pieces that will stop the Year of the Linux desktop from being a running joke.

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HTC’s downfall: Behind a once-promising smartphone maker’s struggles

HTC’s downfall: Behind a once-promising smartphone maker’s struggles

Sometimes companies vanish without us even realizing. One of these is the Taiwanese tech giant HTC, which made big footprints in the tech world before fading away. You may remember – or even own – some of its products, from the HTC One, Dream, to the legendary EVO 4G. They were pioneers for much of the technology we take for granted today in phones, constantly introducing new ideas that actually made sense.

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Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Had enough of Windows 10's hassles? Unless you plan to install Windows 7, which is going to lose support from Microsoft on January 14, 2020, or have the cash to spare for an Apple device, there aren't many other options for a computer operating system except some flavor of Linux.

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Apple Card will make you spend even more money

Apple Card will make you spend even more money

Apple’s event on Monday signaled a new strategy: in addition to tech and products, its new baby would be services. Movie streaming, publications, and perhaps most curiously, banking. It’s called Apple Card, a new credit card linked to Apple Pay that's built into the Wallet app.

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PC and mobile gaming are entering a sad exclusivity phase

PC and mobile gaming are entering a sad exclusivity phase

Just like the larger entertainment industry, the gaming market is a rather aggressively competitive one. There are equal amounts of sometimes glorified success stories and urban legends as well as tragic drama of overtimes and turnovers. Companies, especially the big ones, are not too shy to use tactics that, on the surface, seem unfair and exploitative - and yet these are often excused as common industry practices.

For years, the PC gaming market has prided itself for steering clear of some of those practices that have become common in the console market but now it seems the culture of exclusivity is invading not just PCs but mobile as well.

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