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Samsung Upcoming Foldable Phone to Be Called Galaxy Bloom, Flagship Series to Be Called Galaxy S20: Report

While the Galaxy Bloom will feature a clamshell-like open and close design, there was a third phone that was reportedly showcased at Las Vegas, and this one had a rollable display. At CES 2020, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh reportedly held secret meetings with carrier partners and customers to show off the upcoming products at …

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Google’s RCS texting is like iMessage for all Android phones. Learn to use it

Google Chat has now rolled out to all Android phones. Here’s how to take your text-message game to the next level. Android phones have had a texting problem. Their old SMS features couldn’t compare to Apple’s modern iPhone text message app, iMessage. But now, phones that run Google’s mobile software stand a chance. RCS Messaging, a …

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Tesla updates Model 3 prices as federal EV tax credits expire

It’s one last hurrah for tax credits on any Tesla vehicle. Tesla blew past the ceiling for tax credits on electric cars in 2018, and that makes the final date to qualify for the remaining tax rebate Dec. 31 this year. Ahead of that date, Tesla this week updated prices on its online configurator. Heading to the configurator …

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AI R&D is booming, but general intelligence is still out of reach

The 2019 AI Index report gives us a glimpse into AI progress Trying to get a handle on the progress of artificial intelligence is a daunting task, even for those enmeshed in the AI community. But the latest edition of the AI Index report — an annual rundown of machine learning data points now in its third …

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What It Will Take to Make Quantum Computers Practical

Many Miles Lie Ahead on the Journey to True Quantum Practicality By Jim Clarke As the marathon to achieve the promise of quantum computing edges forward one step at a time, researchers are making incredible discoveries in the lab. But moving from lab scale to the real world will require demonstrating quantum practicality – the moment this …

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Google Chrome can now warn you in real-time if you’re getting phished

Before you give that website your username and password, Google wants to check to make sure it’s not a fake created by hackers. Google Chrome now offers phishing protection in real-time, the company said on Tuesday.  Figuring out if the link you clicked on is legitimate can be extremely difficult — if you don’t think …

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Smart glasses may start looking totally normal in 2020

It doesn’t pay to be an early adopter. Smart glasses maker North, which developed a pair of glasses called Focals earlier this year, has just announced an updated version for 2020. That means the first Focals, which displayed notifications via a retinal-projection technology that looked like a tiny pop-up window in one eye, are being discontinued, the …

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Your Smart TV Could be a Window for Hackers on Your World

Cybercriminals have discovered ways to compromise smart TVs, including hacking them, the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently warned. Smart TV owners should do their due diligence to secure the devices, the bureau urged. Smart TVs are just as accessible to unauthorized parties as computers or other Internet-connected devices. Because many TVs …

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5G in 2019 underwhelmed. Here’s how 2020 should be different

Qualcomm gathered hundreds of journalists and partners in Hawaii to talk one thing: 5G Last year, Qualcomm met with hundreds of reporters and analysts on the sunny beaches of Maui to talk about how 5G would change the world in 2019. The hype and excitement level was high. Then, reality hit. Network rollouts were met …

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Apple’s new Mac Pro is going to be available for order on December 10th

Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR were announced all the way back at WWDC 2019 in June, and now we know when you’ll be able to place an order for the high-end hardware: December 10th, according to an email that Apple has sent out to customers Apple had originally announced that the Mac …

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