samsung 

Samsung denies rumors of Galaxy Fold’s July launch

Little progress seems to have been made on the launch of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Fold, as the company on Friday denied rumors that the world’s first foldable smartphone would be released in July. There have been rumors that the foldable device would be unveiled to Korean media in June and released on the market in July. Last week, Samsung’s smartphone business chief Koh Dong-jin told a Korean media outlet that the phone would arrive before July. (DPA-Yonhap) However, according to Samsung and its partners, the schedule of a media event…

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Apple 

Apple has capacity to make all iPhones for US outside of China

Apple Inc. has a backup plan if the U.S.-China trade war gets out of hand. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s primary manufacturing partner has enough capacity to make all iPhones bound for the U.S. market outside of China if necessary, according to a senior executive at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The Taiwanese partner now makes most of the smartphones in the Chinese mainland. Hon Hai board nominee and semiconductor division chief Young Liu made the comments at an investor briefing in Taipei on Tuesday. As the U.S.-China trade war is getting more grim…

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Mobile 

The Mobile Workforce Of Tomorrow Is On The Way

The next generation of mobile is on the way—and sooner than we think. With lightning-fast mobile speeds, improved reliability, seamless connectivity and more, consumers and businesses alike can expect a dramatic transformation in the way people work. As mobile networks of the future take shape, tomorrow’s workforce will increasingly leverage cutting-edge technologies to simplify and accelerate work—from meetings via hologram or virtual reality to AI-enabled tools that boost efficiency across a variety of tasks. More widespread use of groundbreaking technologies like augmented and virtual reality in the modern workplace is…

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Computer 

Chinese computer research body to cut ties with division of U.S.-based IEEE

SHANGHAI: Beijing-based technology research group The China Computer Federation (CCF) is suspending communications with a U.S. based engineers’ association in the latest example of fallout from the U.S. embargo on phone maker Huawei Technologies. The CCF said on Thursday it would suspend dealings with the publications division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a day after the latter confirmed it will bar Huawei staff from participating in certain aspects of the peer review process for its research papers. The conflict between the two organizations highlights how trade restrictions imposed on Huawei…

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samsung 

Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold phone

Seoul: Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will delay the public rollout of its Galaxy Fold without giving a new release date. The announcement comes days after some reviewers of the splashy $1,980 foldable handset reported problems with their test units after just a day or two of use. Samsung postponed media events for the device planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai. “To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We…

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Gadgets 

Exploding Pyrex, Cetacean Autopsies, and Spectacular Gadget Failures: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week Gizmodo examined the many functions of various forms of technology in our everyday lives over the course of the last century. For a highlight reel of some of the beauty industry torture devices dreamed up over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, don’t miss our feature on the most bizarre gadgets that were destined to fail. Gizmodo examined the persistent Pyrex glass controversy—you know, the one involving exploding glass. And we reported on aviation’s shift toward automated systems, and how experts have been warning of the potential for crashes like…

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Apple 

Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales. The “Oracle of Omaha” divulged the figure in a Schedule 13-F issued to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. A separate 13-G, mandatory for parties who own more than 5 percent of a public company’s outstanding stock, notes Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds shared voting power in Apple amounting…

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Apple 

Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality

Apple veteran Frank Casanova was recently named senior director of worldwide product marketing for augmented reality, the company’s first such position related to the burgeoning AR field. Casanova has been serving in the newly created post for less than a month, according to his LinkedIn profile. The position, officially referenced as Senior Director, Worldwide Product Marketing, is “responsible for all aspects of Product Marketing for Apple’s Augmented Reality initiative,” the profile reads. A longtime Apple executive, Casanova first joined the company in 1997 as senior director of MacOS X Graphics, Audio…

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Mobile 

Let’s have a look at some of the latest mobile mapping products

3D mobile mapping is revolutionizing the measurement, visualization and analysis of the physical world. In the recent past, it has become one of the most important technologiesavailable. Through the combination of advanced imagery, measurement capture tools and a variety of mobile transportation platforms, 3D Mobile Mapping assists to map inaccessible areas quickly and effectively where other methods take weeks to do so. It is a versatile system that offers significant operational flexibility, outstanding performance, and value with low cost of ownership, optimizes staff utilization, reduces project timescale through fast deployment data capture and analysis, and…

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Apple 

The End Of Apple

“Oh man, that’s almost a month’s rent for me…” Here I am sitting in a cab in New York City. I’m headed uptown to Columbia University where we’ll hold the first-ever American Disruption Summit. (You can register to watch for free here.) The driver and I are talking about the absurd price tag of the latest Apple (AAPL) iPhone. He’s shocked when I tell him the cheapest model is $1,149. “Who can afford that?” he asks. Apple’s Imminent Crash Has Begun   Apple has had an incredible decade. Since the iPhone debuted in 2007, the…

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