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Samsung refreshes wearables line, including new Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch smartwatch. [credit:Samsung ] Along with the S10 smartphones and the new Galaxy Fold handset, Samsung officially announced new wearables in its Galaxy family at its Unpacked event today. Information that leaked just days ago about Samsung’s own Galaxy Wearables mobile app has been proven correct, as Samsung showed off a new …

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Forget Airwolf: One of these is the Army’s next assault “helicopter”

The Army’s future “helicopter” takes shape. A transcript of this video can be found here. (video link) The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk and its many variants have been the backbone of the US Army’s helicopter force for decades. Designed during the Army’s last major helicopter procurement push in the 1980s, the Black Hawk now flies …

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Samsung officially debuts Galaxy S10 smartphone after weeks of rumors, leaks

The starting prices for the S10e ($749), S10 ($899), and S10+ ($999). [credit: Samuel Axon ] Today is Samsung’s big launch event, and the company has made the thoroughly leaked Galaxy S10 official. The company announced the S10 and S10 Plus smartphones onstage today at Samsung Unpacked 2019 after it unveiled the impressive and incredibly …

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Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring—and that he’s the one to thank

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Ajit Pai says the Federal Communications Commission’s annual broadband assessment will show that his deregulatory policies have substantially improved access in the United States. The annual report will also …

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Samsung’s foldable phone is finally official—meet the Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. [credit:Samsung ] After years of teasing, Samsung on Wednesday took the wraps off its first foldable smartphone: the Galaxy Fold. The device will start at a whopping $1,980 and arrive on April 26. It’ll hit Europe on May 3 and start at €2,000. Samsung says it will sell …

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Report: Trump officials tried to fast-track nuclear tech transfer to Saudi Arabia

Enlarge / President Donald Trump is intent on a deal that allows Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud’s government to purchase nuclear technology built by US companies. There’s a small problem with that: it’s against the law. (credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) An interim report from the staff of the US House Committee …

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Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System

Enlarge / You can’t see it, but there is actually a microphone in here. (credit: Nest) Google’s Nest smart home brand is in hot water this week after news surfaced (via Daring Fireball) that its home security system, Nest Secure, shipped with an undisclosed microphone. Google activated the microphone earlier this month for Google Assistant …

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Tesla’s top lawyer leaves after two months—but don’t worry

Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2018. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Tesla announced Wednesday that it is replacing general counsel Dane Butswinkas, who had been on the job for only two months. Tesla Legal Vice President Jonathan Chang will take the job. The groundbreaking electric carmaker has suffered a number of senior executive departures in the …

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Microsoft, Paradox allow open game modding on Xbox One for the first time

Surviving Mars will be the first Xbox One game to allow the upload of user-created mods without pre-approval.”> Enlarge / Surviving Mars will be the first Xbox One game to allow the upload of user-created mods without pre-approval. In a console industry first, Paradox Interactive and Microsoft are allowing Xbox One players to get direct …

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