THIS is why your phone is so damn expensive

From The Verge. Phones are more expensive than ever. Flagship devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, and other top manufacturers can now cost hundreds of dollars more than they did just a couple years ago. With extra storage, many of them reach well above $1,000. And with the arrival of foldable phones, which are being priced…

Tesla model Y first ride: 75% the model 3

From The Verge. The Tesla Model Y is Elon Musk’s fifth car ever to hit the road, and the company’s second attempt at a mass-market electric vehicle. Due out in 2020, the long range version will travel 300 miles on single charge, and will sell for $47,000, while the $60,000 performance version will be capable…

Tesla Model Y event in 3 minutes

From The Verge. This is the Tesla Model Y, the electric carmaker’s new compact SUV due out in 2020. It has a range of 300 miles, seating for seven, is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It’s Elon Musk’s fifth car ever to hit the road, and the company’s second…

Samsung Galaxy S10E review: smaller, cheaper, better

From The Verge. The Samsung Galaxy S10E is the smaller variant of the S10 and S10 Plus released this month. It’s 5.8” screen spans edge-to-edge with a hole-punch camera that we’ve seen across this year’s Galaxy S10 lineup. Samsung claims the “e” stands for “essentials,” but there’s a lot more to this phone than just…

This could change Facebook forever

From The Verge. Mark Zuckerberg’s new plan to pivot Facebook privacy means investing most of its energy into groups and messaging products like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It also means Facebook could face new challenges if it’s real: making revenue differently, regulation, and getting banned from countries like China and Russia. Learn more about this…

Video games of the future will build themselves

From The Verge. AI in video games is very different than the AI in self-driving cars, smart home devices, and natural language algorithms. That’s because game developers have been sticking to the basics, but all that is starting to change. Researchers today are incorporating more cutting-edge AI advancements into games. In the future, these tools…

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review: the anti-iPhone

From The Verge. The Galaxy S10 Plus is easily the best Android phone you can buy right now. It took Samsung a few years to hit its stride with high-end hardware, and the past Galaxy S phones have been considerably better, if a bit predictable. This year’s Galaxy S10 family is no different: these are…

Foldable phones at MWC 2019: just the beginning

From The Verge. Foldable phones are just getting started. Here’s what we know so far: the Huawei Mate X, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the Royole FlexPai. It’s already obvious that they’re going to be a big part of our shared technological future. The hype from all corners for them has been deafening, whether you’re…

Nubia Alpha hands-on: bendable phone on your wrist

From The Verge. The Nubia Alpha is a smartwatch with a lot of the functionality of a regular smartphone. With a four inch flexible display, you can use it to do anything from taking photos to typing out SMS messages, although its display gives it some very interesting quirks. Here at MWC 2019, we had…

G8 ThinQ hands-on: LG’s newest flagship

From The Verge. The LG G8 ThinQ is an updated version of the G7 — and it can read your palm. LG’s big upgrade this year is a new front-facing camera that can detect motion for gesture controls, take improved selfies, and use the pattern of veins in your palm to unlock the phone with…

HoloLens 2: inside Microsoft’s new headset

From The Verge. Microsoft is making a new HoloLens headset, called HoloLens 2. But, it’s only getting sold to companies, not consumers. Meant for professionals who work with their hands and not on computers, the new HoloLens has an improved field of view and doesn’t clip as much as the original. Dieter Bohn visited Microsoft’s…

This TCL foldable phone is a sneak peek of 2020

From The Verge. TCL unveiled their foldable phone prototype at Mobile World Congress today. With a 7.2-inch flexible screen, it’s in the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Also, just like the Fold, the TCL prototype is not to be touched or even breathed upon by mere mortals. The company let us lift the glass…

Nokia 9 hands-on: too many cameras?

From The Verge. The Nokia 9 is HMD Global’s new flagship at MWC 2019, and it might be the company’s most ambitious phone yet. With a show-stopping five — count ‘em, five — cameras on the back, this phone officially takes the crown for the most rear cameras ever put on a phone. Read more…

The Huawei Mate X is an untouchable foldable

From The Verge. The Huawei Mate X foldable phone is a thinner 5G rival to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Samsung’s announcement isn’t even a week old yet, and we already have a competitor. Launching at MWC 2019, the Mate X has an 8-inch wraparound OLED display, a folded thickness of 11mm, and a formidable spec…

Oppo put a periscope inside a phone

From The Verge. At MWC 2019, Oppo showed off a new camera system with 10x lossless optical zoom. It works by using three cameras, one of which has a periscope setup inside the body of the phone. It’s only a prototype for now, but Oppo will have it in a phone for sale by the…

Samsung Galaxy Buds hands-on

From The Verge. The Samsung Galaxy Buds were introduced today at the Unpacked event. As Apple’s most direct rival in the consumer hardware business, Samsung introduced the true wireless Galaxy Buds that will cost $129.99 or be bundled with preorders of the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. True wireless earbuds are going to improve drastically…

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active hands-on: bye rotating bezels

From The Verge. The Galaxy Watch Active is the latest watch running Samsung’s proprietary Tizen software, and it will be available for $199.99 when it hits shelves on March 8th. Samsung’s latest smartwatch has dropped the most interesting thing about Samsung smartwatches: the rotating bezels. We just spent some time with the Watch Active, and…

Samsung Galaxy S10 event in 11 minutes

From The Verge. Samsung announced their new Galaxy S lineup with the new S10 and S10 Plus devices today. The company also unveiled the Galaxy Fold, its first foldable smartphone. This was a product Samsung had teased since last fall and worked on for years, with its first prototype dating back to 2012. Read more…

Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup hands-on

From The Verge. Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, with bigger displays, faster processors, bigger batteries, and more cameras than ever before. The S10 pair succeed last year’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, and are also accompanied by a new Galaxy S10E model. Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung’s latest lineup…