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This ain’t it, chief [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie deliver a thorough recap of the most significant announcements from MWC. In addition to the innie vs. outie foldable concepts from Samsung and Huawei, they identify which version of the Galaxy S10 will appeal to which users.

They also look at the (possibly DOA) LG G8 and V50, three new Xperia phones from Sony that show the company putting up a strong fight, plus the bargain priced but decked out cameras  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone to launch in November, says Samsung’s mobile chief

Remember Samsung’s foldable smartphone that has been rumored forever? Well according to the company’s mobile division CEO DJ Koh, who recently talked to CNBC, the device will finally make a debut during Samsung’s Developer Conference. The event is scheduled to take place between November 7 and 8 in San Francisco.

Koh also went on to confirm rumors that the phone will be usable while in a folded state. What’s more, he revealed that users will have to unfold the device  [Read More…]

DOJ Antitrust Chief likely won’t block the T-Mobile and Sprint merger

It looks like the merger may happen after all.

The Sprint and T-Mobile merger is expected to be completed by mid-2019, but before that happens, it needs to get approval from the proper government officials/agencies. We still have a ways to go, but at least according to the Antitrust Chief, the Department of Justice won’t give the merger much of a hassle.

According to Bloomberg, DOJ Antitrust Chief Makan Delrahim says the T-Mobile and Sprint merger isn’t  [Read More…]

Google’s chief of AI is now working for Apple

This is a big win for Apple.

Artificial intelligence has become Google’s bread and butter over the last few years, and one of the brains leading the company’s charge in this direction has been John Giannandrea. However, John’s now leaving Google and has accepted a new position at Apple.

According to The New York Times, Gianandrea will be leading Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy” and be one of just 16 people that report to Tim Cook  [Read More…]

Google’s Chief Game Designer leaves company, wants to actually design games again

Sometimes you realise it’s just time to move on.

Noah Falstein has left his post as Google’s Chief Game Designer after four years with the company, making the announcement official in a post on his blog. Falstein explains that he’s leaving because “the opportunity to actually build the big, consequential games” had “failed to materialize”.

While you might be thinking “Why would Google design games themselves?”, keep in mind the historical context at the time of Falstein’s  [Read More…]

Samsung chief arrested in South Korea over bribing charges

Samsung Group’s de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is facing jail time over bribery charges in presidential scandal.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman and heir-apparent to Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday morning in South Korea on bribery charges linked to a presidential corruption probe. Last month, a Korean special prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Lee, but a judge ultimately turned down the request. This time around, the judge granted the arrest after “new  [Read More…]

Hail to the Chief with these Presidential wallpapers

Presidents Day is about more than selling mattresses.

Though it may be called different things around the country, Presidents Day is a celebration of our nation’s founder George Washington and the Presidents that have followed in his footsteps. It is a day to brush up on our history, a day to celebrate our unique American experience… and yeah, it’s another excuse for car dealerships and mattress stores to push some product the American capitalist way. In the  [Read More…]

Making the Porsche Mate 9: A conversation with Porsche Design and Huawei’s Chief Design Officers

Joon-Suh Kim and Roland Heiler on their companies’ partnership, and the first Huawei/Porsche Design product — the new Mate 9.

An unexpected arrival alongside the regular Huawei Mate 9, the curvy, ridiculously-specced Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is supposed to represent the peak of smartphone technology and design. With a curved screen, pitch-black anodized aluminum rear, a 4,000mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, this phone would turn heads even without a major luxury  [Read More…]

Google security chief says the Pixels are as secure as the iPhone

It seems to be common knowledge today that if you want a secure device in your life you should buy an iPhone and not an Android device. But, Google Security Director – Adrian Ludwig has a very different view of things. In a recent interview with Motherboard during the O’Reilly Security Conference, Mister Ludwig assured

Android security chief: There’s no doubt Google Pixel is as secure as the iPhone

We’ve been saying it for years, but Android’s director of security, Adrian Ludwig, put it on the record.

At the O’Reilly Security Conference in New York City, Ludwig told Motherboard that there’s no doubt that the Google Pixel and the iPhone are on par when it comes to security. “For almost all threat models…they are nearly identical in terms of their platform-level capabilities.”

He added, “In the long term, the open ecosystem of Android is going to  [Read More…]