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February 21, 2019

Microsoft is placing a HoloLens app on Android this spring

Microsoft is pushing its Windows Mixed Reality platform, which has so far been limited to virtual reality and HoloLens headsets, onto mobile phones. The company is launching an Android-based version of its HoloLens remote assistance app this spring, as well as an iOS-only tool for previewing products. Unlike lots of phone-based augmented reality, neither tool is aimed at consumers. And there’s no sign that Microsoft is backing away from its HoloLens headset. But this move signals that less futuristic mobile AR is increasingly important to the company.
February 21, 2019

Waltham-based seltzer firm Spindrift asks: Why no lime emoji?

A local seltzer company has teamed up with actress Kristen Bell on what is clearly the social media issue of our day: the lack of a lime emoji.
February 21, 2019

Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench in public session

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back on the Supreme Court bench on Tuesday, eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer.
February 21, 2019

'The Masked Singer' Secrets Revealed: Costume & Security Protocol–Contestants Have 'More Security Than The President'

It may be speculated that The Masked Singer is completely staged and everyone involved already knows the identity of the masked celebrity; however, host Nick Cannon revealed Tuesday just how much work goes into keeping the secret identities on lockdown. 
February 21, 2019

Former College Student Arrested For Allegedly Using iPhone App He Developed To Deal Drugs, Authorities Say

An 18-year-old college student has been indicted on charges of selling drugs via a smartphone app.According to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California, Collin Howard was arrested on Feb. 15 by campus police at the University of California Santa Cruz after Howard met with an undercover officer from Homeland Security Investigations to allegedly sell the cop more than 5 grams of methamphetamine. He was charged with four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute, two for cocaine and two for methamphetamine.
February 21, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: two price range flagships in contrast

Along with the new $899 Samsung Galaxy S10 and $999 Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung is introducing a slightly more budget-friendly phone: the Galaxy S10E. While not the most surprising thing ever, following the release of Apple’s popular iPhone XR in late 2018, it’s encouraging that Samsung isn’t entirely pushing high-end smartphones out of reach.
February 21, 2019

Samsung’s imaginative and prescient of tomorrow’s telephones doesn’t embrace the headphone jack

The Galaxy Fold was the most exciting announcement at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event by a long shot. While the new S10 and its variants look like top-tier phones, it was the Fold that captured everyone’s imagination. As Samsung CEO DJ Koh proudly declared at the event, the Fold “sets this industry on a new path.” And apparently, it’s a path that — unlike the rest of the phones Samsung announced today — doesn’t include a 3.5mm headphone jack.
February 21, 2019

Hands-on with Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung just spent 90 minutes talking about its new Galaxy S10 phones that are coming out this year, including a folding model, but it also dropped information on a new smartwatch in its line of Galaxy wearables. 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. We just spent some brief time with the Watch Active, and here’s what you need to know: it’s light. It feels almost unnaturally light.
February 21, 2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Home sensible speaker will launch by April

After announcing it last summer, Samsung is nearing the release of its Bixby Home smart speaker. The device, meant to compete with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod, and Sonos speakers, will launch by April. That’s according to co-CEO DJ Koh, who spoke to CNET today.
February 21, 2019

Apple’s secretive self-driving automobile mission is beginning to come into focus

One of the words that’s most commonly associated with Apple’s self-driving car program is “secretive.” Unlike most of its competitors, Apple has been frustratingly tight-lipped regarding the self-driving cars it’s testing in California. On Wednesday, the company had an opportunity to pull back the curtain on the so-called “Project Titan” with the release of its voluntary safety report to federal regulators. But, unsurprisingly, the smartphone giant is still keeping the most tantalizing details under wraps.