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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

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

How the Samsung Galaxy S10 measures up in opposition to the iPhone XS and the Pixel 3

Where the Samsung Galaxy S9 phones last year felt mostly iterative, the latest S10 devices are some of the company’s biggest changes yet, with the company’s modus operandi being to win over customers that didn’t shell out for an upgrade last year.
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

You can remap the Bixby button on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 to do no matter you need

Samsung will allow buyers of its new Galaxy S10 smartphones to use the Bixby key to open whatever app they want. The Verge has confirmed that with the S10, the company has added settings that allow you to customize the button beyond what has been allowed previously. You can assign the Bixby button to open a third-party app with either a single or double press of the button.
February 21, 2019

Dementia Prevented by Hobbies Like Reading and Singing, Scientists Believe

Keeping hobbies in middle age could prevent dementia as we get older, scientists believe. Physical and cognitive activities such as reading books, visiting art exhibitions, gardening, being a member of a club, attending church and singing in a choir were among those linked to a lower risk of developing the neurodegenerative disorder which currently affects millions of Americans.
February 21, 2019

Samsung’s Bixby now understands British English, Spanish, German, and Italian

Samsung’s voice assistant Bixby now knows British English, German, Italian, and Spanish from Spain. That’s over double the number of languages it supported before — only three — American English, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese.
February 21, 2019

The 5 largest bulletins from the Samsung Galaxy S10 Unpacked occasion

Samsung announces a new Galaxy S phone in the first half of every year, so while it’s no surprise that we would get an official look at 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.
February 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders on Trump Labeling Him ‘Crazy’: We Have a ‘Racist, Sexist, Xenophobe and Fraud’ as President

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has already found himself immersed in a back-and-forth feud with the president—just two days into his campaign.
February 21, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10 retains the headphone jack alive

Samsung is keeping the headphone jack alive in its latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and even in the smaller S10E. All of the latest Galaxy S10 phones have 3.5mm headphone jacks so you won’t need a dongle or Bluetooth headphones or earbuds to listen to music.