by on January 19, 2020
Back in 2018, Instagram launched its longform video brand IGTV. We're less than a month into 2020 and maybe the most prominent way to access IGTV is going away. TechCrunch reported Saturday that Instagram would remove the IGTV button that appears at the top right corner of users' home screens in the main Instagram app. The reason? Nobody was voluntarily tapping that button, an Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch. ...
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by on January 9, 2020
It only took seven days, but we've got the first big tech fight of 2020 on our hands. While the entire tech world is in Las Vegas for CES, Sonos sued Google for patent infringement, The New York Times reported. The speaker company claims Google stole Sonos tech to power its own popular wireless speakers, after the two corporations started working together in 2013.  As the Times pointed out, Google had not yet started producing its own speakers at that point. Sonos gave Google a close look ...
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by on January 8, 2020
Samsung used CES to reveal a revolution in ball technology. Ballie is a rolling robot that follows you around — kind of like BB-8, but the size of a softball. According to Samsung, it can be used to patrol your home, its camera searching for burglars. That camera can also be used to capture "special moments," said Sebastian Seung, executive vice president at Samsung Electronics. Moments like your grandmother's bewildered face as a robot ball follows her to the bathroom in the middle of the ni...
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by on January 5, 2020
Samsung announced Friday that it's launching cheaper versions of its flagship Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones. No price details or release dates were given for the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite. Samsung wasn't exactly generous with details, promising "key premium features" found in other Samsung phones at an "accessible price point." That, of course, means nice cameras The S10 Lite, for instance, has a wide-angle camera, macro lens, and 123-degree ultra-wide lens. The big new feature is c...
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by on January 2, 2020
One of Apple's great virtues is its predictability. The company's annual routine hasn't changed all that much in the last five years or so, meaning fans can plan their purchases (and journalists can plan their coverage) weeks or months in advance, even without knowing every specific detail about every announcement. As such, we have a decent idea of what to expect from Apple in the new year, even if we haven't seen the fine print yet. We'll almost certainly get some combination of new iPhones,...
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by on December 30, 2019
Samsung appears to be developing the world's first 5G tablet. The  Galaxy Tab S6, according to SamMobile, will undergo some tweaks in order to offer compatibility with next-generation wireless networks. Rather than an insider obtaining the information, Samsung accidentally published a listing for the 'Galaxy Tab S6 5G' on its website. The listing is light on details, but it at least confirms what the South Korean company has in the pipeline. Known by model number SM-T866, the Galaxy Tab S6 5G...
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