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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 fires first salvo against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 'Infinity' display, AR...

    My initial impression is this new Samsung phone is 2-3 years ahead of where the latest iPhone is. The features I like the most are when the device is able to recognize real world objects, and then offer the option to purchase those objects, when the phone can connect to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and 5 hours of use with a 5 minute charge.

    I have been anti-Samsung for years, but will switch to Samsung in 2018 if:

    1. The iPhone doesn't compete this Fall in looks, and the above noted features

    2. The iPhone doesn't physically connect to a "dummy" laptop, and then offer a similar experience to macOS (windows, file hierarchy, etc.)

    3. Samsung releases a device with their own OS. I refuse to use the Android OS where almost everything done on the phone is tracked by Google, and where OS updates are rare

    4. The Samsung phone doesn't explode on an airplane
  • New microchip could bring portable spectroscopy to iPhone, Apple Watch

    bobroo said:
    Thanks for this bright, optimistic news on a day when our environment is taking a beating with mere signatures,
    I'm assuming you are upset about the potential pipeline environmental issues. Technology like this will help.

    This chip could empower millions of people to know exactly what is in their consumable water, marshes, rivers, oceans, food, etc.

    If a government or corporation does cheat the public like they did in the Flynt Michigan water crisis then those officials will be caught, convicted and thrown into prison for many years. Poisining and shortening the lifespan of thousands of people is tantamount to mass murder. 

    There are additinal use cases where this technology will be useful. Food is a huge one: abnormal amounts of pesticides in fruits and vegtables, rotten eggs, etc. How about inconsistent or out-of-date prescription medicine, or unregulated vitamins?

    Spectrometers built into mobile devices will help keep officials, pharmacists and corporate officers honest, and improve the quality of life on Earth. It's a huge step in the right direction.
  • Fire breaks out at Samsung factory responsible for Note 7 battery production

    Does this mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be delayed even further?

    Maybe they need to redesign the device.
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  • Apple's Siri-based Echo competitor to carry premium price, feature high-end audio with 1 w...

    Siri is so 2001ish. Their new voice assistant will be called HalTim: