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Samsung's Galaxy S10 provides a sneak peek at WiFi's future

5:25 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10+ have a lot going for them; their luscious OLED displays, the in-screen fingerprint reader, and they each have three rear-facing camera lenses. Another interesting feature on both these phones (as well as on the lower-end...

Pinterest blocks some searches to curb anti-vaccination myths

5:24 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Social networks have made a number of efforts to halt the spread of anti-vaccination myths, but Pinterest recently took things a step further: it's curbing all talk about vaccination. The site has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that it blocked...

NASA's free interactive photo book shows the abstract beauty of Earth

4:23 pm PST, February 20, 2019

NASA just released 168 pages of stunning images showing the planet's atmosphere, water, land, ice and snow from a satellite's perspective. For $53, you can buy a hardcover version of the book, simply titled Earth. Or you can accept the unavoidable tr...

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active hands-on: Ready for the gym

3:20 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung's updated watch is a stripped-down version of what came before it. Amid all the four (four?!) new phones Samsung paraded out at its Unpacked event, the Galaxy Watch Active is Samsung's newest smartwatch, with a design that feels less aggr...

Samsung’s 2019 ‘Unpacked’ event by the numbers

3:00 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Welp, that's 90 minutes we're never getting back. In a lackluster announcement event held in San Francisco on Wednesday, Samsung execs stumbled their way through repeated applause breaks to tell the world about the company's newest needless mobile de...

Samsung CEO says the Galaxy Home speaker will arrive by April

2:49 pm PST, February 20, 2019

While the Samsung Galaxy Home was nowhere to be seen at the company's Galaxy Unpacked event held today, the smart speaker apparently has not been forgotten. DJ Koh, vice chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, told CNET that the company plans to lau...

Disney, Nestle pull YouTube ads in uproar over child videos

2:40 pm PST, February 20, 2019

YouTube is still grappling with predatory comments on child videos, and it's once again facing the consequences. Bloomberg has learned that Disney, Fortnite creator Epic Games, Nestle and Oetker have "paused" spending on YouTube ads after video blo...

The S10 has a Bixby button, but it can be remapped to open any app

2:30 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung's newest, shiniest phones, the Galaxy S10 line, come with a Bixby button just like the company's previous devices, but this time around, there's a twist: The key is completely customizable. S10 owners can remap the Bixby button to open any ap...

The biggest news from Samsung's Galaxy S10 event

2:26 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung's 2019 Galaxy Unpacked event was... well, packed. Excuse the cheeky wordplay, but the company introduced four variants of the Galaxy S10 smartphone today. And that's not to mention the wild, aspirational and incredibly expensive Galaxy Fo...

Russia will fly two space tourists to the ISS in late 2021

2:07 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Russia has flown just seven tourists to space since 2001, but it's about to expand that number in the near future. The country's space agency, Roscosmos, has signed a deal with Space Adventures to carry two "spaceflight participants" (read: tourists)...

Twitter's improved conversations are now in public beta

2:00 pm PST, February 20, 2019

During CES last month, we had an early look at Twitter's plans to change how it displays replies as part of its drive to improve conversations and make them easier to follow. As of today, you can apply to join Twitter's "conversations prototype testi...

MLB cracks down on high-tech sign stealing

1:43 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Major League Baseball (MLB) has a sign stealing problem and it believes cameras and technology are to blame. According to Sports Illustrated, the league is banning all cameras that aren't used for broadcasting and cracking down on in-stadium video us...

Syfy cancels George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’

1:21 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Nightflyers, the space drama based on George R.R. Martin's 1980 novella, could be grounded for good. Just a few months after Syfy released all 10 episodes simultaneously in an attempt to appeal to binge viewers, the network has chosen to forgo a seco...

Samsung's Galaxy S10e isn't the start of a cheaper flagship revolution

1:00 pm PST, February 20, 2019

The Galaxy S10e is one of the more interesting announcements to come out of Samsung's Unpacked event. Not that it was a surprise, with rumors as far back as October signaling its existence. Nor is it actually that unexpected. Product prices are infla...

Galaxy S10+ vs. the competition: The cameras are just the beginning

12:50 pm PST, February 20, 2019

The S10+ isn't pushing any boundaries with the size of its 6.4-inch display: However, it is the company's first dynamic AMOLED screen. And it really stands out with its new triple rear camera setup. However, that's not all that distinguishes Samsung'...

Galaxy S10 vs. the competition: Three is the magic number

12:40 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy S10 is here and it sits in a rather odd place — it's actually in the middle of four siblings announced today. But it still boasts the same three-camera setup as the larger S10+ and S10 5G. With a 6.1-inch screen it cuts an impo...

You can now block Facebook's background location tracking on Android

12:37 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Facebook announced today that it is adding a new privacy control that allows Android users to turn off location tracking when they aren't using the app. The change comes just days after a report that Facebook used location data to monitor interns and...

Samsung's new smartwatch is focused on fitness

12:13 pm PST, February 20, 2019

At Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, the tech giant announced a new smartwatch designed for those who maintain active lifestyles. The Galaxy Watch Active, an update to the company's flagship Galaxy Watch smartwatch, adds new fitness tracking features...

The Galaxy S10 has a dedicated Instagram photo mode

12:12 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones have a whole bunch of cameras, so what better what to make use of them than by quickly sharing your selfies to Instagram? The camera app has a built-in Instagram mode which lets you slap stickers and music on your photos,...

Bixby Routines promise to turn the S10 into a precog

12:09 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung's AI assistant, Bixby, is getting an update on the shiny-new Galaxy S10 with Bixby Routines, a feature that learns your habits to preemptively launch apps or settings when you're most likely to need them. For instance, getting into your car c...

The Galaxy S10 will get its own version of Adobe Premiere Rush

12:00 pm PST, February 20, 2019

Samsung is making a big play for video creators who don't want the friction of having to go back to their computers to edit their clips. At the company's Galaxy S10 event, the company announced that a custom version of Adobe's Premiere Rush will be c...

Samsung's more affordable Galaxy S10e will cost $750

11:50 am PST, February 20, 2019

If you like the Galaxy S10 but find the two standard models to be overkill, you're in luck. Samsung has unveiled its rumored Galaxy S10e, delivering most of the regular S10's features in a more affordable package. You'll have a smaller 5.8-inch displ...

The Galaxy S10 features Samsung's first dynamic AMOLED screen

11:45 am PST, February 20, 2019

As this story breaks, Samsung is in the midst of unveiling its latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S10 and S10+. (Plus that foldable phone you may have heard about.) Since we saw the phone ahead of the event, we have hands-on impressions already on th...

Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10+ arrive on March 8th starting at $900

11:37 am PST, February 20, 2019

To the surprise of literally no one, Samsung just announced the Galaxy S10 and S10+, the company's latest pair of flagship smartphones. While last year's S9 was a rather iterative update, the Galaxy S10 series is notably different than what we've see...