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Whatever we believe we know about Samsung’s next foldable phone

Samsung’s next Unpacked event, where the company is expected to announce its next flagship phones, is taking place on February 11th, and the rumor mill has already given us a pretty good idea of what to expect. A follow-up to the Galaxy S10 series (apparently called the Galaxy S20) seems like a lock. But rumors…

Little America evaluation: little ideas about the immigrant experience

According to its Apple TV Plus webpage, Little America is “an anthology of funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories about the lives of immigrants in the United States.” Its first season, released this month on the streaming service, is a collection of eight half-hour stories about immigrants who are trying to make it in…

How robots will repair or damage satellites in orbit

These days, building and launching your own satellite means creating a sophisticated piece of technology — and then flinging it into space where you’ll never see it again. That means if anything breaks on the satellite, there’s not much you can do to fix it. “Once you launch a mission, as soon as it leaves…

AI-powered robotic pickers will be the next huge work revolution in warehouses

Right now, in a warehouse not far from Berlin, a bright yellow robot is leaning over a conveyor, picking items out of crates with the assurance of a chicken pecking grain. The robot itself doesn’t look that unusual, but what makes it special are its eyes and brain. With the help of a six-lens camera…

The Scroll membership service is an innovative web innovation hack

Welcome back to Processor, a newsletter about computers and also sometimes other things. You are probably expecting me to spend several paragraphs making fun of Google for creating yet another messaging product, as The Information reported yesterday. Not gonna do it: it’s enterprise-focused and from what I can tell about Google’s cloud business right now,…

Nintendo Change overtakes SNES with more than 52 million sold

Nintendo had its strongest Switch quarter ever this holiday season, moving 10.81 million units to reach a total of 52.48 million sold as of the end of 2019. That means it’s now overtaken the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to become Nintendo’s third best-selling home console of all time behind the Wii and the NES. The…

Super Bowl 2020: How to enjoy the huge game online

Super Bowl 2020 is happening on February 2nd. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the NFL championship, Demi Lovato will sing the anthem, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will co-host the halftime show, and companies will air their best ads of the year. You can catch all the action for…

Huawei P40 Pro leakage displays five-camera bump and ceramic body

New renders from Evan “Evleaks” Blass give us what may well be our best look yet at Huawei’s next flagship phone. This is the P40 Pro, according to Blass, who says that the phone will make use of ceramic in its build. As with a previous leak, it looks like the front glass and back…

BT partners with Google to bundle totally free Arena with broadband handle the UK

BT is partnering with Google to launch broadband plans in the UK that come with access to the Stadia cloud gaming service. It’s a first for Europe, allowing BT to offer a free Google Stadia Premiere Edition with broadband deals direct to consumers. BT, the biggest ISP in the UK, is planning to offer the…

YouTuber turns the GameCube Change Joy-Cons of our dreams into truth

For practically as long as the Nintendo Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers has existed, fans have been mocking up and wishing for Joy-Con-style GameCube controllers to use with the portable console. But hardware mod YouTuber Shank did more than just dream: he spent months turning the idea into reality, combining Joy-Con internals with original…

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