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Foldable Samsung smartphones ‘break’ after just two days

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By Andy Hayes, news reporter Examples of Samsung’s new foldable smartphone have broken after just two days, according to reviewers. Journalists said their handsets were “unusable” 48 hours after receiving them. The Galaxy Fold – similar in size to a normal smartphone when closed – opens out to form a tablet-sized device. The screen on Read More

Samsung’s folding phone breaks for reviewers

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Earlier this week, Samsung sent out its remarkable new folding smartphone to a number of media outlets, including the BBC. Perhaps now it wishes it hadn’t. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman: The Verge’s Dieter Bohn: CNBC’s Steve Kovach: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. We’re still waiting on a statement from Samsung about this. But it’s a Read More

Samsung gets reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, raising specter of Note 7 fiasco

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NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone, raising the prospect of a less-then-smooth entry for the splashy $1,980 handset. FILE PHOTO: The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ & art historian’s laser scans may prove critical to Notre Dame restoration

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As France and the wider world mourns the blaze that gutted the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, speculation is growing online that help in rebuilding the national treasure may come from the unlikeliest of places: a video game. French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the devastated building, even as some 400 firefighters were still battling Read More

Netanyahu has snake-charmed Israel for a decade, but have voters had enough of ‘King Bibi’?

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If he wins Tuesday’s election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. But as his tricks have grown hoarier and his persona more outsize than Trump himself, he risks becoming a self-caricature. Final polls on Friday showed that his right-wing coalition was favored to reach the magic number of the 61 seats Read More

Disaster in the making: Another dam in Brazil on verge of IMMINENT collapse

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Another dam operated by the Brazilian mining giant Vale is in imminent danger of collapse and has been assessed at the highest level of threat. The warning comes two months after a deadly dam burst that killed over 200 people. On Friday, the tailings dam attracted the highest, ‘third level’ of threat, according to the Read More

‘Total elimination’ of ISIS in Syria? US-backed forces confirm, Damascus calls it a bluff

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The Kurdish-led and US-back Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that they crushed the last remaining pocket of jihadist resistance in Syria. Damascus earlier dismissed the celebratory news as a “bluff.” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) suffered “total elimination” and “a 100 percent territorial defeat,” SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali announced on Saturday. The news came after Read More

Texas, Alaska viewpoints stress growth and innovation at final day of CERAWeek

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By Kurt Abraham, Editor-in-Chief on 3/17/2019 United State Senator for Texas John Cornyn. Photo: The Senator’s Facebook page. Common themes of bountiful resources and expanding oil and gas production were sounded by a Texas senator and the Alaskan governor on the final day, Friday March 15, of the five-day CERAWeek conference in Houston. Sen. John Read More

Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store

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Apple has replied to claims by Spotify that App store policies gave it an “unfair advantage”. Spotify made its comments as it filed an official anti-trust complaint against Apple in Europe saying it “limited” consumer choice. Apple took the unusual step of replying via a public statement clarifying how the App store worked and the Read More