Eye on A.I.— Why Standards Are Critical to Improving Artificial Intelligence

Improving artificial intelligence to help prevent heart attacks doesn’t just depend on innovation. It also hinges on creating standards, the wonky underpinnings of the technology agreed to by companies and government agencies. For example, the Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas, recently created an A.I. working group made […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Won’t Ship Until June 13. Here’s What You Need to Know

Samsung’s high-profile Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone that received scathing media reviews for problems with its screen will now debut in June, nearly two months later than originally planned. In an email on Wednesday, AT&T, one of Samsung’s carrier partners, told customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold that the device would now ship on June 13. […]

A Broken Galaxy Fold Is Bad for Samsung—and Even Worse for Folding Phones

After a scourge of bad reviews citing broken displays, Samsung has delayed the debut of its Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone. “To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold,” Samsung said in a statement on Monday. “We plan to announce the release date […]

Listen Up: Apple’s AirPods Face Growing List of Challengers

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Just ask Apple about AirPods, its wireless earbuds that it introduced two years ago. Tech news site Thurrott cited sources on Monday who said that Microsoft is working on a rival. The headphones, which could debut later this year, would come with Microsoft’s Cortana virtual personal assistant and […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Your Guide to the $2,000 Smartphone

Samsung wants to welcome you into the Fold–but it will cost you $2,000. Still, the buzz is strong for the company’s new high-priced Galaxy Fold folding smartphone, which goes on sale on April 26. The device, which Samsung unveiled in February, takes aim at conventional flat smartphones, like Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s own Galaxy S10. […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold Preorders: Get Ready to Sign Up to Line Up

Samsung is so sure their foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will be popular that they’ve set up a short obstacle course of a preorder system. Starting April 12, Samsung is taking reservations for preorders. Yes, you read that right: reservations for preorders. You won’t actually be preordering the phone tomorrow, you’ll just be making a […]

Foldable Phone Sales Won’t Open to Big Numbers, Analysts Say

The top Android phone makers showed off foldable models at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona this year. But are the devices, featuring reader-friendly large screens that fold to fit in a pants pocket, the next big thing or just a minor niche? Considering the phones’ high prices and emerging questions about durability, the […]

Apple and Samsung’s Pricey Phone Strategies Run Head On Into Reality

In recent years, Apple and Samsung have both raised prices on their high-end phones. These days, their devices can cost more than monthly rent in many large U.S. cities. Last year’s Apple iPhone XS Max tops out at almost $1,450. Meanwhile, Samsung’s new Galaxy S10+ can cost as much as $1,600. As a result, phone […]