Why the Samsung Galaxy Fold often feels like a missed opportunity

By now, Samsung fans and detractors alike know everything there is to know about the Galaxy Fold. To recap, it was unveiled and then delayed due to some pretty obvious issues. To its credit, Samsung took the time to see what needed fixing and did that in order to get …

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Galaxy S11 camera layout brings the end of a signature Samsung design

The very first CAD renders of the Galaxy S11 were leaked online today. They have given us a good idea of what Samsung’s flagship smartphone might look like. One of the biggest design changes has been made at the back. It appears that the Galaxy S11 will feature a new …

Why Samsung should pursue a clamshell foldable phone in 2020

The clamshell form factor is going to make a comeback in the wake of flexible display technology, and at SDC 2019, Samsung hinted that it is at least considering this design language for a future foldable device, possibly even for next year. Motorola already unveiled its first device based on …

2100 euros, but don’t expect Samsung to care much about your Galaxy Fold

Some of you might be surprised by reading that title. It’s not something you would normally expect to read on SamMobile. It may even be considered rude on some level but we feel that this reaction is justified now. We are sounding the alarm for the Galaxy Fold, the most …

Technology Will Keep Us From Running Out of Stuff

Thirty years from now, we’ll need to feed, clothe, shelter, and otherwise provide for 2 billion more people. Human-caused global warming is going to make these tasks challenging as it produces more deserts, droughts, heatwaves, and other stresses. Even so, I believe we’ll easily meet our challenges and take better …

I think Samsung should not let the physical smartwatch bezel die

It’s been more than a year since Samsung abandoned the physical smartwatch bezel design, and the company launched two smartwatch models in the meantime, neither of which count as direct Galaxy Watch successors. Likewise, many months have passed since I last touched the 2018 Galaxy Watch, but I got to play …

The NFL’s Helmet Tests Are Brainless

Since 2012 the NFL has been running simulations to test helmets, which manufacturers submit to on a voluntary basis. Researchers on contract with the NFL mount the helmet to a dummy head (outfitted with an accelerometer to measure head movement at impact) and then strike it with a helmet-shaped dome …

It’s time for a little less hate and a little more love for the Galaxy Fold

The Galaxy Fold has been finding it difficult to shake off the negative perception. That’s because the device got off to a rocky start. Samsung had to recall the initial review units because of some very obvious issues that needed fixing. Since then, many have relegated the Galaxy Fold to …

Sorry to say this, fellows, but I don’t trust your Galaxy Fold tests

The Galaxy Fold flaunts a brand new form factor, and as far as the exterior design goes, this is the first device of its kind to enter uncharted territories. The biggest question surrounding Samsung’s first foldable phone is just how durable it is, and to this end, our boss Danny …

My Galaxy Fold owning colleagues are making me jealous for one reason

Back when the Galaxy Fold was first unveiled, and a couple of weeks before it was supposed to go on sale, SamMobile HQ in the Netherlands received a review unit of Samsung’s foldable phone. It was just one device, and our boss Danny was the one who had the privilege …

States Should Monitor Methane to Meet Climate Goals

Scientists have made it clear: To prevent calamitous climate change fallout in our lifetimes, we have to take bold action. With the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposed rollback on the regulation of methane emissions, it’s also clear that states can’t rely on the federal government right now to act responsibly. …

I think the Galaxy Fold is a true ‘halo phone’ deserving of some slack

I’m less annoyed about the Galaxy Fold’s relatively fragile nature than I thought I would be, and for the past few days I kept asking myself “why?” As a commercially-available device, it deserves scrutiny and criticism, so what’s different about the Galaxy Fold that makes me feel like its lack …

The Galaxy Note 10 has me spoiled for crazy fast battery charging

As someone who changes phones on a regular basis in order to review them as part of his job description, my experience varies between the best Samsung has to offer and the most boring devices it makes. Boring devices have become less common this year, thanks to the new Galaxy …

Hey Samsung, why can’t I buy the Galaxy Note 10’s 45W charger in my country?

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have blazing fast charging speeds with the 25W fast charger that comes bundled in the box. After years of waiting, Galaxy fans finally saw Samsung move to faster charging tech on its flagships, and the company went all the way and then some …

Why We Need Brain Scan Data Guidelines

Your brain is a lot like your DNA. It is, arguably, everything that makes you uniquely you. Some types of brain scans are a lot like DNA tests. They may reveal what diseases you have (Parkinson’s, certainly; depression-possibly), what happened in your past (drug abuse, probably; trauma, maybe), or even …

Big Ag Is Sabotaging Progress on Climate Change

But agribusiness, under the banner of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, lobbies governments to subsidize expanding fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and commercial seeds. In Malawi, for example, 40 to 60 percent of the government’s agricultural budget funds these subsidies for farmers to purchase commercial products they otherwise couldn’t afford. …

What Consumers Can Expect From Apple in 2019

Since the early days when Steve Jobs headed Apple, the global technology corporation has supported educational initiatives. Today, company officials host various educational technology events around the world. In addition, Apple offers educational discounts for some of their products. In 2010, Apple made a big push in the education sector …