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Samsung Galaxy S9 focuses on the camera

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Spencer Kelly gets hands on with the Galaxy S9 New and improved camera capabilities are the main thrust of Samsung’s pitch for its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and larger S9+. The handsets gain a super-slow-motion facility designed to make it easy to extend key moments of action. They also gain a type of lens that should improve low-light photography. Samsung’s sales rose in 2017 […]

Nokia reveals 'unbendable' 8 Sirocco and Matrix 8110

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: New Nokia’s include an ‘unbendable’ flagship and a retro slider An Android smartphone billed as being almost impossible to bend by hand has been added to Nokia’s line-up, alongside a simpler slider model that plays on nostalgia for the 1990s. The flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco features a steel frame and lays claim to being one of the toughest models on the market. Meanwhile, the 8110 revives […]

Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: The new smell-sensing CAT smartphone dares to look different Is smartphone hardware treading water while industrial designers wait for bendy screens and other flexible, futuristic components to make more radical models possible? And will sales continue to decline until they do? Samsung is casting a long shadow over this year’s Mobile World Congress. The technology industry get-together in Barcelona is set to be dominated by the […]

Steve Jobs: Apple founder's 1973 job application going on sale

Image copyright Getty/RR AuctionImage caption Steve Jobs’ aspirations are shown in 1973 job application A 1973 job application filled out by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is expected to sell for $50,000 (£36,000). The questionnaire, filled out by Jobs three years before starting the company that would make him billions, is riddled with spelling errors. The one-page document shows Jobs’ aspirations in technology before breaking into the industry. He listed his special abilities as […]

Trump says violent video games 'shape' young minds

Image copyright Activision President Trump has vowed to “do something” about the violence in games and films watched by younger people. In a meeting at the White House on school safety, President Trump said the violence played a role in shaping the way people saw the world. The meeting was held the week after a school shooting in Florida in which 17 people died. Many experts say research has not demonstrated a link between video […]

BT told to share poles for ultrafast fibre internet

Image copyright Getty Images BT must make it easier for rival internet providers to use its telegraph poles, telecoms regulator Ofcom says. Ofcom has published a list of new measures to make it cheaper for companies to install ultrafast full fibre broadband infrastructure. Connecting homes directly to the fibre network delivers much faster internet speeds than copper cables. Rivals Talk Talk and Hyperoptic welcomed the announcement. BT said it was “considering the implications”. What are […]

Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat – and Wall Street panics

Image copyright Getty Images Reality TV star Kylie Jenner wiped $1.3bn (£1bn) off Snap’s stock market value after tweeting that she no longer used its Snapchat messaging app. Celebrity Kim Kardashian’s half-sister posted: “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.” Snap’s shares sank after Ms Jenner’s tweet about Snapchat’s re-design to her 24.5 million Twitter followers. One million people signed a petition demanding Snap […]

SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

Image copyright SPACEXImage caption The early morning launch had to go off at a very specific time SpaceX launched again on Thursday – this time to put a Spanish radar satellite above the Earth. But there was a lot of interest also in the mission’s secondary payloads – a couple of spacecraft the Californian rocket company will use to trial the delivery of broadband from orbit. SpaceX has big plans in this area. By sometime […]

Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Redbox has thousands of movie rental booths around the US Disney has lost a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films. Redbox bought Disney movies on DVD to offer for rental in its kiosks. The DVDs were often bundled with a code to download a copy of the film. Disney requested an injunction to stop the practice, saying that Redbox had no business […]

Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Elon Musk has said AI is humanity’s biggest threat Technology billionaire Elon Musk has quit the board of the research group he co-founded to look into the ethics of artificial intelligence. In a blog post, OpenAI said the decision had been taken to avoid any conflict of interest as Mr Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, became “more focused on AI”. He has been one of AI’s most vocal critics, stressing the […]

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