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Samsung Unveils its Foldable Smartphone


According to Yonhap News, a Korean news agency, Samsung Electronics will start selling its foldable smartphone in March. Industry sources have mentioned that the electronics giant will also launch its Galaxy S10 phone in February.

Koh Dong-jin, CEO of Samsung, unveiled the company's first foldable phone on the 7th of November, at the U.S. Developer's Conference. The device will reportedly have a huge 7.4-inch screen when unfolded and a standard, 4.6-inch display when folded.


New Surface Go with Integrated LTE is Available


Microsoft has recently added a new configuration to its Surface Go series of tablet/laptop hybrids. According to Ars Technica, consumers will have access to a single LTE variant, while corporate users will have two options to choose from.

The most expensive business model, which costs $829, utilizes Windows 10 Professional, has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage space. Home users will have to pay $679 for a device that features Windows 10 Home, has 8GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 128GB.



Sony Releases the WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones



The company has recently released a new $350 pair of headphones, which makes my trusty old cans look and sound really ugly. They support wired and wireless connections and implement an advanced noise cancellation mechanism that does an amazing job.

WH-1000XM3 uses a new model of 1.57", dome type CCAW Voice coil driver units that have a frequency response which ranges from 4 Hz to 40,000 Hz, way more than what our ears will ever be able to hear. So, if you've got the cash, you owe it to yourself to test these headphones!


5G Antennas and Gadgets are Coming




Okay, so high-gain antennas are already here. And yet, even though antennas like these are optimized for high-density VOIP and/or media streaming, mobile operators haven't launched too many 5G smartphones yet. It's true that next-gen phones such as Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7 and a few more devices are coming soon, and they'll hopefully fill in the gap.

The next generation of cellular technology is supposed to provide greater speeds, enhance coverage and decrease latency. It is known that 4G networks have a latency of about 20 milliseconds, while 5G technologies will be able to send your requests to the network in less than a millisecond.


Turn Your iPad Pro into a MacBook


Accessory maker Brydge has recently posted an interesting tweet. The image shows an iPad Pro accessory which will turn your beloved tablet into a... laptop. It's been demonstrated that some iPads are more powerful than the average notebooks, so it makes sense to build a dock/keyboard like that.

We don't know too many details about the product yet, but it looks like the dock will have an aluminum finish and nicely spaced out keyboard keys. According to Brydge, the device will start shipping in the first quarter of 2019. If you want to find out more, you can sign up for the company's newsletter.


You Plug it in. Then, Currant Helps You Save

power"You've never seen a smart outlet like this before". That's the first phrase that greets you when you visit Currant's website. The company was founded by a former software engineer at PayPal, and its goal is to create devices that help keep our Planet greener by reducing power consumption.

The Currant Smart Outlet records your devices' power usage information, and then, through its companion mobile app, gives you AI-based suggestions that will help save energy. If it detects that you only print 10 pages per month, for example, it may suggest turning off your printer.


Piano Genie Turns Newbies into Talented Composers




Piano Genie is an intelligent controller that maps 8-button input to a full 88-key piano in real time. It's the keyboard equivalent of Guitar Hero, if you will, but it allows people to improvise and get great results, instead of limiting their performance to a fixed repertoire.

The gadget gives its users control over timing and the number of notes that can be played at the same time, but it doesn't allow them to choose which notes are played. Instead, the software picks plausible notes from its AI-trained database, which has been built by examining about 1,400 virtuosic piano performances.


BMW Launches Proprietary Digital Voice Assistant


Most automakers have used the already proven Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Microsoft Cortana APIs to give their automobiles the ability to use voice-controlled features. Still, companies such as Mercedes Benz have chosen to create their own digital voice assistants from scratch, and BMW is now going the same route.

BMW's system will be triggered by "Hey BMW", but the wake-up call can be customized according to the user's desire. It will be able to understand phrases such as "Hey BMW, I'm too cold", bumping up the air conditioning system's temperature as a result.


Discover the World's First Intelligent Listening Guardian


Nakamichi EDGE is a high-quality pair of AI-enhanced, wireless headphones. The advanced artificial intelligence is supposed to unlock never-before-heard audio and instrument details in your music. Not only that, but the "listening guardian" feature monitors audio in real-time, with the goal of preventing any noise-induce hearing loss.

The cans utilize an advanced noise-cancelling system which makes use of four mics to block out the unwanted sounds. They are built using next generation distortion-free, dual-speaker drivers. Battery life can reach an impressive 14 hours, so this is a pair of comfy headphones you don't want to miss!


Toy Robots Teach Kids Precious STEM Skills

robotWonder Workshop, the company behind the amazing dash, dot and cue robots, helps kids of all ages have a lot of fun, while learning useful STEM skills. Their newest creation - cue - was designed for children who want to thinker with their inventions and aren't afraid to learn coding.

The robot has got a customizable personality, can record, and then play back his companion's voice, can send chat messages, is able to detect objects in front of it and behind, includes an accelerometer, a gyroscope and can run for several hours on a full charge. Cue can be programmed using either block-based coding or JavaScript.


Arsenal is an Intelligent Camera Assistant


So, you have purchased an expensive DSLR or mirrorless camera, and yet you can't seem to capture those amazing images you've ever wanted to. Fortunately, it'll be really easy to do that as soon as you start using Arsenal, the world's first digital camera assistant, which can help you take great photos in any conditions.

From now on you will be able to take full control of your camera through an intuitive mobile app which has been trained on thousands of great photos, so it can determine the ideal settings for any of the scenes that you are interested in shooting. Basically, Arsenal helps you take great shots every time.


SpyFinder Locates Undetectable Hidden Cameras


Recently, there have been many reports of hidden cameras in hotels and rental homes. If you are concerned about your privacy when renting a room, SpyFinder is a simple, inexpensive device which uses six bright LED-based strobe lights to discover any hidden camera.

According to its maker, the device can even detect cameras that are turned off, because the bright light will be reflected off the hidden camera lenses, no matter how small they are. SpyFinder has got three different intensity levels, utilizes 2 AA batteries and can easily fit in any pocket.