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Samsung Galaxy Fold release date: the fixed version will launch in...

News Samsung Galaxy Fold release date: the fixed version will launch in September (Image credit: TechRada) The Samsung Galaxy Fold – the ambitious, albeit expensive first major foldable phone – has a new release date window: September, five months after it faced reliability setbacks and a recall.Its comeback story is destined to begin in 'select…

Samsung says it has fixed the Galaxy Fold, will release it...

Samsung has announced today that it has made “improvements” to protect the Galaxy Fold’s screen and will begin selling it soon. Four months after the company delayed the retail launch of the folding phone, Samsung now says the Galaxy Fold will be available for purchase at an unspecified date in September. The price is expected…

Dish reportedly reaches deal with T-Mobile and Sprint to become the...

The deal that’s viewed as critical to T-Mobile and Sprint getting the thumbs-up for their merger is apparently done. Bloomberg is reporting that satellite TV provider Dish has reached an agreement with the two carriers that will see it acquire “prepaid businesses” (meaning Boost Mobile) for $1.5 billion and spectrum assets for another $3.5 billion.…

Samsung readies Galaxy Fold for September launch

When it was unveiled on stage, the Galaxy Fold was heralded as the next big thing. Samsung seeded units to reviews and prepared for launch. And then a funny thing happened on the way to a smartphone paradigm shift: it started breaking. Multiple review units were sent back to Samsung with busted screens. It was…

SpaceX untethered StarHopper ‘hop’ test flight aborted after engines briefly flare

SpaceX encountered a snag in an attempted test key to the development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft. Specifically, the StarHopper sub scale demonstration and testing craft it’s using to work on the Starthip’s propulsion system fails to undertake its first untethered test flight at a testing site in Boca Chica Beach in Texas, The plan…

Tesla’s longtime CTO is stepping down

Longtime Tesla executive JB Straubel is leaving his post as chief technology officer after some 15 years, CEO Elon Musk announced Wednesday evening. Straubel will transition to a “senior advisor” role, according to Musk, and is not fully leaving the company. The news comes as Tesla announced a $408 million loss for the second quarter…

Tesla’s still losing money despite a record quarter for deliveries

Tesla made and delivered more cars in the second quarter of 2019 than it did in any other quarter in company history, but still lost $408 million, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That’s an improvement over the unexpectedly big $702 million loss Tesla posted in the first quarter of…

9 reasons the Facebook FTC settlement is a joke

The FTC just announced the details of its settlement agreement with Facebook over years of privacy practices in violation of a previous order. To say the settlement is favorable to Facebook, even with the record $5 billion penalty, is an understatement; the company’s lawyers are probably popping champagne right about now. Here’s why. 1. $5…

Robinhood stored passwords in plaintext, so change yours now

Investment and stock trading app Robinhood stored some user credentials, including passwords, in plaintext on internal systems, the company revealed today. This particularly dangerous security misstep could have seriously exposed its users, though it says that it has no evidence the data was accessed improperly. Better change your password now. Sensitive data like passwords and…

Tesla focuses on service with 25 new service centers in Q2,...

Tesla is set to aggressively ramp up the rate at which it opens new service facilities, according to CEO Elon Musk’s guidance on the company’s Q2 2019 earnings call. In total, Tesla opened 25 new service centers during the quarter, and added 100 new service vehicles to its existing fleet — which is in contrast…