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Samsung’s Foldable Z Flip Has Something Razr Doesn’t: A Bendable Glass Screen

SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung's newest foldable is real. The company on Tuesday officially unveiled its Galaxy Z Flip smartphone after months of leaks, hints and even a teaser commercial played during the Oscars. The device, Samsung's second foldable after its Galaxy Fold, features a clamshell design similar to Motorola's new Razr. The Z Flip, like the Razr, is essentially a high-tech flip phone, with an interior, 6.7-inch

By |2020-02-12T19:00:14-05:00February 12th, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Best Live TV Streaming Services For Cord-Cutters In 2020

LAS VEGAS - If you want to cut the cable TV cord but still want to keep live TV, the future is in streaming. Live TV streaming services like YouTube TV and Sling TV let you watch most, if not all of your favorite TV channels -- from ABC to NBC to ESPN to CNN to Nickelodeon to Fox News

By |2020-01-26T06:47:37-05:00January 25th, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

In Bezos Phone Hack, UN Wants Answers On Saudi Prince’s Alleged Role

NEW YORK - The United Nations is calling for an investigation after receiving information suggesting that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was potentially involved in hacking the phone of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post. The statement alleges that the hack was an attempt by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to "influence, if not

By |2020-01-23T09:13:07-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Facial Recognition Creeps Into Everything At CES 2020

LAS VEGAS - Konami Gaming, a slot machine maker, wants to weave facial recognition into its one-armed bandits. During a visit to its Las Vegas headquarters to hear more about its plans, I quickly discovered what the world would be like if facial recognition is everywhere. "Hello, Alfred," said a measured, robotic voice, startling me. It

By |2020-01-12T13:10:43-05:00January 12th, 2020|Featured, Guest Columns|

Streaming Wars Spill Into CES 2020 As Media Nabs The Spotlight

LAS VEGAS - Every year, CES draws the tech-obsessed to gawk at fancy televisions and off-the-wall gadgets. This year, though, the conference's long-running media sideshow is flooding onto the main stage, including two keynotes by companies vying to shape the future of TV. Media companies and marketers long have fueled a show-behind-the-show at CES, one that has little to

By |2020-01-03T16:45:35-05:00January 3rd, 2020|IoT|

US House Passes TRACED Act To Deter Robo Calls

WASHINGTON – There may soon be an end to those pesky robocalls. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill making it harder for the calls to get through to you. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, or TRACED Act would push carriers to implement a caller authentification system and require companies to block

By |2019-12-13T10:12:47-05:00December 12th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Report: US Launched Cyberattack Against Iran After Saudi Oil Strike

WASHINGTON DC - The US reportedly carried out a cyberstrike against Iran following attacks against Saudi oil facilities in September. The cyber operation affected physical hardware and was aimed at Tehran's ability to spread propaganda, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two unnamed US officials. The cyberattack, which reportedly took place in late September, appears to be in response to drone and

By |2019-10-16T20:21:27-04:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Wins Justice Department OK Thanks To Dish Assist

WASHINGTON DC - After more than a year of regulatory battles, T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint is happening. Justice Department antitrust head Makan Delrahim announced Friday that the DOJ will approve the deal because T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom signed an agreement to sell off several Sprint assets to Dish Network, creating a new nationwide wireless carrier.

By |2019-07-26T16:20:28-04:00July 26th, 2019|Mobility|

FCC Gives Mobile Phone Companies Power To Block Robocalls

WASHINGTON DC - Americans are fed up with robocalls. And the Federal Communications Commission are giving carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile the power to do something about it. On Thursday, the FCC voted unanimously on a proposal to give mobile phone companies greater power to "aggressively block" unwanted robocalls.  "This FCC will stand with American consumers, not with those who are badgering

By |2019-06-07T18:51:21-04:00June 7th, 2019|Mobility|