..📱| Upcoming 6.5-Inch iPhone Could Be Called 'iPhone Xs Max'

..📱| Upcoming 6.5-Inch iPhone Could Be Called 'iPhone Xs Max'

Apple's upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone could be called the "iPhone Xs Max" according to information shared by both BGR and 9to5Mac citing sources with knowledge of Apple's marketing plans.

Naming for Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup has been unclear and Apple is said to have struggled to decide on a new naming scheme to follow the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

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..👨🏻‍💻| Samsung Rumored to Debut First Foldable Smartphone This Year

..👨🏻‍💻| Samsung Rumored to Debut First Foldable Smartphone This Year

Samsung is still on track to unveil its first foldable smartphone later in 2018, Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh told CNBC.

According to Koh, it is "time to deliver" on a foldable device after Samsung research revealed that there is consumer interest in such a device.

Samsung first announced its plans for a smartphone with a bendable display in September 2017, and at the time, Koh said that the device would be positioned as a Galaxy Note. Given that Samsung has already announced this year's Galaxy Note 9, it's likely the new foldable smartphone will feature its own branding and will be sold alongside the Galaxy Note and S lines.

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..⌚️| Google makes changes to its fitness app

..⌚️| Google makes changes to its fitness app

Google today updated its Wear OS iPhone app [Direct Link] and Google Fit Android app with a new redesign that emphasizes closing a set of rings, similar to Apple's Activity app. Every day, Google Fit will task users to close one ring based on "move minutes" and another ring based on "heart points" (via The Verge).

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..💊| Alphabet's One Medical in talks to raise $200 million

..💊| Alphabet's One Medical in talks to raise $200 million

Primary care group One Medical is in talks to raise more than $200 million in growth capital from the private equity firm Carlyle Group, according to people with knowledge of the talks. The firm also aims to buy an additional $100 million worth of shares from existing investors.

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📺 | Binge watchers rejoice! — Netflix is not adding commercials

📺 | Binge watchers rejoice! — Netflix is not adding commercials

It is testing out video promotions between episodes and movies. They can be skipped. The popular streaming service quietly started testing the videos this week.

In response, some users wrote on Reddit that they saw a video between episodes but weren't able to skip it. Others said they also got served with a video, but spotted a "skip" button. Many threatened to quit Netflix if the company adds commercials.

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..🔬| The revolutionary Lexus hoverboard (not exactly)

..🔬| The revolutionary Lexus hoverboard (not exactly)

One thing that we can say with certainty about the Lexus hoverboard is that it's pretty cool looking—if not beautiful. A few months ago Lexus made a video that went viral, it featured what appeared to be a functioning hoverboard; the internet didn't buy it, after all we've seen plenty of fakes out there—and fool me once...

It turns out however Lexus wasn't pulling our leg after-all, it actually went out and made a fully-functioning hoverboard. Unfortunately the truth about the board is a little disappointing.

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..🎥| Nokia bets big on Virtual Reality.

..🎥| Nokia bets big on Virtual Reality.

 

In 2013 Nokia handed over its' handset business to Microsoft for a few billion dollars. This left us with more questions than answers—the biggest being: what's next for Nokia? Fear-not, Nokia is not dead—it just has a new focus. 

Today marks the beginning of a new vision for Nokia. One that has its' feet firmly planted on virtual-reality. Introducing the Ozo. Aside from its' quirky sounding name, this little device has a lot to prove.  


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..🤖| Nao robot shows signs of self-awarness.

..🤖| Nao robot shows signs of self-awarness.

We're not likely to face any (near-term) threats from a Skynet like apocalypse—however this might be a good time to discuss the broader implications of advanced artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors (as well as the founder of Paypal) has expressed his concerns for hyper-advanced computer intelligence systems. In-fact he has invested in companies that are working on these systems, essentially to keep an eye on it.

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