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The major space players and diverging strategies in the race to connect your smartphone via satellites

The major space players and diverging strategies in the race to connect your smartphone via satellites

The race to provide high-speed internet from satellites is well underway – but another, more ambitious competition, to connect directly from space to devices like smartphones, began in earnest earlier this year. The potential untapped market — which hinges on, but extends beyond, sending a text via space — is spurring a tale of two …

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The overpriced, underpowered Xperia 5 IV is blowing Sony’s chance at a smartphone resurgence

This week at IFA was a chance for smartphone companies to shore up their plans for the rest of 2022. Most of these announcements focused on the budget and midrange space, an effort buoyed by companies like Samsung and Honor as they expand pre-existing models into new regions. Only one company announced something worthy of …

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EU regulators want 5 years of smartphone parts, much better batteries

EU regulators want 5 years of smartphone parts, much better batteries

Enlarge / Repairs to phones and tablets like those made by Samsung could be possible for up to five years after they leave the market, if an EU proposal is implemented. Getty Images European Commission regulators have suggested that smartphones and tablets sold there offer 15 different kinds of spare parts for at least five …

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Will Samsung surprise us with a rollable smartphone at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event?

Innovations are emerging day by day across the consumer electronics space. They may seem mundane to you today, but billions of people are using smartphones on a daily basis, things we could only imagine decades ago. As if that wasn’t mind-blowing enough, foldable smartphones are becoming mainstream, and rollable devices may be just beyond the …

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Why Your New iPhone Is Way More Scratched Than Your Old One

Photo: ARIMAG (Shutterstock) My iPhone’s display is a mess. Some of that mess makes sense: I expect nicks and scratches on my screen when my iPhone, say, falls out of my pocket onto cement. However, many of these scratches have mysteriously accumulated over time, through no misuse of my own. Under direct sunlight, it’s a …

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