Galaxy S10 leak reveals how Samsung avoids the iPhone's most controversial feature

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With two months to go until Samsung unveils its next flagship phone – presumably called the Galaxy S10 – we already know almost everything there is to know. A slew of leaks and rumours mean little has been left to the imagination about the iPhone rival, with the latest leak revealing the lengths the South Korean electronic giant has gone to avoid the "notch" design. For several years, smartphone manufacturers have been getting closer and closer to making an all-screen device, though necessary front-facing technologies like cameras and sensors have proved a major obstacle to achieving this goal. Apple's answer was to include a notch at the top of the screen, which it unveiled pm the iPhone X in 2017 to widespread acclaim. Not everyone was impressed and Samsung took the opportunity to mock its chief rival.


Facebook trialling new feature linking accounts to Instagram, LinkedIn and Snapchat profiles

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Facebook is testing a new feature that makes it easier for your friends to track you down on rival social networks. The site has started displaying prominent links to some users' other social media accounts, including Instagram, Skype, Pinterest, Twitter, VKontakte, LinkedIn, Snapchat and YouTube. They appear as large buttons, which sit high up on users' profiles between the Featured Photos section and About/Photos/Friends menu bar, allowing a user's entire online presence to be accessed almost instantly. Facebook users have long been able to include links to their other social media profiles in their About section, but this feature appears to take any note of subtlety away. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Which new Samsung phone should you buy? Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy Fold compared

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Samsung chose to unveil not just one but five new phones at its Unpacked event this week, complementing its range of Galaxy S10 devices with the innovative Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy S10, S10, S10e, S10 5G and Fold all offer something unique for users, be it size, specs, or the ability to unfold and transform into a tablet. Combined with the vast range of non-Samsung alternatives – the iPhone XS, the Google Pixel 3, the Huawei P30 Pro, to name just three – it may seem more difficult than ever to decide which device is the right one to buy. As American psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote in Paradox of Choices, having too many options "no longer liberates but debilitates" consumers. With prices ranging from around £700 to close to £2,000 for the new Samsung phones, making the wrong choice could be costly.


Samsung Galaxy Buds for S10 are like Apple AirPods but with one key difference

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The latest Samsung Galaxy S10 leak has revealed the Apple rival's answer to the AirPod wireless earphones, expected to be called the Galaxy Buds. An image of the headphones in a charging case appears to show them resting on the as-yet unreleased Galaxy S10 smartphone. Previous rumours surrounding Samsung's next flagship smartphone suggest it will support reverse wireless charging, meaning it can share its battery power with other phones and devices nearby. The positioning of the Galaxy Buds on top of the phone hints that this feature will work with the new earphones – making them truly wireless. Wireless charging was meant to be rolled out with the Apple AirPod earphones, but the wireless charging system still hasn't been released more than two years after the launch of the AirPods.


Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus: Price, release date and everything you need to know about Samsung's new phone

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Samsung has announced a range of new state-of-the-art smartphones, 10 years after its first ever flagship Galaxy S-series smartphone. The Galaxy S10 comes in three variants - the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 - and features a number of new features, including an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor and ground-breaking camera. The S10 includes a triple rear camera system, which includes an ulta-wide and telephoto lens to take pictures ranging from landscapes to "incredible" close-ups. "With this camera, what you see is what you get," said Suzanne De Silva, director of product marketing at Samsung. Samsung partnered with Instagram to allow Galaxy S10 users to upload images to the photo-sharing app directly from the camera.