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Stocks To Watch in 5G Wireless Growth Wave: Jeff Kagan

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The wireless industry has been one of the fastest growing spaces for several decades. That does not mean, however, that it is always on fire. Every growth wave has ebbs and flows. It all depends on the period of time in which you are focused. The good news is the wireless industry has entered the next growth wave with 5G, AI, IoT, AR, VR, cloud and more.


The Role of Social Movements, Coalitions, and Workers in Resisting Harmful Artificial Intelligence and Contributing to the Development of Responsible AI

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.


Apple settles dispute with Qualcomm, potentially allowing new features to come to the iPhone

The Independent - Tech

Apple has settled a major argument with chip maker Qualcomm that could help change the future of the iPhone. The two companies were locked in a bitter and worldwide international dispute about the technology that iPhones use to connect to the internet. The pair had been expected to try and resolve the dispute in legal hearings in San Diego, in a case that involved Apple's key iPhone suppliers. But just as that case began, the surprise truce was announced, with few details of the settlement being revealed. We'll tell you what's true.


Galaxy Fold: Samsung plans two more foldable phones

The Independent - Tech

Samsung is developing two new foldable phones as successors to its recently unveiled Galaxy Fold smartphone, a new report claims. Both devices will be significantly different from their predecessor in terms of their folding mechanics. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, which features a small screen on one side and a larger screen that unfolds from the inside like a book, Samsung plans to borrow a design used by its rival Huawei for one of the new phones. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Galaxy Fold: What is the point of Samsung's new foldable phone?

The Independent - Tech

After many rumours and leaks, Samsung has finally revealed its groundbreaking folding phone. It's certainly an exciting innovation but, really, what is the benefit and what will it be used for – Oh, and how can Samsung get away with charging $1,980 or €2,000 for it? The Galaxy Fold was the opening gambit at Samsung's San Francisco keynote event, where it also revealed three versions, no, four, of the Samsung Galaxy S10, a new fitness tracker and a smartwatch with a sports angle. But it was the Fold which caught the attention. In the current vogue for maximum screen size but minimum phone size, while noting that our hands aren't getting any bigger, a screen that can double in size was bound to come along sooner or later.


Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone images hint at secret camera and 'perfect' screen

The Independent - Tech

With less than three weeks until Samsung is expected to unveil its Galaxy X foldable phone, a new set of rendered images have given the clearest idea yet of what the next-generation smartphone may look like. Based on previous leaks, together with Samsung's official announcements about the phone, the images by Dutch publication LetsGoDigital reveal what to potentially expect on 20 February. When unfolded into a tablet, the Samsung Galaxy X does not appear to feature a front-facing camera, suggesting the South Korean firm has either decided to forego the technology or hide it within the phone's hardware. The lack of a camera at the front of the foldable smartphone allows it to be a truly full-screen device, with barely a hint of a bezel. If true, this could mean that Samsung has figured out a way to hide the camera beneath the screen, or has decided to hide the camera in a pop-up compartment behind the screen.


Samsung Galaxy X video gives glimpse of foldable smartphone

The Independent - Tech

Samsung appears to have accidentally leaked a short video clip of its forthcoming foldable smartphone, expected to be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy F. A teaser video posted by Samsung Vietnam was posted online before being swiftly deleted, though not before a copy of it was ripped and reuploaded to YouTube. The video appears to be a showcase of forthcoming technology from the South Korean electronics giant, including a three-panelled augmented reality mirror and a tattoo robot. Two separate shots also showed a woman using a folding phone, featuring screens on both the inside and outside of the device. Samsung previously teased the foldable smartphone at an event in November, though it was difficult to see what the hybrid handset looks like as the unveiling took place with the lights turned down. Uber has halted testing of driverless vehicles after a woman was killed by one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona.


Samsung Galaxy X leaks reveal what foldable phone will look like

The Independent - Tech

Samsung has technically already unveiled its foldable phone, expected to be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy Fold, but few concrete details are actually known about the next-generation device. Now new leaks have at last shed some light on what the strange phone might look like. During its November unveiling the firm described it as the "foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow", but the event took place in the dark so it was difficult to see what the smartphone-meets-tablet even looked like. And unlike Samsung's other forthcoming device – the Galaxy S10 – there have been few leaks to offer an idea of what to expect. The South Korean electronics giant is hosting an event on 20 February, which could see both smartphones fully revealed, but a couple of reports in recent days appear to have finally given more details about the mysterious folding phone.


Tech Trends to Watch From CES 2019 Digital Trends

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Tech shapes our daily life, impacting not just how we read and work and play but how we interact, how we learn, how we grow. And just days from now in Las Vegas, CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) will give us a window into what that will look like. With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, it's hard to glimpse tomorrow; that window is plastered in banner ads for Alexa, new televisions, and more iPhone cases than you can shake a fanboy at. Let me do the work for you. I've read the 687 emails I received in the last three weeks and synthesized all the announcements from LG, Samsung, Sony, Qualcomm, and everyone else.


Broadcom abandons plans to buy Qualcomm after Trump blocks the deal

Mashable

Broadcom is no longer pursuing plans to buy Qualcomm after Trump issued an executive order blocking the $117 billion takeover proposal over fears the deal would "impair the national security of the United States." "Although we are disappointed with this outcome, Broadcom will comply with the Order," the Singapore-based company that's currently in the process of redomiciling to the U.S., said in a press release on Wednesday. Broadcom has been under investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) over concerns the company's buyout of Qualcomm could stifle the chipmaker's development of 5G technologies. Qualcomm is currently one of the largest U.S.-based tech companies investing in research and development of 5G. Had Broadcom purchased it, CFIUS says the acquisition could have led to the U.S. falling behind and China leaping ahead in the race to influence the infrastructure that will connect everything from phones to a network of self-driving cars.