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Archive: February 2019

February 23 2019

At its flagship phone event this week in San Francisco, Samsung announced not one but four different versions of the new Galaxy S10: A phone with a 6.1-inch display, a plus-sized model, a “less expensive” version of the phone, and[…]

February 23 2019

Just before Valentine’s Day last week, Belgian security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire noticed something strange on Facebook. He found the social network’s search function treated pictures of men and women in dramatically different ways. Searching for “photos of my female[…]

February 22 2019

I have zero claim to l337ism but I’ve been around this strange old internet for the past 40 years. Grandma, please no stories about the early internet. I get it. But in honor of Facebook’s 15th birthday, I want to[…]

February 22 2019

Personally, I keep my belongings in pouches. But if you prefer onboard organization, the STM Myth is for you. This backpack has a bewildering array of pockets and features, including 10 interior pockets that fit everything from notebooks to pens[…]

February 22 2019

It’s been a big week for 5G, the next generation of wireless networks. Samsung announced its first 5G capable phone, the S10, on Wednesday. Qualcomm announced a new 5G modem on Tuesday. But President Trump is aiming higher. “I want[…]

February 22 2019

Photographer Brad Temkin shot this image of a wastewater tunnel in his hometown of Chicago. The Clean Water Act of 1972 mandated that every municipality in America must clean its sewage with facilities like this one, in Chicago, before discharging[…]

February 21 2019

I own a lot of cookbooks. Two by Mark Bittman, everyone’s ethical food hero. A few my aunt edited for The New York Times about Jewish cooking. One about fermenting that I gave to my husband with a note attached[…]

February 21 2019

Samsung’s 2019 class of Galaxy smartphones have landed. Class is an appropriate way to put it, too. The phone maker announced four versions of its Galaxy S10 on Wednesday, and topped it off with the Galaxy Fold, its brand new[…]

February 21 2019

Some AT&T customers noticed a strange phenomenon earlier this year. The upper left corner of their smartphones began displaying “5GE,” ostensibly indicating their phones were using 5G technology. And while Samsung announced Wednesday that it will soon release a 5G-compatible[…]

February 21 2019

It’s the 10-year anniversary of Samsung’s Galaxy phone, a line of devices that made phablets cool, survived baptism by fire, and turned Samsung into a leader in the mobile phone market. Today, at an event in San Francisco, the company[…]

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