Apr 17, 12:23 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 04/17/19 AT 12:22 AM Many reviewers recently got their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Fold device. So far, most of the reviewers applauded the device for its features, saying it is worthy of being in the lead in the “foldable display” device race. Here’s what we know about the new Samsung device, according to its reviewers.According to Engadget, the new Samsung Galaxy Fold device feels sturdy and functional to use. The new smartphone’s locking mechanism for its “fold” feature is also reliable as the lock is tough. With this, users can feel secure keeping this in their luggage without fear of it flapping open by itself.Using the device one-handed to switch between phone and tablet mode is possible but requires practice to do safely and correctly.However, the device’s tablet mode has a visible … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Fold Ahead Of Competition; Reviewers Say Device Feels Ready And Complete
The government will call on the competition regulator to launch an inquiry into the digital advertising sector amid concerns about the dominance of tech giants. Presenting his Spring Statement this afternoon, Chancellor Philip Hammond said he will ask the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to review the market and ensure Google and Facebook “pay their fair share” of tax. Read more: Tech giants do not face enough competition, review finds The move follows an independent review, published today, that stated the digital ad market is dominated by two major players and suffers from a lack of transparency. The report, which was led by former Obama adviser Jason Furman, said tech giants such as Facebook and Google do not face enough competition and called for a new regulator to help level the playing field. Tech industry body Tech UK said: “Many businesses across the economy depend upon a well-functioning online advertising market. Any intervention must be carefully … [Read more...] about Hammond calls for competition probe into digital advertising market
The biggest technology companies have become too dominant and government should create a new competition unit to help increase consumer choice, an independent review into the sector has said.Commissioned by Chancellor Philip Hammond, the review recommends that the unit is created and backed up with legal powers as a means of helping users maintain more control over their data online and more easily switch between platforms and services.It also calls for the creation of a code of conduct and the strengthening of regulatory powers to tackle anti-competitive behaviour.Harvard professor Jason Furman, who led the review, said: “The digital sector has created substantial benefits but these have come at the cost of increasing dominance of a few companies which is limiting competition and consumer choice and innovation.“Some say this is inevitable or even desirable.“I think the UK can do better.“The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, was right to recognise there is a better … [Read more...] about Tech giants do not face enough competition, review says
The right mix of new and tried-and-true Sony’s mobile division has been through a lot over the past few years, in particular, but its 2018 redesigns have been a big step in the right direction. The Xperia XZ3 takes the revolutionary Xperia XZ2 design and further improves it, particularly in the display department, and tweaks the experience in some very positive ways. This is the phone many have been waiting for from Sony for quite some time, so let’s see what makes this such a positive experience, and why this is certainly one of the must-have devices of 2018. Xperia XZ3 Video Review Xperia XZ3 Specs and Unboxing Sony is once again launching their latest Xperia device in several countries, with Europe as its starting point. Landing in the UK for £699 and throughout Europe for €799. US Customers will pay a fair bit more at $899. On the front of the Xperia XZ3 a 6-inch Quad-HD+ 18:9 HDR OLED display, which is 0.3-inches larger than the Xperia XZ2’s screen. As … [Read more...] about Sony Xperia XZ3 Review
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines the law of diminishing returns as an economic law, stating “if one input in the production of a commodity is increased while all other inputs are held fixed, a point will eventually be reached at which additions of the input yield progressively smaller, or diminishing, increases in output.” It forces us to wonder how much money is too much money for a product when we can get something similar for less and feel like we got more out of it. Enter the Acer Chromebook Spin 13, the latest in a new wave of Chromebooks looking to re-shape what has been the “cheap and functional” status quo for years. It has everything you want out of a premium Chromebook in 2018, from a high-quality build to powerful internals. I really like this machine. It’s everything I have wanted out of a Chromebook and then some. Yet, one big thing keeps me from absolutely loving it.What that something is, as well as what the law of diminishing returns has … [Read more...] about Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: The best Chromebook, but at what cost?