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Samsung Galaxy Fold review: The future is an ugly disappointment
six years and $130 million to birth its ultimate creation: the flexible OLED display. And with the holy grail of display technology under its belt, Samsung would revolutionize the smartphone industry by introducing the "foldable" smartphone—a device that would be a portable, pocketable smartphone when closed and a multi-pane, multi-tasking, big-screen tablet when open.

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Sonos sunsets several smart speakers’ software support, spurring storm [Updated]
Sonos has been slinging smart speakers—and tech for connecting them—to dedicated fans since 2005. This week, however, Sonos announced the end of software support for its older product lines, and many of those once-loyal customers are furious. Software support for "legacy" product lines will end in May of this year, Sonos said Tuesday in a corporate blog post and an…

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CenturyLink, Frontier took FCC cash, failed to deploy all required broadband
CenturyLink and Frontier Communications have apparently failed to meet broadband-deployment requirements in numerous states where they are receiving government funding to expand their networks in rural areas. CenturyLink notified the Federal Communications Commission that it "may not have reached the deployment milestone" in 23 states and that it hit the latest deadline in only 10 states.

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Time check: Examining the Doomsday Clock’s move to 100 seconds to midnight
Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists released a statement that the group's Science and Security Board had moved the hands on the symbolic Doomsday Clock forward by 20 seconds to 100 seconds before midnight. Since the advent of the Doomsday Clock—even in the peak years of the Cold War—the clock's minute hand has never before been advanced past the…

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Mac users are getting bombarded by laughably unsophisticated malware
Almost two years have passed since the appearance of Shlayer, a piece of Mac malware that gets installed by tricking targets into installing fake Adobe Flash updates. It usually does so after promising pirated videos, which are also fake. The lure may be trite and easy to spot, but Shlayer continues to be common—so much so that it’s the number…

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Sick of Big Pharma’s pricing, health insurers pledge $55M for cheap generics
Fed up with the exorbitant price tags on old, off-patent medications, 18 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are partnering with a nonprofit dedicated to manufacturing and selling affordably-priced generic drugs. Further ReadingCalifornia considers selling its own generic prescription drugsThe BCBS companies are providing $55 million in their new partnership with nonprofit Civica Rx, the two organizations announced.

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After a decade of drama, Apple is ready to kill Flash in Safari once and for all
Release notes for the latest version of the Safari Technology Preview, essentially the beta version of the macOS Web browser, explicitly state that the update ends support for Adobe Flash. This marks the end of the line for that Web technology on Macs. Further ReadingOp-ed: Safari is the new Internet ExplorerThe change happened in Safari Technology Preview 99 and is…

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Rocket League will drop support for Mac, Linux versions in March
For anyone who clings to Linux or MacOS as a preferred gaming platform, Epic Games and Psyonix offered a rare kind of bad news on Thursday. The companies confirmed that their mega-hit game would no longer receive updates for either platform, following a "final" patch for all non-Windows versions on PC coming in "early March.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars starts its final season on February 21
This post contains what could be considered spoilers about a dark lord of the Sith if you've never watched or . You've been warned. Back in 2018, Lucasfilm surprised and delighted attendees at that year's ComicCon with the news that it would return to . On Wednesday it released a new trailer for the animated series' final season, which airs…