Author: Erica Tuttle

Samsung Leads Race to Foldable Phones

At a recent press event, tech giant and smartphone manufacturer Samsung demonstrated a combination smartphone/tablet screen that folds to create two different screen sizes. The screen is named the Infinity Flex Display. Samsung has said that the screen will be used with a new smartphone model scheduled for release sometime in 2019.   Samsung is far from the only company that has been developing a foldable device screen, but they were the first to show a prototype of such a screen. And while it does offer two different options for screen size, the prototype device was also very thick...

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Stan Lee Dead at 95

Stan Lee, the creator of iconic Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Incredible Hulk, has reportedly died at home, at the age of 95. Lee is arguably the most famous personality in the comic book industry, and has been credited with helping comic books and superheroes enter the mainstream in the U.S. In recent years, Lee attended countless fan conventions, readings, and meet-and-greets. He also had featured cameos in many Marvel film adaptations. Despite the fact that many of Lee’s characters were created more than 50 years ago, they have continued to remain among the most...

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Opinion: The ‘Wreck it Ralph’ Sequel and Pre-Release Hype

The sequel to 2012’s ‘Wreck it Ralph,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ is set for release on Thanksgiving weekend about two weeks from now. And in front of that release, we’re seeing a significant amount of advance press giving hints at the film’s tone and overall quality. Many outlets are predicting that the new Disney Animation feature will dominate its opening weekend, helped in part by the historically positive performance of family-oriented movies during holiday breaks. Following six years after the original film, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ feels in many ways like Hollywood’s attempt to make a much better version...

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Amazon Consider Northern Virginia for Second Headquarters

Retail giant Amazon has reportedly entered into “advanced discussions” concerning potentially placing their second headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia. Amazon has not publicly confirmed these talks, and reports have been careful to mention that Amazon may also be simultaneously considering several other cities at this advanced stage. The informal competition to be chosen as the city for Amazon’s second headquarters has been fierce in recent years, with many contending cities offering major tax breaks for the company, should they choose to open a headquarters in their city.   The establishment of second headquarters could potentially bring with it thousands...

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NoiseAware Tries to Integrate with Airbnb to Prevent Parties

Tech company NoiseAware offers a line of noise sensors that only track noise, not broad spectrum audio. The sensors feed this information to servers, which then communicate the information in real-time with the customer. One of the most immediate applications of the technology is the potential for it to be used within Airbnb properties to detect potential parties being thrown by visitors, or other potentially concerning activities. Speculation has begun as to where else the noise sensor technology might be used, including landlords and building managers placing the devices inside properties to allow for greater scrutiny of tenants. Smarthome...

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