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  • Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room

    About 20 years ago, a medical device startup called Intuitive Surgical debuted the da Vinci robot and changed surgical practices in operating rooms across the United States. The da Vinci ushered in the first age of robotic-assisted surgical procedures with a promise of greater accuracy and quicker recovery times for patients undergoing certain laparoscopic surgeries.  For […]

  • Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S10 lineup

    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here’s everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event Samsung announced five new phones, some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and […]

  • Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

    Gartner’s smartphone market share data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show, which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 percent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 […]

  • Here’s everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S10/Galaxy Fold event

    Missed today’s Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco? In all, we have five new phones — one of them a foldable — some new earbuds, a virtual assistant and a watch. Here’s everything you need to know. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980 The last time we saw Samsung’s foldable onstage, it was, […]

  • Samsung’s Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker will arrive ‘by April’

    Samsung announced a lot today. Like a lot, a lot. But the company was pretty quiet on the Bixby side of things, and the Galaxy Home smart speaker it announced mid-last year was nowhere to be seen. In an interview with mobile CEO DJ Koh, however, CNET was able to get a bit of a […]

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 can wirelessly charge other phones

    Hole punches aside, Wireless PowerShare is the S10 line’s marquee feature. Samsung’s new flagship isn’t the first handset with the feature — the Huawei Mate 20 Pro beat it to it by a few months — but it’s a cool new addition, nonetheless. And perhaps more importantly, Samsung’s beat Apple to the punch here. From […]

  • Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch Active tracks blood pressure

    You’ve got to hand it to Samsung. The company sure threw a LOT at us during today’s Unpacked event — five phones (including the foldable), earbuds, a fitness tracker and the Galaxy Watch Active, the company’s latest smartwatch. The biggest news on the watch front finds the company embracing user health, much like the rest […]

  • The headphone jack lives!

    Reports of the headphone jack’s death are greatly exaggerated. Or more accurately, premature. All of the latest versions of Samsung’s Galaxy phones are equipped with a 3.5mm port, bucking the trend set by Apple and followed by Google. While the headphone jack might eventually die, right now, in 2019, it’s alive and could be a […]

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S10 has a built-in Instagram mode

    After weeks of leaks, Samsung still managed to save some surprises for today’s event. One of the most interesting among them is a partnership with Instagram that brings Stories directly to the camera app. It’s an interesting partnership, and mutually beneficial for both parties. For some, it could signal a kind of return to pre-loaded […]

  • Here’s how all of Samsung’s new Galaxy S10s compare

    Samsung just announced not one, not two, but four new additions to its flagship Galaxy line: the S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G. Want a quick at-a-glance breakdown of how they all compare? We've got you covered.