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Samsung to Unveil Some Features of The Upcoming Foldable smartphone
A Samsung official said the company plans to unveil some of its long-awaited folding smartphone features tomorrow at its annual developer conference, with the intention to show the phone to developers and the public to gather early reactions, even though the official, who did not He acknowledged that this was a "different approach" to the way the South Korean company preferred its handset, saying that this approach was necessary now that the folding phone was a brand new concept in terms of design and user experience.



The company is keen to stay away from its usual policy of keeping its product plans in a highly confidential way to make the folding smartphone the next big thing, so the company plans to provide some details of the main features of the phone developers this week, the goal is to get comments, New technologies require developers to modify applications to make sure they work smoothly when the phone folds.

Samsung needs to make the collapsible smartphone work properly in the hope that it will help it reverse the sharp drop in profits for the mobile phone division and restore some of the premium that its brand has lost to Apple. The move also underscores a new level of caution in product planning after cost The company's biggest hit in 2016 due to the crisis of its Galaxy Note 7.

"Unlike our flagship products, the folding phone is a brand new concept in terms of design and user experience, which requires a different approach. We want to share with developers what we have done so far and see what they are thinking before reaching the market," the official said. Folding phones carry the promise of allowing consumers to do more complex work that is usually done on a tablet or laptop, but with a more complex mobile phone.



The South Korean technology giant is among a handful of companies that have indicated that folding phones will soon be on the market, although they have been silent so far on the exact date, and analysts expect the date of its launch in the first half of 2019 , Ie later next year, making Samsung face the risk of fighting Apple's new phones.

China's Huawei said it plans to launch a 5G-enabled smartphone with a folding screen in mid-2019. However, California-based Royole revealed last week that it had a 7.8-inch FlexPai folding phone, At a starting price of $ 1,300, she will start charging the device, a combination of smartphone and tablet PC, in December.

Lee Kyeong-tae, Samsung's vice president of mobile communications, said last week that the user interface for the phone would be unveiled at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. Another Samsung official familiar with the matter said, It will be the first time that detailed images of the new phone have been publicly displayed.



Some analysts doubt that there is much appetite for such a product. "Samsung needs first of all to show that these phones are commercially viable, and if they are solid enough to take a place within," said Greg Roh, an analyst at HMC Investment & Securities. A range of key products, such as the S-series and Note-series, could help improve the company's business in the losing mobile segment. "
Facebook needs to make big changes in how it works
The British Information Office (ICO), the UK's data watchdog, has forwarded Facebook to Ireland's data control authority, the main authority to deal with the social network under the strict data law in Europe, on issues related to how users are targeted and monitored. British Information Commissioner in how Facebook treats personal data after the Cambridge Analytics scandal and recent access to information from about 87 million social network users in incorrect ways.



Elizabeth Denham, the British Information Commissioner, imposed the highest possible fine of 500,000 pounds on the podium for misuse of data as part of an unprecedented investigation into misuse of data in British politics. But Elizabeth said today she had referred the other outstanding issues to Ireland .

She explained that Facebook has a lot of work to do to improve privacy and that legislation is required to ensure the company's cooperation. The Facebook business model violates privacy laws and the company is part of an environmental system that has shown very disturbing disregard for British citizens' data.



"We have transmitted our ongoing concerns about the functionality and targeting techniques of Facebook used to monitor individuals' browsing habits, interactions and behaviors across the Internet and various devices to the Irish Data Protection Committee." The Irish Data Protection Authority oversees complaints against Facebook regarding the General Data Protection GDPR.

The law allows the EU to impose corporate fines of up to 4 percent of its global revenue, which in the case of Facebook is $ 1.6 billion. Elizabeth noted that she is aware that other regulators have conducted investigations into how Facebook works during the period, It will work with the Irish Supervisory Authority and other authorities to develop a long-term strategy to address these issues.

According to the British Information Commissioner, Facebook has to change the way it does business, and called for social networking to be subject to tougher legislation and regulations. The US-based company has shown some improvement, but more needs to be done, Assume greater responsibility and must be further regulated.

"We've seen some evidence on the voluntary side of the company about being more transparent across things like the source of political advertising, but I think it needs to do more and it has to be regulated," Denham told a meeting of the Digital, Cultural, Media and Sports Committee on misleading information and false news. More stringent and control, where Facebook needs to change, a big change, including their business model and practices to maintain confidence. "



The British Information Office published a 113-page investigation into the use of data analysis in political campaigns. The report provides a comprehensive overview of Cambridge's penetration of Analytica, which allowed the political consulting firm to exploit the data of 87 million users on the platform compiled by the developer Dr. Aleksandr Kogan .
The Future of Innovation in the Era of Artificial Intelligence


There are many major problems with artificial intelligence and the future. I'd like to discuss the clash between human innovation and artificial intelligence. The problem is already on the horizon, and although no one is really talking about it much, that's only because we are not paying attention to our surroundings and environment here in the information age.

Many will tell you artificial intelligence will never replace humans in certain domains such those things that involve creativity - categories like; art, storytelling, movie-making, writing, and innovation.



As much as I'd like to reassure you that these notions are true, I can't rationally or honestly tell you they are.

We already see the beginnings of AI in those categories, and the graffiti (writing) art is on the wall.

We already have AI art, and some of it is indistinguishable from pieces done by humans, AI has passed the Turing Test in that domain already.

We also have AI novel writers, and song writing and composing software, and it's also pretty good. We have seen the first AI movies too, no not up to human standards quite yet, but certainly getting there, and consider if you will the reality that there are very few new genres introduced these days, most movies are common storylines with only slight derivations in genre.

The plots are pretty predictable and good (high grossing) Hollywood movies follow certain rules, just as good writing and good art. Rules can be taught to computers, software, and thus, artificial intelligence. AI can also mix-and-match previously untried combinations and do so in real-time and at a very low cost per new unit produced.

As, I have stated before most innovation also follows rules, and often uses easy to follow strategies of re-combination. Further, for those who believe anyone and everyone teaching innovation today are actually helping people learn to be more creative and innovative, then obviously, it can't be that hard to do. And, if it is an easy task, then it's safe to say that Artificial Intelligence can easily conquer it. In fact, it doesn't take a creative genius to figure out how.



How to Mimic Creativity and Innovation with Artificial Intelligence

All you'd have to do is take IBM's Watson, hook it to a super computer and feed it all the world's information. Then merely instruct it to re-combine every word or phrase in every language, then ask Watson what that new phrase might mean.

It will come back with answers and the percentage of probability that each of those answers is correct for each re-combination.

Those re-combinations outputs with high percentage rates, let's say 75-99% could be looked at through crowd-sourcing with humans knowledgeable in those domains to see if each of the output answers made any sense.

Using this technique the AI Innovating Watson could come up with 10's of millions of viable original thoughts in one day.

Yes, that would be the first low-hanging fruit project, but that single effort would create more original thoughts than Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, and Richard Feynman combined than they had come up with in their entire lifetimes.



Let's say that number is 10,000 new original thoughts per each gentleman or 30,000 total - an incredible number by any standard, but the AI using a super computer and all the world's recorded knowledge and information - the AI innovator program could come up with a billion new original thoughts by next weekend and it could keep that going until it ran out of things to combine.



Does this mean that AI will be the master of innovation? Does this mean AI will replace human intellectuals? Does this mean that innovation consultants will become a thing of the past? Yes and no.

Yes, because it's inevitable eventually and no, because this won't happen overnight, and the AI will create a lot of work as we go and humans will have to verify all those new concepts - that alone could employ millions of intellectuals and would span almost every sector, industry and intellectual domain. Such a project could last decades - and provide the need for millions of jobs for 30+ years.

3 Methods to Save Money When Buying a Smartphone
Purchasing a phone through a major carrier can make your immediate costs lower, but you’ll be locked into a service contract. The contract will include the cost of your phone in installment payments, so you're still paying for it. Unlocked phones will usually cost more to purchase initially, but you'll save money in the long run, as they allow you to pay less on phone service since the phone is not locked to any specific service provider. 



1 : Choosing a Purchasing Option

3 Methods to Save Money When Buying a Smartphone
 

1-Shop for smartphones online.

 Online retailers will often offer phones for far lower costs than brick-and-mortar stores or major carriers. Examples of popular websites to purchase smartphones include Amazon, Flipkart, and eBay. These websites offer immense selection and have convenient search features.
  • When searching online, use the features you know you want to help narrow your results. For instance, most sites will allow you to use filters to narrow it down to phones that contain a specified amount of storage with a camera above a certain number of megapixels.
  • Check the website’s return policy before purchasing a phone online. Do not buy from a website that does not accept returns or that charges a restocking fee.
2-Pay for your phone in monthly installments.

Whether you buy your smartphone online or in person, you can likely pay off the cost in monthly installments. This will allow you to prevent paying a large lump sum upfront.
  • Note that many retailers will allow you to pay off your phone in installments without signing a service contract. This is different from major carriers, which have business models that revolve around locking your into a contract.
  • Avoid interest if possible. If interest is charged on the amount you owe each month, you’ll wind up paying more for your phone in the end.
  • Even online retailers like eBay offer ways to purchase a phone on installments. The website's BillMeLater option allows you to make monthly payment, though it does cost interest. Amazon offers installment payment plans for Amazon products only.

3-Buy a last-generation or “mid-range” phone from manufacturers.

The expensive smartphones you see advertisements for aren’t the only ones available. In fact, phone manufacturers are making more and more high quality phones for more affordable prices.
  • Some mid-range, or "affordable flagship" phones aren’t even available on contracts and can only be purchased online, directly from the manufacturer.
  • Last generation phones can usually be purchased from all sorts of retailers, including major carriers. These are often much cheaper than the newest models, and may not differ substantially. For instance, the newer model may have a better camera, but if this isn't important to you, the last generation may be a better choice.
  • Websites like GottaBeMobile keep track of the best deals, but they don’t sell the phones directly.



Method 2 : Buying an Unlocked Phone.

3 Methods to Save Money When Buying a Smartphone

 1-Consider purchasing an unlocked phone.

The main advantages of purchasing an unlocked phone revolve around avoiding a contract with a major carrier. These include access to cheaper service options and freedom to upgrade your phone whenever you want. In other words, purchasing an unlocked phone may allow you to pay less for service and avoid fees the next time you decide to upgrade your device.
  • You’ll also be able to sell an unlocked phone for more than a phone that was sold to you be a major carrier.
  • While you can get unlocked phones from popular brands like Apple and Samsung, look for options from other brands too, such as HTC, Moto, ZTE, and OnePlus.
2-Check an unlocked phone’s network compatibility.

Some phones will not work with the service provider you plan to use. You can look up a device’s specs on the manufacturer's website or the device itself (usually in a “Network and Connectivity” section). Specifically, you’re looking for the bands and frequencies that the device needs to run.
  • Check the service provider you hope to use to ensure that the bands and frequencies they provide service for match those of the phone you're considering.
  • In the U.S., unlocked phones will more frequently work with AT&T and T-Mobile, but are less likely to work with Verizon and Sprint.
  • Amazon listings often include info on a phone’s compatibility with major carriers.
3-Select a carrier or wireless service. 

Your service options are limited by the type of unlocked phone you select. However, you will likely still have the option between getting service from a major carrier or a more affordable option.
  • Most carriers, including major carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and budget options like Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and MetroPCS will allow you to purchase service through them and insert a carrier-specific SIM card into your phone to activate your service plan.
  • Note that Sprint charges a fee to get service on an unlocked phone.



3 : Considering Other Ways to Save.

3 Methods to Save Money When Buying a Smartphone

1-Determine what specific features you’ll actually need. 

There are many different types of smartphones available with all sorts of different features. They come in a wide range of different costs too. Decide what features you will actually use to determine what types of features you don't need.
  • For instance, while two different phones may both have a camera, the quality of the camera lenses (especially in terms of megapixels) may differ substantially.
  • Another important specification is storage. If you want to store photos, music, and more on your phone, you’ll need a phone with more storage, which will increase its cost. 
2-Trade in your old phone. 

Many retailers will offer financial incentive to trade-in your old phone. You can also sell your old phone to a third party to offset the purchase of your new phone. You can usually get the most money for an old phone from websites that will quote you a price, send you a postage-paid box, and send you money when they receive your phone.
  • Specific online programs include Gazelle, Amazon, NextWorth, uSell, and EcoATM. Stores that will buy back your phone include Best Buy and Radioshack.
  • Be sure to check multiple stores/websites and get the most money for your old phone.
 

3-Buy a refurbished phone. 

Refurbished smartphones are often indistinguishable from new ones, and can costs hundreds of dollars less. You can get refurbished phones from carriers or retailers. Note that some refurbished phones are labeled “certified like-new.”

4-Compare options from multiple carriers.  

If you know you want to purchase your phone through a carrier, compare the overall cost of the phone and service from several different carriers. Often, carriers will try to lure you into a contract by making the phone seem inexpensive. It's important to understand that the cost of the phone is often built into the contract.
  • For instance, one carrier may offer the phone for "free" with a two year service contract, but charge $80/month for service. Meanwhile, another may charge you $300 for the phone if you sign a two year contract that costs $40/month.
  • In the long run, the second option costs less ($300+$960 over two years = $1,260, compared to $1,920 over two years), though you have to pay more up front.

Reasons Why USB-C Is Indispensable for Your Brand New MacBook


You might have noticed something strange in the latest smartphones, tablets and even laptops. The biggest change is the familiar rectangular Type-A USB ports are missing, and now there are small oblong connectors. This welcomes to the world of USB-C era of business computing.

While majority of the flagship iPads and iPhones comes with Apple's most proprietary Lightning connector, USB- C is now have become part and parcel of most of the devices like MacBook, phones, tablets and lot more. Let's have a peep into the concept of USB-C before dealing with the reasons why it is indispensable for a new MacBook.



Redefining Speed - USB-C

USB Type-C, also known as USB-C, is a brand new connector for transferring data as well as the power to and from computing devices. The plug of the connector is symmetrical and thus one can insert the same either way. This alone feature makes it the biggest hit among the users, but at the same time, it also has many other new technologies.

Let's now plunge into the reasons!

Relatively Small and Compact



The availability of USB Type-C is a new connector standard that is relatively small. The best thing is that this latest device is supposed to be one-third in height and half of the width for any standard USB Type A connector. USB-C for MacBooks is indeed one of the best options as this is a small single connector and on the top of that users can use it across any given devices.

Terribly Fast

The ports of MacBook Pro are actually fast. The revolutionary ports are capable of transmitting data utilizing the super-fast speeds of the USB protocol up to 10 gigabits per second. On the other side, using USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 support built-in peripherals will enable users to enjoy a blistering speed up to 40Gbps.

MacBook Works as a Battery

Users of new MacBook series can use USB-C to power the battery of other computer having arrangements for USB Type-C. The good thing is that one can power as well as use a peripheral hard drive even without connecting the external drive into power. What more you have is that the touch Bar-equipped Mac can charge two separate devices using the power of up to 15 watts and two more devices consuming 7.5 watts.



Not Just Cables - More than that

This is something that is worth considering. USB Type C cables play smart. They (Thunderbolt to HDMI adaptor) have its own RM, processor, GPU built inside the same. Now, this sophistication suggests that the users can do faster and at the same time by keeping the cables kept secure.



So, from the above discussion, you must be willing to have USB-C for MacBooks to reap all the perks to stay one step ahead. Make sure to get in touch with a professional service provider to have your hands on the same.
OnePlus 6 Price, Release Date, And Renders Leaked On Amazon

A massive leak has potentially revealed the price and release date of the highly anticipated OnePlus 6, along with renders of the smartphone.


The leaks come just days before the official OnePlus 6 announcement date of May 16, when fans will finally know everything about the latest version of the flagship smartphone killer.

OnePlus 6 Leaks On Amazon: Price, Release Date, And Renders

A product page for the OnePlus 6 was spotted by Winfuture on Amazon Germany. The page was immediately taken down, but not fast enough to prevent OnePlus 6 details from leaking ahead of the official announcement.



According to the listing, which showed the smartphone in Midnight Black and Mirror Black, the OnePlus 6 price for the 64 GB version will be sold for €519, which is equivalent to about $620.

Meanwhile, the 128 GB version will be sold for €569, which is equivalent to about $680. The prices coincide with earlier rumors that there will be a OnePlus 6 256 GB version, which will carry a price tag of $749.

The leaked product page also revealed that the OnePlus 6 release date, at least in Germany, will be on May 22. OnePlus will allow a limited number of customers to purchase the device on May 21 and a global release on the following day makes sense.

The images that were showcased in the product page looked similar to previously leaked OnePlus 6 renders, though the difference is that these are official pictures. The OnePlus 6 notch is seen, along with a dual rear camera and the fingerprint scanner below it.



OnePlus 6 Specs Confirmed

In addition to the revelation of the possible price and release date, the leaked Amazon product page also confirmed previously reported OnePlus 6 specifications.

The OnePlus 6 will come with a 6.28-inch AMOLED display, with resolution of 2,280 x 1,080, and it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The smartphone will have 6 GB of RAM for its 64 GB and 128 GB versions, with 8 GB of RAM reportedly accompanying the 256 GB model.

Gorilla Glass 5 will be used to protect the smartphone, and the Amazon listing also confirmed water resistance. However, it was not specified whether the OnePlus will carry IP67 or IP68 certification.

The OnePlus will have a USB Type-C port and will incorporate the Dash Charge technology of OnePlus for faster charging.



The OnePlus 6 specs, along with its price and release date, will be officially revealed on May 16. The question now is whether OnePlus still has some surprises in store for the OnePlus 6.

Source : techtimes.com
A look at a Python vs PHP

People often argue about which programming language is superior, PHP or Python. This is a hard and somewhat incorrect question to consider. So let's get a little more specific. Python is a general-purpose language. A lot of programmers don't simply use Python for web development alone. With the right set of frameworks, it can be easily utilized for GUI application development and more complex things. Tkinter and Kivy may help you develop an application for a mobile or desktop platform. There are also Python libraries that are being successfully used for Big Data Science and Machine Learning. Offshore development companies make some crazy things with this programming language.



PHP, on the other hand, is mostly associated with the web development. It's not like you couldn't make a non-web application in PHP. But you wouldn't.

So instead of doing a thankless job, we will try to decide what language is better to use for the web development specifically.

Let's talk numbers.

PHP was created in 1995 and since then has gathered an enormous community around itself. Programmers around the world still develop frameworks to expand the functionality of this language. PHP was used in the creation of websites like Wikipedia, Facebook, Yahoo and Tumblr. It undoubtedly dominates the web development market with its share of around 80 percent. So the question about which one is more popular, PHP or Python, for web development, is already resolved.




Python was created in 1991. There are much fewer Python-made websites, but this language wins in a traffic-per-website competition. It is used in Google services, YouTube, Dropbox, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Spotify and Quora. It is also used a lot for the purposes of browser automation, machine learning, web scraping, data analysis and the Internet of Things.

If you plan on developing a website, you are probably going to choose between these two. Both have their advantages and disadvantages in certain situations, as many other programming languages. Both languages are open-source and multi-platform. They both also have a detailed documentation and an actively contributing community. But let's see how they differ from one another.

We already know that PHP is times more commonly used in the server-side web development than any other language. Its community has created many useful and popular frameworks for it: Laravel, Symfony, Zend, CodeIgniter, CakePHP and many more. With a decent knowledge and the right choice of frameworks, you can make the web functionality of PHP universal. Also, PHP syntax is quite forgiving, which some can assume a good thing. But I think it's important to have some standards in the code. Otherwise, it gets unclean and hard to read.

Web development with Python is more user-friendly. It has less web-dedicated frameworks but still, with Django, Flask and Pyramid, you can cover nearly anything regarding the web. If you prefer an asynchronous approach, there are frameworks like Twisted, Tornado, AsyncIO and AIOHTTP. You've got all the tools you need.




Also, this language has a much clearer syntax. It's strict but yet simple, highly readable and standardized. The resulting code in Python is always more elegant and transparent than the one in PHP. It will be easier to adjust and modify it later.

I guess there is no clear answer to our question. If you do want to dedicate yourself only to the web development and aren't afraid of any inconsistency in the syntax, you would probably consider choosing PHP. However, if you are new to the programming or haven't fully decided what would you do with the language you learn, try Python. With its easy learning curve and programming versatility, it is going to be a great way for you to start programming stuff.
How to get back "view image" button in Google Images search

Google two Months ago removed the View Image button that appeared when you clicked on a picture which let you open the image alone, this button was really really useful for users, but now you must do steps to save an image.



The intention seems to be either stopping people from taking an image altogether or driving them through to the website where the image is found, so that the website can serve ads and get revenue and so people are more likely to see any associated copyright information. That’s great news for publishers, but it’s an annoying additional step for someone trying to find a picture.

Now you’ll have to wait for a website to load and then scroll through it to find the image. Websites sometimes disable the ability to right click, too, which would make it even harder for someone to grab a photo they’re looking for.


So if you are a Google chrome user well this Tutorial will help you RESTORE "view image" button :


Click here to download the extension.

If you have any question feel free to write it in the comment section down below.