Samsung Will Show Galaxy S10 & Announces Unpacked; Google Adds Activity Cards to Search; Apple Says Biggest Impact Will Be On Health; Tesla Roadster Will HoverPosted: January 10, 2019
Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S10 at a Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20th…a week prior to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. According to 9to5google.com, Samsung Newsroom confirms the event will take place in San Francisco at 11am at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. They will reportedly show off a fully functional folding phone, as well as 3 versions of the Galaxy S10. A higher-end 4th model will drop later in the spring and have 5G connectivity.
Google is adding ‘activity cards’ to help your search on mobile. Cnet.com reports that it will pop up a related activity drop down menu to give you a leg up on previous searches- to either start where you left off or avoid repeating something you already found. You can mark a page to check later by touching the activity card link. The feature is rolling out today in the US.
In an interview (with CNBC), Apple’s Tim Cook says Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind will be its contribution to health care. Businessinsider.com says Cook expanded on this by saying “Because our business has always been about enriching people’s lives. And as we’ve gotten into healthcare more and more through the Watch and through other things that we’ve created with ResearchKit and CareKit and putting your medical records on the iPhone, this is a huge deal.” It’s worth noting that it’s also a huge deal because $3.5 trillion was spent on healthcare in 2017, according to Uncle Sam. That’s a pretty enormous market for Apple to tap!
Elon Musk is noted for saying and Tweeting some outrageous things. A fair number of those things have actually happened, too. Musk had said that the new Tesla Roadster would incorporate a ‘SpaceX package’ that will include cold air thrusters. Now, he’s added a claim that the car will actually be able to hover over the ground! Electrek.co reports that Tesla is trying to get the vehicle to market by 2020. If you want one, the $200,000 version requires a $50,000 deposit, and the $250,000 Founders Series takes a heart-stopping $250,000 deposit…the fun price in advance!