Samsung debuts Galaxy Watch with improved battery and health features | VentureBeat

Yet another announcement from Samsung. I’m sure this will be a good watch choice for Android users and I admit that the styling is attractive. As for me, I’m staying with the iPhone and the Apple Watch. The Galaxy Watch is shipping on the 24th of this month. 

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Samsung is officially saying goodbye to the “Gear” smartwatch brand in favor of a new name — Galaxy Watch. And as it announced today at its Unpacked event in New York City, its latest wearable includes some noteworthy improvements to the two-year-old Gear S3 lineup…
— Read on venturebeat.com/2018/08/09/samsung-debuts-galaxy-watch-with-improved-battery-and-health-features/

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 announced with 6.4-inch screen and a huge battery – The Verge

For all you Android fans, this looks like a winner! You can pre-order it starting today.

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The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers some of the best specs of any Android smartphone available today. Preorders start on August 10th, and it goes on sale on August 24th. — Read on www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/9/17658576/samsung-galaxy-note-9-specs-price-release-date-camera-screen-battery-2018

General Magic: Oral History of the Influential Tech Company

About 20 years before the iPhone was introduced, a small group at Apple had a vision for a personal communicator. This was before the Internet existed and during a time when the only cell phones were huge bricks with massive batteries in a bag. This group spun out of Apple before Steve Jobs returned into a company called General Magic. This is a fascinating account of that history and the work that ultimately resulted in the creation of social media and the most popular personal communicator on the planet…the iPhone.

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An oral history of General Magic, an influential tech company founded by ex-Apple engineers, which invented important forerunners to the iPhone and other smartphones like the Sony Magic Link. Read on:

nymag.com/selectall/amp/2018/08/general-magic-oral-history-of-the-influential-tech-company.html