When Samsung first launched its line of Galaxy Be aware smartphones, they had been differentiated by their giant measurement, their excessive efficiency, and their stylus pens. Now, as high-end smartphones all begin to look, properly, sort of the identical, it’s more durable for the Be aware to face out. However Samsung has managed to do it once more: assume Fortnite, a selfie-snapping Pen, a large battery, and extra storage than you may ever want. The corporate additionally simply launched a sleek-looking new Galaxy-branded smartwatch. The query we nonetheless have, although, is: Why does Samsung’s upcoming good speaker seem like some sort of alien overlord?
Present notes: You could find the Galaxy Be aware 9 story right here. Additionally learn our evaluation of the final one, the Galaxy Be aware eight, which acquired a excessive score.
Suggestions this week: Mike recommends Alto’s Odyssey. Arielle recommends Jessi Hempel’s story on Magic Leap. Lauren recommends utilizing your smartphone to truly make a telephone name: name your mother and say hello, or name a mom-like determine; and should you don’t have that, simply name somebody who you want and care about. She says glad birthday to her mother!
Ship this week’s hosts suggestions on their private Twitter feeds. Lauren Goode is @laurengoode, and Michael Calore is @snackfight. Co-host Arielle Pardes is (@pardesoteric). Bling the primary hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme track is by Photo voltaic Keys.
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