New Samsung Phones, Record Heat in Antarctica, and More News

New Samsung Phones, Record Heat in Antarctica, and More News

Samsung is unveiling and Antarctica is ailing, but first: a cartoon about marriage in the age of social media.Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!Today’s NewsEverything Samsung announced at its ‘Unpacked’ eventSamsung kicked off its Galaxy Unpacked…

Judge Rules That T-Mobile Can Acquire Sprint

Judge Rules That T-Mobile Can Acquire Sprint

You’ll likely have one less choice for mobile service soon.Last year, nine states and the District of Columbia filed suit to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion acquisition of Sprint. Tuesday, a federal judge ruled against the states, allowing the merger to move forward. The deal still needs approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, but it’s…

China’s Hacking Spree Will Have a Decades-Long Fallout

China’s Hacking Spree Will Have a Decades-Long Fallout

At a press conference announcing the indictment of four Chinese hackers Monday, US Attorney General William Barr spoke out loud what had long been discussed only over drinks at security conferences: Some of the biggest hacks of Americans’ private data in the past decade had been the work of the Chinese government, resulting in a…

Flipboard TV: Price, Details, Release Date

There’s a streaming service for pretty much everything now. Companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu offer a smorgasbord of licensed and original video series. HBONow, Disney+, and Apple TV+ satisfy the exclusive content snobs, or those held hostage by animated IP. But when it comes to premium news videos, there isn’t really just one destination;…

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra: Price, Specs, Release Date

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra: Price, Specs, Release Date

Today, at its annual Galaxy Unpacked hardware event in San Francisco, Samsung announced its flagship (read: very expensive!) line of Galaxy phones, as well as a few more affordable alternatives and a smattering of other accessories.The company also unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, its second stab at a folding phone after the much-maligned Galaxy Fold.…

A 747 Set a New Record for Crossing the Atlantic

A 747 Set a New Record for Crossing the Atlantic

Here’s a good piece of trivia for you: What’s the fastest commercial airliner in operation? As of Sunday, the answer might be “the Boeing 747″—not bad for an airliner that first entered service 50 years ago. On Saturday evening at 6:47 pm ET, British Airways 747-400, tail number G-CIVP, took off from John F. Kennedy…