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Welcome to your weekend! While the weird situation around Samsung's Galaxy Fold dominated things this week, there were other notable stories. Check out a few of them below, along with news from Friday including a Gmail extension you might like and an Avengers: Endgame Easter Egg in Google search.
Open the Google homepage and search for "Thanos." Then, click the Infinity Gauntlet that appears in the supervillain's Knowledge Graph card.
After spending a week with the Galaxy Fold, Christopher Velazco found a lot to love about its groundbreaking design. The only problem is it comes with so many compromises that he concluded "almost no one should consider buying one." We couldn't score the $1,980 device without testing a US production unit first (ours was a European model), but as we found out a few hours later -- that might not happen for a while.
Remember iFixit's teardown of a pre-release Samsung Galaxy Fold? Great, now forget it. Samsung requested -- via the "trusted partner" that provided the donor device -- that iFixit pull its teardown, and the site complied voluntarily. Of course, the Internet Archive is still there if you really want to see the Fold's hinge undressed, or you could wait for a new release date so iFixit can grab a retail model and find out what, if anything, is different.
Sony's Interactive Entertainment (SIE) arm has commented on the PlayStation's future, in that there's no chance of seeing the successor to the PlayStation 4 in stores any time between now and April 2020.
Michael Leggett has launched Simplify, a free Chrome extension meant to streamline your inbox. Simplify moves all of Gmail's sidebar icons to discrete drop-down and pull-up menus. It relocates the search feature to a less prominent location and moves core functions, like delete, to the top bar. It also eliminates color-coded labels and places the create new mail button in the bottom right corner, where the new mail window opens.
It's the most wonderful time of the year -- if you like nanometers, clock speeds and laptop refreshes. Intel's 9th-generation chips have arrived, while NVIDIA has unveiled its GTX 16-series mobile GPUs to bring more performance punch to your next laptop. We've summarized all the new models, but it's worth paying attention to some more interesting options like Razer's upgraded Blade series.
But wait, there's more...
- 'Avengers Endgame' demands to be seen in IMAX (no spoilers!)
- How Oppo fit a 10x zoom camera into its 5G phone
- We've found 2019's song of the summer: AI generates non-stop stream of death metal
- Teenager sues Apple for $1 billion, claiming facial recognition led to false arrest
- Pixel 3a leak shows Google's mid-range phone in full
- Our readers review the Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Sony's 98-inch 8K TV will cost a staggering $70,000
- WiFi is the ultimate pitmaster in Traeger's Ironwood 650 grill
- Samsung's strange, gigantic Galaxy View is ready for round two
- Google bans developer with half a billion app downloads from Play Store
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