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Samsung Launches Foldable Galaxy Phone – Top Trending Stories

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!

#5

Samsung Launches Foldable Galaxy Phone, And You’ll Need a Mortgage to Purchase It

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Samsung has finally launched its foldable phone with a staggering six cameras that sport a 7.3-inch screen when unfolded. If you want to purchase one of these you’ll end up with a mortgage of up to $2000. The phone has been launched in the United States. Will be available for purchase by 26th of April. Samsung teamed up with Andriod developers to make software specifically for this foldable phone. “App Continuity” is a special feature in this phone that lets a user continue an open app from unfolded phone to start from where he left while using the unfolded screen. Foldable phones are a way of generating interest in the minds of the consumer. And its too early to call it a success. Plus Apple too has filed for foldable phone patent, recently.

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#4

Google Hides Microphone in Nest, Gets Blasted by US Senator

Photo of Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

 It has been revealed that Google hid a mic in its Nest thermostat learning product for home users. In fact, after the story broke out, Google said that the hidden mic wasn’t meant to be a secret. Consumers are unsure what the device might have recorded and why Google did it in the first place. Senator Warner has blasted Google because of this and has asked for a hearing in the Congress soon.

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#3

Twitter is Launching New Reply Feature Testing, You Can Apply

Jack Dorsey at an event

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Twitter CEO in October had said that he wants to have a Twitter, which is more responsible. In essence, a place where people who use Twitter can have a more meaningful debate. Now in its latest update to Twitter, it has launched public testing of its new reply feature.

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#2

Musk Says, Self-Driving Tesla is Round the Corner, So What’s Stopping It?

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Elon Musk has said that Tesla is capable of producing fully automated cars that can drive on their own without the need for a driver. So, what’s stopping it from launching Tesla cars with self-driving technology? According to Musk, it’s the regulators that are preventing this technology. However, the Tesla cars already come with semi-automated driving features.

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#1

China’s Nano Fibre Technology can Make Space Elevators

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The research team at Tsinghua University in China has said that they have developed a fibre, which is so strong that it can help build a space elevator. The fibre is so strong that it cannot break under heavy pressure of even 800 tonnes or equivalent to the weight of 160 elephants. According to the research team, the technology can replace the lithium-ion battery technology and enable electric cars such as Tesla travel up to 16,000 km per charge.

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