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  • The Harsh Truth Behind Samsung’s Phone Repair Program

    The Harsh Truth Behind Samsung’s Phone Repair Program

    It turns out that Samsung’s repair program isn’t as breezy as we initially thought. In the past few days, we’ve discovered some harsh truths about Android’s best-selling smartphone maker. The company has quietly parted ways with iFixit on phone repair kits. It has also required independent repair shops to disclose identifying information about the customers…


  • Google I/O: Hands-on With Project Astra, the AI Assistant of the Future

    Google I/O: Hands-on With Project Astra, the AI Assistant of the Future

    As usual, Google I/O 2024 is an absolute whirlwind of news and announcements. This year, rather than focusing on hardware, Android, or Chrome, Google spent most of this year’s developers’ conference convincing us that its AI features are worth prioritizing. One of those projects is Project Astra, a multimodal AI assistant you can semi-converse with…