Samsung announces new foldable phones and smart watches

Samsung’s latest devices, including the Galaxy Z Flip4 (pictured above) and the Galaxy Z Fold4 are now available to pre-order online ahead of their launch on 26th August. Available in Graphite, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 boasts a compact design featuring a folding glass display with FHD+ resolution.  The improved Flex Mode means hands-free shooting is…

ShinyShiny snippets: Bitcoin dropped 50% in value since November high

The value of Bitcoin continued to fall over the weekend as it dropped below $34,000 (£27,630), according to the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange. The world's largest cryptocurrency by market value has now fallen by 50% since its peak in November last year. The slide in the value of digital assets comes as stock markets around the…

ShinyShiny snippets: Samsung ad criticised by women’s running groups

Samsung's latest advert has been criticised by some women's running groups and safety campaigners for being "unrealistic". The film shows a young woman getting up at 02:00 to go for a run through the streets of a city alone. Samsung says the aim was to show runners working to their own schedules. But women's safety…

ShinyShiny snippets: Samsung Galaxy A33 leaks in full

Image: @Evleaks Samsung’s Galaxy A33, rumored to be the most affordable of the three devices the company will announce on March 17th, has leaked in full. Evan Blass has posted a series of renders of the phone over on Twitter, while Appuals has its specs. These include a 6.4-inch 90Hz 1080p OLED display, a 5,000mAh battery,…

ShinyShiny snippets: Samsung records record profits

Technology giant Samsung Electronics has said it expects to post a 52% jump in profit for the last three months of 2021, amid the global chip shortage. The world's biggest memory chip maker estimates that it made 13.8tn won ($11.5bn; £8.5bn) in the period. That would be its highest fourth-quarter operating profit in four years.…

ShinyShiny: Facebook pulls facial recognition system

Facebook's facial recognition system will be shut down and faceprints will be deleted for over a billion people, the social media giant has announced. The technology automatically identifies users in pictures and videos but Facebook has decided to remove it, citing increased concerns about its use. Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Facebook, wrote…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Samsung launches Galaxy 4 watches

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, as it hits reset on its smartwatch range. It has replaced its own TizenOS operating system for Google's Wear OS, and killed off the Active 2 range in favour of a singular smartwatch brand. It was revealed at an Unpacked event,…

7 Top Tips for Creating the Perfect Pancake

The Bake King, AKA Ben Cullen, has come up with the top do’s and don'ts for creating the perfect pancake this Shrove Tuesday.  Ben's top tip is to not beat yourself up with “over-beating the mix” – as millions fail before it hits the pan by over-mixing the ingredients. And it really is all in…

Samsung launches solar remote at CES 2021

Samsung solar remote The Consumer Electronics Show, known colloquially as CES, is upon us, writes Ashley Norris. One area we will be looking for this year is the rise of the eco-gadgets that are designed not to guzzle up as much power and help reduce an individual’s carbon footprint. A bit…