Samsung Galaxy S9 focuses on the camera

New and improved camera capabilities are the main thrust of Samsung’s pitch for its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and larger S9+.The handsets gain a super-slow-motion facility designed to make it easy to extend key moments of action. They also gain a type of lens that should improve low-light …

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Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

HuaweiSamsung is casting a long shadow over this year’s Mobile World Congress.The technology industry get-together in Barcelona is set to be dominated by the launch of its Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets.The reaction from many rivals – including Huawei, HTC and LG – appears to have been to hold off …

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel made $638 million last year

Snapchat may have struggled during its first year as a public company, but you wouldn’t know it from the CEO’s pay.Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat’s parent company, received $638 million in total compensation in 2017, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.The vast …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

The images were discovered hidden via a hack of Unpacked 2018, a program that the company has asked invitees to Sunday’s launch of the handset in Barcelona to download. The disclosure backs up details divulged by earlier unverified leaks about the Galaxy S9. Experts say the revelations threaten to detract …

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AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said. The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, criminals and terrorists. Those designing …

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