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Recent articles by Shara:

Royole's new foldable display could soon appear in ZTE phones

But first, the Chinese company's third-generation Cicada Wing screen will appear in the FlexPai 2 foldable smartphone. → Read More

Smartphone sales post biggest drop ever in Feb as coronavirus stops shoppers

COVID-19's spread in Asia also caused manufacturing problems for handset makers, something Apple warned about last month. → Read More

Smartphone shipments see record drop as coronavirus stops shoppers

Global smartphone shipments fell 38% in February from the same period a year earlier, says Strategy Analytics. → Read More

3D printing may help supply more essential coronavirus medical gear

But that doesn't mean you can print yourself a mask at home. HP and others will work on 3D parts like ventilator valves and breathing filters. → Read More

Netherlands PM says what we all want to hear: There's enough toilet paper

Looking for toilet paper? You're not the only one. Shara Tibken/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. While we're cooped up at home, fretting over our coronavirus supply stockpiles, there's one thing we're wanting more than anything: toilet paper. At least one country has enough for a decade. In the Netherlands, people don't have… → Read More

Cannes Film Festival postponed in wake of coronavirus

Organizers are looking at dates in June or July for the high-profile event, assuming the virus has been contained by that point. → Read More

Cannes Film Festival postponed amid coronavirus

Organizers are looking at dates in June or July for the high-profile event, assuming the virus has been contained by then. → Read More

Samsung joins Apple, Microsoft in closing US stores to combat coronavirus

The South Korean giant only operates a handful of physical stores in the US. → Read More

No, 5G didn't cause the coronavirus pandemic

Influencers and Russia have linked the virus sweeping the globe to the new, super-fast wireless technology. They're wrong. → Read More

Apple closes all stores outside China until March 27 on coronavirus worries

The company also asks employees to work from home in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Sorry, Razr and Galaxy Z Flip: Foldable phones still need a win

The new wave of mobile phones continues to be plagued by worries about durability. → Read More

Samsung, Sony, Sharp join Qualcomm's roster of 5G handset makers

There are at least 70 phones in the works using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 technology for 5G phones. → Read More

Apple gets restraining order against man accused of stalking CEO Tim Cook

The company said Rakesh "Rocky" Sharma showed up at Cook's home with champagne and flowers. → Read More

Samsung made the ultra-thin glass used in its Galaxy Z Flip

The foldable display has been criticized for not being as durable as glass found in other phones. → Read More

Samsung confirms Z Flip's display really uses glass that's only 30 microns thin

The statement comes after questions about its display. A German company says it supplied the glass. → Read More

Meet Qualcomm's X60, the modem that will power 5G phones in 2021

The new modem doesn't deliver much faster peak speeds, but the average 5G download rates should be higher. → Read More

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhone supply and its quarterly revenue

The virus is taking a toll on the company, both with fewer Chinese customers shopping and a shutdown in factories. → Read More

Phone companies still holding MWC-like events in Barcelona are dwindling

The odds of a "shadow show" are becoming less likely as Oppo and Xiaomi delay their events. → Read More

Qualcomm makes case to appeals court that it didn't hurt competition

The company argues before the Ninth Circuit panel of three judges. → Read More

With MWC 2020 cancelled, most new Android phones face a tough debut

Smaller handset makers rely on events like Mobile World Congress to get attention for their devices. Some may still show up in Barcelona, Spain. → Read More