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Recent articles by Shara:

Samsung confirms no new Note at Unpacked, but will bring S Pen to its foldables

The company's head of mobile also says Samsung will introduce new models of the Z Fold and Z Flip that feature updated materials. → Read More

Samsung's new foldables will arrive at Unpacked on Aug. 11

The tech giant plans to host a virtual event at 7 a.m. PT, where it's expected to show off foldable phones that are more affordable. → Read More

Samsung's next phones will have scratch- and reflection-resistant cameras

That's thanks to a new lens cover from Corning that combines glass and coatings to improve durability and image quality. → Read More

Samsung's new foldables will arrive at Unpacked on Aug. 11

The tech giant plans to host a virtual event at 7 a.m. PT, where it's expected to show off foldable phones that are more affordable. → Read More

5G phones are more affordable than ever. But the killer app is still missing

The industry can't stop cheerleading the rise of 5G despite an experience that isn't materially better than 4G. → Read More

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 Plus will speed up gaming, AI in high-end 5G phones

And it will arrive in devices in the third quarter of 2021. → Read More

The broadband gap's dirty secret: Redlining still exists in digital form

Communities that couldn't get mortgage loans in the 1940s are the same areas without fast home internet service today. There's no easy fix. → Read More

Microsoft expands low-cost broadband push to 8 cities to address racial, digital inequality

The Airband program is designed to provide inexpensive internet access and computers. → Read More

Broadband costs too much for some people. Fixing that won't be easy

The US digital divide isn't just due to lack of service. In many cases, it's caused by the lack of affordable options. → Read More

New Qualcomm 5G modem will connect robots in factories, tractors in the field

The 315 5G modem promises to let internet of things devices tap into faster connectivity. → Read More

Apple brings sign language support to its stores, plans new accessibility features

A new feature will let people who only have the use of one arm control an Apple Watch by clenching their fist or pinching their fingers. → Read More

Samsung to attend MWC virtually, but the show will still go on in person in Barcelona

A growing list of companies, including Ericsson and Google, have withdrawn from the mobile conference, which will take place in June. → Read More

Samsung gets boost from Galaxy S21 in first quarter

The electronics giant reports 45% increase in operating profit, thanks to a rebound in its mobile unit. → Read More

Samsung's third Unpacked event of 2021 set for April 28

It's unclear what the tech giant will announce, but earlier rumors point to new laptops. → Read More

Samsung's Galaxy A Series starts at $110 for 4G, $280 for 5G phone in the US

The company now has one of the cheapest 5G phones in the US with its Galaxy A32 5G. → Read More

Samsung's Galaxy A Series starts at $110 for 4G, $280 for 5G phone in the US

The company now has one of the cheapest 5G phones in the US with its Galaxy A32 5G. → Read More

LG will shut down smartphone business in July to focus on smart home, robotics

It's the end of an era for the one-time phone giant, which has struggled to compete with Apple, Samsung and Chinese brands. → Read More

LG will shut down smartphone business in July to focus on smart home, robotics

It's the end of an era for the one-time phone giant, which has struggled to compete with Apple, Samsung and Chinese brands. → Read More

MWC will take place in person in Barcelona, but Google, Ericsson and others won't be there

A growing list of companies have announced they're withdrawing from the mobile conference, which will take place in June. → Read More

TCL experiments with foldable, rollable displays in the same mobile device

Company sketches and renderings seen by CNET show how TCL may incorporate the two new screen technologies to make a smartphone that expands into a big tablet. → Read More