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Samsung offers a first look at 2019's foldable phone     – CNET
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The device will use Samsung’s new “Infinity Flex Display” that’s a tablet when opened and a phone when closed.

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A look at 5G's most promising applications — for now     – CNET
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There’s a lot of hype around 5G. CNET’s Ask Maggie offers a glimpse into some of the cool things it will enable — and why you should care.

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HBO's Watchmen first look teases mysterious man in yellow     – CNET
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Who is he?

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Scientists look to music of volcanos to better monitor eruptions
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Enlarge / The Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador is “the largest pipe organ you’ve ever come across.” (credit: Silvia Vallejo Vargas/Insituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador).) Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which has been spewing lava since May, gave a few key clues to scientists that an eruption might be imminent. Now, it looks like sound might […]

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A realistic look at AI in science fiction
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(video link) Robin Sloan writes about artificial intelligence in his latest novel, Sourdough, but he has also been writing with help from AI, too. In the latest episode of Ars Technica Live, filmed before actual humans at Oakland bar Eli’s Mile High Club, I talked to Sloan about his work. We started out by discussing […]

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A Nanoscale Look At a Complete Fly Brain
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Controlled Environments Magazine: Two high-speed electron microscopes. 7,062 brain slices. 21 million images. For a team of scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, these numbers add up to a technical first: a high-resolution digital snapshot of the adult fruit fly brain. […]

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A look at Chrome’s new tab design
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Chrome is getting a major redesign soon, and this week new changes have started to land in the Chrome’s nightly “Canary” build. Google is launching a new version of Material Design across its products, called the “Google Material Theme,” and after debuting in Android P and Gmail.com, it’s starting to roll out across other Google’s major […]

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Ribbons and Tabs Give OnlyOffice Suite a Fresh Look
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Ascensio System SIA recently released its free office suite upgrade — OnlyOffice Desktop Editors — with a ribbon and tab interface plus numerous updated features. The refresh makes version 5.1 a potential alternative to Web versions of the Microsoft Office suite and Google Docs for Linux users. The three-module set of OnlyOffice Desktop Editors has […]

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VR games can look amazing with this game-changing imaging tech     – CNET
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New displays and something called foveated rendering could make a world of difference.

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