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January 5, 2020, 1:30 AM

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Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Samsung announces its next Galaxy Unpacked event, where Galaxy S10 and Fold successors are expected, will be held on February 11 in San Francisco  —  The Galaxy S11 (or is it S20?) is fast-approaching, and Samsung always announces its new S-series flagship phones in February or March.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
David Ruddock / Android Police:
A decade after debut, Chrome OS seems to have stalled out, as the future of the web “catching up” to make Chromebook a true laptop seems as remote as ever  —  Nearly ten years ago, Google shipped an unassuming, totally unbranded laptop to a large group of journalists and tech enthusiasts …
The Verge:
What to expect at CES 2020: 5G phones, 4K HDR TVs and HDMI 2.1, dual-screen laptops, gaming CPUs, smart home devices, game consoles, and more  —  CES will have a lot of little companies taking big swings  —  In 2020, this is what to expect in the world of consumer tech: the best stuff is going to get more powerful and more premium.
Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
US limits the export of geospatial imagery software that may be used to automate the process of identifying targets; industry feared a much broader crackdown  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration took measures on Friday to crimp exports of artificial intelligence software as part …
Jeff Stone / CyberScoop:
Following US assassination of Iran's Soleimani, newly created Twitter and Instagram accounts are spreading many thousands of pro-Iranian hashtags and messages  —  The U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top security and intelligence commander also triggered a wave of social media propaganda apparently meant …
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Google is ending its print-replica magazine service, launched in 2012 as the Play Magazines app, and is refunding payments to users  —  The venerable Egon Spangler once said, “print is dead.”  The statement may have been premature, but today it feels a little more on point because Google …
Danielle Morrill:
Sam Altman loses 2015 bet against a tech bubble, as 1 of the 3 portfolios failed to achieve its proposed valuation by Jan. 1, 2020, will give $100K to a charity  —  In 2015, Sam Altman wrote a post titled “Bubble Talk” which lamented the “boring reading” of ongoing press coverage of a bubble …
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Lenovo announces ThinkSmart View, a smart display for Microsoft Teams, available this month for $349  —  The new personal business communications device makes it easier for mobile workers to conduct Microsoft Teams audio and video calls.  —  Lenovo on Friday announced the expansion …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
A look at the Hype House “collab house”, a collective of 19 young influencers renting an LA mansion, whose TikTok group handle amassed 3M followers in ~10 days  —  The city is home to a land rush of “collab houses,” where the content creators are getting younger and younger.

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