Honor announces its first post-Huawei...
Honor has announced the new V40 5G flagship phone, its first since Huawei sold the company off to a Shenzhen-based consortium of Chinese partners. The phone is exclusive to China for now, but Honor’s V-series usually makes its way to the rest of the world under “View” branding. The V40 has a 6.72-inch OLED screen [...]
Samsung Display is mass-producing 90H...
Samsung’s 2020 Galaxy Chromebook. | Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge Samsung Display has announced plans to mass-produce the world’s first 90Hz OLED screens designed for laptops and says that “several global IT companies” are expected to release models with the new panels this year. Manufacturing will begin in March in “very large quantities,” [...]
Trump pardons convicted ex-Google eng...
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images One of President Trump’s final acts in office is to pardon a former Google engineer who was convicted of stealing trade secrets. Anthony Levandowski worked for Google’s self-driving car division, now called Waymo, before leaving to found Otto, a self-driving truck company that was acquired by Uber. He was sentenced [...]
VLC now runs natively on M1 Macs
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The latest update to ubiquitous open-source media player VLC is here, and it comes with native support for Apple silicon Mac computers — the new versions of the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, and the Mac mini with Apple’s own M1 processor. VLC 3.0.12 also includes some visual [...]
Samsung heir ordered back to prison o...
Jay Y. Lee arrives at the Seoul High Court on November 09, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea | Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Lee Jae-yong — known as Jay Y. Lee in the West — the de facto leader and heir to the Samsung Group conglomerate, has been ordered back to prison for two years [...]