Samsung's Galaxy Note is coming (all while we keep waiting for the Fold) (The 3:59, Ep. 574)
Welcome to 3:59, I'm Joan E.
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So the Samsung phone everyone is curious about is still a ghost, but we know more about a Samsung phone, Phone that maybe not everybody's as anticipating.
Samsung will show off its Galaxy Note 10 during a flashy unpacked event on August 7th in Brooklyn, Arshara Tipkin reported from her sources.
Now that launch isn't for two months so plenty of that can change but meanwhile we're still waiting on Samsung's latest ghost, the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold.
May actually materialize sometime.
It missed its release date of April, we're now deep into June because of screen problems with the review units.
Since then, the company hasn't given a release date, but an executive said during a speech Tuesday that the Fold is quote unquote ready to hit the markets.
So we know that the Note Which should be unveiled in a couple months.
Doesn't fold, it also is gonna be lacking something else that people care about.
What have you heard?>> Yeah, there's a lot of complaints that it's not going to have a headphone jack.
I use a Galaxy S 10 currently and I love that it has a headphone jack.
I think there are still a lot of people that really want headphone jacks I unfortunately the note 10 doesn't look like it's going to have one which is a huge pain in the ****.
Because a lot of people still like their headphone jack.
You know, like I understand that bluetooth headphones are a lot more convenient and you know you don't have to have all these wires but There's definitely a barrier to that also, just from a security perspective to like leave your bluetooth on at all times.
That like security do so.
There's also a conundrum straight out of Jurassic Park Crispr the burgeoning gene editing technology that acts like a molecular blade.
Can be used to resurrect extinct species like the woolly mammoth.
But just because we could.
Does that mean that we should crisper stoking conversations about this concept of D extinction.
But it raises questions about our responsibilities to species that are endangered right now versus ones that are long gone.
Also the ethics of this all what about this freaks you out the most?
The thing that freaks me out the most is I have this feeling that the moment any extinct creature is brought back, it'll be immediately sold to an extremely rich person for consumption.
There's going to be some billionaire out there is like, Yeah, I definitely want to eat a mammoth.
It's just going to fund this whole industry.
Of that and everything sucks basically.
Yeah the world is awful.>> OK.
There's a new court case that deals with your car's data privacy.
What's going on.
Yeah, so this is a case coming out of Georgia's Supreme Court.
This has been argued since about 2014, I went through the trial court of appeals and this is the first time it's heard on a grand stage like this.
So your car collects a lot of data about you through its black box that's usually used for like crash analysis.
It knows if your seat belts were in and knows like how fast you are going when you were breaking how many people are in your car and things like that.
But it also serves as like the central computer system of your car.
So if your car has an Infotainment system now, that plays music or makes calls for you, like a built in GPS.
It goes through that black box.
So, police officers currently are able to go and download the data off of that That black box and get all that personal information about you with they got that information in this Georgia case without a warrant.
Now they say they were doing that for crash analysis.
But if you look at the way cars are going now once you have self driving cars.
That have cameras on them.
It's not crazy to imagine that these black boxes would also have video feeds.
And the idea is to establish a legal precedent.
Now, to say that police officers definitely need a warrant for this kind of information before-
Connected cars make cars.
Even more computerized.
Well, for these stories and more you can check us out on cnet.com.
I'm Joni Salzman.
Thanks for listening.