Remember last week when Samsung unveiled its “foldable” phone? Well, it appears there are still a few wrinkles to iron out. Meanwhile, Google walkout organizers say they’re facing retaliation from the company, a new Game of Thrones episode has come, and John Legend is putting Siri to shame. Here’s the news you need to know in two minutes or less.
Google retaliates against walkout organizers
Two Google employees who worked to organize a walkout of thousands of employees last November say the company is now retaliating against them. The employee claims range from demotions to forced medical leave. It’s not a great look for a company that just disbanded its AI Ethics Council this month.
Samsung delayed its foldable phone
Samsung’s much-hyped Galaxy Fold is on hold after review units sent out over the past couple of weeks failed fantastically. From flickering like a strobe light to bulges bubbling under the surface, it turns out making a usable foldable phone isn’t an open-and-shut process.
John Legend is your new Google Assistant
If you tell your Google Assistant to “talk like a Legend,” prepare for the smooth croons of Grammy-winner John Legend. It’s an interesting example of how digitally copied voices can make computers more fun to talk to, but it also opens the door to fake recordings meant to deceive. How accurate is Google’s attempt to re-create John Legend? Listen for yourself.
A big, juicy, controversial thing happened in Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode. We aren’t going to spoil it for you here if you haven’t seen it, but if you have and you need to talk, we have an episode review (and podcast) to get you through.
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