Feels Like The Future, But Is That Enough?

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the second iteration of its full-size folding phone. Or, more accurately, folding tablet since it’s a chunky phone when closed, a slim, elegant tablet when open.

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There’s no doubt it’s a classy, premium device and there’s also no doubt that it challenges your expectations. When open, the display is almost square, which is an unusual shape. When closed, it’s a normal sized phone but for the significantly increased thickness. So, is this a phone you should consider, and if so, for what? And does the new tech and striking design justify the considerable price?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Novel design

The holy grail

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‘Genshin Impact’ Feels Destined To Change The Gaming Industry

At this point, it feels like a long time ago that Genshin Impact first made its debut in the western gaming consciousness. It…did not go well. The game was widely derided as a knock-off of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with a similar art style, the ability to climb anything in the world limited only by a stamina meter, music that evoked the Legend of Zelda series, and other systems like cooking and fire propagation. Now that the game has arrived, however, the conversation has turned on a dime. Genshin Impact is a fine, well-crafted game, and the world is taking immediate notice.

Despite competing with the US for the title of largest gaming market in the world, Chinese-developed games are viewed with suspicion in the west, and there aren’t a ton of crossover hits. The initial reaction to Genshin Impact shows

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In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides

TAINAN, Taiwan — The United States and China are wrestling to lead the world in artificial intelligence, 5G wireless and other cutting-edge technologies. But the real wizardry that makes those advancements possible is being performed on a yam-shaped island that sits between them, geographically and politically.

On Taiwan’s southern rim, inside an arena-size facility stretched out among lush greenery and coconut palms, colossal machines are manipulating matter at unimaginably tiny scale. A powerful laser vaporizes droplets of molten tin, causing them to emit ultraviolet light. Mirrors focus the light into a beam, which draws features into a silicon wafer with the precision, as one researcher put it, “equivalent to shooting an arrow from Earth to hit an apple placed on the moon.”

The high-performance computer chips that emerge from this process go into the brains of the latest tech products from both sides of the Pacific. Or at least they

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