This week we met the latest top-of-the-line phones from Samsung, the $1,200, the $1,000 S22 Plus and the $800 just plain . (Here’s a to help you parse the particulars.) And not a moment too soon: Apple’s been making steady progress in locking up the , at Samsung’s expense.
The arrival of the lineup also is a strong signal that we may have seen the last of Samsung’s Galaxy Note line, at least in name. The S22 Ultra is the heir apparent to the Note’s status as the home for Samsung’s fanciest features, not least a place to store the S Pen. “It’s a visually striking design that works well on such a large phone,” CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco writes in her first impressions of the S22 Ultra.
Her story is among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.
Commentary: Rest easy, Note.
The best quantum computers in the world are not powerful enough to hack bitcoin.
Commentary: It’s time to start investing in sustainable happiness instead of chasing fleeting standards of beauty.
Cyberattacks are a part of Russia’s military strategy.
And I’m not alone. More and more people have returned to older consoles as a refuge in difficult times.
The wildly popular Netflix series drew criticism for its English translation. But the real issue is the dismal pay and harsh work conditions experienced subtitlers face.
Commentary: The metaverse event could have used more of Samsung’s Galaxy.
A supporting character is the owner of a Lexus dealership, and there’s a whole scene set in the showroom.
Spoiler: It’s because I’m a terrible parent.