August 24th, 2017 · 56 minutes
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 8. Is the pent-up demand from Note fans enough to move things past last year's disaster? Meanwhile, Apple is reported to be dialing back its self-driving car project, and Jason and Stephen are still thinking about the eclipse they witnessed earlier this week.
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The Galaxy Note 8 is here, and Samsung is hopeful that consumers who appreciate the Note’s features and its signature stylus will be willing to give the brand another chance after months of hearing warnings aboard airplanes and other public transit about the dangers and potential for destruction posed by the recalled smartphone.
Galaxy Note 8 has arrived. Looking a lot like a Galaxy S8 with dual cameras and a stylus... which is not a bad thing at all.
The company has put off any notion of an Apple-branded autonomous vehicle and is instead working on the underlying technology that allows a car to drive itself.
"We’re focusing on autonomous systems,” Cook said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that amounted to his most detailed comments yet on Apple’s automotive plans.
Elon Musk has posted the official first photo of his SpaceX space suit on Instagram, teasing that more details will come in a few days. Musk says the suit actually works, and was tested to double vacuum pressure.
Jason's eclipse story.
Stephen and Jason's podcast, recorded during and after the solar eclipse.
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