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Before the Galaxy S10 the original Samsung Galaxy S was a confusing

first_img Share your voice Sprint 27 Photos 3:28 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB, prism black) Samsung Event $899 Phones Comments fl_vibrant-720.jpg CNET Samsung Vibrant: T-MobileThe first Galaxy S variant to go on sale in the US, T-Mobile’s version had about the same specs as the global edition. Though it had the sleekest design of the four, the plastic skin felt cheap and much too slick. Running Android Eclair and Samsung’s TouchWiz (remember that?), it also came preloaded with Amazon Kindle for Android, MobiTV, Slacker Radio, a month of free Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi access and Samsung’s Media Hub. You even got a full-length copy of Avatar. I see you.Other features:16GB internal storagemicroSD card slotNo flash or front camera3G dataInitial price: $199 with a two-year contractRead our original Samsung Vibrant review.34121737_720.jpg CNET Samsung Captivate: AT&TGoing on sale in July, just days after the Vibrant, the Captivate was easily AT&T’s best Android phone to date. On the outside it has a sturdier build than the Vibrant, though it was more angular. Like the other Galaxy S phones, it debuted with Android Eclair and Samsung’s TouchWiz, but AT&T wonderfully kept the carrier bloatware to a minimum. Hardcore Android fans, though, wouldn’t have liked that AT&T restricted them from sideloading apps not in the Android Play (then called the Android Market).Other features:16GB internal storageCame with a 2GB microSD cardNo flash or front camera3G data$200 with a two-year contractRead our original Samsung Captivate review.samsung-epic-4g CNET Samsung Epic 4G: SprintArriving in August, the Epic 4G had two things big going for it: 4G data (surprise!) and a slide-out physical keyboard. OK, Sprint’s WiMax network wasn’t a true 4G technology, but the data speeds it delivered were fast for the time. The real keyboard was not unique in 2010 — it would be a few years before the touchscreen truly ruled — but Sprint’s (and Samsung’s decision) to strike its own design path muddied the Galaxy S waters. Naturally, it also was the bulkiest of the four. It also had Android Eclair and Samsung’s TouchWiz and a fair amount of Sprint-only apps.Other features:Mobile hotspot1GB internal storageCame with a 16GB microSD cardFlash and VGA front camera4G(-ish) data$250 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebateRead our original Samsung Epic 4G review.IMG_5217.JPG Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung Fascinate: VerizonThe last of the original Galaxy S phones to hit stores, the Fascinate was Verizon’s first Samsung Android phone. It ran Android Eclair, as well, and came with (of all things) Microsoft’s Bing Search and Bing Maps. As this was also the era of carrier-driven content and services, it also arrived stocked with V Cast Music and Video and VZ Navigator. Add in Samsung’s TouchWiz and it almost makes you wonder whether it was really an Android phone at all. Other features:Mobile hotspot2GB internal storageCame with a 16GB microSD cardFlash but no front camera3G dataInitial price: $199 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebateRead our original Samsung Fascinate review.galaxy-s-press-conference-2010-copyFormer Samsung CEO J.K. Shin unveils the original Galaxy S versions at a New York City event in June, 2010. Sarah Tew/CNET The Galaxy S2 to the Galaxy S10The next year, Samsung and the carriers didn’t make it easier with the Galaxy S2. No one added a keyboard this time, but the screen size, processor speeds and even the names varied between the different models. AT&T kept the Galaxy S2 label, but Sprint had the Epic 4G Touch, T-Mobile had the Galaxy S 4G. Finally in 2012 with the Galaxy S3, this dreadful trend stopped. From then on, the phone (and its name) was the same across the carrier board.The Galaxy S10 may wind up coming in multiple models like so many Galaxy versions before it, but the days of one brand-new phone for each carrier are thankfully far behind us. On Wednesday we’ll know for sure.First published Feb. 17.Update, Feb. 19: Updates throughout. How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus Samsung Galaxy S10 News • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus updates are already waiting for you Review • Galaxy S10 review: As good as the S10 Plus, in a smaller package See it See It Top 5 things we want to see in the Galaxy S10 Tagscenter_img All we know about the Galaxy S10 Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 3 Best Buy Here’s every Galaxy S phone since 2010 $899 $899 Galaxy S10 rumor roundup: Feb. 20 launch, March 8 ship date, specs, features and price Galaxy S10: 7 things it needs to stay ahead of top rival Huawei Galaxy S10 won’t save Samsung innovation, but folding Galaxy X, F, Fold or Flex could Abt Electronics Sprint’s phone went so far as to add (gasp!) a physical keyboard, while the other three were candy-bar designs. It was a thing carriers did at the time — stand apart from your rivals by marketing a unique device that only you had — but the result was a perplexing experience for customers. (Overseas customers had it easier — it was just called the Galaxy S.)At the base level, the US phones shared a few things — each had a 5-megapixel main camera, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1GHz Samsung-made Hummingbird processor and a 1,500-mAh lithium ion battery — but deeper down, customers had to make a decision. Camera flash or no? Do I want a mobile hotspot? How much storage do I need? As I said, it was a mess. Here’s how it broke down. See It $899 One of the original Galaxy S phones from 2010 (the Galaxy Captivate). Samsung As we await the release of the Galaxy S10 on Wednesday, the Galaxy S name represents the top of the Android world. It’s a reputation Samsung is proud to own for its flagship phone, and rightly so. But when Samsung introduced its first Galaxy S phone nine years ago, it was a different world altogether.In 2010, the Galaxy S was just another Android phone fighting for attention, and if you bought one, you may not have even known you had a Galaxy S at all. Though it landed at all four big US carriers around the same time, it was split into four personalities, one for each carrier. These names sounded straight out of a motivational seminar (the Captivate! the Fascinate!) and features varied slightly between the models. See It AT&T Samsung Sprint T-Mobilelast_img read more

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2 Suspects Arrested for Murder of 10YearOld Makiyah Wilson

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comThe last few days have been major in the investigation of the July 16 shooting rampage that killed 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson and injured several others in the Clay Terrace area of Northeast, D.C., as two suspects were arrested.Over the weekend, Qujuan Thomas, 20 of Southeast, D.C., was arrested on a first-degree-murder charge in relation to Wilson’s death.  About 5 a.m. on Monday morning, 21-year-old Quentin Michals turned himself in, and faces charges of first-degree-murder while armed. Both Thomas and Michals are expected in court Monday, according to Fox 5 DC.Quentin Michals turned himself into to police on Monday morning in relation to the murder of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson. (Courtesy photo)Court documents showed that Thomas has a violent past, as he took a plea deal for an armed robbery last summer and receiving a suspended a two-year sentence.On August 14, Kevin Eugene Jones, 21, was arrested for carjacking the same getaway car used in the shooting that killed Wilson.Now D.C. police and leaders are still urging residents to offer any further information in order to arrest three other residents.“There are at least three other men responsible for Makiyah’s death- if you know something please call (202) 727-9099 or text 50411-they all need to be held responsible for what they did,” wrote D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham on Twitter.District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is asking for the shooters to turn themselves in.“To the others involved in the Makiyah Wilson shooting, turn yourselves in now because we will find you,” Bowser wrote on Twitter Monday morning.last_img read more

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Startup StreaMe Taps Hollywood Partners for CreatorFocused Content Platform

first_imgNicholas, who in addition to his film work also produces music with his band (the Thomas Nicholas Band), said he recently checked the stats on his YouTube channel where he posts music videos. “I have 250,000 video views, but I’ve never seen a dime,” he said. “I feel like there’s a lot of my content out there that’s getting views, and we’re all left in the dust. I click the monetize button and I never get a check.”With StreaMe, Nicholas plans to post content including his early short film “The First Gig” and a feature film he wrote and starred in when he was 22 called “LA DJ: The Movie.”“Now I can figure out how to monetize that content,” he said, adding that StreaMe’s strategy of selectively curating content is appealing: “Curation is lacking in the digital space.”Meanwhile, Jim Kehoe said he was attracted by StreaMe’s mission of empowering and compensating creators “rather than simply exploiting material.” “Unlike other existing distribution platforms, StreaMe recognizes distribution is only one piece of the pie,” he said. “It’s an all-encompassing solution that really puts the creator in the driver’s seat. A single platform that allows a creator to do everything from end-to-end is incredibly powerful and greatly needed.”The startup’s ambition is to become the home for direct-to-consumer content channels, programmed by talent and media partners, that will provide a way for fans to discover high-quality entertainment. “Hopefully we’ll be like IMDb, where people can search for and find content based on filmmaker or actor,” said StreaMe CTO Alejandro Zalles.StreaMe, based in West Hollywood, has about 15 full-time employees, Fatta said. Popular on Variety Here comes a digital-entertainment upstart that pledges to put creators first. L.A.-based StreaMe is lining up hand-picked creators to be part of its streaming and content marketplace that will give full control — and, it promises, a generous cut of revenue — to its partners.Slated to launch this fall, StreaMe hopes to have more than 300 publishers and content owners on the platform out of the gate. It’s already gotten buy-in from a few Hollywood creatives who plan to use StreaMe to distribute content: filmmakers Jim and Brian Kehoe, who co-wrote comedy “Blockers,” and actor-musician-producer-director Thomas Ian Nicholas (“American Pie,” “Living Among Us”).According to JP Fatta, StreaMe’s founder and CEO, the company is looking for creator partners who already have a large fanbase and are looking for a better means of monetizing their content. StreaMe (streame.com) will share 60%-80% of the revenue generated by content on its platform to partners, depending on their size. StreaMe’s challenge, of course, will be to attract an audience that will make the economics work — and persuade them to pay for stuff. New premium entertainment platforms with no brand history have found it tough to make headway, as the flameouts of players like Vessel, Fullscreen’s subscription VOD service, and NBC’s Seeso demonstrate.“The way the current landscape exists now doesn’t work for everyone, so StreaMe was built to solve the inherent problems publishers face with retaining ownership and control of their content,” Fatta said.Another key difference: StreaMe will be a kind of content “mall,” Fatta said, with related creators adjacent to one another. Publishers will be able to combine their content — of any type, including video, text, audio and images — into packages that are then built out into channels and networks, and content owners will have the option of syndicating their content up the hierarchy. StreaMe creators will be able to choose ad-supported, pay-per-view or subscription-based distribution.“Content owners and creators can package and publish anything, and market, promote, distribute and monetize it all under one ecosystem,” Fatta said. “We don’t want to control their businesses.”The privately held company is funded by Fatta and other individual investors. In addition to heading StreaMe, Fatta is founder and partner of Showpitch, digital-media platform for emerging talent to share their creative projects with industry execs. The serial entrepreneur has previously started marketing, medical technology and consulting businesses.StreaMe also has tapped in an advisory capacity Xavier Kochhar, founder of the Video Genome Project, an entertainment metadata technology firm acquired by Hulu in 2016.“I believe in JP’s vision in making structured data and personalization a priority—but to the degree that users deem appropriate, not third-party developers or the platform itself,” said Kochhar. “By democratizing these data and personalization tools from the get-go, StreaMe puts the power back where it belongs: in the hands of content creators and consumers themselves.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Music breaks barriers

first_imgRenowned progressive house producer and DJ Tom Swoon who has string of Beatport Top 10’s last year and has played at almost every major festival across the globe is all set to collaborate with New Delhi’s youngest music producer, Kerano for the latter’s first ever electronic dance music single titled Here I Stand that will launch on the May 25.What’s more laudable is the fact Kerano will be India’s first import on Ultra Records. Interestingly, this will mark Tom Swoon’s first collaboration on home turf with an Indian DJ/Producer. Born in 1993, this Polish young gun has made some major leaps forward in the world that breathes electronic dance music.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Although being quite recent to the scene, his productions and remixes with Linkin Park, Florida, Jennifer Lopez, Nervo, Gareth Emery,  David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Avicii, Laidback Luke would make you believe he’s been doing it for years.Speaking about the single, Tom Swoon states, “I’m very excited for this release as there has been a lot of hardwork put in by both of us and the vocal is one of the best I have ever worked with. Kerano is a gifted boy and I’d like to see more of him on the global circuits.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAdding on, Sharan Behl and Akshat Kumar, Directors, WMS who discovered and manage Kerano resonate, “This is a vocally-driven festival ready song that fans will surely revel in. The track Here I Stand has a very strong and beautiful vocal by Cimo Frankel. Through the break you hear string instrumentals that weave under emotive lyrics, only rising into an oscillating melody as the track falls into a heavy drop.  It comprises of soft violins and gentle guitar strums that secure the true bewilderment the song will have on fans as they gain a desire to sing and dance to the melodic anthem they have construed. These string instruments are replaced with synths and kicks, relieving the marvelous tension to a powerful, uplifting drop that is further guided by what Tom Swoon says is the best vocal he has ever worked with.”last_img read more

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