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Digital Trends Live: Tesla sales records, fixing the Galaxy Fold, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler is joined by DT co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dan Gaul to discuss the biggest tech stories of the day, including Tesla’s sales records, Samsung’s (reported) fix for the Galaxy Fold, smartglasses that keep things in focus, NASA’s new asteroid mission, a thought-controlled robotic hand, and more.

Nibler then chats with Henry Bzeih, CTO and senior vice president of automotive at Flex, about how autonomous driving will change the way people commute, as well as Flex’s role in the industry.

Chris Lamontagne, chief executive officer of Teespring, joins us to discuss how streamers are monetizing their popularity using on-demand fashion that doesn’t require a big upfront investment.

Finally, we’re joined by Mike T. Brown, founder and CEO of Win-Win, a platform built for fantasy sports that gives money back to charities.

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The charger port on the Galaxy Z Fold 4.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 was revealed earlier this month with Samsung promising that it can outlast 200,000 folds, but that wasn't the case for one customer. Posted to Reddit, user u/Merzo1290 shared an image of their brand-new Fold 4 that had broken just five hours after picking it up. According to the poster, they opened the Fold 4 a single time, heard a snap, and saw a devastating crack straight down the middle on the hinge.

The broken Fold 4 was at least able to call a local Samsung support center, so it wasn't entirely useless after the break. As many have echoed in the comments section, this scenario is the fear of every device owner. Luckily, the problem seems to have been identified as an issue regarding defective UTG (ultra-thin glass). While obviously not ideal, fans can take a little bit of comfort in the fact that it's not a new issue for Samsung foldables, so it's easy to identify. And looking at similar reports with the Fold 2 and Fold 3, these incidents are usually only seen with a small minority of devices.

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Everything announced at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked August 2022: Fold 4, Watch 5, and more
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, Watch 5, Watch 5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

Samsung kicked off its much-anticipated mid-year Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday, where it unveiled the next generation of foldable smartphones in its Galaxy Z Series lineup, new Galaxy Watch wearables, and more.

This year’s Galaxy Unpacked followed a similar theme to last summer’s Unpacked event, suggesting that Samsung is trending toward foldables and wearables for its mid-year focus. Multiple reports leading up to the event pointed to new Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 phones, the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, and premium Galaxy Buds 2 Pro wireless headphones. Now that the dust has settled, it's safe to say Samsung didn’t disappoint us. 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
Naturally, Samsung’s latest Galaxy foldables headlined the event, with the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 building on last year’s Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3. 

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Here’s our best look yet at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4
Z Fold 4 on a white bg

Samsung recently announced that its next Unpacked event is happening on August 10 where we're likely to see the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. While the event is still a couple of weeks away, leaks have revealed plenty of information about the two phones. A new report now reveals the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 in complete glory. This is our best look yet at Samsung’s next-gen foldables. The pictures were posted by 91Mobiles in collaboration with the reliable tipster Evan Blass.

The renders showcase the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in three color options: black, beige, and gray. The Z Flip 4 appears in four colors: black, gold, blue, and purple. Previous leaks indicated that the two devices will carry forward the design from their predecessors, and these new pictures double down on the rumor. Although the designs aren't significantly changing, we expect to see a more robust folding display. Besides this, Galaxy Z Flip 4 may sport a larger cover display.

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