Former HTC CEO Peter Chou has a new project, and it’s in VR: XRSpace Move.
Officially announced today, there’s at least some reason to think this won’t be dead on arrival.
What is it?
📂 Motorola Razr 2 specs leak: The (officially confirmed) second foldable Razr will have much better specs, 5G, but build quality and pricing is much more important (Android Authority).
📷 Samsung Exynos 880 revealed: A cheaper Exynos 980 with 5G support (Android Authority).
🔜 HTC is still alive! Word is it could release a 5G flagship in summer: Here’s what we know (Android Authority).
🤦♂️ LG Poland thought the V60 was great for creepy shots, in now-deleted TikTok video (Android Authority).
⛔ The Wikimedia Foundation is getting tough on harassment in the volunteer Wikipedia community (The Verge).
💵 “I bought netflix.soy” (tinyprojects.dev)
🚀 NASA and SpaceX are ‘go’: Historic launch of Crew Dragon with astronauts on board: 4:33 pm ET tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida (Gizmodo).
👨🚀 Here’s more on the dress rehearsal for Launch Day (nasa.gov).
☁ As for the weather? The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron last predicted a 60% chance of unfavorable weather conditions for the Demo-2 mission, due to clouds, but things may be looking up: “It certainly has been trending better over the last day or two for launch weather.” Check the latest weather updates here (patrick.af.mil).
📺 And here’s where to watch SpaceX launch those NASA astronauts to the ISS (YouTube). I’ll mention all this tomorrow, too!
👨⚕️ New double-contrast MRI technique picks up small tumors, may offer earlier detection hopes (UC Davis).
🕵️♂️ Australia’s COVID-19 tracing app, Covidsafe, has plunged from the rhetoric of it being essential to being barely relevant: only one person has been identified using data. (Australia didn’t wait for the Apple/Google solution, and the app didn’t work on iPhones on initial release) (The Guardian).
🚀 The plane/rocket hybrid small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit has failed to launch a rocket to space during first test flight. It was always going to be tricky with a liquid-fuelled rocket being launched from a horizontal position at a 50-mile attitude (Engadget).
🌳 How to reverse-engineer a rainforest: Can scientists figure out how to replant the Amazon? (Engadget).
👩🔬 A grad student solved the epic Conway Knot Problem in a week: “He started yelling, ‘Why aren’t you more excited?’” (Wired).
📚 Ars’ summer reading guide: sci-fi newer releases, plenty of old classics, and a lot of alternate reality too (Ars Technica). I’ve barely read any of these, and right now I’m stuck trying to finish Don Quixote. A true masterpiece, but it’s a long, long read...
🏖️ Tried poolside.fm yet? (poolside.fm).
🚗 This Top Gear-style test of three weird Chinese almost-cars is amazing and terrifying, and includes a very bad Bugatti Chiron-like car (Jalopnik). Worth noting these are low-speed-only vehicles, basically like golfcarts.
🤔 “The Egyptians said that you die a second time (sic) once your name is last uttered. Who will live the longest?”(r/askreddit).
What are the biggest one-hit wonders of all time? Spotify data, via r/dataisbeautiful, has answers, and this is great stuff.
I'd totally accept just one hit being a wonder if it was as good as Eye Of The Tiger,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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