🎸 Good morning! I’ve been watching classic rock songs performed live on YouTube a lot. Is there any better than this Dire Straits performance of Sultans of Swing?
Microsoft’s full reveal of the $1,399 Surface Duo didn’t find a lot of enthusiasm from the consumer tech crowd that we play in.
Why? It’s the attempt that matters:
Oops, that release date is also unfortunate timing!
In any case, we await full reviews of final hardware and software. Can a new use case actually emerge?
🎧 Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are surprisingly easy to fix (Android Authority).
📂 Motorola will unveil the next foldable Razr on September 9: 5G, a faster processor, and other key improvements (Android Authority).
🦵 Ok you have to see this: The CaseCrawler gives your phone tiny robotic legs so that it can yeet its way to a charger (Android Authority).
🕵️♂️ Here’s my Tile Slim review, which I reviewed after buying it after losing my wallet for a few weeks. It’s good, it works, so what’s peace of mind worth? (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple releases new software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs, squashing bugs (Ars Technica).
🔧 Major Apple assembler Foxconn says China's ‘days as the world's factory are done' (PC Mag).
📽 Ouch: The Times has oblierated Instagram Reels, an imitation of TikTok, but worse (NY Times).
🤝 Facebook, Google, Twitter, Reddit, Microsoft, Verizon, Pinterest, and more, team up on election security ahead of the 2020 presidential election (CNET).
🚕 Uber keeps warning it’ll have to stop business in California (TechCrunch).
🔋 Hyperion's hydrogen-electric XP-1 supercar is capable of 220 MPH, and 1,000 miles to a tank of hydrogen. Apparently. (CNET).
🎮 Shroud returned to Twitch, and his comeback stream was a little bit popular? Half a million people tuned in, and the chat was too fast to read (The Verge).
🚀 The next flying silo SpaceX Starship is being readied for testing and an eventual hop (Twitter).
🌌 Astronomers have found the most distant Milky Way-like galaxy ever observed (Phys.org)
🔥 Digitizing Burning Man: How indie developers are re-imagining social apps to save the iconic off-the-grid event (TechCrunch).
🌋 “ELI5: How can a tiny pimple hurt a whole shoulder?” (r/explainlikeimfive).
Yesterday, back in 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the IBM 5150, then marketed just as the IBM Personal Computer. It did pretty well, you'd have to say.
You could say it was a success,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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