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Before we dive into what’s happening, we wanted to take a brief moment to thank today’s sponsor, OnePlus. The OnePlus 8 sports a triple camera arrangement, 8GB of RAM, and zips along on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. Its 30W fast charging capability means getting a full day’s charge in just a half-hour. And you can currently snag one for as little as $10 per month through an offer with Verizon! Get the full details here.
Here’s something I didn’t see coming. The new, round mound of smart speaker from Amazon, its latest Amazon Echo (4th-gen, 2020), sounds "incredible.” Incredible!
🆕 Huawei Mate 40 Pro hands-on: Modernizing the Mate (Android Authority).
🍟 The company’s new Kirin 9000 chipset looks good too, with built-in 5G (Android Authority).
💻 LG Display reports first profit in 7 quarters, thanks to work-from-home shift (Android Authority).
📺 Google Chromecast with Google TV review: The new best streaming dongle (Android Authority).
♨ Google Fi deal: Pick up a Pixel 4a for just $216 / $15 a month (Android Authority).
🌶 Speaking of hot: Better than the Scoville scale? Chili-shaped device can rate pepper hotness (Ars Technica).
🍎 iPhone 12 launch day: People are still lining up for Apple's new devices (CNET),
🔎 New Google Shopping tools announced ahead of Black Friday (Mashable).
📉 Here’s why Intel’s stock just dropped 10% after reporting earnings. In short, cloud revenue should always go up, so when it doesn’t... (TechCrunch).
📞 Microsoft is putting Skype's seamless 'Meet Now' calls in the taskbar. Skype blew a 3-1 lead (Engadget).
🚗 Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta is here, and there’s a lot going on. The Verge’s headline says “it looks scary as hell,” because of the inevitable misuse that will happen. Early videos show promise though, with more advanced understanding and steering (The Verge).
🔋 Why is everyone building an electric pickup truck? “Tesla has the Cybertruck, GM a $113,000 Hummer, and Ford an electric F-150. And then there are the startups.” (Wired).
🤔 “You accidentally put in an hour more community service than needed, now you have to do 1 hour of community disservice. What do you do?” (r/askreddit).
McBroken.com is an app to find out if any McDonald's Ice Cream machine in the US is working, hacked together by 24-year-old Rashiq Zahid, who queries McDonald’s internal APIs for ice cream, to figure out which machines are broken. Behold!
From Rashiq’s twitter:
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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