🌞 Good morning! Just hours after yesterday’s exploration of OnePlus, the company announced a launch date for the OnePlus 8 series: April 14, 11am ET. Now we know.
The battle for CPU supremacy in PCs has long been a two-horse race between Intel and AMD for decades.
As Apple’s MacBooks rose in popularity (until the keyboard fiasco, recently fixed), the more important discussions have been about size, form-factor, utility, battery life, more so than which CPU was on board, for most people. Not counting gamers, of course.
So what’s interesting? AMD’s new lead in mobile CPU computing, courtesy of the new 7nm Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HK mobile CPUs.
Trust me, I haven’t seen tech sites this hype for a long time:
The proof is in the brand new ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop, a 14-inch beast priced at $1,449 RRP that seems to have surprised everyone:
📴 Poco exec confirms Poco F2 won’t be rebranded Redmi K30 Pro (Android Authority).
🛒 Google halts Pixel 3 sales, but here’s where you can still get them (Android Authority).
🍎 By early March, Apple started letting some engineers take home prototypes of future devices to continue work during lockdown, as Apple finally comes around to antithetical ideas like working-from-home on secret projects (Bloomberg).
🏢 WeWork sells off Meetup.com to AlleyCorp and other investors (TechCrunch).
🔘 Steam limits game auto-updates to manage peak demand: updates will need to be started manually, as Sony and Microsoft also slowed game downloads (Engadget).
🏢 The Microsoft renaissance continues: Microsoft Office might be the best it’s ever been for consumers, not just workers. Hear me out, these updates look pretty interesting (Gizmodo).
📹 There’s been an interesting recent backlash against Zoom, the increasingly de-facto replacement for Skype video calls for business and friends on group calls. First data was being sent to Facebook before a rushed update (Vice), now this: Zoom meetings aren’t end-to-end encrypted, despite misleading marketing (The Intercept).
😎 Half-Life: Alyx can be played sitting in a chair and I didn’t know that (Kotaku).
🎦 Sony delays almost all of its movie lineup into next year: ‘Morbius,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel... plus an untitled Sony/Marvel movie moved from 2021 to unknown (Variety).
🥔 I keep laughing at this photo: “my boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting” (Twitter).
🧫 “Why do some viruses, such as influenza, quickly mutate (thus require different vaccinations annually), but other viruses, such as smallpox seem to barely mutate at all (or at least much more slowly)?” (r/askscience).
Here’s a chart of Google search trends for the term "grow vegetables" in the USA, over the past 4 months when compared with the same over the past five years (r/dataisbeautiful):
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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