Over the weekend, more details emerged of what is reported to be a new era for Apple, which is going all-in on services as its iPhone and device dominance falters.
Over at Huawei, which is eating the iPhone’s lunch in China, the Chinese manufacturer is still concentrating on devices.
Quick thought bubble:
📸 Smartphone photos are getting so much better, but what about video? (AA).
🤦♂️ A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data for weeks (TechCrunch).
💸 Man stole $122m from Facebook and Google by sending them random invoices, which the companies promptly paid (BoingBoing).
🍟 The Huawei Mate 30 could be the first phone with a chipset built with the latest Extreme UltraViolet (EUV) process (GSMArena).
🔦 Also, what is EUV and why is it advancing Moore’s Law? (IEEE).
📽 As Apple amps up, YouTube bows out of Hollywood arms race versus Netflix and Amazon (Bloomberg).
📦 How YouTube toy unboxing videos are changing toys and packaging (Vox).
💻 “Sticking a leather cover on my MacBook Pro seemed like a good idea” (The Verge).
🕹 Nintendo to launch two new Switch models as early as this summer: one high-end with better specs, one cheaper and smaller and possibly more like a 3DS (WSJ).
🔫 How id Software went from skeptical to excited about Google Stadia streaming: successful blind test comparisons after some legwork (Ars Technica)
🎶 Here’s a fun BBC feature looking into the world of video game music. Well worth your time, although the scrolling is a bit painful.
🎼 Also, Warner Music signs first ever record deal with an algorithm (The Guardian).
🛴 The City of Los Angeles has a novel approach to scooter companies: share your GPS data with the city, or be capped to just a 3K fleet (CNET).
👨✈️ Where Boeing’s 737 Max planes go when they’re grounded (Bloomberg).
🎰 The elaborate, dying art of hustling for money at Dave & Buster's (Vice).
🔥 The Pyrex Glass controversy that just won't die (Gizmodo).
⚛ CERN Physicists discover new difference between matter and antimatter (Nature).
🐕 Here are the best photos from Saturday’s National Puppy Day (The Atlantic).
Your meme of the week is Clippy!
Cheers, Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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