🌞 Good morning! Sweltering triple-digit misery has ended on the East Coast, the West Coast will get a turn, and Paris might set a heat record this week as well. Here’s the bright side, though (Twitter)!
Apple is said to be in “advanced talks” to buy Intel’s 5G smartphone modem business, in a move seemingly designed to rid itself from occasional partner/courtroom enemy, Qualcomm.
What’s next? Not exactly the stuff of Nostradamus
🆕 Honor 9X, Honor 9X Pro launched with Kirin 810 and pop-up cameras (Android Authority).
📈 Also, the iPhone XR accounted for half of all iPhone sales in the U.S. (CIRP - PDF).
🤖 Microsoft invests $1 billion in Elon Musk’ OpenAI to help Azure do more with AI (TechCrunch).
📶 Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network, suggest new reports (The Guardian).
🤦♂️ Facebook design flaw let thousands of kids join chats with unauthorized users (The Verge).
🚖 Uber tests monthly subscription that combines Eats, rides, JUMP bikes and scooters (TechCrunch). This could be genius if some elements are unlimited.
💵 Inside FTC's 16-month Facebook probe that ended in a $5B fine; Considerations were made for direct liability for Zuckerberg and a bigger fine (Washington Post).
🕵️♂️ How scorned women and a Casanova cop caught LA’s ‘Dine-and-Dash Dater’ (Daily Beast).
🏈 Boycotts, bruised egos: How players reacted to 'Madden NFL 20' ratings (ESPN).
💌 Why online dating can feel like such an existential nightmare (The Atlantic). Mutual friends or family don’t set up people anymore, which makes everything down to the individual taking charge. And that’s hard, argues this piece.
🌌 Astronomers believe the young Milky Way once swallowed a dwarf galaxy (Engadget).
🚀 With a launch and a hop coming up, SpaceX has a big week ahead (Ars Technica).
🔮 Jobs of the future are strange, terrifying and 'don't even exist yet': Nostalgist, genetics coach, child assistant bot programmer (CNET).
🦁 “Lion King” defies critics as Beyoncé and Donald Glover boost box office takings (Bloomberg).
📨 Nintendo responds to sufferers of Joy-Con Drift (Kotaku).
🔋 Ford shows off electric F-150 truck by towing a million pounds of train (Ars Technica).
🦋 “Some flying insects such as butterflies have very erratic and disorienting looking flight paths. Are they in complete control of their movements or do they really struggle to get around?” (r/askscience)
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