AT&T agreed to be stung $60 million yesterday, as the Federal Trade Commission announced the carrier giant will settle a case against stemming from its “unlimited” data plans with the agency.
So what’s changed?
Get your money!
$60m ‘tis but a scratch:
🌃 You can now shoot those awesome night sky photos with your Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a (Android Authority).
🔧 5 additions and tweaks we’d like to see from Google Pixel 4a (Android Authority).
🎧 Amazon Echo Buds, the Apple AirPods competitors, are now on sale (Android Authority).
🏃♂️ Oh, and the Echo Buds might have fitness tracking built-in, based on this detail from the Alexa app (CNBC).
🤦♂️ My Verizon Wireless nightmare: Failure to activate,” aka Eric Zeman’s fun times trying to switch from AT&T (Android Authority).
😯 “Reviewing products is one of my main roles at CNET -- and yet, I had no nuanced words for the Facebook Portal TV. "Don't buy it" is all I could -- and can -- come up with: No one should buy the Facebook Portal TV” (CNET).
🆚 Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman’s long battle with Google is finally paying off, according to Stoppelman (buzzfeednews.com).
🍸 Barsys Smart Coaster tells you how to pour the perfect cocktail (Engadget). Reviews of this will be interesting.
⛓ How Arweave’s Permaweb cheaply hosts sites and apps online forever, with a seemingly useful application of blockchain technology (TechCrunch).
🏈 Sports teams are using Signal to duck deflategate-like scandals, or in other words, let your coaches, players, and management push the boundaries of the rules (Yahoo Sports).
😉 I’m still following this Deadspin story: Turns out blogging is hard, as management tried their hand at running the sports site, which went badly (Vice).
⚰ South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons (Reuters).
📰 Martin Scorsese Op-Ed: I said Marvel movies aren’t cinema. Let me explain (NY Times).
📉 Robinhood was briefly broken by an “infinite money cheat code,” aka infinite leverage, courtesy of r/wallstreetbets.
🦪 “If pearls are so valuable, why don't we purposefully put sand in oyster's shells?” (r/nostupidquestions)
Here are, reportedly, twenty weird hobbies “culled from real resumes” collected by recruitment agencies, compiled by MentalFloss:
I have some questions for #7, #9, #12, at least, but #16 is unfairly included. What's wrong with nice-looking pebbles? I mean, putting it on a resume is a little weird but you do you, rockhound.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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