🎂 Good morning and a big happy birthday to my Mum! I forgot to ask if there was cake...!
The OnePlus 8 Pro was the Editor’s Choice winner for the Best of Android: Mid-2020 edition, beating out the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus.
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GPT-3 is lighting up social media, the third generation of OpenAI’s Generative Pretrained Transformer.
Asking for a simple answer to what is GPT-3 is probably more easily answered by watching videos of how it works, but here’s a brief attempt at what it is:
Things to know:
Here are a variety of early views on what it means:
📰 Great reporting here: Hackers tell the story of the Twitter Attack from the inside (New York Times). Twitter has posted more detail here, if you missed it (Twitter).
📂 Galaxy Fold 2 could cost more than Samsung’s first foldable phone (Android Authority).
🔽 Google Chrome is testing a ‘download later’ feature to manage large downloads: here’s now to enable it (Android Authority).
🤔 Has OnePlus overhyped the OnePlus Nord? (Android Authority).
🍃 Dyson Pure Hot and Cool HP04 Air Purifier Review: Clean air, pure flair (Android Authority).
😬 Seven 'no log' VPN providers accused of leaking – yup, you guessed it – 1.2TB of user logs onto the internet. “Maybe it was the old Lionel Hutz play: 'No-logging VPN? I meant, No! Logging VPN!'” (The Register).
⛔ Disney has reportedly paused its spending on Facebook ads. Why does that matter? Disney spends the most: “Disney spent about $210 million for Disney Plus ads on Facebook in the US in the first half of 2020, the WSJ reports” (The Verge).
🤖 Intel’s Mobileye and Ford ink deal on next-generation driving technology, to be used in Ford’s self-driving tech including the coming hands-free driving system (CNBC).
🚗 Here’s a first real world drive of the new Polestar 2 (YouTube).
🏄♂️ Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t deserve to be criticized for wearing sunscreen, ok (Twitter).
🔜 Watch Nintendo's 'Direct Mini: Partner Showcase' at 10AM ET, today (Twitter).
🖨 KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets (The Verge).
🚀 United Arab Emirates launches 'Hope' mission to Mars on Japanese rocket (Space).
☄️ Comet NEOWISE: 10 big questions (and answers) about the icy wanderer (Space).
📸 Here’s some tips for capturing what is a photographer's dream (CNET).
➗ “In 1931, the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel pulled off arguably one of the most stunning intellectual achievements in history.” Here’s what it all looks like. Not exactly sure I know more than when I started here, but worth a look (Wired).
🌌 “How do we know what the Milky Way actually looks like?” (r/askscience).
Today’s meme goes to a review that may well become a meme. Last week, a humble kitchen gadget was reviewed, called the Egg Master. But, this was more than eggs, this was “a horrifying, unholy affair” (The Guardian)::
Final word down here: I’ve been playing with a GoCube over the weekend, essentially a smart Rubik’s cube with a connected app to help guide beginners, or offer speed timing and tips for more regular solvers. The basic cube is $70.
All the best,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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