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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has a new startup called Efforce. Since leaving Apple in 1985, Woz has been involved in a bunch of interesting projects including teaching children in elementary school, and had some Chief Scientist roles in various companies, and also started Woz U, a tech-based online education program.
Now, he’s part of a team launching Efforce, a big new crypto-project that’s launched over at efforce.io, where you can see Woz himself talk about, quote: “the first decentralized platform that allows you to participate and benefit from worldwide energy efficiency projects.”
Wait, so what?
Here’s how Efforce says it works:
⏰ Alarm bells should be ringing ⏰:
🍏 No surprises but now confirmed: Apple is working on outpacing Intel's flagship CPUs with its next Apple Silicon processors in 2021 Macs. Intel stock dropped immediately after the report broke (Bloomberg).
📸 A Samsung leak suggests that the company’s still thinking about the practical usage of 600MP sensors on smartphones. Problem: right now a sensor that big would mean a huge camera bump (Android Authority)
🔊 Leak: Spotify is finally working on supporting local music files on your phone (Android Authority).
📲 Your next smartphone could gain molecular analysis, with near-infrared spectroscopy tech promised to come to smartphones as early as this time next year. What it means: your phone could analyze your skin for dryness, or assess food or if material like silk is real or fake (Android Authority).
🧹 Here’s how iPhones are professionally cleaned — the amount of dirt is pretty crazy once you get the microscope out. As Julius Kaveckas does! (YouTube)
🤳 Oppo explores phones with removable camera modules (Engadget).
📽 YouTube is streaming the first 19 James Bond movies for free, right now — US-only (YouTube).
📺 Disney is hosting a big Investor Day regarding the company’s streaming strategy this week, including new shows and movies and plans and ambitions. Ahead of that, the FT has a deep dive into Disney’s expensive online push, with reports that Hulu may become part of Disney Plus (FT, $).
🏡 Airbnb is boosting its IPO price-range: now planning to offer shares for $56-60, up from $44-$50. Demand must be pretty good! (Bloomberg).
🎶 TikTok is just sitting around, as previous Trump administration deadlines keep lapsing (NY Times).
🔋 Aptera “is back with a new solar-boosted EV it says doesn’t need charging,” but it’s all promises for now… (Car and Driver).
🌊 For the first time, physicists have captured the flowing sound of a 'perfect' fluid. Not quite a stream of water, something much more… epic? (MIT + Soundcloud link inside).
🍼 The incredible journey of plastic bottles: researchers loaded plastic bottles with trackers in Bangladesh, and watched where they went to better understand plastic trash in waterways (Wired).
🌠 Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has returned to earth in remote Australia with asteroid dust intact, after it captured bits of the Ryugu asteroid two years ago. JAXA is hoping for at least 10 grams of sample, just the second time ever pristine space rock has been returned to earth. I didn’t realize this either: Hayabusa2 is now off to explore another asteroid: 1998KY26 (Gizmodo).
🚀 ELI5: “How did Hayabusa2 travel such a long distance?” (r/explainlikeimfive)
And here’s the big brain time:
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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