🏀 Good morning. A sad time for so many with the untimely passing of Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna, and several others onboard a crashed helicopter.
The world’s largest twin-engine jet has completed its maiden voyage, giving Boeing a bright spot as its 737 MAX fiasco continues, as airplane WH-001 took off and landed successfully at Paine Field.
📂 Motorola says ‘bumps and lumps are normal’ on Razr screen (Android Authority). Which is a) true, b) not what my current smartphone has, c) makes it hard to accept a $1500 phone.
🤔 “I quit the internet for nine days. Here’s how that went,” from my colleague and buddy David Imel. As he says, this isn’t a new idea, but for David it was a big thing (Android Authority).
🔜 Pocophone F2: The one we're waiting for, but can lightning strike twice? Also, the Poco X2 has been announced for a February 4 launch. (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple envisions a Mac made from a sheet of curved glass. Note this doesn’t mean it’ll become a product, but it does tell us how Apple is thinking about the future (Engadget).
🔮 Also made of glass: Apple's glass orb for its Singapore store is nearing completion (archigardener.com).
🆕 Byte, from the creator of Vine, is here, but has to fix its spam problem first (Engadget).
💰 The new streaming wars: A look at the battles involving streams like Ninja, who reportedly got paid $20M+ to switch to Mixer, streamers with 10K+ concurrent views on Twitch field $10M+ offers (CNN).
🚗 Vermont considers emoji license plates (CNET).
🚽 America is overrun with bathrooms: In the past half-century, the number of bathrooms per American has doubled (The Atlantic).
This is a good meme:
Have a good one,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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