Facebook has launched Facebook Dating in the U.S. and 19 other countries, and it’s quite a clever implementation with one bright red waving red flag, which is your privacy, and that, well, it’s made by Facebook.
What it is:
More: Facebook Dating available now in the US, along with new ‘Secret Crush’ feature (Android Authority), Facebook’s Dating Service Is, Unfortunately, Made by Facebook (New York Magazine)
From IFA, all via Android Authority:
📉 Motorola Moto E6 Plus: super cheap, super not coming to the U.S.
🤔 TCL Plex hands-on: Wait, a first-gen smartphone that actually looks good?
💪 Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 hands-on: These are your new mid-range heroes.
🆕 Sharp Aquos R3 announced: Snapdragon 855 and 120Hz screen, now coming out of Japan and into Europe
📶 The Kirin 990 from Huawei is official: the world's first flagship 5G SoC - not just a 5G modem tacked on, and it will power the Huawei Mate 30 being announced on September 19. AA’s Rob Triggs explains what it means. (And yes, Samsung released a 5G SoC this week as well, but not at flagship specs.)
Plus some video from AA’s David Imel (who took me to a few fun drinks last night!):
🥈 The LG G8X hands-on: it has two displays. Sort of - take a look (YouTube).
📁 I played with the NEW Samsung Galaxy Fold! (YouTube). The new, the updated, and the much more sturdy, as David told me.
And from everywhere else:
🍎 Apple Music comes to browsers today with a beta web player (Engadget). Just go to beta.music.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID. No more iTunes.
🆕 New Google Assistant Ambient Mode revealed, coming to certain devices soon. (Android Authority).
🔜 Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL: More evidence for 90Hz display refresh rate (Android Authority).
⚡ Xiaomi announces Mi Charge Turbo event for next week: Faster charging for 5G phones? (Android Authority).
🤳 Leaked Vivo V17 Pro image shows dual-lens pop-up selfie cam, because why not? (Android Authority).
📺 OnePlus TV remote revealed by CEO Pete Lau, and they’re really proud of it. And it really looks like the Apple TV remote, the worst remote ever, but with a USB-C port at the bottom? (The Verge).
👮♂️ Senate demands answers from Amazon over Ring surveillance (Engadget).
🤸♂️ The next Nintendo Switch accessory is a springy circle, for yoga, and workouts, and stuff? We find out more September 12 (YouTube).
🌩 Storm chasers are searching the clouds for the key to climate change (The Verge). Nice longer read.
This is not super fun or anything, but it is so weird that I guarantee you can’t miss it: a study has found that mouthwash cancels out key benefits of exercise: lowering your blood pressure.
Why? What does it mean?
Have a great weekend - see you at IFA if you’re around and my feet haven’t given up,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
(PS. DGiT Intelligence will be back, we just ran out of time to pull it together.)
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