☕ It's Employee Appreciation Day. Every day should be Employee Appreciation Day. But it is officially today.
Oppo announced the Find X2 Pro, a new flagship with specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM, 120Hz refresh rate, 1440p screen, periscope camera, and, er, orange (vegan) leather.
🥇 TCL’s rollable concept phone “is magical” (Android Authority). This is doing the rounds of all the tech sites, but given it's not even a working display, I think it's a little overdone. Your thoughts?
🔥 Deal: Pick up a Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL for up to $75 off on Amazon (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple rejects apps related to COVID-19 that do not originate from “recognized institutions” like governments or hospitals (CNBC). And YouTube has demonetized 'Coronavirus', prompting creators to tiptoe around certain recent events (Gizmodo).
⚖ Facebook sues Namecheap for “registering domain names that aim to deceive people by pretending to be affiliated with Facebook apps” like instagrambusinesshelp.com, facebo0k-login.com and whatsappdownload.site (fb.com).
🆕 Speaking of, an interesting new blog: The History of the URL (Cloudflare).
🔊 Sonos kills its device-bricking 'recycle mode' (Engadget).
🔑 Dude Where’s My Car: New encryption flaws leave millions of Toyota, Kia, and Hyundai cars vulnerable to key cloning (Gizmodo).
⛓ The EARN IT Act is a sneak attack on encryption: the crypto wars are back in full swing (Wired).
🤳 The tech habits of co-workers that drive us crazy: from email CC insanity to smileys (WSJ, $).
📺 HBO, PlayStation announce ‘Last of Us’ TV series (Ars Technica).
📈 The FT has a story about Didi struggling through initial coronavirus impacts in China as trips fell by more than 50%, but trip volume is back up more than 30 per cent in some major cities in the past week (Financial Times).
🔴 This is silly but it’s interesting to think if you would go or not: “Sorry Elon Musk, I refuse to die on Mars” (CNET).
🕐 Set your clocks forward this weekend, except for you Hawaii and Arizona (timeanddate.com)
🤔 When I breathe in dust, how does it eventually leave my body? (r/askreddit)
Have a great weekend!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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