Today Google announced its best of 2018 on Google Play, its “top content” for the year across apps, games, movies, TV shows, ebooks, and more.
Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a lame duck event. It’s a mix of the most popular content, plus some fan favorites that were open to voting. Popular stuff is popular for a reason - it’s solid, good, and appeals to everyone. But it's also well known and pretty boring to see repeated.
The end result from this list is just bland:
Ho-hum selection. The fan vote was largely uninspiring, too.
🗣 Hey Google, can we get end of year awards that mean something? Like your 2018 Google Play Awards, but better?
Space is suddenly very busy! There are three launches happening in the next 24-48 hours or so:
The next two are SpaceX launches.
📱 Huawei Nova 4 with circular camera cutout set for December 17 launch.
🎨 After an Office redesign, Windows 10 is also getting an icon design overhaul.
🍎 A new report from Apple’s best inside suggests updated AirPods will come in early 2019 - plus a 2020 complete redesign, said to be a wireless charging option.
🍏 Also, Apple won’t talk to Qualcomm so any chance of a settlement is off, and court trial is set for December 15th. On that note, here are iPhone XS users complaining about poor reception from their Intel modems when compared to previous iPhones, after Apple ditched Qualcomm.
💡 The 100 greatest innovations of 2018, including gadgets, aerospace, auto, and er, extreme post-it notes. They look legit too!
Use the online Table styler for creating grid layout on websites because the traditional HTML tables are outdated and not responsive.
It’s Christmas pickle time! Yes, that slightly odd holiday tradition of hiding an ornamental veggie.
In the US, it’s believed to be a German tradition following the “Weihnachtsgurke” tradition.
In Germany though, the vast vast majority of Germans have never heard of the practice and are very confused if you bring it up.
There are three theories for the origin of this:
Do you have a pickle in your tree? Or is this is strangest thing you’ve ever heard?
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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