👋 Thursday! You may have noticed today’s newsletter has been (intentionally!) delayed, because there's something pretty big happening...
Big news today! Google has rebranded Android, with a familiar but fresh look, and a naming change.
What you need to know:
There’s quite a lot more to all this:
🔊 Google is working on a second-gen Google Home Mini with built-in wall mount, better sound, headphone jack, new colors and more (Android Authority).
📶 HMD working on a much cheaper Nokia 5G phone, set for 2020 release (Android Authority).
🤔 “Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far” (PCWorld). I’m torn here: I like bezels when they’re useful, but no-bezel smartphones always look amazing.
💬 Samsung made a Giphy page filled with odd comeback GIFs to send people who diss green bubbles (The Verge). It’s not the green bubble that’s a problem, it’s people.
👮♂️ Chicago police department trialing using Samsung Dex in their cop cars, instead of computers (Samsung).
🔥 Deal: Earn AWS certifications and become cloud savvy with this 51-hour bundle: A 7-step path to becoming a specialist for $35 (TechDeals).
🤳 A bunch of celebrities posted a copyright hoax to Instagram (The Verge).
💳 You’re storing it wrong: Apple warns against storing its titanium credit card in leather (Thurrott).
🔋 Singapore hits back at Tesla/Elon Musk for pushing an electric 'lifestyle', not solutions (Bloomberg).
🎈 Shipping cargo with zeppelins beats boats, according to this study (NBC News)
🆎 Researchers are creepily close to predicting when you’re going to die (Ars Technica).
👓 Here’s what The Verge wants out of a fourth Matrix movie (The Verge). This is a nice mix of thoughts, ideas, and really it’s all about: is the Matrix still active? Anyway, I’ll shut up about this for a few days I promise.
👜 It’s “Bag Week” over at TechCrunch, and here’s a nice 35L Peak Design duffel (TechCrunch).
⌚ Cheating on your high school test is becoming harder, but new techniques and smartwatches are making it easier, too (USA Today)
🤔 “What started off as a joke, but is now normal?” (r/askreddit).
Remember the iconic THX Deep Note sound?
Well, it’s been updated and released for 4K, with 3D spatial audio, and your ears can deeply enjoy it on YouTube, right now.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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