☕ Good morning! I found my wallet!! After, er, just misplacing it for about a week. Next step is to try a Tile Slim to see if it can help me not misplace things.
There’s an interesting report and insight from The Information about how Apple learned automation in final assembly can't match human skill. (The Information is great but has a pretty tight paywall, and Apple Insider has alternative coverage of it here.)
The biggest failure was the first MacBook, in 2015:
📸 Rumor: In-display cameras will finally be real on next-generation Snapdragon 875 phones (Android Authority).
📱 Worst to best: The Samsung Galaxy S series, ranked (Android Authority).
🎧 Unannounced Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones leak, detailing new features (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year (Engadget).
🔥 How to buy a burner phone (Lifehacker)
📺 MKBHD: Reflecting on the color of my skin (YouTube).
🎐 Slack video and voice calls move to Amazon Chime, as reliance on AWS increases. Last time I tried Amazon Chime it was a long way off being best in class, but Slack’s systems weren’t great at all. This will probably improve things! (Engadget).
🔋 Germany will require electric vehicle charging at every gas station (Reuters).
💊 Hydroxychloroquine study retraction shows the problems of speedy science (The Verge).
🔴 Here's every place we've planned, landed, or crashed robots on Mars (CNET).
📺 Roku is a huge force in streaming, so why isn’t HBO Max on Roku? (The Verge).
🎮 'Call of Duty' games now display a Black Lives Matter message (Engadget).
📺 The world’s livestream queen can sell anything: Bigger than “Sunday Night Football,” China’s star saleswoman Viya rules a $60 billion world of live discount online shopping. Fun read! (Bloomberg).
🤖 A study of 5,000 crashes finds autonomous vehicles might prevent about a third of vehicle accidents, including drunk or sleepy drivers, but not much more, like wrong-place-at-wrong-time accidents. Critiques of the study said even that number was too high, while industry groups argued more like two-thirds of crashes could be prevented (The Next Web).
🦆 “Do high flying birds need less oxygen?” (r/askscience).
There’s a new Sims 4 patch, which adds ladders! This is great news for Sims 4 players, given the game was released in 2014, and ladders help make tiny homes possible and all sorts of neat things that Sims do. The ever-active modding community can do a lot with official ladders. Good job.
A non-burning weekend to you all,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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