⛈ Good Monday morning! Much happening, including avoiding Game of Thrones finale spoilers! Reports are it was a record live event, increasingly rare for TV these days!
On Sunday afternoon, Google suspended business operations with Huawei effectively immediately. Later, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and more followed suit.
It’s a forced move, following US government orders, that will have a dramatic impact on Huawei smartphones and laptops across the globe, and much much more.
The tech cold war:
What it means:
At 5:07am ET, Huawei issued the following statement:
🙅♂️ “We asked, you told us: Most won’t be buying the OnePlus 7 Pro” (AA). 27% said they would, which isn’t bad if true.
🆙 Android Power Rankings (May 2019): Shake-up at the top (AA). (Note I wrote this before the Huawei blacklisting!)
🔊 Spotify begins testing its first hardware: a car smart assistant (The Verge).
🌎 ”Minecraft Earth” could be the biggest AR gaming craze yet, looking like the next great Pokemon Go-like craze on iOS and Android about to hit, taking AR gaming to the next level. It’s going to be big (SMH).
🛰 The big SpaceX Starlink satellite launch didn’t happen last week, and now everything is being triple-checked before a new launch date is chosen (Twitter).
🍎 Apple CEO Tim Cook to the class of 2019: ‘In some important ways, my generation has failed you’ (CNBC).
🍔 Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat (Engadget).
🎬 A Game of Thrones prequel is coming: Here's everything we know so far (CNET) (No spoilers of the current season).
🕶 Screen time is bad for your eyes — not as bad as you think, but it’s still important to go outside (ABC).
⚠ Inside Google's Civil War - this a longform read that might take 20 minutes or more of your time, covering the rebels inside the tech giant (Fortune).
🦈 Do sharks growl? (r/askscience). (They can’t vocalize, but they’re all about that body language.)
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