Good morning this Tuesday!
I asked a friend today about a programming discussion I saw going off the rails on Hacker News, which is a fairly standard occurrence. Wearily, he passed on this George Carlin joke: “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”
A WSJ report (paywall) suggests Apple might finally do away with older-style LCD displays for its complete iPhone range, but not until 2020.
No LCDs will mean what, exactly?
Bonus: This guy in Australia fought Apple, using part of a presentation by Apple’s Phil Schiller as his evidence, and won (r/apple).
📂 The foldable Samsung Galaxy F will be €2000, feature two 2,190mAh batteries, according to latest news (Android Authority).
🤳 DxOMark finally debuts selfie camera testing suite (AA).
❌ 10 signs that the phone you’re considering is junk: how to avoid bad Android phones (AA).
💸 Google slapped with first major European GDPR penalty, to the tune of €50 million (AA).
🔇 A designer built a thing to block your smart speaker from listening in (Flowing Data)
📶 A realistic dive into what’s coming with 5G, by Benedict Evans.
📤 WhatsApp limits forwarding worldwide to fight hoaxes and rumors (Engadget).
🚚 Truckers soon may replace mirrors with cameras and video screens: safer, less wind resistance (Journal Sentinel)
🚘 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid review: An electrified crossover champ (CNET).
🥗 Munchery, a meal-kit business, closes abruptly. It had raised $125m (SF Chronicle).
☕ Meanwhile, Starbucks is expanding its delivery service (AP). (Those two stories seem at odds.)
🙇♂️ The complex world of Japanese business manners (Kotaku).
🥘 “What simple but delicious meal would you cook if you had to impress someone?” (r/askreddit)
🐧 A Tasmanian couple have penguins under the car, at the window, knocking on the door every night (ABC)
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