Last week I said the iPhone SE 2020 was good enough for most people. I can now add easily.
Now iPhone SE 2020 reviews are out, and the summary is compelling and remarkably similar across different reviews: Apple’s new small phone is a smash at $399.
Normally I’d linger on interesting review points or disagreements, but the reviews keep saying the same thing, with lots of high marks and star ratings:
🆕 The Motorola Edge launched yesterday on schedule and everything we thought we knew was about right: this new flagship looks like it can keep up with the best from Samsung, OnePlus, LG, and others, but at $1000, and locked down with Verizon in the US. It looks promising in terms of what a good phone may be, but there are no reviews yet, just hands on. Oddly, no details yet on global pricing. Full reviews to come (Android Authority).
📹 Zoom is getting its security act together with a fresh update to 5.0 (Android Authority).
🤔 What if your smart speaker could react to sounds in your home? For example, a doorbell ringing, or microwave ding (Android Authority).
🐛 A new zero-click, zero-day critical iPhone and iPad bug may be under active attack. Patch coming, until then, “disable Mail on your iThing,” writes The Register.
🤳 Instagram is rushing to roll out a memorial account feature because of COVID-19 deaths: ‘Remembering’ banner (BuzzFeed News).
🕶 Magic Leap reportedly laying off 1,000 employees and dropping consumer business to move into enterprise (The Verge).
📺 AT&T’s massive TV losses continue as another 900,000 customers flee (Ars Technica).
⚡ How the father of FinFETs helped save Moore’s Law (ieee.org).
🏨 The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick, too. Pipes laden with stale water make for bad water (The Conversation).
🔫 Valve confirms leak of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive code, says it won’t allow for hacks/exploits (Wired).
🌞 Google's data centers will now shift the timing of ‘many intensive compute tasks’ to when low-carbon power sources, like wind and solar, are available (blog.google).
😅 A smart second skin gets all the power it needs from sweat, can track vital signs (The Conversation).
🥗 “There is a new restaurant called Karma. It doesn’t have a menu. You just get what you deserve - so what are you getting?” (r/askreddit).
The Wikipedia page Me at the zoo might not exactly give much away, but on April 23, 2005, that was the title of the first ever video uploaded to YouTube, by co-founder Jawed Karim, coming in at 18 seconds. Happy 15th birthday, YouTube.
Other great/extremely dull first recordings or messages:
just sending out the nwslttr,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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