☕ Hi there! Amsterdam is going well. The buildings here, due to some 11 meters (36 feet) of soft peat and clay before hard sand is found, have a range interesting architecture, and windows. So many windows! The reason is to reduce the amount of brick/stone used, and lower the weight of buildings to prevent them from sinking.
Google dropped its first look at its next Android version (Android 11, or the old-style Android R) earlier than ever. It looks like it’ll keep working on making Android easier to use, safer, and without any massive changes.
So what do we have here? My colleagues at Android Authority have dug into what is distinctly a very early test for Pixel devices only.
What is new and what’s interesting? Let’s take a look (or watch this video here).
Stay tuned: this is an early release, features come and go, and Google will have some Pixel-only features baked in.
🤦♂️ This is so weird: Samsung has seemingly blasted every Galaxy phone worldwide (even the new Galaxy Z Flip!) with a strange FindMyMobile notification, that says “1” with another “1” below it. No harm done it seems, but super strange. (Android Authority).
🕵️♂️ This app tells you when nearby smart devices are snooping on you (Gizmodo).
🐥 How Saudi Arabia infiltrated Twitter, via two trusted employees. Quite remarkable, and based on Twitter blue check verification data (BuzzFeed News).
💳 Visa grants Coinbase authority to issue Bitcoin debit cards, a first. Coinbase will issue its card in 29 countries, in Europe and the UK (Coinbase).
🤦♂️ Personal details of 10.6M MGM hotel guests revealed by hackers, report says. Maybe includes Jack Dorsey and Justin Bieber. (The Guardian).
🎨 How photoshop became a verb (The Verge).
🚗 Teslas were tricked into doing 85mph by speed signs being changed, but a huge disclaimer that McAfee's tests involved camera systems Tesla stopped using in 2016, so newer cars aren’t at all affected - plus current Teslas no longer depend on traffic sign recognition (McAfee).
🤔 What's something that you've never learned to do? (r/askreddit).
Larry Tesler has died, an icon of early computing and one of the pioneers of human-computer interaction, including the invention of cut/copy-paste, find and replace, and more.
Now back to the cheese,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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