❄ Good morning! Thursday. Not just another day but a Thursday where it's almost snowing here in Berlin, not quite cold enough to hand around...
With or without MWC, phone companies are going to launch Snapdragon 865 smartphones.
LG has one too, and it's the new LG V60 (or LG V60 ThinQ 5G, as LG wants people to call it. Fun!).
What does it all mean:
📸 Samsung pledges to improve the focus in the Galaxy S20 Ultra camera after reviewers see issues (Android Authority).
👀 Android-powered Microsoft Surface Duo might come with genius ‘Peek’ feature (Android Authority).
🧫 Reddit CEO: TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic’: “Maybe I’m going to regret this … but I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it’s always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone.” (TechCrunch).
🎫 Etsy sellers are furious over new mandatory ad fees (Mashable).
✝ Pope Francis wants you to give up being a jerk online for Lent (After Easter, feel free to resume?) (Engadget).
🔋 This is a very Wired headline: “The next generation of batteries could be built by viruses” and this is a very Wired paragraph: “In this sense, what Belcher is doing is not so far from the selective breeding done by dog fanciers to create pooches with desirable aesthetic qualities that would be unlikely to ever show up in nature. But instead of breeding poodles, Belcher is breeding battery-building viruses.” Still a long way off, but interesting.
📉 Microsoft has joined the likes of Apple and Mastercard in warning it will suffer lower sales for this quarter due to COVID-19 (CNBC).
🔻 Profile of Downdetector: Where everyone goes when the Internet breaks, powered almost exclusively by user reports (The Atlantic).
♻ GOG has a new 30-day refund policy, even if you play the game, and asks you to please not abuse its new refund policy (Ars Technica).
🕶 Among Americans, rates of myopia have increased from 25% of people in 1971 to more than 40% today, according to the National Eye Institute (Medium.com)
🤵 “What are the dimensions of an adult llama?: I’ve been hired to make a tuxedo for a llama…” (r/nostupidquestions)
Hey look, Betelgeuse is brightening again and …everything is fine?
Safe space travels,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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