👋 Good Monday morning on this Veterans Day. Singles Day is rudely interrupting the Black Friday hype at the moment, and CNET has a list of deals running across today in the US.
A day many have long feared may be coming: it might get harder to share Netflix accounts, starting very soon, per Bloomberg.
Enjoy it while it lasts?
🌞 How to watch Mercury travel across the face of the Sun on Monday - basically, unless you have a telescope with a special solar filter, watch it online. It starts at 7:35 AM ET today and will last for about five and a half hours, and you’ll catch it across most of the Americas, Europe, and Africa (The Verge).
💱 180 days into the US ban, is Huawei too big to fail? (Android Authority).
💻 One-month test: Can a Chromebook replace my main computer? (Android Authority).
📶 Google Nest Wifi review: A well-working, beautiful router (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple’s credit card is being investigated for discriminating against women. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak confirmed it, noting he was offered 10x the credit limit of his wife, despite sharing all accounts and assets (The Verge).
📈 The post-exponential era of AI and Moore’s Law: AI computing growth can’t continue growing exponentially, in essence (TechCrunch).
🛰 Key details of Galileo satellite summer failure emerge (The Register).
⚡ AI tech predicts time and place of lightning-strikes (New Atlas).
📑 Managing your friendships, with the help of startups (The Atlantic). Um, not sure about this.
🕹 “Super Mario 64 Land,” an enormous fan-made Mario Game, is out now (or until Nintendo take it down) (Kotaku).
🔫 The new Call of Duty game casts Russians as villains, again, but this time it sparked an online revolt (Washington Post). My Russian friend, absolutely no fan of modern Russia, thought it was over the top even for a series known for Russian villains, and bereft of a storyline.
🏠 We were supposed to be living in pod houses (The Outline).
🚭 CDC says a toxic compound may be responsible for vaping illnesses: Vitamin E acetate (CNBC).
🚗 Uber CEO compares Jamal Khashoggi killing to Uber’s 'mistakes' with driverless car AI, later regretted his statement (ABC).
🏗 Everyone needs to stop building giant glass skyscrapers right now (Wired). “The heat inside can’t escape because the whole structure is wrapped in a glass skin. That’s great for tomatoes, but for people it just means more air conditioning.”
Best meme of the week that didn’t involve “Ok Boomer”:
Have a good one, and don't forget to tune into Mercury!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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