If you’re like me, you probably charge your phone at night as you go to bed. Possibly within reach of you while in bed. Plenty of time to reach 100% charge.
But there are times when topping up fast could be handy. And that’s the idea behind Oppo’s new 125W Flash Charge spec being unveiled today.
Also: Oppo hasn’t announced a phone that will ship with this technology yet, nor how much it all costs. It’s unlikely we’ll get much real insight until the next major Oppo flagship phone, possibly in the Ace series.
🦚 Peacock launches today at free and premium tiers: NBCUniversal’s new streaming service (owned by Comcast) has TV shows like Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, plus films from Universal Pictures, Dreamworks Animation, and, The Office, exclusively, (starting Jan. 2021). Because it’s free, it has a chance of being an app many have, but not on Roku or Amazon TV at the moment (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple and Ireland win European appeal over multi-billion tax deal. Lots more to come out of this (Engadget).
🛍 Google Play Pass news: 150 more games, finally expanding outside the US, new $30 annual subscription (Android Authority).
🔜 OnePlus explains Nord design, true costs in video interview (Android Authority).
🔋 The Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Which phone has the best battery life? (Android Authority).
📓 More Lenovo Legion gaming phone specs spill in retail listing, ahead of July 22 unveiling (Android Authority).
🦊 Mozilla project exposes YouTube's recommendation 'bubbles' (Engadget).
📈 Sony boosting output of PlayStation 5 to meet demand: 10M PS5s by end 2020, a boost of 50% (Bloomberg).
🛠️ Digging into the tech specs: Microsoft details exactly how the coming Xbox Series X will load 4.8GB/s from memory (Ars Technica).
🚗 German court slams the brakes on Tesla’s bogus ‘Autopilot’ marketing (The Next Web).
🤔 The TikTok War: Ben Thompson argues while TikTok’s data security is problematic, what should truly concern Americans “is the algorithm.” Too good; too opaque. Thoughtful read. (Stratechery).
📚 Review: Kobo Nia - a Kindle competitor that’s not great, but at least it’s not a Kindle, and it’s ad-free (Wired).
🛰 SpaceX gets closer to a private beta of its Starlink internet service (Engadget).
🔊 Spotify debuts new podcast top charts across 26 markets (TechCrunch).
🔥 The lost art of growing blueberries with fire (Atlas Obscura).
🤔 “Do oceans get roughly homogeneous rainfall, or are parts of Earth's oceans basically deserts or rainforests?” (r/askscience).
There’s a stat that says the US eats about 100 acres of pizza per day, cumulatively. Which is weird for many reasons:
Oh, you know, what I’m getting for lunch,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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