Google’s new Pixel Buds have launched and the good news is Google appears to have come a long way since its original Pixel Buds, first seen in 2017, which were overpriced and imperfect.
So, are thee new Buds good?
Extremely bonus: Here’s how to get the new Google Pixel Buds 2 for $140 ($40 off), right now. Lots of talk about this deal with stock coming in and out. But it works, if it works. Good luck!
📂 Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 price leak points to only mild discount from Fold 1 (Android Authority).
⚡ Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 3 Plus with faster charging and affordability (Android Authority).
🆕 LG Velvet quietly launched in Korea ahead of May 7 event (Android Authority).
🔥 Apple iPad deals (April 2020) (Android Authority).
👨✈️ DJI announces new DJI Mavic Air 2 with 34 minute flight time: Bigger camera sensor, 48MP photos, a brand new controller, goes for $799, and everything you need to know. And here’s drone guy Jonathan Feist’s hands-on and first impressions: “If you don’t read the rest of this review, just know that the mid-range DJI Mavic Air 2 is dope!” (Drone Rush).
🍏 Apple has also reportedly delayed 2020 flagship iPhone mass production, but September launch still looks likely (CNET).
🤔 The UK won’t use Apple-Google approach to COVID-19 tracking, opting for centralized solution. (Engadget).
📸 In-depth look at how Apple’s iPhone SE 2020 single-camera phone uses machine learning to generate a portrait effect, using a single 2D image (Halide).
🔜 The Last of Us Part II will now launch on June 19th (The Verge).
🤖 A new Tesla update is out, and it says some cars can automatically stop for traffic lights and stop signs, within limits. The Teslas must be equipped with the most recent Hardware 3 package and the fully optioned Autopilot package that the company has marketed as “full self-driving,” while the feature called Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control, enables the vehicles to recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (TechCrunch).
🚉 26 hours on a Saharan freight train - words and pics (Wired) Superb - more images at Adrian’s website (adrianguerin.com)
🐛 “Because trees have been around for millions of years, insects like beetles and moths literally look like sticks and leaves in order to blend themselves from predators. How long do you think it will take for insects to look like man-made objects, and what object will it be?” (r/askreddit).
There’s a huge and almost overwhelming immersive data visualization that shows coronavirus anxieties in Google searches: it’s here at searchingcovid19.com, put together by Google, Axios, and others:
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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