Following a string of withdrawals from major companies including Amazon, LG, Sony, Nokia, Ericsson, HMD, Vivo, and many more, due to fears around the novel coronavirus outbreak, MWC was canceled for the first time in the event’s three-decade history.
Much less surprising was the announcement by Essential that it is ceasing operations.
🌐 Amazon now stocks Google Fi SIM cards for your travel needs (Android Authority).
💲 If you want a flagship Samsung phone, the Galaxy S10 Plus is now a no-brainer (Android Authority).
👈 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a beautiful phone, until you touch it: collects more fingerprints than an investigator in an episode of CSI (CNET).
👻 Snapchat is testing a big new redesign. The last redesign about three years ago went badly. (The Verge).
💸 .com prices could rise for the first time in eight years (The Verge).
🔈 SoundGuys reviews the Teenage Engineering x IKEA FREKVENS Portable Speaker (7/10) and Modular Speaker (6.7/10). There are better options, but Frekvens is fun (SoundGuys).
💨 Sonic the Hedgehog review: fast casual (The Verge).
🛫 Long read: no one can explain why planes stay in the air (Scientific American).
From an 'Explain Like I’m 5' question on r/ELI5: “They say my phone has more computing power than the computers that got Apollo 11 to the moon. Does that mean, theoretically, my iPhone could orchestrate a moon landing from take off to touchdown?”
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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