Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus reviews have hit and while they’re positive, reviewers are also trying to predict who will like this $1100+ phone with a stylus. Can in convert non-Note fans? Is it all about the S-Pen?
Here’s a wrap of the reviews:
MKBHD: The Favorite Child! (YouTube)
“If you were already a Note fan, this one is also going to be a great phone you’re going to like. If you weren’t already into the idea of a Galaxy Note, this one won’t change your mind. ”
Bonus: Here’s iFixit’s teardown of the Note 10 Plus 5G.
🆕 The iPhone 11 Pro name is real, with lots of details from Bloomberg here on what’s coming next month out of Apple: “Apple readies camera-focused Pro iPhones, new iPads, larger MacBook Pro”. One Android Authority editor told me that the video recording detail has him considering an iPhone for the first time in years. Controversial, but intriguing.
🤔 Xiaomi teams up with World of Warcraft for Redmi Note 8 launch (but why?) (Android Authority).
🆕 Huawei launches AI chip for data centers: Ascend 910, the “most powerful” AI processor (CNBC).
🔊 JBL Link Bar review: The smartest speaker in its class (Android Authority).
🔉 Bose’s new Portable Home Speaker offers Google Assistant, Alexa, and AirPlay 2: $349 (The Verge).
🥗 Both Amazon and DoorDash will finally no longer use drivers' tips to cover their base pay (Engadget).
🍎 Apple contractors listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift, says former employee (Irish Examiner).
📰 News Corp is apparently working on a news app called 'Knewz' (Engadget). Or, as Gizmodo put it: “Is Krupert Kmurdoch's Kgoogle Knews Kalternative”.
🆘 Last year, Tesla initiated 'Project Titan' — a stealth nationwide program to replace solar panel parts that could cause fires (Business Insider)
☕ Starbucks, monetary superpower (jpkoning.blogspot.com)
🔥 Why the fires in the Amazon are so bad (Slate).
👨🚒 Humans, more than drought, are fueling the Amazon's flames (Wired). 99% of these fires were started by humans. That seems bad.
🥚 Oh no: “U.S. mosquitoes are laying 'time capsule' eggs that can outlast colder winters” (Gizmodo). That also seems bad.
✈ Could you endure 20 hours in coach? Qantas plans to find out (Jalopnik). Take off in New York, land in Sydney, or London to Sydney... but my question is: how do the pilots and flight attendants endure?
A rare sighting of a unicorn: (r/funny)
Have a great weekend ahead,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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