The Poco F2 Pro has been announced! It doesn't quite capture what made the Poco F1 a super-intriguing device, but it does look like it’s going to tempt some buyers who want features but don't need everything in a phone:
Poco F2 Pro = Redmi K30 Pro:
📁 Samsung’s rumored cut-price Fold 1 could be rebranded as the Galaxy Fold Special Edition, maybe for as low as $1099 (Android Authority).
📺 Huawei, Qualcomm, Samsung back new format for 8K: MPEG-5 EVC vs HEVC (Android Authority).
💀 Google Play Music being put to death this year. In its place: YouTube Music (Android Authority).
🔊 And if you’re tired of relying on Google: 5 best Google Play Music and YouTube Music alternatives (Android Authority).
👴 Apple adds some 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to its ‘Vintage Products List,’ meaning no more support (MacRumors).
🤕 Facebook will pay $52 million in a settlement with moderators who developed PTSD with little support in their jobs: at least $1,000 each for 11,000+ workers, which is good news (The Verge).
🐤 Twitter employees can work at home forever (Reuters)
🥗 Reports are that Uber has been circling GrubHub for about a year, to attempt to consolidate food delivery in the US (CNBC).
🛹 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be remastered again in Sept 2020, but this time with every level, and create-a-park options that can be shared online and sounds awesome (Ars Technica).
🎮 PlayStation 4 sales pass 110 million as people wait for the PlayStation 5, which was reconfirmed as on track for “holiday 2020” release (Engadget). (Meanwhile, it’s still impossible to buy a new Nintendo Switch!)
🔐 A law firm used by 200+ A-list stars including Lady Gaga, LeBron James, Drake, Sir Elton John, Lil Nas X and Robert De Niro has been hacked: 756GB of data, ransomware (BBC).
🎤 Acclaimed musical Hamilton is coming to Disney Plus: July 3. I mean, it was always coming to Disney Plus, but it was moved from October 2021 to July 3. That seemed ...fast? (Android Authority).
🚲 You can carry this inflatable electric bike in a backpack. Hell yes. (Gizmodo).
🔻 Large chunks of a Chinese rocket deorbiting “missed New York City by about 15 minutes” (Ars Technica).
🌞 “If solar cells turn the sun's energy into electricity, do solar cells reduce heat that would otherwise be absorbed by the ground?”
Our weird behavior during the pandemic is messing with AI models, writes MIT Technology Review.
Always with training-wheels on,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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