Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip phone during the Oscars 2020, with a 27-second ad teasing the device in a prime-time spot.
Meanwhile… the first clamshell folding device, the Moto Razr, is under a durability spotlight.
🆕 Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus hands-on: Moto’s remarkable new mid-rangers (Android Authority).
📁 Microsoft’s Surface Duo appears in the wild in new video (The Verge).
🕵️♂️ Leaked LG V60 promo images show quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery, and headphone jack. That all sounds pretty solid. (XDA)
🤝 Don’t underestimate the Chinese app store alliance (Android Authority).
🙅♀️ Sony is the latest company to pull out of MWC 2020, along with Amazon, Nvidia (Android Authority).
🔥 Google Pixel 4 XL (global) giveaway (Android Authority).
🍏 Apple partner Foxconn struggles to reopen plants (TechNode).
🍎 Backstage at the Academy Awards, after winning his first Oscar, Taika Waititi slammed Apple for the MacBook keyboard and said it’d given him shoulder problems. Apple did fix this with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, though? (Twitter).
🗣 A history of Simlish, the language that defined The Sims (The Verge).
🏴☠️ Fascinatingly dangerous domain corp.com is for sale (Krebs On Security).
🤔 A dark web tycoon using Tor pleads guilty. But how was he caught? (technologyreview.com).
☔ Rain may soon be an effective source of renewable energy: another attempt at an area with a lot of promise but few results so far (Engadget).
🛫 New Trans-Atlantic flight record: with a little help from a storm, a British Airways 747 broke the subsonic record: four hours, 56 minutes, or 1 hour and 38 minutes ahead of schedule, clocking a maximum speed of 825 mph on its 3,450-mile journey. (Jalopnik).
⛵ Bill Gates is the first to buy a hydrogen-powered 'superyacht’, for $645m (The Guardian).
⛔ Elon Musk tweets out #DeleteFacebook: “it’s lame” (TechCrunch).
🩸 This robot excels at drawing human blood (CNET).
📈 Bitcoin topped $10,000 for the first time since October, back just under that figure last check (Marketwatch).
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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