It’s one of the biggest rivalries in tech. Sony and Microsoft have battled over home consoles in the multi-billion dollar gaming industry for almost two decades.
But just as Earth’s warring nations will unite once the aliens arrive, the two companies have managed to strike a deal to face a common foe: Amazoogle.
Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (right).
For more, Computer Weekly has a good analysis of what the cloud competition rivalry between AWS, Microsoft, and Google looks like.
Asus showed off its new flagship handset in Valencia, Spain yesterday. Asus may not be the biggest name in smartphones, but the midrange ZenFone 6 arrives as a standout product in a sector of Android overrun with quality products lately.
📵 Response to the U.S.’s Huawei blacklist news has been flooding in, including this tidbit from the South China Morning Post. Huawei has been hoarding U.S. components for just such an event, apparently (SCMP).
🌆 Also, the Financial Times reckons the Huawei Ban may hit rural areas pretty hard: its technologies are in use in about 25 percent of them (Financial Times).
🌪 Yes, Google’s Live Transcribe tech can technically detect farts (Android Authority). The rumors turned out to be more than just hot air.
🧒 Netflix saves our kids from up to 400 hours of commercials a year (Local Babysitter). I mean, it sounds good until you look at the number of hours kids are watching TV…
📶 AT&T may make you pay more for faster 5G speeds — Here’s why that’s bad (Android Authority).
⏬ Watch Galaxy S10 5G hit gigabit speeds on Verizon’s 5G network (Android Authority).
🔏 7 Google privacy settings you should revisit right now (Fast Company).
🤔 Do both kidneys have the same chance of forming kidney stones? (r/askscience).
Well, here it is: the story you’ve waited for all week.
Thanks for reading, and I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Scott Adam Gordon, Editor
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