Microsoft’s annual launch event for new hardware is tomorrow, in New York City, at 10AM ...but now we already know a lot more than what Microsoft might’ve wanted.
Well, now we’re going from rumor to leak with at least some of those products, with journalist and renowned leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) posting a bevy of high-resolution Surface product images from his Twitter account, as we cobbled together above.
The Surface Pro 7, 15-inch Surface Laptop, and 2-in-1 Arm-powered Surface tablet/hybrid look very real, and the Arm-powered Surface is particularly interesting;
In the past week, Tesla rolled out the Smart Summon feature for owners who stumped up for both a Tesla and the extra Full Self-Driving package on their car (which is an extra $6,000 when ordered during the buying process, or $8,000 as an optional extra taken later, after delivery).
Now Smart Summon is being used in the wild, by regular folks, in a Walmart parking lot, or at home, and there are now dozens and dozens of social media videos from people witnessing it in action. And not always well.
📂 The final chapter in the Samsung Galaxy Fold review epic saga (Android Authority).
📺 YouTube TV finally makes its way to Amazon Fire TV devices (Android Authority).
🆕 I spent a week with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, writes Andrew Grush (Android Authority).
🔫 Call of Duty: Mobile is now out, here’s everything you need to know (Android Authority).
🔒 Disappearing messages: WhatsApp tipped to take another page from Snapchat (Android Authority).
🕹 New Nvidia Shield TV hardware is coming, which is exciting because the older models are still genuinely good, and a new model means business (9to5Google).
🍎 The iPhone 11 glows, thanks to its camera bump and frosted glass build (r/apple). (If you want to try it yourself, turn up the flash using the camera button in Control Center).
💸 Apple fails to get tariff exemption for five Mac Pro components, but did get 10 through. (Engadget).
🌬 Dyson's latest air purifier destroys formaldehyde (Engadget).
🤔 Theory: Boris Johnson uses search terms in interviews to hide negative articles (Hacker News discussion).
🍀 China grew two cotton leaves on the moon (IEEE Spectrum).
🌉 Somehow no one died in Taiwan when this cross-sea bridge, built in 1998, collapsed (r/catastrophicfailure).
Here’s something that has captivated r/dataisbeautiful: Light speed, fast but slow.
It shows, per this comment, “both how insanely fast the speed of light is while simultaneously illustrating how insanely FAR apart s--t is in space.” Indeed.
Here's a few early seconds of the minute-long video:
And just a little somber note, a farewell to my Pop, whose funeral was today in Dubbo, Australia. 90 years old.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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