☕ Good morning. It’s the last day of February which is slightly alarming! Also, a happy birthday to my Grandma!
The Volvo Polestar 2 is an interesting new electric vehicle, for many electric vehicle market reasons.
But what’s a new development is that it’s not just compatible with Android, but it is powered by Android.
On the car itself:
More: “Here's how Polestar is coming after Tesla” (Jalopnik).
🏆 Best of MWC 2019 Awards: Favorite products from the show (Android Authority).
📁 Motorola confirms its foldable phone is coming (AA).
⌨ A phone with pop-out QWERTY keyboard is back: Fxtec Pro1 hands on (AA).
📳 Redmi Note 7 Pro launched in India (AA).
🎮 Review of the new Shadow Ghost, a $140 streaming game console, which offers a cloud gaming service for $35 monthly. An old buggy service is now good, and it’s the future right now (TechCrunch). (Reminder: Google is rumored to be launching their own device next month, while Apple is cooking up its own service too.)
🤖 MIT ask Bill Gates to curate its top 10 breakthrough technologies for 2019 (MIT). I live for this stuff and I was still surprised by one or two!
⛔ FTC fines app TikTok/Musical.ly $5.7 million for child data privacy violations (Boing Boing).
🍎 Apple confirms that 190 employees will be laid off from its self-driving car division (SF Chronicle).
📰 Medium has opened the paywall - free and unmetered - for Twitter users (TechCrunch).
🎮 There’s just not enough time to play all of these (largely free) online shooters (The Verge).
🐋 Migrating blue whales rely on memory to find their feeding grounds (Ars Technica).
☄️ Antarctica’s missing meteorites: Researchers on a difficult expedition are attempting to find these "lost meteorites" that are hidden in great depths of ice (The Atlantic).
💸 From upvotes to real money: Reddit tests tipping users, starting with the great Hell in a Cell memer, u/shittymorph (CNET). (This is a very weird development. Reddit takes about 18.5% but that’s still better than nineteen ninety eight when the undertaker threw mankind off hеll in a cell, and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.)
Not quite a throwback but more of a moment in time: With cars on the mind, a Bloomberg Businessweek article today focuses on a thought: Is this Peak Car?
(Image via Bloomberg)
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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