☀️ Good Monday morning.
🆕 Situational awareness: OnePlus launches the OnePlus 7 series tomorrow,
SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon 9 on Wednesday, May 15th, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. But this one isn’t for a customer like NASA.
Musk revealed the launch date and payload over the weekend: 60 Starlink satellites, weighing around 13,000 kg (28,700 lb) ingeniously flat-packed away like an IKEA warehouse:
What we see here is completely unprecedented - no satellite-dispenser system, an incredible density of satellites, and all done privately.
What we know:
What Musk is tweeting:
🏥 Google testing a limited automatic car crash detection in Android (Android Authority).
📈 Galaxy S10 series turning the tide for Samsung, but industry overall struggles (AA).
🖐 ZTE Axon 10 Pro hands-on: Serious value (AA).
🙅♀️ How to avoid Game of Thrones spoilers on your phone (AA)
🎧 Apple Beats Powerbeats Pro review: throw away your AirPods (SoundGuys).
💳 Photos: Apple employees are starting to receive the new Apple credit cards (Twitter).
🍎 Apple's A13 chip for next-generation of iPhones are now in Production
☠ At I/O, Google killed Nest: “The Nest platform is dead, Nest accounts are dead. Nest's privacy firewall is dead.” (Ars Technica). From the comments comes this old joke: “Q: What do you get when you combine IBM and insert company here? A: IBM.” (But, now it’s Google.)
❕ “This is one of the most important pieces I’ve ever written,” writes TechCrunch’s Josh Costine, and it is “friend portability is the must-have Facebook regulation” (TechCrunch).
🤳 Fun with Snapchat's Gender Swapping Filter (blog.evjang.com).
🔬 Today’s Google Doodle honors Pap smear inventor Georgios Papanikolaou (CNET).
🚅 Japanese railway company starts testing 249mph (400km/h) bullet train speeds (Ars Technica).
📚 See if a book you want is available at your local library using the Library Extension - supports 4,000 libraries across the world (Chrome webstore).
🍗 “How Hot Chicken Really Happened” (bittersouthener.com).
🚗 I watched a heap of the Rally of Chile while flipping channels over the weekend and saw this incredible crash by the championship leader live - all concerned are ok (YouTube).
🚬 May 11, 2019 was humanity’s first ever day with CO2 breaching 415 ppm in the air via the Mauna Loa Observatory (ucsd.edu). Oh no.
😷 If fevers are the immune system's response to viral/bacterial infection, why try to reduce them? Is there a benefit to letting a fever run its course vs medicinal treatment? (r/askscience).
Credit: Romanian cartoonist, Vlad Stãnese.
Have a good one,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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