It’s coming holidays 2020, it’s the new Xbox, and it’s a completely new design that looks more like a PC tower or mini-fridge, with a vertical or horizontal design.
Xbox Series X:
Clouds are building:
📸 Who needs 108MP? Why a 12MP camera phone is more than enough (Android Authority).
🗣 Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode: Your Android smartphone can now interpret 44 languages in real-time, here’s how (Android Authority).
📁 Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold sales numbers: 1 million devices sold (Android Authority). 1 million x $2000 is $2 billion, by the way, so it was worth all the pain?
Samuel L. Jackson is now an Alexa voice, and yes, he swears a whole lot: "Say 'Alexa' again! I dare you, I double dare you motherf***er!" (Android Authority).
🙅♀️ FTC considering steps to block Facebook from merging the technical backends of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp (Reuters). This suggests it could be a first step towards forcing Facebook to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, but there’s a long way to get there.
🍎 Apple bought an imaging company to improve the iPhone camera: machine learning makes pictures crisper, more accurate colors (Bloomberg).
🚕 Lyft is now doing rental cars for $35 a day, with $20 of Lyft credit to get to and from the car. In other words: Lyft has found a new way to light money on fire (Jalopnik).
🤮 Facebook is now using Oculus for targeted advertising: “Facebook will now use information about your Oculus activity, like which apps you use, to help provide these new social features and more relevant content, including ads.” (Oculus.com).
🤔 “People who pile on generic YouTube comments like “Who’s watching in 2019”, why do you do this?” (r/askreddit).
The last full moon of the decade was last night, and this gorgeous image delivers the Pulfrich effect in full force:
Have a great weekend,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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