🛬 Good morning! CES 2020 is getting started as the tech world and mayhem descend on Las Vegas. Fun fact: everyone gets sick at CES for some reason related to winter, colds/flus, and general extreme levels of tiredness.
🔜 Press days start from January 5th, the conference starts from Jan 7th.
OnePlus has given us an inside look at its OnePlus Concept One smartphone it intends to show off at CES 2020 - and it doesn’t look like it’s a foldable, or dual-display, or a phone without ports that were all part of some Concept One best guesses put forward.
Instead, it’s about the use of electrochromic glass, a kind of smart glass technology.
Smart glass, what now?
Ok yes great, but… why?
💻 Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha: Who wants a QLED two-in-one for $829? (Android Authority).
🔏 Google disables Xiaomi support after Xiaomi security cam bug shows other homes (Android Authority).
🔋 Graphene batteries: What are they and why are they a big deal? (Android Authority).
📓 Bombshell: ‘I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left’: “To me, no additional evidence was needed that “Don’t be evil” was no longer a true reflection of the company’s values; it was now nothing more than just another corporate marketing tool.” (Medium). Here's a reaction I’m not sure I agree with: Google has little choice to be evil or not in today’s fractured internet (TechCrunch).
🍎 Chipmaker TSMC expected to begin Apple’s A14 5nm chip production in Q2 (macrumors.com).
💻 Dell updates popular XPS 13 laptop with 16:10 screen, IR camera, and shrinks bottom bezel (Ars Technica).
📈 The combined game industry grew 3% to $120.1 billion in 2019, according to market researcher SuperData in its year-end report: Fortnite battle accounted for $1.8 billion of that amount, down from $2.4B in 2018 (VentureBeat). Mobile games did more than 50% of all gaming revenue.
📺 LG delivers 'Real 8K' in 2020 with eight new OLED and LCD TVs (Engadget). Now you just need 8K content.
✈ Why you can't sit in first class even when it's empty (Lifehacker).
💰 Results of Sam Altman’s 2015 “Bubble Talk” bet (daniellemorrill.com).
🤔 “What glamorized career path is actually a complete nightmare?” (r/askreddit). Vets, lawyers, and modeling: “too competitive and not enough food.” Ha.
Almost completely pointless obsession for odd topics is always fun, andthe topic of which emoji scissors close, and therefore can cut things well, is really all about that.
Here’s Apple’s emoji attempt at scissors judged on the ability to cut:
Have a great weekend,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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