👋 Happy Thursday, everyone! This is Nick again checking in for the last time this week. Barring any explosive news tomorrow, the next edition of the newsletter will go out on Monday.
Of course, a processor isn’t any good on its own, but a number of brands have already confirmed that they have Snapdragon 865 or 765 phones in the works.
📱 This one could be a big mid-range winner: Motorola One Hyper hands-on: 64MP camera, 45W charging, and pop-up selfies (Android Authority).
🤦♂️ In case you didn’t already hate TikTok: TikTok Admits It Suppressed Videos by Disabled, Queer, and Fat Creators (Slate).
🤬 Another one for good measure: TikTok’s parent company sued for collecting data on kids (The Verge).
🕵️ Kids really do have it rough these days. Schools Spy on Kids to Prevent Shootings, But There's No Evidence It Works (Vice).
📸 Beauty is in the lens of the beholder. The Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus camera module might look janky, but its peers don’t look much better (Android Authority).
👴 Remember Craigslist? The one that came out nearly 25 years ago? Well, it just released an official app. Better late than never, I guess (Gizmodo).
🚪 Lavish parties, huge giveaways, and offensive t-shirts. Inside Ring’s Quest to Become Law Enforcement’s Best Friend (Vice).
🍿 Plex launches ad-supported video-on-demand with thousands of free titles.Who can say no to free stuff? Not me (Android Authority).
♻️ Think you’re doing the right thing by recycling your old gadgets? Think again. The dark side of electronic waste recycling (The Verge).
🚽 A different kind of waste: Uber Office Had Separate Bathrooms for Drivers and ‘Employees’ (Vice).
Given the big news this week about Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping down from leadership roles at the company, I thought it would be nice to revisit the meteoric rise of the mysterious duo.
The Verge has an excellent timeline which you should check out, but here are a few of my favorite entries:
There’s so much more in there, but the journey from tech brats to $60 billion net worth hasn’t exactly been smooth for the two. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go contemplate some life decisions.
Tristan will be back at the helm from down under on Monday, but until then thanks for reading!
Nick Rowan Fernandez, Senior Writer
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