🔥 Good morning! It’s hot, but nothing stops your daily dose of tech news. Today’s jam-packed, let’s take a look, before the sun completely bakes me.
Despite a U.S. government ban on domestic companies like Google, Intel, and others, supplying Huawei with technology, some of these companies have found loopholes to continue to supply hardware to Huawei:
Oh, the U.S. knows alright:
So here we are:
💸 Wow: All those 27 partners of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency? None have paid, and none are obliged to pay, having only signed nonbinding agreements to join. Any or all can still back out (NY Times)
🕳 Oppo under-screen camera detailed: What to know about the world’s first next-gen tech (Android Authority).
🛳 Galaxy A90 said to offer Snapdragon 855, but will it be an affordable flagship? (Android Authority).
📸 Super resolution explained: The photography technique used by almost everyone (AA).
🆕 T-Mobile to carry the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G - here’s where to buy it, and all S10 variants (AA).
🎱 There’s a super early report that the next Galaxy Fold will be an bigger 8-inch screen device, with S-Pen (Sammobile). The original, as yet not released Fold is a 7.3-inch display.
📶 Also, Huawei says two-thirds of 5G networks outside China now use its gear (TechCrunch).
🔒 Microsoft OneDrive gets a more secure Personal Vault, plus additional storage options (Ars Technica). Also 50GB for $1.99 per month is now 100GB.
🍎 Apple has acquired self-driving startup Drive.ai, meaning it isn’t finished with mobility ideas just yet (Axios).
♻ LinkedIn is ending the viral trash nonsense in its new feed to focus more on niche professional content, in a move that echoes other social network moves some years ago (Axios).
📰 The Office is leaving Netflix in 2021 because NBC wants it back, and was willing to pay (TechCrunch).
🎦 The “surveillance scores” companies use to rip you off might be totally illegal (Gizmodo).
✅ Instagram Verified Accounts: The system is broken (The Atlantic).
🌴 Finally, Airbnb will let you hire an entire atoll via Airbnb Luxe. Finally! (Airbnb Press).
🎁 The annual Steam Summer Sale is here, and here are some steep PC discounts (Polygon)
🎮 Something fun: "Don't turn off the computer… He just turned off the compu… " (LOUD) (YouTube).
Here are nine weird and wonderful airport amenities, starting with a pig, gracing the world’s largest indoor waterfall (a curious claim), and finishing with the largest covered beer garden in Europe - in Germany, of course.
Bonus: Meet the guy who bought a Monorail for $1,000 (Jalopnik)
Have a good one and thank you goes to my mini USB-fan for getting this out today,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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