The U.S. government was responsible for several significant technology-concerned developments in the last 24 hours. One is directly related to Huawei, while another is… well, it’s also directly related to Huawei actually. Just nobody said so.
💲 While the U.S. continues to rally against Huawei, the company has apparently patched things up with major rival Samsung: the companies have agreed to drop their smartphone patent disputes (Nikkei).
🍎 Apple’s in-house 5G modem over 5 years away, Qualcomm truce only way out (Android Authority). Great insights into the behind-the-scenes goings-on via The Information [paywall].
📱 Realme X hands-on: ten out of ten? (Android Authority) A new Realme flagship was announced yesterday and it has a fancy pop-up camera. Looks neat.
🦔 VFX artist explains what it would take to fix Sonic (io9). The answer? A lot.
📶 Japan’s plans for 5G include 10 billion 14-digit phone numbers (Android Authority). It isn’t all about Huawei’s 5G developments, you know.
💸 How the promise of a $120 Billion Uber I.P.O. evaporated (New York Times).
💊 Can small amounts of psychedelic drugs boost your mood and creativity? Wired investigates in What is microdosing and does it make you smarter? (Wired).
🥜 The pistachios that need police protection (BBC). This is nuts, yo.
🍏 Apple highlights iPhone 6s 'made in India' in new marketing campaign (Apple Insider).
⬛ The Black Mirror Season 5 Trailer is out (YouTube).
👵 When you were a kid, what was the best part of going to grandma's house? (Reddit) Wholesome stuff.
On this day in 1960, a physicist known as Dr. Theodore Maiman used a synthetic-ruby crystal to create the first of one of the modern world’s biggest inventions: the laser.
Scott Adam Gordon, Editor
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