Microsoft has announced that its game streaming service is going public: Project xCloud will officially launch in September 2020.
Also: Microsoft discontinues Xbox One X, Xbox One S digital edition ahead of Series X launch, but the Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured for now (The Verge).
📸 The Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Which phone has the best camera? (Android Authority). Great insight here in a really tight finish at the top. Dare I say, photo finish?
📅 Sony will reveal its long-awaited A7s III on July 28th (Android Authority).
🎮 Here is the Lenovo Legion gaming phone in all its glory (Android Authority).
🔜 Sprint officially turns into T-Mobile on August 2 (Android Authority).
🔓 Twitter says 130 accounts were targeted as it released initial investigation findings (Twitter). The FBI has moved from aware of the situation to investigating (Reuters), while gun cybersecurity reporter Krebs On Security is on the chase, too, finding links to the guy who reset @jack’s account in 2019.
😠 The US Army has a Twitch channel that it uses to fish for potential recruits with prizes and giveaways and the like. The problem is the giveaways are fake, and it all blew up last night (Kotaku).
📈 Netflix adds another whopping 10 million subscribers, adds a co-CEO, but warns growth may slow. Slowing growth scares stock markets, so Netflix plummeted as much as 15% in after-market trade. Which isn’t unusual for Netflix shares, which have risen 64% this year, after all (The Verge).
🤔 Streaming oddities: Peacock is already losing movies a day after its full debut (Engadget).
🧊 A snapshot of 6,000 of the world’s public code repos on GitHub have been stored in the Arctic World Archive, forever, down below hundreds of meters of permafrost (GitHub).
💻 You can watch Henry Cavill build a gaming PC. You probably might really like watching Henry Cavill’s arms build a computer, just saying (The Verge).
📡 New details and images emerge of SpaceX’s Starlink user antennas and planned beta testing (The Verge).
🚀 James Webb Space Telescope space telescope launch delayed seven more months to late 2021 (Ars Technica).
⬛ Ultra-Black Vantafish beat Vantablack: Scientists have found that some deep-sea fishes absorb up to 99.956 percent of the light that hits them. That’s weird. (Wired).
☀ Solar Orbiter mission shares closest images of the sun, reveals 'campfires': localized solar flares dramatically smaller than traditional solar flares, only about the size of a small continent on Earth. Still pretty big. (ESA).
🌎 This is very cool: Trending Google searches by US State between 2018 and 2020 (r/dataisbeautiful). Amazing to see how fast trends take off and disappear, or hang around.
🤔 “What is something free from the internet everyone should take advantage of?” (r/askreddit).
You can win a free 1,000 month subscription to Netflix, but you’ll have to prove you’re the best in the world at a game.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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