Good morning! Back at a coworking space today with the world’s strongest, worst coffee. Help! Anyway, supposedly dozens of CEOs from Big Tech, banks, and energy firms are heading to a meeting with President Biden today on cyber security.
My colleague Eric Zeman finished his review of the Samsung Galaxy Flip 3, another 4,000+ word breakdown aiming to understand the question: It’s Samsung’s first foldable that’s priced in line with competing flagships, but is it worth your money?
Eric writes breaks it down further:
Here’s Eric’s final word:
WhatsApp could soon let you ‘react’ to messages with emojis (Android Authority).
Google Nest Doorbell review: Catching up to the competition, but shame about the low-ish res camera, while the price is a little steep (Android Authority).
Lenovo exec says Snapdragon 898 GPU will be greatly upgraded (Android Authority).
The SpeedTest G result from a Google Pixel 5a vs Pixel 5 vs Pixel 4a 5G is a little bit unexpected (Android Authority).
Xbox consoles are getting xCloud this holiday, expanding from PCs to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles so you can stream before you download (The Verge).
Also, Halo Infinite to skip co-op at launch: “We needed to pick a moment” (Ars Technica).
You can now buy the $299 Oculus Quest 2 with 128GB of storage, up from 64GB (Engadget).
OnlyFans founder says porn ban was caused by a crackdown from banks, like Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase, and Metro Bank (Input).
The Matrix 4 title, and a trailer (not yet officially shared online) was unveiled during Warner Bros’ CinemaCon and it’s called The Matrix: Resurrections. Hype! (Deadline).
TikTok is working with Shopify to pilot TikTok Shopping in US, UK, and Canada (TechCrunch).
Alaska Airlines evacuated a plane after a phone burst into flame (The Verge).
Waymo’s now self-driving (ish) the streets of San Francisco, with a meat-based non-robot in the driver’s seat for when it gets stuck, though (Waymo).
“One year of leaving a MacBook Pro connected to power” — loads of good discussion here (r/apple)
“Do caterpillars have stomachs?” (No. But the why and what it all means are the interesting parts!) (r/askscience).
Remember about 17 Wednesdays ago, and the Colgate toothpaste tube that didn’t stick?
Well, I can report that LiquiGlide, who make that very cool, slightly weird non-stick superhydrophobic coating that’s recyclable, is getting into other bathroom stuff: creams, lotions, gels, and conditioners — anything that sticks more to the packaging than it should.
Look, a fresh gif showing how it doesn’t even stick to the nozzle part:
Bonus: A weird new YouTube hobby is building miniature hydroelectric dams.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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