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Good morning! Tristan back here with you again. Big thanks to Paula for covering. And — it’s Friday the 13th! Avoid black cats…
Our guy Joe Hindy is spot on with his post-Google I/O thoughts published on Android Authority: Reliving the good old days — Google I/O 2022 felt like a flashback, Hindy writes. And it’s not a bad thing at all (mostly).
I sometimes have to avoid reporting on whatever Elon Musk is doing with Twitter at any one point in time to avoid the entire newsletter being about ol’ Musky. But there is significant sounding news!
Sony launches its new-design WH-1000XM5 headphones —, pre-order them now: $399 is a steep price, and the extra $50 compared to the XM4 is two processors working with eight microphones to take noise-cancelling even further (Android Authority). Oh, and hey, The Vergehas a review already, pointing out that there are improvements, but no slam dunk new features, and they don’t fold up anymore which might bother you. Engadget’s review was a lot more enthusiastic on all fronts.
Google says soft-touch glass coming to Pixel 7, then backtracks: it’s high-gloss, okay? (Android Authority).
Android Auto is getting a major UI update (Engadget).
Honor Magic 4 Pro launches in UK with a Galaxy S22 Plus price (Android Authority).
And here’s the review of the Magic 4 Pro, with plenty of “frustrating caveats” getting in the way of what the Honor phone does right (Android Authority).
Arm says microcontroller price hikes helped fuel sales (The Register).
Bethesda’s next two big games, Starfield and Redfall, delayed simultaneously(Ars Technica).
Actually, games all over the place are slipping! “So much for video game release dates” notes Kotaku. No one wants a Cyberpunk 2077.
Bill Simmons tapped to head Spotify’s global sports division: Not just US sports for Bill? Interesting (Engadget).
The most important EV of the decade? We drive the F-150 Lightning (Ars Technica).
Moon dirt can grow plants: Researchers grew tiny plants in regolith collected decades ago (Wired).
“Is a bar of soap a breeding ground for bacteria?” (r/askscience).
Of course the most fun this week is looking at another blackhole: Event Horizon Telescope captures image of supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way. There it is, above!
Have a great weekend pondering the universe,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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May 13, 2022 at 04:12PM