Apple has announced its next major event for September 14th at 10AM PT, titling the event “California Streaming” and giving away a few hints in the image emailed to press:
👉 Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE review: Pretty, but underpowered, so stick with the better-spec Wi-Fi only version (Android Authority).
🧲 Watch: Motorola’s over-the-air charging solution can charge four devices at once (Android Authority).
📸 Samsung could bring 576MP image sensors to market by 2025 (Android Authority).
💻 Lenovo’s Tech World event is full of new products, with new slim laptops, a new Chromebook, and new Android tablets on show — the new IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon is the lightest 14-inch OLED laptop, and a new Chromebook Duet (Android Authority).
🔎 LG claims its ‘Real Folding Window’ beats folding glass, will ship in 2023 (The Verge).
🍎 Apple’s car chief and ex-Tesla chief vehicle engineer, Doug Field, is heading to Ford, leaving plenty of questions about the direction of the Apple Car (The Verge).
⛓ El Salvador’s Bitcoin gamble with its own Chivo wallet is off to a rocky start. Bitcoin fell 17% and then recovered as speculators speculated, too (The Block).
📰 Microsoft has launched a personalized news service, Microsoft Start, for some reason. It’s clearly an attempt to move on from the MSN brand, but I dutifully tried setting up a deeply customized feed focused just on renewable energy, with little luck moving away from default “top stories” (TechCrunch).
⚖️ Australia’s top court finds media companies are liable for other people’s Facebook comments, noting that setting up a Facebook page to generate interest and revenue and then having no consequences for a lack of moderation didn’t fit. Legal experts are concerned it may limit public-interest stories as any discussion can be seen as a liability (WSJ, $).
🎥 HBO Max is expanding: launching in first European countries including Spain, Norway, and Sweden on October 26, more in 2022 (CNET).
🚗 Continental’s eco-friendly concept tire (concept tire!!) includes a renewable tread made in part from dandelion rubber, though it’s probably more for public image than coming to a car near you, though recycling efforts to turn tires into bottles sounds actually real (Engadget).
🤡 McDonald’s really hooked me on its Monopoly games over the years, though I mostly resist the gimmick now. Anyway, McDonald’s IT accidentally sent out login info to its database for its Monopoly VIP game potentially containing winning prize codes (Gizmodo).
😂 Here’s how QR codes are made, maybe (Twitter).
🤝 “What’s the weirdest thing that you and your partner do together?” (r/askreddit).