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).