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๐Ÿ“ˆ Seven marketing tricks phone brands should stop using (Android Authority).

๐Ÿ‘“ Xiaomi wants to replace phones with these Mission Impossible-style smart glasses featuring a small projector, two 5 MP cameras, and speakers, but theyโ€™re just a concept, with no real detail, not at all stylish, so donโ€™t be fooled (Android Authority).

๐Ÿ‘ Pixel 6 series might bring back the squeeze-to-activate Active Edge feature from the Pixel 4 (and from HTC before it). Also, Google has launched a Pixel Superfan club thing, only in the US for now (Android Authority).

๐Ÿ”œ New Qualcomm chip reportedly in the works for cheaper gaming phones (Android Authority).

๐Ÿ’ธ Google fined $177m for abusing Android dominance (again), in South Korea (Android Authority).

๐ŸŽ Apple has patched a major NSO zero-day flaw affecting all devices (every iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch), meaning you should update right away, again (TechCrunch).

๐Ÿ˜ฌ This latest Facebook โ€œVIPsโ€ detail is appalling, with The Wall Street Journal set to reveal explosive details, if this wasnโ€™t enough: โ€œFor a select few members of our community, we are not enforcing our policies and standards,โ€ reads an internal Facebook report. โ€œUnlike the rest of our community, these people can violate our standards without any consequences.โ€ Incredibly, this applied to 5.8 million people which is completely wild. Facebookโ€™s response: โ€œWe regret the issue and promise to do better going forward.โ€ My oh my. (Ars Technica).

๐ŸŒƒ Google.com is rolling out a dark mode to everyone (Ars Technica).

๐Ÿ“ˆ Hoax that Walmart will accept Litecoin makes cryptocurrency prices spike: The Litecoin/Walmart hoax yesterday was good enough to trick Reuters, which sent newsrooms everywhere in a scramble to report on the crypto-news which turned out to be crypto-trickery. Who profited? (NY Times, gift link).

๐Ÿง  โ€˜Neurograinsโ€™ could be the next brain-computer interfaces (Wired).

๐Ÿฎ Scientists have potty-trained cows in hopes of reducing poop-based greenhouse-gas emissions (CNET).

๐Ÿšฐ โ€œELI5: Why the water in blisters doesnโ€™t just seep out of the pores in the blister skin?โ€ (r/explainlikeimfive).

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