Like every week, here is our weekly roundup for the week ending October 11 2020
Google Pixel 4a 5G
Google Pixel 4a 5G unboxing and hands on: The Goldilocks Google phone? (Android Authority).
Samsung Galaxy F41 Launch
From yesterday, here’s what came of the Samsung Galaxy F41 launch. It does look like the M-series with better cameras for now, but here’s hoping the F-series grows to be something more (Android Authority).
Poco confirms ‘true successor’ to Poco F1, addresses rebranding (Android Authority).
xCloud to iOS
Microsoft is bringing xCloud to iOS via a web solution. Can’t have an app? It’s browser-based to beat the App Store problems (The Verge)
PocketBook Color review: Is color E ink finally ready? (The Verge).
Black Friday vs Amazon Prime Day
Black Friday vs Amazon Prime Day — should you wait to shop? Comparing to see which is best for your shopping (Android Authority).
Apple TV+ Subs
Apple is extending some Apple TV+ subs through February 2021 for free, which is either generous or needed because Apple TV+ isn’t going that well. Hm. (Android Authority).
AMD Revealed Zen 3 Ryzen 5000
AMD revealed its new Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 processors, including the ‘world’s best gaming CPU’. Arriving Nov 5 (The Verge).
If AMD’s big Zen 3 claim is true, Intel’s in trouble (Gizmodo).
House Antitrust report
The 14 juiciest quotes from the House Antitrust report (Wired).
There are two games that are pretty good now. Fallout 76, more recently, and No Man’s Sky, which took longer but has been pretty good now for a long time and is free on Game Pass. Here’s why Fallout 76 is good. (Kotaku).
Landing on Asteroid Bennu
NASA gets ready to land on asteroid Bennu as new studies confirm it is a rich source of carbon (ABC).
Waymo opening to the public
Driverless Waymo rides are opening to the public. Elon Musk isn’t so impressed, which prompted a little back-and-forth on Twitter (Jalopnik). The Waymo going public news itself could’ve been the top news of the day, but it’s not happening for a few weeks yet, and I’m waiting to see it from the public perspective.