Here’s something different for you on this good Wednesday morning — Cosmic rays causing 30,000 network malfunctions in Japan each year(The Mainichi).
Now, this isn’t the first time anyone’s considered cosmic rays affecting electronics and hardware.
Back to the story: the Japanese telecom giant didn’t reveal as much as I’d like.
🗄️ Images showing the apparent LG V70 and LG rollable phone have surfaced online, but LG confirms the flagships won’t be developed ‘any further’ (Android Authority).
👉 What you should really expect from Google’s custom Pixel 6 processor — it’s not the CPU or GPU that matters most here (Android Authority).
🎧 Pixel Buds A oopsie: Google sent out a mass email to some users which ‘accidentally’ included the name of the new earbuds along with an image (Android Authority).
👮♂️ Thief steals phone thinking it’s a OnePlus 9 Pro, returns it to victim (Android Authority).
🔎 This sounds like AirTags are actually going to happen soon: Apple launches an app for testing devices that work with ‘Find My’ to help third-party accessory makers get moving (TechCrunch).
🔜 Microsoft support pages for Surface Laptop 4 suggest imminent launch (The Verge).
📉 Understanding the chip shortage is helpfully explained when considering a one-dollar part called a display driver (Bloomberg).
🔊 Ikea is working with Sonos on a hidden speaker built into art you hang on the wall (The Verge).
💊 Pac-Man 99 Battle Royale launches today on Nintendo Switch. (I still can’t remember being as happy as I was when I won Tetris 99 Battle Royale) (Engadget).
🔫 Dremel launches a battery-powered glue gun, and I’m on board (Gizmodo).
♨ Microsoft is now submerging its servers in non-conductive fluid to reduce air-cooling energy use — and it boils (Microsoft).
🙅♂️ 7% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they? (Pew Research).
😶 Wow this is a great, sad read: “I called off my wedding. The internet will never forget” (Wired).
🤔 “What’s the best theory on UFOs or aliens you’ve ever heard?” (r/askreddit).
Here’s something weird: SpaceX has been selling Starlink dishes at a steep loss. And that’s after putting 1,200 satellites into space at considerable cost too.
And what’s funding SpaceX while it loses cash?
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor