Somehow, a Philippines-based YouTuber Tech Buff PH has shown off the Mi 11 Ultra (model number M2102K1G), in a 10 minute-long hands-on video showing the build, design, camera, unusual sound system, and confirming a ton of specs.
On second(ary) thoughts:
📸 Google Photos gets new video editor and also, previously Pixel-exclusive photo edits lose their Pixel-only exclusivity but now jump behind the Google One paywall (Android Authority).
🤔 “Who asked for Xiaomi’s portless concept phone?” (Android Authority).
💓 Fitbit Premium review: For $10 a month, it’s an early feeling product, but at least you can get 90-days free trial to sample the added extras (Android Authority).
📺 Disney says it now has 94.9 million Disney+ subscribers, adding 8 million in three months, beating its 2024 goals by three years. (CNBC).
📺 Netflix co-founder says Apple TV Plus has ‘no excuse’ to lag behind competitors (9to5Mac).
💳 Mastercard will support cryptocurrencies—but not the ones you think (Ars Technica).
🐶 Dogecoin’s creator baffled by rise to $9 billion in value, considering it was a parody of crypto and just a doge on a coin (Bloomberg).
🔙 Nvidia is bringing back old RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti GPUs to deal with global chip shortage (The Verge).
🐂 It’s the year of the Ox! Google has a Doodle (CNET).
👨🌾Stardew Valley’s couch co-op update is now rolling out on Switch, Xbox and PlayStation(Engadget).
🏕 The high-tech 1KG tent of the future: built for four-season Himalayan ascents (New Atlas).
👨🚀 NASA wants to set a new, higher radiation limit for astronauts (Wired).
💍 “The future of diamonds is in recaptured CO2 pollution” (Engadget).
🧀 ELI5: “Why can you eat some types of cheese with mold (blue cheese) but not others (Gouda)? (r/explainlikeimfive) — blue cheese has mold in it (r/oldpeoplefacebook)
Finally, a use case for 5G! Well, sort of: Wired gets into some details about the Hollywood tech tricks getting film crews back on set, given working from home isn’t really possible, but up close shooting is hazardous.
It’s a nice little walkthrough of things like the Stagecraft LED setup where a giant screen acts as a backdrop instead of greenscreen.
But the one that’s interesting to me here is Frame.io’s Camera to Cloud technology, which works to instantly upload captured footage at lower quality fidelity the second the director films it, which helps execs and producers immediately see what happens:
Yay 5G! Sort of?
Have a great weekend,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.