Two bits of Samsung Galaxy Z news this morning.
First is that there’s a report detailing the “Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab” : a mish-mash of Galaxy brand names for a brand new triple-folding tablet.
Z Flip 3
And, while we’re here, a fresh rumor indicates the next phone in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip line could be the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Back to the tri-fold:
📱 The Russian arm of Sony seems to have spilled the beans on the new Xperia handset pricing: the Sony Xperia 1 III will cost 99,990 rubles (~$1,308), with a set of XM3s thrown in, and a scheduled launch date of July 20, 2021 (Android Authority).
🌍 Google Earth gets a massive update to become a 3D time machine, with zoomable timelapse video of Earth across 37 years. Soberingly, there’s a bunch of glacier melting timelapses (Android Authority).
🛫 DJI Air 2S drone announced: 20MP camera with a 1-inch sensor makes this guy probably the very best camera drone under $1,400 on the market, and it’s $999 (Android Authority).
🍎 Gurman: Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ event won’t feature anything ‘particularly innovative’ (MacRumors).
📉 Intel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023 (Ars Technica).
💸 Google deceived Australian Android users about collection of location data, in a world-first court finding. A fine in the millions is coming, though Google may appeal (ABC).
📦 In his final letter to company shareholders, Jeff Bezos says Amazon has to treat its employees better (Engadget).
🔋 GM and LG Chem will reportedly announce Tennessee battery factory today (The Verge).
⬜ New: The whitest white paint ever reflects 98 percent of light and could cool homes (NewScientist).
🚗 Now there’s a rental car shortage, because fleets were sold to help rental companies survive (Jalopnik).
🤔 “ELI5: Is there a difference between being thirsty and dehydrated? Like scientifically, biologically – by the time you notice that you are thirsty, are you already dehydrated?” (r/explainlikeimfive)
Chess legend Garry Kasparov has a new venture, kasparovchess.com, a “community-first chess platform,” that you’ll need to pay for, unlike the free and open lichess.org and a little more like chess.com.
Kasparovchess will invite subscribers for $14 per month or $120 per year.
What’s different about Kasparovchess? TechCrunch has the news:
Love Garry Kasparov, love his ongoing fight for democracy and fairness…. genuinely unsure if even he can launch a new chess competitor, though?
Have a fun weekend,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.