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🏀 good morning! I’ll be watching Space Jam 2 this weekend, but with the reviews getting pretty wild, well, will it at least be quiet in the theaters?
We have a date! Samsung announced its next Unpacked event, scheduled for August 11th at 10 a.m. ET, when the company is expected to showcase its new foldable devices and more.
- The startup image is fun; a clever way to definitely tease the expected Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the darker colors and the Z Flip 3 in lighter purple. The slogan is “get ready to unfold”, if it wasn’t already 1000% clear what was coming.
- Samsung’s announcement post stated, “Now more than ever, there is a need for flexible, versatile mobile devices that can keep pace with the fast pace of our lives so we can maximize and enjoy every moment.”
- Which, sure! That makes sense.
- But at what price, Samsung? That’s a massive factor for most consumers who have previously considered a foldable device, and in some time it will be one of the more closely watched price announcements for a new device.
- Nevertheless, Samsung is doing something in advance: Samsung has already opened a reservation page for the “next flagship”, on which you receive an additional credit value when you trade in a current device, and for a year threw in Samsung Care Plus.
- Samsung said there would be an Unpacked event this summer to launch its Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 range. We should also see the Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic variant, all of which come with the new Samsung Google Wear OS.
- Then there is the less likely chance that Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE on August 11th.
- My money comes from Samsung bringing it out, as it did with the S20 FE last year when it was released on September 23, with a relatively quieter start.
🚀 Jeff Bezos touches space aboard the Blue Origin rocket(Wired). It was a fun clock to hear the passengers in what seemed like a flawless 10-minute and 10-second flight. He then gave two recipients $ 100 million to “forward to the charities of their choice at their own discretion,” with Van Jones, founder of the racial justice nonprofit Dream Corps, and José Andrés, chef and founder of World Central Kitchen. receiving the money (Market observation). Blue Origin has two more space tourism flights planned this year.
📺 Netflix says it will offer mobile games first with your subscription(Android authority). Netflix said in its earnings reports that people watch less TV but also have fewer blockbusters on offer due to pandemic movie restrictions. It lost 400,000 subscribers in the US and Canada, a rare loss for the company that grew in Asia.
🔜 Xiaomi’s top model of the Mi Pad 5 could be 5G, with a 120 Hz display (Android authority).
👉 What can you expect from MIUI 13? A new leak may have lost details (Android authority).
💵 LG may be selling iPhones in its Korean stores after shutting down Android devices (Android authority).
🍎 According to a report, the next iPad mini could be a powerhouse: A15 chip, USB-C and a magnetic smart connector (9to5Mac).
💸 The redesigned app from Venmo finally does away with the global payment feed (Engage).
⌚ Qualcomm has a big plan to advance the wearables industry with a new Wearables Ecosystem Accelerator program with 50 brands already on board (Android authority).
🔐 NSO Group last: French President Emmanuel Macron’s phone number was on a list of leaked targets (The guard). This cryptographer and security technologist says we should not only say that absolute security is not possible, but ask Apple and Google to do more (cryptographyengineering.com).
💱 Get well soon, TurboTax: Americans need a real Free File program (NY Times, gift link).
🌞 Is any country installing renewable energy quickly enough to meet the climate targets? (Ars-Technica). Of a nature Report, here.
🚄 China’s newest maglev train goes 600 km / h (373 mph), according to state media. It looks very slippery quickly, but commercialization is a problem (The Independent).
♨️ “ELI5: Why are metals melted into the bar form? Wouldn’t it be better to just make them into cubes so that they stack better? ”Funny question and time to learn something about draft angles, I think … (r / explainlikeimfive).
So it’s getting strange for sprinters and former sprinters at the Olympics because the spike technology has reached the super spike phase.
- In the past, swimming records were largely wiped out when super suits were allowed, with new materials like polyurethane adding extra buoyancy and less drag in the water.
- They were abolished in 2009. Athletes like the two-time Olympic champion Britta Steffen agreed and said: “It’s nice when human performance and not science is in the foreground.”
And that’s why I think Usain Bolt is rightly insane.
- There has been a tech race in running shoe technology at every level, with long-distance runners enjoying thicker, carbon-coated shoes to break records.
- Now “Superspikes” add the “super light and responsive Pebax material”, a kind of energy-returning foam.
- In the Super Spike race, there is Nike with the Nike Air Zoom Victory, while New Balance offers a New Balance FuelCell MD-X and SD-X and so on with the competition. The New Balance shoes were worn by the fastest man over 100m this year, US sprinter Trayvon Bromell, when he ran a glowing 9.77 this year.
- Usain Bolt is not happy because shoe advancement was not allowed in his day, and Bolt thinks he could have been faster and “safely run in under 9.5 seconds. Without doubt.”
- “When I was told about it I couldn’t believe we’d come this far, you know what I mean, that we’re really adjusting the spikes to a level that now gives the athletes an advantage to run even faster . “Bolt told Reuters($).
- “It’s strange and unfair to a lot of athletes because I know they (shoe companies) have actually tried in the past and the governing body said ‘no you can’t change the spikes’ to know they actually do it now doing it is ridiculous, “added the eight-time Olympic champion.
- Once again, science vs. human achievement is back on the menu.
Tristan Rayner, Managing Editor