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Tech Hangover: 2020’s iPad Pro is still a tablet and not a laptop

You’ll never convince me otherwise.

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We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.

There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover. 

Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).

Apple iPad Pro review 2020: small spec bump, big camera bump

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For the past couple of years, Apple has been pushing the idea that its new iPad Pro’s are laptop replacements. As this review shows, it’s not.

Apple’s tagline for the new 2020 iPad Pro models is “Your next computer is not a computer.” It’s a cheeky way of addressing the tension that’s at the heart of most iPad Pro purchases: they cost as much or more than many laptops but may not be able to replace your laptop. – The Verge

Revolut launches its neobank in the US

If you’re someone who hates visiting their local big bank, Revolut might be for you. It’s been blowing up like hotcakes in Europe and now it’s making its debut here in the U.S.

European fintech startup Revolut is launching its app and service in the U.S. Starting today, anybody can sign up and get a Revolut  debit card. In the U.S., Revolut has partnered with Metropolitan Commercial Bank for the banking infrastructure — deposits are FDIC insured up to $250,000. – TechCrunch

Mozilla expands its partnership with ad-free subscription service Scroll

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If you hate ads and feel dirty using an adblocker, this new service from Firefox via Scroll is definitely worth checking out.

Mozilla  just announced a new initiative called Firefox Better Web with Scroll, which combines the tracking protection built into its Firefox browser with the ad-free browsing experience offered by Scroll. – TechCrunch

Malware found lurking in kids’ Play Store apps, security firm finds

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As a friend once told me, “Android is malware.”

A host of utility and children’s apps in the Google Play Store contained hidden auto-clicker malware, amounting to more than a million installs across Android devices, researchers at security firm Check Point recently discovered. Google removed the apps earlier this month once Check Point disclosed its findings to the company. – CNET

Everything Is So Fucked, You Might As Well Get A Facebook Portal

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This is something I never expected to read from BuzzFeed News’ Katie Notopoulos. But here we are. What a time to be alive.

It’s time to buy a Facebook Portal. – BuzzFeed News

And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:


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If Robots Steal So Many Jobs, Why Aren’t They Saving Us Now? 

Grammarly Premium Makes A Lot Of Mistakes 

A New Battery Breakthrough That Could Save Electric Vehicles During a Recession 

Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not)

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