Tech Hangover: Jeff Bezos is jealous of Elon Musk
If it’s any consolation, I’m jealous of both their bank accounts.
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).
Have a first aid question? Don’t ask Siri.
Here’s reason #4,201 on why Siri is the absolute worst voice-assistant on the planet.
A new study from the University of Alberta, published Tuesday in the medical journal The BMJ, tested smart assistants Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google Assistant on their ability to respond helpfully to first aid questions. While Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa way outperformed Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, the results as a whole were underwhelming. – Mashable
Apple News launches ‘special coverage’ of the 2020 presidential election
Apple News has launched its 2020 presidential election coverage via a post to Apple Newsroom. Apple says that it will feature coverage “curated by Apple news and featuring reliable news” from “dozens of trusted news sources”. –iMore
Microsoft Teams goes down after Microsoft forgot to renew a certificate
One time I forgot to do this for KnowTechie – Glad to know that even a major tech company like Microsoft is capable of it too.
Microsoft Teams went down this morning for nearly three hours after Microsoft forgot to renew a critical security certificate. Users of Microsoft’s Slack competitor were met with error messages attempting to sign into the service on Monday morning, with the app noting it had failed to establish an HTTPS connection to Microsoft’s servers. –The Verge
BuzzFeed News is recruiting teenagers to make election-themed TikTok and Instagram videos
BuzzFeed News is looking for a few good teens. The news division of the popular entertainment site is recruiting a brand new type of employee — dubbed “Teen Ambassadors” — who will create original TikTok and Instagram videos as part of the site’s 2020 election coverage. – NeimanLab
Pablo Escobar’s brother throws ‘sexy’ funeral for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold
Pablo Escobar’s brother, Robert Escobar, is back with another foldable phone and it’s going to destroy Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. (It’s doubtful the Escobar 1 Fold “beat Apple.”) How is he so sure? Because the scantily-clad women in one of its absolutely insane promotional videos called “Rest In Peace Samsung” are smashing Galaxy Folds with sledgehammers. – Input
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Review: Nebula Capsule II – Much more than ‘just’ a projector
- BlackBerry, the phone that keeps coming back, is being put to rest again
- This new Google Photos feature is a sure-fire way to get your nudes printed
- Techno artist Remute is launching an album on a SNES cartridge – Here’s why he’s doing it
- A new leaked photo gives us another view of Samsung’s folding Galaxy Z Flip
- Hitman 2 is on sale for just $15 on both Xbox One and PS4
- Amazon is blowing out 3rd generation Echo Dots at just $30 a pop
- Some guy figured out a way to trick Google Maps to create virtual traffic jams
- Score Amazon’s latest Echo Show 5 for just $65
YouTube reinforces guidelines on fighting misleading election content
He ordered coffee while wearing an AirPod. The barista refused to serve him
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