Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Lenovo unveils the Yoga 5G, a $1,499 2-in-1 with the Snapdragon 8cx chipset and a claimed 24-hour battery life, coming spring, to be called Flex 5G in the US — Last May, Lenovo announced Project Limitless, its plan to make the first 5G laptop. That plan is now a reality with the Yoga 5G …
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD unveils 64-core AMD Threadripper 3990X CPU, a consumer variant of its 64-core EPYC 7702P currently for sale in the server market, available Feb. 7 for $3990 — At the tail end of last year, one of the key launches in the creator/workstation processor market was AMD´s latest 3rd Generation …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Facebook updates Privacy Checkup tool, the first significant update since its creation in 2014 that makes it a more convenient central hub for privacy settings — This is Privacy Checkup´s first significant update since Facebook´s Cambridge Analytica scandal, bit it doesn´t address …
Brian Armstrong / The Coinbase Blog:
Crypto in 2020s: at least one blockchain will reach 1B users, a separate world of fully-decentralized, little-regulated crypto-to-crypto innovation will emerge — Yesterday I recapped the last decade in crypto. Today, let´s look ahead to the future and what I think will happen in the 2020s.
Flavie Halais / Wired:
A look at how cities around the world have been experimenting with app-based on-demand bus services, often with little success — Helsinki, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Singapore, and other metros have been experimenting with on-demand buses—and not seeing a lot of success.
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Walmart launches a self-serve ad platform to let advertisers buy on-site search and sponsored product ads on Walmart.com — Walmart claims its programmatic advertising platform and ads API are ready for primetime. — On Friday, Walmart Media Group ., the retail giant´s advertising arm …
Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
A new Illinois law, which went into effect on Jan.1, requires employers to notify and obtain consent from job applicants for using AI to grade video interviews — A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn´t expect much to change.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
A decade after debut, Chrome OS seems to have stalled out, as the future of the web “catching up” to make Chromebook a true laptop seems as remote as ever — Nearly ten years ago, Google shipped an unassuming, totally unbranded laptop to a large group of journalists and tech enthusiasts …
What to expect at CES 2020: 5G phones, 4K HDR TVs and HDMI 2.1, foldable and dual-screen laptops, gaming CPUs, smart home devices, game consoles, and more — CES will have a lot of little companies taking big swings — In 2020, this is what to expect in the world of consumer tech …
AInnovation, a China-based applied AI startup for retail, manufacturing, finance, and other sectors, raises ~$57M Series B, bringing its total raised to ~$143M — New link at DealStreetAsia