It seems that its bad news for those in the US waiting on the launch of Nothing’s Phone (1) in mid-July because it has now been confirmed that the brand will skip the North American market in its entirety. Serial leaker, Evan Blass, first alluded to Nothing choosing not to launch the Phone (1) in […]
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The Nothing Phone 1 has an array of LEDs on its backside. But what do they do? A new video just showed us.
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Having previously promised that its debut smartphone would be announced sometime during July, Nothing has finally put a date on the launch event. July 16th is the date on which the Phone (1) will be unveiled, packing in such things as the Nothing Launcher, custom icons, and widgets, as well as an unspecified Snapdragon processor. […]
Come comment on this article: There’s officially Nothing to see on July 12th at 11 AM ET/4 PM BST
A recent rumor points to Nothings Phone (1) being launched on July 21st with pricing starting from around €500 (~$ 500-550) and although the brand has not confirmed or denied the validity of the information, it has confirmed that the launch date will be announced soon. Nothing has also taken the time to tweet out some […]
Come comment on this article: Wireless charging is (officially) confirmed for the Nothing Phone (1)
It’s been a little while since Nothing officially revealed that it would be launching its very first smartphone something during the summer of ’22 and while the Nothing Launcher (Beta) has been unveiled, little has been said of the phone itself. Until now. Today brings the next drip in the road to hyping up the […]
Come comment on this article: Carl Pei reveals a couple of details on the Phone (1) design but there’s Nothing much to see here
The comments come on the heels of a turbulent week for Twitter, which is facing about what will happen to its platform with Elon Musk at the helm. But if people were hoping Dorsey could add some clarity to the discussion, they’ll likely be disappointed.
“Every decision we made was ultimately my responsibility,” he said. “In the cases we were wrong or went too far, we admitted it and worked to correct.”
The comments may have been an oblique reference to Elon Musk’s earlier tweets a top Twitter policy official, but he didn’t directly address the situation. Instead, he shared some vague thoughts about what Twitter should do to fix itself.
Some things can be fixed immediately, and others require rethinking and reimplementing the entire system. It is important to me that we get critical feedback in all of its forms, but also important that we get the space and time to address it. All of that should be done publicly.
— jack⚡️ (@jack) April 29, 2022
“Some things can be fixed immediately, and others require rethinking and reimplementing the entire system,” he said. “A transparent system, both in policy and operations, is the right way to earn trust. Whether it’s owned by a company or an open protocol doesn’t matter _as much as_ deliberately deciding to be open about every decision and why it was made.”
Dorsey also seemed frustrated by what current CEO Parag Agrawal has referred to as about what’s happening to the company. “Doing this work means you’re in the arena,” Dorsey tweeted. “Nothing that is said now matters. What matters is how the service works and acts, and how quickly it learns and improves. My biggest failing was that quickness part. I’m confident that part at least is being addressed, and will be fixed.”
Dorsey added that it’s “crazy and wrong” that “individuals or companies bear this responsibility,” in an apparent reference to past unpopular decisions. “I don’t believe any permanent ban (with the exception of illegal activity) is right, or should be possible. This is why we need a protocol that’s resilient to the layers above.”
Doing this work means you’re in the arena. Nothing that is said now matters. What matters is how the service works and acts, and how quickly it learns and improves. My biggest failing was that quickness part. I’m confident that part at least is being addressed, and will be fixed.
— jack⚡️ (@jack) April 29, 2022
Musk’s buyout has rocked Twitter, a company whose own executives have told employees they are unsure what direction Musk will take the platform. Musk, who has said he has “no confidence” in the company’s current leadership, has suggested that he would drastically scale back the company’s existing content moderation policies and, potentially, its staff.
Whether Musk has Dorsey’s backing has been a major source of speculation. Dorsey earlier in the week that “Elon is the singular solution I trust,” and said that his buyout is getting the company out of an “impossible” situation in which it is tied to an ad-based revenue model. Both Dorsey and former Facebook board member Peter Thiel reportedly encouraged Musk to take Twitter private, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Musk has reportedly floated the idea of charging organizations to on other websites, and ramping up Twitter’s subscription product Twitter Blue. He also reportedly wants to replace Agrawal with an executive of his own choosing, Reuters Friday.
Dorsey’s comments are also notable for what he didn’t say. He didn’t mention Musk by name, and he didn’t defend Twitter’s employees, though he said “the company has always tried to do its best given the information it had.”
Carl Pei, founder of Nothing, has teased that the London-based consumer technology startup is working on its very first Android smartphone.
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Nothing, the brand started by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, will announce its 2022 roadmap in an event on March 23rd. While the company didn't reveal specifics other than a new community investment round that's coming this year, previous reports claimed that the company is developing its own smartphone that will be launched in April.
It's said to feature design cues also found in the brand's wireless earbuds, specifically their element of transparency. If you haven't seen them yet, Nothing's earbuds have a see-through shell and come in a case that's mostly transparent, a design that adheres to the company's mission of making technology less obvious and more seamless.
TechCrunch reported earlier this month that Pei showed the device to industry executives at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Famous leaker evleaks also tweeted a photo of Pei seemingly showing off a smartphone in his hand to Qualcomm chief Cristiano Amon. It was taken from a distance, however, so we'll have to wait for the official reveal — or for more detailed leaks to come out — for a clearer look.
Considering Pei's background, it wouldn't come as a surprise if Nothing truly does release a smartphone. Pei previously told Bloomberg in an interview that the company is "building an ecosystem of smart devices" and that Nothing will build them "so these devices talk to each other."
The Nothing (event): The Truth will take place on March 23rd at 2PM GMT/9AM EST. You can sign up to get notified when the livestream starts at Nothing's website.
Ever since he left OnePlus and created Nothing, it has been thought that Carl Pei would turn his hand to smartphones again, and it could be that 2022 is the year that it will happen if his teasing tweet (and Qualcomm and Android’s replies) is anything to go by. His obtuse tweet (embedded above) alludes […]
Come comment on this article: Carl Pei teases a return to Android that could essentially be a Nothing smartphone
The Nothing Ear 1 earbuds have a unique design, but does the sound meet expectations?
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It’s bad enough that we have a global chip shortage that never seems to end but now it seems that there may be a case of industrial sabotage against Nothing. Having published a blog post complimenting his team on the performance of the company’s first product, the Ears (1), Nothing’s CEO went on to accuse […]
Come comment on this article: There’s much ado about Nothing as Carl Pei claims a ‘major’ company attacked the supply chain
Fresh from nabbing a $ 50 million investment from Qualcomm, Nothing’s Carl Pei has confirmed on Twitter that the brand will be launching ‘Something’. While Pei was coy about revealing any further info, it’s being reported that Nothing is preparing to launch a smartphone during 2022, as well as a power bank. According to 91Mobiles, Nothing […]
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As the lockdown continues and many of us look to supplement our music streaming options, Deezer is coming to the rescue with an offer of a three-month subscription, free-of-charge. The offer extends to the US and the UK, which means you could save a whole lot of cashola by signing up for the three-month deal. […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Score a 3-month sub to Deezer Premium, Family or HiFi for absolutely nothing
Ever wish you could swim with sharks, ride in an Indy Car, or go on a world tour? Well, later this year you’ll be able to experience these events and more as if you were really there with the YouTube VR app.
For more than a year, we’ve been adding support for new video and audio formats on YouTube like 360-degree video, VR video and Spatial Audio. These were the first steps on our way toward a truly immersive video experience, and now we’re taking another one with the YouTube VR app for Daydream, Google’s platform for high-quality mobile virtual reality, announced today at Google I/O.
We’re creating the YouTube VR app to provide an easier, more immersive way to find and experience virtual reality content on YouTube. It also comes with all the YouTube features you already love, like voice search, discovery, and playlists, all personalized for you, so you can experience the world’s largest collection of VR videos in a whole new way.
And thanks to the big, early bet we made on 360-degree and 3-D video, you will be able to see all of YouTube’s content on the app—everything from classic 16×9 videos to 360-degree footage to cutting-edge VR experiences in full 3-D. Whether you want a front row seat to your favorite concert, access to the best museums in the world, or a midday break from work watching your favorite YouTube creator, YouTube VR will have it all.
To bring even more great VR content onto YouTube, we’ve been working with some amazing creators to experiment with new formats that offer a wide range of virtual experiences. We’re already collaborating with the NBA, BuzzFeed and Tastemade to explore new ways of storytelling in virtual environments that will provide valuable lessons about the way creators and viewers interact with VR video. Stay tuned!
We’ve also been working with camera partners to make Jump-ready cameras, such as the GoPro Odyssey, available to creators, to help make the production of VR video more accessible. And today, we’re officially launching our Jump program at the YouTube Spaces in L.A. and NYC and we will it bring to all YouTube Space locations around the globe soon.
We’re just beginning to understand what a truly immersive VR experience can bring to fans of YouTube, but we’re looking forward to making that future a (virtual) reality.
Kurt Wilms, Senior Product Manager, YouTube Virtual Reality, recently watched “Insane 360 video of close-range tornado near Wray, CO yesterday!“
Meet 99check, described as “a simple utility for on-demand, selfie-based location-sharing between parents and kids.” With nothing more than a selfie, the smartphone-obsessed generation will be able to put their parents at ease.
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