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Boondocking with Nick Gray

Samsung TV boxes an be reused as magizine racks of cat houses

I finally get to tackle a topic that I’ve wanted to cover since CES 2019. Back then, I ran into a new friend, Nick Gray who was in the middle of a 15 month quest traveling all around the country as a digital nomad with a wife, two kids and a dog. And that was interesting enough by itself, but then i learned about the community of digital nomads out there, and my interest got even deeper. So, I sat down with Nick to talk about his travels and we’ll get to that, but first, let’s dive into the news of the week.

The Gray Adventures

Check out the Gray Adventures featuring our guest Nick Gray and his family!

A Sobering Astronomical Reminder from COVID-19 (Scientific American blog)

Scientific American brings us some of the positives of COVID-19 including scientific cooperation.

How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Climate (Digital Trends)

Our headline of the week reminds us that the environment is reacting quite nicely to our social distancing.

Bonus: George Carlin Clip (NSFW) (Youtube)

Samsung 's TV Boxes Can Now Be Easily Upcycled Into Cat Houses (Gizmodo)

Samsung is designing its TV boxes to be rebuilt and reused into magazine racks, entertainment centers and cat houses.

Facebook to Introduce an App for Gaming (NY Times)

Facebook released its own game-streaming app, to compete with Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and all the other game streaming services out there.

Bill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing Target (NY Times)

5G towers weren’t bad enough. Now conspiracy theorists are going after Bill Gates for causing coronavirus.

A Theory of Zoom Fatigue (The Convivial Society)

Have you ever wondered why video conferencing can be so draining? So have we.

Google Home will finally let you adjust 'OK Google' listening sensitivity (Android Police)

If you’re sick of setting a timer in the kitchen and having the living room home beep at you, we have good news.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings praises Disney Plus execution

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings praised Disney+ in an earnings call this week. No word on whether or not he praised Netflix as well.

Epic gives in to Google and releases Fortnite on the Play Store

After going it alone for the past 18 month, Fortnite developer Epic Games has capitulated and made Fortnite available through the Google Play store.

IFA 2020 will take place in an ‘innovative new’ form instead of the normal conference due to COVID-19 (Verge)

IFA declared that this year's format will be "new and innovative" and there's a good chance it won't take place in person.

Motorola Edge+ hands-on review: Ready to take on Samsung and Apple (Android Central)

Motorola re-entered the flagship space with the Motorola Edge+ and it's a beast of a smartphone with a $1000 price tag and…<sigh> Verizon exclusivity.

Moto Mods Are Not Dead, but They’re Not Not Dead (Benefit of the Doud)

Meanwhile, Motorola's relaunch into the flagship space leaves behind a casualty from its previous venture.

iPhone SE 2020 reviews are great, and more

Reviews are in for the iPhone SE and DGiT has a good roundup.

Zero-click, zero-day flaws in iOS Mail 'exploited to hijack' VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch

A new zero-day, zero-click exploit is attacking iOS devices.

We Can Now Watch Google's Secret Self-Driving Cars From 2009

Google released footage of self-driving cars driving their first thousand miles. It's a little boring, and it really should be.

We've all basically been on Zoom lately, and I've noticed there's all kinds of "Zoom"ers out there. Which one are you? : funny (Reddit)

All the faces of Zoom meetings.

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