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  • Writer's pictureAdam Doud

How Smart is Your Smart Home featuring John Velasco

This week, we have a pair of top stories. First, we take a tour around the Chicagoland area testing 5G from AT&T, Verizon, and T-mobile. Then, John Velasco, Senior Editor at Digital Trends talks about smart homes and smart home technology. How did we get here in smart home tech and what's coming next?

Spotify taps big-name musicians to help test Instagram-like stories (Engadget)

Spotify has stories now. They're only for musicians, but Spotify.

Another Mysterious 'Space Odyssey'-Style Monolith Has Appeared in Romania (

This monolith story just keeps going. A new monolith appeared in Romania.

Utah 2001: A Space Odyssey Monolith Has Mysteriously Disappeared (IndieWire)

Mystery of Utah's disappearing monolith explained (Fox13now)

Then the Utah monolith disappeared.

Mystery monolith vanishes in Romania - alien action or local prank? (Reuters)

Then the Romainian monolith disappeared.

Mysterious Monolith Update: Third Monolith Appears Atop California Mountain

Then one appeared in California, but then that one disappeared too.

A Successful US Missile Intercept Ends the Era of Nuclear Stability (Yahoo Finance)

The US showed it could intercept an intercontinental missile, but that's actually bad news.

Wyze Watch (Wyze)

Wyze is coming out with a smart watch for just $20!

Apple will be forced to sell iPhones with included power adapter in Brazil (9to5Mac)

Good for Brazil.

The Blind Smartphone Camera Test 2020! (MKBHD)

MKBHD ran his annual blind smartphone test and once again had some surprising results.

Amazon may buy podcast network Wondery (Engadget)

Amazon wants to get on the podcast train!

iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever (Ars Technica)

A major, zero-click exploit in iPhones (since patched) was found. It was huge!

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chip pushes video and photo smarts (Cnet)

Qualcomm unveiled its next generation processor, the SnapDragon 888

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