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  • Writer's pictureAdam Doud

LG Velvet Final Thoughts and Podcasting Defined

This week is a big show with not one, not two, but three top stories. First we ask the question, "what is a podcast?" It's a little meta, for sure. Then we take a good look at the Xiaomi Mi Band 5. Plus we have our final thoughts on the LG Velvet 5G and a look at LG of the future. It's a great show, so I hope you'll come along.

Don't Call Audible's New Audio Shows Podcasts (Lifewire) wrote a piece criticizing podcasts trapped behind app or paywall silos and argues they shouldn't be called "podcasts" at all. We have...a different take.

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Facebook changes name of its annual VR event and its overall AR/VR organization (Tech Crunch)

Facebook is doing its best to get rid of the Oculus name because it hates solid branding.

Fitbit’s new Sense smartwatch can take your skin’s temperature to help you manage stress (Verge)

Fitbit released a new health tracker that can detect your stress levels, giving you another thing to worry about.

Fortnite is splitting into two different games because of Epic and Apple’s fight (Verge)

It's just iOS users and the rest of the world now. There's a fracture in Fortnite and it's all everybody's fault.

Apple Has Finally Gotten Too Big for Its Britches (Gizmodo)

Apple has every right to kick Fortnite out of the app store, but going after the Unreal Engine is going too far.

Apple's iPhone sales steady while global smartphone sales tank 20% in Q2 (CNBC)

Smartphone sales dropped 20% year over year. iPhone sales did just fine.

Zoom suffers partial outage (CNN)

Zoom suffered an outage from 8am until noon.

TikTok shuts down its American business - awaits court ruling (Giz China)

TikTok shut down its American operations while it waits to find out if it's going to get banned or not.

Unboxing the Surface Duo: Hands-on with Microsoft's ambitious new phone (Android Central)

Surface Duo unboxings have dropped and Android Central's is one of my favorites.

The LG Wing is a “T” shaped, dual-screen smartphone (Ars Technica)

LG has a new T-shaped phone on the horizon, but it's still more of a rumor at this point.

BLU G90 Pro launches with Helio G90T chipset, $200 price tag (GSMArena)

BLU is getting into the gaming scene with a new phone powered by a Helio G90T processor.

Self-charging, thousand-year battery startup NDB aces key tests and lands first beta customers (Tech Crunch)

A startup is attempting to make everlasting batteries, and good luck to them.

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