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  • Writer's pictureAdam Doud

Revving things up with Refraction AI

This week, we sit down with Luke Schneider, CEO of Refraction AI, a robotics company out of Ann Arbor, Michigan who brings a unique take to the last-mile delivery of goods. REV-1 is their autonomous robot delivery bot that brings food from restaurants and grocery stores through rain, snow, sleet, and hail to your home. It's a fascinating talk with a neat company.

We also look at the Skunk Works' latest project dubbed "Speedracer" and the book "Skunk Works" by the former director of the division, Ben Rich.

Apple claims global smartphone market lead ahead of Samsung for first time since 2016 (CNBC)

Apple took the top spot in smartphone shipments Q4 2020 for the first time since 2016.

Samsung updates for devices just extended to 4 years (Android Authority)

Samsung leads the way in Android, and now it leads the way in updates too.

Sony announces new VR headset for the PS5 (Verge)

Sony's new VR headset will have improved optics, and a single cord, but not in 2021, so really, what's the point?

Pigs can play video games with their snouts, scientists find (BBC)

Pig controlling a joystick with their snouts is just as cute as you think it is.

Lenovo Updates ThinkPads: New Intel and AMD Processors, New Displays, New Designs (Anandtech)

Lenovo unveiled its newer generation of X, T, P, and L series laptops this week.

TCL's tri-folding tablet shows up online via a new leak (Notebook Check)

TCL's latest folding phone concept that leaked this week in an online video looks to be a productivity machine!

Samsung cuts Galaxy Z foldable phone prices, gives you 100-day trial (USA Today)

Samsung is allowing people to try its folding smartphones for up to 100 days in a new program.

Big Tech's Big Failure: Contact Tracing Apps Did Nothing (Digital Trends)

Apple and Google's COVID contact tracing app failed miserably due to a predictable reason.

Watch new dramatic videos from NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars (Verge)

Internet sleuths solve secret message on Perseverance rover's Mars parachute (

Here’s an interactive 4K view of Perseverance’s Mars landing site (Verge)

Here's a trio of stories about the Perseverance Rover, a.k.a. Percy.

Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets (Verge)

Superfollows will be a paywall for superfans of twitter creators.

We talked to the guy whose Pixel saved him from hours of suffering in an overturned vehicle (Android Police)

A gentleman in Missouri details a real-life incident where the Google Pixel's crash detection m

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