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Amazon Announced HQ2; Windows 10 Update; The Next Galaxy Phone; Stan Lee
 

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November 14 · Issue #113 · View online
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Amazon Announced HQ2; Windows 10 Update; The Next Galaxy Phone; Stan Lee

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Welcome to New York. Amazon made it official on Tuesday, announcing Northern Virginia and Queens, New York, as the sites of its two new headquarters. The massive campuses will bring 25,000 jobs a piece to each location. While the campuses are sure to boost economic development in both locations, they didn’t come cheap. Amazon got $1.5 Billion in incentives from NYC and a half a billion from Virginia. Still, there’s little downside to bringing major tech hubs to these two locations. Amazon’s presence is sure to spur other startups and even bigger companies to follow. It may also encourage more local schools and universities to up their tech curriculum quotient. Plus, I can’t wait to see exactly what Amazon builds.
 HQ2: Amazon chooses NYC and Northern Virginia for newest headquarters - CNN HQ2: Amazon chooses NYC and Northern Virginia for newest headquarters - CNN
Reopening Windows. Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now the November update. A little more than a month after the initial Windows OS update started rolling out to millions of users and deleting some user data, Microsoft is ready to try again. Not only is Microsoft promising that your files are save, but the company is making some adjustments to how it assesses the quality (and safety) of its software updates. Expect your system to auto-update soon.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data | Ars Technica Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data | Ars Technica
More power. Your next Samsung Galaxy phone could be a lot more powerful. After years of relying on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line to power its flagship phones, Samsung is building its own mobile processor, the 8 nanometer Exynos 9 Series 9820. Not only will it pack in more processing oomph, but it should be a graphics beast. The power-efficient CPU will also take a page from Apple’s book and integrate its own Neural Engine. I’ve tested most of Samsung’s current flagship phones. They’re excellent devices, but when it comes to performance, they’ve never rivaled Apple. Sounds like that might change next year.
Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S10’s processor, and it’s a beast – BGR Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S10’s processor, and it’s a beast – BGR
Stan Lee: I never met the icon, but I read oh so many of his comic books when I was young. Even decades before our relatively new obsession with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Stan Lee, who died on Monday at 95, was a name synonymous with the visual storytelling. If you read Marvel, you knew who Stan Lee was (and probably read his editor’s notes, A.K.A. “Soap Box”). Even if you read DC, you still knew. Lee’s legend extended across all comic book universes. He created so many inspiring, unique, oddball, and important (Black Panther) superheroes. It’s hard to imagine a world without Lee, but one would hope that his legacy inspires future generations of storytellers to craft not only comic-stories, but to honor his legacy and envision a more just and exciting future.
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