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Tear Down; iOS 12 Public Beta; Blood Moon; Distracted Driving Update
 

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June 27 · Issue #56 · View online
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Tear Down; iOS 12 Public Beta; Blood Moon; Distracted Driving Update

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Tear down. Chances are your next smartphone will offer a giant, button-free screen, but also probably have a black notch carved out for a camera, mic and maybe a depth sensor. My iPhone X has one, and I don’t mind. Some, however, are obsessed with the notch, which is why they’ve been keeping track of unusual new handsets like the Vivo Nex. It has a giant 6.59-inch screen unblemished by anything. There is, though, a front-facing camera hidden is a bizarre pop-up module. Now, someone has torn apart the Android device to find out how the camera technology works.
The Vivo Nex has a pop-up selfie cam -- here's how it works - CNET The Vivo Nex has a pop-up selfie cam -- here's how it works - CNET
The next iOS. I’ve been running Apple’s iOS 12 developer beta since the day Apple announced it at WWDC. It’s a remarkably stable early build, but I would not have recommended everyone install it. Now, Apple’s dropped the open-beta. If you’re comfortable with the occasional glitch and don’t mind backing up your iPhone before you start, this one is worth a test drive. iOS 12 brings features like Memojis, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and Group Facetime. And if you don’t like it, you can always uninstall it (until Apple forces you to upgrade in the fall).
How to Install the iOS 12 Public Beta Right Now How to Install the iOS 12 Public Beta Right Now
Blue about the Moon. There’s going to be an awesome, extended lunar eclipse event next month that will turn our beloved satellite a beautiful shade of red. Personally, I love these lunar events as I’m a big Moon fan and love to take pictures of it with my 200mm lens. I can keep my lens in the case for this one. No one in North America will be able to view the eclipse. For those of you across the big pond? Enjoy and try not to lord it over us.
North America Will Not Be Able to See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century, Sorry North America Will Not Be Able to See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century, Sorry
Watch the road. Distracted driving is getting worse and worse and more and more dangerous. And it’s not all texting’s fault. According to a new study, built-in infotainment systems, those big screens where you change radio or satellite stations, enter navigation, and answer calls, are drawing our attention away from the road, too. Some systems do better than others. In fact, Apple’s Car Play and Android Auto offer somewhat less-distracting systems.  Are you paying attention?
Distracted Driving Is Out of Control, and There's No Single Cure | WIRED Distracted Driving Is Out of Control, and There's No Single Cure | WIRED
P.S. Elon the educator?
P.S.S. Never mind.
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