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Up Close with Google's Gadgets; Android Switchers; All Clear for Windows 10
 

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October 10 · Issue #98 · View online
Tech stories that matter, Gadget Quests, nerd pursuits, and other things you ought to know.

Up Close with Google’s Gadgets; Android Switchers; All Clear for Windows 10

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Made by Google. Yesterday was Google’s big hardware day. It showed some restraint, unveiling (if you don’t count a wireless charging stand) just four products: The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, Pixel Slate tablet and Google Home Hub. No real surprises in the bunch, but these are thoughtfully-engineered, interesting products. I have some thoughts about the day.
Up close with The Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub Up close with The Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub
Switchers. Apple’s Tim Cook loves to talk about switchers, those Android smartphone users who make the leap to iOS. Now there’s a new report that sort of supports his theories. The study from Merrill Lynch Global Research of over 32,000 smartphone users does say that most people will choose another handset from the same company as the one they currently own. However, they also found that about one fifth of all Android users want to switch to an iPhone. Tim must be so pleased.
About a fifth of Android phone owners plan to switch to an iPhone About a fifth of Android phone owners plan to switch to an iPhone
The first step. You know that saying, the first step to solving a problem is recognizing you have one? Before that, though, you often have many people trying to tell you that you have a problem, while you blithely ignore them. Now you know I’ve been tracking Elon Musk pretty closely for my 33 Million Miles to Mars podcast, and you know that much of what I talk about comes directly from Elon Musk’s Twitter feed. It’s kind of an extraordinary situation, the CEO of multiple companies talking extemporaneously online about company strategy, operations and how he feels about Rick and Morty. It doesn’t always go well, which is why Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson conducted a sort of interview as intervention. He wants Elon to stop tweeting and get some sleep.
Richard Branson: Elon Musk should stop tweeting and get more sleep - Business Insider
Richard Branson: Elon Musk should stop tweeting and get more sleep - Business Insider
Reopen Windows. Good news, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is all done eating documents. Microsoft found and patched the bug (which had apparently been reported to them before the OS update release but was ignored or missed) and is testing the fix with Windows Insiders, those people brave enough to test pre-release Microsoft software in the wild. It’s not clear when the pubic release will reopen, but I’m sure it won’t be before Microsoft is 100% certain no documents will be harmed.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer deletes your data | Ars Technica Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer deletes your data | Ars Technica
P.S. All hail The Doctor
P.S.S. He’s seen the future.
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