iPhone 14 Pro’s A16 Bionic Outperforms Latest Snapdragon 8 Chip Coming to Android Phones Later This Year

Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile chip and platform, promising to “revolutionize flagship smartphones” with “groundbreaking” experiences. via Technology and News Today https://www.macrumors.com/2022/11/17/iphone-14-pro-a16-outpreforms-snapdragon/

What’s wrong with US broadband?

The state of US broadband is bad. We already know huge portions of the country aren’t getting broadband speeds — but even where they are, those connections are often bogged down by limited options, predatory billing practices, and a general lack of choice. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/17/23460070/internet-bill-broadband-survey-data-consumer-reports-cost

Amazon’s hardware chief confirms layoffs have started

The head of Amazon’s hardware division has confirmed that the tech giant is cutting jobs. Dave Limp, who leads the company’s Devices & Services organization, told his team that Amazon would “consolidate some teams and programs” and that “some roles will no longer be required.” via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/amazon-layoffs-dave-limp-200505849.html

Teens don’t seem super concerned about social media’s effects on their lives

With widespread misinformation, echo chambers and dubious fact-checking — not to mention Twitter appearing on the verge of collapse — you might expect today’s teenagers to view social media as a cesspool. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/survey-teens-social-media-pew-research-193509564.html

Google Fi’s throwing in a free year of YouTube Premium for Unlimited Plus subscribers

If you’re subscribed to Google Fi’s Unlimited Plus plan, you can now enjoy an extra perk in addition to unlimited data: one year free of YouTube Premium. Starting today, new and existing members enrolled in Google Fi’s premium plan won’t have to pay the $119. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/16/23461304/google-fi-unlimited-plus-youtube-premium

Elon Musk is firing Twitter employees even when they criticize him in private

After purging half of Twitter’s staff with a snap of his fingers and firing as many as 5,500 additional contract employees without so much as a goodbye, “free speech” maximalist Elon Musk is now additionally getting rid of anyone who dares criticize him, both on Twitter and even in the company via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/15/23460729/elon-musk-fire-twitter-engineers-dissent