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Oppo's Cat

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So here’s something: The upcoming Oppo Reno 7 series will apparently feature the world’s first Sony IMX709 cat-eye lens.

Qualcomm's rebrand

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This is pretty minor, but ahead of Qualcomm’s big Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii kicking off on November 30, it’s been confirmed that there will be a rebrand to its mobile chipsets in 2021, including the renaming of its chipset models. In short: Snapdragon is bigger than ever, but the old numbering conventions of 845/855/865/888 etc. are out, making way for something simpler.

Roundup

📸 Google Pixel 6 second opinion review: “The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro aren’t just great value for money, they’re the best smartphones Google has ever made” (Android Authority).

📁 OnePlus patent suggests a dual-hinge foldable phone may be in its future (Android Authority).

🔧 HP Chromebook x2 review: As far as a useful portable goes, it’s just a price cut away from being great, and sales happen where it’s priced more like ~$400, so keep your eye out… (Ars Technica).

🔫 The ConstitutionDAO aftermath: Everyone is mad and/or confused, which is a shame and partly it comes down to gas fees (Vice).

🔭 An “incident” with the $10B James Webb Space Telescope has occurred: launch is now set for December 22, the same day The Matrix 4 is released, btw (Ars Technica).

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Bonus: Here’s a spooky timelapse of a glacier — you’ll see it growing during winter and then calving during summer.

Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor

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