Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias – TechCrunch

Founded by former Google engineers, Brief is a newly launched news app that aggregates and summarizes the news in hopes of tackling a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy.

Today, there are so many places to read the news and many aggregators on the market offer access to a near-infinite number of sources. Meanwhile, algorithms profile you to determine your leanings, then serve up more of the news that fits your worldview, to keep you engaged with the product.

Brief’s founders wanted to make it

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I’ve been using this $450 Android phone that has features even Apple’s $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro is missing — here are the best and worst things about it so far

TCL 10 Pro In Hand
TCL 10 Pro In Hand

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  • TCL’s 10 Pro costs $450 and comes with features that even the $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro lacks, like an in-screen fingerprint sensor, four rear cameras, a curved AMOLED screen, and a headphone jack.

  • I’ve been using the TCL 10 Pro for a few days, and so far I’ve been impressed with its customization,  always-on display, and headphone jack.

  • But there are a few ways in which the phone falls short. Its fingerprint sensor, for example, isn’t always very responsive.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The smartphone industry has undergone

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Code on SpaceX’s Starlink website contains the first official photos of Elon Musk’s ‘UFO on a stick’ — and key details about the satellite-internet project’s test program

A photo of SpaceX's user terminal, or satellite dish, installed on a roof.
A photo of SpaceX’s user terminal, or satellite dish, installed on a roof.

Ashish Sharma/SpaceX

  • SpaceX has launched hundreds of internet-beaming Starlink satellites into orbit since 2019.

  • On Tuesday, a college student tweeted official SpaceX photos of user terminals, or satellite dishes to connect subscribers to the web. The photos were first discovered by a Reddit community that follows Starlink.

  • SpaceX’s founder, Elon Musk, who’s described the terminals as looking like a “UFO on a stick,” confirmed their authenticity as SpaceX works to start a private beta test of the internet service this summer.

  • Business Insider reviewed Starlink’s

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Leak reveals details of SpaceX’s Starlink internet service beta program – TechCrunch

SpaceX’s Starlink service appears to be getting very close, as the company sent out requests for specific address information to anyone who has registered interest in its beta program this week. Now, a leak initially discovered via the Starlink subreddit (via Business Insider) has provided an early look at how the beta program will operate, and what is expected by SpaceX of anyone who takes part.

The hardware

Starlink service will require use of specialized hardware for reception and transmission of data to and from the Starlink constellation, as well as “a clear view of the Northern sky” to

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