Topics discussed:

  1. EU: Smartphones will need to have replaceable batteries by 2027

    • All phones, including iPhones, released in the EU must have a battery the user can easily replace with no tools or expertise
    • Phones will also need to become more recyclable as well as produced with a higher percentage of recycled materials
    • This comes after several other “consumer friendly” laws, such as requiring Apple to replace lightning with USB C on future iPhones and warning them against limiting speeds of “uncertified” cables like they do today

  2. Vivint security systems

    • Buy it because it has ‘cool features’
    • Cellular backup – admittedly pretty useful

  3. A lawsuit claims Google has been ‘secretly stealing everything ever created and shared on the internet by hundreds of millions of Americans’ to train its AI

    • If the product is free, you are the product
    • This likely isn’t just Google
    • This is also why many companies, such as Reddit and Twitter, claim to be charging for their API usage now instead of offering it for free
    • Antitrust

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