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February 24, 2020, 3:35 PM

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Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Microsoft reveals more Xbox Series X details: 12 teraflops of GPU performance, up 2x from the Xbox One X; support for 8K gaming; and a “quick resume” feature  —  Next-generation Xbox boasts 12 teraflops GPU  —  Microsoft revealed new details on its next-generation console …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple will release its first ARM-based Mac in the next 12 to 18 months, using an Apple designed chip instead of an Intel processor  —  Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new analyst note today and the most interesting part of the forecast is that Apple will release its first Mac with its own processor in the first half of 2021.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Huawei updates the MateBook X Pro with Intel's 10th-gen CPUs and a green option, retaining the 13.9" edge-to-edge touchscreen, starting at €1,499 in April  —  A new paint job for 2020  —  Huawei is updating its MateBook X Pro this year with a new green color option and Intel's 10th Gen processors.
Damien Wilde / 9to5Google:
Huawei debuts Mate Xs with no Play Store access, 8-inch unfolded and 6.6-inch folded display, Kirin 990 5G chipset, and 8GB RAM, coming later in 2020 for €2,499  —  Huawei has officially unveiled its second-generation Mate Xs foldable and MatePad Pro 5G tablet at a behind closed doors launch event in Barcelona, Spain.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Sony unveils Xperia 1 II 5G flagship with a 3.5mm jack, wireless charging, 21:9 6.5" 4K OLED display, 8GB RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery, coming to Europe for €1,199  —  It has a funny name, a square design, and a very high price.  —  It would have been Mobile World Congress this week …
Scott Nover / Adweek:
Uber plans to pay ~1,000 drivers to put ads on top of their vehicles in Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix by April 1, forming a unit called Uber OOH Powered by Adomni  —  Marks the first time rideshare company has rolled out a company-sponsored ad platform of its own  —  Key insight:
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Inside the final days of HQ Trivia: an acquisition offer from media company Whistle died abruptly amid extreme animosity between founders, staff, and management  —  The app was America's favorite gameshow until a toxic culture and co-founder feuding drove it off the air.  Now, the CEO wants to bring it back.
Shubham Agarwal / Digital Trends:
A look at how tech giants are tailoring their offerings uniquely for India, where millions of new consumers will soon use the internet for the first time  —  India has been on the minds of many tech companies of late.  Most, however, end up running into a wall while trying to crack the secret …
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