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  • SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son cancels a scheduled speech at Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative conference, reports The Wall Street Journal; Saudi Arabia is a partner in SoftBank’s Vision Fund; Son may still attend the event which is happening this week; follows a number of high-profile withdrawals from the symposium after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - Link

  • Dyson announces a plan to build its first EV in Singapore; the company will start work on the plant later this year with the first vehicle expected to be produced in 2021; Dyson says the location is based on availability of engineering talent, supply chains, and proximity to key markets; the company is investing $2.6B on designing, developing, and manufacturing the car - Link

  • North (formerly Thalmic Labs) announces Focals smart glasses; projects a 300 x 300 pixel image onto the retina of the wearer’s right eye; works with contacts and prescriptions between +2 and -4; runs custom software with support for messages, calendar events, and more; starts at $1k and buyers must attend a custom fitting at a store in Brooklyn or Toronto - Link


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  • HTC opens preorders for its blockchain-centric smartphone Exodus 1; the 6-inch Android-powered device includes a secure hardware wallet for storing cryptocurrencies and other digital tokens; features Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM, dual 16MP back cameras, and two 8MP selfie cameras; purchases have to be made in cryptocurrencies with the phone priced at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH (~$960); set to ship in December - Link

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  • Nilay Patel reviews iPhone XR for The Verge; says the display is good but not great; also notes thicker bezel due to LCD backlight; good battery life, and single back camera produces great images - Link