HTC U12 Plus review: narrow design is ergonomic and camera is good, but it’s slippery, solid-state buttons are a disaster, and it lacks 3.5mm jack and adapter (Vlad Savov/The Verge)

Vlad Savov / The Verge: HTC U12 Plus review: narrow design is ergonomic and camera is good, but it’s slippery, solid-state buttons are a disaster, and it lacks 3.5mm jack and adapter  —  HTC still does a lot of things well, but its new ideas miss the mark  —  It’s a tough task to review… Read More HTC U12 Plus review: narrow design is ergonomic and camera is good, but it’s slippery, solid-state buttons are a disaster, and it lacks 3.5mm jack and adapter (Vlad Savov/The Verge)

Intel has confirmed that its first discrete GPUs are coming as soon as 2020 for data center and gaming PCs (Gordon Mah Ung/PCWorld)

Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld: Intel has confirmed that its first discrete GPUs are coming as soon as 2020 for data center and gaming PCs  —  Intel wants to compete with AMD’s Radeon and Nvidia’s GeForce products  —  Intel has officially confirmed that its first discrete graphics chip will land as soon as 2020. from… Read More Intel has confirmed that its first discrete GPUs are coming as soon as 2020 for data center and gaming PCs (Gordon Mah Ung/PCWorld)

Google updates Search results with expanded data about four-year US colleges, including acceptance and graduation rates and the average cost after financial aid (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Google updates Search results with expanded data about four-year US colleges, including acceptance and graduation rates and the average cost after financial aid  —  Google Search is getting an update today that will put data about colleges front and center when you search for a school’s name. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2JJyc1X

Amino raises $45M Series C, with GV, Hearst Ventures, and Time Warner Investments among investors, for its fan communities and niche interests app (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Amino raises $45M Series C, with GV, Hearst Ventures, and Time Warner Investments among investors, for its fan communities and niche interests app  —  Amino has raised a big Series C round of funding — $45 million from GV, Venrock, Union Square Ventures, Goodwater Capital and Time Warner Investments … from… Read More Amino raises $45M Series C, with GV, Hearst Ventures, and Time Warner Investments among investors, for its fan communities and niche interests app (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Reddit is rolling out autoplaying video ads on mobile and desktop for standalone ad campaigns, but this rollout will not add pre-roll ads to videos (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Reddit is rolling out autoplaying video ads on mobile and desktop for standalone ad campaigns, but this rollout will not add pre-roll ads to videos  —  The advertising-lite days of Reddit are now firmly in the rear-view as the rapidly maturing company begins to seriously chase advertising revenues in users’ feeds.… Read More Reddit is rolling out autoplaying video ads on mobile and desktop for standalone ad campaigns, but this rollout will not add pre-roll ads to videos (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Seattle’s city council votes 7-2 to repeal its “head tax” law, less than a month after unanimously passing the contentious tax on big business (Bryan Menegus/Gizmodo)

Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo: Seattle’s city council votes 7-2 to repeal its “head tax” law, less than a month after unanimously passing the contentious tax on big business  —  Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle’s city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.” from Techmeme… Read More Seattle’s city council votes 7-2 to repeal its “head tax” law, less than a month after unanimously passing the contentious tax on big business (Bryan Menegus/Gizmodo)