Ubuntu 19.10: It’s fast, like “make old hardware feel new” fast (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Ubuntu 19.10: It’s fast, like “make old hardware feel new” fast. “Leaves are turning. Temperatures have dipped. These are sure signs—if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, at least—that Canonical’s Autumn release is upon us. Things are a bit different in 2019, however. Not only is Ubuntu 19.10 nicknamed Eoan Ermine (no, I don’t know how you pronounce it either), but it’s the best non-LTS Ubuntu release Canonical has ever put out.”

ReviewGeek: Google Stadia Review: An Expensive and Limited Beta

ReviewGeek: Google Stadia Review: An Expensive and Limited Beta. “I wish Google had labeled Stadia as a beta product because that’s what it is. If they had, I’d be able to recommend the streaming game platform as a curiosity to interested early adopters. But instead, Google is positioning the Stadia Founder’s Edition and the nearly identical Premiere Edition as a retail product. And evaluated on those terms, it’s not ready for prime time and not ready to compete with the established giants of the gaming industry.”

Brave 1.0 review: This excellent, privacy-focused browser can make you money, too (PC World)

PC World: Brave 1.0 review: This excellent, privacy-focused browser can make you money, too. “Brave Software’s new Brave browser, which emerges out of a long beta into a full-fledged Brave 1.0 release today, works in two ways: As a privacy-minded browser that does everything it can to minimize your footprint on the Web, and as a convoluted means of paying people who provide you the content that you read daily.”

Ars Technica: Ars puts Google’s new Nest Wi-Fi to the test

Ars Technica: Ars puts Google’s new Nest Wi-Fi to the test. “Google says its new Nest Wi-Fi isn’t just Google Wi-Fi plus a smart speaker—it’s new, improved, and with better coverage. This is good news—despite the impressive sales numbers Google says it has for the original Google Wi-Fi, the product never ranked very well in performance tests at Wirecutter, Smallnetbuilder, or here at Ars.”

Google Pixel 4 Review: Nope, Not This One (Droidlife)

Droidlife: Google Pixel 4 Review: Nope, Not This One. “We’re four years into the Google experiment that is high-end Pixel phones. Google has given us two, once again, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. They are the most advanced of any Pixel phone to date, though one could argue that they are also the most lacking.”

TechCrunch: My six months with $30/month email service Superhuman

TechCrunch: My six months with $30/month email service Superhuman. “The startup has seemed to have grown at its own pace, the service’s members frequently reference the 100,000+ people on the waiting list to pay for the email app though the company seems most intent on growing by word of mouth referrals which allow you to hop the line. (Roose’s story details that list is actually 180k people long, and that the company has less than 15k on-boarded subscribers) The service is designed around helping people that spend several hours in email every day to find areas to cut down on friction. What’s it like though?”