Monday in CE: Google Actively Fixing Cheeseburger Emoji, and We’re Already Out of News to Cover This Week
These are the kinds of things that matter to people in 2017.
People have apparently been criticizing Google for how the company opted to construct its cheeseburger emoji to the point where the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai Tweeted over the weekend that he would drop everything Monday morning to get this sorted out.
Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 29, 2017
Here’s the crux of the problem: Google’s cheeseburger goes bun, lettuce, tomato, patty, cheese, bun. For comparison’s sake, Apple goes bun, tomato, cheese, patty, lettuce, bun—similar to how you’d find an In-N-Out burger constructed, where the lettuce is thought to act as a barrier between the patty and the bottom bun, keeping said bottom bun from getting soggy with burger grease.
Everyone is very much entitled to constructing a burger how they see fit. Apparently unless they construct their burger with the cheese between the patty and the bottom bun… I’ll admit, I think it’s a little odd to opt to put the cheese where Google has theirs, but who’s to say they’re wrong? Has anyone ever tried putting the cheese between the patty and the bottom bun? I can’t say that I have, and I also can’t say that that would be a normal place to put the cheese. But can we really knock it until we’ve tried it?
I appreciate Sundar taking the initiative to make this a top priority and to appease the majority of Android users. But I’d rather see him—or whoever designed this cheeseburger emoji—stick to their guns.
— TechRadar (@techradar) October 30, 2017
Apple had its new iMac Pro on display at an event over the weekend—ahead of the product’s official launch in December. Simply put, the thing looks gorgeous.
There are some very serious upgrades to the iMac on the inside, but the most noticeable difference is the new black color option, and I can’t seem to get over how gorgeous the thing really looks. I know it’s just a color change, but it’s just so refreshing to look at, and just different enough that it makes the iMac feel like a whole new system.
That $5,000 price tag though… I might need to start a GoFundMe campaign…
More CE News
- Sony’s Paris Games Week press conference kicks off (or kicked off, depending on when you’re reading this) at noon Easter Time on Monday. The PlayStation team promised some major announcements.
- The HP Omen 17 gaming laptop comes with an Nvidia GeForce 1070 and has a starting price tag of $1,600.
- Google Pixel 2 XL reportedly is suffering from poor audio recording quality issues.