Did you know that you could subscribe to digital editions on certain newspapers and magazines through Amazon and have them delivered to your Kindle device? Well you could for the past decade or so… but Amazon is in the process of pulling the plug on the program.

You can no longer sign up for new subscriptions, and existing subscribers will stop receiving new issues when their subscription runs out or on September 4th, whichever comes first.

In other recent tech news from around the web, the GPD Win 4 is one of the only handheld gaming PCs to support an optional 4G cellular modem add-on… but you may not actually want to use it under some circumstances. New pictures give us an idea of what Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 smartphone will look like. And Microsoft seems to be letting everyone who signs up for the new GPT-4 powered Bing to access the service right away without sitting on a waitlist.

Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print [Nieman Lab]

Amazon ends Kindle subscriptions for digital newspaper and magazines. You can no longer sign up for new subscriptions, but existing subscribers will be able to keep reading for a few more months before Amazon phases things out in September.

The GPD Win’s 4G module comes with a big tradeoff [/r/gpdwin]

GPD offers an optional 4G module for its Win 4 handheld gaming PC. It clips onto the back of the device… but also needs to connect to the handheld’s only USB-C port, which means you can’t use the 40 Gbps connection and the modem simultaneously.

It appears anyone can now sign up for the new Bing, no waiting required [Windows Central]

Want to try out Microsoft’s new Bing which incorporates OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology? You still need to sign up, but it looks like the waitlist may be gone – folks say that they can now get access as soon as they sign up

Google Pixel 8 Renders leaked [MySmartPrice]

Hot on the heels of this week’s leaked Pixel 8 Pro renders, here are some pictures that allegedly show the smaller Pixel 8. It’s expected to have a 6.2 inch display, dual rear cameras and a hole-punch selfie camera.

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  1. Does the pixel phone cam rectangle bulge design help stabilize it on a desk or something?

    1. I didn’t like how it looked at first, but yes.

      It helps even when just holding the phone, kind of like how I imagine those stick on ring stand things would but less so.

      From a utility perspective, it’s great.

      1. Is that textureless Pixel smartphone chassis as slippery as an eel? Did you have to buy a case as an additional expenditure for the already overpriced proprietary Google cloud server device when the design of the phone itself could have made the need for such a case obsolete, but instead chose not to because you are its cattle?