📰 Hi there! First of all, no changes happening here to the newsletter, just to make it clear.
🔇 But if you listened to the DGiT Daily podcast yesterday you’ll have heard Adam Doud announce that Season 1 of the DGiT Daily podcast is coming to an end by the end of January. Yes, that is soon, and we’re not yet sure when Season 2 will come back. Huge heartfelt thanks to Adam for everything he’s done out of Chicago over the past year-and-a-half or so.
In the meantime, as said, the newsletter continues as normal - tell your friends, tell your colleagues, new subscribers are always welcome, and I’m hopeful for a little refresh of visuals in the next week or three...
When are they coming?
🕵️♂️ Forensics detective says Android phones are now harder to crack than iPhones (Android Authority).
📸 A camera under the screen doesn’t look likely any time soon: Xiaomi thinks good under-screen cameras are impossible, for now, because it will impact the quality of displays (Android Authority).
🤔 With no new Galaxy ‘e’ device on the horizon, will the Samsung Galaxy S10e go down as just a one-off experiment? (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple has new lower cost iPhone, iPads, MacBook Pro coming this year, predicts analyst (CNET).
🍏 Apple must pay $838 million for infringing CalTech's WiFi patents, Apple to appeal (Engadget).
📊 Facebook financials were unveiled and it’s showing its slowest growth ever, with costs up 51% costs, notably including staffing. Still making loads of cash, though: $7.4B (TechCrunch). Also, Facebook settles lawsuit over its facial recognition use, for a cool $550 million (Engadget).
📈 Microsoft, on the other hand, posted strong results: Office, Surface, and cloud businesses lead Q2 results. Surface hardware is now a $2B business. On the down side, gaming revenue fell, but the Xbox One X should pick that up again in theory. (The Verge).
💲 More financials: Samsung Electronics is hoping 5G helps it sell more everything, while Tesla had a pretty good quarter (The Verge).
🚀 Now there’s 240 SpaceX Starlink satellites in space as SpaceX launched 60 more, and stuck the rocket landing at sea (Space.com).
💔 Japanese billionaire has canned plans to find girlfriend to fly around the Moon: “To think that 27,722 women, with earnest intentions and courage, had used their precious time to apply makes me feel extremely remorseful to conclude and inform everyone with this selfish decision of mine.” (Twitter).
🤓 Before 1268, did near-sighted people just have to live with the fact that everything was blurry? (r/nostupidquestions).
A quick look back and a little look forward at gaming:
Per @tomwarren, here’s a breakdown of how much gaming matters to the three big gaming hardware companies:
Bonus: Nintendo has won a legal battle against one of Tokyo's real-life 'Mario Kart' tours. At least two of my friends have done this in Tokyo and said it was great! And semi-legal, I guess?
Watch out for blue shells,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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