🛫 Good morning! Flights from Europe to the US went from empty to dramatically overbooked, as people tried to rush home, the NBA is suspended, and I’m meant to fly to meet friends in the UK next weekend, but that’s going from mildly unlikely to banned pretty quickly.
The European Union’s European Commission (EC) has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan as part of its ‘European Green Deal’.
This is going to have a significant impact on many industries if implemented by the book, including on the tech industry and electronics:
Yes but when?
Stay tuned for what’s next and what actually happens from the plan.
🔋 Torture test: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra battery life at 120Hz vs 60Hz (Android Authority).
🆕 Redmi Note 9 Pro, Pro Max launched in India: A lot for under $200 (Android Authority).
🔧 EU plan calls for easier phone repairs, right to repair and update ‘obsolete’ software (Android Authority).
🍏 Apple Arcade is losing momentum (thegamer.com).
📺 How Google kneecapped Amazon’s smart TV efforts (protocol.com)
🕶 Desperate to exit, a $10B price tag for Magic Leap is crazy (TechCrunch).
💻 Microsoft Surface Pro X review: not yet ready for prime time. The Guardian certainly doesn’t rush its reviews out, but the later reviews confirm more of the same: great battery life, 4G is good, but just a complete lack of apps for its ARM chip, and not good value (The Guardian).
🔙 E3 says it’ll be back in 2021: “We look forward to bringing you E3 2021 as a reimagined event that brings fans, media, and the industry together in a showcase that celebrates the global video game industry.” (e3expo.com)
🐤 Twitter staff are working from home (TechCrunch).
💰 The UK’s new digital tax starts in April: a 2% tax on search engines, social media services, and online marketplaces with $650M annual revenue, £25M UK revenue (Protocol).
😷 “What are good inexpensive hobbies you can learn within...14 days?” (r/askreddit).
Here’s how ten years of progress at Boston Dynamics looks (gfycat) via Reddit.
Safe roboting - and stay well out there...
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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