☕ Good morning! Both E3 2020 and Coachella have reportedly been canceled, and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo might be postponed too, which is all pretty massive news out of the gate.
E3 2020, set for LA for June 9-11 this year, is expected to be canceled with an announcement later today at 9:30 AM Los Angeles time.
📰 Unmissable headline of the week: Coronavirus Conference Gets Canceled Because of Coronavirus (Bloomberg).
💰 Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus review: Buy this one: “versatile cameras that compete with the best, customizable software, and a display that's so good it will ruin other smartphone displays for you.” (Android Authority).
🔜 Upcoming Google Chromecast could include physical remote, Android TV (Android Authority).
🦊 Firefox Preview 4.0: uBlock Origin, top sites, password manager, and in-app language switcher (Android Police).
🍎 No Apple launch in March: “Apple decided to postpone a March product launch event after continuing delays in the production of an expected successor to the iPhone SE, a source at Apple confirmed to Cult of Mac.” (cultofmac.com) WWDC 2020 looks set to be canned, too.
📂The truth about the Escobar Folding Phone 2 is that it’s a scam (YouTube: MKBHD). Who knew!
🐛 Microsoft security researchers announce the takedown of Necurs, one of the world's largest spam botnets running on 9 million computers (ZDNet)
🏡 Tens of thousands of Google employees now working from home (Google blog).
🥗 Now, one of the interesting things from big tech working-from-home now is how Googlers are coping (or not) without the famous free food and services, ie. not having someone else doing the cooking and cleaning. I’m not going to join in the pile-on because any employer providing three very good meals a day creates reliance (Twitter).
📧 Wuhan Tinder: Tinder has become a news service about Coronavirus (BuzzFeed).
💈 Dyson made one of those superbly overengineered expensive things I want again, this time a $500 hair straightener called Corrale. I don’t even have hair! (Engadget).
🤔 How do lawyers become aware of new laws? (r/nostupidquestions).
Difficult one today: what isn’t weird lately?
I'll stick with something short and acceptably fun: Weird and wild warped-grid jigsaw puzzles inspired by Mobius, Haeckel, and Picasso (BoingBoing). (BYO laser cutter.)
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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