☕ Good morning to the first DGiT Daily of 2020, from Berlin, where I’m back, and it’s cold, and dark, and -3° Celcius (26F). A mistake to come back, you say? Never! (Well…)
🔊 The best holiday podcast I listened to was The Missing Cryptoqueen (BBC), thanks to subscriber (and friend) Anna L. for the tip!
A few days ago the RIAA tweeted a nice bit of data on how streaming now rules the music industry:
Paying for it:
Amazon’s number one:
🦉 The best and most iconic Android apps of the decade (Android Authority).
📺 A look back at how the last decade shaped video streaming, and what’s next (Android Authority).
🍎 Apple restores agreement with Imagination Technologies for GPU chips after public dispute and employee poaching, but no sign the pair ever stopped working together (9to5Mac).
🎮 Polygon’s 50 most anticipated games of 2020 (Polygon).
📖 Ars To-Be-Read: Five books we’re most excited to read in 2020 (Ars Technica).
📺 Don't trust Netflix's 'Most Popular' list (Gizmodo).
📚 Movies, music, and books that entered the Public Domain as of Jan 1 (Hyperallergic).
🔴 The space agencies of the US, Europe, Russia, and China are all launching rovers to Mars this year: NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, Europe and Russia’s Rosalind Franklin, and China’s Huoxing-1 (Vice).
⏲ A one-minute blackout halted Samsung’s chip outputs for days (Reuters). A 30-minute outage cost $43m in 2018.
👋 How to lose a monopoly: Microsoft, IBM and anti-trust (ben-evans.com).
🎸 Definitely the weirdest story with a happy twist I’ve read so far in 2020: “I ignored warnings from friends and family not to marry my husband. Was I making a big mistake?” (WashPo)
🤔 “What free things online should everyone take advantage of?” (r/askreddit).
A year ago, NASA's New Horizons made the most distant flyby in space history, logging images and detail about the beyond-Pluto Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, now officially known as Arrokoth (and nicknamed Ultima Thule before this).
All the best,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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