🍎 Good morning! Bustling with tech news today as companies looked to say: this is the new status quo, but we can still take the wraps off new things. Apple, Sony, Google, and more!
Apple launched new iPad Pros, and a new and fixed MacBook Air, with a press release. Obviously things are different now, and whereas once Apple would’ve held an early spring March event around this time, ended up being a news announcement on its blog. Plus hype video, of course.
What’s new in iPad:
iPad Pro pricing:
2020 MacBook Air:
As promised, Sony detailed the system architecture going into the new PlayStation 5.
(Image via Reddit).
Does it matter?
🆕 Google releases Android 11 Developer Preview 2 with a variety of new features, both user-facing and behind-the-scenes. Support for call screening, hinge angle detection on foldables, new Neural Networks API functionality, and more (Android Authority).
🤳 Here’s why we aren’t seeing many phones with pop-up selfie cameras in 2020: heat dissipation, battery life (Android Authority).
🚫 Samsung closes all US, Canadian stores for now, online support and sales still available (Android Authority).
📺 “After The Mandalorian, I haven't used Disney Plus in months”. You? (CNET).
🏥 Elon Musk: Tesla 'will make ventilators if there is a shortage', in a Twitter back-and-forth with Nate Silver (Engadget).
⛔ Google pauses Chrome and Chrome OS releases due to outbreak, citing “adjusted work schedules” (TechCrunch).
🌸 Washington, DC's famous cherry blossoms are almost in full bloom, and you probably can’t go see them so have a look! (WTOP).
👨🚀 How to keep astronauts sane: The psychology of long-duration space missions (Digital Trends).
🏎 This new sensor is how F1 plans to stop teams from cheating in 2020 (Ars Technica). While we’re here, 24 Hours of Le Mans has been pushed back to September.
😷 “Will social distancing make viruses other than COVID-19 go extinct?” (r/askreddit).
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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