☕ Good morning! Short programming note that I’m off this week after today, showing some special visitors around Berlin. The fair, strong, and capable Scott Adam and Bogdan will be at the keys for your daily dose of tech and geekery.
Lenovo has unveiled a prototype… PC something. It has no name, yet, but it is some kind of ThinkPad X1. The company isn’t even calling it a laptop, instead calling it a foldable.
What we know:
(Image credit: Gizmodo)
Apple has a fight on its hands. A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against Apple yesterday, disagreeing that the Cupertino company could dismiss an antitrust lawsuit brought by a group of iPhone users regarding its App Store practices.
What’s it mean?
What they’re saying:
Here’s Apple’s statement in response:
🥇 Everything we know about the OnePlus 7 series before launch, and we really know a lot (Android Authority).
📞 Update your WhatsApp now to avoid this dangerous hack, which starts just from a phone call even if you didn’t answer (AA).
🎧 Google explains why the Pixel 3a has a headphone jack (AA).
📉 The U.S.-Chinese Trade war means either Apple's stock will drop or iPhone prices will rise (Gizmodo). Or both. Meanwhile, Samsung phones made in Vietnam and Korea will be largely unaffected.
📺 The new Apple TV app launches today on iOS, Apple TV, and Samsung TVs (The Verge).
💲 “I compared $35 AirPods knockoffs to the real thing. Here's what I found out” (CNET). (Spoiler: you lose the magic of AirPods and just get bad ear dangling buds.)
💰 Grindr's Chinese owner has to sell the app by June 2020 (Engadget).
🌑 NASA and the White House will ask Congress for an extra $1.6 billion in next year’s budget to accelerate human missions to the Moon (The Verge).
🚀 Meanwhile, the SpaceX static fire that precedes the Starlink satellite launch mentioned yesterday went as per normal, all set for Wednesday launch (Twitter). The test was spotted, too.
🚗 Tesla's screen saga shows why ‘Automotive Grade’ matters (thedrive.com + HN discussion).
✈ Hermeus announces plan to build the fastest aircraft in the world, via VC funding (Ars Technica).
🍆 Speaking of flights: “Report: U.S. Navy cracks case of “Majestic Sky D-ck” (The Concourse, NSFW).
🤧 “What is, in your opinion, the biggest flaw of the human body?” (r/askreddit).
Here’s how many people across different countries pay for things via their phone:
I'll catch up with you again come Monday!
Cheers, Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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