☕ Good morning!
Tomorrow we'll start to see a flood of new devices announced as part of what’s being called Techuary. The new Samsung Galaxy S10 headlines tomorrow from an event in San Francisco.
The report sheds light via alleged findings from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on how dedicated Huawei is to copying Apple trade secrets:
That’s just one detail from the report, which further alleges that Huawei financially compensated employees if they delivered confidential secrets from competitors:
It doesn’t look good for Huawei, if the DOJ findings are proven:
📳 Galaxy S10 TV commercial airs a day early in Norway (Android Authority).
📲 Huawei P30 series name confirmed, along with Mar. 26 launch date, and hints of camera zoom functionality (AA).
🔙 Android Q might replace the back button with a gesture (AA).
🕵️♂️ Gary Explains: Is your smartphone spying on you? (AA). (This one might be more accurately called Gary Investigates, testing four devices including a Huawei Mate smartphone.)
🤔 Emoji and emoticons are showing up in court cases exponentially, including 30 percent of all cases in 2018, and courts aren’t prepared for dialects and double-meanings (The Verge).
📦 Days after a Greenpeace report dinged Amazon, the company says it will release a company wide carbon-footprint report by the end of the year, and aims to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030 (Amazon blog).
🎮 “Apex Legends is a better battle royale, but I’d rather hang out in Fortnite,” (The Verge). Ps. I played the ‘Tetris 99’ battle royale game last night and it was great! (There’s rumors that it’s impossible to win when the Japanese Tetris gamers are online and ruthlessly eliminating people.)
📺 Netflix officially cancels 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher,' Marvel and Netflix untangling rapidly (Engadget).
🌌 What's at the edge of the Universe? (Gizmodo).
🌴 Australia aiming to plant a billion trees to help meet climate targets (Bloomberg).
📖 23 of the most unforgettable final sentences in fiction (WashPo).
💕 Here’s a list of emotions that you probably didn’t realise had a name in English or any other language: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. “Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex of your own.”
🗣 On that note: “Multilinguals, what's your "they didn't realise I could understand their language" story?” (r/askreddit). Some of the stories are wholesome, some are not!
Some good news - California is being drenched by plentiful winter rains, and reservoirs are rising by the hour:
Cheers, Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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