The major E3 2019 conferences are now over and we’ll soon be back to talking other tech. But first, here’s what went down with the Nintendo Direct.
Upcoming Animal Crossing title pushed back to 2020
Other Nintendo announcements
A good show all round
From the wonderful world of Nintendo to a somewhat bleak reality.
💵 Facebook wants to give you money for your data (Android Authority). That’s quite, erm, well, erm, er, well, erm, ahem, yeah… better than taking it for free, is what I’ll say about that.
📴 Also, Zuckerberg apparently reached out to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over a recent deepfake she was the target of. She hasn’t called him back (Washington Post).
📱 The Pixel 4 may have been spotted in real-life photos, though we don’t get a great look at the device because it’s inside a case. There are a few Pixel 4 designs in the works, apparently, but this could be one of them (GSMArena).
🤳 More Pixel 4 rumors, including discussion about its potential square camera bump (The Verge).
🚘 TechCrunch says Tesla has a design for a submarine car just sitting around, but I say, why wouldn’t it? It probably has loads of oddball car designs sitting around… its business is breakthrough car tech (TechCrunch).
📦 Dropbox is getting a massive overhaul, wants to be the center of your workflow (The Verge). Kind of needs it because Google Drive has been destroying it.
🚕 Uber adds Melbourne to flying taxi plans (Financial Times). It probably won’t look like a yellow cab like in Back to the Future Part II, though.
🍏 Apple discusses acquisition of Intel’s German modem unit (The Information, paywall)
💻 Huawei says it’s scrapping laptop launch because of US blacklisting (CNBC). We don’t know which laptop, but its MateBook series relies on Intel chips, so it was possibly one of those.
🤔 What is the scariest “Oh, hell no” experience you’ve had? (r/AskReddit)
“Nintendo’s player research showed Luigi was an attractive lead character to a female audience.” That’s a real quote from Nintendo of America Senior Product Marketing Manager Bill Trinen, via Eurogamer, regarding the star of Luigi's Mansion 3.
Check out the images of Luigi below and let me know if you agree with Nintendo's market research...
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Scott Adam Gordon, Editor.
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