🥧 Good morning and happy Pi day, 3/14!
Google released the first preview of Android Q for developers yesterday, the next major update of the Android OS powering a few billion devices or so.
Changes? What changes?
Android Q dessert name problems:
Facebook and all of its services including Instagram and WhatsApp suffered serious global service outages over the past 16 hours or so.
📱 Samsung Galaxy S10e review: The best Galaxy S10 for most people (AA).
🥧 Gary Sims has a video for Pi day: Nilakantha's Infinite Series (YouTube). Math is fun, trust!
🔢 On that note, Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee from Japan, calculated pi even further: now out to 31 trillion digits, up from 22 trillion (BBC).
📶 Yes, 5G will cost you more—Verizon plans $10 add-on charge for 5G access (Ars Technica).
🦆 Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets (TechCrunch).
🍎 In the interests of balance, here’s an article defending Apple on the new Spotify vs Apple antitrust fight (9to5Mac). I don’t agree with the vast majority of points made, and the comments section is ...vigorous (even using Tune, mentioned yesterday).
🚗 Five things Tesla needs to show at tonight’s Model Y event (CNET). (8pm PDT)
🔥 The same Stone Age symbols crop up in caves all over the world. But what do they mean? (Kottke)
🏹 Australian man blocks arrow with mobile phone (The Guardian).
👨✈️ Why investigators fear the two Boeing 737s crashed for similar reasons (NY Times). Finally, the US grounded all 737 MAX jets, too.
❌Tumblr lost almost 100 million site visits one month after p-rn ban (Independent).
👨🌾 Stardew Valley is now out: Tips and tricks including how to transfer PC save to mobile (AA).
🏧 Ninja made $1 million to promote EA's 'Apex Legends' launch according to Reuters.
🕳 A three-day expedition to walk across Paris underground (Longreads).
💻 Here’s a tech deal, as promised! Microsoft have $314 or 31.4% off some laptops for Pi day - intriguingly not Surface laptops, but Dell, HP, and Razor - such as the Dell XPS 13 (Microsoft Store). Not bad.
On this (Pi) day in 1942, the first patient was saved using penicillin:
Cheers! Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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