☕ Good morning! I'm highly-caffeinated from a new siphon coffee maker that I've had for a while and finally giving it a try. Here is an incredibly over the top video showing how one just like it works. Strong coffee is putting it mildly.
Sony unveiled off its new PlayStation 5 controller late yesterday, which it is calling DualSense, and here’s a morph between the new in white and the old DualShock 4:
📸 All the OnePlus 8 series camera details have just leaked: OnePlus 8 Pro packs a 48MP IMX689 main camera, a 48MP IMX586 ultra-wide shooter, a telephoto zoom camera (3x hybrid zoom), and a color filter camera - no 8K video recording (Android Authority).
📒 10 things the new LG V60 does well, and 5 things it doesn’t (Android Authority).
🎮 The best free Nintendo Switch games (that’s right, free!) (Android Authority).
📉 Quibi may only have had 300,000 app downloads on day one. Disney Plus had 4m (Gizmodo).
💌 Facebook has launched an app for couples called Tuned. It connects to Spotify for music sharing, and a couple can send each other photos, notes, cards, and voice memos. iOS-only for now. Maybe a space just for couples could work. Ah, Facebook... at least the app uses phone numbers, rather than Facebook accounts (The Verge).
🤳 Fascinating in-depth excerpt from Sarah Frier’s upcoming book No Filter, that has an inside look at Instagram, titled: Zuckerberg’s jealousy held back Instagram and drove off founders (Bloomberg). I didn’t know Facebook tried to buy Snapchat again in 2016, long after its first attempt in 2013 (for a reported $3 billion).
💰 Square/Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has opened a $1 billion fund, from a plan to sell Square shares over time, to support global COVID-19 relief, and later more worthwhile projects. All tracked in a Google spreadsheet (Twitter).
🚗 Tesla to cut salaries, furlough workers as COVID-19 shutdowns expected to last until May 4 (TechCrunch).
🛣️ Turns out, Traffic Spreads Like the Coronavirus: That may mean new ideas for fixing traffic jams (Wired).
💵 Microsoft bought corp.com so that bad guys can’t (KrebsOnSecurity).
📊 The virus changed the way we internet: app usage is down, PC usage is up (NY Times).
📺 This Video Has X Views: very clever! (YouTube).
🦉 The silence of the owls: How owls fly without making a sound (Knowable Magazine).
🌝 Photos of last night's supermoon, from all over the world (The Guardian).
🚰 “Does the earth "lose/gain" water or is it truly a closed system?” (r/askscience).
There's a new hole in the ozone layer which is bad. What’s weird is that it’s in the Arctic, not down in Antarctica where a hole of varying sizes has been closely tracked and persisted since the 1980s.
Keep your high-SPF close,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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