🏀 Good morning, we've made it to Friday. But Sunday might be the biggest day of the week, beating out the three phone launches we saw already. On Sunday night, ESPN's definitive docuseries The Last Dance, on Michael Jordan, is finally out. So many people I know who don't even follow the NBA are talking about it. Link in the Round Up!
Samsung has announced the Galaxy S10 Lite is now available in the US, today, April 17th.
But if Apple had fortunate timing for its iPhone SE 2020 launch yesterday, Samsung’s timing is unfortunately terrible:
🔨 OnePlus 8 Pro survives JerryRigEverything’s torture test (Android Authority).
🍎 This is how the iPhone 12 Pro Max could look, as design renders leak (Android Authority).
👨✈️ DJI Mavic Air 2 expected at upcoming DJI “Up Your Game” announcement (DroneRush).
🤦♂️ Server screw-up exposes Clearview’s facial recognition AI software (TechCrunch).
🤔 Facebook is trying to limit misinformation spreading, following a damning misinformation report that found it takes Facebook up to 22 days to issue warning labels for coronavirus misinformation, among many other bad reports (BBC) Facebook’s official post is here, and comment from Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook).
💸 Speaking of Facebook, it has finally admitted the global digital cryptocurrency Libra won’t work, and is being scaled back (Reuters).
🍎 Apple changes default MacBook charging behavior with a new macOS feature designed to prolong the lifespan of MacBook batteries (TechCrunch).
🎮 Sony plans limited PlayStation 5 output in first year, meaning getting one early on might not be easy (Bloomberg).
💰 Verizon buys Blue Jeans, the video conferencing company that isn’t Zoom (TechCrunch).
📦 Amazon is reportedly postponing Prime Day, and stopping promotions for Mother's and Father's Day: “Amazon would reportedly like you to stop buying so much s--t” (Gizmodo).
🔫 Crysis Remastered is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch. Yes, Switch! (Engadget).
📚 You can now attend Ivy League classes online for free: Harvard makes 64 courses free (Lifehacker).
🎯 Darts is one of the professional leagues opening up to players playing at home and streaming it live in competition. But not all: one two-time World Championships winner “has withdrawn from the PDC Home Tour because his WiFi connection is not strong enough.” (SkySports).
🏀 Speaking of sport: The long-awaited 10-part Michael Jordan docuseries The Last Dance premieres Sunday night, April 19 (ESPN).
🌌 What did Hubble see on your birthday? (NASA).
🍔 “McDonald’s now sells Sad Meals. What items would you find in them?”(r/askreddit).
🔊 Also, corrected link here for this bit from a few days ago: “Is anyone else having problems with watching movies and constantly having to do volume up and down because the dialogue is too quiet and the background music is too loud?” (r/nostupidquestions).
You can use jumper cables to listen to AM Radio! Which is great! But you could also possibly get killed, horribly, as Jalopnik explains.
Safe weekend away from jumper cables,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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