🌅 Good morning, internet friends! Bogdan here, doing my very best Tristan impression. It’s my first time, so be gentle!
📊 83 percent of statistics are made up on the spot, but this one isn’t: 37 percent of those who answered our reader survey have already recommended Dgit Daily to a friend. Thank you, we’re honored.
Here comes the Tesla Model Y!
Putting the Y into S3XY
🏎 Tristan asked me to tell you that the Formula One starts this weekend in Australia (F1.com)
🍿 The trailer for the little-known indie flick Avengers: Endgame has dropped. Check it out on YouTube.
📱 Google’s new mid-range Pixel phones could be called Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL (AA)
💀 At least 116 people and 46 animals in Colorado were potentially exposed to the black plague after veterinarians struggled to diagnose a critically ill dog back in 2017. (Ars Technica)
🍏 Apple has a new ad touting the iPhone’s privacy focus. The last time it bragged about privacy, a Facetime snafu made Apple look pretty silly. (Engadget)
💥 The reason you couldn’t use Facebook (or WhatsApp or Instagram) on Wednesday? A “server configuration change”. You don’t want to be in the shoes of the culprit right now. (Engadget)
📈 Meanwhile, Telegram welcomed millions of new users during the Facebook outage. (Gizmodo)
🎮 A surprise update to the Steam Link app means you’ll be able to stream your Steam games to your Android device from anywhere. (AA)
🇨🇳 Huawei is targeting a huge 50 percent of the massive Chinese smartphone market. Despite roadblocks in the U.S., Huawei seems unstoppable. (SCMP)
🙅♂️ Police in India arrested ten college students after they were caught playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on mobile. The game is banned in the Indian state of Gujarat because it’s considered too violent and addictive. (The Verge)
🗑 Not all places on the internet are as nice and friendly as Dgit Daily. If you hate toxic comments, Alphabet-owned Jigsaw has a Chrome extension for you. (The Verge)
🤷 The hottest chat app for teens? It’s – apparently - Google Docs. I bet you didn’t see this one coming. (The Atlantic)
🤳 Samsung wants full-screen phones with embedded cameras, but it might take a while (Spoiler: at least 1-2 years) (AA)
🛰️ The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured a gigantic blue tarantula on the Martian surface. Sadly, it’s a dust trail, not a real spider. (Gizmodo)
💸 Remember Mount Gox, the crypto exchange that went down in flames and accusations of embezzlement? It looks like founder Mark Karpeles is going to walk without jail time. ( Bloomberg)
Most clicked link this week:
🔊 Spotify’s fight against Apple went public this week at timetoplayfair.com. Easily the most clicked link of the week! (And now they’ve fixed some of the weird images.)
A little gem from r/DataIsBeautiful. User TrustLittleBrother crunched the numbers and surmised that Leo Di Caprio has a hard cut-off age for the women he dates: 25.
It's hard being Leo.
And that’s a wrap. Scott will be sending out the Monday Dgit Daily, but fear not, Tristan will be back in force on Tuesday. I thank you for reading this far (seriously, you deserve a cookie). Have a great weekend!
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