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Hopefully, the new Daily Authority name and logo are the only changes that you notice!
📖 Everything else will be out of the same playbook, just with some fresh styling. A final reminder to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email whitelist so the newsletter shows up on time and as planned. Can’t wait!
Disney had a big day yesterday at its Investor Day 2020, with a presentation and 111 slides running through everything the company is planning for Disney Plus. Here’s the short version:
Other Disney Plus bits:
🔎 Electrochromic glass could be coming to more phones in 2021, after OnePlus teased the tech back at CES a long, long time ago. Well, only January this year, but you know what I mean... (Android Authority).
🔨 Microsoft finally brings x64 app support to Windows on Arm(Android Authority).
🕹 New Samsung app GameDriver promises better performance, fast driver updates. Literally a game changer? (Android Authority).
🔌 We asked, you told us: Most readers own plenty of smartphone chargers(Android Authority).
🎧 Super early Apple AirPods Max thoughts — too early to really know enough is the feeling I got from The Verge, but CNET is a bit more eager, while Daring Fireball is focused on the 385g weight and, well, the $549 price tag doesn’t escape scrutiny. I’ll wait for our buds at SoundGuys to know more.
🍎 Apple is developing cellular modems of its own to replace Qualcomm chips, which is not a surprise given the company paid $1B for Intel’s modem tech, but the reports are Apple’s talking about it internally at its Town Hall meetings, it may not be far away? (Bloomberg).
⚖ Facebook hit with another antitrust probe for tying Oculus use to Facebook accounts (TechCrunch).
⛔ Visa and Mastercard ban P-rnhub over abusive videos (Ars Tecnica).
🔧 There are no real rules for repairing satellites in space—yet (Wired).
📈 Airbnb stock took off like a rocket after IPO, a day after DoorDash did the same (CNBC).
🤔 ELI5: “Why do hands get an itchy/tingly sensation when doing something with high vibrations like riding a bike, or weed whacking?” (r/explainlikeimfive).
Lightbulb moment of discovery: International Space Station spiders found a hack to build normal, symmetrical looking webs without gravity.
And, it’s just a light source! Gizmodo explains:
Thanks for everything DGiT but full speed to Daily Authority from next week,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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