Gizmodo is on the money post-CES, explaining why the latest and greatest TV technology trends are ...actually not completely amazing or necessary just yet?
What’s next and why doesn’t it matter enough? Here’s what Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes noted out of CES 2020:
Even the manufacturers aren’t trying to convince you, just yet:
What should you buy instead?
📹 A 15-second-long hands-on video of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has emerged, and the middle-tier 6.7-inch display device coming next month looks powerful (Android Authority).
👩🏫 Also there’s some explaining to do around the Samsung Galaxy S20 120Hz display refresh rate rumors (Android Authority).
📕 Deal: Kindle Basic and Kindle Paperwhite on sale for 35% off, which is Black Friday level pricing (Android Authority).
📺 Disney+ was the most downloaded app in the US in Q4 2019 (Sensor Tower).
🍪 Google says it will phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years, which will transform the cookie-tracking ad industry and probably would be bigger news if Chrome wasn’t part of Google which will likely stand to benefit (blog.chromium.org).
💬 Instagram starts bringing DMs to the web (The Verge).
🔐 Facebook will finally now send you notifications for third-party logins, and Facebook has existed since 2004 without this glaring necessity (Engadget).
💳 Visa, Plaid, Networks, and Jobs (Stratechery).
🕵️♂️ New research shows it’s really, really easy to carry out a SIM-swap attack (inputmag.com).
😬 Popular apps share intimate details about you with dozens of companies: Tinder, Grindr, Clue, and many more - violating Europe’s GDPR at minimum (Consumer Reports).
🐛 That critical Windows 10 patch is out and at the moment, it’s easier to talk about the problem the NSA identified, and the fix, in metaphors. Also, update now! (KrebsOnSecurity).
🦹♂️ Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can fame) on the death of the con artist and the rise of cybercrime Great read! (Wired).
🧠 Is it really possible to improve one's memory, if so, how? (r/nostupidquestions).
Betelgeuse has started behaving weirdly. The star is relatively famous for being part of the Orion constellation, and it’s a red giant, about 900 times the size of the sun, and appears orange/red in the night sky.
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