Twitter's major security breach last night was both stunning for its success and its limited rewards seen thus far. What gives?
Remarkably low stakes:
Twitter’s response, and early reports:
🔜 Samsung Dex could become a lot more useful with a wireless version of Dex looking possible (Android Authority).
🦚 Initial Peacock review: Its best feature is that it’s free, work to do on features and content (Android Authority).
📨 Google has a Gmail redesign for business G-Suite users focusing on work chat, rolling out later in the year (Android Authority).
😎 Long feature read: Google's quiet experiments may lead to smart tattoos, holographic glasses (CNET).
🍎 Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.6, macOS 10.15.6, and watchOS 6.2.8. Car Key is now out, but everyone’s waiting for major iOS 14 release… (Ars Technica).
📹 Zoom announces a 27-inch, $599 touchscreen device for remote workers with Zoom preinstalled. Oh how we laughed when Facebook released a device like this, but somehow with Zoom this does seem relevant for people who struggle with calls, or want a dedicated device to help focus on their computer, and not a video call screen. Or just want basic connectivity without hassle (The Verge).
👨✈️ You can buy Microsoft Flight Simulator on 10 DVDs if you want (Engadget).
⚖ The EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer ruling made today is not light reading but this is a good starting point explainer: Europe’s top court strikes down flagship EU-US data transfer mechanism (TechCrunch).
🤦♂️ Iranian spies accidentally leaked a video of themselves hacking (Wired).
🐞 Miniature robotic camera backpack shows how beetles see the world (Engadget).
🎢 Prototype Roller Coaster that makes riders do barrel rolls is a next-generation fun or puke factory (Gizmodo).
❤ Researchers 3D print a working heart pump with real human cells, will help study heart disease, the leading cause of death (in a normal year…) (University of Minnesota).
🌌 Shortlist announced for Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition (My Modern Met)
😷 “COVID-19 started with one person getting infected and spread globally: doesn't that mean that as long as there's at least one person infected, there is always the risk of it spiking again?” (r/askscience). The answers immediately explain that we don’t know if the hypothetical reasoning here is right: was it one person or a group of people, from the outset?
Lift off!! On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 launched and the human race landed on the moon for the first time in history, aboard the Saturn V rocket, still the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever to launch.
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