🔋 Good morning! I’m back from a few days break and feeling recharged!
Well, I was fresh, until I realised we’d have to keep talking about TikTok. But this week also has the Google hardware launch on Sept. 30, the Xiaomi Mi 10T series earlier in the day, and Apple could be getting close to announcing an October event too? There is hope!
Sorry (again) but the TikTok saga continues, and continues with the Sunday evening events that shape the start of the week.
The latest, at least, is pretty straightforward: as a ban was set to come into force prohibiting new downloads of TikTok, a US judge temporarily blocked the White House executive order (Reuters).
🔜 Leak: These are the new Mi 10T series phones: 144Hz, big battery, and Snapdragon 865 (Android Authority).
🤔 Is $629/€629 the right price for the Pixel 5? (Android Authority).
📦 Amazon Prime Day(s) 2020 officially starts on October 13 across two days, early deals announced (Android Authority).
🔝 Apple iPad (2020) review: Peerless performance outweighs dated design (Android Authority).
📺 Review: TCL 6-Series TV — the best television for almost everyone, but note these TVs “cannot display 4K pixel resolution at 120 Hz, so it cannot take full advantage of the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X” (Wired).
❓ Also, more seriously: Is Windows XP source code leak a bad thing? (Hackaday).
💻 Battle of the $350 laptops: Acer Swift 1 vs. Gateway Ryzen 3 3200U (Ars Technica).
⛔ US tightens exports to China's largest chipmaker SMIC, citing risk of military use (Reuters).
🎦 PSA: Google Meet to limit meetings to 60 minutes on free plans from September 30th (The Verge).
⛏ Minecraft is being used to teach AI to how to do urban planning (Input Mag).
🐭 Logitech MX Anywhere 3 review: The best compact wireless mouse, just know it is quite small (Laptop Mag).
🔥 HOTorNOT shaped the social web as we know it — great retrospective with the founders about the forgotten site that may have started it all (Mashable).
🌑 NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark, key for long-term lunar settlements (Engadget).
🚲 This person cycled 2,550 miles from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek, raising money for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen (Twitter).
🤔 “Is it me or has YouTube's advertising amount been extra ruthless lately?” (r/nostupidquestions).
Here’s a classic:
All the best,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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