The Epic Games vs Apple trial is going to take some time to play out, but the documents, data, and detail, being uncovered and shared around the world has a lot of juice.
There’s also a bunch of weird/fun stuff happening. For example:
In terms of the meat:
The is expected to last three weeks, and will probably have juicy bits coming out each day.
📈 This Windows-powered Switch rival is now available on Amazon, packing a Core i5 or i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD, and it’s not quite in the same price range as a Nintendo Switch, going for $1,200 (Android Authority).
🔜 Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: What we know so far and what we want to see (Android Authority).
🎮 Stadia product lead exits, and yeah that’s not going well for Google (Android Authority).
👉 Only now has Samsung finally dropped quarterly Android update support for the Galaxy S8, ending the run for the 2017 flagship (Android Authority).
🔗 Sony will integrate Discord into the PlayStation Network (in 2022), and Sony invested in Discord, too (TechCrunch).
🍏 Early research suggests about 5% of iOS users in the US are opting into ad tracking, worldwide slightly higher at 13% (Flurry).
🔭 A border town confronts the reality of police surveillance drones and other tech (Wired).
🚀 A 21-ton Chang Zheng 5B rocket looks set for uncontrolled reentry following Chinese space station launch. It’s unusually big: the biggest object that’s set to unpredictably smack into Earth, including inhabited areas, possibly as early as May 10, though lower energy than something like a meteor (Spacenews).
🙊 Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage (BBC).
🧠 “So, what’s your plan for seducing Bill Gates?” (r/askreddit). (“Tell him that he has Access to all my information and I Excel at being a successful person as I have a practical Outlook on life.”)
A really fun chart has been doing the rounds, looking at the nutritional content of fruit (r/dataisbeautiful), where an apple a day might be good but maybe we should all be having passion fruit a day instead:
Here’s a little bit more of a readable graph (and excluding the quince) with a reduced set of data (ironically, you might have to click to read it more easily):
All the best,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor