Your Tech News Digest via the DGiT Daily Tech Newsletter for Monday, September 28, 2020.
1. The TikTok Saga Continues (Part IV)
Sorry (again), but the TikTok saga continues and continues with the Sunday night events that mark the start of the week.
At least the latest is pretty simple: When a ban came into effect banning new TikTok downloads, a US judge temporarily blocked White House executive order (Reuters).
- Four hours before the ban began, US District Judge Carl Nichols issued an injunction requested by ByteDance, which means the app will remain in the US app stores.
- The judge’s reasoning has been sealed but is expected to be published this morning. The current order can be read via DocumentCloud.
- What we do know is that “at this point” Nichols has declined to add any more blocks, including potential tighter trade department restrictions that will go into effect on November 12th.
- The same type of block allowed WeChat to continue working normally.
- So, fair hearings in US courts for companies based in China. (Judge Nichols was nominated by President Trump, h / t WSJ, last year).
- It’s a short-term win, but the deal with Oracle and Walmart may still come off.
- The U.S. Foreign Investment Committee has yet to approve the deal, including controlling ownership issues, what ownership means and what part of TikTok will be sold.
- In the meantime, the Chinese government could stop any deal that meets all of the US criteria.
- In better news … this can’t go on forever, can it?
2. Leak: These are the new Mi 10T series phones: 144 Hz, large battery and Snapdragon 865 (Android Authority).
3. Is $ 629 the right price for the Pixel 5? (Android Authority).
4. Amazon Prime Day (s) 2020 officially starts on October 13th over two days. Early deals are announced (Android Authority).
5. Review of the Apple iPad (2020): the unparalleled performance outweighs the outdated design (Android Authority).
6. Test: TCL 6-Series TVs – the best TV for almost everyone, but note that these TVs “can’t display 4K pixel resolution at 120 Hz, so they won’t take full advantage of the upcoming PS5 and Xbox X series can “(Wired).
7. Windows XP Source Code Leaked (The Verge). And part of the fun is that the code comments (Reddit) have a ton of weird stuff in them. Seriously, is Windows XP Source Code Leak a Bad Thing? (Hackaday).
8th. Facebook gizmo: Either a consumer device that never started or Facebook’s (Twitter) internal meeting room tools. More here (andrea-locatelli.com).
9. Battle of $ 350 Laptops: Acer Swift 1 vs Gateway Ryzen 3 3200U (Ars Technica).
10. Logitech MX Anywhere 3 review: the best compact wireless mouse, just know it’s pretty small (Laptop Mag).
11. Pepflirt has shaped the social web as we know it – a great retrospective with the founders about the forgotten website that may have started everything (Mashable).
12. NASA would like ideas on how to operate moon missions in the dark, the key to long-term lunar settlements (Engadget).
13th This person drove 2,550 miles from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee CreekRaise money for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen (Twitter).
14. “Is it me or has YouTube’s advertising amount been particularly reckless lately?” (r / nostupidquestions).
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