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September 16, 2017

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

by John_A

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. Apple’s big hardware event dominated the week’s news, but it wasn’t the only thing going down. We’re still dealing with the aftermath of Equifax’s leak, and now NBA jerseys come with NFC tags.

iPhones, Apple TVs and more.Apple iPhone event 2018


A week flooded with Apple news means that even while paying close attention you could’ve missed something. Whether you’ve already pre-ordered an iPhone 8 or you’re waiting for an iPhone X you can find all the information you need right here.

This mess isn’t going away.Equifax’s chief security and information officers are out


The latest revelation from Equifax is the sudden “retirement” of two executives. Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin and Chief Information Officer David Webb had their departures announced Friday, just a few days after the company explained hackers used a security hole that it could have closed with a patch a month earlier.

Are more Great Firewalls on the way?The missing trade war against China’s digital protectionism


As China’s digital economic power grows, the question is whether that will change, as freedom-of-expression groups and, increasingly, the tech industry have been asking. The goal: ensure that digital trade and information flows as freely in and out of China as do lightbulbs, shoes, or any of the other Chinese-made consumer goods found in stores across the US.

Interact with your apparel.Nike’s ‘NBA Connected’ jerseys tap into the game with NFC tags


On Friday night Nike officially unveiled new NBA jerseys and included some news for the fans as well. Its replica and authentic jerseys will include NFC tags that bestow digital bonuses to wearers via the NikeConnect app. Tap the correct spot to your iOS or Android phone on game day, and you could see exclusive team-related content, or get a boost for the corresponding player in NBA 2K18.

New game? Y/NNintendo’s NES Classic Edition is coming back in 2018


Nintendo says that due to demand, it plans to resurrect the tiny retro console in 2018. Shipment timings are yet to be announced, but this is big news for fans who thought they were going to miss out after the console began disappearing from store shelves. Until then, you’ll have to make do with that tiny Super NES Classic Edition, which lands at the end of this month.

Good news?Chrome will make autoplay videos less annoying in 2018


Starting in January next year, the browser will no longer autoplay videos unless they’re muted and don’t have sound or you’ve shown interest in watching them.

Everything Apple.The Engadget Podcast Ep 42


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Apple held a keynote at its glass-empaneled new “spaceship” campus this week, during which it announced a boatload of stuff. Join Dana Wollman and Chris Velazco as they talk about the new iPhones (all three of them), plus the Apple TV 4K and LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3.

But wait, there’s more…

  • Bad Password: How Bodega typifies Silicon Valley’s cultural ignorance
  • ‘Cowboy Bebop’ director Shinichiro Watanabe made a ‘Blade Runner’ animated short
  • BMW unveils the zippy i Vision Dynamics electric concept car
  • Google’s next Pixel smartphones arrive October 4th
  • Now the Essential PH-1 phone will work on Verizon too

The Morning After is a new daily newsletter from Engadget designed to help you fight off FOMO. Who knows what you’ll miss if you don’t subscribe.

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