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11 things you need to know in tech today

By Tristan Rayner

Nintendo Switch Lite in yello

Here’s your daily tech digest, by way of the DGiT Daily newsletter, for Thursday, July 11, 2019!

1. The new Nintendo Switch is a worse Switch, but it’s $100 off

There are probably more than two types of Switch players, but these are the two I know:

  • The first never uses it in any way other than a console. That Switch is always plugged into the TV.
  • The second has played a huge amount of hours and never hooked it up with the TV.
  • For the first Switch gamer, the new Nintendo Switch Lite, announced yesterday. won’t make any sense.
  • “It’s a new worse Switch,” they cry.
  • Except it’s $100 less expensive, making it a $200 product. And you can still buy the original Switch, which looks like it’s getting a possible internals tweak to be faster/lighter/more efficient. (We don’t yet know.)

Back to the new Switch Lite. Numerous publications had the chance to go hands-on, and here’s what you get.

  • It’s smaller, lighter, but otherwise similar – the Lite version didn’t lose much.