Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 17th, 2019

February 18th, 2019 No comments
  • UK security chiefs: Huawei risk in 5G can be contained | Technology | The Guardian | Link
  • Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers | Link
  • Mystery Google gaming event announced for GDC, maybe Project Stream | Link
  • Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System | Ars Technica| Link
  • Samsung announces Galaxy Fold foldable phone priced at $1,980 | Link
  • Microsoft releases new Office app for all Windows 10 users and its free – MSPoweruser | Link
  • Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones in nine years – GSMArena.com news | Link
  • Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit & Galaxy Buds are Samsung’s new wearables | Link
  • NASA launches weekly Mars forecast site using InSight weather data – SlashGear | Link
  • Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone – WSJ | Link
  • Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic sends first test passenger on spaceflight | Link
  • Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract | Reuters | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 10th, 2019

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  • Goodbye Mars One, The Fake Mission To Mars That Fooled The World | Link
  • Amazon Acquiring Alexa-Compatible Wi-Fi Router Startup Eero | Fortune | Link
  • Small drones in the US will require an external ID starting February 23 – SlashGear | Link
  • NASA Is Making One Last Attempt to Call Opportunity Rover on Mars | Space | Link
  • NASA’s history-making Mars rover Opportunity declared dead – CNET | Link
  • Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading – BBC News | Link
  • Apple concedes to Qualcomm to escape German iPhone ban | Link
  • Amazon kills New York City headquarters plan, but keeps HQ2 in Virginia – CNET | Link
  • JP Morgan is rolling out the first US bank-backed cryptocurrency | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 3rd, 2019

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  • Xbox Live Cross-Platform Play Coming To 2 Billion iOS, Android And Switch Screens | Link
  • The north magnetic pole just changed. Here’s what that means | Link
  • Our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped, at least around edges | Link
  • MarCo spacecraft unlikely to be heard from again says NASA – SlashGear | Link
  • Profits at The New York Times show media dinosaurs are ruling the internet | TechCrunch | Link
  • NYPD demands that Google’s Waze app stop revealing DWI checkpoints | Link
  • 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record | Science News | Link
  • Amazon just invested in self-driving car company Aurora | Link
  • Raspberry Pi opens first High Street store in Cambridge – BBC News | Link
  • Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of ‘extortion and blackmail’ | Link
  • Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering New York HQ Amid Opposition | Fortune | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 27th, 2019

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  • Pi on a Stick: Raspberry Pi Launches SODIMM-Sized Compute Module 3+ | Link
  • NASA is sending a desperate message to wake up Opportunity on Mars – BGR | Link
  • Three Major February PC Releases Are Not Coming To Steam – GameSpot | Link
  • NASA Probe Snaps 1st Photos from Just a Mile Above Asteroid Bennu and the View’s AMAZING! | Link
  • Apple’s streaming video service could launch by mid-April, report says | Link
  • NASA’s Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie Before Its Next Mars Journey – Geek.com | Link
  • Facebook confirms plans to merge Messenger, WhatsApp & Instagram messages | Link
  • Facebook soars after it crushes earnings, posts record profit | Link
  • Teslas, EVs struggle in the polar vortex | Link
  • Hubble Telescope Discovers ‘Living Fossil’ Galaxy in Our Milky Way’s Backyard | Link
  • Energizer is bringing two phones with pop-up cameras to MWC | Link
  • A meteorite may have struck western Cuba, National Weather Service says – CNN | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 20th, 2019

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  • France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime – The Washington Post | Link
  • Holy Crap, the Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Eclipse | Link
  • Google finally provides timeline for classic Hangouts shutdown and transition to Chat … for some people | Android Central | Link
  • Twitter starts rolling out new web interface: Here’s how to get it – SlashGear | Link
  • Amazon stops selling Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity issues, says report – CNET | Link
  • Amazon (AMZN) Testing Robot Delivery Near Seattle – Bloomberg | Link
  • Apple lays off over 200 from Project Titan autonomous vehicle group | Link
  • Resident Evil TV Series In Works At Netflix, According To Report – GameSpot | Link
  • Amazon joining the Zigbee Alliance is a huge statement of future intent | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 13th, 2019

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  • FTC Charges Qualcomm With Monopolizing Key Semiconductor Device Used in Cell Phones | Federal Trade Commission | Link
  • Google Fi texts will be more like iMessage thanks to RCS upgrade – CNET | Link
  • China plans another moon mission this year, eyes Mars in 2020 – The Washington Post | Link
  • Microsoft gears up for a foldable Windows invasion – SlashGear | Link
  • It’s finally happening: Android users can view their Twitter timeline in chronological order | Android Central | Link
  • YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge | Technology | The Guardian | Link
  • First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet | Science | The Guardian | Link
  • Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government – CNET | Link
  • Google to buy Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 million | Link
  • Microsoft CEO Nadella makes it official: Cortana is an app, not a standalone assistant | ZDNet | Link
  • Tesla to cut more than 3,000 jobs because cars ‘still too expensive’ | Technology | The Guardian | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 6th, 2019

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  • Amazon will soon offer to deliver packages to your garage so they don’t get stolen – CNBC | Link
  • HTC unveils Vive Cosmos stand-alone VR headset, designed for ease of use – Polygon | Link
  • Amazon passes Microsoft to become world’s most valuable public company – Business Insider | Link
  • DJI introduces a smart remote controller with built-in display – DroneDJ | Link
  • Google Assistant Connect makes adding Assistant easier – 9to5Google | Link
  • Amazon Dash Buttons Ruled Illegal in Germany | Link
  • Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes | TechCrunch | Link
  • Netflix sued by ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book publisher over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 30th, 2018

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  • China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft to try historic landing on far side of moon ‘between January 1 and 3’ – South China Morning Post | Link
  • Google’s Experimental Radar Sensors That Replace Buttons With Gestures Get FCC Approval | Link
  • Nasa’s New Horizons: ‘Snowman’ shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed – BBC News | Link
  • Chinese spacecraft successfully lands on moon’s far side and sends pictures back home | Science |Link
  • Amazon touts 100 million Alexa devices sold ever following huge holiday boost – 9to5Mac | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 23rd, 2018

December 24th, 2018 No comments
  • After Pluto, Hopkins-led New Horizons mission nears an object ‘beyond the known world,’ Ultima Thule – Baltimore Sun | Link
  • Elon Musk promises 100 percent European Supercharger coverage next year | Link
  • Flagship iPhones to be made in India, not just low-cost models – 9to5Mac | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 16th, 2018

December 17th, 2018 No comments
  • Apple Car Design Talk Renews After Hiring of Tesla Designer Andrew Kim | Fortune | Link
  • Hong Kong: Bitcoin ‘millionaire’ throws money from rooftop, gets arrested | Link
  • Google announces $1 billion Hudson Square New York campus – 9to5Google | Link
  • Amazon Digital Day will offer deals on books, movies, apps, and more on December 28 | Android and Me | Link
  • FCC levies $900,000 fine against Swarm for unauthorized satellite launch – GeekWire | Link
  • Google is deprecating the Android Beam API used to share files with NFC | Link
  • Stunning images reveal gigantic ice filled crater 50 miles wide on the surface of Mars | Daily Mail Online | Link
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