Archive for February, 2019

Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 24th, 2019

February 25th, 2019 No comments
  • Two bodies recovered after plane used by Amazon crashes in Texas | Link
  • Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning – SlashGear | Link
  • Microsoft Announces HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality Headset | Fortune | Link
  • Google Assistant button coming to more Android phones in 2019 – 9to5Google | Link
  • U.A.E. to Use Equipment From Huawei Despite American Pressure – The New York Times | Link
  • USB 3.2 at 20 Gb/s Coming to High-End Desktops This Year | Link
  • Tesla changes entire sales strategy, makes sales online-only, closes stores w/layoffs – Electrek | Link
  • Amazon will reportedly launch its own chain of supermarkets | Link
  • NASA’s new Mars lander starts digging on red planet, hits snags | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 17th, 2019

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  • 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 – 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

February 11th, 2019 No comments
  • 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

February 4th, 2019 No comments
  • 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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