Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 17th, 2018

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  • Microsoft buys Flipgrid, an educational social video startup – Business Insider | Link
  • ​Australia now has Amazon Prime – ZDNet | Link
  • Adobe’s Project Rush is a cross-platform video editor that doubles down on mobile – VentureBeat | Link
  • National Space Council: Trump signs space debris directive – CNBC | Link
  • Amazon’s Alexa will now butler at Marriott hotels – Reuters | Link
  • Google Podcasts App Launches on Android, AI Features Planned – Variety | Link
  • Gaming disorder joins the WHO panoply of diseases – Financial Times | Link
  • U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China’s Huawei – Reuters | Link
  • Intel chief Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship – BBC News | Link
  • Bethesda Is Suing Warner Bros. Interactive Over Westworld Mobile Game | Link
  • Tesla reports another fire at Fremont factory | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 11th, 2018

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  • Microsoft Game Studios just added five new studios including Ninja Theory – VentureBeat | Link
  • The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You. – The New York Times | Link
  • Mideast online retailer Noon.com partners with eBay – ABC News | Link
  • AT&T-Time Warner merger: Judge approves deal | Link
  • Intel is planning to launch its first discrete GPU in 2020 – PC Gamer | Link
  • Microsoft just redesigned Office to make it simpler — here are the biggest changes – CNBC | Link
  • Mars: Opportunity rover threatened by giant dust storm – CNN | Link
  • EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum – Slash Gear | Link
  • Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Wins Chicago Airport High-Speed Train Bid – Bloomberg | Link
  • AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner | Link
  • First standalone 5G network standard approved – TechRadar | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 3rd, 2018

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  • Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Going Back to Its Roots – Bloomberg | Link
  • Nvidia CEO: No next-gen GeForce GPUs for a ‘long time,’ but G-Sync BFGDs are coming soon – PCWorld | Link
  • GitLab’s high-end plans are now free for open source projects and schools – TechCrunch | Link
  • Couple who swindled Amazon out of $1.2M in gadgets given 6-year sentence – CNET | Link
  • Valve says it will stop policing content on Steam – Polygon | Link
  • Facebook takes on Twitch with launch of new FB.GG game streaming hub – TechRadar  | Link
  • Facebook is hiring fake-news fact-checkers – CNET | Link
  • Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel – TechCrunch | Link
  • Recovered Moon Landing Data From Apollo Missions Solve 40-Year-Old Mystery – Tech Times | Link
  • EA announces Origin Access Premier, subscription for PC games – Polygon | Link

 

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 27th, 2018

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  • Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin space venture go all in on the moon – GeekWire | Link
  • Ivanka Trump received trademarks from China just before Donald Trump’s ZTE reversal — Quartz | Link
  • Google Will Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees – The New York Times | Link
  • Microsoft is reportedly talking about buying GitHub, a platform for software developers last valued at $2 billion | Link
  • Google’s website shake-up shows it’s giving up on Android tablets – TechRadar | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 20th, 2018

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  • LG Chair Koo Bon-moo, Who Ran Company for 23 Years, Dies at 73 – Fortune | Link
  • Civil Rights Group Criticizes Amazon Over Facial Recognition – Bloomberg | Link
  • Mark Zuckerberg Played Parliament for Fools and They’re Pissed | Link
  • Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona | Link
  • Google Removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct | Link
  • NASA to begin buying rides on commercial lunar landers by year’s end – SpaceNews.com | Link
  • For a moment, Netflix was worth more than Disney | Link
  • Amazon Has Officially Saved ‘The Expanse,’ Will Air Season 4 | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 13th, 2018

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  • California Will Require Solar Power for New Homes – The New York Times | Link
  • Project Maven: Nearly a dozen Google employees have reportedly quit in protest – CNET | Link
  • Kaspersky Lab’s move from Russia to Switzerland fails to save it from Dutch oven – The Register | Link
  • Amazon resumes HQ expansion after Seattle tax compromise | Link
  • Microsoft Surface Hub 2 is an insanely cool 50-inch rotating touchscreen – CNET | Link
  • The new and AI-improved Google News now available for iPhone and iPad – Search Engine Land | Link
  • YouTube Red turns into $12 per month YouTube Premium | Link
  • Senate Votes to Stop Undoing of Net Neutrality Rules – Time | Link
  • Intel makes its first 10nm Cannon Lake chips official – Ars Technica | Link
  • NASA’s New Exoplanet Hunter Just Buzzed the Moon and Snapped Its 1st Photo! | Link
  • Trump urged U.S. Postal Service to double package rates for Amazon: Washington Post – Reuters | Link

 

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 6th, 2018

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  • Pentagon’s Cyber Command gets upgraded status, new leader – Reuters | Link
  • National Security Agency Triples Collection Of Phone Records in United States | Link
  • Microsoft 365 now includes machine learning tools – Engadget | Link
  • Microsoft launches Project Brainwave, its deep learning acceleration platform – TechCrunch | Link
  • Microsoft Announces IntelliCode: An AI-powered Tool To Improve Your Code Quality | Link
  • Google’s big Android Things plan to dominate the IoT is here – SlashGear | Link
  • Google’s Flutter Beta 3 Takes Another Leap Towards Simple Cross-Platform App Design | Link
  • New LG smartwatch revealed by FCC ahead of I/O 2018 w/ modified Wear OS app list – 9to5Google | Link
  • Google Research becomes Google AI to reflect AI-first ambitions – ZDNet | Link
  • Google ‘Tour Creator’ Lets You Build VR Tours Using Streetview & Your Own 360 Photos | Link
  • Google smart display platform release date is fast approaching – TechRadar | Link
  • Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019 – TechCrunch | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 29th, 2018

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  • Steam Spy returns from death, but admits data is less accurate | Link
  • ‘Autopilot driver’ who sat in passenger seat is banned for 18 months – World news – The Guardian | Link
  • Mark Zuckerberg Says It Will Take 3 Years to Fix Facebook – WIRED | Link
  • FTC Gives Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo 30 Days to Get Rid of Illegal Warranty-Void-if-Removed Stickers – Motherboard | Link
  • Sprint and T-Mobile Try Again, but Antitrust Hurdles Remain the Same – The New York Times | Link
  • Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation – The New York Times | Link
  • Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data | Link
  • NASA’s InSight lander readies for launch to Mars – CBS News | Link

 

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 22nd, 2018

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  • Wikipedia is making it easier to explore the internet with page previews | Link
  • Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it was hacked – The Washington Post | Link
  • Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots – Bloomberg | Link
  • Happy 13th birthday to the very first YouTube video – Mashable | Link
  • Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car – The New York Times | Link
  • Google Cloud continues to grow, is coming to Saudi Arabia – News – DatacenterDynamics | Link
  • Gmail redesign is here and it’s big | Link
  • Apple, Google lead fight against US repeal of Clean Power Plan | Link
  • The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder – The New York Times | Link
  • Why Amazon Is Raising Prime Fee 20%, to $119 per Year in U.S. – Variety | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 15th, 2018

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  • NASA Will Soon Launch Their State-of-the-Art TESS Telescope to Find Habitable Exoplanets | Link
  • Google launches digital skills training for Arabic speakers | Link
  • Samsung Jumps on the Blockchain Bandwagon – Bloomberg | Link
  • SpaceX to build Mars rocket at the Port of Los Angeles – CNN | Link
  • Netflix programming binge pays off with subscriber surge | Link
  • Amazon is making it easier for international customers to order from abroad | Link
  • 34 major tech companies are uniting to fight cyberattacks | Link
  • Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit – BBC News | Link
  • Amazon reveals it has more than 100 million Prime members | Link
  • Google might let Chromebook users boot into Windows with AltOS – MSPoweruser | Link
  • Intel closes New Devices Group that built Vaunt smart glasses | Link
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