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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 20th, 2020

September 20th, 2020 No comments
  • U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s WeChat Ban – The New York Times | Link
  • Microsoft is buying Bethesda’s parent company for $7.5 billion – CNN | Link
  • Amazon’s Sidewalk network to launch this year with new devices, support from IoT chipset manufacturers | ZDNet | Link
  • Microsoft Azure Orbital satellite service to compete with Amazon AWS | Link
  • Tesla lays out ‘Battery Day’ plans that lead to a $25,000 electric car | Engadget | Link
  • Coalition for App Fairness: Epic, Spotify, Tile, etc, take on Apple – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Here’s everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event | Engadget | Link
  • New Nvidia RTX 3080 Teardown Reveals A Serious Problem | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 13th, 2020

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  • Oracle reportedly wins bid for TikTok as Microsoft officially drops out | Link
  • Nvidia acquires Arm in $40 billion deal – GSMArena.com news | Link
  • Microsoft xCloud will offer over 150 Xbox games when it goes live tomorrow | Link
  • Google says its carbon footprint is now zero – BBC News | Link
  • Google confirms 9/30 event to launch Pixel 5, other products – 9to5Google | Link
  • Electronic Arts doubles down on EA Play brand with EA Desktop app | Link
  • TikTok: YouTube launches rival to be tested in India – BBC News | Link
  • Apple pilots Express store concept for easy pickup of online orders – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Walmart Plus signups officially begin today starting at $98 per year | Engadget | Link
  • Here’s everything Apple revealed at its September hardware event today – TechCrunch | Link
  • Backup Driver In Fatal Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Charged With Negligent Homicide | Link
  • UK Space Agency funds tech for orbital awareness – BBC | Link
  • Apple countersues Epic Games for breach of contract | Link
  • Facebook teaming up with Ray-Ban maker for first smart glasses in 2021 | Link
  • Most of the world won’t get the PS5 until November 19th | Link
  • Amazon looks to open 1,500 small warehouses in U.S. suburbs: report – MarketWatch | Link
  • Stripe Workers Who Relocate Get $20,000 Bonus and a Pay Cut – Bloomberg | Link
  • US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday – CNN | Link
  • Apple brings online store to India September 23 – Apple | Link
  • Sony Apologizes For PS5 Preorder Fiasco, Says More Are Coming Soon – GameSpot | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 6th, 2020

September 7th, 2020 No comments
  • To avoid censorship in India, Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate | Link
  • Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release date and price finally revealed – Windows Central| Link
  • Apple Marina Bay Sands opens Thursday in Singapore – Apple | Link
  • Committing to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040, Uber is dedicating $800 million to electrifying its drivers – TechCrunch | Link
  • Android 11 starts rolling out today with improvements to notifications, privacy, 5G, and more | Link
  • Apple shutting down Sign in with Apple support for Epic Games accounts | Link
  • Google’s Waze laying off more than 5% of workforce: report – Business Insider | Link
  • Google adds Arabic to Read Along app to improve children’s reading – The National | Link
  • Lucid Motors unveils all-electric sedans with over 1,000 horsepower, 500-mile range | Lifestyles | richmond.com | Link
  • Walmart to test drone delivery of grocery, household items | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 23rd, 2020

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  • Windows 95 turns 25 years old today! | Windows Central | Link
  • Apple reportedly acquires VR startup ‘Spaces’ – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Amazon now lets you design a whole room of augmented-reality furniture | Link
  • Amazon Delivery Fleet Gets US FAA Clearance to Operate Drone Airline – Bloomberg | Link
  • Nvidia Reveals RTX 3090, 3080, 3070 Video Cards: Price, Release Date, And Specs Detailed – GameSpot | Link
  • Intel unveils entirely new platform brand, Intel Evo, based on Tiger Lake | ZDNet | Link
  • Amazon Launches New ‘Alexa For Residential’ Smart Apartment Service | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 9th, 2020

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  • Amazon looks to turn malls into giant fulfillment centers: Report – Business Insider | Link
  • Amazon is re-branding Twitch Prime as Prime Gaming | The Seattle Times | Link
  • EA Gaming Subscription Service Coming Soon to Steam | Digital Trends | Link
  • Google is turning Android Phones into seismometers | TechCrunch | Link
  • Amazon expands ‘Project Zero’ anti-counterfeit program that Bezos cited in antitrust hearing – GeekWire | Link
  • Xbox Series X officially launching this November – CNET | Link
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission prepares for touchdown on an asteroid – CNN | Link
  • EA rebrands its subscription game services as EA Play | VentureBeat | Link
  • Epic Games launches a campaign (and lawsuit) against Apple | TechCrunch | Link
  • Exclusive: Amazon in talks to invest in cloud services company Rackspace, say sources | Link
  • Apple One will bundle subscriptions to Apple TV Plus, Music, Arcade, more, report says – CNET | Link
  • Apple Is Worth $2 Trillion, Punctuating Big Tech’s Grip – The New York Times | Link
  • Palantir to relocate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Colorado | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 2nd, 2020

August 3rd, 2020 No comments
  • Google will release 5G versions of the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 in the fall | Engadget | Link
  • Apple replaces longtime marketing chief Phil Schiller | Link
  • Google launches Nearby Share on Android, rolling out now – 9to5Google | Link
  • Facebook Removes Trump Campaign’s Misleading Coronavirus Video – The New York Times | Link
  • Intel Suffers Apparent Data Breach, 20GB of IP and Documents Leaked on to Internet | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – July 26th, 2020

July 27th, 2020 No comments
  • Google will let employees work from home until at least next summer – CNN | Link
  • Quick Charge 5 can power phones 0-50% in 5 mins – 9to5Google | Link
  • Intel engineering executive Murthy Renduchintala will leave company | Link
  • Garmin begins recovery from ransomware attack – BBC News | Link
  • Emmy Awards 2020: Watchmen leads the way with 26 nominations – BBC News | Link
  • CES 2021 will be digital-only, CTA says amid coronavirus concerns | Link
  • Google’s Grace Hopper subsea cable will span the Atlantic Ocean | Fortune | Link
  • Microsoft’s Family Safety app is now available to all | Engadget | Link
  • Amazon Q2 results: Firm posts biggest profit ever at height of pandemic in US – The Economic Times | Link
  • Amazon won a major FCC decision to establish Kuiper satellite internet – Business Insider | Link
  • Mars launch: NASA sends Perseverance rover to space – CNN | Link
  • Tech antitrust: Recap of Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg, Pichai testimony – Business Insider | Link
  • Apple earnings: Apple crushes Q3 expectations, announces 4-1 stock split | Link
  • Florida Teen Charged As ‘Mastermind’ Of Massive Twitter Hack : NPR | Link
  • Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy TikTok’s US operations – Business Insider | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – July 12th, 2020

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  • The UAE’s Mars mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than the red planet – On July 14, a new Mars-bound spacecraft will launch from Japan | Link
  • U.K. Bans Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China – The New York Times | Link
  • Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out | Link
  • Google Play Pass expands outside the US, adds more titles and annual pricing | TechCrunch | Link
  • Hackers take over Twitter accounts of Gates, Musk, Biden, Obama, Apple and others in crypto scam – GeekWire | Link
  • Solar Orbiter: Closest ever pictures taken of the Sun – BBC News | Link
  • UAE successfully launches its Hope Probe on a mission to Mars | Engadget | Link
  • OnePlus Nord launch: how to watch it using the AR app | TechRadar | Link
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launch sets record, both fairing halves caught for first time – CNET | Link
  • China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission | Space | Link
  • Intel stock savaged as next-gen chip delay expected to be ‘increasingly painful’ to chip maker – MarketWatch | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – July 5th, 2020

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  • Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight – BBC News | Link
  • Finally! Mars InSight’s Mole is Now Underground | Link
  • UK expected to phase Huawei out of 5G networks | Financial Times | Link
  • Uber strikes deal to buy Postmates for $2.65bn | Financial Times | Link
  • Xbox Series X games event set for July 23, with Halo Infinite and more | Windows Central | Link
  • Arm Seeks To Offload IoT Units To SoftBank | Link
  • Intel unveils the Thunderbolt 4 spec, debuting in PCs in the fall | PCWorld | Link
  • Google may release the stable Android 11 update on September 8th | Link
  • Uber launches grocery delivery in Latin America, Canada with U.S. to follow – Reuters | Link
  • NASA Updates Guidelines Preventing Astronauts From Bringing Earth Microbes into the Outer Space | Tech Times | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 28th, 2020

June 28th, 2020 No comments
  • Publishers Sue Internet Archive For ‘Mass Copyright Infringement’ : NPR | Link
  • It is rocket science: EU to speed up space ambitions, Breton says – Reuters | Link
  • Mavic 3 release date shown in leaked DJI announcement | Link
  • Facebook boycott: These are the companies pulling ads over the site’s hate policies – CNN | Link
  • Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy and cuts 3,500 jobs – CNN | Link
  • Uber reportedly looking to buy Postmates delivery service – CNET | Link
  • Plane-maker Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus fallout – BBC News | Link
  • Google has acquired North, the maker of Focals smart glasses | Engadget | Link
  • FCC officially designates Huawei, ZTE as national security threats | ZDNet | Link
  • Google hosting ‘Smart Home Virtual Summit’ next week – 9to5Google | Link
  • Nearby Sharing — Android’s AirDrop competitor — is rolling out now in beta | Link
  • NASA has delayed the launch of its Mars rover Perseverance again, this time to no earlier than July 30, due to rocket preparation delays. | Space | Link
  • Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google CEOs to Testify in Congress – Bloomberg | Link
  • Twitter engineers replacing racially loaded tech terms like ‘master,’ ‘slave’ – CNET | Link
  • More game publishers are reportedly considering raising prices for Xbox Series X and PS5 games | Windows Central | Link
  • UK to enter satellite race after winning bid for OneWeb | Financial Times | Link
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