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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 28th, 2024

January 28th, 2024 No comments
  • Japan’s SLIM lunar spacecraft landed upside down on the moon – Engadget | Link
  • Apple is finally letting developers release game streaming services on the App Store – TechRadar | Link
  • Fossil is quitting smartwatches – The Verge | Link
  • Google will no longer back up the Internet: Cached webpages are dead |- Ars Technica | Link
  • FTC accuses Microsoft of misrepresenting its Activision Blizzard plans after layoffs | Link
  • Google rebrands its Bard AI chatbot as Gemini, which now has its own Android app – Engadget | Link
  • Moon mission: Intuitive Machines is about to launch its Odysseus spacecraft – New Scientist | Link
  • U.S. Government Forms Groundbreaking AI Safety Consortium to Address Mounting Risks – The Tech Report | Link
  • Broadcom-owned VMware kills the free version of ESXi virtualization software – Ars Technica | Link
  • OpenAI unveils Sora, its latest AI tool that can make instant videos from written commands – Euronews | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 21st, 2024

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  • NASA says it’s reestablished contact with the Ingenuity Mars helicopter – Engadget | Link
  • UAE to provide airlock for NASA’s moon-orbiting Gateway space station – Space | Link
  • Not dead yet: Japan prepares for possible recovery of SLIM moon lander – Space | Link
  • Microsoft is now a $3 trillion company – The Verge | Link
  • NASA finally opens OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample canister after freeing stuck lid – Space | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 7th, 2024

January 11th, 2024 No comments
  • OpenAI debuts GPT Store, new business tier after leadership fracas – CNBC | Link
  • Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Apple’s Appeal In Antitrust Trial – Tech Report | Link
  • Google CEO says more layoffs expected ‘throughout the year’ in internal memo – Engadget | Link
  • Apple offers EU set of pledges aimed at settling Apple Pay antitrust probe | TechCrunch | Link
  • Japan becomes the fifth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon – Ars Technica | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 10th, 2023

December 11th, 2023 No comments
  • Apple reportedly plans big overhaul to iPad family to make it less confusing – CNBC | Link
  • E3 is officially over forever – The Verge | Link
  • Adobe terminates its $20 billion Figma acquisition amid regulatory scrutiny – Engadget | Link
  • Teenage ‘GTA 6’ hacker sentenced to an indefinite hospital stay – Mashable | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 12th, 2023

November 15th, 2023 No comments
  • Amazon is getting rid of its gaming content channel amid larger games layoffs – The Verge | Link
  • Bing Chat is now Copilot – TechCrunch | Link
  • The FCC can now punish telecom providers for charging customers more for less – The Verge | Link
  • SpaceX’s second Starship and Super Heavy flight test cleared for launch – The Verge | Link
  • Apple, Disney and IBM to pause ads on X after antisemitic Elon Musk tweet – Apple – The Guardian | Link
  • AI boss Sam Altman ousted after board loses confidence – BBC News | Link
  • SpaceX Launches Giant New Rocket, Explosions End Test Flight – TIME | Link
  • Sam Altman joins Microsoft as OpenAI taps Shear for interim CEO – CNN Business | Link
  • Most of OpenAI’s staff threatens to quit unless the board resigns and reinstates Sam Altman as CEO – Engadget | Link
  • Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO – Engadget | Link
  • CEO of world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange pleads guilty to money laundering violations – CNN | Link
  • Sam Altman Officially Returns to OpenAI—With a New Board Seat for Microsoft – WIRED | Link
  • Google Gemini: all the details on the AI model Google hopes can take on GPT-4 – The Verge | Link
  • X officially launches its ChatGPT rival Grok – Search Engine Land | Link
  • The EU Just Passed Sweeping New Rules to Regulate AI | WIRED | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – October 22nd, 2023

October 24th, 2023 No comments
  • Crunchyroll is now an Amazon Prime Video channel – Engadget | Link
  • Amazon’s virtual health clinic can now treat patients for a cough, cold or flu | TechCrunch | Link
  • Amazon Web Services To Roll Out European Sovereign Cloud – The Tech Report | Link
  • WeWork Just Filed For Bankruptcy | WIRED | Link
  • Apple to pay up to $25 million over hiring discrimination | The Verge | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 10th, 2023

September 13th, 2023 No comments
  • Everything announced at Apple’s fall event: iPhone 15, USB-C, Apple Watch Series 9 and more | Link
  • Google Agrees to $93M Settlement Over Location Data Issue | Tech Report | Link
  • iPhone 12 Faces European Investigations Over Radiation Fears | Tech Report | Link
  • Microsoft product chief Panos Panay is leaving the company | CNBC | Link
  • All the new devices Amazon announced at its fall hardware event | Mashable | Link
  • John Grisham, George R.R. Martin and other prominent authors sue OpenAI | CNBC | Link
  • Microsoft Surface event: the 6 biggest announcements – The Verge | Link
  • The EU’s Chips Act enters into force – TNW | Link
  • Amazon to invest up to $4 billion into OpenAI rival Anthropic – The Verge | Link
  • NASA OSIRIS-REx mission: A long-awaited asteroid sample has landed in the US | CNN | Link
  • Everything announced at Meta Connect: Quest 3 release date, smart glasses and Meta AI – Engadget | Link
  • Amazon officially announces Panay as new device, services chief (AMZN) | Seeking Alpha | Link
  • Valve fails to get out of paying its EU geo-blocking fine | Engadget | Link
  • WGA ends strike, releases details on tentative deal with studios | CBS | Link
  • Happy 25th birthday: How Google changed the world in the past quarter-century | Android Police | Link
  • Raspberry Pi 5 Announced for End of October, Here Are the Specs – 9to5Linux | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 20th, 2023

August 20th, 2023 No comments
  • Russia’s Luna 25 lunar lander has ‘emergency situation’ during moon approach | CNN | Link
  • ChatGPT is reportedly heading toward bankruptcy | Windows Central | Link
  • Dell fined $6.5M after admitting it made overpriced monitors look discounted | Ars Technica | Link
  • Russia’s first lunar mission in 47 years smashes into the moon in failure | Reuters | Link
  • Chandrayaan-3 landing: India becomes the fourth country ever to land a spacecraft on the moon | CNN | Link
  • India’s Chandrayaan-3 moon rover Pragyan snaps 1st photo of its lander | Space | Link
  • China Prohibits Government Officials from Using iPhones at Work – The Tech Report | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 6th, 2023

August 7th, 2023 No comments
  • PayPal launches ERC20 stablecoin ‘PYUSD’ with Paxos | CryptoSlate | Link
  • Russia’s moon craft starts processing first data – space agency | Reuters | Link
  • TSMC will build a fab in Europe for 28/22nm and 16/12nm chips – news | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – July 23rd, 2023

July 24th, 2023 No comments
  • Twitter begins its transition to ‘X’ | Engadget | Link
  • Netflix AI Jobs: Netflix posts $900,000 AI job listing as Hollywood actors, writers continue to strike for protection against artificial intelligence – The Economic Times | Link
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