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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
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 2nd, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 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 – June 28th, 2020

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  • 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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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 21st, 2020

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  • Google’s got a Pinterest competitor called Keen | Link
  • WWDC 2020: Here’s everything Apple just announced | Link
  • South Koreans can now store their driving license on their smartphones | Engadget | Link
  • Google employees petition company to cancel police contracts | Link
  • Facebook Launches New App Called ‘Forecast’ to Host Crowd-Sourced Predictions and Discussion | Social Media Today | Link
  • Amazon may add live TV channels, broadcasts to Prime Video service: Report | Business Standard News | Link
  • BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS – BBC News | Link
  • After 84 Years, Olympus Is Exiting the Camera Business | PCMag | Link
  • Brazil’s central bank killed WhatsApp’s new payment system one week after launch – Business Insider | Link
  • Google will now auto-delete your data – but don’t get complacent – SlashGear | Link
  • Sonos cuts 12% of workforce due to pandemic; impact on Seattle engineering office not yet clear – GeekWire | Link
  • Masayoshi Son steps down from Alibaba board after 15 years | Financial Times | Link
  • WD Red NAS drive branding gets updated to address SMR confusion – SlashGear | Link
  • Google to Start Offering Loans to Merchants in India, Rolls Out ‘Nearby Stores’ Spot Nationwide | Technology News | Link
  • Amazon says ‘Counterfeit Crimes Unit’ to work with law enforcement | Link
  • Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores | Link
  • Mixer Shutting Down, Microsoft Partnering With Facebook Gaming – GameSpot | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 7th, 2020

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  • Jeff Bezos shares email from customer angry about Black Lives Matter – Business Insider | Link
  • The PS5 is getting a camera, charging dock, headphones, and media remote accessories – The Verge | Link
  • Google’s Drone Delivery Service Now Dropping Library Books to Kids | Link
  • Boston Dynamics’ robot dog is now for sale – CNN | Link
  • San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin sues DoorDash for ‘illegal misclassification’ of workers as independent contractors – Mission Local | Link
  • Logitech Is Adding a Carbon Impact Rating to Its Products | PCMag | Link
  • Souq becomes Amazon.sa in Saudi Arabia – The National | Link
  • EA Play Live: the 5 biggest announcements from EA’s summer press conference – The Verge | Link
  • Xbox Series X leak reveals crazy cheap digital edition to beat PS5 | Tom’s Guide | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 24th, 2020

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  • Samsung copies the Apple Card, announces “Samsung Money” | Ars Technica | Link
  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch Wednesday: Launch is postponed, NASA to try again Saturday | CNBC | Link
  • New Raspberry Pi 4: 8GB RAM model out now for $75 – plus you get a new 64-bit OS | ZDNet | Link
  • Steam Cloud Play Unveiled; Supports GeForce NOW, Other Cloud Services May Be Added in the Future | Link
  • Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies – CNNPolitics | Link
  • Trump tweets threat that ‘looting’ will lead to ‘shooting.’ Twitter put a warning label on it – CNN | Link
  • European Commission and German Government agree on Lufthansa rescue package – The airline surrenders 8 aircraft and 24 slots in Frankfurt/Munich – Aviation24.be | Link
  • SpaceX successfully launched its Crew Dragon mission to orbit – The Verge | Link
  • Apple’s Cook Says ‘Painful Past Is Still Present Today’ in Memo – Bloomberg | Link
  • Apple Music Joins Music Industry’s Blackout Tuesday Awareness Campaign – MacRumors | Link
  • Google in $5bn lawsuit for tracking in ‘private’ mode – BBC News | Link
  • Looters find that iPhones stolen from Apple Stores are bricked – BGR | Link
  • Slack and Amazon are joining hands to take on Microsoft; here’s what it means for users – The Financial Express | Link
  • Google Currents’ launch next month marks the final days of Google+ – SlashGear | Link
  • Fire tears through Amazon distribution center in Redlands, California | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 17th, 2020

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  • Huawei faces ‘big blow’ from new U.S. rules to cut off chips | Link
  • Japan Falls Into Recession, and Worse Lies Ahead – The New York Times | Link
  • Apple details how it’s reopening stores – CNN | Link
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma quits SoftBank board after huge Vision Fund losses | Link
  • Microsoft: We were wrong about open source, but luckily you can change | ZDNet | Link
  • Uber lays off 3,000 more staffers, shutters dozens of offices – The Washington Post | Link
  • Australian-designed artificial intelligence (AI) unmanned combat aircraft prototype unveiled by Boeing | Link
  • Disney’s Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, Becomes TikTok C.E.O. – The New York Times | Link
  • AWS Outposts now available in UAE and Saudi Arabia – BroadcastPro ME | Link
  • Tom Hanks WWII movie ‘Greyhound’ will premiere on Apple TV+ | Engadget | Link
  • Amid COVID-19, iFixit releases repair database for ventilators – CNET | Link
  • Facebook launches shopping feature as pandemic pushes businesses online | Technology | The Guardian | Link
  • SD Express 8.0 specs released, 4 GB/s transfer speeds now possible for SD cards – NotebookCheck.net News | Link
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai defends Pixel team, says “hardware is hard” | Ars Technica | Link
  • 24th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced – Variety | Link
  • Apple and Google launch digital contact tracing system – ABC News | Link
  • Google Rolls Out Action Blocks and Other New Android Accessibility Features – Voicebot.ai | Link
  • Google Pixel 4a apparently won’t launch until July at the earliest – 9to5Google | Link
  • Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech | PCWorld | Link
  • Amazon Targets Fall for Prime Day as it Tries to Return to Pre-Pandemic Operations – WSJ | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 10th, 2020

May 12th, 2020 No comments
  • It Happened: Bitcoin Just Experienced Third Halving in Its History | Link
  • Google Play Music dies this year, YT Music library imports begin today | Ars Technica | Link
  • Report: Google loses the Pixel’s chief camera engineer – 9to5Google | Link
  • Uber is discussing a takeover deal with Grubhub for roughly $6 billion: report – MarketWatch | Link
  • Senate votes to allow FBI to access your browsing history without a warrant – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Facebook, telcos to build huge subsea cable for Africa and Middle East | TechCrunch | Link
  • Apple acquires NextVR virtual-reality startup in entertainment push – Business Insider | Link
  • Kuo: New 10.8-inch iPad and 9-inch iPad mini on the way, Apple Glasses in 2022 ‘at the earliest’ – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Google Pixel 4a to undercut iPhone SE starting price with double the storage – GSMArena.com news | Link
  • Netflix is starting to restore normal streaming quality in parts of Europe – The Verge | Link
  • Facebook acquires Giphy to integrate with Instagram | VentureBeat | Link
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