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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 20th, 2019

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  • France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime – The Washington Post | Link
  • Holy Crap, the Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Eclipse | Link
  • Google finally provides timeline for classic Hangouts shutdown and transition to Chat … for some people | Android Central | Link
  • Twitter starts rolling out new web interface: Here’s how to get it – SlashGear | Link
  • Amazon stops selling Echo Wall Clock due to connectivity issues, says report – CNET | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 13th, 2019

January 14th, 2019 No comments
  • FTC Charges Qualcomm With Monopolizing Key Semiconductor Device Used in Cell Phones | Federal Trade Commission | Link
  • Google Fi texts will be more like iMessage thanks to RCS upgrade – CNET | Link
  • China plans another moon mission this year, eyes Mars in 2020 – The Washington Post | Link
  • Microsoft gears up for a foldable Windows invasion – SlashGear | Link
  • It’s finally happening: Android users can view their Twitter timeline in chronological order | Android Central | Link
  • YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge | Technology | The Guardian | Link
  • First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet | Science | The Guardian | Link
  • Shareholders demand Amazon end facial recognition sales to government – CNET | Link
  • Google to buy Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 million | Link
  • Microsoft CEO Nadella makes it official: Cortana is an app, not a standalone assistant | ZDNet | Link
  • Tesla to cut more than 3,000 jobs because cars ‘still too expensive’ | Technology | The Guardian | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 6th, 2019

January 8th, 2019 No comments
  • Amazon will soon offer to deliver packages to your garage so they don’t get stolen – CNBC | Link
  • HTC unveils Vive Cosmos stand-alone VR headset, designed for ease of use – Polygon | Link
  • Amazon passes Microsoft to become world’s most valuable public company – Business Insider | Link
  • DJI introduces a smart remote controller with built-in display – DroneDJ | Link
  • Google Assistant Connect makes adding Assistant easier – 9to5Google | Link
  • Amazon Dash Buttons Ruled Illegal in Germany | Link
  • Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes | TechCrunch | Link
  • Netflix sued by ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book publisher over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 30th, 2018

January 1st, 2019 No comments
  • China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft to try historic landing on far side of moon ‘between January 1 and 3’ – South China Morning Post | Link
  • Google’s Experimental Radar Sensors That Replace Buttons With Gestures Get FCC Approval | Link
  • Nasa’s New Horizons: ‘Snowman’ shape of distant Ultima Thule revealed – BBC News | Link
  • Chinese spacecraft successfully lands on moon’s far side and sends pictures back home | Science |Link
  • Amazon touts 100 million Alexa devices sold ever following huge holiday boost – 9to5Mac | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 23rd, 2018

December 24th, 2018 No comments
  • After Pluto, Hopkins-led New Horizons mission nears an object ‘beyond the known world,’ Ultima Thule – Baltimore Sun | Link
  • Elon Musk promises 100 percent European Supercharger coverage next year | Link
  • Flagship iPhones to be made in India, not just low-cost models – 9to5Mac | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 16th, 2018

December 17th, 2018 No comments
  • Apple Car Design Talk Renews After Hiring of Tesla Designer Andrew Kim | Fortune | Link
  • Hong Kong: Bitcoin ‘millionaire’ throws money from rooftop, gets arrested | Link
  • Google announces $1 billion Hudson Square New York campus – 9to5Google | Link
  • Amazon Digital Day will offer deals on books, movies, apps, and more on December 28 | Android and Me | Link
  • FCC levies $900,000 fine against Swarm for unauthorized satellite launch – GeekWire | Link
  • Google is deprecating the Android Beam API used to share files with NFC | Link
  • Stunning images reveal gigantic ice filled crater 50 miles wide on the surface of Mars | Daily Mail Online | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 9th, 2018

December 11th, 2018 No comments
  • It’s Official! NASA’s Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space | Link
  • Google CEO tells Congress why Trump comes up on searches for ‘idiot’ | Link
  • Rocket Lab to Launch 10 Cubesats for NASA Next Week | Link
  • Amazon Go mini food store opens in Seattle | Link
  • Amazon workers in New York launch campaign to unionize – CBS News | Link
  • U.S. Users Can Now Give Google Assistant a British or Australian Accent | Digital Trends | Link
  • Apple to Add $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Tex., in Broad U.S. Hiring Push – The New York Times | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 2nd, 2018

December 3rd, 2018 No comments
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission arrives at the asteroid Bennu today – CNN | Link
  • Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10 | Windows Central | Link
  • Valve brings Steam Link to Raspberry Pi – Polygon | Link
  • California clears final hurdle for state solar mandate for new homes | Link
  • China Outraged at Arrest of Huawei CFO in Canada After U.S. Request | Link
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai admits Russian interference in net neutrality debate – CNET | Link
  • Clues in Marriott hack are said to implicate China – CNBC | Link
  • Global Carbon Emissions Reached New High In 2018, Scientists Say | HuffPost | Link
  • China launches Chang’e-4 spacecraft for pioneering lunar far side landing mission – SpaceNews.com | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 27th, 2018

November 27th, 2018 No comments
  • sGoogle facing fine in Russia for allegedly not purging banned Google facing fine in Russia for allegedly not purging banned websites – Search Engine Land | Link
  • Amazon Restaurants closes London delivery service after two years | Link
  • Touchdown on Mars! NASA’s InSight Lands to Peer Inside the Red Planet | Link
  • Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies – The New York Times | Link
  • Amazon launches AWS Ground Station to help companies transmit satellite data – VentureBeat | Link
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai will reportedly testify to Congress on Dec. 5 – 9to5Google | Link
  • Project Fi is now Google Fi and officially supports more Android phones – Android and Me | Link
  • NASA turns to private companies for future moon missions – CBS News | Link
  • Russia Announces Plans to Establish Moon Colony by 2040 | Link
  • Nine people face charges for allegedly selling Samsung’s curved-edge display technology | Link
  • Airbnb to Expand From Vacation Rentals Into Designing Homes | Fortune | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 18th, 2018

November 18th, 2018 No comments
  • Nasa’s first planet-hunter, Kepler space telescope, put to rest with final commands – Education Today News | Link
  • NASA considers selling trips to space tourists | Link
  • France is ditching Google to reclaim its online independence | WIRED UK | Link
  • Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49% – TechCrunch | Link
  • Amazon opens up Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit to all wireless headphone and wearable device makers – VentureBeat | Link
  • H1Z1’s esports league collapses as teams go unpaid – Polygon | Link
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