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

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  • 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
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 9th, 2018

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  • 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

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  • 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 – | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 27th, 2018

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  • 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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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 11th, 2018

November 11th, 2018 No comments

It’s the chinese Single’s Day!

  • Cloudflare launches Android and iOS apps for its service | ZDNet | Link
  • Alibaba sets new Singles Day record with more than $30.8 billion in sales in 24 hours | Link
  • Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks – The New York Times | Link
  • EA Reveals the Details of C&C Remastered | Link
  • After some uncertainty, Telltale Games is closing for good – PC Gamer | Link
  • Google closes bipedal robot unit Schaft, staff dispersed – ZDNet | Link
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ out now: $25 for cut-down Pi 3 B+ with quad-core CPU – ZDNet | Link
  • How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your ‘Planck constant’ – Reuters | Link
  • FCC Approves Order to Enhance GPS With Galileo Location System | Link
  • Google Pixel 3 Lite appears in new leak – Android and Me | Link
  • Microsoft’s Building a Disc-Less Xbox One for Release in 2019 – | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 4th, 2018

November 4th, 2018 No comments
  • Amazon warehouse collapse in Baltimore leaves two dead | Link
  • VIVA Kuwait Signs Initial Agreement To Fully Acquire QualityNet | Link
  • Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite | Link
  • Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locations
    (Long Island, NY, and Crystal City, VA)  – The New York Times | Link
  • VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes – TechCrunch | Link
  • Chinese surveillance grows stronger with technology that can recognise people from how they walk | Link
  • Amazon launches Alexa, Echo devices, and Amazon Music in Mexico | VentureBeat | Link
  • Google Changes Policies on Sexual Misconduct After Staff Walkout | Fortune | Link
  • China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter – BBC News | Link
  • Amazon makes Alexa for PC app available for Windows 10 – ZDNet | Link
  • More Apple products are coming to Amazon under a new deal | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – October 28th, 2018

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  • IBM strikes deal to buy Red Hat for $34 billion – Business Insider | Link
  • China’s private satellite-carrying rocket fails after launch | Link
  • OnePlus plans on launching the first 5G phone in Europe in 2019 | Android Central | Link
  • Kepler planet-hunter retires – Space – EarthSky | Link
  • Climate change: Oceans ‘soaking up more heat than estimated’ – BBC News | Link
  • Rouyu Technology will go down in history as the company that was able to beat both Samsung and Huawei when it comes to unveiling the first foldable smartphone in the world – BGR | Link
  • The PlayStation Brand Just Leveled Up With This High-End Furniture Brand | Link
  • Project Fi may get rebranded to Google Fi – Android and Me | Link
  • Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys – Ars Technica | Link
  • New Amazon Day shipping option lets you pick the day you get deliveries – CNET | Link
  • Amazon HQ2: Advanced talks about second headquarters in Northern Virginia – The Washington Post | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – October 21st, 2018

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  • HTC launches its blockchain-focused phone, but you can only buy it in cryptocurrency – CNBC | Link
  • Dyson chooses Singapore for new electric car plant – BBC News | Link
  • NASA brings a Hubble gyro back to life after a seven-year hibernation – Ars Technica | Link
  • Google Play Movies upgrades SD/HD purchases to 4K for free – 9to5Google | Link
  • Intel denies report claiming that it “killed off” its 10-nm process – The Tech Report | Link
  • Amazon joins $50 million investment in European Nest rival Tado | VentureBeat | Link
  • Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament – BBC News | Link
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 slider debuts with 6.4” screen, four cameras and 5G version – news| Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – October 14th, 2018

October 16th, 2018 No comments
  • Amazon Web Services launches two Edge locations in UAE – | Link
  • Premiere Rush CC is Adobe’s new all-in-one video editing tool for desktop and mobile – TechCrunch | Link
  • Google imposes Android app fees after huge Euro antitrust ruling – SlashGear | Link
  • Netflix warns EU’s streaming content quota may hurt creativity – SlashGear | Link
  • EBay Sues Amazon for Illegally Poaching Sellers – Fortune | Link
  • YouTube Miniplayer rolling out for web Picture-in-Picture – 9to5Google | Link
  • Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU – Ars Technica | Link
  • YouTube TV apologizes for outage, offers one-week credit to all subscribers | Link
  • EU Commission approves Microsoft’s acquisition of Github – Reuters | Link
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