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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

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  • 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

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  • 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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Top Tech Stories of the Week – October 7th, 2018

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  • SpaceX stages California launch — and landing — in a new first – CBS News | Link
  • Amazon is reportedly looking for retail space for its first UK cashierless supermarkets | Link
  • Data-deletion bug forces Microsoft to suspend rollout of Windows 10 update – Ars Technica | Link
  • Microsoft announces game-streaming service Project xCloud • | Link
  • A first look at Facebook’s Portal smart speakers: Entertaining video calling, but weak streaming content – CSBC| Link
  • Intel Announces 9th Generation Core CPUs, Eight-Core Core i9-9900K | Link
  • Netflix Is in ‘Final Negotiations’ to Buy Its First Production Studio – IGN | Link
  • Google just dodged a £4.4 billion lawsuit in the United Kingdom | Android Central | Link
  • Google announces the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL | Link
  • Snap falls to new low after media analyst says company is ‘quickly running out of money’ | Link
  • Google Home Hub—Under the hood, it’s nothing like other Google smart displays – Ars Technica | Link
  • Razer Phone 2 goes official w/ wireless charging, IP67, brighter display, costs $799 | Link
  • Snapchat becomes the mobile HBO with 12 daily scripted Original shows – TechCrunch | Link
  • Russian Rocket Fails, and 2 Astronauts Make Safe Emergency Return – The New York Times | Link
  • Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women | Reuters
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 30th, 2018

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  • SEC settles charges with Tesla’s Elon Musk, will remain as CEO but relinquish chairman role and pay stiff fine | Link
  • Hayabusa Sends Back Photos and Video From Surface of Asteroid Ryugu – ExtremeTech | Link
  • Google Announces Game Streaming Service Project Stream – Digital Trends | Link
  • Net neutrality: Justice Department sues California hours after state enacts new regulation – The Independent | Link
  • Google ‘Smart TV Kit’ with Home Mini and next-gen Chromecast gets leaked | Link
  • Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all US employees | Link
  • Star Wars TV Show Plot Details – Everything We Know About The Mandalorian Star Wars Series | Link
  • Telltale Has Seemingly Laid Off Its Remaining Staff – GameSpot | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 23rd, 2018

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  • The first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, was announced 10 years ago today | Link
  • Microsoft staggers rollout of Surface Hub 2, with hardware in 2019; new software in 2020 – ZDNet | Link
  • Google secretly logs users into Chrome whenever they log into a Google site – ZDNet | Link
  • Microsoft starts rolling out Office 2019 for Windows and Mac – ZDNet | Link
  • Google Images gets desktop redesign with mobile site adding Google Lens – 9to5Google | Link
  • SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance – Reuters | Link
  • Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit – Reuters | Link
  • Qualcomm Slaps Apple With New Lawsuit Alleging Rogue Trade Secret Sharing With Intel – HotHardware | Link
  • Ex-Telltale Games Employee Files Class Action Lawsuit – GameSpot | Link
  • Google reverses ban on cryptocurrency exchange advertising in US Japan | Link
  • Fox will sell remaining Sky stake to Comcast for around $15 billion | Link
  • PC gamers prefer the Xbox 360 controller over the PS4, Xbox One or Switch Pro – Business Insider | Link
  • Lost Opportunity rover spotted on Mars but NASA still can’t talk to it – Fox News | Link
  • No jail for teen who hacked his way into Apple’s secure systems | Link
  • Consumer Reports reinstates recommendation for Microsoft Surface laptops on new reliability surveys – GeekWire | Link
  • Tesla Chief Elon Musk Is Sued by S.E.C. in Move That Could Oust Him – The New York Times | Link
  • Google’s Revamped Wear OS Goes Live And It’s Looking Good | Link
  • Amazon is opening a new store that sells items from its website | Link
  • Meet Pixel Slate, Google’s first Chrome OS tablet – BGR | Link
  • Cloudflare gets into registrar business with wholesale domains and free privacy – Ars Technica | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 16th, 2018

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  • Fortnite is destroying marriages – Hot Air | Link
  • Amazon probing employees leaking data for bribes – CNET | Link
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX to name first passenger for round-the-moon flight | Link
  • SpaceX Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire (and Artists, Too!) Around the Moon in 2023 | Link
  • Man Who Uploaded Deadpool to Facebook May Get Six Months in Prison | Link
  • Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads – Technology – The Guardian – Link
  • Sony announces PlayStation Classic, a $100 mini PS1 – Polygon | Link
  • Amazon now 3rd biggest digital ad seller in US – Search Engine Land | Link
  • The New GoPro Hero 7 Black Promises Smoother Footage, But That’s About It | Link
  • The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event – TechCrunch | Link
  • E-commerce on the rise as Amazon launches in Turkey | Link
  • Japanese Probe Drops Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 9th, 2018

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  • Air Force is looking into Elon Musk’s pot smoking: Source | Link
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded – The New York Time | Link
  • Netflix, Hulu and Amazon win numerous creative Emmy awards | Link
  • Plex is shutting down its personal cloud streaming service | Link
  • Dr Disrespect ends stream after gunfire strikes his house, says family is safe – PC Gamer | Link
  • Verizon launching its 5G home internet service on October 1st – Android and Me | Link
  • Apple raised the price of its best phone by $330, and no one cares – It took two years to go from $770 to $1,100 | Link
  • Google teases three Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL color options | Link
  • Razer Phone 2 invites arrive for Oct. 10 debut – CNET | Link
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