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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

September 9th, 2018 No comments
  • 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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Top Tech Stories of the Week – September 2nd, 2018

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  • Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple – SlashGear | Link
  • NASA launches $1 million competition for Mars project | Link
  • Brazil’s National Museum: A museum is gone and might never return – CNN Style | Link
  • Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign – Ars Technica | Link
  • Bernie Sanders introduces the BEZOS Act slamming Amazon low wages | Link
  • Google Introduces New Search Engine for Finding Datasets – Search Engine Journal | Link
  • Facebook to build first Asian data center in Singapore – Tech In Asia | Link
  • BMW will release its in-car voice-controlled assistant next year | Link
  • British Airways hacking: Customers cancel credit cards as airline defends handling of ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack | Link
  • Google Likely to Announce New Pixel 3 Smartphone on Oct. 9 | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 26th, 2018

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  • Elon Musk abandons plan to take Tesla private | Link
  • YouTube Gets Digital Wellbeing Tools Which Shows Time Spent Watching Videos and More | Link
  • Amazon Responds to Bernie Sanders’ Comments Over Poor Work Conditions – Fortune | Link
  • Google’s new Wear OS: Here’s everything that’s new for smartwatches – Business Insider | Link
  • Google Assistant goes bilingual to answer in the languages you use | Link
  • Apple Buys Augmented-Reality Display Startup Akonia Holographics – Bloomberg | Link
  • Artificial Intelligence Nails Predictions of Earthquake Aftershocks – Scientific American | Link
  • Google reportedly confirms there won’t be a ‘Pixel Watch’ this year – 9to5Google | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 19th, 2018

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  • Amazon is ready to take on Apple and Spotify in streaming – Digital – Ad Age | Link
  • Netflix testing ads for its own content in between episodes on ad-free service – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Big Leaks Reveal Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti And 2080 – Forbes | Link
  • Apple Wipes Thousands of Gambling Apps After China Backlash – Bloomberg | Link
  • Nvidia announces GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070 – The Tech Report | Link
  • HTC Vive Wireless Adapter will cost $300, launch in September – CNET  | Link
  • Google Assistant will now find you ‘good news’ – Search Engine Land | Link
  • Xiaomi posts bumper profits in first earnings report since IPO | Link
  • Google Fit Revamp, Ready For Pixel Watch, Targets Apple Watch Series 4 | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 12th, 2018

August 12th, 2018 No comments
  • NASA Launches Daring Solar Probe Mission to Kiss the Sun – | Link
  • Machine Learning Can Identify the Authors of Anonymous Code – WIRED | Link
  • Intel 9th Gen CPUs Rumored for October Launch | Link
  • This Woman Had a Contact Stuck in Her Eye for 28 Years—and She Had No Idea | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – August 5th, 2018

August 8th, 2018 No comments
  • Defense Department bans geolocation features on tech devices due to security risk – ABC News | Link
  • Anki’s Vector is a robot companion that fits in the palm of your hand | VentureBeat | Link
  • Magic Leap details what its mixed reality OS will look like – TechCrunch | Link
  • PUBG developer admits PUBG is broken with ‘Fix PUBG’ campaign – The Verge | Link
  • Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker announced – Business Insider | Link
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Unveiled: Here’s Everything You Need To Know | Link 
  • Sony unveils translucent PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition to celebrate sales – CNET | Link
  • New Zealand to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags – Time | Link
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