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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 22nd, 2020

March 24th, 2020 No comments
  • European Space Agency scales back missions as pandemic intensifies – Axios | Link
  • YouTube to Limit Video Quality Around the World for a Month – Bloomberg | Link
  • Plasma Bigscreen Is A New Smart TV Experience Powered By Raspberry Pi 4 And KDE | Link
  • Disney+ beat Netflix in recent US downloads (report) | TechCrunch | Link
  • Cloudflare debuts for Families, comes under fire for blocking LGBTQIA+ sites | ZDNet | Link
  • Apple references unreleased AirTag item trackers in new support video – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Amazon restricts sale of N95 face masks, surgical gloves to the public – CNET | Link
  • Apple’s newest product is a face shield to protect against COVID-19 | Link
  • Tesla furloughs staff and slashes salaries as Covid-19 pandemic worsens – CNN | Link
  • Of course Huawei will have its own credit card | Engadget | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 1st, 2020

March 4th, 2020 No comments
  • Coronavirus: Amazon employee in Seattle office tests positive | Link
  • Amazon’s new mini-fulfillment centers speed up same-day deliveries – SlashGear | Link
  • Meet ‘Perseverance’: NASA’s Mars 2020 rover has a new name | Space| Link
  • ‘The Last of Us’ Series in the Works at HBO From ‘Chernobyl’ Creator | Hollywood Reporter | Link
  • Major tech companies ask Seattle employees to work from home after coronavirus cases | Link
  • Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy – BBC News | Link
  • Trump Caught Google Off Guard With a Bogus Coronavirus Site Announcement | WIRED | Link
  • Alphabet’s Verily launches a limited coronavirus screening website | Link
  • Coronavirus: Microsoft launches disease tracker that shows worldwide cases in real-time – Mirror Online | Link
  • Apple fined $1.2 billion by French competition authorities | Link
  • 6 Bay Area counties order residents to stay at home to reduce coronavirus spread | KRON4 | Link
  • Apple’s updated iPad Pro has depth-aware cameras and trackpad support | Engadget | Link
  • Coronavirus: Amazon suspends all nonessential shipments to warehouses – Business Insider | Link
  • Netflix will reduce streaming birates in Europe to ease congestion | Engadget| Link
  • YouTube, Amazon and Netflix cut picture quality in Europe | Financial Times | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 23th, 2020

February 25th, 2020 No comments
  • Amazon Go Grocery brings fresh produce to the cashierless shopping experience | Link
  • Panasonic drops out of solar-panel partnership with Tesla – MarketWatch | Link
  • Game Developers Conference 2020 has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns | PC Gamer | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 19th, 2020

January 19th, 2020 No comments
  • Twitter edit button will ‘probably never’ happen, says CEO Jack Dorsey | The Independent | Link
  • People are making fun of the new camouflage Space Force uniforms – Business Insider | Link
  • Microsoft makes ‘carbon negative’ pledge – BBC News | Link
  • Huawei partners with TomTom for Google Maps alternative | TechRadar | Link
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says AI ‘Needs To Be Regulated’ | Link
  • Disney+ to Launch a Week Early Across Western Europe | Hollywood Reporter | Link
  • Uber sold its food delivery business in India to local rival Zomato | Link
  • Careem to cease operations in Oman | Link
  • EU Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Charging Cable Standard, Despite Apple’s Protestations – MacRumors | Link
  • Farewell, Spitzer Space Telescope! NASA shuts down prolific observatory. | Space | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 5th, 2020

January 7th, 2020 No comments
  • TCL Project Archery 2.0 gives video glasses a second try – SlashGear | Link
  • Sony built an electric car to show off the future of automotive tech | TechRadar | Link
  • IBM launches two UAE data centres to aid hybrid cloud shift – Data Economy | Link
  • Amazon Tells Shoppers That PayPal’s Honey Is a Security Risk | Link
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, worth $117 billion, is getting burned online for only donating $690,000 to Australian wildfire relief – MarketWatch | Link
  • Apple acquires edge-based artificial intelligence startup for $200M | Link
  • Google owner Alphabet is now worth $1 trillion – CNN | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 22nd, 2019

December 23rd, 2019 No comments
  • In an Unprecedented Move, Universal Is Sending Theaters a Patched Version of Cats | Link
  • VMware closes $2.7B Pivotal deal as it sets course for a Kubernetes-powered future – SiliconANGLE | Link
  • Facebook Is Building an Operating System for Future Devices – Bloomberg | Link
  • Amazon wants to patent tech that uses veins in your hands to ID you | Link
  • Humanity Is Sending 3 New Rovers to Mars in 2020 to Look for Signs of Life – VICE | Link
  • Google cafeteria workers unionized, saying they’re “overworked and underpaid” – Vox | Link
  • Samsung reveals Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite ahead of CES 2020 – CNET | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – December 8th, 2019

December 10th, 2019 No comments
  • Pixel 4 will automatically screen robocalls and center your Duo videos | Engadget | Link
  • Alphabet’s Google Assistant rolls out Arabic service across the Mena region​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – The National | Link
  • Goodbye, Project Scarlett, Hello Xbox Series X – Exclusive First Look And Interview – GameSpot | Link
  • Middle Eastern Nation First to Buy Drone Armed With Machine Gun | Link
  • Apple, Google, Amazon, Zigbee partner on smart home | Link
  • Facebook acquires Spanish cloud video gaming company PlayGiga | Link
  • Apple Has Top Secret Team Working on Internet Satellites – Bloomberg| Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 24th, 2019

November 26th, 2019 No comments
  • Facebook buys ‘Beat Saber’ VR game maker Beat Games | Link
  • India reveals Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander crashed – CNET | Link
  • Black Friday: French MPs call for sales frenzy to be banned | The Independent | Link
  • Amazon Rolls Out Quantum-Computing Service – WSJ | Link
  • Europe’s space agency approves the Hera anti-asteroid mission | Engadget | Link
  • Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in Amazon’s history – CNN | Link
  • In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India | TechCrunch | Link
  • Era Ends for Google as Founders Step Aside From a Pillar of Tech – The New York Times | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 17th, 2019

November 17th, 2019 No comments
  • Bill Gates overtakes Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world at $110 billion | Daily Mail Online | Link
  • HP board unanimously rejects Xerox’s bid to acquire the company | Link
  • Google moving from weekly TGIF’ meetings following leaks – 9to5Google | Link
  • PayPal announces $4bn acquisition of deal-finding company Honey | Financial Times | Link
  • Physicists Claim They’ve Found Even More Evidence of a New Force of Nature | Link
  • Apple online store customer reviews have been removed – SlashGear | Link
  • Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s electric Cybertruck | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – November 10th, 2019

November 11th, 2019 No comments
  • Apple’s ‘sexist’ credit card investigated by US regulator – BBC News | Link
  • Alibaba Singles Day 2019: Record sales on biggest shopping day | Link
  • Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans – WSJ | Link
  • SpaceX Just Launched 60 Starlink Satellites (And Nailed a Milestone Rocket Landing) | Space | Link
  • Apple Eyes 2022 Release for AR Headset, 2023 for Glasses — The Information | Link
  • Disney Plus has nearly 2 million preorder subscribers in US: Jumpshot – Business Insider | Link
  • Restructured Docker Inc. Sells Platform Business to Mirantis – Container Journal | Link
  • A year after Microsoft acquired it, GitHub releases first mobile app – Business Insider | Link
  • Stanford Medicine publishes full results from the Apple Watch Heart Study – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Project xCloud streaming tech is coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2020 | VentureBeat | Link
  • Amazon will challenge Pentagon’s award of $10 billion JEDI contract to Microsoft – The Washington Post | Link
  • GitHub wants code to survive the apocalypse in an Arctic vault – CNET | Link
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