Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 31st, 2019

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  • Saudis hacked Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’s phone, says company’s security adviser | Technology | The Guardian | Link
  • Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content – BBC News | Link
  • Is this what human colonies will look like on Mars? NASA announces finalists in habitat competition | Daily Mail Online | Link
  • NASA: India’s space missile test threatened International Space Station | Link
  • Tesla stock falls 10% after reporting its biggest sales drop in its history – CNN | Link
  • Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb and Facebook in the race to create space-based internet services | TechCrunch | Link
  • Google dissolves controversial AI ethics board – 9to5Google | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 24th, 2019

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  • Apple unveils new credit-card: the Apple Card | Link
  • Apple announces Arcade, its new game streaming subscription service | Link
  • Apple announces news subscription service, Apple News Plus | Link
  • Apple unveils TV+ video streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon | Link
  • Doom Eternal and Rage 2 still headed to Steam despite Bethesda.net | TechRadar | Link
  • Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1bln deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East | ZAWYA MENA Edition | Link
  • Goldman Sachs hints that Apple Card will be rolled out internationally (over time) | Link
  • US Marines Successfully Test Disposable Delivery Drones | Ubergizmo | Link
  • EA Lays Off 350 Employees in Marketing, Publishing, and Operations – IGN | Link
  • Microsoft exec bans company from pulling any dumb April Fools’ pranks | Ars Technica | Link
  • Lyft Rises 9% on First Day, Stock Valued at $26.5 Billion | Fortune | Link
  • Apple cancels AirPower product, citing inability to meet its high standards for hardware | TechCrunch | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 17th, 2019

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  • Android game development site goes live ahead of Google’s GDC talk – SlashGear | Link
  • Google expected to announce Yeti gaming console, streaming service | Link
  • Apple updates $499 iPad Air, $399 iPad mini ahead of services event next week | Ars Technica | Link
  • Nvidia Announces Jetson Nano Dev Kit & Board: X1 for $99 | Link
  • Google announces Stadia, its streaming game platform, in an effort to upend the $140 billion video game industry | Link
  • Facebook says only 4,000 users viewed original NZ shooter livestream | Link
  • Nvidia Debuts Toolkit to Push Game Developers Toward Ray Tracing | Link
  • Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years — Krebs on Security | Link
  • Internet TV Service Overtakes Cable TV for First Time Ever | Fortune | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 10th, 2019

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  • Google Gaming Console Controller Surfaces in Newly Discovered Patent | Digital Trends | Link
  • Nvidia to make largest acquisition in its history with $6.9 billion deal for Mellanox – MarketWatch | Link
  • US warns Germany that using Huawei tech will come at a cost – CNNPolitics | Link
  • F5 Ups Its Container and Open Source Game With $670M Nginx Deal | Data Center Knowledge | Link
  • News | Opportunity’s Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama | Link
  • Google GDC dev sessions include Ubisoft, id Software, Amy Hennig, more | Link
  • Gearbest’s unprotected databases leave millions of users at risk | Link
  • Facebook live shooting video has social media companies scrambling – CNN | Link
  • Steam Link Anywhere lets you stream games from, well, anywhere | TechRadar | Link

Panorama Mars’ Opportunity sent back before it was blanketed in dust

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 3rd, 2019

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  • Feds investigate why a Tesla crashed into a truck Friday, killing driver | Ars Technica | Link
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency shares a video of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples for scientists back home | Link
  • Google’s Edge TPU Machine Learning Chip Debuts in Raspberry Pi-Like Dev Board | Link
  • Amazon to close all of its 87 pop-up stores in the US beginning in April | Link
  • China’s Huawei sues the US, claiming it shouldn’t be blocked from selling to federal government | Link
  • NASA captures ‘first’ images of supersonic shockwaves colliding in flight | Link
  • Airbnb Gobbles Up Last-Minute Booking Service HotelTonight | Link
  • Tesla Investors Are Suing Over Elon Musk’s Bad Tweets | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 24th, 2019

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  • Two bodies recovered after plane used by Amazon crashes in Texas | Link
  • Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning – SlashGear | Link
  • Microsoft Announces HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality Headset | Fortune | Link
  • Google Assistant button coming to more Android phones in 2019 – 9to5Google | Link
  • U.A.E. to Use Equipment From Huawei Despite American Pressure – The New York Times | Link
  • USB 3.2 at 20 Gb/s Coming to High-End Desktops This Year | Link
  • Tesla changes entire sales strategy, makes sales online-only, closes stores w/layoffs – Electrek | Link
  • Amazon will reportedly launch its own chain of supermarkets | Link
  • NASA’s new Mars lander starts digging on red planet, hits snags | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 17th, 2019

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  • UK security chiefs: Huawei risk in 5G can be contained | Technology | The Guardian | Link
  • Researchers blame YouTube for the rise in Flat Earthers | Link
  • Mystery Google gaming event announced for GDC, maybe Project Stream | Link
  • Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System | Ars Technica| Link
  • Samsung announces Galaxy Fold foldable phone priced at $1,980 | Link
  • Microsoft releases new Office app for all Windows 10 users and its free – MSPoweruser | Link
  • Samsung has sold 2 billion Galaxy phones in nine years – GSMArena.com news | Link
  • Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit & Galaxy Buds are Samsung’s new wearables | Link
  • NASA launches weekly Mars forecast site using InSight weather data – SlashGear | Link
  • Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone – WSJ | Link
  • Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic sends first test passenger on spaceflight | Link
  • Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract | Reuters | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 10th, 2019

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  • Goodbye Mars One, The Fake Mission To Mars That Fooled The World | Link
  • Amazon Acquiring Alexa-Compatible Wi-Fi Router Startup Eero | Fortune | Link
  • Small drones in the US will require an external ID starting February 23 – SlashGear | Link
  • NASA Is Making One Last Attempt to Call Opportunity Rover on Mars | Space | Link
  • NASA’s history-making Mars rover Opportunity declared dead – CNET | Link
  • Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading – BBC News | Link
  • Apple concedes to Qualcomm to escape German iPhone ban | Link
  • Amazon kills New York City headquarters plan, but keeps HQ2 in Virginia – CNET | Link
  • JP Morgan is rolling out the first US bank-backed cryptocurrency | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 3rd, 2019

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  • Xbox Live Cross-Platform Play Coming To 2 Billion iOS, Android And Switch Screens | Link
  • The north magnetic pole just changed. Here’s what that means | Link
  • Our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped, at least around edges | Link
  • MarCo spacecraft unlikely to be heard from again says NASA – SlashGear | Link
  • Profits at The New York Times show media dinosaurs are ruling the internet | TechCrunch | Link
  • NYPD demands that Google’s Waze app stop revealing DWI checkpoints | Link
  • 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record | Science News | Link
  • Amazon just invested in self-driving car company Aurora | Link
  • Raspberry Pi opens first High Street store in Cambridge – BBC News | Link
  • Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of ‘extortion and blackmail’ | Link
  • Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering New York HQ Amid Opposition | Fortune | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 27th, 2019

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  • Pi on a Stick: Raspberry Pi Launches SODIMM-Sized Compute Module 3+ | Link
  • NASA is sending a desperate message to wake up Opportunity on Mars – BGR | Link
  • Three Major February PC Releases Are Not Coming To Steam – GameSpot | Link
  • NASA Probe Snaps 1st Photos from Just a Mile Above Asteroid Bennu and the View’s AMAZING! | Link
  • Apple’s streaming video service could launch by mid-April, report says | Link
  • NASA’s Curiosity Rover Snaps a Selfie Before Its Next Mars Journey – Geek.com | Link
  • Facebook confirms plans to merge Messenger, WhatsApp & Instagram messages | Link
  • Facebook soars after it crushes earnings, posts record profit | Link
  • Teslas, EVs struggle in the polar vortex | Link
  • Hubble Telescope Discovers ‘Living Fossil’ Galaxy in Our Milky Way’s Backyard | Link
  • Energizer is bringing two phones with pop-up cameras to MWC | Link
  • A meteorite may have struck western Cuba, National Weather Service says – CNN | Link
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