Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 6th, 2021

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  • Apple WWDC 2021 biggest announcements: iOS 15, macOS Monterey and more – The Verge | Link
  • U.S. seizes $2.3 mln in bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers | Reuters | Link
  • Tesla Model S Plaid revealed: Elon Musk calls it the ‘quickest production car ever’ – The Verge | Link
  • China’s Zhurong Mars rover takes a selfie – BBC News | Link
  • Google’s Workplace suite is now free and available to anyone | Engadget | Link
  • China sends three astronauts to live on the Tianhe space station for 90 days – SlashGear | Link
  • Texas power companies automatically raised the temperature of customers’ smart thermostats in the middle of a heat wave | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 9th, 2021

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  • HTC Vive’s Pro 2 and Focus 3 are high-powered 5K VR headsets for pros | Engadget | Link
  • Next-gen PSVR Said to Have 4.1MP Per-eye, Eye-tracking, & Head-mounted Haptics | Link
  • China Lands Tianwen-1 Rover on Mars in a Major First for the Country – Scientific American | Link
  • NASA Developing Plan to Build Arecibo-Like Telescope in Moon Crater | Link
  • Google I/O 2021: the biggest announcements – The Verge | Link
  • Jewish Google employees call for company to support Palestinians amid Israel’s bombing of Gaza | The Independent | Link
  • Amazon in talks to buy Hollywood studio MGM for $9bn | Amazon | The Guardian | Link
  • HBO Max with Ads will cost $9.99 a month, without same-day movie premieres | Link
  • Netflix Reportedly Hiring Executive For Expansion Into Video Games | Link
  • Amnesty International calls for Google to halt cloud business in Saudi Arabia – The Verge | Link
  • UAE to get 3 Amazon Web Services data centres in 2022 | Reuters | Link
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: launching June 3rd for $1,199 – The Verge | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 25th, 2021

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  • Uber will now deliver a rental car to your door — and pick it up when you’re done – Tech | Link
  • SpaceX rocket launches another 60 Starlink satellites, nails its 7th landing at sea | Space | Link
  • Microsoft follows Epic and cuts Xbox PC revenue share to 12 percent | Engadget | Link
  • Humble Bundle creator brings antitrust lawsuit against Valve over Steam | Ars Technica | Link
  • Blue Origin opens up bidding for first ‘spectacular’ space tourism trip in July | Reuters | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 18th, 2021

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  • NASA reschedules Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars for Monday – The Verge | Link
  • Amazon reportedly plans to make drivers double as furniture installers | Link
  • Lord of the Rings MMO Canceled By Amazon | Screen Rant | Link
  • Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81 | Link
  • Flying-car buyers can put down $5,000 now for an Aska in 2026 – Roadshow | Link
  • Dell to dump 81% ownership stake in VMware, but it’s an amicable split | Link
  • Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook is working on a Clubhouse clone – CNBC | Link
  • Reddit unveils its Clubhouse clone, Reddit Talk – TechCrunch | Link
  • Discord has reportedly walked away from buyout talks with Microsoft | TechSpot | Link
  • Apple event recap: new iPad Pro M1, iMac 2021, AirTags… new Ted Lasso | TechRadar | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 21st, 2021

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  • Microsoft could buy Discord for $10 billion: Bloomberg, NYT | Link
  • Lockheed Martin partners with satellite start-up Omnispace to build a space-based 5G network | CNBC | Link
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 debris mistaken for meteor shower | The Independent | Link
  • Hitachi to acquire US software developer GlobalLogic for $9.6bn – Nikkei Asia | Link
  • LG will reportedly announce closure of smartphone business on April 5 | Link
  • Amazon Explored Opening Home Goods, Electronics Discount Stores | Link
  • Pixel 6 powered by Google-made ‘GS101’ Whitechapel chip – 9to5Google| Link
  • China fines Alibaba $2.8 billion for behaving like a monopoly – CNN | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 28th, 2021

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  • US drone firm Skydio valued at $1 billion as government freezes out Chinese competition – The Verge | Link
  • DJI officially unveils its cinematic FPV drone | Engadget | Link
  • Parler sues Amazon again, alleging effort to ‘destroy’ app | Reuters | Link
  • Amazon-backed Deliveroo reveals it lost $309 million in 2020 ahead of IPO – CNBC | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – February 7th, 2021

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  • Steam Finally Launches in China, But Concerns About Lost Games Arise – IGN | Link
  • Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin, plans to accept it as payment | Link
  • Google Search on desktop is finally getting a dark theme | Link
  • The big HBO Max international expansion just got a launch date – SlashGear | Link
  • Disney says it now has 94.9 million Disney Plus subscribers | Link
  • China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe captures epic video of Red Planet during orbital arrival | Space | Link
  • Amazon acquires Selz, a Shopify competitor that helps small businesses build online stores | Link
  • New York sues Amazon alleging ‘flagrant disregard’ of health standards at warehouses | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 31st, 2021

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  • Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy to take over in Q3 | Link
  • Google Cloud lost $5.61 billion on $13.06 billion revenue last year | Link
  • Robinhood Now Faces Over 30 Class-Action Lawsuits for Blocking Stock Buys | PCMag | Link
  • Alibaba’s cloud division profitable for the first time as Jack Ma’s empire faces regulatory scrutiny | Link
  • SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service now has over 10,000 users | Link
  • Mars ahead! China’s Tianwen-1 mission snaps 1st photo of Red Planet. | Space | Link
  • China is launching a public data platform to name and shame polluters | Engadget | Link
  • The Martian new year happens on February 7 – SlashGear | Link
  • 23andMe set to go public via a Virgin Group SPAC merger – TechCrunch | Link
  • Bloomberg: Apple and Hyundai hit the brakes on Apple Car production negotiations – 9to5Mac | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 17th, 2021

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  • Virgin Orbit Successfully Deploys 10 NASA CubeSats in Space | PCMag | Link
  • Cruise, GM partner with Microsoft to commercialize self-driving vehicles | Reuters | Link
  • LG might pull out of smartphone business after all – news | Link
  • SpaceX acquires former oil rigs to serve as floating Starship spaceports | Link
  • Loon, Alphabet’s futuristic internet balloon venture, is shutting down – CNN | Link
  • Electric Car Charging Service EVgo Going Public As Biden Readies Clean Vehicle Push | Link
  • Apple shifts its top hardware engineer Dan Riccio to a ‘wonderful’ new project | ZDNet | Link
  • Tesla Model S refreshed with a radically redesigned interior and 520-mile range – Roadshow | Link
  • Robinhood raised $1 billion from investors to handle trading surge – Business Insider | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – January 10th, 2021

January 10th, 2021 No comments
  • Parler has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google, and it may have to go offline temporarily – CNN | Link
  • Chinese search giant Baidu to create an electric vehicle company | Link
  • YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump’s channel – CNN | Link
  • A coalition known as the Vaccination Credential Initiative — which includes Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle, as well as U.S. health care non-profit Mayo Clinic — was announced on Thursday | Link
  • Xiaomi, CNOOC, Comac: Chinese companies slapped with new US restrictions – CNN | Link
  • NASA declares Mars lander InSight’s burrowing ‘mole’ is dead – CNET | Link
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