Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 10th, 2020

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  • It Happened: Bitcoin Just Experienced Third Halving in Its History | Link
  • Google Play Music dies this year, YT Music library imports begin today | Ars Technica | Link
  • Report: Google loses the Pixel’s chief camera engineer – 9to5Google | Link
  • Uber is discussing a takeover deal with Grubhub for roughly $6 billion: report – MarketWatch | Link
  • Senate votes to allow FBI to access your browsing history without a warrant – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Facebook, telcos to build huge subsea cable for Africa and Middle East | TechCrunch | Link
  • Apple acquires NextVR virtual-reality startup in entertainment push – Business Insider | Link
  • Kuo: New 10.8-inch iPad and 9-inch iPad mini on the way, Apple Glasses in 2022 ‘at the earliest’ – 9to5Mac | Link
  • Google Pixel 4a to undercut iPhone SE starting price with double the storage – news | Link
  • Netflix is starting to restore normal streaming quality in parts of Europe – The Verge | Link
  • Facebook acquires Giphy to integrate with Instagram | VentureBeat | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 3rd, 2020

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  • Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX reportedly mull a movie in space – GeekWire | Link
  • Hot On The Heels Of Mellanox, Nvidia Snaps Up Cumulus Networks | Link
  • WWDC 2020 date set: Apple’s (online-only) developer conference starts June 22 – CNET | Link
  • Airbnb to lay off nearly 1,900 people, 25% of company | Link
  • The UAE is going to Mars. Here’s the plan for its Hope orbiter | Link
  • Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3 announced | Link
  • Tesla to sue Alameda County over shelter-in-place order, CEO Elon Musk threatens to move headquarters out of California – ABC7 San Francisco | Link
  • WHO will launch a COVID-19 app for countries that don’t make their own | Engadget | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 26th, 2020

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  • Hubble Space Telescope Releases New 30th Birthday Image – The New York Times | Link
  • Google details new Fast Pair features, coming first to the Pixel Buds | Android Central | Link
  • DJI’s New Mavic Air 2 Is a Sleeker, Longer-Flying Drone | WIRED | Link
  • UAE tells iPhone, iPad users to delete Apple mail app – News | Khaleej Times | Link
  • USB 4 will support 8K and 16K displays so you can ax another PC port – CNET | Link
  • Amazon Sells More, but Warns of Much Higher Costs Ahead – The New York Times | Link
  • The Automatic connected car dongle is shutting down in May – SlashGear | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 19th, 2020

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  • Mini LED iPad Pro with 5G reportedly pushed back to early 2021 | Link
  • Hundreds of Amazon Workers Are Not Going to Work in Nationwide Protest – VICE | Link
  • Uber expands delivery with Direct and Connect offerings as coronavirus continues – CNET | Link
  • Apple’s App Store, Music services launch in dozens of new countries – CNET | Link
  • Apple and Google will release COVID-19 contact-tracing tools next week | Engadget | Link
  • China’s Digital Currency To Be Given A Test Drive By U.S. Companies | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – April 12th, 2020

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  • ESRB introduces a new label to indicate that a game has loot boxes – The Verge | Link
  • Amazon to begin allowing third-party sellers to resume shipping nonessential items – MarketWatch | Link
  • Google may be working on its own processors for Pixels and Chromebooks – CNET | Link
  • Microsoft makes core GitHub features free for everyone, reduces paid Team plan prices » | Link
  • Coronavirus: Amazon ordered to deliver only essential items in France – BBC News | Link
  • Coronavirus: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos adds $24bn to fortune – BBC News | Link
  • Ecobee launches new Haven home monitoring platform, SmartCamera and more | Link
  • DJI Mavic Air 2 launch on April 27, ‘Up Your Game’ at 9:30 pm ET – DroneDJ | Link
  • Apple unveils a new, cheaper iPhone into a market vastly changed by coronavirus | Link
  • Sony Is Said to Limit PlayStation 5 Output in Its First Year – Bloomberg | Link
  • Plex Labs releases updated Plexamp and new Plex Dash for servers – SlashGear | Link
  • Western Digital, Seagate Are Shipping Slow SMR Drives Without Informing Customers: Reports [Updated] – ExtremeTech | Link
  • Google is reportedly making a smart debit card, claims report – Business Insider | Link
  • Coronavirus: Cuomo says New York will grant marriage licenses remotely | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – March 22nd, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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