Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 21st, 2020

June 21st, 2020 No comments
  • Google’s got a Pinterest competitor called Keen | Link
  • WWDC 2020: Here’s everything Apple just announced | Link
  • South Koreans can now store their driving license on their smartphones | Engadget | Link
  • Google employees petition company to cancel police contracts | Link
  • Facebook Launches New App Called ‘Forecast’ to Host Crowd-Sourced Predictions and Discussion | Social Media Today | Link
  • Amazon may add live TV channels, broadcasts to Prime Video service: Report | Business Standard News | Link
  • BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS – BBC News | Link
  • After 84 Years, Olympus Is Exiting the Camera Business | PCMag | Link
  • Brazil’s central bank killed WhatsApp’s new payment system one week after launch – Business Insider | Link
  • Google will now auto-delete your data – but don’t get complacent – SlashGear | Link
  • Sonos cuts 12% of workforce due to pandemic; impact on Seattle engineering office not yet clear – GeekWire | Link
  • Masayoshi Son steps down from Alibaba board after 15 years | Financial Times | Link
  • WD Red NAS drive branding gets updated to address SMR confusion – SlashGear | Link
  • Google to Start Offering Loans to Merchants in India, Rolls Out ‘Nearby Stores’ Spot Nationwide | Technology News | Link
  • Amazon says ‘Counterfeit Crimes Unit’ to work with law enforcement | Link
  • Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores | Link
  • Mixer Shutting Down, Microsoft Partnering With Facebook Gaming – GameSpot | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 7th, 2020

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  • Jeff Bezos shares email from customer angry about Black Lives Matter – Business Insider | Link
  • The PS5 is getting a camera, charging dock, headphones, and media remote accessories – The Verge | Link
  • Google’s Drone Delivery Service Now Dropping Library Books to Kids | Link
  • Boston Dynamics’ robot dog is now for sale – CNN | Link
  • San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin sues DoorDash for ‘illegal misclassification’ of workers as independent contractors – Mission Local | Link
  • Logitech Is Adding a Carbon Impact Rating to Its Products | PCMag | Link
  • Souq becomes in Saudi Arabia – The National | Link
  • EA Play Live: the 5 biggest announcements from EA’s summer press conference – The Verge | Link
  • Xbox Series X leak reveals crazy cheap digital edition to beat PS5 | Tom’s Guide | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 24th, 2020

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  • Samsung copies the Apple Card, announces “Samsung Money” | Ars Technica | Link
  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch Wednesday: Launch is postponed, NASA to try again Saturday | CNBC | Link
  • New Raspberry Pi 4: 8GB RAM model out now for $75 – plus you get a new 64-bit OS | ZDNet | Link
  • Steam Cloud Play Unveiled; Supports GeForce NOW, Other Cloud Services May Be Added in the Future | Link
  • Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies – CNNPolitics | Link
  • Trump tweets threat that ‘looting’ will lead to ‘shooting.’ Twitter put a warning label on it – CNN | Link
  • European Commission and German Government agree on Lufthansa rescue package – The airline surrenders 8 aircraft and 24 slots in Frankfurt/Munich – | Link
  • SpaceX successfully launched its Crew Dragon mission to orbit – The Verge | Link
  • Apple’s Cook Says ‘Painful Past Is Still Present Today’ in Memo – Bloomberg | Link
  • Apple Music Joins Music Industry’s Blackout Tuesday Awareness Campaign – MacRumors | Link
  • Google in $5bn lawsuit for tracking in ‘private’ mode – BBC News | Link
  • Looters find that iPhones stolen from Apple Stores are bricked – BGR | Link
  • Slack and Amazon are joining hands to take on Microsoft; here’s what it means for users – The Financial Express | Link
  • Google Currents’ launch next month marks the final days of Google+ – SlashGear | Link
  • Fire tears through Amazon distribution center in Redlands, California | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 17th, 2020

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  • Huawei faces ‘big blow’ from new U.S. rules to cut off chips | Link
  • Japan Falls Into Recession, and Worse Lies Ahead – The New York Times | Link
  • Apple details how it’s reopening stores – CNN | Link
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma quits SoftBank board after huge Vision Fund losses | Link
  • Microsoft: We were wrong about open source, but luckily you can change | ZDNet | Link
  • Uber lays off 3,000 more staffers, shutters dozens of offices – The Washington Post | Link
  • Australian-designed artificial intelligence (AI) unmanned combat aircraft prototype unveiled by Boeing | Link
  • Disney’s Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, Becomes TikTok C.E.O. – The New York Times | Link
  • AWS Outposts now available in UAE and Saudi Arabia – BroadcastPro ME | Link
  • Tom Hanks WWII movie ‘Greyhound’ will premiere on Apple TV+ | Engadget | Link
  • Amid COVID-19, iFixit releases repair database for ventilators – CNET | Link
  • Facebook launches shopping feature as pandemic pushes businesses online | Technology | The Guardian | Link
  • SD Express 8.0 specs released, 4 GB/s transfer speeds now possible for SD cards – News | Link
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai defends Pixel team, says “hardware is hard” | Ars Technica | Link
  • 24th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced – Variety | Link
  • Apple and Google launch digital contact tracing system – ABC News | Link
  • Google Rolls Out Action Blocks and Other New Android Accessibility Features – | Link
  • Google Pixel 4a apparently won’t launch until July at the earliest – 9to5Google | Link
  • Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech | PCWorld | Link
  • Amazon Targets Fall for Prime Day as it Tries to Return to Pre-Pandemic Operations – WSJ | Link
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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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