This Week In Tech – May 31 2020

This weeks article won’t be that long because this weekend I’ve been focusing on SpaceX DM-2. I plan to write a full article on it. This week Trump and Twitter get into a mess, Trump signs an Executive Order regarding social media companies, there will be a PS4 event on Monday, Starlink signs with the US Army and, more in the Other News section. DM-2 It’s been a big week in space this week, after being scrubbed on Wednesday SpaceX and NASA successfully launched DM-2 yesterday. This was a milestone mission because it was the first manned commercial crew mission. … Continue reading This Week In Tech – May 31 2020

Analysis Of The Social Media Executive Order

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that challenges the safe harbour protections given to social media companies. As I am not American nor a lawyer I asked YouTuber (host of Lawful Masses) and copyright lawyer Leonard French his opinion. Here’s what he said: It basically does nothing except order a nearly-meaningless review of social media platforms by the NTIA, FCC, FTC, and Attorney General. The strongest thing it does is attempt to remove advertising dollars that the Federal gov’t may have been spending on unnamed social media platforms that “violate free speech”. The worst consequence from that may … Continue reading Analysis Of The Social Media Executive Order

This Week In Tech – May 9, 2020

This week Apple announced an upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro, 2 major acquisitions happened this week, Microsoft held a Hardware event, Facebook announced half of their security oversight board and, the California AG sues Uber and Lyft. Also, Google pivots messaging strategy and Google shutters Sidewalk Labs. New MacBook Pro On Monday, Apple announced a new version of the MacBook Pro. It’s currently available in a 15-Inch variant. It has an A13X processor, starts at 16GB of RAM and 256 GB (up to 1TB in the standard configuration and a max of 4TB). It also loses that Butterfly keyboard for the … Continue reading This Week In Tech – May 9, 2020

Microsoft Hardware Event

On Wednesday, Microsoft held a hardware event announcing new Surface devices. They announced Surface Go 2 and, Surface Book 3, they also announced some accessories. The Surface Go 2 has a 10.5-inch screen with an Intel Core M processor and 4GB (base) of RAM. Storage-wise it has a whoppingly tiny compacity of 64 GB eMMC and a 128 GB SSD. in a variety of colors, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue. Surface Go 2 starts at $399 and will be available starting May 12. The Surface Book 3 is available in 13 and 15-inch models have 10th Gen … Continue reading Microsoft Hardware Event

This Week In Tech – May 3, 2020

This week a vulnerability was discovered in 28 antivirus programs, the Oscars announced new guidelines for streaming films to qualify, a US Senator is pushing for a criminal antitrust investigation into Amazon, NASA announces commercial moon lander and, ICANN makes a decision about .org. Like every week there’s more in the Other News section and an update on Let’s Talk Tech. symlink bugs found in 28 antivirus apps On Sunday, security researchers from RACK911 Labs announced in a report that they discovered a symlink vulnerability in 28 antivirus apps. The vulnerability allows attackers to delete files required by antivirus software … Continue reading This Week In Tech – May 3, 2020