This Week In Tech – October 24, 2021

This week has been super busy in the tech industry, Apple, Google and, Samsung all held hardware announcement events. Apple Event At their event on Monday, Apple announced details about their new pro-tier Mac chips. They also announced new upgraded Macbook Pros. Some of the highlights are the return of the ports Apple removed from Macbooks in 2016 and MagSafe. Made By Google 2021 During their annual Made by Google event, Google announced the next generation of Pixel phones. The Pixel 6 & 6 Pro will for the first time have Google’s in-house built Tensor SoC. Both devices get a … Continue reading This Week In Tech – October 24, 2021

This Week In Tech – Feb 28 2021

This week Australia passes the digital news bill, Fry’s is shutting down, Spotify made a few announcments and, Star launches internationally on Disney Plus. Also, Twitter nakes a couple of feature announcements, US judge approves privacy lawsuit about Facebook facial recconition, there was a Pokemon Presents presentation this week, and the Intesting Things of the Week. Australia News Law This week Austrailia passed a law that institues a link tax on tech platforms that requires them to pay news publishers to link tho their content. In the runup Facebook and Google payed news publishers huge sums of money for the ablitiy to … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Feb 28 2021

This Week In Tech – Jan 31, 2021

Here are some of this week’s biggest tech news stories: Twitter BirdWatch – NBC News Plex Arcade – The Verge Facebook Oversight Board Makes First Set Of Decisions – The Verge More Alphabet Workers Union News – The Verge GameStop Stocks (Wall StreetBets) – The Verge Next week I’ll try to write a full article. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold in for review I’ll post my review of it in a couple of weeks. Continue reading This Week In Tech – Jan 31, 2021

This Week In Tech – January 17, 2021

Here are some of the biggest tech stories of the week: Flash is Dead Intel hires new CEO Qualcomm acquires Nuvia Samsung Galaxy Unpacked New Pokemin Snap release date announced Apple extends TV+ free trial to July NASA ends InSight’s mole mission SLS fails Green Run I’ve been really tired lately so I didn’t have the energy to write a full article today. I’ll try to start writing a full This Week in Tech article next week. Continue reading This Week In Tech – January 17, 2021

This Week In Tech – Dec 20th 2020

I’ve been very busy this week so I’ve not had time to write anything here are links to a few important stories of the week: FTC investigating data collection practices of tech companies SolarWinfs HackTwitter fined under GDPRTwitter is shutting down PeriscopeGoogle sued for antitrust twice this weekInstagram data leakUS Space Force official renamed to Guardians Continue reading This Week In Tech – Dec 20th 2020

This Week In Tech – Dec 13th 2020

This week there’s been lots of Uber news, the DOJ sued Facebook for antitrust and, Disney held their investors’ day where they talked a lot about their streaming strategy. Also, The Game Awards took place on Thursday and more in the Other News section. Uber News Over the last week, Uber announced that they sold off their Self-Driving car division and Joby Aviation. Both were very complicated deals that involved Uber acquiring stock in the companies that the divisions were sold to. I highly suggest reading the source articles I used to get a better idea about these deals. Facebook … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Dec 13th 2020

This Week In Tech – Dec 6th 2020

This week there were a couple of major acquisitions, the Brazilian Government suffered a data breach, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 888 chip and more in the other news section. Acquisitions On Monday, Facebook announced that they are going to be acquiring PRM startup Kustomer. The details of this acquisition haven;t been announced so price and other details are unknown. This one is kind of surprising because of the antitrust investigation into Facebook. But that’s not the biggest acquisition announced this week, Salesforce announced that they are acquiring Slack for $27.7 billion. Slack will become part of Salesforce Customer 360. Brazil … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Dec 6th 2020