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

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Pokemon Presents 2021

This morning The Pokemon Company held a Pokemon Presents event as part of their Pokemon Day celebration. The presentation opened with a 10-minute video that went through every Pokemon product in chronological order. They gave more details about New Pokemon Snap during the event and announced the heavily rumoured Sinnoh remakes (Pokémon Brilliant Diamondand Shining Pearl).and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. They also announced several in-game events celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pokemon.

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NASA has Decided to Start Building the Lunar Gateway Using the Falcon Heavy

BY MATT WILLIAMS via Universe Todayavailable under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License In October of 2024, NASA will send “the first woman and the next man” to the Moon as part of the Artemis Program. This will be the first crewed mission to the lunar surface, and the first mission beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO), since the closing of the Apollo Era in 1972. Beyond that, NASA plans to establish infrastructure on and around the Moon that will allow for “sustained lunar exploration and development.” A key aspect of this is the Lunar Gateway, an orbiting habitat that will allow astronauts … Continue reading NASA has Decided to Start Building the Lunar Gateway Using the Falcon Heavy

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

CES 2021

CES All Virtual Edition was this week here are some things that were shown off. This year the conference took an all online format due to the pandemic and it wasn’t good. Overall the announcements were kinda dry this year but here some things that were announced there that I thought are cool or important: Infinity Game Table LG rolling transparent display TCL Rollable phone concept Intel announcements AMD 5000 Series mobile chips Asus Announces New Zenbook Duo Samsung announces new Exynos chips Samsung Bot Handy Razer’s Announcements Lenovo’s Announcements Acer’s announcements Dell announcements I’m too lazy to find all … Continue reading CES 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