Firstly, I intended to write an article last week because I did not have time. Last week the US Department of Justice sued Google for anti-trust. Experts and journalists think that the suit was rushed and that it did not do a good job of establishing the problems that it focuses on search instead of advertising. They talk about business deals like Google paying Apple and Mozilla to be the default search engine on their given platforms. I agree, Big Tech should be dealt with, but I don’t think that anti-trust/monopoly law is how to deal with it. I plan … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Nov 1, 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
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
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
Australia makes Facebook, Google and, others pay for news content, Apple Watch turns 5 years old, Motorola Hardware Event and, the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30. Like every week there’s more in the Other News section and an update on Let’s Talk Tech. Australia On Monday the government of Australia passed a regulation requiring Google and Facebook to pay local publishers to show snippets of the publisher’s articles that are shown in search, The idea isn’t new, in 2014 Google stopped offering Google News in Spain because of similar legislation. Both FB and Google released statements saying that they believe … Continue reading This Week In Tech – April 28, 2020
I accidentally left this post unpublished it was meant to go up midday yesterday. This week Boeing decided to re-fly Starliner, Quibi launched, Sony showed off the controller for the PS5 and, you can get a free trial of Stadia. Also, Rocket Lab conducts a recovery test, there’s new Zoom news and, Apple and Google team up on contact-tracing tech. Like every week there’s more in the Other News section and the Interesting Things of the Week. Starliner In a press release on Monday, Boeing announced that they are going to re-fly an uncrewed test flight of Starliner. This is … Continue reading This Week In Tech – April 12 2020
This week, the Warren campaign goes open source, NASA unveils a new mission to the Sun, Microsoft and Spotify have product updates, T-Mobile closes merger with Sprint and, the iPad is 10 years old. Like every week there’s more in the Other News section and the Interesting Things of the Week. Warren Campaign (This should have been in last weeks post because it was actually released that Friday but it only made the news on Sunday) Late Su.nday night it hit the news rhat Elezableth Warren’s campaign is open sourcing all their campaign software. Late Su.nday night it hit the … Continue reading This Week In Tech – April 5 2020
This week HP and Valve announced that they are working on a new VR headset, there’s lots of Microsoft news, Google announced the Stadia Maker Program and, Patreon announced impressive growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, Nintendo held a Direct, Sony announced a re-org and, NASA announced that they signed a contract with SpaceX for the Gateway program. HP/Valve VR Headset On Monday, HP teased that they are working with Valve on a new VR headset. The announcement coincided with the release of Valve’s long-awaited VR game Half Life: Alyx. Not much is known about the headset but there’s … Continue reading This Week In Tech – March 29, 2020
This week Microsoft announced features more specs of the Xbox Series X, Rocket Lab had a great week, Nintendo held an Indie Showcase event, Apple announced some new stuff, Sony announced the specs of the PS5, Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty and, the EU is restricting streaming resolution. Plus even more in the Other News section. Xbox Series X Xbox Series X: A Closer Look at the Technology Powering the Next Generation Rocket Lab Over the past week Rocket Lab has done quite a bit. On Tuesday they announced that they are acquiring Sinclair Interplanetary toward Rocket Lab’s Photon spacecraft programs. … Continue reading This Week In Tech 03/15-03/22/2020
This week Disney+ launched, Apple announced some new hardware, Microsoft held their xO conference, and, Twitters new policy on political advertising
On Tuesday, Disney launched their long-awaited streaming service Disney+ in the US, Canada and, The Netherlands after some technical difficulties. On Thursday, Disney announced that they surpassed 10M subscribers.
On Wednesday, Apple announced some new hardware in a blog post. The first thing they announced is a new Macbook Pro. The base model has a 16-inch screen, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an Intel i9 processor, a Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory and a 512GB SSD. It starts at $2399 US in stores now. They also announced in a different post that the previously announced Research app is now available.
At X019 Microsoft announced that xCloud will be coming out next year and so will a few games including Minecraft Dungeons and a few others (See Post Here).
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