Written to Binge – This Week in Tech 688

– Defending Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn’t a breach.
– Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move.
– Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub.
– Apple’s TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device.

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Odorless and Weightless Hackers – This Week in Tech 687

Chinese Spy Chips, Microsoft Highs and Lows, Pixel 3 Event Predictions, and More! Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn’t. Windows 10 update deletes people’s files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google’s Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by “odorless and weightless hackers.” CA passes new laws restoring Net Neutrality and banning bots that pretend to be human. Presidential Alert hits phones nationwide.

Older Than the Mini Jack – This Week in Tech 686

Facebook breach, Elon’s costly tweet, Google turns 20, and more.

–How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this week
–Why the founder of Instagram left Facebook
–“Funding secured” tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 million
–Google turns 20 –More leaks from Google’s upcoming October 9th event
–Amazon gives $1 million to Wikimedia
–FCC fines robo-caller $37.5 million
–Did you register to vote on Snapchat?
–Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet

This Week in Tech 685: Emotional Support Ham

Apple Watch and heart health, Magic Leap first look, your future Amazon House, and more.

• iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa).
• Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS.
• Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think.
• (Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch’s one weird ECG trick.
• Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk.
• Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you).
• Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is absolutely the future.
• Happy 10th anniversary, T-Mobile G1! We have come full circle: the first android phone didn’t have a headphone jack, either.
• Google’s plans for China, and China’s plans for the world.
• John Hancock won’t sell you life insurance unless you strap on a fitbit or Apple Watch.
• Coding error scraps Subaru Ascent.
• Salesforce’s Mark Benioff buys Time magazine.
• Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new law.

Memoji Dating – This Week in Tech 684

This Week in Tech

Apple’s new iPhones and Watch, Facebook election security, EU vs memes, and more!

–Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease.
–iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what’s in a name?
–All the new features and “new” features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12.
–Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook’s political woes?
–Hurricane tech.
–EU vs memes.
–California requires basic IoT security.
–Google kills Inbox.
–Ikea will scan your butt.

I Speak for the Bezels – This Week in Tech 682

This Week in Tech

iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Trump vs Google, and more
Leo is on vacation, so Jason Snell is guest hosting!
Apple’s next big event is September 12th, and we have a sneak peek at the new iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4.
The iPhone XS isn’t the only big phone on the horizon. We also have a look at Google’s Pixel 3.
YouTube’s new tool helps you spend less time watching YouTube.
Trump takes a swing at Google. Is it a hit?
Microsoft wants you to never have to buy a new Xbox.
Uber thinks bikes and scooters are the future.
Who will speak for the bezels?

This Week in Tech 681: That Grips My Muffin

This Week in Tech

– Tech companies are meeting in secret to discuss election security.
– FB wants your MRI to train its AI.
– The nightmare that is Facebook moderation.
– Refuse to unlock your phone in Australia, go to jail for 10 years.
– It’s still very hard to figure out how to stop Google from tracking you.
– New iPhones coming September 12th, we think.
– Verizon throttles firefighters.
– IMB patents thought-powered drones that deliver coffee straight to your mouth.

This Week in Tech 680: Hacky Hack Hack

This Week in Tech

Elon’s Twitter addiction, $1200 iPhone XS+, Movie Pass Fail, Pai’s lie, and more.

–Leave Elon alone! Tesla tumbles after Musk laments his “most difficult and painful year.”
–Google employees revolt over China rumors; town hall meeting shut down due to “kerfuffle” tweets.
–Apple thinks that its headquarter buildings are worth 1/6th of an iPhone XS+.
–Australian teen Hacky Hack Hacks Apple’s main computer network.
–MoviePass is failing miserably, but the French version is great!
–Google clarifies how constantly it tracks your location.
–US government wants to wiretap Facebook Messenger
–Facebook is not responsible for mews media’s continued existence.
–Ajit Pai finally admits to congress that the FCC wasn’t hacked.
–10 nanometer transistors? Try 1/10th nanometer. German researchers develop a 1 atom transistor switch.

This Week in Tech 679: Hotbox the Waymo

This Week in Tech

Galaxy Note 9, vote hacking, Android Q quandary, robot dogs, and more.

–Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron.
–What is AI?
–Self-driving roll-out is increasing.
–Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa.
–Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars.
–Microsoft preserves Skype Classic.
–11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes.
–Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis.

This Week in Tech 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor

This Week in Tech

Trillion Dollar Apple, Facebook dating, Surface Go review, and more.

–Apple is the first trillion dollar company ever.
–Is Universal Basic Income the fix for poverty in America?
–Alexa is Now the Ultimate in Home Security
–Why you should avoid Chinese phones.
–Facebook Dating is coming soon – will this make you spend too much time on Facebook?
–People still don’t understand blockchain.
–Maybe you just shouldn’t tweet.
–Ed Bott thinks the Surface Go is great!
–MoviePass is going out of business, and it’s Owen JJ Stone’s fault.
–Fortnight doesn’t want to pay the Google Play store.