This Week in Tech 675: This Show Does Not Care About Humans

Amazon’s juggernaut, HBO vs Netflix, Musk madness, and more.

–Do Apple’s new MacBooks fix the company’s keyboard woes?
–Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow. Will it be worth the hype? Will it push Amazon’s share of the e-commerce market past 50%?
–Folding tablets. Phones with 9 cameras. What is next?
–Will AT&T destroy HBO by trying to expand it?
–Fortnite takes the World Cup Final by storm.
–Balance is restored to Reddit.

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This Week in Tech 674: Go Dung Beetles!

Survival of the Richest, Failing Facial Recognition Tech, /r/thanosdidnothingwrong, and More!

— Billionaires prepare for the coming apocalypse: have you bought your missile silo condo yet?
— London police’s facial recognition fail: pilot program results in 98% false positive rate, zero arrests.
–Amazon expanding its cashierless Amazon Go stores.
–Celebrity impersonators, mob justice, and more reasons to stay off social media.
— Prime Day coming on July 16th.
— Netflix’s 2018 content budget expands to $13 billion.
–Thanos inspires Reddit’s biggest ban ever.

This Week in Tech 673: The Prozac Dash Button

Reinventing Microsoft, Amazon’s push into healthcare, new Apple Maps, and more.

–Apple vs Samsung settled: our long international nightmare is over.
–A proposed US law has patent trolls jumping for joy.
–Amazon jumps into the healthcare business by buying online pharmacy PillPack.
–Foxcon’s new Wisconsin plant breaks ground.
–Yet another Facebook security breach, but this time a bug bounty program catches the leak.
–Twitter’s new Ad Transparency Center opens new avenues for journalists.
–The sky is falling in Fortnite.
–WPA3 could make Wi-Fi a lot more secure.
–California follows Europe down the data privacy road.
–Christina Warren knows all the Andromeda secrets, but she’s not talking.
–AOL Instant Messenger is reborn! –StumbleUpon is not. 😦

This Week in Tech 672: Meme the Queen

Two HUGE Supreme Court decisions, Apple admits its keyboards suck, Europe’s war on memes, and more.

— The US Supreme Court kills warrantless cell phone location fishing and okays state sales taxes on internet purchases.
— Apple offers refunds on MacBook butterfly keyboard repairs and wants to let you use your iPhone to unlock your car.
— Amazon wants to put Alexa in your hotel room, and everywhere else.
— Professional videogames are going mainstream, with huge stadiums and $100 million prizes.
— A proposed European Union copyright law will declare war on memes.
— IGTV is Instagram’s attempt to jump on the online video bandwagon.
— Plus: transhumanism, Domino’s as an infrastructure company, and IBM’s new debate robot!

This Week in Tech 668: How Many Cups in a Stone?

–The FBI wants you to reboot your router right now. FBI agents have gained control of a huge Russian botnet. If your router is affected you just need to reboot it.
–Facebook and Russian ads – how should government react in the age of cyber warfare?
–Amazon sells facial recognition software to law enforcement officials. Is this an invasion of privacy, or a good example of public/private cooperation?
–Alexa records a couple’s conversation and sends it to a friend. Amazon has a convoluted explanation, but it may just come down to odds.
–Google’s AI can order you food, but Microsoft’s can check in on your feelings, at least in China.
–GDPR confusion takes news sites offline and sparks billions of dollars worth of lawsuits.
–Disney’s bid to buy Fox gets some competition from Comcast. Does this mean that Hulu is doomed?
–Senators call for investigation into fake pro-net neutrality comments
–Three charged in swatting death

This Week in Tech 664: Warm Tushie Tech

Sprint and T-Mobile make it official. Amazon, Google, and Facebook all have amazing quarterly earnings reports. Amazon’s home robot and the battle for smart home supremacy. Facebook’s community guidelines. Golden Gate Killer found with open source DNA site. Who wants Snap’s second generation Spectacles? Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset. What tech brings you joy?