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
– The future is flying cars! (Or not-flying cars, perhaps holes in the ground.)
– Apple’s new MacBooks suffering from thermal throttling – is it the end for Intel?
– Google hit with $5 billion fine by EU for Android shenanigans.
– Will Fuschia be Google’s one OS to rule them all?
– EU works on new laws of robotics.
– Google Translate starts spouting prophesy.
– Jeff Bezos is the richest man in history, but still gets his own hoagies.
– Elon Musk settles his farting unicorn feud.
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.
HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk’s rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for generally being a horrible human being. Rethinking Facebook and Google. T-Mobile warns of phone hacking scam. Uber settles with Waymo. ESPN’s new streaming service will not show ESPN.
Elon Musk’s great ideas: Tesla, SpaceX, flamethrowers. Apple HomePod arrives next week. Google Clips camera is not at all creepy, we swear. Nobody won the Lunar X Prize. Amazon Go officially opens. Montana, New York, AT&T, John Deere, and Burger King take up the Net Neutrality battle. Intel’s Spectre patch is a garbage fire.
Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid join Leo talk about CES and much more. Voice assistants are everywhere and IoT devices are getting smarter. Innovations in Sleep Tech that will improve your health. Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is moving forward. Facebook is changing the Newsfeed feature and you might be shocked how. Some new brands might be popping up on Instagram feed and Stephen Colbert’s app, Scripto, is being used by nearly everyone in late night new comedy.
Cyber Monday was Amazon’s biggest day ever, but Jeff Bezos still lost his $100 Billion dollar crown. Apple fixes an ugly macOS security flaw, but then immediately breaks the fix. Google finally figures out how to make hamburgers and beer. Uber is still incredibly crooked. Bitcoin clears $10,000. Elon Musk is sending a Roadster to Mars and discovering a sunken city in Chicago. The US Supreme Court will decide if the Fourth Amendment applies to your phone.
Net Neutrality’s demise set for December 14th – lawsuits to follow. Black Friday breaks mobile records. Time’s top 10 gadgets of the year. Jeff Bezos, now worth $100 billion, credits his grandpa’s hairy thumb as inspiration. How to tell if you liked a Russia-sponsored Facebook page. Elon Musk tests the bounds of credibility with his latest battery claims. Uber confesses to hiding a 2016 data breach and paying off the hackers.
On this week’s episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, September 30, 2017:
– Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss Twitter doubling tweet length, Ikea acquiring TaskRabbit, and how Elon Musk wants to rocket you anywhere on Earth in less than an hour.
– Megan and Leo have a little showdown between the new iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
– How do you feed your dog with tech? Sol Lipman joins us to explain how his new subscription service YaDoggie uses a smart scoop.
– In our Call for Help, we’ll talk ways to work seamlessly from PC to Mac and choosing a Surface.
– Jason Howell will lay down some sick tunes and review a portable mini DJ console from Numark.
– ‘Bad Gamer’ Padre has a review of two 2D platformers – Cuphead and Splasher.