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.

Most popular stories of 2015: Tech Culture

By TechSpot Staff | TechSpot

In 2015 we tried hard to achieve Marty McFly’s hoverboard-laden future with at least three separate efforts, but all we got in the end were some two-wheel balancing boards that sporadically catch fire. Elsewhere, robot battles between the US and Japan are brewing, we got some nice doses of gaming nostalgia, drones continue to evolve as the likely future of logistics, Bitcoin bounced back from a lackluster 2014 to become the best-performing currency this year, and a lot more.

#10 Japan accepts America’s giant robot battle challenge

Two giant fighting robots – one American and one Japanese – are to face off against each other in a melee battle next year, piloted by drivers who sit inside them.

#9 This is how the ultra-rich watch box office releases at home, $500 at a time

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PRIMA Cinema is billed as the first and only premium entertainment company to deliver new films directly to your home. But it’ll cost you quite a bit.

#8 For Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, life as a billionaire isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Money doesn’t buy happiness. Too much of a good thing is bad. More money, more problems. There are clichés out the wazoo that seem to describe the position that Markus “Notch” Persson has found himself in since offloading Mojang to Microsoft.

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