Tech News Today

Feb 16th 2017

Tech News Today 1707

The Charging Room

Samsung, Twitter, Google, Loon, wireless charging
Records every weekday at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific / 00:00 UTC.
Guests: Rhett Allain
Category: News

The Seoul Central District Court in South Korea issued an arrest warrant for Jay Y Lee, acting head of Samsung, alleging bribery, perjury, and embezzlement. The court is seeking his arrest as a way to prevent the destruction of evidence or fleeing the country.

Twitter has begun rolling out a temporary throttle for accounts seen as abusive. If Twitter detects that the content of your Tweet has violated their rules, they will send you a notification that says your account features have been temporarily limited.

Google Home users can now purchase everyday items from companies like Costco, Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more thanks to new support for Google Express. Users must enter payment info into the Home app to get started.

We talk about Snap's lowered IPO valuations, advancements in Google's plan to spread internet through the world with balloons, and the results of Monopoly's online poll to oust one of their beloved game pieces.

Rhett Allain from Wired also explains the physics behind wireless charging.

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