Tech News Today

May 26th 2017

Tech News Today 1777

Bedazzled Apple Watch

Hosted by Megan Morrone
Bitcoin is booming
Records every weekday at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
Guests: Sam Machkovech
Category: News

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and another few dozen tech companies have sent a letter to Congress urging internet surveillance reform. The companies suggest specific reforms to the way the government collects information from non-US persons who are not suspected of wrongdoing.

If you've been ordering food from the delivery app Sprig, well, you won't anymore. Sprig is shutting down. Over a 4 year period the San Francisco startup had raised $56 million dollars and delivered millions of meals. But that wasn't enough to find its way to profitability.

Bitcoin is getting bigger, especially in South Korea and the rest of Asia. But as the price of bitcoin rises, some of the exchanges can't handle the traffic. TechCrunch reports that Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange that's received over $117 million in funding from investors, can't handle the traffic.

We also discuss Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard graduation speech, Apple's new AI chip, and a mechanical watch that costs $26,000 and won't even let you send emoji to people. Plus, Sam is here with the weekly gaming segment to talk about Rime, Destiny 2, and more.

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