Tech News Today

Jul 3rd 2017

Tech News Today 1802

The Kangaroo Uprising

Microsoft layoffs
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Guests: Kate Wagner
Category: News

iPhone rumors, Microsoft layoffs, Kangaroo detection in driverless cars, and the author of the popular blog McMansion Hell tells us how she defended her right to mock turrets.

Mark Gurman at Bloomberg has sources who say that the upcoming and as yet unannounced iPhone 8 might see the end of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. In its place would be a front facing 3-D sensor for advanced facial recognition that is less likely to be tricked as similar 2-D offerings by other manufacturers.

Sources at TechCrunch say Microsoft is laying off ‘thousands’ in a global sales and marketing reorg as the company downsizes its boxed software program. Several execs sent memos to staff today that mentioned the reorg, but not the layoffs.

Windows 10 users who are looking forward to the Timeline feature will have to wait, according to Microsoft exec Joe Belfiore. Timeline, which allows users to pick up where they left off inside an app regardless of device or platform, is being pushed back beyond the Fall Creators Update.

We also talk about the timeline for the new Tesla Model 3, an update on that car-eating elevated bus we told you about last year and which driverless car companies have kangaroo detection and which do not. Plus, the author of the blog McMansion Hell is here to tell us how she fought Internet Giant Zillow and won.

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