Tech News Today

Jul 28th 2017

Tech News Today 1820

Not Your Mother's Tinder

Tesla's iPhone moment, Altspace VR shutters
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Guests: Sam Machkovech
Category: News

Happy Cheap Tesla Day, if $35,000 before customization is cheap to you. Tesla delivers its first model three on Friday night, and ReCode says this could be Elon Musk's iPhone moment. The car is sold out through most of 2018 with 350,000 preorders in April 2016 alone.

Anonymous social networking service Whisper is laying off 20 percent of its workforce this week. The editorial team saw the brunt of the hits as the company relies further on machine learning to handle some of those media management tasks.

Who among us hasn't had our favorite hangouts shut down because they've hit on hard times? One would have hoped that this would be something we could avoid in the virtual world. Not so. Today, Comcast-backed Altspace VR announced that the company is shutting down on August 3rd because the company has run into unforeseen financial difficulties.

Plus, more details around the Broadcom WiFi worm that affected a billion smartphones, iRobot won't actually sell Roomba's data of your floor plan, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica helps us compare OK Cupid to Tinder, and has details on Matt Groenings new Netflix series.

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