Sep 21st 2014
This Week in Tech 476
Brain in a Jar
Apple gold, warrant canaries, Fire for kids, Larry Ellison's island, and more.
The iPhone 6 is out, Apple's "warrant canary" dies, Amazon announces new Kindles and pays $4.6M for domain name ".buy", Android's browser flaw, Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO, ride services kill S.F. taxi traditional business, Japanese company Obayashi plans to have a space elevator by 2050, and more.
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- Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Being Nice - Businessweek
- Apple's Patriot-Act-detecting
- Sorry Samsung, report indicates that Apple's new A8 processor is being manufactured at TSMC
- Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Has 2-Year Replacement Offer
- Amazon tops list of Google's biggest search advertisers, spent $158M on search ads in 2013
- Amazon pays $4.6M for top level domain name
- Android Browser flaw a “privacy disaster” for half of Android users
- Google launches Android One smartphones for around $105 in India, supports seven local languages and offline YouTube playback
- Creating a Google+ profile is no longer mandatory when signing up for Gmail
- Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO, appointed CTO, chairman; Mark Hurd and Safra Catz now co-CEOs
- Some say Larry Ellison's new role is merely a title change, a point that Oracle's statement partially confirms
- Ride services decimate S.F. taxi industry's business - SFGate
- NFL announcers STILL referring to Microsoft's Surface tablets as iPads despite $400 million marketing deal.
- NVIDIA's new GPU proves moon landing truthers wrong
- New rules push Internet retailers to make quick deliveries | TheHill