Apr 9th 2017
This Week in Tech 609
Strippers, JFK and Stalin
Apple issues a mea culpa for the Mac Pro and promises a new model is on the way - just not this year. YouTube TV launches - it isn't perfect, but it may be the most promising over-the-top TV solution. Facebook launches a fund to fight fake news. Jeff Bezos is spending $1 billion a year of his own money on Blue Origin. XBox's Project Scorpio specs revealed. Is the Twitter outrage over Pepsi's new ad justified?
- Harry McCracken loves the serial comma.
- Iain Thomson insists that it should properly be called the Oxford comma.
- Christina Warren is more annoyed by people who mix up "your" and "you're".
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- Daring Fireball: The Mac Pro Lives
- Transcript: Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and John Ternus on the state of Apple’s pro Macs
- You can download the Creators Update April 5 for a head start on Windows 10
- Above Avalon: Apple Is Pushing iPad Like Never Before
- Apple To Develop Own GPU, Drop Imagination's GPUs From SoCs
- Discussions with Apple regarding license agreement - Imagination Technologies
- Apple has 1,000 engineers working on AR, may debut in iPhone 8 – UBS
- YouTube Tops 1 Billion Hours of Video a Day, on Pace to Eclipse TV
- YouTube TV Isn't Perfect, But It's Very Promising
- YouTube TV Arrives Today–Promising, But A Work In Progress
- Comcast Jumps Into Wireless Wars - WSJ
- Hackers use FAFSA application to steal tax info
- Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad Was So Awful It Did the Impossible: It United the Internet
- Jeff Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock each year to fund Blue Origin rocket venture
- Facebook, Mozilla, Craig Newmark, others launch $14 million fund to support news integrity
- Twitter co-founder Ev Williams is selling 30 percent of his stock for ‘personal’ reasons
- Mastodon Is What Disruption Looks Like Right Before It Happens
- Twitter Lite launches today, needs less storage space, uses less data
- Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute
- Shadow Brokers re-emerge, drop large catalog of stolen NSA exploits
- Hackers breach Dallas warning system, repeatedly sounding all of the city's 156 emergency sirens (New York Times)
- Rash of in-the-wild attacks permanently destroys poorly secured IoT devices | Ars Technica
- California Looks to Compel IoT Security
- Inside the next Xbox: Project Scorpio tech revealed • Eurogamer.net
- AOL and Yahoo will become Oath after merger closes - Business Insider