Jan 28th 2018
This Week in Tech 651
Boring Flamethrower, Net Neutrality & Digital Farming, Buggy Spectre Patch, and More.
Elon Musk's great ideas: Tesla, SpaceX, flamethrowers. Apple HomePod arrives next week. Google Clips camera is not at all creepy, we swear. Nobody won the Lunar X Prize. Amazon Go officially opens. Montana, New York, AT&T, John Deere, and Burger King take up the Net Neutrality battle. Intel's Spectre patch is a garbage fire.
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- Elon Musk's Boring Company is selling a flamethrower
- Related: Elon tweets about it.
- Tesla Roadster set to launch into space on SpaceX Falcon Heavy on February 6
- Uber CEO says it may commercially deploy fully autonomous cars in the next 18 months, when conditions at locations are perfect
- Biker nerfed by robo Chevy in San Francisco now lobs sueball at GM
- Why I left Google to join Grab – Steve Yegge – Medium
- CIRP: Amazon has 69% of smart speaker market in US with 31M units, Google has 31% with 14M
- HomePod arrives February 9, available to order this Friday - Apple
- HomePod's Multi-Room Audio and Stereo Features Will Not Be Available at Launch - Mac Rumors
- Google's $249 AI-powered Clips camera is finally on sale
- Strava’s fitness tracker heat map reveals the location of military bases
- Amazon Go debuts, and its prying cameras foil our shoplifting attempts
- The Google Lunar X Prize’s Race to the Moon Is Over. Nobody Won
- Apple grows fleet of self-driving test cars to 27
- Montana becomes first state to implement net neutrality after FCC repeal
- New York state joins Montana in requiring net neutrality - CNET
- AT&T wants Congress to draft a net neutrality law. Here’s why that’s a big deal. - The Washington Post
- Network neutrality, again
- Burger King made a surprisingly good ad about net neutrality
- Net Neutrality in the Age of Digital Farming
- Intel tells customers to stop deploying buggy Spectre/Meltdown patch, as it resulted in "higher than expected reboots
- Intel told Chinese firms about chip flaw before US gov: report