Feb 11th 2018
This Week in Tech 653
X Stands for Nothing
HomePod reviews, insuring smart cars, sensationalistic spiral, and more.
HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk's rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for generally being a horrible human being. Rethinking Facebook and Google. T-Mobile warns of phone hacking scam. Uber settles with Waymo. ESPN's new streaming service will not show ESPN.
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- Tech Fix: Apple’s HomePod Has Arrived. Don’t Rush to Buy It.
- HomePod Review: Retina for Your Ears | iMore
- Apple HomePod Review: Super Sound, but Not Super Smart - WSJ
- Apple HomePod review: locked in - The Verge
- SpaceX launches its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time
- Elon Musk's Tesla burns $675.3m in largest ever quarterly loss
- Elon Musk: 'If we can send a Roadster to the asteroid belt, we can probably solve Model 3 production'
- Apple the only US tech giant to announce plans to spend overseas cash
- Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in 'Biggest Leak in History' - Motherboard
- T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam
- Chromium Blog: A secure web is here to stay
- Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp get better photos on the Pixel 2 [Update]
- One Man's Quest to Make Google's Gadgets Great
- YouTube suspends Logan Paul’s ad revenue, blames ‘recent pattern of behavior’ - The Verge
- Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built - The New York Times
- Jack in black: 12 years on, Twitter finally makes a profit from its firehose of memes and misery
- An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild | Ars Technica
- Grammarly's flawed Chrome extension exposed users' private documents | ZDNet
- Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking - Consumer Reports
- Patreon is launching its Snapchat-like photo and video feed for artists - The Verge
- ESPN’s new subscription app will cost $5 a month. It will not be a huge hit. - Recode
- Uber Agrees to Pay Waymo $245 Million Equity to Settle Suit
- Sources: since taking over Equifax probe, Mick Mulvaney has not ordered subpoenas or sought exec testimony
- Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS - WSJ