Jun 24th 2018
This Week in Tech 672
Meme the Queen
- The US Supreme Court kills warrantless cell phone location fishing and okays state sales taxes on internet purchases.
- Apple offers refunds on MacBook butterfly keyboard repairs and wants to let you use your iPhone to unlock your car.
- Amazon wants to put Alexa in your hotel room, and everywhere else.
- Professional videogames are going mainstream, with huge stadiums and $100 million prizes.
- A proposed European Union copyright law will declare war on memes.
- IGTV is Instagram's attempt to jump on the online video bandwagon.
- Plus: transhumanism, Domino's as an infrastructure company, and IBM's new debate robot!
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- Why Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make - Bloomberg
- Car Consortium That Includes Apple Announces Digital Car Key Specification for Smartphones - Mac Rumors
- A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes | ZDNet
- Apple comments on erroneous reports of iPhone brute force passcode hack | iMore
- Apple finally acknowledges ‘sticky’ keyboard issues on MacBooks, offering free fix and refunds for past repairs | 9to5Mac
- APPLE ADMITS ITS COMPUTERS ARE BROKEN
- Amazon made a special version of Alexa for hotels with Echo speakers in their rooms - The Verge
- Amazon’s “Alexa Everywhere” strategy is brilliant, helping maintain its digital assistance leadership - Stacey on IoT | Internet
- Amazon, the Brand Buster - The New York Times
- U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights - Bloomberg
- The Supreme Court’s Carpenter case is being hailed as a big victory for digital privacy. It’s not. - Vox
- The EU's bizarre war on memes is totally unwinnable | WIRED UK
- Oppo’s Find X ditches the notch for pop-up cameras - The Verge
- New IBM robot holds its own in a debate with a human
- U.S. top court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax | Reuters
- Professional Videogamers Get Their Own Stadiums - WSJ
- Sensor Tower: Fortnite earned $100 million in its first 90 days on iOS | GamesBeat
- Welcome to IGTV – Instagram
- Bitcoins Worth $1 Billion Lost by Mt. Gox to Be Refunded | Fortune
- Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too
- Why I let Domino’s fill my city’s potholes