Aug 12th 2018
This Week in Tech 679
Hotbox the Waymo
- Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron.
- What is AI?
- Self-driving roll-out is increasing.
- Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa.
- Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars.
- Microsoft preserves Skype Classic.
- 11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes.
- Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis.
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- Fortnite for Android now available in beta on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store
- Samsung announces Galaxy Note 9 with bigger screen, huge battery, and more powerful S Pen
- Samsung Galaxy Watch goes official w/ ‘multi-day’ battery life, LTE
- Samsung beefs up Bixby with more conversational capabilities - CNET
- Samsung announces Galaxy Home speaker with Bixby smart assistant
- The Reality Behind Voice Shopping Hype — The Information
- Amazon launches grocery pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members
- Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned - The New York Times
- Twitter admits InfoWars violated its rules, but says it will remain on the platform
- Platforms, Speech And Truth: Policy, Policing And Impossible Choices
- Twitter and Facebook Are Platforms, Not Publishers - The Atlantic
- Microsoft Backtracks, Classic Skype Lives to See Another Day - Thurrott.com
- An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.
- XKCD: Voting Software
- Frozen machines, 243-percent turnout, and other woes in Georgia voting
- Rachel Tobac on how to quickly hack a voting machine
- The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers
- FCC admits it was never actually hacked | TechCrunch
- Snapchat source code leaked, published on GitHub - CNET
- Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other electronic devices that reveal locations - CBS News
- Boston Dynamics Is Getting Ready to Produce Lots of SpotMinis