Nov 22nd 2020
This Week in Tech 798
The Lighthouse Keeper and His Robot Butler
Tech hearings, streaming Windows, RCS encryption
- TikTok pokes the lion about why it hasn't been shut down yet.
- Why do the tech Senate hearings continue without any YouTube presence?
- L’Oréal's virtual makeup filters now support Instagram, Snapchat, and Google Duo.
- A website that allows you to scream into the vast wilderness in Iceland.
- Does Section 230 need to be changed or is it nearly perfect already?
- Apple's M1 chip and the folly of buying first-generation Apple products.
- Comparing Apple's consumer-based services approach to Microsoft's cloud based services approach.
- RCS encryption is testing and it's been a long time coming.
- Does Apple lock users into its own Messaging default?
- The prevalence of Discord among younger users.
- Flash animations are now easily accessible on the Internet Archive.
- Windows celebrates its 35th birthday.
- How Microsoft's focus on Windows has shifted in recent years.
- Someone figured out how to boot a PC from a vinyl record.
- Google Pay is relaunched to focus on personal finance analysis and banking.
- An Arecibo Observatory is on its last legs.
- Marissa Mayer's Sunshine app represents her love of product.
- A drywall-installing robot by Canvas comes out of stealth.
- How gift buying for the holidays has changed this year.
- Lory shows off her iPhone mini in light of her recent review.
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- Google completes global RCS rollout as Messages starts testing default end-to-end encryption
- Google unveils major redesign for Google Pay for iOS and Android and partners with 11 banks
- Steve Jobs’s last gambit: Apple’s M1 Chip – On my Om
- Yeah, Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro is powerful, but it’s the battery life that will blow you away | TechCrunch
- Twitter rolls out Fleets, its ephemeral Stories feature
- The Senate's Section 230 Discourse Somehow Keeps Getting Dumber
- Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about their companies' actions related to the 20
- YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki should have been at Tuesday's Senate hearing
- Marissa Mayer's Lumi Labs, now called Sunshine, unveils Sunshine Contacts, an AI-powered contact organizer app for iOS
- Facing collapse, the famed Arecibo Observatory will be demolished - The Verge
- Canvas emerges from stealth with AI for drywall installation | VentureBeat
- Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive - Internet Archive Blogs
- Booting from a vinyl record – BOGIN, JR.
- Looks Like You Need Iceland
- Lory's iPhone 12 mini review
- CNET's Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Lindsey wants to discuss how to buy gifts in this strange, strange year.