This Week in Tech

Apr 4th 2021

This Week in Tech 817


Hosted by Leo Laporte
MS Build 2021, Hololens & US Army, ACLU's privacy letdown, Google's Pixel 6 chip
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Category: News

MS Build 2021, Hololens and the US Army, ACLU's privacy letdown, Google's Pixel 6 chip

  • Amazon offers rare apology, says it will look for solutions to drivers peeing in bottles. 
  • It's official: Microsoft Build will be May 25 to 27. 
  • Microsoft pushes back 'full' Redmond campus reopening to September 7. 
  • How Quarantine Has Affected Introverts. 
  • Introverts faring worse than extraverts emotionally and psychologically amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Google ditches Mobile World Congress 2021, the world's biggest phone show. 
  • Microsoft gets $22bn HoloLens contract with US military. 
  • Cortana killed off on 3rd party apps, Redmond only from now on. 
  • Apple adds two brand new Siri voices and will no longer default to a female or male voice in iOS. 
  • Who doesn't have a Clubhouse clone? 
  • 25 years later, Space Jam has a new website — and the first trailer for the sequel. 
  • Voltswagen: A new name for a new era of e-Mobility - Volkswagen US Media Site. 
  • IBM, Red Hat face copyright, antitrust lawsuit from SCO Group successor Xinuos. 
  • Pixel 6 powered by Google-made'  GS101' Whitechapel chip. 
  • Reminiscing about old tech like the Sidekick. 
  • 533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online. 
  • ACLU, a defender of digital privacy, reveals that it shares user data with Facebook. 
  • Supreme Court Rules Facebook's Automated Text System Doesn't Count As Robocalling. 
  • TSMC to Spend $100 Billion Over Three Years to Grow Capacity. 
  • Intel 11th-generation Rocket Lake-S gaming CPUs did not impress us. 
  • Activision Reveals Malware Disguised as 'Call of Duty: Warzone' Cheats. 
  • Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach "Catastrophic". 
  • Comcast Weighs Pulling Universal's Movies From HBO Max, Netflix. 
  • NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity touches down on the Red Planet. 

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