This Week in Tech

May 23rd 2021

This Week in Tech 824

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Hosted by Leo Laporte

Google IO recap, Windows 10X gets dumped, Bitcoin collapse, Twitter verified

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Category: News

Google IO recap, Windows 10X gets dumped, Bitcoin collapse, Twitter verified

  •  LaMDA: our breakthrough conversation technology.
  •  Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company.
  •  DeepMind reportedly lost a yearslong bid to win more independence from Google.
  •  Google’s Project Starline Videoconference Tech Wants to Turn You Into a Hologram.
  •  Android 12 preview: First Look at Google's Radical New Design.
  •  Google and Samsung unite to reboot Android watches, with a dose of Fitbit too.
  •  Chrome testing RSS-powered ‘Follow’ button & feed that keeps the Google Reader dream alive.
  • 12 Google Workspace updates for better collaboration: Smart Canvas.
  •  Google plans to build a commercial quantum computer by 2029.
  •  An ex-Googler brings Silicon Valley thinking to Sacramento.
  •  Bill Gates Left Microsoft Board Amid Probe Into Prior Relationship With Staffer.
  •  Triangulation 428 - Andy Weir's 'Project Hail Mary'.
  •  Microsoft hits Alt-F4 on Windows 10X: OS designed for dual-screen PCs axed.
  •  Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer in 2022.
  •  Microsoft Teams launches for friends and family with free all-day video calling.
  •  Snap CEO Evan Spiegel: We’re happy to pay Apple 30% — without Apple we wouldn’t exist.
  •  Tim Cook plays innocent in Epic v Apple’s culminating testimony.
  •  Apple's macOS is sub-par for security, Apple exec Craig Federighi tells Epic trial.
  •  Apple Music announces Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio.
  •  HomePod and HomePod mini to support Apple Music Lossless in a future software update.
  •  Amazon Music Unlimited plans now include HD streaming at no extra cost.
  •  Leaked Emails Show Crime App Citizen Is Testing On-Demand Security Force.
  •  Blue Origin sets its price: $1.4m minimum for trip into space.
  •  Twitter is letting anyone apply for verification for the first time since 2017.
  •  Mike's article: How holograms, deepfakes, and AR are raising the dead.
  •  Bitcoin plunges 30% to $30,000 at one point in wild session, recovers somewhat to $40,000.
  •  Netflix Seeks Executive to Expand Game Efforts.

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