This Week in Tech

Jun 27th 2021

This Week in Tech 829

You Don't Even Get a Beanie Baby!

Hosted by Leo Laporte

Windows 11 unveiled, China bans Bitcoin mining, gig app for intel gathering

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Category: News

Windows 11 unveiled - can your PC run it? China bans Bitcoin and other crypto mining, gig app for open-source intel gathering, and more.

  • Microsoft makes Windows 11 official, and it's coming this fall.
  • Microsoft will let devs keep every penny their Windows app makes — unless it's a game.
  • Fret not, you can sideload Android APKs directly onto Windows 11.
  • Will your PC run Windows 11? Even Microsoft can't say for sure.
  • Windows 11 will integrate Chat from Microsoft Teams in the Taskbar.
  • New GitHub app details precisely why your PC cannot upgrade to Windows 11.
  • DirectStorage on Windows 11: Next-gen gaming performance, with PC requirements.
  • "I'm totally screwed." WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted.
  • Tech giants, fearful of proposals to curb them, blitz Washington with lobbying.
  • This year's Prime Day broke sales records.
  • Apple says allowing sideloading on iPhone would expose users to serious privacy and security risks.
  • Google delays Chrome's cookie-blocking privacy plan by nearly 2 years.
  • Sundar Pichai faces internal criticism at Google.
  • App taps unwitting users abroad to gather open-source intelligence.
  • John McAfee was not suicidal, says widow of antivirus software magnate.
  • Real estate mogul Frank McCourt has a $100 million plan to replace Facebook.
  • Court rules for high school cheerleader in First Amendment dispute over Snapchat profanity.
  • China to shut down over 90% of its Bitcoin mining capacity after local bans.
  • South African brothers vanish, and so does $3.6 billion in Bitcoin.
  • UK watchdog bans cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

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