Leo Laporte: This Week in Tech

Aug 1st 2021

This Week in Tech 834

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Hosted by Leo Laporte
Blizzard mess, China tech crackdown, quarterly earnings, Rickroll hits 1 billion
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Category: News

Bimbo Squalo - Blizzard mess, China tech crackdown, quarterly earnings, Rickroll hits 1 billion

  •  Review: A deep new history of Tesla takes the shine off Elon Musk.
  •  Apple Watch lead Kevin Lynch reportedly transferred to 'Apple Car' team.
  •  Apple's Mac and iPad sales break quarterly records.
  •  Facial recognition technology faces a crackdown in China.
  •  Why is China smashing its tech industry?
  •  Kotick apologizes for the “tone deaf” response, promises action following a lawsuit.
  •  Inside The Cosby Suite From The Activision Blizzard Lawsuit.
  •  2010 Blizzcon panel in which a fan was brave enough to ask a panel full of men whether there's scope for some of WoW's female characters to be less sexualized.
  •  First ‘Time Crystal’ Built Using Google’s Quantum Computer.
  •  TSMC 2nm chip plans are announced, a day after Intel said it could catch up.
  •  Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook’s future on the metaverse.
  •  Thanks to the Rickroll, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ hits 1 billion YouTube plays.
  •  U.S. Government Sells Wu-Tang Clan Album Once Owned By Martin Shkreli.
  •  Sony has sold 10 million PS5 consoles.
  •  Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says Disney+ release of Black Widow broke contract.
  •  YouTube Q2 Ad Revenue Hits Record $7 Billion, Alphabet Beats Estimates.
  •  Spotify Misses Overall Q2 User Target, Ad Revenue Jumps 110%.
  •  3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year.
  •  Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV.
  •  Techdirt Is Now Entirely Without Any Google Ads Or Tracking Code.
  •  Lucasfilm hires the YouTube deepfaker who put its Luke, Leia, and Tarkin cameos to shame.
  •  Phantom Warships Are Courting Chaos in Conflict Zones.
  •  With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes malware.

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