This Week in Tech

Oct 3rd 2021

This Week in Tech 843

A Liar Who Delivers

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what Finsta is, Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial
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Category: News

Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

  •  This is Facebook’s internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram.
  •  Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?"
  •  Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids.
  •  Astro home robot and more announced.
  •  Leaked Documents Show How Amazon’s Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do.
  •  Hear That? It’s Your Voice Being Taken for Profit.
  •  Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone.
  •  Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct.
  •  Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I’ve ever driven, both off-road and on.
  •  Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on ‘safety score’.
  •  Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense.
  •  First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max.
  •  YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists.
  •  Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids.
  •  New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash.
  •  Apple Doesn’t Make Videogames. But It’s the Hottest Player in Gaming.
  •  Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players.
  •  The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here.
  •  Planet Squid Game.
  •  NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels.

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