This Week in Tech

Oct 30th 2021

This Week in Tech 847

Numb to Dongletown

Hosted by Iain Thomson
Facebook is Meta, MacBook Pro impressions, Orbital Reef, Windows XP is 20!
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Category: News
  • Facebook: Founder’s Letter, 2021 (introducing Meta).
  • Zuckerberg wants to create a make-believe world in which you can hide from all the damage Facebook has done.
  • Meta removing Facebook login requirement for Quest headsets by next year.
  • John Carmack issues some words of warning for Meta and its metaverse plans.
  • The Facebook Papers' missing piece
  • The new MacBook Pro is out, and Brianna has one!
  • Fictional Gamergate Series In The Works From Mind Riot Entertainment & Video Games Developer Brianna Wu.
  • Jeff Bezos wants to build a business park in space.
  • US Copyright Office says you can fix a game console (but only the optical drive).
  • Android 12 is here: All the details about downloading, compatibility, new features, and more.
  • Android 12 is so last week: Meet Android 12L, now in developer preview.
  • Blizzard cancels 2022 BlizzCon amid harassment scandal fallout.
  • Activision CEO Takes 99.9% Pay Cut Until Gender Goals Are Met.
  • It's Windows XP's 20th birthday and way too many still use it.
  • The ‘Dune’ Screenplay Was Written in MS-DOS.
  • Google's Stadia Pivots To Being Some White Label Game Streaming Platform For Others To Use.
  • Intel Alder Lake Mobility CPU Benchmarks Leaked.

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