This Week in Tech

Nov 21st 2021

This Week in Tech 850

Leo, not Leopoldo

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Apple's self-repair program, space debris, Constitution NFT, Xbox 20 years old
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Category: News

Apple's self-repair program, space debris, Constitution NFT, Xbox 20 years old

  •  Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena.
  •  Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution.
  •  Someone Made a Pirate Bay for NFTs.
  •  13 dumb arena names inspired by the Staples Center becoming ‘Crypto.com Arena’.
  •  El Salvador to Create ‘Bitcoin City,’ Use $500M of Planned $1B Bond Offering to Buy More Crypto.\
  •  Apple Will Tell You How to Fix iPhones, Sell Parts to the General Public.
  •  Apple’s Pointless Self-Repair Program.
  •  Over 100 Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout, demand CEO step down.
  •  Xbox Chief Says He’s Evaluating Relationship With Activision.
  •  Microsoft Pressures Activision Blizzard.
  •  Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle.
  •  Google Cloud encourages more conversational AI with Bot-in-a-Box.
  •  Visualizations show the extensive cloud of debris Russia’s anti-satellite test created.
  •  Chris Hadfield says more regulations are needed to protect astronauts from space debris.
  •  Jurors Got to Hear Elizabeth Holmes' Lies For Themselves.
  •  Tesla ranks almost dead-last on a Consumer Reports reliability list.
  •  We Are the Wirecutter Union. We’re Prepared to Walk Out.
  •  How Xbox outgrew the console: inside Phil Spencer’s multi-billion dollar gamble.
  •  Forza Horizon 5.
  •  Facebook’s race-blind policies around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show.
  •  Meta’s sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets.
  •  FlyFin offers an AI-based tax app aimed at freelancers, gig workers.

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