This Week in Tech

Dec 26th 2021

This Week in Tech 855

Smitten by 2021

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Biggest stories of the year including Meta, mRNA, Log4j, NFTs, Ransomware
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Category: News

Biggest stories of the year including Meta, mRNA, Log4j, NFTs, Ransomware

  •  COVID-19's impact on tech.
  •  Elon Musk in 2021.
  •  The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.
  •  GM’s heated seats and steering wheels are the latest casualties of the chip shortage.
  •  Baby Driver: Philadelphia woman gives birth in the front seat of Tesla on autopilot.
  •  The tangled history of mRNA vaccines.
  •  Ransomware Jerks Helped Cause the Cream Cheese Shortage.
  •  The Harvard Job Offer No One at Harvard Ever Heard Of.
  •  Microsoft's very bad year for security: A timeline.
  •  Log4j: The ‘most serious’ security breach ever is unfolding right now.
  •  REvil Ransom Arrest, $6M Seizure, and $10M Reward.
  •  Billionaires in space.
  •  FAA: No more commercial astronaut wings, too many launching.
  •  Fact check: Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket launch didn't emit carbon.
  • Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon’s C.E.O., handing the reins to Andy Jassy.
  •  In a surprise tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he’s stepping down.
  •  Square is changing its name to Block.
  •  The Metaverse Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Escape Hatch.
  •  A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived.
  •  Lina Khan’s Battle to Rein in Big Tech.
  •  Top trend of 2021: The Metaverse.
  •  2021 ends with a question: Are NFTs here to stay?
  •  Android 12: Everything you need to know about Google’s new big update to the popular OS!
  •  Colonial Pipeline: How a major oil pipeline got held for ransom.
  •  Sinclair Confirms Ransomware Attack That Disrupted TV Stations.
  •  A comprehensive breakdown of the Epic v. Apple Ruling.
  •  Tardigrade is first multicellular organism to be quantum entangled.
  •  Ever Given container ship leaves Suez Canal 106 days after getting stuck.
  •  VW rebrand turns out to be April Fool's joke.
  •  Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV.
  •  Don’t be fooled — Amazon’s Astro isn’t a home robot, it’s a camera on wheels.
  •  I swallowed one of my AirPods.
  •  Woman swallows AirPods accidentally; claims device recorded audio from her stomach.

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