Nov 12th 2017
This Week in Tech 640
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
DOJ suggests that phone encryption kills people. Facebook wants to see you naked. Apple gets ready for its best holiday ever. Twitter gets 50 character names to go with its 280 character tweets. XBox One X is the best game system out there. Bill Gates will build his own city. Car ownership will be a thing of the past in 5 years. Intel and AMD team up. Alibaba sells $25 billion worth of stuff in one day while America's retail sector is tanking.
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- DOJ: Strong encryption that we don’t have access to is “unreasonable”
- The NAKED truth: Why flashing us your nude pics is a good idea – by Facebook's safety boss
- Apple prepares for its biggest holiday season ever
- Clips - Apple
- Apple Clips update uses iPhone X's TrueDepth sensors for 360-degree selfie scenes
- Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone
- Sean Parker unloads on Facebook "exploiting" human weakness
- Alexa, are you safe for my kids?
- Twitter bumps display name length up to 50 characters
- The NY Times demonstrates the new Twitter character limit with an article written entirely in tweets
- Twitter pauses account verifications after critics slam it for verifying Charlottesville rally organizer | TechCrunch
- Call of Duty: WWII’s launch brings in $500 million, doubling Infinite Warfare
- Microsoft Hopes for Videogame Turnaround With Xbox One X
- Jason's Wrath of Khan
- Movie Scenes Recreated Using iPhone X Animojis
- Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build 'smart city'
- Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye
- Waymo now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheel | TechCrunch
- Alibaba smashes its Single’s Day record once again as sales cross $25 billion | TechCrunch
- America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning
- Social-Media App Musical.ly Is Acquired for as Much as $1 Billion - WSJ
- What's next, cats and dogs sleeping together? Intel and AMD team up: A future Core chip will have Radeon graphics inside | PCWor
- What happens when a company kills a cloud IoT device? Logitech kills Harmony Link.
- After backlash, Logitech says it will offer free Harmony Hubs for all Harmony Link users (Brian Barrett/Wired)
- Lovesense Software Bug Records Audio of Sex Toy Sessions
- Google Pixel Buds: Not Quite the Babel Fish