Category: Weekly News

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 10-17

Pokémon Go releases Generation II Pokémon The Pokémon Go team  has announced a new generation for the first time since it’s initial launch in July 2016. Trainers, over 80 more Pokémon and new features are here! https://t.co/7hUwB1wVBAhttps://t.co/9gVfrwaemA — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017 Summary of what was announced: Additional Pokémon, New Evolutions, New Encounter Gameplay, New Berries, New Avatars...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 3-10

Trump’s travel ban remains blocked The federal appeals court rejected Trump’s reinstatement request, which will likely be appealed. Breaking News: President Trump’s travel ban remains blocked: An appeals court rejected a bid to reinstate it. https://t.co/6asyLC0jzr — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 9, 2017 Trump immediately took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 26 – March 4

Google Self- Driving car hits bus #googlecar Google Self-Driving Car Hits A Bus In Los Angeles And It’s At Fault: Here’s What Happened -… https://t.co/c6jOLaOYVm#TechNews — The Google Car (@thegooglecar) March 2, 2016 In a recent report filed with California regulators, Google admitted to some responsibility for the accident. Even though there have been other incidents...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 22-26

Apple Making it Even Harder to Hack iPhones After last week’s recent events with Apple and the FBI, Apple engineers have started developing new security measures that will make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone. “What’s at stake here is, can the government compel Apple to write software that we believe...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 12-19

Apple takes a stand against FBI Big news this week is the announcement from Apple that the company will not comply with an FBI request to create a backdoor for unlocking iPhones. Although the FBI claims that this capability will only be used on one phone – a phone involved in the San Bernardino case...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 5-11

Uber settles for $28.5 million lawsuit Ride-sharing app Uber has been under fire with two separate lawsuits concerning the language of its safety practices. According to the lawsuits, despite the company’s claims to provide the “safest ride on the road,” Uber drivers are not fingerprinted or checked against the national sex-offender registry. The “safe ride fee” Uber...

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 29 – Feb. 5

Twitter GIFs coming to a mobile screen near you. Thousands of thumbs could be heard breathing a sigh of relief recently. Twitter is reportedly testing a new button that will relieve users of having to prowl the web for the perfect GIF to post. Some users have already been able to use the button, and it...

Weekly News Roundup: March 8-14, 2015

SXSW: The main theme of the news from the past week was SXSW, which makes sense because it has officially started! The Interactive festival kicks off today, and was featured by the Austin American-Statesmen on Monday because of how much it’s evolved in the last few years.   Some of these changes include the lack of big...