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This week graphics cards got way better; the App Store came under criticism; and Facebook did a bunch of controversial stuff... again.
Behavioral surveillance in apps; Alexa and Cortana shack up; a spaceship files toward the sun; Twitch backs up a truck full of money to the doors of star YouTubers; and Apple evangelizes the app subscription.
Tech giants move to ban a peddler of conspiracies and snake oil, but not Twitter; MoviePass nears death, but everything may still be a service; and Samsung rolls out a bunch of new products.
Google may be returning to the (censored) search business in China, YouTube Premium and Facebook Watch face the icy stares of skeptical TV critics; and Apple breaks a trillion but still has trouble with the Mac.
Apple's much-criticized MacBook Pro weathers a weeklong PR crisis; Google makes money but struggles with its identity; and Facebook continues to have a really bad year.
Google gets fined, swallows Nest whole, and plots its next-generation operating system. In other news, there are new moons and even newer emojis. 😎
Is Microsoft's new Surface a laptop or tablet, and what it does it mean for the future of computing? Also, HBO's new owner AT&T wants to make it more like Netflix, and we celebrate 10 years of the App Store.
Companies love buying other companies; Disney and Amazon are making big moves this week, while Apple is getting serious about midterm election news coverage and nerds get to play with beta software all summer.
Tech finds itself in the middle of a U.S.-China trade war and discovers that taking on governmental clients might make employees uncomfortable. Also, Instagram dives into longform video.
We list our favorite game announcements from E3, ponder the industry trend toward consolidation, watch as Twitter continues to rearrange deckchairs, and celebrate Tennesseean supercomputers.