This Week in Tech

Oct 23rd 2022

This Week in Tech 898

The Alphabetical Show

Hosted by Leo Laporte

Twitter & Musk, new iPads, burning art for NFTs, AI chat with the dead

Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.
Category: News

Twitter & Musk to close buyout, Apple's new iPads, artist burns art for NFTs, AI chatbot for dead loved ones, and more.

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  • American Airlines is trying to stop a popular iPhone app Sequence Decoder that's become a 'must have' for its flight attendants.
  • Twitter and Elon Musk make progress on a buyout, and Musk plans to cut 75% of its workforce.
  • The dark side of a super app like WeChat in China.
  • Pocket Casts mobile apps are now open source.
  • Jack Dorsey-founded Bluesky is building a protocol for decentralized social networks.
  • Damien Hirst is burning thousands of his paintings for an NFT project.
  • Adware clicker apps in Google Play have been downloaded over 20 million times.
  • Apple's macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 will be released on October 24.
  • Apple announced a new iPad and M2-powered iPad Pro, but the iPad lineup now seems like a mess.
  • Apple announced a new Apple TV 4K with an A15 Bionic chip and HDR10+ for $129.
  • More ads are coming to Apple's App Store starting next week.
  • Apple's head of hardware design Evans Hankey is leaving three years after the departure of Jony Ive.
  • NFL and Apple are at odds in Sunday Ticket negotiations.
  • Boeing 787s must be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent 'misleading data' being shown to pilots.
  • Hearing aids can now be sold over the counter in the US.
  • Kanye West is buying the 'free speech platform' Parler.
  • Meta ordered to sell Giphy by UK antitrust watchdog CMA.
  • Are we ready for an AI chatbot that lets us speak to our dead loved ones?
  • Red Bull co-founder and Red Bull Formula One owner Dietrich Mateschitz dies at 78.

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