This week’s tech news in 70 seconds (Tech Today)

Tech Today ▻ http://bit.ly/2b1Dl2H In this week’s news wrap, we get a glimpse into the future where good VR doesn’t need to be tied to a computer. Meanwhile … source

Elizabeth Holmes reportedly steps down at Theranos after criminal indictment

Elizabeth Holmes has left her role as CEO of Theranos and has been charged with wire fraud, CNBC and others report. The company’s former president, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, was also…

Twitter Launches Periscope: Tech News Today 1224

Twitter launched today its Meerkat killer, called Periscope. Twitter paid nearly $100 million for Periscope months ago. Periscope is like Meerkat, but appears to … source

Teaching computers to plan for the future

As humans, we’ve gotten pretty good at shaping the world around us. We can choose the molecular design of our fruits and vegetables, travel faster and farther and stave off…

Tech News Today (April 10th, 2017)

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Crown, a new app from Tinder’s parent company, turns dating into a game

If you’re already resentful of online dating culture and how it turned finding companionship into a game, you may not be quite ready for this: Crown, a new dating app…

Tech News Today (March 12th, 2018)

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UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain ‘excessive monopoly power’

DeepMind’s foray into digital health services continues to raise concerns. The latest worries are voiced by a panel of external reviewers appointed by the Google-owned AI company to report on its…

Tech News Today 87: Six Degrees Of Taiwan Bacon

Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, and Jason Howell EA bans Taliban, Microsoft sues Motorola, Antarctica and Ireland show different vistas, and more. source

Gmail proves that some people hate smart suggestions

Gmail has recently introduced a brand new redesign. While you can disable or ignore most of the new features, Gmail has started resurfacing old unanswered emails with a suggestion that…

Google’s offer to WhatsApp: Tech News Today 948

Google had an interesting offer to WhatsApp months before Facebook announced they were buying the company. For the full episode, go to http://twit.tv/tnt948. source

Fitbit employees charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Six current and former Fitbit employees have been hit with a federal indictment over the theft of trade secrets from one-time rival, Jawbone. All had worked for Jawbone for at…