We’re back to the normal ways of the world on this episode of Tech tAUk Reloaded. More tech news, more intriguing commentary from the two of us, and more complaints about the diminishment of privacy in our online lives.
Our tech headlines this week:
- Facebook removes privacy setting pertaining to appearance in search results (see also: TechCrunch explains the rationale behind the move)
- Google to use user photos, comments in online ad endorsements
- BlackBerry slashes 40% of workforce, BlackBerry buyout and breakup expected; meanwhile, Apple, Google, Intel hold recruitment events for BlackBerry employees
- Apple Rumor Roundup: Apple eyes 13-inch iPad “Hybrid”, iPhone 6 could have “phablet”-like form or other bigger iPhone predictions
- Microsoft Touch Screens on “Fox News Deck” have fewer pixels than an iPad
- US Army plans ‘Iron Man’ Armor for Soldiers and MIT Experiments with Liquid Armor
Finally, Douglas discusses Twitter Alerts, a new emergency alert service recently launched by Twitter, and Josh shares a recap of his experiences attending Comic-Con.