New drones were everywhere this week; flying in the sky, swimming in the sea, driving trucks and rolling down the sidewalk with pizza. Social media news from Facebook and Twitter slows bad stuff and brings new features. Yes, hackers are watching our devices. But there are things you can do to keep some privacy. These stories and more are covered in this week’s tech news. Click on the headlines below to read the full stories.
- The Next Great Frontier for Drones Lies in the Ocean Depths
- Will the Galaxy S8 let Samsung put the Note 7 behind it for good?
- I am robot, here’s your pizza
- Breaking Into Startups: How a 16-year-old dropout became a senior engineer at Slack
- Huge semis rolling down the highway may soon have no one at the wheel
- 15 Popular Internet Companies & The Founders Behind Them
- 4 changes coming to Android phones
- 5G, which promises blistering download speeds, is coming soon
- Emma Watson explains why she won’t take selfies with fans
- Twitter adds more features designed to curb abuse
- The Witty Epitaphs of Key West Cemetery
- Leaked secret CIA files detail tools for hacking iPhones, Android, smart TVs
- How to lock up your digital life and privacy in an hour (in pictures)
- This incredible drone-car hybrid could transform city travel
- Facebook combats fake news with new warning label
- So long, So.cl: Microsoft closes the social network you’ve never heard of
- After CIA leaks, tech giants scramble to patch security flaws
- Facebook Messenger launches clone to Snapchat Stories
- 9 cybersecurity tips for the mildly paranoid (plus 4 for the truly anxious)
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