This Week in Tech – 06/10/2018: Apple Watch: $17,000 Smartwatch Is Obsolete after Latest Update

Apple Watch: $17,000 Smartwatch Is Obsolete after Latest Update

Apple’s famously expensive, gold Apple Watch is now out of date, just a couple of years after people were buying them for more than $10,000…


This Weed-Killing AI Robot Uses 20 Percent Less Herbicide and May Disrupt a $26 Billion Market

Smart weed-killing robots are here and could soon reduce the need for herbicides and genetically modified crops. Swiss company EcoRobotix has a solar-powered robot that can work for up to 12 hours detecting and destroying weeds. Ecorobotix says the robot uses 20 times less herbicide than traditional methods. Blue River Technology has a See and Spray robot…


People Kicking These Food Delivery Robots Is an Early Insight Into How Cruel Humans Could Be to Robots

The company behind tiny food delivery robots has admitted that people are kicking its machines — and it’s an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots…


‘Sure Looks Like Zuckerberg Lied’ to Congress About User Privacy, As New Facebook Data-Sharing Deals Come to Light

At least one member of Congress regarded new information about Facebook’s data-sharing partnerships with tech companies as evidence that the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, lied to lawmakers in April about the control users have over their information on the social media platform…


Washington State Sues Facebook, Google Over Election Ad Disclosure

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The state of Washington said on Monday it had sued Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google for allegedly violating state campaign finance law by failing to maintain information about who buys election ads…


Anker Partners With Nintendo on Two New USB-C Battery Packs Designed for the Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic option for gaming on the go, but playing demanding console games while you’re out and about can seriously drain your battery life. Now, if you need some extra juice while you’re out, Anker has you covered with two new USB-C battery backs that have been specifically designed to quickly recharge Nintendo’s portable console…


The Xbox One Will Reportedly Soon Support Alexa and Google Assistant

Microsoft’s Xbox One console will soon include support for both Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant and the Google Assistant. Windows Central reports that future versions of the Xbox One dashboard include the ability to enable Alexa and Google Assistant support through a skill on both platforms. Microsoft currently only supports its own Cortana digital assistant, through its Kinect accessory or a headset, but Cortana has a limited set of skills right now…

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