JTT Tech News and Commentary – August 24, 2020

*The past week’s tech news:** Microsoft Ends Support for Internet Explorer after 25 Years* Apple is Threatening to Terminate Epic Game’s Developer Accounts on August 28* iPhones With Fortnite Installed Are Being Sold For As Much As $10,000 After Apple Pulled The Game From The App Store* Apple Made a Secret iPod For The US Government, According To An Ex-Software Engineer* Apple Becomes The First US Company to Reach a $2 Trillion Market Cap* Apple Expans Independent Repair Shop Progam to Mac Computers* Facebook Begins Merging Instagram and Messenger Chats in New Update* Google Maps is Getting More Detail* Netflix is Testing a ‘Shuffle’ Button, Because Apparently You’re Tired of Picking What To Watch* Palantir to Relocate from Silicon Valley to Colorado* Remote Learning is Leading to Laptop Shortages at Schools* EA Access and Origin Access Have Merged into EA Play* Lyft and Uber Receive an Emergency Stay to Continue to Operate in California* A New P2P Botnet Infects SSH Servers Around the World* DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Tests AI Pilot’s Combat Chops* SpaceX Starlink Speeds Revealed – Beta Users Get Downloads of 11 Mbps and uploads of 60 Mbps* AutoX Launches its RoboTaxi Service in Shanghai, Competing with Didi’s Pilot Program* AI-Based Traffic management Gets the Green Light* A Fungus in Chernobyle Eats Nuclear Radiation* A New Coronavirus Strain in Malaysia Could Be More Infectious Than COVID-19* Researchers Are Closer to Having Bomb-Sniffing Cyborg Locusts* Groundbreaking New Material Could Allow AI to Merge With The Human Brain* Pentagon Announces Task Force to Study UFOs* Rocket Lab to Launch Private Venus Mission in 2023Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/joeys-totally-tech/exclusive-content