EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, April 5, 2019

News | April 5, 2019

Top tech news of the week: Let’s dive into the latest from Microsoft, Palm, Facebook, Silicon Valley and more. We’ve got all the tech news updates here, so keep on reading! 

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2019 Update Puts You Back in Control of Updates 

The Verge | Thurs April 4, 2019 —  We’ve got some good tech news for Windows 10 users. The last update to Windows 10 left some users upset, as Microsoft took away the choice to make software updates from the user. Currently, Windows 10 will automatically update your software when a new update becomes available. Microsoft heard your complaints, and they listened! In May of 2019, there will be a new version of Windows 10 launching that gives the software update control back to the users. Read the full story >>  

Palm’s Tiny Phone Can Finally Be Purchased as a Standalone Device 

TechCrunch | Thurs April 4, 2019 — Guess who’s back? Back again. That’s right, it’s the return of the Palm. Did you see how many song references we got in there? (Two.) Anyways, the device’s design is a mere 3.3 inches – which did cause a stir in the tech community. Several tech lovers wanted to love the launch of the new Palm but as a gen-1 device; it still has its bugs. The good news is it can only get better from here! Read the full story >> 

The Week in Tech: Facebook Is Desperate to Shape Tech Regulation. Should It? 

NY Times | Fri April 5, 2019 — The U.S. government agrees that tech giants currently have too much power. Lawmakers are working toward ways to regulate the power that Big Tech can have. To no one’s surprise, Zuckerberg made his own regulation proposal for Big Tech. Though the proposal he made was said to be standard, there is still some information we don’t know. Do you think tech regulations straight from a Big Tech company is what’s best? Read the full story >> 

Chinese Tech Investors Are Turning Towards MENA. Here’s Why 

World Economy Forum | Fri April 5, 2019 — What should the U.S. take away from this tech news? MENA has been in competition with the U.S. for Chinese tech investments for ages. With China’s non-interference policy, MENA has a chance to leverage its domestic resources to China in exchange for tech investments. One of MENA’s major selling points is their access to the oil market. Read the full story >> 

Denmark’s Tech Ambassador Thinks Silicon Valley Could Learn a Few Things from His Country 

The Mercury News | Thurs April 4, 2019 — This week’s tech news is coming to you from Denmark! Klynge has been named the world’s first technology ambassador, so he may have some solid advice. There is a shift happening in the tech world right now, and Klynge is ready to give his two-sense on Silicon Valley. After being in the area for some time now, he is concerned with the cybersecurity, innovation, and communication of the tech giants with one-another. Klynge stated the importance of developing an understanding between all the major players, especially as data privacy is on the rise. Read the full story >> 


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