It’s time once again for Adi’s Week in Tech News. For those of you who are new here, this is my round-up of some of the news stories that you might have missed in the last week.
Of course, the big story of the week is Samsung’s newest smartphone. On Wednesday the company unveiled the Galaxy S8, the latest in the line of Galaxy S smartphones and Samsung’s latest flagship phone. The Galaxy S8 will release on the 28th of April in the UK and is priced at £689.
MadCatz is a company known for making accessories for games consoles and Windows PCs. However, after lots of financial trouble the company is finally going out of business as they have filed for bankruptcy. They made their biggest splash in the fighting game scene putting out their FightStick brand of arcade-styled joysticks.
In the USA, the government passed a new piece of legislation that allows Inernet service providers (e.g. Comcast, AT&T and Verizon) to sell the list of websites that you visit to advertisers without your permission. Under Barack Obama (the previous president) Internet service providers would require your permission first.
Saturday was April Fool’s Day. This is normally the day of the year when companies put out different things as a joke. One of Asus’ Jokes was a 34-key mechanical keyboard, Google also had a thing for Google Maps where you could play Ms Pac Man. On the gaming front, there was a story where Arika(one of the previous developers of the Street Fighter franchise) would make a video game that looked similar to Street Fighter EX.
Twitter has made a change to the way tweets work. If you reply to someone’s tweet and mention @username in the tweet then that will no longer count against the 140 characters in the tweet.
That’s going to do it for this roundup. Thanks for reading and I look forward to providing another round up next time.