It’s Monday and it’s time for a slightly later than usual edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. This your weekly round-up of all the week’s technology news stories.
Amazon has announced a new device called the FirePhone. It’s a smartphone that will sport a 4.7” gorilla glass HD display, 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP camera to name but a few features. The FirePhone will be coming out in the USA at 25th July and will be priced at $649 for the 32GB version. at this time, there is no information with regards to UK pricing or releasing.
UK intelligence service GCHQ can legally snoop on British use of Google, Facebook and web-based email without specific warrants because the firms are based abroad, the government has said. Classed as “external communications”, such activity can be covered by a broad warrant and intercepted without extra clearance.
EA launched a new initiative on their origin store called game time. People can try a chosen game for free for 48 hours. The in-game clock will show how much time was left and would also continue to run down when the game is paused. The in-game clock will pause when you exit the game.
The maker of a drone that fires pepper spray bullets says it has received its first order for the machine. South Africa-based Desert Wolf has secured the sale of 25 units to a mining company after showing off the tech at a trade show.
Nokia launched a new interface for Android phones called the Z Launcher. Throughout the day, Z Launcher is learning how you use your phone and promoting your favorite apps so you can get to them faster. The Z Launcher is currently in beta, so it won’t be available in the Google Play store for a while.