Welcome back to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. If you’re new to this website, this is a roundup of the week’s technology news stories.
Intel and AMD are always working against each other to create the best processors on the market. However, they both produced the biggest shock of the week. Intel has announced that they are going to work with AMD to produce a custom processor that has AMD’s graphics chips built right into CPU. This new processor/CPU will be part of the recently announced 8th generation of Intel Core processors. We can expect to see these new processors in the earlier part of 2018.
Of course, Ubisoft made a bit of a splash this week by giving away a free copy of Watch_Dogs on PC. If you are reading this the day it’s published, there’s still time to grab your copy! However, you need to hurry as the special offer expires the 14th of November 2017. You can grab your copy right here.
YouTube now has an app called YouTube Kids, a place where children can watch videos have been deemed as safe for them to view. However, it seems that some videos are slipping through the net. Some videos on YouTube kids feature characters that they know of. These videos seems to be child-friendly or feature kids doing things that are not kid friendly. YouTube will now remove videos from YouTube Kids if they are flagged.
Since its launch Twitter only let you post tweets up to 140 characters in length. However, after an experiment Twitter will now let you post tweets up to 280 characters in length. This change went live and has been rolling out to everyone this week.
Last but not least, there has been a problem typing stuff on the iPhone. If you typed in the letter I, it would replace it with an uppercase letter A followed by a symbol. Apple has pushed out version 11.1.1 of iOS which fixes this issue. Instructions for how to download the update can be found right here.
That’s going to do it for this week’s roundup. What were your favourite stories from the week? Let me know in the comments.