Top news this week, 3rd-5th of January 2024

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements

 

Google settled a $5 billion privacy lawsuit over tracking people using ‘incognito mode’

The class-action lawsuit filed in 2020 said Google misled users into believing that it wouldn’t track their internet activities while using incognito mode. The lawsuit’s plaintiffs presented internal emails that allegedly showed conversations between Google execs proving that the company monitored Incognito browser usage to sell ads and track web traffic.
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SpaceX launched the first Starlink satellites that will be able to connect directly to cell phones

The launch of the new Starlink satellites into orbit is part of a partnership with T-Mobile to provide cellular phone service in parts of the US. Other wireless providers across the world, including Japan’s KDDI, Australia’s Optus, New Zealand’s One NZ, Canada’s Rogers will collaborate with SpaceX to launch direct-to-cell technology.
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Microsoft announced that keyboards on upcoming Windows PCs will feature a Copilot key

Copilot in Windows uses artificial intelligence models from OpenAI. People can tell it to write out emails, answer questions, create images and turn on PC features.
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Microsoft will remove WordPad from Windows 11 and prevent users from reinstalling it

The company announced this change on the Windows Insider Blog, as part of the patch notes for Windows 11 Insider build 26020.
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Top new products

 

Motorola Moto G Play (2024)

Moto G Play will have a 6.5-inch FullHD+ display, Snapdragon processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It will come with a 5,000 mAh battery.
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Honor Magic V2

Honor Magic V2 will have a 7.92-inch foldable OLED display and a 6.43-inch OLED cover screen. It will come with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage.
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Honor X50 GT

Honor X50 GT will have a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 16 GB RAM and 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of storage. It will come with a 5,800 mAh battery.
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