TWTW: November 4th – November 10th, 2018

The week that was (TWTW) takes a look back at the week’s most prominent tech stories from around the world.

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In the week that was November 4th to November 14th, 2018:


Hello everyone, my name’s Raj Deut and it’s time to take a look back at the tech news in the week that was:

November 4th to November 11th 2018.


Samsung’s developer conference was the talk of the town this week where it announced a bunch of Bixby stuff that everyone ignored and then demoed a folding smartphone screen for all of 20 seconds that everyone has lost their shit over.

Called the “Infinity Flex Display” the plastic lined OLED display can reportedly be folded hundreds of thousands of times without distress. Shown off inside of a prototype device Samsung claim to be putting the display into mass production and believes they’ll be selling a phone using it by early 2019.

Facebook released a new 15 second viral video app called Lasso this week. Designed to compete with the popular TikTok app Lasso is largely a carbon copy, which in itself is largely a copy of the now defunct Vine.

Lasso requires you to connect via your Instagram or Facebook accounts, no surprise there, and is their latest attempt to reclaim some of their floundering teen demographic who’ve run away in droves.

The Xbox will be getting keyboard and mouse support in a few days. You’ll now be able to connect any USB mouse and keyboard to your Xbox and use it to control any of the supported titles on the console.

Razer has also partnered with Xbox in the new peripheral support integrating their Chroma lighting system directly into supported titles to allow gamers to have their devices light appropriately as they would on a PC.

And finally a Melbournian man has had his home raided by under a Federal court order for breach of copyright in the sale of one of the most popular cheating mods for Grand Theft Auto online.

Carried out on behalf of Rockstar publisher Take Two Interactive the man’s assets have been frozen and is now facing the very long, very scary reach of a US based company over copyright charges he cannot afford.


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