Weekly Refresh: Netflix Petitions FCC, iPhone Event Announced, Google vs Amazon, and more – August 24-30

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From Netflix petitioning the FCC to Google’s new drone delivery device and iPhone 6 rumors, we’ve covered a lot over the past week here at Techaeris. Here’s our Weekly Refresh of some of the stories we covered.


NSA-Search-Engine-ICREACH-Google-LikeThought you were done hearing about the NSA? Classified documents show that the NSA built their own search engine called ICREACH.

It’s not news that Netflix is opposed to the Comcast/TWC merger. Netflix made their views official by sending a 256 page petition to the FCC hoping to block the deal.

Man, what gives with the EU? Now Qualcomm is under the microscope in an antitrust investigation.

Google fired across the helm of Amazon this week when their version of a drone delivery service was unveiled. Dubbed Project Wing, Google’s solution took a slightly different approach and focuses on more than just retail delivery.

Google Glass has a new challenger in the ORA-1. Check out what sets it apart from Google’s wearable glass device!

Yikes! The Flir One iPhone case could be used to assist criminals with stealing PIN codes.


image not real iWatch and courtesy of gottebemobile.com

How much would you pay for a smart watch? Apple’s iWatch is rumored to weigh in at a cost of $400.


T-Mobile launched a new starter plan to entice new users to it’s service – this one offers 4x more data to users.

California has now passed a law that will require all smartphones to have a kill switch that would allow users of stolen phones to effectively render the device useless remotely.

Looks like the Galaxy Alpha isn’t the only Alpha device planned by Samsung. According to reports, they have an entire Alpha family planned.

Set the date iPhone lovers! Apple’s next event is set to go down on September 9th where it is expected they will unveil the iPhone 6.

As always, we took a look at a few of the apps the staff here at Techaeris are using. What apps top your list of “can’t live without”?

We also saw a video of the rumored iPhone 6 plugged into iTunes. Is it what you expected?



Poetic Invictus LG G3 Phone Case

We took the Poetic Invictus phone case for the LG G3 for a spin. Find out what Christopher Wieninger thought about it.


China is looking to take on Microsoft, Apple, AND Google as it develops it’s own desktop and mobile OS’s.

Does your iPhone 5 suffer from shortened battery life? Seems like Apple has admitted there’s an issue and will be replacing a small number of batteries in iPhone 5’s.

Who saw this coming? We sure didn’t! After rumors that Google was buying the popular video streaming website Twitch, Amazon came out of nowhere and snatched it up.

Facebook is changing it’s algorithm again. This time though, it seems to favor the user as they target clickbait.

The L.A. Unified School District has backed out of their $1 billion investment in iPads for school children as it came to light there was an obvious conflict of interest when the deal was set up.


Google acquired Zync

While missing out on Twitch, Google scored with ZYNC – a visual effects and rendering firm – to join the Google Cloud Platform team.

Hold up! Microsoft, Yahoo, AND Samsung are reportedly buying up Cyanogenmod? Samsung we can understand, but Yahoo and Microsoft?


Not so fast! The California Department of Motor Vehicles has ordered Google to put in some old fashioned pedals and steering wheels in their self-driving cars.

The People’s CEO – Elon Musk – has done it again! This time he responded favorably to a newspaper ad by stating that some of the suggestions in it for the Tesla Model S would be implemented.

More Tesla news as the company is looking to expand into China.

That about wraps up our week in review – look for our recap every Sunday for a quick glance at what you may have missed over the past week. As always, the staff here at Techaeris thanks you – our readers – for checking us out throughout the week and thank you for your continued support. After all, we write because we love to share what interests us and keep you informed on tech happenings around the world!

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