This Week in Tech: 9th – 13th July
14th July 2018 - Duncan McClean
This Week in Tech is a new series we’re creating that will round up all of the Tech Headlines of that week. New articles will be released every Friday.
In this week’s roundup:
- Russians charged for US Election hack
- YouTube TV goes down during England match
- Facebook is not to remove ‘fake news’
- NHS relying on fax machines
- Apple announces MacBook Pro 2018 with keyboard update
Russians charged for US Election hack
12 Russian Intelligence Officers have been charged for hacking into the US’s General Election in 2016.
The hackers stole date from half a million voters from an election board website.
YouTube TV goes down during England match
YouTube has apologized for downtime during the England match the other day. The men’s quarterfinal at Wimbledon was also unavailable.
The BBC’s online player, iPlayer had issues during the English match last weekend.
Facebook is not to remove ‘fake news’
Facebook has announced that they will not be removing ‘fake news’ from its platform. Instead of removing it, they will demote it.
In the UK, Facebook is running a marketing campaign claiming that ‘fake news is not our friend’.
NHS relying on fax machines
A survey has shown that many NHS hospitals across the country are still using fax machines to communicate instead of more modern forms of communication.
One NHS trust in England is still relying on upon around 630 fax machines.
Apple announces MacBook Pro 2018 with keyboard update
Apple has announced two new MacBook Pro’s. A 13-inch version and a 15-inch version. Both of them come with the Touch Bar that replaces traditional function keys. The new MBPs have an improved keyboard than the previous model.
On the inside, the laptops have either an Intel i7 or an i9 processor, depending on the model of your choice. You can also opt for up to 32GB of memory.
The base models of the 13-inch model will go on sale for £1,749 and the base model 15-inch model will go on sale for £2,349. If you opt for a fully specced laptop it will cost you £6,209 which means it is the most expensive MacBook yet.