Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are really going to fight, aren't they?

We were promised flying cars in 2023, but this will do just fine

Good morning!

Welcome to another edition of the KnowTechie Weekly download – your weekly dose of tech news that you likely ignored throughout all that doomscrolling.

We get it; life's too short to keep up with every single update from the ever-evolving world of technology. That's why we're here. To spoon-feed you all those juicy tidbits you missed while living your best digital life.

💡 Remember, folks: staying ignorant might be easier, but being informed makes you less likely to fall for those "You've won a million dollars!" scams...and wouldn't that be nice?

🛫 Programming note: While I usually send these over the weekend, well, life got in the way, and I didn’t have the time to clean what I had up before publishing, so instead of sending something I would regret later, I figured it could wait until this morning.

Quick update from management: Oh, right, that’s me. I will be on vacation for the next week and will hopefully have someone run the newsletter next week, but if not: hey, we all need a break every once in a while. If worse comes to worse, I’ll see you next week.

Alright, enough with the pleasantries. Let's dive headfirst into the tech news soup and fish out some of the chunkiest stories that you absolutely need to know about.

🥊 Billionaire Brawl:
In what could be described as an absurdly extravagant display of billionaire bravado, tech tycoons Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have publicly agreed to duke it out in a cage fight. This spectacle was sparked by Musk's Twitter challenge, which Zuckerberg seemingly accepted without hesitation.

My Take: I personally have my money on Zuckerberg beating the dog crap out of Musk, but hey, it’s anyone’s fight. I just want to see it go down.

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🔍 Tech Updates:
Dropbox is throwing its name into the ‘AI Tools we never asked for’ hat. One tool helps summarize documents because who has time for reading anymore? The other tool called Dash wants to be "Google for your personal stuff." Because why rely on Google when you can search through your own digital mess?

🔍 Tech Updates:
Dropbox is throwing its name into the ‘AI Tools we never asked for’ hat. One tool helps summarize documents because who has time for reading anymore? The other tool called Dash wants to be "Google for your personal stuff." Because why rely on Google when you can search through your own digital mess?

💣 Security & Privacy stuff

Hold onto your passwords, folks, because Reddit just got hit by the BlackCat ransomware gang. They claim they've stolen 80GB of data and are threatening to release it unless their demands are met. Looks like Reddit needs some serious cybersecurity reinforcements before things get even messier.

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 🎵 Music, Streaming, Drama Updates

Spotify is turning up the volume with its plans for a new tier called "Supremium." For a few extra bucks, you'll get HiFi audio quality, audiobooks, and maybe even a personal serenade from your favorite artist.

Further reading: Netflix tweaks its weekly top 10 rankings: Netflix changing their ranking system again because why not keep viewers guessing?

⚙️ Software Updates:
Google Chrome on iOS just got some fancy new features. Now you can enjoy a mini Google Maps view because opening another tab is so last year. Plus, adding Calendar events by tapping on a date? It's like magic! And don't worry, Google Lens support is coming soon to help you identify that weird bug crawling across your screen.

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🎮 Gaming News:
Microsoft seems to be feeling the sting of defeat as they admit Xbox "lost the console wars." With only a measly 16% share of console sales in 2021, they're trailing behind Nintendo and PlayStation. Looks like Xbox needs to level up their game if they want a fighting chance.

More gaming news:

'Diablo IV' and other Blizzard games were down on Sunday due to a DDoS attack


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That’s a wrap, folks 👋

Last week, I asked subscribers to vote in a poll to gauge how I'm doing with these weekly drops. You guys really delivered, and I appreciate that. The goal is to let me know what I could do better, so I'll do it again.

That's all I have. If I missed anything, feel free to let me know by replying to this email, or feel free to reach out via any of the social channels.'

That's all for this week's edition of the KnowTechie Weekly Download! We hope you enjoyed it.

Remember, these stories are just scratching the surface of what's happening out there, so stay tuned for more.

Heads up: I will be on vacation for the next week and will hopefully have someone run the newsletter next week, but if not: hey, we all need a break every once in a while. If worse comes to worse, I’ll see you next week.

Best,

Kevin Raposo

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