You probably spent last weekend out frolicking, fraternizing or otherwise having fun.
If you weren’t doing that, there’s a good chance you spent it busy with chores on your to-do list.
Another conference. “Great.”
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Either way, you probably missed the biggest tech stories from across the last few days, so we’ve pulled them together in one handy list.
News from The Next Web
- Microsoft’s Surface, official tablet of the NFL, just fumbled during a championship game [Update: The company is blaming a network issue]
- Google Play Games soon won’t require a Google+ account
- A hotel for gamers has opened in Amsterdam
- Piku Piku lets you record GIFs with live filters on your iPhone
- Here’s what 135 years of global warming looks like in 30 seconds
- Slow broadband for millions in UK pushes MPs to call for split of BT
- FBI hosted images of child sexual abuse on Dark Web to hack pedophiles around the world
- Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin successfully re-launched and landed its rocket before SpaceX
- You can now ask your Amazon Echo for movie times, live NFL scores and predictions
Reviews, features, good reads, distractions, deals and more
- 9 celebrities who should be on Twitter’s board
- Apple needs a new hit or Alphabet will overtake it as the most valuable company in the world
- 12 Chrome extensions to motivate you with each new tab
- The unexpected challenge of unlimited vacation time
- This week in patents: Inflatable socks, wireless charging and more
- This A.I. sends the nasty emails you wish you could write
- Pay what you want for 12 Mac upgrades: The 2016 Mac Bundle
- 5 overlooked LinkedIn tools for higher ed
- VPN roundup: Choose the digital security that’s right for you
From beyond The Next Web
- The end of the big venture formula [TechCrunch]
- How Larry Page’s obsessions became Google’s business [The New York Times]
- China risks electric-car shakedown [The Wall Street Journal]
- Get the strategy right and the execution is easy [AVC.com]