Interapt’s Top Ten Tech Moments: November 16th-Novermber 20th

ISIS reaches new level of sophistication with tech support “help desk”

According to an NBC News report, ISIS staffs a “24-hour Jihadi Help Desk” designed to support its myriad activities, including but not limited to carrying out terror plots like Friday’s attacks in Paris.

Volvo and Remond Start New Pact with Hololenz project for autonomous driving technology

Volvo Cars Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft and Volvo say they’re working together on autonomous driving technology, with a HoloLens augmented-reality project the first step in a longer-term collaboration.

Samsung releases flip phone

Samsung’s new phone will include 64GB storage, 3GB RAM, 16 megapixel and 5 megapixel cameras and will run Android Lollipop.

Amazon starts Black Friday early

Following news regarding the launch of its own Black Friday store with exclusive deals for Prime members, Amazon announced this morning that it will actually begin selling its holiday deals this Friday, November 20.

Google Photos helps clear up storage on your phone

Google’s popular photo management utility, Google Photos, now offers an updated version of the app will now help users to free up storage space on their mobile devices by offering them the option to bulk delete photos from their phone.

Google Names VMware Founder to Chase Amazon in the Cloud

Google is signaling that it is serious about building an enterprise business. And here is its biggest sign: Alphabet has tapped Diane Greene, a founder and former CEO of the software company VMware, to run it. Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, announced the move in a blog post. Therein he said Greene, who has been a Google board member since 2012, will take over “all our cloud businesses, including Google for Work, Cloud Platform and Google Apps.”

The iPad Pro Has An App Store Problem

Despite the new tablet’s processing power and capabilities, it’s still running on mobile software, and developers aren’t totally convinced the economic incentives exist in the App Store for iOS. In short, they feel they wouldn’t be able to charge users the amounts they normally would for a version of their software that runs on a desktop.

MIT Researchers Built a Chip That Could Bring Night Vision to Cars, Phones

New graphene-based sensors could one day be integrated into car windshields and other everyday products.

The Age of Consumer VR is Real and Finally Here

With the launch of Samsung’s Gear VR, the age of consumer virtual reality is finally here. The $99 headset will be followed by the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR. However, the ecosystem needs much more content to blossom.

Adele is Said to Reject Streaming for “25”

With less than 24 hours before the release of the album on Friday, the major digital music services were informed that “25” would not be available for streaming, according to three people with direct knowledge of the plans.

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