Articles By Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Jan. 14 – Buying property in the metaverse; right-to-repair for cars; Reselling Tesla’s Cyberquad

Today's Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. The metaverse hits the real estate industry, carmakers are arguing against the right-to-repair law, and Tesla’s Cyberquad is being re-sold much higher than the

Published on: January 14th, 2022 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Jan. 12 – Amazon’s employee ranking system; Bitcoin ban; California allocates $6.1 billion to EV

Today's Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara A former Amazon employee is working with lawmakers to force companies to open up about employee-ranking systems, more countries continue to ban bitcoin, and

Published on: January 12th, 2022 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Jan. 10 – Canon’s chipless ink; Reddit’s Antiwork; Google’s patent lawsuit loss

Canon is shipping chipless ink cartridges, Reddit’s antiwork form gains popularity, and Google removes functions from its smart speakers after losing a lawsuit. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome

Published on: January 10th, 2022 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Jan. 7 – Norton helps to mine; Facebook takes data from deactivated accounts; IRC taxes online payment services

With files from Samira Balsara. Norton 360 installs a crypto-miner feature, why Facebook continues to take data from deactivated accounts, and the IRS cracks down on third-party payment services.  That’s all the tech

Published on: January 7th, 2022 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Jan. 6 – Metaverse for healthcare; modded Tesla breaks range records; new solar tiles

Metaverse is coming to healthcare, a new battery extends electric vehicle range, and cheap, easy to install solar roof tiles are in the spotlight. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now,

Published on: January 6th, 2022 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Jan. 5 – Holmes found guilty; Apple hits $3 trillion; Internal combustion engines

Elizabeth Holmes is found guilty of defrauding investors, Apple hits a milestone, and the time to retire internal combustion engines may be upon us. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now,

Published on: January 5th, 2022 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Jan. 3 – Starlink for school; illegal crypto mining crackdown; Twitter bans U.S. politician

New Mexico school district buys Starlink internet for students, Malaysia shuts down more illegal crypto mining operations, and Twitter bans personal account belonging to U.S. representative. That’s all the tech news that’s trending

Published on: January 3rd, 2022 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Dec. 31 – Privacy search engine boom; Apple increases pay to retain talent; James Webb telescope takes off

DuckDuckGo sees a major increase in search queries, Apple hands out bonuses to its engineers and NASA makes history on Christmas day. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to

Published on: December 31st, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending 2021 holiday special – Part 2/2

Social media misinformation, semiconductor shortage, NFT’s explosive growth, ransomware attacks hit a new high, and right-to-repair gains traction. With the new year nearly upon us, it’s once again the time to take a

Published on: December 29th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Dec. 22 – Amazon censors bad reviews; Facebook struggles to keep employees; Mental health app security breach

Files from Samira Balsara Amazon agrees to remove bad reviews from the Chinese president’s book, Facebook’s reputation has taken a hit this year and it's now affecting the hiring process, and mental health

Published on: December 22nd, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Dec. 20 – JPMorgan fined; Meta called the worst company of the year; Amazon reverses its smartphone ban

JPMorgan fined for breaking record-keeping compliance, Meta is ranked the worst company of the year by Yahoo Finance, Amazon has removed its smartphone ban. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now,

Published on: December 20th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Dec. 15- Apple investigation; Microsoft and iFixit; Google’s 911 bug

With files from Samira Balsara. OSHA investigates Apple, Microsoft teams up with iFixit, and a bug in Google Pixel is preventing some users from calling 911. That’s all the tech news that’s trending

Published on: December 15th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Dec. 13 – Fully self-driving cars; Activision strike; DDR5 memory scalping

Mercedes-Benz becomes the first automaker with a fully autonomous driving system, workers are staging an open-ended strike at Activision Blizzard, and scalping is rife in the memory market. That’s all the tech news

Published on: December 13th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Dec. 9 – Apple’s 5-year deal with China; Snapchat Spectacles; Instagram’s new features

With files from Samira Balsara Apple made a secret $275 billion dollar deal with China, Snapchat steps into the metaverse, and Instagram announces new features to protect teens and control app use. That’s

Published on: December 9th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending Dec. 7 – Amazon’s shipping containers; Verizon data collection; YouTube’s copyright report

With files from Jori Negin-Shecter Amazon works on a supply chain workaround, Verizon’s App is collecting more data than you think, and Youtube makes a surprising revelation about their copyright enforcement. That’s all

Published on: December 7th, 2021 Tom Li