Happy Monday of a short holiday week, folks! Here's some of the tech news that's happening while people jam the stores looking for boxes of stuffing:
Apple disbanding AirPort
After releasing its last update to its wireless router products in 2013, Apple is finally killing the team that designs products such as AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule, for wireless data and backups. The technology, though still premium priced, has lagged behind other router technology. Bloomberg reports that those employees are being dispersed to other technology teams within the company.
Will election affect direction of SXSW?
South by Southwest's Hugh Forrest writes on Medium about a recent SXSW staff meeting of about 50 in which the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election were discussed and whether it would (or would not) significantly change the course of the festival. "I can’t remember a meeting with as much passion and as much emotion and feeling as this one," Forrest writes. Last year's SXSW attracted president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music sessions.
Security companies come together
Over the weekend, antivirus company Symantec Corp. announced it's acquiring theft-prevention firm LifeLock, Inc., which is based in Tempe, Ariz., for $2.3 billion in an effort to beef up its Norton cybersecurity unit.
How does Facebook handle flagged content?
NPR investigates how Facebook handles hate speech by testing about 200 posts. Not surprisingly, it's revealed that Facebook has an imperfect system that can sometimes be too strict, but other times allows content to stand due to outsourcing.
What Tesla's self-driving cars see
And from The Verge, a video peek at what Tesla's cars see when they're on autopilot:
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