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This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th July

Published on July 12th, 2019 by Duncan McClean.

In this week's roundup:

  • Microsoft open their first European shop in Oxford Street, London
  • Nintendo launch the Switch Lite, a cheaper Switch
  • American Nomads do shopping for Amazon
  • Amazon partners with the NHS to provide health information
  • Trump can't block anyone on Twitter, that would be unconstitutional 
This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th July

Microsoft open their first European shop in Oxford Street, London

Microsoft opened their first shop in Europe this week. It's in Oxford Street in London. The shop opened after months of restoration works took place, like restoring windows and ceilings from 1927. 

The shop not only shows off Microsoft's own things, like XBox and Surface devices but they also have laptops from Asus, HP and Razer. There aren't any Huawei ones, because we all know why.

Nintendo launch the Switch Lite, a cheaper Switch

There's a new Nintendo Switch coming in September, the Switch Lite. The Switch Lite will be an awful lot cheaper, at $199.

There are a few things you won't be able to do with the Lite version though - one of which is connecting to your TV.

American Nomads do shopping for Amazon

Amazon have hired a small group of merchants who travel around America in search of products which could be sold on Amazon for a profit.

A nomad is someone who doesn't have a fixed home, who regularly moves around.

This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th July

Apple silently removes the secret Zoom web server from Macs

Even after Zoom released a patch to remove the secret web server that was running in their software, Apple decided to release their own fix to the issue which will remove the Zoom web server for good without any human interaction.

You can read more about the Zoom issues here.

This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th July

Amazon partners with the NHS to provide health information

Amazon have announced their partnership with the National Health Service in England and Wales this week to provide health information to patients by using their voice devices.

The government hopes the integration will reduce the demand on human doctors. However, some privacy activists aren't happy with the move even after Amazon assuring users that the information will remain confidential.

This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th July

Trump can't block anyone on Twitter, that would be unconstitutional 

President Trump would be violating free speech laws by blocking others on Twitter, which is against the US Constitution.