Coronavirus continued to take a toll on the tech industry this week, not to mention the stock market and economies at large. Most notably, intensifying concerns over the outbreak of COVID-19, the respiratory illness the virus causes, prompted the cancellation of Facebook's big F8 developer event. This year's Game Developers Conference and Geneva Motor Show were also canceled Friday amid coronavirus fears.
Also this week, Disney CEO and Baby Yoda buddy Bob Iger stepped down, Microsoft revealed specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X, and at the RSA security conference, things got a little heated between Huawei and the US Defense Department.
Here are the week's stories you don't want to miss:
The cancellation of Facebook's biggest event of the year follows the scrapping of Mobile World Congress.
When you have $11.6 billion in annual profits, you can afford to experiment.
The new wave of mobile phones continues to be plagued by worries about durability.
You may not want to read those terms of service, but you really should.
Acquisitions like Pixar and Marvel, and revamping the Disney theme parks, are Iger's legacy as he steps down.
Excellent camera features aren't quite enough to overcome an awkward design, questionable battery performance and a sky-high price.
Disconnect the security camera on the Trifo Ironpie if you want to be safe.
Microsoft's most recent revelations include some basic specs and features.
In this limited FX series on Hulu, Ex Machina writer and director Alex Garland is back to reflect on Silicon Valley transgressions and the ethical limits of technology.