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SpaceX Nails It, Andy Rubin’s Back and AT&T Flails: Tech News for Jan 16, 2017

Written by Mike Olsen

In the tech news for Jan 16, 2017, SpaceX succeeds, AT&T fails and, what? Yup. Andy Rubin is back ….

aNewDomain — It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for your weekend rewind. It’s Jan 16, 2017.

Elon Musk is all smiles after Sunday’s successful launch for SpaceX.

The launch sent 10 Iridium satellites into orbit. And it returns SpaceX to form after last year’s explosion.

 

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Also in the news:

Andy Rubin is back, according to this sourced report in Bloomberg. The Android creator is now looking to launch an AI-focused Android smartphone, it claims.

tech news for jan 16 2017Also, AT&T’s DirecTV Now has been denounced as a failure by The Verge. Subscribers of the streaming service have been complaining about the inability to watch shows, plus “frequent interruptions, missing features, billing issues and more” since it launched on Nov. 30.

And what caused the Samsung Note 7 explosions? The battery. Bet you knew that, though.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States.

For tech news throughout the day, follow me on Twitter. For aNewDomain, I’m Mike Olsen.

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Mike Olsen

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michael Olsen is a tech enthusiast and part-time freelance journalist. When not obsessing about technology, he is a staff manager at The University of Michigan. Catch his blog at http://www.techimprovement.com, email him at mikeo@anewdomain.net, follow him on Twitter @olsenmike and Google+ at http://goo.gl/EthtP.