#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week of July 4)

Jessica Elsey / July 9, 2016

In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, file photo, a BlackBerry Bold, left, and Tour, right are photographed in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, file photo, a BlackBerry Bold, left, and Tour, right are photographed in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

It was all change for Blackberry veterans this week after the company announced they would no longer be producing the BlackBerry Classic. Snapchat users are also in for a shake-up with the introduction of “Memories,” a new section of the app that stores photos and videos. Ten million Android devices across the globe have now been hit by Chinese malware HummingBad, and Twitter launched its first livestream broadcast from the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the UK.

Read more on these stories, as well as the other top stories in tech this week.

1. The BlackBerry Classic is officially dead—Mashable, Raymond Wong

Top line: “Still, the demise of the Classic represents the end of a smartphone bloodline of keyboard phones with touchpads that date back to the first BlackBerry Bold, which went on sale in 2009.”

Topic to follow: Blackberry

2. Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps—The Verge, Casey Newton

Top line: “It’s a living, social camera roll in which photos and videos can be organized, edited, and shared long after they are taken.”

Topic to follow: Snapchat

3. 10 million Android devices reportedly infected with Chinese malware—CNET, Daniel Van Boom

Top line: “What makes HummingBad particularly interesting is the group behind it, which according to Check Point is a team of developers at Yingmob, an otherwise legitimate, multimillion-dollar advertising analytics agency based in Beijing.”

Topic to follow: Android News

4. Twitter launches its first livestream sports broadcast with Wimbledon—The Next Web, Natt Garun

Top line: “It’s an interesting first look at how Twitter aims to incorporate broadcasts into the second screen/live commentary culture that the service is arguably best for.”

Topic to follow: Twitter

5. Tesla says its self-driving feature was not at fault in deadly crash—Recode, Mark Bergen

Top line: “The company calls a collision involving the software a ‘statistical inevitability,’ yet argues the system’s safety record has crossed the ‘better-than-human’ threshold.”

Topic to follow: Tesla

6. Samsung just had its most profitable quarter in more than two years—TechCrunch, Jon Russell

Top line: “Samsung has reported its most profitable quarter of business in over two years thanks to its resurgent smartphone business.”

Topic to follow: Samsung

7. Half a million hoverboards recalled due to fire hazard—CNN, Debra Goldschmidt and Elizabeth Cohen

Top line: “The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall Wednesday of 501,000 self-balancing scooters, often called hoverboards, due to fire hazard.”

Topic to follow: Hoverboards

8. Infidelity website Ashley Madison facing FTC probe, CEO apologizes—Reuters, Alastair Sharp & Allison Martell

Top line: “An Ernst & Young report commissioned by Avid and shared with Reuters confirmed that Avid used computer programs, dubbed fembots, that impersonated real women, striking up conversations with paying male customers.”

Topic to follow: Ashley Madison

9. Nintendo’s possible plans for smartphone peripherals—Android Authority, Matthew Benson

Top line: “Nintendo’s possible entry into the smartphone accessory market will no doubt be of interest to those who were upset by the lack of traditional Mario or Zelda mobile games.”

Topic to follow: Nintendo

10. Kim Dotcom teases new cloud storage site that’s ‘better than Mega’—CNET, Richard Trenholm

Top line: “Despite being embroiled in legal troubles from his earlier file-sharing site Megaupload, Dotcom says he has plans for a new service that will be ‘much better.’”

Topic to follow: Kim Dotcom

~JessE is reading PlayStation Player