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January 2018 Current Events: Science & Technology News

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for January 2018:

  1. 5G for AT&T
  2. Spotify Hit with Lawsuit
  3. Carphone Warehouse Fined by Britain
  4. OnePlus Credit Card Hack
  5. NASA Removes Astronaut from Mission
  6. Amazon Narrows Down its Search
  7. Amazon Automated Grocery Store to Open
  8. HomePod Launched by Apple
  9. Google to Open New Support System Near Lisbon

5G for AT&T

AT&T Logo

AT&T announced on January 3 that they plan to release a fifth generation network service later this year. The goal is for the 5G network to be faster and more efficient than the 4G network available today. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File

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Spotify Hit with Lawsuit

Girl Listening to Music

On January 3, it was announced that Spotify was being sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc for $1.6 billion. Wixen claimed that Spotify had used songs without a license or compensation. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Locher, File

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Carphone Warehouse Fined by Britain

Carphone Warehouse

In 2015, a cyber attack on Carphone Warehouse jeopardized the private information of 3 million customers. On January 10, Britain’s information regulator announced that Carphone Warehouse would be fined $539,400 (400,000 pounds). (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

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OnePlus Credit Card Hack

Credit Card

Nearly 40,000 people have had their credit card information stolen from the site OnePlus. The company revealed on January 19 that the attack occurred mid-November and lasted until January 11 after the hackers found a loophole in the payment system. (BBC)

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NASA Removes Astronaut from Mission

Epps

Jeanette Epps, who would have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the ISS crew, was removed from her mission on January 19. NASA did not provide a reason to the press, and states that Epps will be considered for missions in the future. (BBC)

Photo Source: Robert Markowitz/NASA via AP

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Amazon Narrows Down its Search

Amazon

On January 20, Amazon narrowed down its list of potential hosts for the new headquarters to 20 cities. 19 of those cities are located in the United States and the other is Toronto. Various experts have weighed in on the decision, predicting a city in the U.S. to be the ultimate winner. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File

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Amazon Automated Grocery Store to Open

Amazon

After a year of testing, Amazon announced on January 21 that it will open its first automated grocery store. This store is a checkout-free store, and could change the way we shop forever. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File

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HomePod Launched by Apple

HomePod

On January 23, Apple launched the HomePod voice speaker, which uses its Siri voice.(Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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Google to Open New Support System Near Lisbon

Google

On January 24, it was announced that Google would open a support center in Portugal, creating approximately 500 jobs. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File

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