The Weekly Hash - November 2, 2012

Making fun of Halloween week’s top tech stories, from Starbucks to Star Wars

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Apple announced on Monday that Scott Forstall, who oversaw the rollout of Apple Maps, will be leaving Apple. He’s staying around until next year because it’ll take that long to find his way out of the building using Apple Maps.

Today in Florida the retired space shuttle Atlantis will be moved to its final home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The 10 mile trip is expected to take 12 hours which should make it the fastest vehicle on a Florida highway.

On Monday Microsoft officially launched Windows Phone 8. To build excitement, Microsoft will soon be opening a number of popup stores near long lines of people.

This week the U.S. Department of Energy completed deployment of the world’s fastest supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Here’s how fast it is: it’s capable of tracking Apple’s profits in real time.

Google cancelled an Android event in New York City on Monday due to Hurricane Sandy. On the plus side, AT&T, Verizon and Samsung each offered slightly different versions of the event.

 

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