Weekly Rewind: A mega tech merger, Paris bans cars, and more

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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from the best of IFA to a new Bill Nye Netflix show, it’s all here.

IFA 2016: Complete Coverage


CES may be the largest consumer electronics show in the U.S., but IFA owns bragging rights as the largest CE show outside of the states. The show runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 7, and because of its timing (just in time for buyers to place Christmas orders), IFA frequently plays host to several first-time product unveilings, many of which will simply be repeated at CES in the United States. Digital Trends is on the ground in Berlin to bring you all the news and hot announcements coming from the show.

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Details emerge on future updates to Apple’s Mac line and the iPad Pro


We already know that Apple has big plans to refresh its Mac and mobile operating systems this year with the release of MacOS Sierra and iOS 10. However, there’s now word that the company intends to deliver major hardware updates to its Mac line and to the iPad Pro sooner rather than later. The iPad Pro is set to be tweaked in order to make it more appealing to professional users.

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China approves merger of Dell and EMC; mammoth deal will be official next week


The highly publicized merger between Dell and EMC is set to be finalized next week. Once the deal officially closes on September 7, it will be the biggest technology merger in history. First announced in October of last year, the $63 billion merger received regulatory approval this week from China’s Ministry of Commerce, which was the last of many hurdles Dell and EMC had to clear to make the merger official.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy aims to save the world with upcoming Netflix series


He may have never left our hearts, but Bill Nye is now coming back to our screens. That’s right, friends, Bill Nye the Science Guy is finally making a return to television. Well, it’s not quite television, but it’s the 21st century equivalent. Next spring, “Bill Nye Saves the World” will make its debut on Netflix, giving you a whole new series to binge watch until the wee hours of the morning. But this is one show you won’t have to feel bad about — as Variety reports, the talk show will “explore science and its impact on politics, society, and pop culture.”

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Unique Vietnamese home embraces tranquility with its plots of living trees


Fed up with the long hours of market life, a Vietnamese family man decided his best course of action would be to move into a giant tree house — sort of. In an effort to spend more time with his wife and young children, this unnamed man commissioned the help of 3 Atelier, his nephew’s renowned Ho Chi Minh City-based architecture firm, to design an innovative home geared towards embracing tranquility. From the abundance of living trees to its uniquely constructed tile walls, 3 Atelier’s gorgeously designed home is the epitome of a modern tree house.

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