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Welcome to a new ongoing series of posts called “This Week in Tech”. The idea of this series is to bring you some of the most interesting stories from around the technology world each Friday. Stories will include feature articles on news from the tech industry. The series will also highlight cool new inventions, apps, and startups we discover each week. We hope bringing this series to you each Friday will help keep you informed while also giving you some more lighthearted reads for the end of your work week.

1. HBO’s standalone streaming service is now live – HBO’s new streaming service HBO Now officially arrived on the Apple TV on Tuesday. Unlike HBO and HBO Go, which both require a cable subscription, all you need to enjoy HBO Now is a broadband connection or an Apple device.

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2. Russia hacked the White House – Russian-hired hackers breached an unclassified White House system and pilfered information about President Obama’s daily schedule and communications, CNN reports.

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3. Amazon can finally test its delivery drones in the US – Amazon’s drone team must have heaved a collective sigh of relief: the company only had to wait a few weeks for the FAA’s approval this time. The agency has officially granted Amazon’s request to test its new UAVs in the US on Wednesday, April 8th.

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4. Popcorn Time is launching an app that will let anyone watch pirated movies on an iPhone – Popcorn Time, a video-streaming service often referred to as the “Netflix for pirates,” is coming to the iPhone.

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5. The $75k Model S 70D Is The New Entry-Level Tesla – Tesla has been tweaking its Model S lineup continuously, nixing the lowest-spec model before it even went on sale, adding features, eliminating options, and eventually adding all-wheel-drive. Now there’s this: the new 70D, a replacement for the entry-level Model S that gets more range and adds a second motor.

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