Best Tech Stories around the world #115

On the program this week: Amazon Go ends checkout lines and shoplifting, Lexus stuck 42,000 LED lights on a car, next Samsung’s phone might not have a headphone jack, Microsoft finalizes $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition and Microsoft’s AI describes images for blind users.

Amazon Go ends checkout lines and shoplifting, begins a new era in retail by forbes.com

What is the Amazon Go Store, the new retail shopping experience and why is it important? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Read more

Lexus stuck 42,000 LED lights on a car to create this dazzling light show by digitaltrends.com

If those racing stripes on your car have failed to turn heads in the way you’d hoped, then here’s an idea that’ll guarantee people look your way as you motor around your neighborhood. Though setting it up may take a while. Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 might not have a headphone jack by theverge.comYou were probably hoping the whole no headphone jack thing was just a 2016 fad, right? Sorry, but SamMobile thinks it’s here to stay, as Samsung is reportedly preparing to release its Galaxy S8 sans jack. Read more

Microsoft finalizes $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition, reveals what’s next by theverge.com

Microsoft secured regulatory approval for its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn earlier this week, and the software giant is finalizing the deal today. In a LinkedIn note, of course, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he’s “enthusiastic about the common mission” of both Microsoft and LinkedIn. Read more

Microsoft’s AI will describe images in Word and PowerPoint for blind users by theverge.com

Artificial intelligence may be making small and steady advances in general-purpose situations like digital assistants. But it’s the more subtle AI accessibility features that have a more substantial impact today, especially for users with disabilities. Read more