Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know to
start off the week.
bombshell letter claims that Uber hacked into competitors’
networks and wiretapped people at a hotel. The
letter was written by a lawyer for a former Uber employee, who
claims he was “unlawfully demoted” and later fired by the
will release the successor to the Galaxy S8 earlier than
expected. Samsung’s successor to the Galaxy S8
is said to be called the Galaxy S9, and it could be announced in
Democrats plan to force a vote in Congress over the FCC’s repeal
of net neutrality. Senator Charles Schumer said
he would force a vote, but many Republicans are in favour of the
is shutting down its ambitious project to reinvent smartphone
cameras. Google Tango, which let developers build
immersive camera-based apps for Android, will close in March.
doesn’t want to claim €250 million (£221 million) from Amazon in
back taxes. The European Commission ruled on
October 4 that the small EU nation had given illegal state aid to
is making a new space TV series with the screenwriter known for
“Battlestar Galactica” and “Star Trek.” Ronald
D. Moore is working on a series that “explores what would have
happened if the global space race had never ended.”
A new patent filing by Microsoft gives another hint that the
company is working on a folding phone. The filing
shows a hinged device that looks like a book.
can finally listen to podcasts on your Apple Watch without having
an iPhone around. Two third-party developers
recently released apps that don’t need an iPhone around to listen
Total investment on crowdfunding platform Seedrs has passed £300
million. Notable funding rounds over the
platform include digital banking app Revolut raising £3.8 million
and Dutch trading app Bux raising €1.4 million (£1.2 million).
is prohibiting commercial drivers from using its Supercharger
stations. It released a policy
called Supercharger Fair Use that says commercial drivers
won’t be allowed to use the stations.