10 things in tech you need to know today

Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaGetty Images/Stephen BrashearMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know to end your week.

1. A judge denied Uber’s bid to avoid a trial with Waymo — and referred Uber’s case for a possible criminal investigation. Google’s self-driving car unit accuses Uber of stealing its tech.

2. The banks that were in charge of Snap’s IPO love it — even after the company’s disastrous earnings report. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are maintaining their buy ratings.

3. Apple will reportedly unveil Amazon Video for Apple TV next month. It may be announced on June 5, at Apple’s WWDC conference.

4. Linux is coming to Microsoft’s app store. Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora are being added.

5. Magic Leap says it is opening up its secret glasses to developers this year. The augmented reality tech company has taken huge amounts of funding, but is highly secretive.

6. US President Trump has signed an executive order aimed at upgrading government cyber defences, Reuters reports. It builds on efforts undertaken by the Obama administration.

7. UK startup Improbable has raised a huge $US500 million (£388 million) funding round, Bloomberg reports. Softbank leads the investment into the simulation tech business.

8. With a new controller, Microsoft has taken a big shot at Facebook and Sony in the race for cheap virtual reality. It is teaming up with Acer to create a $US399 (£310) virtual reality bundle.

9. A study suggests the Apple watch can accurately predict heart problems. According to The Next Web, the wearable device detected atrial fibrillation with 97% accuracy.

10. Ousted Oculus founder Palmer Luckey says he felt restrained while working at Facebook. In an interview, he said he “could not cosplay while working at Facebook.”

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