10 things in tech you need to know today

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesYouTube star Logan Paul.

Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to start your week.

1. Uber and Waymo reached a $US245 million (£176 million) settlement in their legal fight over self-driving-car technology on Friday.The settlement came days before Alphabet CEO Larry Page was scheduled to testify in open court.

2. Amazon is launching a package-delivery service to compete with FedEx and UPS. Shipping with Amazon is expected to roll out in Los Angeles over the next few weeks.

3. Nvidia reported strong earnings and its stock was up 10%.The company proved to investors that it isn’t relying on volatile cryptocurrency demand for its growth.

4. NBC’s Jennifer Salke is the new head of Amazon Studios after the former boss resigned following a sexual harassment claim.As NBC Entertainment president, Salke helped the network improve its ratings with hits like “This Is Us” and the “Chicago” franchise.

5. The organisers of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics confirmed that it had come under a cyber-attack during the opening ceremony. Internet and television systems were affected.

6. It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will have a headphone jack.The earlier Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 had headphone jacks, but it wasn’t clear whether the Galaxy S9 would keep it as well.

7. Hackers hijacked government-linked websites in the UK over the weekend in order to mine cryptocurrency. The Information Commissioner’s Office website was taken down.

8. YouTube suspended ads from Logan Paul’s videos after he tasered dead rats.YouTube said it decided to pull ads after a “recent pattern of behaviour” but didn’t point to a specific video.

9. Several Russian nuclear scientists were reportedly arrested after trying to use a powerful computer to mine Bitcoin. The scientists reportedly attempted to connect a supercomputer to the internet, which caused them to be discovered.

10. MoviePass terminated a “small percentage” of its users for violating its terms of service – and some people freaked out.Many people took to Twitter to voice their frustration and confusion as to why they lost their accounts.

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