Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
1. Apple is preparing its first “home AI product” for a marketing launch as soon as this summer. That’s according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
2. Brian Tolkin, who built UberPool into one of Uber’s most popular products, is leaving the ride-hailing giant. He’s been there for nearly five years.
3. Facebook says it shouldn’t have told at least one advertiser how to reach emotionally “insecure” teens. The story highlights the kind of data the company collects about its nearly 2 billion users.
4. Employees have started moving into Apple’s new global headquarters. The facility, known as Apple Park, cost around $US5 billion (£3.8 billion) and is based in Cupertino.
5. Apple won’t explain why some of its new MacBook Pros are making a weird popping noise. Reports started circulating about the problem earlier this month.
6. Netflix has released a new trailer for “House of Cards” season 5. It looks a bit creepy.
7. Apple’s futuristic, wire-free earbuds, AirPods, haven’t been on the market for long, but people seem to really like them, according to a survey. 82% of 942 customers surveyed said they were “very satisfied” with their AirPods. Overall, 98% of respondents said they were satisfied.
8. The iconic white plastic MacBook is now obsolete. That means that Apple won’t fix them anymore (except in certain places with strong laws, like California.)
9. Cuba is on the brink of an internet revolution. Google has just turned on its first servers in the long-isolated country.
10. Airbnb has reached an agreement with the city of San Francisco that would require the nearly 8,000 hosts in the city to be registered in order to host a listing. The agreement resolves the legal limbo the company has existed in for nearly the last year.
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