10 things in tech you need to know today

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Lord's Cricket GroundMicrosoftMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London

Good morning, here’s the technology news you need to know this Wednesday.

1. Amazon’s TV and movie boss has resigned after being accused of sexual harassment. Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, resigned from his position on Tuesday.

2. Augmented reality startup Magic Leap officially announced that it had raised $US502 million (£381 million) in a round of funding. The round was led by Singapore’s Temasek.

3. Google’s parent company is spending $US50 million (£37.9 million) to build a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto. The plan will prioritise “environmental sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity,” according to Footpath Labs.

4. Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book 2. It has 17 hours battery life and more computing horsepower under the hood.

5. Microsoft also announced a huge new update for Windows 10. It includes a bunch of smaller and behind-the-scenes tweaks for PCs and tablets.

6. One of Sony’s most beloved game studios is facing sexual harassment charges from a former employee. A former Naughty Dog employee has spoken out on Twitter.

7. Apple responded to a top senator’s privacy questions about the iPhone X’s face scanner. Senator Al Franken said that Apple was working with his office to answer any questions about Face ID.

8. Twitter will be tougher on “non-consensual” nudity, hate symbols, and violent tweets after a user backlash. Twitter is making the changes after used protested last week.

9. Microsoft didn’t tell the public one of its databases was hacked in 2013. Hackers broke into a secret internal database for tracking bugs in Microsoft’s software.

10. Three former Tesla factory workers are suing the company over claims of “racially motivated abuse.” Tesla said the workers didn’t file official complaints of racial discrimination during their employment.

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