10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this morning.

1. Apple officially announced the iPhone X yesterday. The $US999 (£999 in the UK) device has a new design, no Home button, and it unlocks using facial recognition.

2. Apple also announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The phones now have glass on the front and back as well as improved cameras and better internal components.

3. And Apple also announced a new Apple Watch that doesn’t need your phone to receive calls, a 4K Apple TV, and teased its wireless charging device. The wireless charging pad, AirPower, likely won’t be released until next year.

4. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said bitcoin is worse than the most famous asset bubble in history. Dimon said on stage at a Barclays conference that the cryptocurrency is “worse than tulip bulbs.”

5. Amazon denied that Boston is a frontrunner for its new headquarters. The company wants a new head office in the US and Bloomberg claimed that Boston has taken the lead in Amazon’s search.

6. YouTube’s biggest star, PewDiePie, apologised for using the n-word. “I’m just an idiot,” the star said in his apology video.

7. Yelp sent a letter to the US Federal Trade Commission claiming that Google was breaking the terms of a settlement by using images from Yelp in search results. It’s the latest development in a long-running saga.

8. Work chat service Slack announced several new milestones. The company said it now has over 9 million weekly active users and annual recurring revenue of $US200 million (£150 million).

9. Gmail and other popular Google services experienced a partial service outage at a very bad time. The problems came as people prepared to tune into Apple’s keynote.

10. Nintendo is bringing back its outrageously popular, $US60 (£45) NES console in 2018. The NES Classic Edition console was discontinued earlier this year.

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