10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 1. The ACLU accused Facebook of allowing gender discrimination in job ads. The ACLU claims that Facebook broke federal and state law by allowing women to be excluded from job ads on its platform. 2. iPhone XS reviews are starting to come in, and they are widely favourable. It seems the major improvement can be found in the camera, especially with portrait mode and the new “smart HDR” feature. 3. Tesla says the US Department of Justice asked for documents after Elon Musk’s “funding secured” tweet about taking the company private. Tesla is facing a criminal investigation… Read More

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Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console this December loaded with 20 games

Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps and bringing back its original PlayStation console nearly 25 years after its initial release as a miniature gaming device called the PlayStation Classic, the company announced today. The device will cost $99.99 ( €99.99 / 9,980 yen) and, similar to Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles, will come pre-loaded with 20 “genre-defining” titles, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, and Ridge Racer Type 4. The device will launch on December 3rd. In addition to a standard mini-PlayStation, buyers will also get two classic PS1 controllers for games that support local multiplayer when they purchase the bundle. We don’t yet have a full list of… Read More

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Former GM exec Bob Lutz predicts conspiracy theorists will soon be asking ‘Who killed Tesla?’ (TSLA)

Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors and prominent Tesla critic, would like you to know that he still believes Tesla’s days are numbered. Lutz said in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday that the totality of the electric-car maker’s financial, administrative, manufacturing, and legal problems signal Tesla “is headed for the graveyard.” The remarks come at another challenging time for Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, as US authorities investigate his claim that he had “funding secured” to take his company private. Tesla is also working overtime to crank out as many of its mass-market Model 3 sedans as it can. “They will never make money on… Read More

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Samsung might launch its first quad-camera phone on October 11

It seems that Samsung is set to push the limits in photography with mid-range phones. According to a leak from SamsungMobile.News, Samsung will be launching its first phone with four rear cameras – Galaxy A9 Star Pro (2018) – on October 11. The cameras will be placed vertically on the left with LED flash underneath them on the back of the phone. Samsung earlier teased a possible quad-camera phone with an invite which said ‘4X Fun’. Let the fun times begin, this October 11, 2018. pic.twitter.com/8zzWYAgiWB — Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) September 14, 2018 The phone will supposedly launch with black, blue gradient and… This story continues at The Next Web… Read More

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Baez, Murphy go deep as Cubs romp past Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs jumped out to a big early lead Tuesday night on their way to a 9-1 win over the fading Arizona Diamondbacks. With its fifth victory in six games, Chicago increased its NL Central lead to 3 1/2 games over the Milwaukee Brewers, who lost at home to last-place Cincinnati. Mike Montgomery (5-5) allowed a run and four hits with a season-high eight strikeouts in six innings for his first win since Aug. 7. The slumping Diamondbacks dropped six games behind the first-place Dodgers in the NL West and six back of St. Louis for… Read More

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Uber driver suing Bucs’ QB Winston over groping incident

PHOENIX — A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016. The NFL in June suspended Winston for three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, after an investigation into the incident. The suit comes as Winston approaches the final game of the suspension, and with the team off to a 2-0 start. He missed the opener at New… Read More

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