10 things in tech you need to know today

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

1. The future of Uber is in flux, with even CEO Travis Kalanick’s final fate unknown. The $69 billion (£55 billion) firm is releasing the results of a report into its corporate culture today.

2. Waymo is saying goodbye to the Firefly, its prototype for a self-driving car. Google parent company Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit is focusing on building its software into big car makers’ vehicles instead.

3. By suing a former employee, Amazon may have revealed its big plans to take on Microsoft. It might be revving up its rivalry with Microsoft in the cloud.

4. There’s a new “Super Mario” game with a goofy twist. “Mario & Rabbids” is launching on August 29 as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch.

5. Uber’s longtime chief business officer is leaving the company. Emil Michael is a confidante of CEO Travis Kalanick.

6. Apple’s new iPad Pro is the best tablet. Business Insider has reviewed the latest tablet from Apple.

7. The malware used against the Ukrainian power grid is more dangerous than anyone thought. Motherboard reports that its design suggests that it was intended for use at multiple sites, not just one country.

8. Sleep-tracking company Hello is closing down. The San Francisco startup had raised $40 million from investors.

9. Amazon now lets you block calls and messages to the Echo, The Verge reports. You couldn’t previously stop unwanted people from calling your smart-home speaker.

10. Sony is remastering the acclaimed “Shadow of the Colossus” for PS4. The remake of the PS2 game was announced at E3 on Monday, and will come out in 2018.

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