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10 things in tech you need to know today, August 27



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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.

Three people, including the gunman, were killed in a mass
shooting at a video game tournament on Sunday in Jacksonville,
. The gunman was identified as 24-year-old
gamer David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland.

2. The
YouTube boxing match between KSI and Logan Paul ended in a
Attendees booed the decision, but both
YouTubers called for a rematch.

YouTuber KSI said in an interview that he would have studied
computer science at university if he hadn’t taken up making
He also said he wanted to become a
professional boxer. 

Elon Musk has said he no longer wants to turn Tesla into a
private company
Musk insisted, in the face of
widespread scepticism, that he could have funded the move.

Uber is pivoting from cars to bikes and e-scooters for shorter
journeys, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told the Financial
Khosrowshahi said the move would mean a
short-term hit to profits.

Data from states shows thousands of Amazon employees are on food
Nearly one in three Amazon employees in
Arizona and 1 in 10 in Ohio were on food stamps or lived with
someone who was in 2017, according to data obtained
by nonprofit New Food Economy
 from state governments.

China’s Didi suspended its ride hailing service again after a
second female passenger was assaulted and murdered

It’s the second time such an incident has taken place since May.

Walmart filed a patent for virtual stores, and it could be the
next front in its battle with Amazon
virtual stores would potentially allow shoppers to explore a
three-dimensional representation of the company’s stores,
shopping much like they would in real life.

‘Fortnite’ on Android had a critical security flaw that wouldn’t
have happened if the game was released on Google
The “Fortnite” installation program on
Android had a loophole that allowed malicious actors to gain
access to users’ phones.

10. Oculus
founder Palmer Luckey gave a brutal review of mixed reality
device Magic Leap
He wrote: “Unfortunately, their
current offering is a tragedy in the classical sense, even more
so when you consider how their massive funding and carefully
crafted hype sucked all the air out of the room in the AR space.”

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