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10 things in tech you need to know today, July 24



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Impossible Foods cleared a
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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this

Google’s parent company Alphabet brought in more revenue this
quarter than Wall Street analysts expected
company delivered strong growth, despite a hefty $5 billion fine
from European regulators.

Impossible Foods, a Silicon Valley startup that makes a
plant-based burger, cleared a major hurdle on
The FDA ruled that a key ingredient in the
patty, heme, is officially safe to eat.

Susan Fowler Rigetti, the woman who blew the whistle on Uber’s
sexist culture, has been hired by The New York
Fowler Rigetti will serve as The Times’
technology opinion editor based in San Francisco.

4. Details
have been uncovered about two new new Xbox consoles Microsoft is
Thurrott’s Brad Sams reports that
Microsoft is working on both a more traditional console and a
smaller lower-powered device designed for game-streaming.

Google’s underrated Translate service could be its next hit
CEO Sundar Pichai revealed the app
translates 143 billion words every day, and that it got a big
boost during the 2018 World Cup.

6. Someone hacked
Alexa so it can respond to sign language
Abhishek Singh has hacked together an app which allows Alexa to
understand and respond to American Sign Language.

A former eBay CEO has invested in an esports
Ex-eBay boss Meg Whitman has invested
in the Los Angeles-based esports startup Immortals LLC.

Amazon Prime day led to a surge of health and safety complaints
from warehouse staff
According to workplace digital
campaigning platform Organise, health and safety complaints from
Amazon UK workers shot up 209% on Prime day this year.

9. A
group of German engineering students from the Technical
University of Munich won SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s HyperloopPod
Their prototype pod shattered speed
records and raced through a nearly mile-long tunnel at 290 miles
per hour.

10. The
newest version of Chrome, released today, is going to call out
unencrypted websites
In an effort to make its
browser more secure, Google will mark all sites that don’t use
HTTPS as insecure.

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