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Windows 10 Tip: Browse books in the Windows Store with the Windows 10 Creators Update

Did you know that with the Windows 10 Creators Update, we’ve added a new digital category in the Windows Store called books,* joining games, apps, movies/TV, and music?

With books in the Windows Store, you can discover and read e-books from your favorite authors across genres you love – from sci-fi to thrillers, to children’s books, and everything in between.

Here’s how to get started:

To get started, open the Windows Store from the Start menu or by searching, then click on “Books” at the top to start browsing.

Open the Windows Store from the Start menu or by searching, then click on “Books” at the top to start browsing. Books is available across Windows 10 devices, from laptops to 2-in-1s, desktops, and mobile.

Once you’ve purchased a book from the Windows Store, you can start reading immediately with Microsoft Edge, which supports offline reading without an internet connection. What’s more, in Microsoft Edge you can easily personalize your reading experience with custom font sizes, layouts, and themes. Microsoft Edge has integrated Learning Tools accessibility features like Read Aloud and text spacing to make it easier for everyone to read, including people with learning differences like dyslexia and English Language Learners.

Have a great week!

*US only

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Andy Rubin’s not-so-Essential phone only coming to Sprint in US

 Oh dear. “From “essential” to inconsequential in one partnership”, as one of my colleagues put it when told the news that Andy Rubin’s much hyped Essential smartphone is only going to be ranged by fourth largest US network, Sprint. Read More
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Tech stocks are getting whacked again (AAPL, FB, TSLA, NVDA, GOOGL, MSFT)

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Technology stocks are under pressure ahead of Monday’s opening bell.

The early selling comes after a decline on Friday spilled over into both Asia and Europe on Monday. Additionally, Mizuho analyst Abhey Lamba lowered his price target for Apple from $160 to $150. 

Here’s a look at some of the bigger names ahead of the opening bell:

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite actually hit a record on Friday — before reversing directions later — after Goldman Sachs declared FAAMG as the new acronym for the most powerful tech stocks driving the market. 

“Indeed, the bigger story in our view is FAAMG — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet — a group of five stocks which have been the key drivers of both the SPX & NDX returns year-to-date,” Robert Boroujerdi and his colleagues wrote in a note.

According to the firm, that group of five stocks had added $660 billion in market value so far in 2017.

Then, Citron Research published a scathing white paper on the graphics-processing-unit manufacturer Nvidia, saying it had become “a casino stock” after soaring more than 16% last Monday through Thursday. Citron said shares would sink to $130 before hitting $180.

Also weighing on tech was a report from Bloomberg suggesting that Apple’s iPhone 8 wouldn’t be as fast as its rivals

The Nasdaq ultimately closed down 1.8% on Friday. 

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Bitcoin nearly hits $3,000 before plunging

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Bitcoin’s wild ride is continuing on Monday. The cryptocurrency climbed to a lifetime high of $2,999.97 a coin in overnight action, but it has seen a sharp drop from its highs. It’s now trading down by $223, or 7.6%, at $2,729 a coin.

Monday’s action comes without any real catalyst, as trade appears to be fueled by buying in Asia. Recently, China’s three largest bitcoin exchanges lifted their ban on clients’ withdrawals. Additionally, Japan’s government announced in early April that bitcoin had been approved as a legal payment method in the country.

Bitcoin has gained 187% this year. Its meteoric rise has prompted tech billionaire Mark Cuban to call it a “bubble.” Last Tuesday, Cuban tweeted: “I think it’s in a bubble. I just don’t know when or how much it corrects. When everyone is bragging about how easy they are making $=bubble.”

The market continues to await the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s ruling on an exchange-traded fund started by the Winklevoss twins. Back in March, the SEC rejected that ETF along with another. It has since taken public comment on its decision regarding the Winklevoss twins’ ETF, but it has not made an additional ruling.

SEE ALSO: The first investor in Snapchat thinks bitcoin could hit $500,000 by 2030

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You pump up this mini scuba system by hand and it lets you breathe for 10 minutes underwater

No scuba gear? No problem! Scorkl is a mini scuba device that can be pumped up by hand and it allows you to dive for up to 10 minutes.

The high-pressure hand pump can pump to 3,000 psi which allows the small canister to hold enough air for 10 minutes underwater.

It easily reached its goal on Kickstarter where it is crowdfunding. You can pre-order a pump, adapter, and Scorkl there for around £320.

Produced by Leon Siciliano

 

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Google adds Recaptcha API to Android to block the bots

Developers on the Android mobile platform, which has had ongoing problems with security, now have at their disposal an API intended to protect apps from malicious traffic and bots.

Google is adding a Recaptcha API to Google Play Services for Android apps. The API is included with Google SafetyNet, a set of services and APIs to protect against threats that include device tampering and potentially harmful apps.

Critical to the API is Google’s latest Recaptcha technology, which provides behind-the-scenes risk analysis and has let actual people pass through with no clicks. With Android apps updated to support the new API, mobile users can use their apps without being interrupted yet still avoid spam and abuse.

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Jaguar Land Rover invested $25 million in ridesharing service Lyft

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Car manufacturing group Jaguar Land Rover invested $25 million (£19.6 million) in American ridesharing startup Lyft in April, according to a press release.

The investment came from Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion investment fund, which it uses to invest in technology companies.

Jaguar Land Rover says that it will supply Lyft with vehicles and plans to work together with the company.

Lyft will also let Jaguar Land Rover get its hand on its fleet of self-driving cars.

Sebastian Peck, the head of InMotion, sent this statement about the investment in Lyft:

“We are excited to collaborate with a leading platform like Lyft not only on developing premium mobility solutions but also devising innovative solutions to the transport problems Jaguar Land Rover’s customers face.

“Personal mobility and smart transportation is evolving and this new collaborative venture will provide a real-world platform helping us develop our connected and autonomous services.”

This isn’t the first time that a car manufacturer has invested in a ridesharing startup. In May 2016 it was announced that Volkswagen had invested $300 million (£235 million) in Gett.

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10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, MSFT)

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

1. Uber’s board has unanimously agreed to all of the company’s culture fixes. Ex-US attorney general Eric Holder submitted his report into Uber to the company’s board.

2. Microsoft has announced the Xbox One X, its most powerful Xbox yet. It costs $500 (£392) in the United States, and can play 4K games.

3. Uber’s long-time chief business officer is reportedly going to resign on Monday. Emil Michael has played a pivotal but controversial role at the transportation firm.

4. The creator of Android explained how his new phone can take on Apple and Samsung. Business Insider spoke to Andy Rubin, who is now CEO of Essential.

5. Apple is laying the groundwork for a more advanced Apple TV. It now supports High Efficiency Video Coding.

6. Samsung just unveiled the widest computer monitor you can buy. It has a 49-inch display.

7. Jaguar Land Rover is investing in Lyft. Its mobility services business InMotion is investing $25 million in the car hailing firm, CNBC reports.

8. Apple is offering podcast creators info on their listeners, Axios reports. The tech firm will give creators access to analytics.

9. Mercedes created the bus of the future. The semi-autonomous vehicle is called the “Future Bus.”

10. Brent Hoberman has unveiled a new $60 million European startup fund. The Lastminute.com founder has created Firstminute Capital.

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'Doom' is getting a VR game

The long-running “Doom” series is getting a brand new entry in “Doom VFR,” a new virtual reality game for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR headsets. 

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The new game is being developed by id Software, the development studio originally responsible for the “Doom” franchise. It’s not a departure from the “Doom” series in any way, it seems, as the trailer features an all-star cast of the franchise’s greatest hits. 

Notoriously, “Doom 3” was an early prototype game used for early models of the Oculus Rift headset. The creator of “Doom,” John Carmack, famously went on to leave the studio he founded (id Software) to become CTO of Oculus VR. He remains in that job, only as an employee of Facebook due to Facebook buying Oculus VR. He’s also the central character of a high-profile lawsuit between ZeniMax Media — the owner of id Software and Carmack’s former employer — and Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg even had to testify in the case.

Doom VFR

The game is planned for release at some point this year on both PC and PlayStation 4. In th meantime, there’s a trailer to get an idea for what it looks like to play something as crazy as “Doom” in virtual reality.

SEE ALSO: The next ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game will be one of the first to take advantage of Microsoft’s newest Xbox

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Uber's board has unanimously agreed to all of the company's culture fixes

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Uber took a step towards reforming its culture after the company’s board agreed on Sunday to approve all the recommendations stemming from an external investigation into harassment and other bad behavior in Uber’s workplace. 

What exactly the board agreed to — and the fate of its CEO Travis Kalanick — remains a secret until the recommendations are shared with employees on Tuesday. 

“The Uber Board met today with Eric Holder and Tammy Albarrán,” an Uber board spokesperson. “The Board unanimously voted to adopt all the recommendations of the Holder Report. The recommendations will be released to the employees on Tuesday.”

The Holder Report is the culmination of a several-month investigation into Uber’s workplace. The company hired former US attorney general Eric Holder in February after an ex-engineer penned a blog post about the “strange” year she experienced while at Uber. Her blog post included accusations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination throughout the company.

An additional investigation, lead by a separate law firm, resulted in the firing of more than 20 Uber employees after the firm received 215 claims of sexual harassment and other bad behaviors at the company. 

Holder’s report is based in part on those 215 claims. The recommendations he’s made as a result, which will not be made public until Tuesday, are expected by people close to the company to not only be wide-ranging cultural reforms, but may also include personnel recommendations. 

The board debated for seven hours on Sunday at the Los Angeles offices of Covington & Burling, Holder’s law firm. Prior to the board meeting the Wall Street Journal reported that Emil Michael, Uber’s long-standing Chief Business Officer who has been linked to several of the scandals, may resign as early as Monday as a result of the report.

The biggest unanswered question remains the future of Kalanick as CEO of the company. Reuters first reported that the board was going to discuss whether or not the embattled CEO, who is also facing a personal tragedy after the loss of mother, should take a three-month leave of absence. Uber’s board did not comment on Kalanick’s future at the company. An Uber spokeswoman also declined to comment further.

SEE ALSO: Report: Uber’s long-time chief business officer to resign Monday amid investigation into company’s culture

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