Apple's WWDC keynote is today, Palmer Luckey is working on a new startup, and Google Chrome gets its own ad blocker next year.
Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know to start off your week.
1. It’s the first main day of Apple’s WWDC event today, and we compiled a list of what to expect from the company’s keynote presentation. Expect to see iOS 11, new iPads, and new MacBooks too.
2. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed to The New York Times that he’s working on a new startup. It’s developing surveillance technology, and Trump advisor Peter Thiel is reportedly interested in investing in the company.
3. Google’s Chrome browser will automatically block certain ads starting next year. It’s going to block ads that have been deemed “unacceptable” by the Coalition for Better Ads.
4. A leaked memo to Tesla employees from CEO Elon Musk shows him asking employees to be “hardcore.” In the email, he asks employees to work “faster, harder, and smarter” than its rivals.
5. Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John is reportedly planning to leave Apple. Saint John is head of global consumer marketing for Apple Music.
6. Nintendo’s new online service offers subscription access to classic games for $20 (£15) a year. Nintendo Switch Online is planned to launch next year.
7. UK venture capital firm Draper Esprit has raised £160 million. It brought in £100 million on the London and Dublin stock exchanges and an additional £60 million that it raised via other sources including the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), the Venture Capital Trust (VCT), and secondary co-investment funds.
8. Another leaked email to Tesla employees from CEO Elon Musk shows Musk asking for direct reports about injuries at the company. “It breaks my heart when someone is injured building cars and trying their best to make Tesla successful,” Musk wrote.
9. We reviewed the relaunched Nokia 3310 — and threw it out of a fourth floor window. The phone held up pretty well.
10. Samsung has decided to release a “Pirates of the Caribbean” Galaxy S8. The phone comes with a collectable ring.
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