Good Monday to you! Here are some of the tech stories you might have missed this morning or over the weekend:
More turmoil at Uber
Over the weekend, the board of directors at Uber met and according to reports, unanimously voted to adopt recommendations from a report led by Eric Holder involving widespread sexual harassment claims. The company is expected to put CEO Travis Kalanick on a leave of absence for three months and to get rid of its business chief Emil Michael, who has been a close ally of Kalanick’s. The Holder report will be released this week.
A new Xbox
As the Electronic Entertainment Expo continues, Microsoft over the weekend unveiled what had previously been called “Project Scorpio.” It is now officially the “Xbox One X” and, as expected, it puts a but focus on 4K-quality video streaming and gaming with beefed up hardware (and a beefed-up price: $499). The company said it will work with existing Xbox One games and will give those titles a performance/graphics boost, even for those with out 4K televisions. It’s out Nov. 7.
Silk Road’s successors
The New York Times has a good read on the groups that have continued on the Dark Web since Silk Road was taken down. The opiod trade on the internet, it seems, is as strong as ever.
BioWare, which has a major presence in Austin and has the “Mass Effect” series and “Star Wars: The Old Republic” under its belt, at E3 unveiled a stunning six-minute trailer for its next major game/franchise, “Anthem.” You can check it out below:
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