Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We’ve scoured the Internet to find the latest tech news for you to consume right now:
Google’s car project suffering because staffers were paid too much money
Bloomberg reports that Google keeps losing senior staffers on its self-driving car project because it is paying them too much money.
According to Bloomberg, some early hires had an “unusual compensation system that awarded supersized payouts based on the project’s value.” These bonuses became so big that several veteran members quit.
In December, Google changed its pay structure to keep costs down and prevent more people from leaving.
Disney cuts ties with YouTube star PewDiePie after anti-Semitic videos
Disney’s Maker Studios has cut ties with YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, also known as PewDiePie.
That decision comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that “millions of people” watched a Jan. 11 video posted by Kjellberg that included “two men laughing as they held a banner that read, ‘Death to all Jews.’ ”
The Journal also reported that Kjellberg has posted nine videos that include anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery.
Kjellberg is arguably one of YouTube’s biggest stars, with 53 million subscribers.
Here’s how people were reacting on Twitter:
All beef aside, @pewdiepie getting dropped by Maker, OVER A JOKE, is absolutely ridiculous. Thank god I left them last year.— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) February 14, 2017
Mildly pleased I never bothered learning what a Pewdiepie is.— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) February 14, 2017
Banks are going to use your phone as an ATM card soon
Banks are developing ways to use your phone to get cash out of A.T.M.s, the New York Times reports.
JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo are all planning to introduce cardless options. JPMorgan Chase already activating this technology on a “few hundred machines in four test cities,” the Times reports, including Miami and San Francisco.
This new system isn’t without security issues, the Times notes. One Chase customer has already reported having money stolen from her account through the cardless system.
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