On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Tuesday menu.

Netflix shares are up almost 17 percent after yesterday’s earnings report. (Our coverage of earnings report)

How to fix the KRACK Wi-Fi security hole in your phone or laptop. (Fortune)

Google Pixel 2 reviews are in, and they’re pretty good. (Wired, Verge)

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users, such as government officials and journalists. (Reuters)

Google unveils its first internally designed chip for consumer devices: Pixel Visual Core is a system-on-a-chip that improves the camera of the Pixel 2. (Bloomberg)

Google’s Project Wing to start testing dropping burritos by drones in Australia. (CNN)

Amid historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on danger of distracted driving doesn’t reflect actual toll. (Bloomberg)

PayPal rolls out Venmo payments to U.S. retailers. (Reuters)

Apple to appeal five-year-long patent battle after $439.7 million loss. (Verge)

New Jersey offers $7 billion in incentives to lure Amazon to Newark. (WSJ)

Kimbal Musk wants to disrupt food, Silicon Valley-style. (NYT)

Google Photos can now use facial recognition for your pets. (Company blog post)

Justice Department asks court to toss lawsuit by Twitter users over Donald Trump blocking them on Twitter. (Hollywood Reporter, our previous coverage)

Brookings Institution: Driverless car investments top $80 billion. (Hill)

Rep. Ro Khanna, in an op-ed in the Washington Post, says it’s a defining moment for Silicon Valley. “The hope is that they will answer the nation’s call to advance the common good.”


Photo: Screenshots of Venmo app on an Android. (Courtesy Venmo)


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