Facebook continues to go full-on futuristic at its F8 developer conference. The social network is building a tool that would let you type with your brain, and it has built a helicopter drone to provide wireless internet to disaster areas. Here’s a look inside the company’s secretive Building 8 hardware lab, home to its most out-there projects. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and more than 150 other tech companies told a federal court it should toss Donald Trump’s latest attempt to ban refugees and travelers from many majority-Muslim countries. [Tony Romm / Recode]
Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News. James and Lachlan Murdoch convinced their father Rupert that the star anchor had to go, as sexual harassment claims piled up and advertisers fled. Tucker Carlson will take O'Reilly’s 8 pm time slot. [The New York Times]
Google is readying an ad-blocking setting on both the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser. Yes, Google’s entire business pretty much depends on internet advertising, but it also wants to keep web users from using third-party ad-blocking tools Google doesn’t control. [Tess Townsend / Recode]
Alphabet’s Ruth Porat and Intel’s Brian Krzanich are coming to the Code Conference. They’ll join a lineup that includes Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker and Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes. [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” is getting a TV adaptation — it only took 16 years. On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Gaiman talks about what had to change in the TV business before his sprawling Americana-fantasy could come to the Starz network. [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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Some powerful GOP lawmakers — including party leader Mitch McConnell — are headed to the Bay Area for a high-dollar fundraiser at the home of Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison.
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