10 things in tech: YouTube's ad ban, Elon Musk's house, AI salaries revealed

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1. YouTube has banned ads for politics, alcohol, and prescription drugs from its homepage banner. Gambling-related ads, such as sports betting and casino games, will also be barred from the coveted - and pricey - ad spot. Get the full rundown here.

2. Looking for a house? Maybe you can buy Elon Musk's. The Tesla CEO said he's selling his last home to help fund a Mars colony. From his tweet, it seems there's just one condition: that it "needs to go to a large family." We have the details here.

3. The future of money might be a cryptocurrency you've never heard of. Stablecoins, which peg their price to physical assets outside the cryptocurrency space, could soon replace your credit cards and cash. Here's what you need to know about the future of your wallet.

4. Microsoft has doubled down on its "Netflix for gaming" subscription service. Rather than pushing individual games, the company has shifted its focus to its monthly subscription, which gives users access to hundreds of video games. The latest on the service.

5. Just how safe is the rocket that Jeff Bezos is trusting with his life? It's successfully flown 15 times, but never with human passengers - and Bezos will have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit. More on the flight that's 10,000 times more dangerous than flying commercial.

6. Apple is one step closer to adding a glucose monitor and body temperature sensor to the Apple Watch. The new features would be the latest in Apple's journey to dominating the wearables market. Here's when you could expect those updates.

7. Habitat for Humanity is building a 3D-printed home to help solve the affordable housing crisis. 3D-printed houses - including this three-bedroom home in Arizona - are increasingly seen as an economical solution to the country's housing shortage. See how it's being constructed.

8. Elon Musk said Tesla will accept Bitcoin payments once miners use 50% clean energy. Following his tweet, the price of Bitcoin jumped to almost $40,000. Musk has previously said Tesla won't accept Bitcoin because it's too environmentally destructive. More on that back and forth here.

9. Salaries revealed: How much do AI companies pay their employees? We examined how much Snowflake, Databricks, UiPath and other top AI companies pay their engineers, researchers, and staff. See what they make.

10. Flipdish is using a deal with CloudKitchens and $58.5 million from VCs like Tiger Global to break into the restaurant-tech space. Flipdish, a kiosk specialist, is the latest startup to enter the fray of e-commerce providers. Here's how it's making a dent in the field.

Compiled by Jordan Erb. Tips/comments? Email jerb@insider.com or tweet @JordanParkerErb.

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