All The News You Missed Overnight: Apple iOS 9, Botched Watch And #IStandWithAhmed

All The News You Missed Overnight: Apple iOS 9, Botched Watch And #IStandWithAhmed

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours and speculation — real and fabricated. All The News You Missed Overnight collects all those whispers into one place to deliver your morning buzz.

Apple has released iOS 9 overnight! It’s a ~1.2GB download over-the-air, and updates your device with all the shiny new features you could want.

Meanwhile, Apple has been forced to delay the roll-out of Apple Watch OS 2 thanks to a battery bug. Developers reported that the GM software had a huge battery drain issue, and couldn’t possibly be shipped without a fix.

Stay tuned for when it’s coming out.

Here’s a slightly more serious bit of news.

Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-year old boy in Irving, Texas. Ahmed makes stuff. Overnight, he brought a clock he made to school. It was awesome: kids should always be encouraged to make cool stuff. However, it turned sour when police were called. They arrested Ahmed because he had reportedly made a “hoax bomb” and brought it to school.

The clock was just a clock, the police are dumb, and this is straight-up racism. Police haven’t pressed hoax bomb charges, and have released Ahmed. They still haven’t apologised for being Islamaphobic, technophobic jerks.

It’s deeply saddening that the maker spirit of a child has been dampened by the racism of a school district and a local police force. There are reports saying that Ahmed won’t be bringing anything he’s made out into public again, which sucks. But racist assholes can’t be allowed to win, and the right-thinking internet has rallied around Ahmed in a massive way.

Obama wants him to come to the White House…

…Twitter wants him to intern there…

…so does Jawbone…

…and celebs like Pharrell Williams are right behind his innovative spirit.

Keep building stuff, Ahmed. Don’t let the racist douchebags get you down.

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