The biggest changes to Microsoft’s high-end laptop are on the inside — but the device itself still looks good.
There’s another Twitter spat going on, this time between market-makers DWF Labs, GSR and Wintermute. Worth keeping an eye on, because at least once when there was this kind of Twitter trash-talking — between FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried and Binance’s Changpeng “CZ” Zhao — FTX melted down.
And they call themselves... the future of finance!
The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it laid off about 30 people in its talent acquisition organization.
EA Sports FC 24, the first entry in EA’s new non-FIFA soccer franchise, launches next week. But so does a mobile version — and you can get a first glimpse at it in the reveal trailer below. The mobile game is out on September 26th, while the full PC and console release hits on the 29th.
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The biggest feature might be the ability to work on a document together with somebody over FaceTime — but that’s probably not enough to get more people to use these apps. MacRumors has more details about the updates.
It’s the desktop peripheral control app PC gamers love to hate. Now Razer says a new streamlined version of Synapse, rewritten for multithreaded CPUs and coming Q4, is 30 percent faster. Razer’s breaking out a standalone Chroma RGB app too.
“Every single person, ourselves included, complained that when you plug in a new piece of hardware, you have to update the drivers in Synapse,“ says spokesperson Will Powers. “Not anymore.” Check the gallery below for a peek.
“Vibrant and energetic graffiti on the wall” created the PC wallpaper you see below, the company claims, whose colors you can one-click propagate across Chroma RGB devices.
Snap wanted to get 4 million people subscribed to its $3.99/month service by the end of 2022. Turns out, it probably happened about 6 months later. The last milestone Snap disclosed was hitting 3 million subscribers in April.
I’ve got the update on my iPhone 12 Mini. Here’s the full patch notes; they’re short.
This update provides bug fixes and important security updates for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
We’re not seeing the update on our iPhone 15 review devices just yet, but we’re planning to install it on those as soon as we can. Hopefully the patch fixes the seemingly-broken battery charging setting that’s supposed to halt charging past 80 percent.
That’s Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, introducing the company’s new flagship Huntsman V3 Pro gaming keyboards. They’ve got a second-gen optical switch that can still reset instantly after you press — now with adjustable actuation as little as 0.1mm (down from 1.2mm), and lighter at 40g (down from 45g). See them in the gallery below.
The company made the news in a blog post about the appointment of Julian Gerighty to head up The Division’s brand. Gerighty will move into the role after Ubisoft ships Star Wars: Outlaws in 2024 — he’s serving as creative director on that game.
The new Apple Watch models released this year don’t look any different from their predecessors, but they do come with some nice upgrades under the hood. Namely, a new chip and a couple of new abilities that come along with it. Do you need to upgrade? Nah, especially if you have a watch from last year. Be sure to check out Victoria Song’s video below and her full review for more.
Not for eating! It’s so you can see the carbon footprint, water, mineral, and fossil usage of your new mouse or keyboard (or laptop?) right on the box, starting with the DeathAdder v2 X Hyperspeed.
Razer spokesperson Will Powers says it’ll be a slow rollout, as Razer has to get UL EcoLogo certification on each and every product, but that process is “baked into R&D going forward.”
Sam McCandlish, CEO of the Claude chatbot maker, said its Responsible Scaling Policy (RSP) can manage the development and deployment of powerful AI models. RSP is heavily inspired by the US government’s Biosafety research levels and involves Anthropic classifying AI models based on risk levels and scaling safety responses. The company did not specify what else RSP entails.
Anthropic told Venture Beat it wants to solve “key safety problems so that developing safer, more advanced AI systems unlock additional capabilities, rather than reckless scaling.”
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In new US EV charging news, the automaker will adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) port in its next-generation EVs starting in 2025. Current and future I-Pace customers will also get adapters to use the 12,000-plus Tesla Superchargers beforehand, but there’s no timeframe for availability.
They’ve agreed on five goals for both countries, including mitigating the impact of clean energy and digital economic transitions on workers and harnessing new technologies, like artificial intelligence, to benefit those workers.
There are still no specifics on how they will develop this partnership and reach those goals, but they want to take the initiative to other international forums and allow other nations and organizations to join.
Hundreds of governments and thousands of protesters descended upon New York City this week to ramp up action on climate change.
And when they complained to TikTok about their treatment, they were retailiated against, according to a complaint filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Nnete Matima and Joël Carter say their work was sabotaged.
“I did everything in terms of filing complaints, reporting things going up the chain of command — I did everything I possibly could do, but found that the more I spoke up for myself, the worse I was treated,” Matima said in an interview with Bloomberg.
[The Washington Post]
Apple didn’t choose the USB-C life, but boy are we glad it got here anyway.