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“We are eating your market share like a birthday cake and you can do nothing.”

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” ZhaoFTX melted down.

And they call themselves... the future of finance!

No idea if I’ll use Microsoft Copilot, but this is absolutely my new jam.

Microsoft set its new Copilot ad to Amy McKnight’s “Rise Up Let’s Go.” Such energy... I might just keep it on repeat today!

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Some layoffs at Roblox.

The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it laid off about 30 people in its talent acquisition organization.


And also Pocket Casts!

This is such a hack and a workaround but I’m thrilled it exists.

Footy on your phone.

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.

Microsoft’s Surface and AI event: all the news and announcements

Microsoft’s big Windows and Surface event will focus on its AI vision of the future.

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Apple updated Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.

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.

Razer finally heard us — it’s overhauling Synapse.

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.


Razer’s wallpaper engine is adding type-to-paint generative AI.

“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.

It’s called Axon Create, and it uses I asked and they wouldn’t let me try it ahead of announcement, but you can apparently try it today.

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Snapchat Plus hit 5 million subscribers.

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.

iOS 17.0.1 is out now.

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:

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.

Wordle, but for movie people.

Have we reached the peak of the daily puzzle craze? Honestly, I hope not. Here’s one I just discovered: Cinema Grids. Three actors, three movie criteria, and once chance to get them right — perfect for the groupchat with your IMDB knowitalls.

“We’ve tested it with a lot of raging.”

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.


Vergecast fans might recognize a familiar voice in the trailer for Netflix’s Juul documentary.

You won’t have to listen for long to hear who it is.

Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul comes out on October 11th.

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Ubisoft just sneakily announced The Division 3.

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.

All the good stuff with the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 is on the inside.

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.

Razer promises to add nutrition labels to ALL its gaming hardware.

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.”


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Anthropic releases new responsible AI policy so it can mitigate “catastrophic risks.”

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.”

Jaguar cuts a Tesla Supercharging deal, too.

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.

Jaguar is joining the likes of FordGMRivianVolvo, PolestarNissanMercedes-BenzFisker, and Honda on essentially the same deal to get on Tesla’s winning connector.

a jaguar vehicle parked in front of a tesla supercharger stall
Charge your I-Pace at a Tesla Supercharger with an adapter — whenever that comes out.
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Joe Biden and Brazil’s President Lula launched a partnership for workers’ rights.

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.

Climate Week NYC: news and protests surrounding the UN Climate Ambition Summit

Hundreds of governments and thousands of protesters descended upon New York City this week to ramp up action on climate change.

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Former TikTok workers say they faced racism at the company.

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.

Do you remember the 21st of September?

Writer, comedian and YouTuber Demi Adejuyigbe had a long-running bit of increasingly elaborate videos for September 21, featuring an edit of the Earth, Wind and Fire song. You can relive them today!