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Turn your Intel laptop into an AMD laptop with this one simple trick.

Framework has begun shipping out AMD mainboards for its 13-inch laptop, which was previously Intel-only. The component experts over at Tom’s Hardware have popped open their 13-inch model and swapped its Intel Core i7 out for an AMD Ryzen chip. The process took less than 30 minutes. Less than 30 minutes!

“All upgrades should be this easy,” editor Andrew E. Freedman writes.

Dogecoin shows up in court.

Per Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press, a witness in the ongoing Sam Bankman-Fried trial had to spell out “D-O-G-E” in response to a question from a prosecutor. It doesn’t look like there were any follow-up questions about a cryptocurrency based on a meme. It’s probably for the best.

Is everybody okay?

Well, the FEMA alert went out — two minutes early, even. It really did hit many of our phones at once, despite people from multiple states being represented in this screenshot from one of The Verge’s Slack channels. And as you can see, it surprised the heck out of us.

Judging from the loud thud from my upstairs bedroom, it startled my napping partner, too. (She’s okay)

But how are you?

A screenshot of a Slack conversation. It contains messages saying “well, I’m a zombie now — a deaf zombie,” “AGH EMERGENCY ALERT,” and “THAT SCARED ME.”
The Verge staff were startled, even with plenty of warning.
Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge
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Here are the Android 14 update notes for Pixel devices.

Google is rolling out Android 14 to Pixel 4A 5G devices and up. You can view the full list of fixes coming this month to all supported Pixel devices from the link below.

Google Photos’ new AI tools are as complicated and messy as a memory

Google Photos VP Shimrit Ben-Yair sat down with us to talk about the new tools coming with the Pixel 8 — and where the line is between ‘acceptable’ and ‘too much’ when it comes to AI.

Google Pixel 8 launch event: all the news

Here’s a roundup of all the announcements from Google’s Pixel 8 launch event.

Halide now offers special Action Button features when you’re inside the app.

When you’re using Halide, the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro phones can now, according to the app’s patch notes for version 2.13:

Toggle manual or autofocus

Cycle through your lenses

Switch between auto and manual exposure modes

Switch between 12 and 48MP capture modes

Toggle RAW capture

and even capture a photo! (though, with a delay - we suggest using the volume button instead)

There are more details in the patch notes, so I encourage you to read them for yourself. Using a Shortcut, you can also use the Action Button to open up Halide, too.

The Verge and dbrand have partnered on new skins for the Pixel 8, iPhone 15, and more

Blocks and Monogram are new custom designs from The Verge and are available in either skin or case form from dbrand for all of your favorite devices.

A TIFF favorite gets a trailer.

Monster was one of my favorite movies from the Toronto film festival this year, and now you can get a glimpse of it. From prolific director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Monster is about school bullying, but it also slowly reveals itself to be something much more complicated, with a story told from multiple perspectives that’s something of a puzzle. The movie opens in New York on November 22nd and LA on December 1st, before “expanding to additional markets in December.”

A gritty reboot of The Bee Movie.

OK, not really, but it is just as fun. John Wick seems to have inspired a new wave of revenge movies; just yesterday we got the trailer for a Christmas-themed thriller from John Woo, and now comes The Beekeeper, starring Jason Statham.

It’s about “one man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers,” which sounds like an Ubisoft game that I need to play immediately. It’s in theaters on January 12th.

A 15-minute highlight reel from Google’s Pixel 8 event.

The biggest announcements from today’s Made by Google event for the release of the Pixel 8 phones, Pixel Watch 2, Android 14, and a slew of new generative AI features coming to Photos, Assistant, and more are all right here.

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on how AI and art will coexist in the future

Microsoft’s Kevin Scott sat down with us at Code to talk about Bing’s competition with Google, the race to acquire and develop high-end GPUs, and how art can survive in the age of AI.

Today on The Vergecast: Big Tech goes to court.

The government is in the middle of a trial with Google, heading toward one with Amazon, and in general trying to change the way we think about monopolies. Also: Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial has begun, and it has already been eventful. All that, and an ebook debate, on the flagship podcast of the Sherman Act.

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Okta is getting in on passkeys.

Okta, an identity and access management company, has announced support for passkeys. The passwordless sign-in method is available in early access for the Okta Customer Identity Cloud, allowing users to verify their identity with a fingerprint, face scan, or device PIN.