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May 26, 2021, 8:15 AM

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Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Sources say Valve is making a Switch-like portable gaming PC that could launch by year's end  —  We can confirm some, but not all, of what's in store for the codenamed “SteamPal.”  —  Video game and hardware studio Valve has been secretly building a Switch-like portable PC …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government for its new social media regulations, saying they would break privacy protections  —  WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government seeking to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that experts …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Satya Nadella teases a “next generation of Windows” announcement “very soon”; the revamped Windows will likely have big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Windows is getting big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Microsoft isn't talking about its big Windows plans …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET:
USB standards body unveils its USB-C 2.1 revision, which supports power up to 240W, up from 100W currently, aimed at devices like 4K displays and gaming laptops  —  An upgrade to the USB-C standard will accommodate levels of up to 240 watts, an improvement that could let you plug power-hungry devices …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Tesla says deliveries of Model 3 and Y vehicles in North America will no longer be equipped with radar for Autopilot and instead rely on a camera-based system  —  Autopilot will rely on cameras from here on out in the Model 3 and Model Y  —  Tesla has stopped building forward-facing radar sensors …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A breakdown of the different arguments pertaining to the App Store and how they were presented and discussed in the Epic vs Apple trial  —  Arguments in Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc. wrapped up yesterday; Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers noted she had thousands of documents to pore over …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Bangalore-based Koo, a microblogging service that allows users to post in English and Indian languages, raises $30M at over $100M valuation led by Tiger Global  —  Investors are backing Koo, an Indian alternative to Twitter, with large size checks at a time when tension is brewing between the American social network and New Delhi.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
DC attorney general sues Amazon on antitrust grounds, claiming the company's practices have unfairly raised prices for consumers and suppressed innovation  —  Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Tuesday he's suing Amazon on antitrust grounds, claiming the company's practices …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber plans to recognize a trade union for its 70K drivers in the UK giving them more power to collectively bargain, while preserving its worker model  —  - The GMB labor group will represent Uber's 70,000 U.K. drivers  — Drivers will retain ability to choose where and when they work
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Hundreds of emoji in Android 12 are being revamped with flatter designs and, in some cases, returning to designs from Android 10  —  Emoji on Android has changed a lot over the years, and with the coming release of Android 12, Google is tweaking the design yet again.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
VMware patches a new bug in vCenter Server, a virtualization management product used by an estimated 43K organizations, that could allow remote code execution  —  Remote code execution flaw in vCenter Server poses “serious” risk to data centers.  —  Data centers around the world …

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