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February 10, 2022, 4:50 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
References to “realityOS” appear to have briefly shown up again in Apple's code, this time in a GitHub repo; reports of a new AR headset OS date back to 2017  —  The long-rumored Apple headset could have a new OS  —  Apple's long-rumored virtual or augmented reality headset might …
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
How the feds caught Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein as they allegedly attempted, rather sloppily, to launder bitcoin from the Bitfinex hack  —  Bitfinex laundry  —  In her public life, Heather Morgan seems to have been the cringiest imaginable sort of crypto-adjacent hustle-bro.
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
In a bid to appease lawmakers and regulators, Microsoft outlines 11 app store principles, including equal treatment and allowing third-party payment processing  —  The rules come as Microsoft is attempting to win regulatory approval for the largest deal in the company's history
Ivan Levingston / Bloomberg:
Israeli VC firm Cyberstarts, which bets on early-stage cybersecurity startups, has posted a 300% internal rate of return since its fund's inception in 2018  —  Israeli venture capital investor Cyberstarts has generated top returns by betting on cybersecurity entrepreneurs at the early stages …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung debuts Galaxy S22 Ultra starting at $1,199 with a 6.8" 120Hz display, S-Pen support, up to 1TB of storage, and updated cameras, on sale from February 25  —  It gains an on-board stylus, plus some incremental hardware and software upgrades  —  The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has shaped …
Sam Rutherford / Engadget:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung unveils 6.1" Galaxy S22 and 6.6" S22+ with updated cameras, 10Hz-120Hz displays, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, coming February 25, starting at $800 and $1,000  —  Will iterative upgrades cure Samsung's sales problem?  —  By most accounts, last year's Galaxy S21 lineup didn't measure up to Samsung's sales expectations.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung unveils the $1,100 Tab S8 Ultra, with a 14.6" 120Hz display, 16GB of RAM, two front-facing cameras, and Snapdragon Gen 1, shipping later in February  —  The Tab S8 Ultra comes with a giant 14.6-inch display  —  Samsung thinks your tablet is too small.
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