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April 9, 2022, 1:25 PM

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Sources: Meta chose a Qualcomm chip for the second version of its Ray-Ban smartglasses, after struggling to develop its own custom chip codenamed Brasilia  —  In late 2021, a team of Meta Platforms employees building a key chip for the second version of Meta's Ray-Ban smart glasses was notified …
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google partners with iFixit to sell spare parts for devices going back to 2017's Pixel 2, in Australia, Canada, the US, and European countries “later this year”  —  Spare parts going back to the Pixel 2 will be available  —  Google has become the latest manufacturer to partner …
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: leading chip tool makers are warning clients they will have to wait up to 18 months for crucial machines, citing shortages of lenses, valves, and more  —  TAIPEI — Chipmakers trying to expand production capacity are having to wait a year and a half or longer for key equipment …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple published and quickly removed a support document to its website that revealed the company is working on a 35W dual USB-C port power adapter  —  A support document briefly published to Apple's website and seen by 9to5Mac reveals that the company is working on a new 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter...
Ryan Broderick / Fast Company:
Inside the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, which felt confusing and disjointed, as the cultural spotlight on Ethereum left Bitcoin feeling a little stale  —  What happens when you're no longer the hot young cryptocurrency?  That's the question hanging over the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami this week.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Axie Infinity's economics make little sense and are reminiscent of a Ponzi scheme, but its community's strength and engagement could sustain the game long term  —  Last year, Axie Infinity was touted as one of the best candidates for a mainstream blockchain app.

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