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June 9, 2022, 10:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning a 15" MacBook Air for 2023, a 12" laptop for the end of 2023 or early 2024, and MacBook Pros with M2 Pro or M2 Max for 2022 or 2023  —  Apple Inc. plans to expand the lineup of laptops using its new, speedier in-house chips next year, aiming to grab a bigger share of the market …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Ross Young: Apple is developing a 14.1" iPad Pro with a miniLED display and ProMotion, likely for an early 2023 release; recent rumors corroborate the new model  —  Apple is reportedly developing an iPad Pro with a 14.1-inch mini-LED display, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young.
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan / The Information:
Source: Meta decided not to release the first version of its AR glasses, scheduled for 2024, to focus on its second version, with a release unlikely for years  —  Meta Platforms has scaled back its plans to release a series of augmented reality glasses over the next several years as part …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Source: Meta moved away from its goal of establishing its Portal smart display as a consumer product, instead focusing on selling future versions to businesses  —  Meta is moving away from its goal to establish its Portal smart display as a consumer product, Protocol has been able to confirm.
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
AMD updates its Zen architecture roadmap, including Zen 4 improvements in 2022 and Zen 5 in 2024 with a mix of 4nm and 3nm processes and AI and ML optimizations  —  Today is AMD's Financial Analyst Day, the company's semi-annual, analyst-focused gathering.  While the primary purpose …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is bringing its Xbox TV app to Samsung's 2022 smart TVs on June 30, letting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers play 100+ Xbox games without a console  —  Samsung's 2022 smart TVs will be the first to get the Xbox app  —  Microsoft is launching its Xbox TV app later this month …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Project Moorcroft, meant to bring early game demos to Xbox Game Pass, rolling out within the next year, initially focused on indie developers  —  Designed to bring back the excitement of E3 game demos  —  Microsoft is working on Project Moorcroft, a program designed …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
The NHTSA upgrades its Tesla Autopilot investigation to an “Engineering Analysis”, which precedes a possible recall and expands it from 765K to 830K vehicles  —  Upgrading to an Engineering Analysis, which precedes a recall  —  The federal government is upgrading its investigation …
Sarah Emerson / BuzzFeed News:
Seth Green gets his Bored Ape NFT back after losing it to a phishing scam; transaction records suggest Green may have paid 165 ETH, worth ~$297K, to “Mr Cheese”  —  Seth Green's “kidnapped” Bored Ape has been returned to its original owner, ending weeks of frantic speculation …
Matt Robinson / Bloomberg:
Source: the SEC is investigating whether the marketing of the TerraUSD stablecoin before it crashed in May 2022 violated federal investor-protection regulations  —  The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether the marketing of the TerraUSD stablecoin before it crashed …
Ryan Broderick / Garbage Day:
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Google says Chrome 102 will use machine learning running entirely within the browser to silence unsolicited permission requests from websites before they pop up  —  And soon it could swap out your browser buttons  —  Google Chrome has built-in phishing detection that scans pages …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Online freight marketplace Convoy, which closed a $260M round at a $3.8B valuation in April, confirms it laid off 7% of its workers, ~90 of its 1,300 employees  —  Convoy laid off 7% of its staff Thursday, becoming the latest tech company to slash headcount amid an uncertain economic environment.
Washington Post:
Despite Facebook's ban on gun sales in 2016, internal guidance shows users can violate its rule 10 times before being banned, or five if they call for violence  —  The company discloses little information about how it enforces its prohibition of firearm sales on the site, leaving its punishment system shrouded in secrecy

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