September 14, 2022, 5:15 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone 14 Pro review: excellent performance and an incredible 48MP camera, but Dynamic Island's potential isn't fully realized and the camera sharpens too much  —  The dynamic island is a potentially good idea that's waiting for the next step … Apple pulled off some unexpected surprises …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Apple iPhone 14 review: an improved selfie camera and good battery life, but feels like an iPhone 13S with no ProMotion and the eSIM transition could be painful  —  A slight camera upgrade, new emergency features, and... not a whole lot else … The iPhone 14 is good.  You probably shouldn't buy an iPhone 14.
Hooyeon Kim / Bloomberg:
A South Korean court issues an arrest warrant for Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon and five others located in Singapore, after LUNA and UST's collapse in May 2022  —  A court in South Korea issued an arrest warrant for Do Kwon, the founder of the Terraform Labs cryptocurrency ecosystem …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
An EU court backs the European Commission's decision to fine Google over Android antitrust breaches but trims the record €4.3B fine to €4.1B; Google can appeal  —  Google lost most of the first round of its battle to topple a record 4.3 billion-euro ($4.3 billion) …
New York Times:
California's AG files an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, focusing on the company allegedly penalizing sellers who list products at lower prices on other sites  —  Rob Bonta, California's attorney general, said the retailer punishes companies that offer lower prices on other websites.
After a package exploded at Northeastern University's virtual reality lab, sources say it included a “rambling” note criticizing Mark Zuckerberg and VR  —  Authorities in Boston have launched an investigation after a package sent to Northeastern University exploded and injured a staff member Tuesday evening, officials said.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Discord rolls out Reddit-like Forum channels, designed for asynchronous chat about specific topics, after testing them with some communities since February 2022  —  If you've ever waded into a new Discord server and immediately been overwhelmed by a fast-scrolling wall of conversation …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Patreon lays off 80 employees, or about 17% of its staff, and closes its offices in Dublin and Berlin; the company raised $155M in April 2021 at a $4B valuation  —  The creator subscription company Patreon is the latest company to be affected by a long line of tech layoffs.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Twilio plans to lay off 11% of its workforce, or around 900 staff, as part of a bid to become profitable by 2023; CEO Jeff Lawson says Twilio grew “too fast”  —  - Twilio will lay off 11% of its workforce as part of a major restructuring plan, according to a filing.
Cheng Ting-Fang / Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple plans to use TSMC's N3E 3nm chipmaking process, expected in H2 2023, for its A17 chips in some 2023 iPhones and its M3 chips for Macs  —  Move will mark industry's first adoption of updated production technology  —  TAIPEI — Apple aims to be the first company to use …
The Verge:
In response to SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade in June, period tracking app Flo releases an Anonymous Mode for iOS, improving privacy but disabling some features  —  Period tracking app Flo released an “Anonymous Mode” on Wednesday, which lets people use the app without linking their data to their name, email address, or IP address.
South Korea fines Google ~$50M and Meta ~$22M for failing to obtain user consent before collecting behavioral data to infer interests and tailor ads  —  South Korea levied fines running into millions of dollars on Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google and Meta Platforms (META.O) following accusations …
The Verge:
PlayStation VR2 hands-on: easy to set up, a joy to use, the OLED display looks great, the Sense controllers are a marked improvement, gameplay is fun, and more  —  And it's pretty good … Sony's PlayStation VR2 may not be coming out until next year, but after months of drip-feeding news …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: after its funds performed poorly, SoftBank considers launching a third Vision Fund; Vision Fund 2 is now worth 19% less than the $49B invested  —  Despite massive losses, Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son has tried to chart a new path for the tech investment giant
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Canva unveils new products Docs, Websites, Whiteboards, and Data Visualization, brings background removing to videos, and adds a remote control to Presentations  —  Canva is further establishing itself as more than just a user-friendly graphic design tool.  The Australian company announced …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft releases 63 security fixes, including patches for two zero-day flaws, one of which is being actively exploited, and five critical RCE vulnerabilities  —  Today is Microsoft's September 2022 Patch Tuesday, and with it comes fixes for an actively exploited Windows vulnerability and a total of 63 flaws.

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