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September 20, 2022, 3:50 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia announces the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 GPUs; the RTX 4090 is 2-4x faster than the 3090 Ti, comes with 24GB GDDR6X memory, and arrives October 12 for $1,600  —  Nvidia is officially announcing its RTX 40-series GPUs today.  After months of rumors and some recent teasing from Nvidia, the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 are now both official.
Tim Copeland / The Block:
Crypto market maker Wintermute says hackers stole $160M from its DeFi operations but the firm remains solvent; in total, 90 assets were stolen, most worth <$1M  —  - Crypto market making firm Wintermute has been hacked.  — The firm maintains that it is solvent.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to increase the price of apps and IAP on the App Store in all territories that use the euro and some Asian countries, starting October 5  —  Apple announced on Monday that it will soon raise App Store prices in multiple countries, including Japan, South Korea, and many others in Europe.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
YouTube plans to expand its Partner Program to give 45% of Shorts ad revenue to creators with 1,000+ subscribers and 10M views on Shorts within a 90-day period  —  YouTube just announced a major change to its Partner Program that will allow its short-form video creators to make a lot more money from its platform.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases its first major update to Windows 11, adding Start menu folders, more useful Snap Layouts, broader support for dark mode, Voice Access, more  —  The first major Windows 11 update makes the renovations feel more complete … When Microsoft launched Windows 11 last year, it was clear the PC was back.
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Sources: the Nasdaq is exploring an institutional crypto custody service, pending regulatory approval, and a crypto-focused division, Nasdaq Digital Assets  —  - Nasdaq has been plotting a move into crypto custody, according to several sources.  — The move is in line with its broader mission …
Mia Sato / The Verge:
A study by Mozilla using YouTube recommendation data from 20,000+ users and 500M+ videos finds the “dislike” and “not interested” buttons have little impact  —  Even when users tell YouTube they aren't interested in certain types of videos, similar recommendations keep coming, a new study by Mozilla found.
Kyle Wiens / iFixit News:
A teardown of the iPhone 14 Pro Max shows the new X65 satellite modem and a similar internal design to the 13 Pro Max, making the device difficult to repair  —  The iPhone Pro Max 14 is out, and the general consensus among tech reviewers seems to be that it's better than the last one …
J. Clara Chan / The Hollywood Reporter:
Spotify launches an audiobooks service in the US with 300,000 titles, letting users purchase and download individual books to play in its app  —  The audio giant, which is offering 300,000 audiobooks for purchase at launch, is positioning its books service as separate from its Premium subscription for music and podcasts.
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
SpeedSmart: iPhone 14 Pro has faster 5G upload/download speeds than the 13 Pro, with peak 5G download speeds of 255.91 Mbps on T-Mobile vs 13 Pro's 173.81 Mbps  —  The iPhone 14 Pro features faster 5G speeds on the T-Mobile and Verizon networks in the United States compared to the iPhone 13 Pro …
Divya Balji / Bloomberg:
Chamath Palihapitiya plans to close two SPACs, the $1.15B Social Capital Hedosophia VI and $460M Social Capital IV, after failing to find targets to take public  —  Chamath Palihapitiya said he is winding down two special purpose acquisition companies, including his largest ever …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Nvidia announces Drive Thor processors with 77B transistors for self-driving vehicles, arriving in 2024 for cars coming in 2025  —  The AI chip is due to arrive in cars in 2025, Nvidia says at its GTC event to showcase its GPU technology.  —  Stephen Shankland
David Pierce / The Verge:
Slack announces Canvas, a collaboration tool that offers contextual information in each channel, helps users edit documents in Slack, and more, coming in 2023  —  Slack is becoming a document editor.  The Salesforce-owned company announced today at its developer conference that it is building a new feature …
Sander Lutz / Decrypt:
In its lawsuit against a crypto influencer, the SEC says Ethereum nodes are “more densely” clustered in the US, implying the entire network is under US purview  —  In a civil complaint against a crypto influencer, the SEC suggested that it believes the U.S. government has jurisdiction over all Ethereum transactions.
Pew Research Center:
Survey of US adults: 31% get news on Facebook, 25% on YouTube, 14% on Twitter, 13% on Instagram, and 10% on TikTok; 33% of TikTok users get news on the app  —  Digital news has become an important part of Americans' news media diets, with social media playing a crucial role in news consumption.
Wall Street Journal:
East Coast supermarket chain Wegmans plans to temporarily stop using its Scan self-checkout app, introduced during the pandemic, due to theft and losses  —  Many grocery stores started using self-checkout technology during the pandemic.  Experts say the technology makes it easier for shoplifters to sneak by.
Michael Bellusci / CoinDesk:
Robinhood adds USDC as the first stablecoin in its crypto lineup, while Binance and WazirX exchanges say they will delist USDC in favor of other stablecoins  —  Users will be able to transfer the stablecoin from the Polygon and Ethereum networks on Wednesday.

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