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October 20, 2022, 8:15 AM

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Tim Hakki / Decrypt:
CoinGecko: the Aptos token fell 40.5% on its first day of trading; Aptos' Layer 1 blockchain was panned for opaque tokenomics and a low transaction throughput  —  The price of Aptos has crashed more than 40% a day after launch as investors remain wary of the network's widely-panned mainnet rollout.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google unveils Android 13 Go edition, with Material You, the Discover feed, and Google Play System Updates support, arriving in 2023 on devices with 2GB+ of RAM  —  Google announced and detailed Android 13 (Go edition) today with several sizable changes to the user experience …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
iFixit's Google Pixel Watch teardown: the backplate can be replaced as can the display, after removing the battery; the buttons and crown don't seem replaceable  —  iFixit shows exactly how difficult it'll be to fix those cracked displays.  —  What secrets does the inside of the Pixel Watch hold? …
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
Meta AI unveils an open-source translator for spoken but unwritten languages, which currently translates one sentence at a time between Hokkien and English  —  Nearly half of the world's roughly 7,000 known languages four in ten of them exist without an accompanying written component.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Intel previews the next-gen Thunderbolt, based on USB4 v2, with up to 80Gbps both ways, or 120Gbps one way and 40Gbps the other for “video-intensive usages”  —  Intel is showing off a preview of the next generation of Thunderbolt, which it says can “deliver up to three times the capability of Thunderbolt 4.”
The Markup:
Analysis in 38 US cities: AT&T, Verizon, and others offer lower-income and least-white areas slow internet for the same price as faster service in other regions  —  An investigation by The Markup found that AT&T, Verizon, EarthLink, and CenturyLink disproportionately offered lower-income …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
SpaceX unveils Starlink Aviation, promising 20ms latency and up to 350Mbps speeds in planes, requiring a $150K Aero Terminal and $12.5K to $25K in monthly fees  —  Airplane operators can reserve now for Starlink deliveries in mid-2023.  —  SpaceX is now advertising Starlink Aviation …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Google launches News Showcase in France, partners with 65+ publishers representing 130+ outlets, and will offer “a limited amount” of paywalled content for free  —  Google has launched News Showcase in France, and it has teamed up with over 65 publishers representing over 130 publications …
Song Jung-a / Financial Times:
Inside the UST Restitution Group, an association of nearly 4,400 crypto investors trying to track down Do Kwon and who share their findings on Discord  —  UST Restitution Group is trying to track down Do Kwon after the crash of his terraUSD and luna coins  —  Kang Hyung-suk's faith …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
An interview with Signal president Meredith Whittaker on competition, RCS, government pressure to break encryption, what it's like to hire a new CEO, and more  —  Signal messages are more private than iMessage and WhatsApp.  Here's how.  —  Meredith Whittaker is the president of Signal …

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