August 23, 2023, 8:30 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony unveils the PlayStation Portal, an 8-inch handheld console that can stream games from a PS5 over Wi-Fi in 1080p at 60fps, available later in 2023 for $200  —  Sony is officially launching its portable PlayStation later this year, the PlayStation Portal remote player.
Bo Moore / IGN:
Hands-on with Sony's PlayStation Portal: a slightly weird design, lighter than the Switch, expansive and vibrant 60Hz LCD display, no Bluetooth, and needs a PS5  —  PlayStation Portal-ble  —  Sony has a storied, if a bit neglected, history with handheld gaming.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Katherine Ross / Blockworks:
The US DOJ charges Tornado Cash co-founders Roman Storm, of Washington, and Roman Semenov, a Russian national, with money laundering and sanctions violations  —  The inclusion of the Tornado Cash co-founder on the list marks an escalation of the US government's previous investigations into the crypto mixer
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q2 revenue up 101% YoY to $13.51B, vs. $11.22B est., Data Center revenue up 171% YoY to $10.32B, and authorizes a $25B buyback; NVDA jumps 6%+  —  - Nvidia's performance was driven by its data center business, which includes the A100 and H100 AI chips that are needed to build …
Ryan Weeks / The Block:
The FBI details North Korea's Lazarus-tied actors, responsible for the Alphapo, CoinsPaid, and Atomic Wallet hacks, and says they may try to sell $40M+ in BTC  —  - The warning, issued today, comes after a series of high profile crypto heists carried out by North Korea-affiliated Lazarus Group in recent years.
Andrew E. Freedman / Tom's Hardware:
Qualcomm updates its lineup of processors for gaming handhelds, adding the G1 and G2 chips for cheaper devices and unveiling its flagship Snapdragon G3x Gen 2  —  Three tiers of chips, anchored by the new G3x Gen 2  —  Qualcomm is updating its lineup of processors designed for dedicated gaming handhelds …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple says it supports California's Right to Repair Act, which passed a Senate vote in May and is awaiting approval before going to a full assembly vote  —  In a surprise move, Apple this week penned a letter to California state senator Susan Talamantes Eggman, voicing support for SB 244 …
Joe Tidy / BBC:
A UK court finds that 18-year-old Arion Kurtaj and a 17-year old were key members of Lapsus$, which hacked multinational companies including Microsoft and Uber  —  A court has found an 18-year-old from Oxford was a part of an international cyber-crime gang responsible for a hacking spree against major tech firms.
David Gewirtz / ZDNet:
Google announces new security features for Workspace, including zero-trust, data loss prevention, and digital sovereignty controls, rolling out in 2023 and 2024  —  Google Workspace, your most secure choice in productivity suites, will be getting even more secure.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is experimenting with bringing new AI capabilities to Windows 11 apps, like generating a canvas from text in Paint and OCR in Snipping Tool  —  Microsoft wants to enhance Windows with AI in more ways than one.  —  What you need to know  — Microsoft is experimenting …
Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
The AirPods Max can malfunction or entirely stop working due to users' sweat or condensation inside the earcups, an issue Apple has not publicly acknowledged  —  Apple's $550 flagship headphones have a problem: They can malfunction, or suddenly stop working entirely, because of users' sweat …
Wall Street Journal:
Analysis: despite scaling back in Russia in 2022, Binance still handles substantial ruble trading volumes, helping clients evade US sanctions via intermediaries  —  Binance is helping Russians move money abroad, potentially adding to its sprawling legal problems in the U.S. The cryptocurrency giant …
Emily Bary / MarketWatch:
Snowflake reports Q2 revenue up 36% YoY to $674M, vs. $662M est., net loss up 2% YoY to $227M, and projects Q3 product revenue of $670M to $675M, vs. $675M est.  —  Company logs a sizable beat on adjusted earnings  —  Snowflake Inc. broke from its pattern of outlook cuts Wednesday afternoon …

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