September 1, 2023, 5:30 PM

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Monica Chin / The Verge:
Hands-on with the $699 Lenovo Legion Go, with Windows 11, an 8.8" QHD+ screen, an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip, and detachable controllers, available in October  —  Every company and its mother seems to be putting out handheld gaming PCs these days, and Lenovo is next to the plate.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Lenovo unveils Legion 9i, a $4,400 gaming laptop with liquid cooling, a 16" Mini LED screen, 13th Gen Intel Core i9, and a GeForce RTX 4090, shipping in October  —  Lenovo has announced a new Legion 9i, and it might just be the wildest thing I've ever seen from the Legion line.
Tom Pritchard / Tom's Guide:
New York Times:
Sources: Meta is considering paid, ad-free versions of Facebook and Instagram for users in the EU, to fend off privacy concerns and scrutiny from EU regulators  —  The subscription plan is a response to European Union policies and court rulings to restrict Meta's data-collection practices.
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
Samsung reveals the world's first 32Gb DDR5 DRAM die, letting the company lower the cost of high-capacity memory modules and build record 1TB RDIMMs for servers  —  Samsung early on Friday revealed the world's first 32 Gb DDR5 DRAM die.  The new memory die is made on the company's 12 nm …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Robinhood says the company paid nearly $606M to repurchase shares held by an affiliate of Sam Bankman-Fried, set up via an agreement with the US Marshal Service  —  Stock-trading app Robinhood on Friday said it paid nearly $606 million to repurchase shares held by an affiliate of jailed crypto king Sam Bankman-Fried.
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
The manager of .ai TLD for British territory Anguilla estimates the island will make $25M to $30M from domain registration fees in 2023, up from $7.4M in 2021  —  Anguilla is expected to make millions this year from a surge in demand for web addresses ending with .ai, thanks to the frenzy around artificial intelligence.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
As a child safety group launches a campaign pressing Apple to scan iCloud for CSAM, Apple says such scans lead to a “slippery slope of unintended consequences”  —  Child safety group Heat Initiative plans to launch a campaign pressing Apple on child sexual abuse material scanning and user reporting.
Sources: cloud data management startup Rubrik, valued at ~$4B in 2021, is planning an IPO in 2023, raising $500M to $700M; PitchBook: Rubrik has raised $1B+  —  - Offering could raise between $500 million and $700 million  — The company held a meeting with research analysts this week
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Canada tries to address Big Tech's Bill C-18 concerns, saying Google and Meta would pay publishers ~$126.6M and ~$44M per year; Meta plans to keep blocking news  —  Canada unveiled draft rules on Friday for a law to compel internet giants to pay news outlets, saying it was addressing …
Robert Stewart /
Filing: Globalstar signed a $64M deal with SpaceX to launch satellites for Apple's Emergency SOS iPhone feature in 2025  —  Globalstar has enlisted Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch a host of satellites it will use to provide a communications network for an emergency Apple iPhone feature …
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority:
Honor says its foldable phone Magic V2, launched in China in July 2023, is coming to Europe, the UK, Latin America, and other markets, except the US, in Q1 2024  —  The Magic V2 will come to global markets roughly six months after the Chinese launch.  Ouch.  —  •  —  TL;DR

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