September 1, 2023, 2:25 PM

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Monica Chin / The Verge:
Hands-on with Windows-powered $699 Lenovo Legion Go, with an 8.8" QHD+ screen, AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, 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.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Ahead of child safety group's campaign to pressure Apple to scan iCloud for CSAM, Apple says such sans may 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.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Lenovo unveils $4,400 Legion 9i, a gaming laptop with liquid-cooling, 16" Mini LED display, 13th Gen Intel Core i9, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, available in Oct.  —  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:
Lenovo unveils $329 Legion Glasses with 60Hz displays, equivalent to a 27" monitor, that works with Legion Go, Android phones, iPhones, Macs, and Windows PCs  —  Finally, a gaming face peripheral that doesn't give me a headache  —  Gaming on the go is easier than ever …
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
A person managing the .ai TLD for British territory Anguilla says the island will bring in ~$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.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Robinhood says it paid nearly $606M to repurchase shares held by an affiliate of Sam Bankman-Fried, 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.
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.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google removes controversial live streaming app Chamet, which let users video call hosts, from the Play Store for violating its user-generated content policy  —  Google has removed a popular but controversial live video chat app Chamet from the Play Store.  The company confirmed the move …
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
Steve Dent / Engadget:
David Heaney / UploadVR:
Magic Leap tells its customers that the Magic Leap 1, which launched in August 2018, and the AR headset's apps will “cease to function” on December 31, 2024  —  Magic Leap 1 AR headsets will “cease to function” from 31 December 2024, the company announced.

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