September 27, 2023, 5:20 PM

Top News

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Hands-on with Meta Quest 3: an iterative update, but its mixed reality pass through video is less grainy than the Quest Pro and offers color, unlike the Quest 2  —  An upgraded VR game console with an extra feature. … I can't tell if Meta is trying too hard to make me look at the world through …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Meta debuts the $500 Quest 3, featuring a 30% higher resolution than the Quest 2, double the processing power, new lenses, a thinner design, and new controllers  —  - New mixed-reality headset to start at $500, a $200 increase  — Apple to launch rival device, Vision Pro, early next year
The Verge:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg on Threads, the future of AI, Quest 3, his Elon Musk rivalry, decentralized social media, “open-source” AI tools, encryption, and more  —  In a rare interview, Meta's CEO dives into where AI is going next, the new Quest 3 headset, and his ongoing rivalry with Elon Musk.
Eddie Makuch / GameSpot:
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Meta announces AI-generated chat stickers for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, and unveils new AI-powered image editing tools for Instagram  —  New generative AI tools announced Wednesday at Meta's Connect event will allow users to edit images and create stickers using text prompts.
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Meta unveils a Meta AI assistant for WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, and 28 AI characters based on celebrities like MrBeast, Charli D'Amelio, and Snoop Dogg  —  The Meta AI assistant is coming to WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, along with dozens of AI characters based on celebrities like MrBeast and Charli D'Amelio.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy confirms that former Microsoft CPO Panos Panay will be joining Amazon at the end of October to lead its devices and services division  —  It's official: Panos Panay, Microsoft's former product lead, is headed to Amazon. … “As a strong product builder and inventor …
The Information:
Sources: Jony Ive and Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device, and Masayoshi Son has been involved in some aspects of the conversation  —  Jony Ive, the renowned designer of the iPhone, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device …
Byron Kaye / Reuters:
Researchers say X removed a feature letting users to report election misinformation, launched in the US, Australia, and South Korea in 2021 and expanded in 2022  —  Elon Musk's X, formerly called Twitter, disabled a feature that let users report misinformation about elections …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
The US and Japan warn that the China-backed BlackTech hacking group is breaching network devices, including Cisco's, to install backdoors on corporate networks  —  US and Japanese law enforcement and cybersecurity agencies warn of the Chinese ‘BlackTech’ hackers breaching network devices …
Samrhitha Arunasalam / Reuters:
OpenAI says ChatGPT can now browse the web, available first to Plus and Enterprise users, and the chatbot is “no longer limited to data before September 2021”  —  ChatGPT users will now be able to surf the web, Microsoft-backed (MSFT.O) OpenAI said on Wednesday …
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
The US DOJ sues eBay for allegedly breaking environmental laws by allowing sales of harmful products, like 343K+ devices that “defeat” vehicle emission controls  —  The U.S. government on Wednesday sued eBay (EBAY.O), accusing the online platform of violating the Clean Air Act …
Ming-Chi Kuo:
Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone 15 temperature issues are likely due to thermal system design compromises to achieve a lighter weight, and are unrelated to TSMC's 3nm node  —  My survey indicates that the iPhone 15 Pro series overheating issues are unrelated to TSMC's advanced 3nm node.
Washington Post:
Sources and new documents detail how Meta executives repeatedly shied away from punishing the BJP or associated accounts in India for hate speech and propaganda  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly three years ago, Facebook's propaganda hunters uncovered a vast social media influence operation …
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
Alex Cranz / The Verge:
The WGA contract calls for streaming data transparency and guarantees on AI use, including preventing AI-generated material to be used as a source material  —  Instead, members of the union will be poring over new details on the contract negotiated with the AMPTP and deciding whether they will vote to ratify this new contract.
Binance exits Russia as operating there “is not compatible with Binance's compliance strategy”, and sells the business to CommEX, which launched a day earlier  —  - CommEX was launched a day before Binance announced deal  — Perlman says Russia business ‘not compatible’ with compliance
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Linda Yaccarino reflects on her first 100 days as X's CEO, says the intense public scrutiny is “hard on me”, as sources describe her relationship with Elon Musk  —  Can the chief of the company formerly known as Twitter survive Musk's chaos and win back advertisers?
Monica Chin / The Verge:
LG Gram 17 Pro review: a discrete GPU, lightweight at 3.2 lbs, a 144Hz screen, and ample ports, but a flimsy chassis and not the best Nvidia GPU for the price  —  LG's new Gram Pro is a three-pound laptop with an RTX GPU inside — a great achievement for LG and a fairly niche product for the rest of us.

Sponsor Posts
Browse salary data from 3,000 startups for free  —  Click for FREE, immediate access to real-time compensation benchmarking data.  Paid version helps HR automate comp reviews and communicate total compensation to employees.
LLMs can label data as well as humans, but 100x faster  —  Looking to clean, label or enrich your data, but taking too much time?  Just describe your problem to our LLMs and let them do the work for you in minutes.
6 ProTips for smooth 1099 filing for your business  —  This is a guest post by Stephanie, Content Writer at TaxBandits.  Tax season can often be a daunting time for businesses, especially when it comes to understanding the process of 1099 filing.
Web3 Security: Safeguarding Digital Assets in a Decentralized World  —  Discover crucial Web3 security practices in the ever-evolving landscape of decentralization and digital assets.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Thu. 11/30 - The Prodigal Son Is Back
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:20 PM ET, September 27, 2023.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Emily Birnbaum / Bloomberg:

Earlier Picks

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Wesley Yin-Poole / IGN:
Tom Warren / The Verge: