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October 30, 2023, 10:05 PM

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Apple:
Apple's 14" MacBook Pro with M3 starts at $1,599 and at $1,999 with the M3 Pro, and the 16" MacBook Pro with M3 starts at $2,499  —  14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 now starts at $1,599  —  14- and 16-inch models with M3 Pro and M3 Max are available in a gorgeous new space black finish
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts 3nm-based M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max with dynamic caching GPU, 15% faster performance cores vs. M2 and 30% faster efficiency cores  —  Apple has unveiled its next generation of M series chips: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max.  These new chips are 3nm, like the A17 Pro.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple announces a new M3 24-inch iMac that's up to 2x faster than the M1 iMac, featuring Wi-Fi 6E and up to 24GB of RAM, starting at $1,299  —  Folks banking on the arrival of the iMac Pro will have to wait a bit longer.  If you've been looking to upgrade your 24-inch all-in-one, on the other hand, Apple's got some good news.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils M3 14" and 16" MacBook Pros with up to 22 hour battery life and a Space Black color for Pro and Max variants; the M3 Max supports up to 128GB RAM  —  Apple today announced the new MacBook Pro lineup featuring M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max chips, which deliver significant CPU and GPU performance leaps.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Emilia David / The Verge:
Biden signs an EO on generative AI, directing the NIST, the DHS, and other agencies to create new safety standards, protect privacy, support workers, and more  —  President Joe Biden signed an executive order providing rules around generative AI, ahead of any legislation coming from lawmakers.
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Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Source: X is giving employees RSUs at $45 per share, implying a $19B valuation; in March 2023, X offered stock at a $20B valuation; Musk bought Twitter for $44B  —  X has a new valuation.  —  X, formerly Twitter, is now valued at $19 billion, based on the company's employee equity compensation plan.
Jillian Deutsch / Bloomberg:
Meta plans to offer an ad-free option for Instagram and Facebook in the EU, EEA, and Switzerland, charging €9.99/mo. on the web or €12.99/mo. on Android and iOS  —  - Plans cost €9.99 per month on the web, €12.99 on mobile  — The model follows increasing EU regulations on data access
Jennifer Young / Windows Central:
Microsoft plans to ban unauthorized Xbox third-party accessories from November 12, and sources say plans to expand its program for approved wireless controllers  —  Error 0x82d60002 informs players their devices will be blocked.  Here's why.  —  What you need to know
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
SBF blamed top FTX executives on his second day of testimony, and lawyers disputed his answers using his own emails, DMs, tweets, and more; some were profane  —  - FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried resumed his testimony on Monday as his criminal trial nears its end.
Tim Starks / Washington Post:
The US SEC charges SolarWinds for failing to disclose alleged cybersecurity failures ahead of a breach by suspected Russian hackers that began as early as 2019  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company with failing to disclose its problems ahead of a breach …
Wall Street Journal:
US v. Google: Sundar Pichai attributes Google's search dominance to its early investment and innovation in Chrome, aiming to improve the user's web experience  —  Sundar Pichai says search giant realized early on that browsers were critical to how people use the web
David Pierce / The Verge:
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Qualcomm privately previews the Snapdragon X Elite, slated for mid-2024, which in some cases seems to outperform some Intel, AMD, and Apple chips in benchmarks  —  Last week we saw the announcement of Qualcomm's first post-Nuvia laptop SoC design, the Snapdragon X Elite.
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