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October 31, 2023, 7:30 AM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces the 3nm M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max with a dynamic caching GPU, 15% faster performance cores over the M2, and 30% faster efficiency cores over the M1  —  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.
Apple:
Apple's 14" MacBook Pro with M3 starts at $1,599, the 14" MacBook Pro with M3 Pro starts at $1,999, and the 16" MacBook Pro with M3 Pro 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
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils M3 14" and 16" MacBook Pros with up to a 22-hour battery life, in Space Black for Pro and Max variants; the M3 Max supports up to 128GB of 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.
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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils an M3 24-inch iMac that processes photos and produces videos up to 2x faster than the M1 iMac, with Wi-Fi 6E and up to 24GB of RAM, for $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 …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
John Davidson / Australian Financial Review:
Andrew Ng, who taught Sam Altman at Stanford and co-founded Google Brain, says Big Tech is lying about AI extinction to trigger heavier regulation of rivals  —  Key Points  — Big Tech wants tough AI rules that would make life hard for small competitors
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Emilia David / The Verge:
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 …
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.
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.
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung reports Q3 revenue down 12% YoY to ~$50B, net income down 40% YoY to ~$4.1B vs. an 86% decline in Q2 2023, and a chip division operating loss of ~$2.78B  —  - Net income was more than twice what analysts estimated  — Company is stepping up spending on advanced chipmaking tech
Ismail Shakil / Reuters:
Canada bans WeChat and Moscow-based Kaspersky on government-issued mobile devices as they “present an unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security”  —  Canada on Monday banned Chinese messaging application WeChat and Russian antivirus program Kaspersky on government-issued mobile devices due …
Winston Cho / The Hollywood Reporter:
A US judge dismissed AI copyright infringement claims against Midjourney and DeviantArt by three artists, but allowed a claim against Stability AI to proceed  —  While a federal judge advanced an infringement claim against Stability AI, he dismissed the rest of the lawsuit.
David Pierce / The Verge:
US v. Google: Sundar Pichai floated Apple bundling a Google iOS app to Tim Cook in 2018, as Apple pointed to lower revenue growth from their revenue-share deal  —  In late 2018, Google CEO Sundar Pichai floated a bold idea to Apple CEO Tim Cook.  Cook had just told Pichai he wanted to be …
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Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple says “all presenters, locations, and drone footage” in the pre-recorded “Scary Fast” event video were shot on an iPhone 15 Pro Max  —  Apple today held a short and unusual special event to introduce a new generation of MacBook Pro and iMac with M3 chip.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian opposition leaders say Apple warned more than six of them of state-backed iPhone attacks; Apple confirms the notification but did not attribute the hacks  —  Apple has warned over a half dozen Indian politicians, other members of political parties and journalists of their iPhones …
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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