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January 8, 2024, 9:52 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Apple plans to start shipping the $3,499+ Vision Pro on February 2 in the US after opening pre-orders on January 19 at 8am ET  —  It's finally time: Apple has announced it will start shipping its Vision Pro headset on February 2nd in the United States.  Pre-orders begin January 19th.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says the base Vision Pro model has 256GB of storage and the ZEISS Optical Inserts for readers cost $99 and prescription ZEISS Optical Inserts cost $149  —  Apple has announced more details on Vision Pro availability.  In a press release today, Apple announced that Vision Pro …
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Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Linear's CEO, who uses Carta to manage Linear's cap table, says Carta tried to sell Linear shares without his consent; Carta's CEO blames a rogue employee  —  “This might be the end of Carta as the trusted platform for startups”  —  Carta, an ambitious 12-year-old Silicon Valley outfit …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
The Wi-Fi Alliance begins certifying Wi-Fi 7 devices, which could offer big speed and efficiency gains over Wi-Fi 6 in new phones, laptops, and routers in 2024  —  The Wi-Fi Alliance is now officially certifying devices that support Wi-Fi 7, the next generation of wireless home internet.
Sam Rutherford / Engadget:
HP debuts the $1,600+ Omen Transcend 14, with a 14-inch OLED display, Intel Core Ultra 7 or Ultra 9, two USB-A and two USB-C, and RTX 4070, weighing just 1.6kg  —  HP's Omen Transcend 14 weighs just 3.5 pounds while packing up to an RTX 4070 GPU.  —  Senior Writer, Reviews
IEEE Spectrum:
How Midjourney v6 and DALL-E 3 produce “plagiaristic outputs”, even when not directly asked to do so, which could expose users to copyright infringement claims  —  This is a guest post.  The views expressed here are solely those of the authors and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE.
Brody Ford / Bloomberg:
Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson steps down as CEO and from the board, replaced by Khozema Shipchandler, amid slow growth and activist investor pressure  —  Lawson will be replaced by Khozema Shipchandler, who most recently led the communication business unit, Twilio said in a statement Monday.
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