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January 8, 2024, 2:25 PM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Apple plans to ship the $3,499+ Vision Pro on February 2 in the US, after opening pre-orders on January 19 at 8am ET, with a Solo Knit Band and a Dual Loop Band  —  It's finally time: Apple has announced it will start shipping its Vision Pro headset on February 2nd in the United States.
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 …
OpenAI:
OpenAI responds to the NYT lawsuit, says training is fair use and there is an opt-out, “regurgitation” is a rare bug, and NYT is not telling the full story  —  We support journalism, partner with news organizations, and believe The New York Times lawsuit is without merit.  —  Authors
Wes Davis / The Verge:
The Wi-Fi Alliance begins certifying devices with Wi-Fi 7, which could offer big speed and efficiency gains over Wi-Fi 6 in 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.
Brody Ford / Bloomberg:
Twilio co-founder Jeff Lawson steps down as CEO and from the company 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.
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
AMD announces the $329 Ryzen 7 8700G, $229 Ryzen 5 8600G, and $179 Ryzen 5 8500G for desktop, offering Zen 4 cores and Radeon 780M graphics, shipping January 31  —  While it's been touted for many months that AMD will release APUs for desktops based on Zen 4, rumors and wishes have finally come …
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Sam Rutherford / Engadget:
HP debuts the $1,600+ Omen Transcend 14 with a 14" OLED, Intel Core Ultra 7 or Ultra 9, two USB-A, two USB-C, and an RTX 4070, weighing 1.6kg, coming in Q1 2024  —  HP's Omen Transcend 14 weighs just 3.5 pounds while packing up to an RTX 4070 GPU.  —  Senior Writer, Reviews
Reuters:
Sources: Nvidia plans to mass produce its H20 chip in Q2 2024, after missing a November 2023 launch, and make two more chips designed for China, the L20 and L2  —  U.S. chipmaker Nvidia (NVDA.O) plans to begin mass production in the second quarter of 2024 of an artificial intelligence (AI) …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia unveils the RTX 4080 Super for $999, slightly faster than the RTX 4080 for $200 less, coming Jan. 31, alongside the RTX 4070 Super and RTX 4070 Ti Super  —  Nvidia is introducing three RTX 40-series Super cards this month that offer more performance at price points that are similar or better than existing cards.
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 …

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