January 8, 2024, 8:15 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 responds to The New York Times' lawsuit: training is fair use and there is an opt-out, “regurgitation” is a rare bug, and NYT “manipulated” its models  —  We support journalism, partner with news organizations, and believe The New York Times lawsuit is without merit.
Anna Tong / Reuters:
Filing and memo: Unity Software plans to lay off ~25% of its workforce, or 1,800 jobs, by the end of March 2024, its largest layoff ever and affecting all teams  —  Videogame software provider Unity Software (U.N) will target laying off approximately 25% of its workforce, or 1,800 jobs …
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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.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Volkswagen plans to integrate ChatGPT into its cars to control basic functions and answer “general knowledge questions”, starting in Europe in Q2 2024  —  Volkswagen is jumping on the generative AI bandwagon by announcing plans to install OpenAI's ChatGPT into its vehicles starting in the second quarter of 2024.
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.
Kate Clark / The Information:
Sources: former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal's new AI startup, which is making software for LLM developers, raised ~$30M led by Khosla Ventures  —  Parag Agrawal, who was CEO of Twitter for a year before Elon Musk took over the social media app in late 2022, recently raised about $30 million …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
MSI unveils the Claw, a Windows-based gaming handheld powered by Intel's Meteor Lake Core Ultra processor with a 7" 1080p 120Hz IPS display, starting at $699  —  MSI is the latest PC manufacturer to attempt to take on Valve's Steam Deck with the Claw, a new Windows-based gaming handheld it's announcing at CES.
Alex Cranz / The Verge:
Lenovo debuts the ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid, a 2-in-1 Windows laptop with a 14" 2.8K OLED display that can function as an Android tablet, starting at $2,000  —  We've come close to figuring out the ideal 2-in-1 laptop, but no company has nailed it yet.  Lenovo's latest attempt …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Intel announces new Core 14th Gen chips, including the HX-series for high-end laptops and 18 chips for desktops, and the new Series 1 for thin-and-light PCs  —  Some are 14th-gen Core and some are Core (Series 1), but they're the same thing.  —  Intel usually uses CES to fill …
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:

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