January 17, 2024, 2:25 PM

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Samsung on YouTube:
A recording of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked “Galaxy AI is coming” event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California  —  #GalaxyAI is coming.Join us at #SamsungUnpacked, on January 17, 2024.To view the YouTube streams on a desktop or laptop computer you'll need:  • Most recent ve...
A live blog of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, where the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra were announced  —  The event marks the launch of the the company's flagship Galaxy S24 family.  —  Coming in hot off the heels of CES, Samsung's first Unpacked event of 2024 is expected to usher in a new family …
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Samsung pledges seven years of OS and security updates for the Galaxy S24 series, matching Google, which extended its update timeline in tandem with the Pixel 8  —  Following Google's commitment, the company says it's further extending product life cycles.  —  Samsung has extended OS upgrades …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Samsung's Galaxy S24 lineup includes Google's AI models Gemini Pro, for Notes, Voice Recorder, and Keyboard apps, and Gemini Nano, for Google Messages and more  —  Gemini, Google's cutting-edge generative AI model family, is coming to Samsung's new flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S24.
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Venkat Eswarlu / MSPoweruser:
Google updates Chrome's Incognito disclaimer after a privacy settlement, saying that Incognito mode “won't change how data is collected” by Google and others  —  Readers help support MSPoweruser.  When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Filing: Apple seeks $73.4M in legal fees from Epic, including a 10% discount since Epic prevailed on one of 10 counts, after SCOTUS declined to hear the appeals  —  Apple wants Epic Games to pay $73.4 million in legal fees after Apple won the antitrust case brought against it by the North Carolinian games maker.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple revises its US App Store rules to let developers link to outside payment methods, but will charge a 27% commission, or 12% for small business developers  —  In light of the US Supreme Court denying to hear Apple's appeal in its legal battle with Epic Games, Apple has announced a handful …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google introduces Circle to Search, a new way to search from anywhere on Android using gestures, available on Galaxy S24 devices and Google's Pixel 8 and 8 Pro  —  Alongside Samsung's launch event today, Google announced a new way to search on Android phones dubbed “Circle to Search.”
Researchers describe a GPU vulnerability that allows attackers to exfiltrate data from local memory on some devices with Apple, Qualcomm, AMD, and other chips  —  Patching every device affected by the LeftoverLocals vulnerability—which includes some iPhones, iPads, and Macs—may prove difficult.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers detail PixieFail, a set of nine vulnerabilities in UEFI firmware from five of the top suppliers that helps hackers infect devices with malware  —  PixieFail is a huge deal for cloud and data centers.  For the rest, less so.  —  UEFI firmware from five of the leading suppliers …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Google plans to tweak search results to give comparison websites more prominence, including a new unit of links for such websites, to comply with the EU's DMA  —  Google will tweak online search results to give comparison sites more prominence, the company said in a blogpost on Wednesday …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The CISA and the FBI warn that threat actors using Androxgh0st malware are building a botnet to steal credentials for AWS, Microsoft 365, and other cloud apps  —  CISA and the FBI warned today that threat actors using Androxgh0st malware are building a botnet focused on cloud credential theft …
Apple Vision Pro hands-on: eye and hand tracking are very accurate, but typing is frustrating, the killer app is watching movies, can feel heavy after 15+ min  —  We got hands-on with the device once more before its official launch, with some new features available to test this time.
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Financial Times:
CoinShares: US bitcoin ETFs had $871M of net inflows in the first three days of trading, including $723M inflows at BlackRock and $1.18B outflows at Grayscale  —  Grayscale has outflows of $579mn as investors turn to BlackRock and Fidelity for new crypto products

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