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January 17, 2024, 5:05 PM

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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.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung announces the Galaxy S24 Ultra, with a new titanium finish, a 6.8" 1440p display, a 50-megapixel camera with 5x zoom, shipping on January 31 from $1,299  —  For several years running, Samsung's S-series Ultra has been that device, and the company is going just as big with the Ultra for 2024.
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
The Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 will be banned in the US again, effective January 18, after a US court of appeals denies Apple's request to pause the ban  —  The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 with blood oxygen features will be banned from being sold in the United States again …
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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...
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google introduces Circle to Search, a set of new gestures for searching from anywhere on Android, 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.”
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Android Auto will soon reflect the design elements, like wallpaper and icons, of Samsung Galaxy phones, and offer AI chat summaries, relevant replies, and more  —  Amidst the flurry of Galaxy S24 announcements, Google also announced a handful of new AI features for Android Auto.
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.
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 …
Wired:
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.
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 …
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.
Siobhan Roberts / New York Times:
Google DeepMind details AlphaGeometry, created by AI researcher Trieu Trinh and others to solve Olympiad geometry problems at nearly a human gold medalist level  —  Watch out, nerdy high schoolers, AlphaGeometry is coming for your mathematical lunch.  —  For four years, the computer scientist …
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 …

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