January 30, 2024, 3:45 PM

Top News

Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple Vision Pro review: marvelous display, great hand and eye tracking, and works seamlessly in the ecosystem, but pricey and video passthrough can be blurry  —  The Apple Vision Pro is the best consumer headset anyone's ever made — and that's the problem.
More: CNET, CNBC, Marques Brownlee on YouTube, Tom's Guide, Wall Street Journal, The Verge on YouTube, Daring Fireball, 9to5Mac, MacRumors, AppleInsider, Macworld, UploadVR, Creative Strategies, The Guardian, Dexerto, Club386, Washington Post, Gizmodo, SlashGear, The Wall Street Journal on YouTube, Forbes, iJustine on YouTube, 9to5Mac, Tom's Guide on YouTube, Constellation Research, Road to VR, The Messenger, On my Om, Wccftech, PetaPixel, CNET, ZDNet, The Metaverse Insider, Washington Post, TechRadar, Techmeme Ride Home Podcast on YouTube, iPhone in Canada Blog, Cult of Mac, MacDailyNews, iMore, The Apple Post, Spyglass, BGR, MacStories, CNET on YouTube, Business Insider, Variety, MIXED Reality News, The Verge on YouTube, Digital Trends, iClarified, 9to5Mac, and ZDNet
LinkedIn: Paul Hillman and Pip Turner
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple's visionOS doesn't let users rearrange icons or pin web apps to the home screen, which is particularly limiting given Netflix and YouTube don't offer apps  —  In addition to not letting you rearrange home screen icons, visionOS 1.0 also doesn't support the ability to pin web apps to the home screen.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Edge automatically imports open Chrome tabs after a Windows update, even with Edge's import tool disabled; users have reported the behavior for months  —  Last week, I turned on my PC, installed a Windows update, and rebooted to find Microsoft Edge automatically open with the Chrome tabs I was working on before the update.
Brody Ford / Bloomberg:
Adobe says it has “no plans to further invest” in its XD web-design product, which it put in “maintenance mode” at the outset of its now-scrapped Figma deal  —  - “No plans to further invest” in XD program, company says  — Future product design features will be through partnerships
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple says Apple Card now has 12M+ US users, over 1M are sharing their card via Apple Card Family, and users earned $1B+ in Daily Cash rewards in 2023  —  Apple Card has over 12 million users in the United States, Apple said today.  Apple Card holders earned more than $1 billion in Daily Cash rewards in 2023.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Elon Musk says that Neuralink implanted its first device in a human on January 28, and its product, Telepathy, will enable control of a user's phone or computer  —  - Elon Musk's neurotech startup Neuralink implanted its device in a human for the first time on Sunday, and the patient is “recovering well,” according to a post on X.
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
German police seize nearly 50K bitcoin, worth $2B+, from two suspects who allegedly acquired the crypto using profits from an illegal file-sharing platform  —  German prosecutors provisionally seized nearly 50,000 Bitcoin worth about $2.1 billion as part of an investigation into what they see as an illegal file-sharing platform.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
New York's AG sues Citibank over its alleged failure to defend customers from online scams, citing poor responses to potential fraud and not reimbursing victims  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Citibank over its failure to defend customers against hacks and scams and refusing …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Portal, a startup building a BTC-based cross-chain decentralized exchange and wallet, raised a $34M seed from Coinbase and others, for a $42.5M total in funding  —  - Portal has raised $34 million in a seed funding round from Coinbase Ventures, OKX Ventures and others.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
A Microsoft engineer tells WA's AG he found ways to exploit DALL-E 3 to make explicit images, reported it, but was then told to take down a public post about it  —  A Microsoft AI engineering leader says he discovered vulnerabilities in OpenAI's DALL-E 3 image generator in early December allowing users …
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
ICANN proposes .INTERNAL, a TLD for internal use but never plumbed into the global DNS for internet access, taking on the same role as the 192.168.x.x IPv4 bloc  —  The plan is to keep the world at bay by never recording it in the DNS root - like may already do with a subdomain for an intranet
Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Memo: TechCrunch plans to wind down TC+, its paid subscription product launched in 2019 as ExtraCrunch, and lays off ~8 employees, amid media industry-wide cuts  —  The Yahoo-owned publisher first launched TC+ in 2019  —  Technology publisher TechCrunch laid off around eight staff members Monday …
Wall Street Journal:
X lifted its ban on Taylor Swift searches on January 29, but “will continue to be vigilant”, following the spread of explicit AI-generated images of the singer  —  Social-media site restricted queries for the singer's name after the digitally altered images hit the platform

Sponsor Posts

Escape Ingress/Egress Fees  —  Experience seamless multi-cloud solutions without ingress/egress constraints.  Optimize costs and pave the way for a sustainable digital future.
Standard Metrics:
Nail Portfolio Reviews, Board Meetings and LP Reporting  —  You didn't hire that Stanford grad to manage spreadsheets.  Automate VC portfolio reporting and free your talented team up to deliver portfolio insights.
Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Mastering the marketing funnel with Zoho Forms  —  You have poured your heart and soul into crafting the perfect product or service.  It solves problems, meets the intended users' needs, and is undeniably awesome.
The Logan Bartlett Show:
EP 110: How Eric Glyman (CEO, Ramp) Runs One of The Fastest Growing Startups
A podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett, an investor at Redpoint Ventures, covering tech with industry insiders.
Subscribe to The Logan Bartlett Show!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Wed. 07/24 - Llama 3.1 Bests The "Frontier Models"?
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 3:45 PM ET, January 30, 2024.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Ina Fried / Axios:
Rohan Goswami / CNBC: