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March 5, 2024, 1:15 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces a new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air with M3, offering an 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU, starting at $1,099 or $1,299 and shipping on March 8  —  Apple today announced its next-generation M3 MacBook Air range, in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes.  The new models are available to order today, and will start shipping March 8.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says, after a software update, the M3 14-inch MacBook Pro will be able to drive two external displays with its lid closed, just like the M3 MacBook Airs  —  Apple introduced the M3 MacBook Air with a headlining new feature.  For the first time, the Apple silicon MacBook Air will be able …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal  —  iPhone maker hit by first-ever Brussels fine as competition watchdogs step up scrutiny of Big Tech
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Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Instagram now lets users edit DMs up to 15 minutes after sending them, pin three messaging threads to the top of their inbox, and save their favorite stickers  —  Instagram announced today that it's rolling out the ability for users to edit their direct messages for up to 15 minutes after sending them.
Lawrence Bonk / Engadget:
Google's new Pixel updates include a Hello button to let Google Assistant screen calls, Circle to Search on Pixel 7, and 10-bit HDR video uploads to Instagram  —  Google Assistant will speak on your behalf to find out why someone is blowing up your spot.  —  Google just announced …
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X's audio and video calls, which are enabled by default, are peer-to-peer, revealing users' IP addresses to each other, unless they enable a privacy setting  —  The new X calling feature can hurt your privacy  —  In his quest to turn a simple and functioning Twitter app into X …
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's former CEO, CFO, legal chief, and general counsel sue Elon Musk over $128M+ in unpaid severance and Musk's claim that he had cause to fire them  —  Former CEO, CFO, legal chief, and general counsel dispute Musk's claim he had cause to fire them  —  Four former top Twitter executives …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Tropic Haze, the developer of Nintendo Switch emulator Yuzu, agrees to pay $2.4M to settle its lawsuit with Nintendo and will completely shut down the emulator  —  The emulator was sued for ‘facilitating piracy at a colossal scale.’  —  Just over a week ago, Nintendo sued the developers …
Emilia David / The Verge:
OpenAI updates ChatGPT with a “read aloud” feature supporting 37 languages, allowing it to read its responses out loud, available on the web and mobile apps  —  OpenAI's new Read Aloud feature for ChatGPT could come in handy when users are on the go by reading its responses in one of five voice options out loud to users.
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
At an event, Sergey Brin said Google “definitely messed up” Gemini's image generation launch and it's “not our intention” to have it leaning left in many cases  —  - Google's Sergey Brin spoke to a roomful of entrepreneurs over the weekend at the “AGI House” in Hillsborough, California.

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