July 9, 2024, 1:10 AM

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Rachyl Jones / Fortune:
Self-driving cars from WeRide, AutoX, Didi, and other Chinese firms have traveled 1.8M miles on CA roads, collecting detailed data while facing little scrutiny  —  ON FEB. 1 LAST YEAR, Montana residents gawked upwards at a large white object hovering in the sky that looked to be another moon.
Julian Chokkattu / Wired:
Nothing unveils the $199 CMF Phone 1, with swappable parts, a 6.67" AMOLED, a MediaTek SoC, and Nothing OS, plus the $69 CMF Watch Pro 2 and $59 CMF Buds Pro 2  —  Nothing's sub-brand is bringing its first phone to the US—the $199 CMF Phone 1—along with the Watch Pro 2 and Buds Pro 2.
Mark Tyson / Tom's Hardware:
Microsoft quietly adds spellchecking and autocorrect to Notepad in Windows 11, after testing the features in March 2024; Windows Notepad first launched in 1983  —  Feature rolled out to insiders back in March, now available to the masses.  —  Microsoft tested an updated Notepad app with integrated spellchecking back in March.
Michelle Hampson / IEEE Spectrum:
Memo: Microsoft tells staff in China they must use iPhones for work from September, saying that Google services like the Play Store are not available in China  —  - Company will block corporate access from Android in China  — Microsoft has been tightening cybersecurity following attacks
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple Watch Series 10 will be thinner and have bigger screens; the main Siri upgrade will be part of iOS 18.4, with a January beta and a spring release  —  As the Apple Watch approaches its 10th birthday, the company is preparing a big update.  Also: AirPods with cameras …
Anton Shilov / Tom's Hardware:
A Sequoia Capital analyst estimated on June 20 that companies developing AI models must collectively generate ~$600B per year to pay for their AI infrastructure  —  The AI bubble is reaching a tipping point?  —  Despite massive investments in AI infrastructure by high-tech giants …
Heekyong Yang / Reuters:
The National Samsung Electronics Union goes on a three-day strike for better pay; analysts say the strike is unlikely to have an impact due to low participation  —  Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) workers in South Korea began a three-day strike for better pay on Monday …
Ben Church / CNN:
A look at concerns about Saudi Arabia “sportswashing”, as the country hosts the Esports World Cup; Saudi Arabia's PIF owns some of the biggest gaming companies  —  In the heart of Saudi Arabia's capital, a seismic moment for esports is underway; one which has triggered both excitement and concern across the industry.

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