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  • Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS eShops shut down tomorrow

    Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS digital storefronts are shutting down tomorrow, March 27th, 2023. While you’ll no longer be able to purchase games or DLC from either eShop, you’ll still be able to redownload the games you’ve already bought and play online for the time being. Nintendo […]

  • Apple staff reportedly express doubts about mixed-reality headset months ahead of launch

    Image: The Verge Although the expected launch of Apple’s mixed-reality headset is just months away, some employees don’t seem to think the device is ready yet, according to a report from The New York Times. While some employees reportedly exited the project due to their doubts, others remain skeptical about the headset’s potential for success […]

  • Elon Musk reportedly halves Twitter’s valuation in internal memo

    Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk has put a $20 billion value on Twitter, making up less than half of the $44 billion Musk paid to acquire the site, according to reports from Platformer and The Information. In a memo sent to staff viewed by Platformer’s Zoë Schiffer, Musk reportedly […]

  • Succession’s final season doubles down on its core conceit — to a fault

    Brian Cox as Logan Roy. | HBO While Succession’s fourth and final season makes good on the series’ name, it does so while feeling comfortably stuck in a familiar holding pattern of treachery and ‘gotcha’ backstabbing. Continue reading…

  • AirPods Pro with USB-C are supposedly on the way

    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple could soon launch a USB-C version of its second-gen AirPods Pro. That’s according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the company could start shipping the earbuds with a USB-C case during the second and third quarters of this year. This apparently doesn’t apply to Apple’s standard […]

  • ChatGPT started a new kind of AI race — and made text boxes cool again

    Tired: the metaverse. Wired: the message-verse? | Image: OpenAI / David Pierce It’s pretty obvious that nobody saw ChatGPT coming. Not even OpenAI. Before it became by some measures the fastest growing consumer app in history, before it turned the phrase “generative pre-trained transformers” into common vernacular, before every company you can think of was […]

  • Microsoft fixes reversible screenshot vulnerability on Windows

    Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has pushed an update to fix a screenshot editing vulnerability in Windows 10 and 11, as spotted earlier by Bleeping Computer. The security flaw, dubbed the “aCropalypse,” could let bad actors recover the edited portions of screenshots, potentially revealing personal information that had been cropped out or concealed. […]

  • Microsoft reportedly orders AI chatbot rivals to stop using Bing’s search data

    Illustration: The Verge Microsoft doesn’t want its rivals to use Bing’s search index to power their AI chatbots, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly told two unnamed Bing-powered search engines that it will restrict them from accessing Microsoft’s search data altogether if they continue using it with their AI tools. As noted […]

  • It turns out Arrested Development is staying on Netflix after all

    Image: Netflix Arrested Development isn’t leaving Netflix anymore. The streamer announced on Twitter that the show will remain on the platform after licensing issues nearly resulted in its removal. While Netflix initially planned on taking down all five seasons of the show on March 15th, including the two produced by Netflix, that never happened. That’s […]

  • The Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Scribe are down to their best prices of the year

    The ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite with 8GB of storage is $40 off. | Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind this weekend or simply pass some time while flying out for spring break, today’s deals on the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Scribe will help you do so. First up, […]

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