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David Pierce / The Verge:
OpenAI updates ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise to let users prompt the tool using voice commands or by uploading an image, coming to all users “soon after”  —  Most of OpenAI's changes to ChatGPT involve what the AI-powered bot can do: questions it can answer, information it can access, improved underlying models.
Amrita Khalid / The Verge:
Spotify partners with OpenAI to debut an AI translation feature that reproduces podcasts in other languages using a synthesized version of the podcaster's voice  —  What if podcasters could flip a switch and instantly speak another language?  That's the premise behind Spotify's …
Financial Times:
Amazon plans to invest $1.25B in Anthropic for a minority stake, with an option to increase the total to $4B; Anthropic plans to use AWS and Amazon's AI chips  —  Amazon Web Services lures Claude chatbot maker, which was valued at nearly $5bn earlier this year
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Kyle Wiens / iFixit News:
iPhone 15 Pro Max teardown: a redesigned frame helps with replacing the back glass, a tetraprism periscope lens, software lockdown makes repairs hard, and more  —  Repairable design undermined by parts-pairing DRM  —  iPhone 15 is here, and it boasts a new charge port, titanium frame, a periscope, and a new pro-repair design.
Sidhartha Shukla / Bloomberg:
DeFi project Mixin Network suspends deposits and withdrawals after a hack involving $200M in crypto assets; SlowMist says Mixin's cloud provider was compromised  —  - Compromise in cloud service provider's database led to breach  — Project expected to give details in a livestream later today
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder rolls out Tinder Select, a $500/month tier with perks like a SELECT profile badge and the ability to DM others up to twice a week without matching first  —  Tinder has rolled out its promised high-end membership, a pricey $499 per month subscription dubbed “Tinder Select,” …
Emilia David / The Verge:
Getty partners with Nvidia to launch Generative AI by Getty Images, a tool trained on Getty's licensed photos that lets users create legally protected images  —  Getty Images is partnering with Nvidia to launch Generative AI by Getty Images, a new tool that lets people create images using Getty's library of licensed photos.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Reddit launches a Contributor Program that pays verified users monthly based on the karma earned and the gold received for “eligible contributions” on the site  —  Reddit is going to let users spin Reddit gold into real money as part of its new “Contributor Program,” the company announced on Monday.
Los Angeles Times:
The WGA and the AMPTP reach a tentative deal to end the strike; the proposed three-year contract ups pay and streaming residuals, adds new AI rules, and more  —  The Writers Guild of America and the major Hollywood studios have reached a tentative deal that would end a strike that has lasted …
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Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Amazon shuts down its Alexa Guard security system and moves the free smoke and carbon monoxide detection features to its $5.99/month Emergency Assist service  —  Amazon has announced that it's shutting down Alexa Guard — a DIY security feature for Echo devices that listens for intruders or household alarms when you're away from home.
Leke Oso Alabi / Financial Times:
Gripped by worker shortages, some security companies are using robots developed by 1X, Knightscope, Ava Robotics, Ascento, and others to augment human labor  —  Most androids focus on repetitive tasks, augmenting human labour, say executives  —  In the world of security services where companies …

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