Top tech news for Thursday, December 1, 2022 - The Verge

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There have been a couple of cybersecurity news stories recently that you might want to be aware of.
The first concerns the password manager LastPass, which has admitted that an “unauthorized party” was recently able to access “certain elements” of “customers’ information.” Crucially, user passwords shouldn’t have been affected, but it’s still a developing story that LastPass users will want to keep an eye on. Second is smart home brand Eufy, whose encryption promises may not be what they seem.
I guess we should also acknowledge the fact that Elon Musk has another target for when his brain-interface startup Neuralink will start implanting its devices in real human brains: the next six months. Just remember that Musk previously hoped to start human trials in 2020 and 2022.
In lighter news, the season of app usage roundups is well and truly upon us. Seriously, even Google Photos is getting involved if a notification I just received is anything to go by. Of course, it’s the music services that have the funnest data to share, so be sure to check out your Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube Music account to discover the delights (or secret shames) of your 2022 listening.
And now, here’s a silly tweet:
Dec 20, 2022, 12:18 AM UTCSheena Vasani
Keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape takes work, but these gift ideas should make things a bit easier for the fitness buff in your life.
Dec 2, 2022, 12:10 AM UTCCharles Pulliam-Moore
In the coming months, Netflix is planning to invite tens of thousands more subscribers into its Preview Club program.
Dec 1, 2022, 10:53 PM UTCCharles Pulliam-Moore
Mike Flanagan’s The Fall of the House of Usher is still coming to Netflix, but he’s headed to Amazon Studios
Dec 1, 2022, 9:24 PM UTCMitchell Clark
The next Indy film finally has a title and release date.
Dec 1, 2022, 9:17 PM UTCRichard Lawler
According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, a mixed reality headset from Apple could debut in 2023, complete with its own OS and app store.
While that all lines up with what we’ve heard, he also revealed that internally, the platform has changed names, going from “realityOS” to “xrOS,” for “extended reality.”
Whatever they call it, hopefully, it’s more fun to use than Meta’s Quest Pro — see our video review of that device below.
Dec 1, 2022, 8:52 PM UTCJay Peters
Mando and Grogu are back next year.
Dec 1, 2022, 8:26 PM UTCUmar Shakir
California-based startup Monarch Tractor is delivering its first MK-V smart tractors that can perform farming tasks without a driver.
Dec 1, 2022, 6:52 PM UTCCharles Pulliam-Moore
Beast Wars’ Maximals rise up in the first look at Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
Dec 1, 2022, 6:22 PM UTCJames Vincent
AI chatbot ChatGPT has been trained to provide conversational answers to users’ queries. It’s fantastically talented but still prone to producing cogent waffle and misinformation.
Dec 1, 2022, 5:51 PM UTCMonica Chin
AMD announced some of the first chips in its new Ryzen 7000 mobile line earlier this year, and they’re just now starting to pop up in listings.
Dec 1, 2022, 5:47 PM UTCRichard Lawler
Just in case you missed Elon Musk’s “show and tell” about brain-computer interfaces last night, we have the key details for you, viewable in less than 15 minutes.
If the video isn’t for you, Verge science editor Mary Beth Griggs can break it all down here.
During the presentation, Musk said that the company had submitted most of the paperwork needed for a human clinical trial to the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates medical devices in the United States. Previously, Musk had said that he’d hoped for human trials to begin in 2020, and then 2022. Now, that’s slipped to at least 2023.
Dec 1, 2022, 5:46 PM UTCGeorgina Torbet
Astronomers spotted a ‘weird’ flash in February, equivalent to the light of more than 1,000 trillion suns.
Dec 1, 2022, 5:41 PM UTCCharles Pulliam-Moore
Annapurna’s going all in on animation with a new production studio led by two former Disney executives.
Dec 1, 2022, 5:00 PM UTCVictoria Song
Google has to prove it's committed to wearables if anyone’s to believe it won’t discontinue the Pixel Watch prematurely. So here’s Google Keep, new Tiles, and Adidas Running with Google Assistant.
Dec 1, 2022, 5:00 PM UTCJess Weatherbed
Digital car keys can initially be shared with iPhone and Pixel users but not with other Android devices.
Dec 1, 2022, 4:01 PM UTCAlice Newcome-Beill
In addition to an excellent Echo Show bundle, we’re featuring a collection of other cool deals that all fall within the $100 range.
Dec 1, 2022, 3:32 PM UTCAlex Cranz
As with the previous major cast announcements for this show, there are almost zero details on whom each actor is playing. But I had fun scrolling through the list and trying to decide who was an elf, a human, or a harfoot.
[US About Amazon]
Dec 1, 2022, 3:30 PM UTCAndrew Webster
The latest release from director Joanna Hogg is a slow and steady contemplation of life and death, with Tilda Swinton playing both lead roles.
Dec 1, 2022, 2:00 PM UTCSheena Vasani
Now you don’t need to remember whether you normally sign in to, say, Spotify with your Facebook or Google account, as 1Password will take care of that for you.
Dec 1, 2022, 10:40 AM UTCJon Porter
In the height of the boom, newly-enriched crypto bros let loose in Miami, reports The Financial Times, with high-spenders “ordering 12 or 24 bottles of the most expensive champagne and just showering themselves without even drinking.”
Now, though, the boom is over, with crypto spending at one club having fallen from millions last year to just a few thousand.
[FinancialTimes]
Dec 1, 2022, 4:35 AM UTCMary Beth Griggs
Musk says he’ll get Neuralink implanted in his own head
Dec 1, 2022, 1:30 AM UTCSean Hollister
This is a big mess.
Nov 30, 2022, 11:34 PM UTCEmma Roth
CEO Karim Toubba says hackers didn’t gain access to users’ stored passwords, but disclosed this breach happened using information taken back in August.
Nov 30, 2022, 1:00 PM UTCAriel Shapiro
Bad Bunny is the platform’s top artist globally, while Joe Rogan claims the top podcast.
Nov 29, 2022, 3:00 PM UTCJon Porter
It will also be available in the main YouTube app for the first time. Your move, Spotify.
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