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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 13, 2022

Nov 25, 2022

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 13, 2022. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Layoffs begin at Amazon as tech giant cuts corporate and tech workers Layoffs began Tuesday at Amazon as the Seattle tech giant moved to slash potentially thousands of corporate and tech p ...read more

The Best Gaming Monitors: 1440p, 4K, Ultrawide and HDR

Nov 25, 2022

TechSpot is supported by its audience. We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Here's why you can trust us. Our picks for the best gaming monitors come after testing and reviewing a ton of different units. In this guide, we're going to go through everything we've learned so far and all the latest models tested to give you comprehensive advice on gaming monitor shopping in distinct categories including 1440p, 4K, ultrawide and HDR gaming monitors. As discussed be ...read more

Mercedes will make its cars faster for customers who pay $1,200 per year

Nov 25, 2022

WTF?! If you thought locking features in video games behind DLC, subscriptions, season passes, etc., was infuriating, spare a thought for owners of new Mercedes EQ luxury electric vehicles. The automaker is offering to unlock the cars' full performance—for the bargain price of $1,200 per year. The Drive highlights the optional extra on Mercedes' online store: an "Acceleration Increase" subscription service for all its EQS or EQE cars. Increasing your vehicle's torque and maximum output cost ...read more

50 of Twitter's top 100 advertisers have pulled out of the platform since Elon Musk took over, report says

Nov 25, 2022

Half of Twitter's top 100 advertisers have stopped promoting on the platform, per Media Matters. Since 2020, those 50 companies have spent $2 billion on Twitter advertising. In the 25 days since Elon Musk took over Twitter, half of its top 100 advertisers have stopped advertising on the platform, according to the research center Media Matters. Since 2020, those 50 companies have accounted for nearly $2 billion in advertising revenue. This year alone, they spent $750 million, Media Matters ...read more

Wizards of the Coast will continue supporting third-party content for D&D

Nov 25, 2022

Internal art by “Daarken” from the upcoming Dungeons Dragons adventure module, Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen. (Wizards of the Coast Image) Wizards of the Coast confirmed to GeekWire that its forthcoming revision of Dungeons Dragons will continue to officially support third-party products and sourcebooks. Wizards, headquartered in Renton, Wash., currently grants permission for independent authors and creators to publish their own “homebrew” DD material for profit under the ...read more

The Witcher 3 next-gen update includes ray tracing, DLSS, photo mode, QoL improvements

Nov 25, 2022

Something to look forward to: CD Projekt Red promised to release a big update for hit title The Witcher 3 two years ago, as an upgrade for PC and current-gen consoles. The company has now provided final details on the expected features, including ray tracing and various quality-of-life improvements. The Witcher and Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt Red held a deep-dive stream this week (below), revealing details on a significant update for The Witcher 3. Initially announced in 2020, the upgrade ...read more

Tesla extends FSD access to “anyone in North America who requests it”

Nov 25, 2022

Tesla is extending its “full self-driving” (FSD) beta software “to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen,” according to CEO Elon Musk who tweeted out the news late Wednesday evening. The rollout of FSD across the continent comes as Tesla is potentially facing a criminal investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice over false claims relating to the company’s advanced driver assistance system Autopilot. Autopilot comes standard on Tesla vehicles and perf ...read more

Which search engine almost bought Google in the 1990s?

Nov 25, 2022

Choose your answer and the correct choice will be revealed. Correct Answer: Excite Learn more about this trivia's answer… In 1997, Larry Page, one of Google co-founders, wanted to sell the search engine to Excite for $1.6 million: $600k in cash, $700k in stock and $300k for Stanford. This was at the very early stages, Google was known as BackRub at the time, and the deal obviously didn't happen, though the reason why varies depending on who you ask. In an interview years afte ...read more

Amazon to shut down its online learning platform in India

Nov 25, 2022

Amazon will be shutting down Amazon Academy, an online learning platform it launched in India for high-school students last year, the company said Thursday. The retailer says it will wind down the edtech service in the country in a phased manner starting August 2023. Those who signed up for the current academic batch will receive a full refund, it said. Amazon officially launched Academy, previously called JEE Ready, early last year, but had been testing the platform since mid-2019. Acade ...read more

Samsung will manufacture 3nm chips for Nvidia, Baidu, Qualcomm and IBM

Nov 25, 2022

In context: Samsung will use its most advanced manufacturing process to make chips for four well-known technology companies. The race to overtake TSMC as the world's largest chip foundry is on, while geopolitical conflicts are tearing the old economic balance apart. Samsung has been chosen as manufacturing partner by four of the biggest technology corporations in the world, according to unnamed industry sources. Nvidia, Qualcomm, IBM and Baidu will employ the South Korean company's newest man ...read more