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Poorly manufactured adapter responsible for melting Nvidia RTX 4090 cables, report claims

Nov 25, 2022

A hot potato: As Nvidia continues to investigate incidents of burning and melting power adapters that come bundled with its new RTX 4090 graphics card, the team over at Igor's Lab believes it has found the culprit. According to the publication, the issue isn't the 12VHPWR connection itself but rather, the quad 8-pin to 16-pin adapter distributed by Nvidia. Specifically, whoever manufactured the adapter performed a very poor soldering job. Upon closer inspection, the crew discovered that four ...read more

Skidattl’s augmented reality beacons are ‘like a Bat-Signal for fun’

Nov 25, 2022

Skidattl wants to use augmented reality to get people to engage with the real world. It’s a story we’ve heard before from AR companies, particularly as they pit themselves against the potentially isolating effects of virtual reality. But rather than chasing metaversal Pokémon creatures on the street, Skidattl aims to use AR “beacons” to show people what’s going on around them. Randy Marsden, Skidattl co-founder, said they will be like “a Bat-Signal for fun” once the app la ...read more

Zillow Group lays off around 300 employees in latest tech industry job cuts

Nov 25, 2022

(Zillow Image) Zillow Group is slashing about 300 jobs as the Seattle company looks to curb costs amid a slowing real estate market and broader economic uncertainty. The cuts were first reported by TechCrunch. Zillow had nearly 5,800 employees as of August. “As part of our normal business process, we continuously evaluate and responsibly manage our resources as we create digital solutions to make it easier for people to move,” a Zillow spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Geek ...read more

Amazon is dramatically slowing its hiring pace

Nov 25, 2022

Amazon’s hiring spree during the pandemic has come to an end as the tech giant looks to curb expenses amid slowing demand and rising costs across its business. The company’s headcount grew by 21,000 employees during the third quarter, as revealed in its most recent earnings report. That pales in comparison to the same period in 2021, when Amazon added 133,000 workers, and in 2020, when it added 248,500 people. Amazon’s total direct workforce is now 1.54 million, which is up 5% year-o ...read more

Anti-Cheat Software Continues To Be The New DRM In Pissing Off Legit Customers

Nov 25, 2022

from the screw-the-customers dept Long-time readers here will know that one of the consistent themes over the years when it comes to video game DRM has been the absolute plethora of anecdotal stories you get about how DRM screwed up the playing experience for legitimate customers. Performance issues, inability to play online or single-player campaigns due to DRM failures, intrusive kernel-level access issues; the list goes on and on. Well, if you’ve been paying attention over the last coupl ...read more

It happened: Elon Musk officially owns Twitter

Nov 25, 2022

It’s for real this time. After months of legal drama, bad memes, and will-they-or-won’t-they-chaos to put your favorite rom-com to shame, Elon Musk has closed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter. Musk sealed the deal Thursday night, taking Twitter private and ousting a handful of top executives — CEO Parag Agrawal included — in the process. Musk reportedly cleaned house on Thursday, firing CFO Ned Segal, Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust Vijaya Gadde and General Counsel Sean Edgett r ...read more

How to raise funds when you aren’t in the Bay Area

Nov 25, 2022

Perhaps sitting perched somewhere in sunny Miami, Florida, is a founder wondering the best ways to fundraise for a company when situated outside a traditional tech hub like the Bay Area. They need not worry. Last week, Mike Asem from M25, Elizabeth Yin of Hustle Fund and Accel’s Rich Wong answered that question at TechCrunch Disrupt. The consensus of the venture capitalists was that remote work accelerated the trend of VCs looking at emerging markets, founders and companies throughout ...read more

Donald Trump Tells The Supreme Court That Social Media Is A Common Carrier; Never Mentions His Own Social Media Site

Nov 25, 2022

from the did-he-forget-what-he-owns? dept Last month, Florida officially asked the Supreme Court to review the detailed 11th Circuit ruling which mostly upheld the district court ruling saying that Florida’s social media content moderation law was unconstitutional under the 1st Amendment. Earlier this week, NetChoice and CCIA argued that the 11th Circuit was (mostly) correct in trashing the law, but asking the Supreme Court to hear the case anyway to establish that these kinds of laws are c ...read more

Daily Crunch: Mason raises $7.5M seed round to scale its no-code commerce engine

Nov 25, 2022

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello! And it’s Thursday! We are all waiting with bated breath for the latest installment of “Will Elon Actually Buy Twitter or Will He Squirrel Out of It” — the miniseries of indeterminate length and too many twists and turns to enumerate. Supposedly we’ll learn more tomorrow, but who knows. Also, what is time? And if we all leave Twitter i ...read more

Portland fintech startup that targets wedding industry lands $2.3M

Nov 25, 2022

Rock Paper Coin co-founders Elizabeth Sheils (left) and Nora Sheils. They are sisters-in-law. (Rock Paper Coin Photo) Rock Paper Coin, a Portland, Ore.-based startup that aims to streamline payments for wedding vendors, raised $2.3 million. The company has raised $4.8 million to date, including a $1.6 million round last year. The 15-person startup, founded in 2019, was able to survive the pandemic-driven wedding slowdown pandemic and is now experiencing “rapid growth,” said CEO Elizab ...read more