Top tech news for Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 – The Verge

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Look, I know a lot of people aren’t a fan of Chris Pratt and the Mario voice he’s doing in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, but with each new trailer, I find myself getting more interested, if not downright hopeful, that this latest video game film adaptation might… actually be… good? The second trailer released last night, and you can check it out right here.
Elsewhere, there’s bad news if you were hoping to snag an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max before Christmas. After a combination of covid lockdowns and labor protests have impacted production at one of Foxconn’s plants in China, one analyst predicts that Apple might ship 20 percent fewer devices this quarter compared to its original projections.
Finally, here’s a silly tweet:
Dec 1, 2022, 1:30 AM UTCSean Hollister
This is a big mess.
Nov 30, 2022, 11:58 PM UTCJay Peters
On Monday, Musk claimed that Apple had ‘threatened to withhold Twitter’ from the App Store, but after talking with Cook, the two seem to have cleared that up.
Nov 30, 2022, 9:26 PM UTCEmma Roth
Reed Hastings said The Closer, which was criticized for being transphobic, ‘was one of the most entertaining watch specials’ that Netflix has ever had.
Nov 30, 2022, 9:04 PM UTCAdi Robertson and Makena Kelly
And unfortunately for him, that might still not kill the Apple tax.
Nov 30, 2022, 8:39 PM UTCJacob Kastrenakes
Musk tweeted that he met with Tim Cook at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, and we are told Apple employees saw the pair walking around. No details on what they discussed, but Musk sounds a lot kinder toward Apple for now.
This comes two days after Musk tweeted a meme indicating he would “go to war” with Apple over its 30 percent App Store fees. That tweet has since been deleted.
Nov 30, 2022, 8:30 PM UTCJay Peters
While they were happening, YouTube said ‘many’ people were experiencing crashes.
Nov 30, 2022, 8:21 PM UTCEmma Roth
FTX’s unexpected collapse left the cryptocurrency market and its investors reeling. Here’s a timeline of how this all happened.
Nov 30, 2022, 7:52 PM UTCNilay Patel
Netflix’s move into gaming is less about upselling things like weapons and gear and more about engagement, Reed Hastings told Andrew Ross Sorkin at the NYT DealBook conference. What would have been the perfect game for that?
I berated our M&A team that we didn’t buy Wordle, that would have been perfect for us.
Nov 30, 2022, 7:35 PM UTCSheena Vasani
Certain configurations of both the M1- and M2-powered 12.9-inch iPad Pro are up to $300 off. We also found great deals on smart speakers, laptops, smartwatches, noise-canceling headphones, and more.
Nov 30, 2022, 7:14 PM UTCNilay Patel
Zuck is speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook conference today, and said that Reels is growing, according to Meta’s internal metrics.
It’s hard to track how we’re doing against TikTok, but metrics suggest Reels is half the time of TikTok globally, outside of China. We don’t aspire to be half of anything but that’s better than we were a year ago.
That’s quite a bit different than the picture painted by The Wall Street Journal in September: it reported on internal Meta docs that indicated Reels usage on Instagram was less than one-tenth the size of TikTok.
Nov 30, 2022, 6:53 PM UTCJess Weatherbed
The increased rates come as Ukrainian network providers scramble to restore services affected by Russian attacks on the region’s energy grid.
Nov 30, 2022, 6:48 PM UTCAsh Parrish
The latest patch also adds a bunch of new cards, including She-Hulk, Shuri, Valkyrie, and Thanos.
Nov 30, 2022, 6:38 PM UTCJay Peters
If you bought Stadia hardware on the Google Store, you’ll be getting your money back.
Nov 30, 2022, 5:39 PM UTCEmma Roth
The news of Kraken’s layoffs comes just months after CEO Jesse Powell went on a hiring spree for employees who would comply with his ‘crypto-first’ culture, which involves not telling people that what they said was racist.
Nov 30, 2022, 5:19 PM UTCJames Vincent
SFPD given approval for use of killer (remote-controlled) robots
Nov 30, 2022, 5:03 PM UTCCharles Pulliam-Moore
Apple TV Plus’ Shrinking, starring Jason Segel, Harrison Ford, and Jessica Williams, is almost here.
Nov 30, 2022, 4:30 PM UTCElizabeth Lopatto
Nov 30, 2022, 3:52 PM UTCAndrew J. Hawkins
The company plans on introducing more advanced driver-assist technology in the US by the end of the decade. By 2030, hands-free driving will come standard on all Honda vehicles.
Nov 30, 2022, 2:14 PM UTCEmma Roth
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu says the company hired too quickly during the covid pandemic and that its operating costs could ‘outgrow’ its revenue.
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 30, 2022, 12:30 PM UTCAlex Cranz
Thirty years after the movie, Willow is back — and he’s got great hair, a great ensemble cast, and a super-fun adventure for you to watch.
Nov 30, 2022, 10:05 AM UTCTom Warren
Microsoft blocked some Windows 11 users from upgrading to the 2022 Update over gaming performance issues. Now a fix is available in preview.
Nov 29, 2022, 10:09 PM UTCAsh Parrish
Hear Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach and Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong in the Mario movie’s second trailer.
Nov 29, 2022, 9:44 PM UTCSean Hollister
Massive 240Hz OLED and QD-OLED screens are on the way
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