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Chair Jerome Powell says the Federal Reserve will probably continue to raise rates for the foreseeable future to combat stubbornly high inflation

• Fed approves smallest rate hike since March • Opinion: Here's when the Fed could start cutting interest rates • Job openings jumped unexpectedly to 11 million in December

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A Young Couple In Iran Was Reportedly Arrested After Posting A Dance Video On Instagram

Astiaj Haghighi, 21, and her fiancé, Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, 22, are fashion and lifestyle influencers with nearly 1 million followers each. Haghighi previously spoke out in solidarity with Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died in Iranian police custody last year.

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Gabrielle Caplan

Ron DeSantis Wants to Make It Easier to Execute People

After going after trans children and people seeking abortions, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has set his sights on a new target: potential death row inmates.

While speaking to the Florida Sheriff’s Association about what he deems the “slow wheels of justice” last week—as Vox pointed out—DeSantis spoke of his frustration with requiring unanimous jury recommendations before handing down death sentences. And he appears to want to make it easier. 

“Maybe eight out of twelve have to...

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Lachard Binkley

LeBron James is now No. 4 all-time in NBA assists

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LeBron James is now fourth all-time in assists and the only non-guard in the top 34 on the all-time assists list.

LeBron James had plenty of big moments in the Los Angeles Lakers 129-123 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. With his triple-double last night, LeBron became the first player to record a triple-double after year 20 in the league.

With LeBron's 28 points, he is now only 89 points away from becoming the...

The Verge

Emma Roth

Everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Unpacked event

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Samsung just held its first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, where it took the wraps off its new Galaxy S23 devices and the Galaxy Book3.

In case you weren’t able to watch the event live, you can catch up on all the biggest news from Galaxy Unpacked here.

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra gets a small boost Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge The Samsung S23 Ultra comes with a 200-megapixel camera sensor.

The S-Pen-equipped Galaxy...

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Mitchell Clark

OpenAI announces ChatGPT Plus at $20 a month

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OpenAI has announced ChatGPT Plus, a $20 monthly plan that gives you priority access to the AI chatbot, even during peak time where free users would have to wait. The company also says the plan will give you “faster response times” and “priority access to new features and improvements.”

OpenAI says it’ll be sending out invitations for the service to people who are in the US and on its waitlist “over the coming weeks” and that...

The Verge

Mitchell Clark

AMD’s 7000X3D chips will start at $449 when they take on Intel this spring

Only the Ryzen 9s will be coming in February. | Image: AMD

AMD has announced the pricing for its flagship 7000X3D chips as well as when you’ll be able to get them. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D will cost $699, with the 7900X3D coming in at $599. Both chips will be available on February 28th. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D, meanwhile, has seemingly been delayed a bit and will be released on April 6th for $449.

When AMD announced the chips last month, it was exciting to see that the company was bringing...

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Antonio G. Di Benedetto

Where to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra

From left to right: the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The latest Galaxy trio is available for preorder | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

Another year, another round of flagship Samsung phones. This time around, Samsung used its Unpacked event to announce a new line of Galaxy Books, in addition to the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The latter probably feels familiar to last year’s S22 generation, as there are once again three models to choose from: a big-ish...

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Andrew J. Hawkins

Rivian is laying off 6 percent of its employees — again

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Another day, another company announces it’s laying off 6 percent of employees. Today, that company is Rivian, the EV automaker that had one of the biggest IPOs of 2021 but has since struggled to hit its targets as manufacturing and supply chain problems mount.

The layoffs also come amid a looming EV price war, in which Tesla and Ford have lowered prices on their flagships vehicles. Other automakers have said they are not ready to slash prices on...

The Verge

Antonio G. Di Benedetto Adi Robertson Sean Hollister Allison Johnson Dan Seifert Emma Roth Nathan Edwards Monica Chin Jon Porter

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023: all the news and updates from the event

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Here’s the latest from this year’s first Samsung event.

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Mashable

OpenAI launches ChatGPT Plus, a paid version of the popular AI chat

ChatGPT just launched ChatGPT Plus, a paid version of the online AI chatbot created by OpenAI.

The pilot subscription plan gives users access to ChatGPT during peak times and faster response times (which is helpful because it breaks down a lot) and priority access to new features and improvements. It will cost you $20 per month.

"The research preview for ChatGPT allowed us to learn from real world use, and we’ve made important improvements and updates based on feedback," an OpenAI...

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra preorder deals: The best offers on the most advanced phone

Samsung gave vigilant buyers an early chance to save on its new flagship smartphones in January with a reservation offer that nabbed them a $50 credit toward their purchase. But if you only now decided that you want the premium Galaxy S23 Ultra (as revealed during Wednesday's Galaxy Unpacked event), worry not: You don't have to look hard for a good preorder deal.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. S22: How all three new phones stack up to last year's models ...

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Instagram creators made an AI social media app: Artifact

If you've been waiting for a social media platform that merges articles, facts, and artificial intelligence all into one app, boy do I have good news for you.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the Instagram co-founders who left the company in 2018, are launching a new social media platform: Artifact. In an Instagram post, Krieger called it "a personalized news feed driven by the latest in artificial intelligence." The waitlist for the Android and iOS app opened up on Tuesday, and folks should...

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Samsung Galaxy S23 price, release date, and preorder details: How to get the S23 Ultra, S23 Plus, or the base model

UPDATE: Feb. 1, 2023, 2:16 p.m. EST This story has been updated with the latest availability.

TL;DR: The all-new Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphones are now available for preorder ahead of their release on Feb. 17.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S23: Pre-order from Amazon, AT&T, Best Buy, Samsung, T-Mobile, or Verizon starting at $799.99.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 PLUS: Pre-order from Amazon, AT&T, Best Buy, Samsung, T-Mobile, or Verizon starting at $999.99.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S23 ULTRA: Pre-order from Amazon,...

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Julian Chokkattu

How to Preorder Samsung's Galaxy S23—and Which Model to Buy

Should you get the Ultra and enjoy the new 200-megapixel camera or stick with a smaller handset? We have recommendations.

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Emily Cochrane

Meet the Women Trying to Avoid a Spending Train Wreck in Congress

For the first time, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are all women, as is the top White House budget official. Can they avert a fiscal disaster? They’re determined to try.

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