Top Tech Stories of the Week: September 9th

This week, the tech industry was hit with a host of innovative product reveals, high-profile legal updates and, of course, some outrageous headlines. On the hardware front, Apple debuted the latest updates to its iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro product categories, and, in a different vein, preium audio label Pro-Ject enlisted Seth Rogen’s cannabis lifestyle brand Houseplant for a retro vibe. Turntable. Meanwhile, lawyers in court suggested Elon Musk break his Twitter deal over his alleged belief in “World War 3,” and on Instagram, Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve Jobs, who shadowed Apple’s iPhone 14 for looking a bit too looked a lot like its iPhone 13 predecessor.

In between all the madness, Hypebeast has rounded up the best tech stories of the week so you can stay on top of industry trends.

1. Apple announced the launch of new iPhone, AirPods Pro, and Apple Watch hardware at its September 2022 Keynote

On Wednesday morning PST, Apple hosted its annual Keynote in September, during which the tech giant unveiled a slew of new updates to its iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Pro product lines.

Of all the announcements, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are certainly standouts, with an all-new pill-shaped notch and a 48-megapixel camera. In addition, the company unveiled its dust, swim and shatter resistant Apple Watch Series 8, which features a range of high-tech additions that prioritize the health and safety of the wearer, and the next generation of its AirPods Pro, which offers improved sound quality. and increased noise cancellation. Apple also unveiled the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, the next-generation Apple Watch SE, and the all-new Apple Watch Ultra.

2. Elon Musk broke his Twitter deal over his alleged belief in ‘World War 3’

Earlier this week, Twitter attorneys suggested that Elon Musk was seeking opportunities to end his Twitter acquisition agreement, citing a text he sent to a Morgan Stanley employee on May 3. There’s no point in buying Twitter when we’re on our way to World War III,” a lawyer read. Zatko is a pretext.” The judge overseeing the hearing has not ruled on the progress of the case between Elon Musk and Twitter.

3. Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve Jobs was unimpressed with the iPhone 14’s design updates

After Apple’s September Keynote, many tech fans took to social media to jokingly comment on the iPhone 14’s strikingly similar design to its predecessor, the iPhone 13. Among those who shared that sentiment was Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve Jobs, who posted a meme for her Instagram Story mocking the similarities between the two devices.

4. NASA has released new images of a cosmic “space tarantula”

Leave it to NASA’s famous James Webb telescope to take images of a so-called cosmic ‘space tarantula’. Operating under the more official name of the Tarantula Nebula, the “space tarantula” is a star-forming region spanning 340 light-years and home to tens of thousands of young stars. In particular, the Tarantula Nebula, located 161,000 light-years away, is the largest and brightest star-forming region in the galaxies closest to the Milky Way.

5. TikTok denied a security breach despite hackers claiming access to billions of data

In a statement on Twitter, TikTok said it has “found no evidence of a security breach” despite hackers claiming to have access to personal information and date of more than a billion accounts. In a later release with Bloomberg, the company emphasized that the hackers’ source code is “completely separate from TikTok’s backend source code.” Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt noted that there may have been no breach at all, pointing out that the hackers were publicly accessible in the first place.

6. Seth Rogen’s Houseplant Teams Up With Pro-Ject On A Special Edition Turntable

Seth Rogen’s cannabis lifestyle company Houseplant teamed up with premium audio company Pro-Ject on a special edition HP1 Phono BT turntable. Combining Rogen’s cooled MO with the sound label’s state-of-the-art performance technology, the unit exudes a retro surfer aesthetic and comes with a built-in phono preamp with bypass switch, an 8mm thick glass plate with vibration-absorbing feet, an Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet cartridge, Hi-Fi sound system and Bluetooth support, an adapter for 7-inch singles, an 8.6-inch high-precision, lightweight aluminum one-piece tonearm and various maintenance tools.

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