Thousands of Twitter employees have left since Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media firm, but the biggest resignation is yet to come. Musk himself — under pressure from Tesla investors worried about the car company’s sinking stock price — said Tuesday night that he plans to resign as CEO of the company once he can find a “foolish enough” successor. However, Musk still plans to manage Twitter’s software and server teams. We’ll see if anyone’s up for that kind of split in responsibilities with their owner and boss.
The same can’t be said for noted coder George Hotz, who’s leaving the company because he doesn’t think “there was any real impact [he] could make there.”
The Verge is taking a look back at some of 2022’s best and worst in entertainment, gaming, and science, but before time ran out ahead of 2023, we had to publish our in-depth video review of the Apple Watch Ultra.
In gadget news, we got to try out Dyson’s wacky new air-filtering Zone headphones recently, and the public response was… far more muted than we were expecting?
So far, we haven’t heard confirmation that YouTube will be the new home of NFL Sunday Ticket, but it should arrive soon.
But there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a similar response anywhere that isn’t New York City. Finally, Anker’s smart home brand Eufy is still on our naughty list. Although it now admits that there’s a security flaw impacting its cameras, the company is still yet to apologize or properly answer our questions.
And now, here’s a silly tweet (followed by an excellent thread):
Stay tuned, as we continue to update this list with the most important news of today: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022.
Welcome to Ultra Watch Video Wrapped.
1,610 miles driven. 130 miles ran. 9 miles hiked. 21 miles skied. Over 1TB of footage filmed across 9 different cameras, including four drones and three 360-degree cams.
And, approximately 300 coffees later… here’s our Apple Watch Ultra Review.
The verified @recklesspatel Twitter account is gone.
The fake Nilay Twitter account created by Verge managing editor Alex Cranz — that was “verified” and recommended to many during Elon’s messy first attempt at a $7.99 Twitter Blue subscription — has met its end.
Despite only existing for a little more than a month, we’ll remember @recklesspatel for continuing on after the real Nilay Patel decided to take a break from posting to his real Twitter account (@reckless).
You can still find Nilay’s posts here, on TheVerge.com.
Cheating with ChatGPT might be harder than you think (for now).
In her always entertaining and informative style, WSJ Senior Personal Technology Columnist and friend of The Verge Joanna Stern goes back to high school and tries to cheat her way through AP Literature with some help from ChatGPT.
Just remember, you cheated not only the game, but yourself, Joanna.
“Comcastification” is a curse word at Netflix.
Inside this Wall Street Journal report on some of the back-and-forth at Netflix around password sharing and product, this little detail really stands out:
Some product executives warned against making the service too complex and not consumer friendly, a practice a few of them referred to internally as Comcastification, a dig at the cable giant, according to people familiar with the situation.
Now that’s Comcastic!
Is Instagram’s Notes feature already dead?
I don’t know if it actually ever got off the ground or if I just know a bunch of millennials who wanted to briefly re-live the glory days of AIM away messages, but my Instagram friends have pretty much all stopped posting notes within a week of launch. I don’t know about you, but I just can’t stand having to go to the DMs section to see them.
Are your buddies still using notes? Let us know in the comments.
Here he comes.
And there he goes.
Watch FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s extradition hearing.
Reuters has a live stream as proceedings are set to resume in the Bahamas over extraditing the ex-CEO of the failed crypto exchange to the US.
Back home, he’s set to face criminal and civil charges that include fraud and money laundering.
Did you think the RTX 4090 was huge?
Well, look at what Nvidia could have launched. This is a rumored render of a quad-slot RTX Titan for the 40-series era. It has two 16-pin power connectors and looks absolutely huge.
Previous rumors have suggested Nvidia was planning a Titan-level card with 48GB of GDDR6X memory, but this prototype might never see the light of day.
Look at the size of this unit. Image: Moore’s Law Is Dead (YouTube)