Right to repair: all the latest news and updates

Apple’s self-service repair program, designed to let customers repair their own iPhones and MacBooks, launches in Europe. The company announced today that genuine Apple parts, tools and manuals will be available for customers in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK to perform their own repairs. Spare parts are available through Apple’s … Read more

Startups should absolutely work with governments to support defense projects

Maelle Gavet Contributor MaĆ«lle Gavet is the CEO of Techstars and previously served as a senior executive at numerous major technology companies around the world. In these times of heightened tensions and global volatility, I believe start-ups can play a critical role in our defense, aerospace and national security ecosystem by bringing cutting-edge innovations to … Read more

Apple’s $50 million butterfly keyboard settlement has finally been approved

The $50 million settlement over Apple’s poor butterfly keyboard design was finally approved by a California federal judge. Reuters reported yesterday. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila denied an attempt to change the agreement, writing in his ruling that 86,000 people had filed claims. That finally gives a figure on the number of affected people … Read more

A lawyer used ChatGPT and now has to answer for the ‘fake’ citations

Lawyers suing Colombian airline Avianca filed summary judgment with previous cases held to be just invented by ChatGPT, The New York Times reported today. After opposing counsel pointed out the non-existent cases, U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel affirmed, “Six of the cases filed appear to be false court decisions with false citations and false internal … Read more

Solving problems is better than scaremongering

Wwelcome to the MinRegion Exchange, a weekly newsletter for startups and markets. It is inspired by the daily MinRegion+ column from which it takes its name. Do you want it in your inbox every Saturday? Register here. From cybersecurity to SaaS for restaurants, the key to running a successful business is selling a product that … Read more

How to Watch Summer Games Done Quick 2023

The 2023 edition of Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ), the annual week-long running marathon for charity, kicks off on Sunday and I can’t wait. For a week, SGDQ offers hit after hit from speedrunners beating video games extremely fast or breaking them in unfathomable ways, and it’s a delightful way to learn about some of … Read more