Competition coming for the Switch: More powerful devices that can leverage 5G connectivity and vast libraries of popular PC and mobile games will be the foundation for next-generation handheld gaming.

Big Tech no longer shoots for the moon: Silicon Valley giants are slashing their most ambitious projects due to market conditions. But the move may spell their future undoing.

Wasabi gives cloud customers what they want: The startup reaches unicorn status as it takes on Big Cloud with fresh funding. Its focus on cost-effectiveness makes it a strong contender.

IT spending trumps recession fears: A report shows that the looming recession isn’t dissuading companies from growing IT departments. But a struggling cybersecurity workforce might make it difficult to enact.

Feds give states long leash on EV charging station deployment: The USDOT has approved a $5B national rollout of EV charging stations. But few requirements could lead to a bungled job.

Money no longer fun at Google: Sundar Pichai faces off with employees over budget cuts. As a recession looms and tech’s fun money evaporates, there are other ways to keep employees happy.

Investors recoil from riskier tech bets: After record VC funding in 2021, 2022’s cash flow dwindles, especially for futuristic technologies. But government and corporate dedication could keep innovation on track.

Sparrow AI chatbot isn’t ready for public consumption: DeepMind researchers want to ensure the new chatbot is safe before release. Their approach could help make conversational AI products more useful.

Alibaba tries to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft: The cloud giant launched a $1B fund for global expansion. But with geopolitical tension escalating, some markets won’t welcome the investment opportunity.

VR tech enters the Brain Computing space: VR headsets can now read facial muscles and eye movements to interact with PCs or communicate—advancements that could make the tech less invasive than neural implants.

Apple’s manufacturing shift from China: The iPhone maker is looking to India and Vietnam to manufacture its most profitable products—a sign that Apple’s long time reliance on China’s manufacturing could be coming to an end.

Instacart looks to convince investors it can maintain growth: To maintain its profitability, the company has been letting go of staff, slowing hiring, and cutting other expenses.

The people’s electric car: There aren’t any Teslas in India, but the country could be well on its way to EV adoption targets with Tata’s $10,000 Tiago subcompact.

Fitbit’s last days: Google is requiring Fitbit customers to transition to Google accounts starting next year. This could solidify Google’s wearables ecosystem and increase market share but risks alienating Fitbit fans.

Learning is the new retention perk: A survey shows that learning opportunities incentivize younger workers to stay at their jobs. It shows how Big Tech could close the skills deficit.

EVs needn’t contribute to the energy crisis: Stanford researchers are concerned about EV charging draining the energy grid at night. But new charging technologies point to a less worrisome outcome.

Smartwatches and fitness trackers face slump: Rising inflation, economic uncertainty, and slowing innovation are ending pandemic-era hyper-growth as the segment matures.

Vulnerable Zoom users: At least six websites pretending to be Zoom are infecting visitors with malware that steal banking data and IP addresses. Can Zoom improve its security to minimize the threat?

Big Tech takes the TikTok bait: Apple, Microsoft, and Google are getting a lot of likes on TikTok. It could help build brand awareness but not Q3 performance.