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In a recent interview, Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed that the Oculus Quest 3 is ‘the better product’ compared to Apple’s Vision Pro. He expressed confidence in the superior capabilities of the Quest 3, indicating a potential shift in the virtual reality landscape.

Meanwhile, Apple is facing a hefty fine of over $500 million under EU antitrust law, highlighting ongoing challenges for the tech giant in navigating regulatory issues.

In an effort to combat the overuse of smartphones, a French village has taken a unique approach by voting to ban scrolling in public spaces. This decision reflects growing concerns about the impact of technology on society.

On a different front, Twitter enthusiasts can look forward to the release of two upcoming books centered around the platform. This development underscores the enduring popularity of the social media platform.

Bluesky, a new project aiming to decentralize social media, has now opened up to the public. This initiative holds promise for reshaping the online landscape in the future.

In other news, the Kids Online Safety Act has garnered enough support to pass the Senate, marking a significant milestone in efforts to protect children in the digital age.

These developments come amidst a swirl of tech-related controversies, including Intel’s alleged inflation of CPU benchmark results and Amazon’s argument that the National Labor Relations Board is unconstitutional.

Finally, in the world of entertainment, Yuga Labs, the creator of Bored Apes, has acquired Proof and taken over the Moonbirds NFT brand. Additionally, comedian Sarah Silverman’s copyright infringement suit against OpenAI is set to proceed in a modified form.

For more tech news and discussions, tune into ‘This Week in Tech’ hosted by Leo Laporte, with guests Amanda Silberling, Abrar Al-Heeti, and Shoshana Weissmann. Download or subscribe to the show for ad-free episodes and exclusive content.

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