Daily News – 6th of November 2023

X inactive usernames
X is reportedly selling inactive usernames for $50,000

The company is trying to find buyers for user handles it reclaimed from inactive accounts. It seems to be sending out solicitation emails asking for “a flat fee of $50,000 to initiate a purchase”, according to Forbes. X changed its policy this year to stipulate that users must log in every 30 days to remain active, and risk having their accounts suspended or permanently removed if they go long enough without signing on.
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WhatsApp will add an email verification option

The feature is for now available only for some WhatsApp beta users. The new verification method aims to apply another layer of security to users’ accounts.
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Elon Musk’s AI startup xAI launched the chatbot ‘Grok’

Grok functions similarly to ChatGPT, answering questions posed by users based on information generated by a large language model. After an early beta, the chatbot will be released to subscribers of X’s $16 per month Premium+ plan.
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Discord file links will expire after 24 hours to block malware delivery

Discord’s safety team believes this decision will help restrict access to flagged content and reduce malware distribution via their content delivery network. The change is expected to go into effect by the end of the year.
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New products

 

vivo X100

vivo X100 will have Dimensity 9300 processor and 12GB of RAM. It will be launched on November 13.
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Realme GT 5 Pro

The phone will have a 6.78-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, 24GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It will come with a 5,400mAh battery.
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