Engadget is a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics 2023-01-30 11:04:52

Chinese search giant Baidu aims to introduce a ChatGPT-like AI service that gives users conversational results, Bloomberg has reported. It'll be based on the company's Ernie system, a large-scale machine-learning model trained over several years that "excels at natural language understanding and generation," Baidu said in 2021.Open AI's ChatGPT has taken the tech world by storm of late, thanks to its ability to answer fact-based … [Read more...]

San Francisco asks California regulators to halt or slow the rollout of driverless taxis

San Francisco city officials have sent letters to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) asking to slow or halt the expansion of Cruise and Waymo robotaxi services in the city, NBC News has reported. San Francisco Transportation Authority (SFTA) officials wrote that unlimited expansion would be "unreasonable" in light of recent safety incidents in which vehicles blocked traffic and interfered with emergency vehicles.Alphabet's … [Read more...]

Google agrees to provide clearer information on its services to EU users

Google has agreed to provide clearer information to users browsing Google Store, Google Play Store, Google Hotels and Google Flights in Europe, the EU Commission announced in a press release. It will soon show whether it's acting as an intermediary or selling products directly, and better inform consumers about deliveries, returns and repairs and more. It's making the moves to comply with EU regulations following a dialogue with the … [Read more...]

Microsoft to stop selling Windows 10 downloads as part of planned 2025 shutdown

As part of an effort to wind down support of Windows 10 Home and Pro, Microsoft is stopping sales of downloads on January 31st, according to a product page spotted by The Verge. That date "will be the last day this Windows 10 download [and all-important license keys] are offered for sale," according to Microsoft. However, it will continue to support Windows 10 with security updates until it's discontinued for good in October 2025."Customers have … [Read more...]

Spotify is laying off 6 percent of employees

Spotify is laying off 6 percent of its workforce as part of a company-wide restructuring, CEO Daniel Ek wrote in a message to employees. The precise number of people who will lose their jobs wasn't provided, but the company employs around 9,800 people, according to its last earnings report. In addition, chief content officer Dawn Ostroff is stepping down as part of the changes, Ek said.Much like Google's Sundar Pichai, Ek said he takes … [Read more...]

Engadget is a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics 2023-01-23 11:20:52

Microsoft's best Xbox One and Xbox series wireless controller is the Xbox Elite Series 2, and the white Core version is now available at the lowest price we've seen yet. You can pick one up at Amazon-owned Woot for just $100, or $30 off the regular price.Buy Xbox Elite Series 2 Core at Woot - $100The Elite Series 2 Core gives you the same exact controller as the Elite Series 2, without the additional accessories. It's designed with competitive … [Read more...]