Mac users are tech elitists: poll

Mac users have been revealed to be the tech elite who believe their devices are far superior to others and will never be infected with viruses or malware. In fact, 91% of people say their Macs are better than the competition, and three-quarters don’t think they need to thoroughly clean their Macs as often as […]

Google moving to remove bizarre AI search results, like telling users to eat rocks

Google is rushing to remove a series of false or dangerous answers from its controversial AI-powered search results, including one advising users to eat rocks for nutrition. The embattled tech giant has faced significant backlash for spreading misinformation since the tool, called “AI Overview”, was launched in the US this month. Google said the software […]

Elon Musk’s startup xAI announces $6 billion fundraising round

Elon Musk is pooling cash for his own AI startup, escalating the artificial intelligence arms race with his former colleagues at OpenAI. Tesla tycoon’s company xAI — Powering the sarcastic Grok chatbot — It announced it had raised $6 billion on Sunday The company has raised a new funding round, raising investment from venture capital […]

Tesla shareholders advised to reject Musk’s $56 billion pay

Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis said Saturday it has urged Tesla shareholders to reject a $56 billion compensation package for CEO Elon Musk that, if passed, would be the largest ever for a CEO of a U.S. company. The report cited the “excessive size” of compensation agreements, dilutive effects upon exercise and concentrated ownership as […]

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicts AI data centers will be ‘on military bases’

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has predicted that the most powerful artificial intelligence systems will be housed in military bases surrounded by machine guns in the United States and China. “We suspect that eventually both the United States and China will have a small number of extremely powerful computers with autonomous inventive capabilities beyond what […]

Nvidia’s shares soar after blowout earnings as AI demand fuels chip sector rally

Nvidia rose 9% on Thursday as its strong earnings forecast boosted investor confidence in an AI-driven boom in chip demand, pushing up stocks across the semiconductor sector. Expectations for Nvidia were high, with its shares trading near all-time highs ahead of the earnings report, which also capped a strong quarter for U.S. tech giants including […]

Add glue to pizza sauce, ‘health benefits’ of tobacco

Google’s AI-generated search results have already been slammed as a “disaster” and “no longer reliable,” with critics recommending adding glue to pizza sauce or touting the health benefits of cigarettes for children. He cited some strange responses, such as: In this controversial feature, which critics say poses a dire threat to traditional media, Google’s chatbot […]

Nicole Shanahan walked away with $1B after Sergey Brin divorce

Nicole Shanahan, the vice presidential running mate chosen by independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., reportedly walked away with more than $1 billion after divorcing her former husband, Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Shanahan, a 38-year-old California native who worked as a lawyer in Silicon Valley before entering politics, finalized her divorce from Brin last year. […]

Are you car-compatible with your partner?

One in four Americans believe their spouse or partner is incompatible with cars, and 10% of men believe being incompatible with cars would be a deal breaker. That’s what new research has found. A survey of 2,000 married or cohabiting motorists found that 25% were inconsistent in how they handled their cars. In other words, […]

Amazon to launch new AI-powered Alexa with subscription fee: report

Amazon plans to introduce a more conversational, artificial intelligence-powered version of its Alexa voice assistant later this year, and plans to charge a monthly subscription fee to offset the technology costs. CNBC reported Wednesday. The e-commerce giant has not yet disclosed pricing for the new service, but people familiar with the company’s plans said Alexa […]