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Drunk driver busted after iPhone calls cops after crash

A drunk driver was apprehended by the police after his iPhone automatically called emergency dispatch.Crash DetectionOn Wednesday, a 46-year-old man from New Zealand crashed his car into a tree at 1:00 am. After detecting the crash, his iPhone 14 automatically called 111, the emergency line in New Zealand. Read more...

Google's 'Bard' chatbot completely botches first demo

Google recently demonstrated a new ChatGPT rival called Bard, but it made a big factual error in one demo that the company shared on Twitter.Google shows off its "Bard" search assistantGoogle confirmed on Monday that it was working on an "experimental conversational AI service" called Bard, to compete with the ChatGPT chatbot. The company showed off...

Apple splits HR and retail lead duties with new hire

Carol Surface joins Apple as the company's first Chief People Officer, taking over human resources responsibilities from the current head of retail, Deirdre O'Brien.Apple hires new head of HRApple hired Deirdre O'Brien in 2019 to take over people and retail under the title of senior vice president of People + Retail. It was a role placing her in charge...

Show off your thoughts with Twitter Blue's new 4000 character limit

Twitter is offering its Twitter Blue subscribers a new perk in a considerably increased 4,000-character limit — with some caveats.Twitter Blue users can post 4,000 character tweetsJust a day before Twitter's free API goes away, the company hopes to generate some good PR and goodwill with a new feature rollout — 4,000 character limits. Subscribers to...

Google's 'Bard' chatbot makes factual error in first demo

Google recently demonstrated a new ChatGPT rival called Bard, but it made a big factual error in one demo that the company shared on Twitter.Google shows off its "Bard" search assistantGoogle confirmed on Monday that it was working on an "experimental conversational AI service" called Bard, to compete with the ChatGPT chatbot. The company showed off...

HomePod 2 review: A great smart speaker that struggles to stand out

What's old is new again as Apple's original HomePod has returned with revamped internals and big sound — but an unchanged high price.The new HomePod second-generationThe HomePod launched as a product without an actual home. It was generally received well — including by us — on factors other than price. By any measure, though, it didn't sell well at...

Mac is less popular among Apple customers than iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch

While the iPhone continues to be Apple's most popular product, the Mac sits in fourth place, after both iPad and Apple Watch.The iPhone is popular with Apple customersThe latest analysis from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) examines product ownership among Apple customers and which categories are dominant. For example, almost 90% of Apple...

UnitedHealthcare offers cash for your Apple Watch health data

A new rewards program from UnitedHealthcare lets people earn money by completing various health goals using an Apple Watch or other wearable — with a giant catch.New UnitedHealthcare rewards programUnitedHealthcare Rewards offers up to $1,000 per for eligible members, including spouses, by completing various daily health goals and one-time activities....

Apple's M2 MacBook Air gets a $200 price drop at B&H Photo

Upgrade your MacBook experience with the latest M2 MacBook Air, now available through B&H Photo for $200 off retail, plus free expedited shipping.Save $200 on the M2 MacBook Air.The $200 off deal is exceptionally generous to your wallet because of the upgraded specs. Under the hood are 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and a 10-core M2 chip, all...

Google Maps adds AR views & more Live Activities

Google has announced multiple new features for its mapping service, including use of iOS 16's Live Activities feature to show "glanceable directions."Following its introduction of Live Activities to launch the frequent trips element of Google Maps, Google is now adding more informative elements. Instead of tapping to launch Google Maps, users will be...

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