Wednesday’s top tech news: CES gets smart about peeing

Image: Withings Yesterday’s trickle of CES announcements has turned into a flood today. The best place to keep up with them is over on our dedicated CES 2023 page, but I wanted to use today’s roundup to highlight a couple that piqued my interest. First up is this delightfully wacky gadget from Withings. It’s called […]

Microsoft to challenge Google by integrating ChatGPT with Bing search

/ ChatGPT made conversational AI accessible, now Microsoft is rumored to be integrating the machine learning techniques behind it into Bing search queries. Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch a version of Bing that uses ChatGPT to answer search queries. The Information reports that Microsoft hopes to launch the new […]

MacBook owners have two months to claim up to $395 over butterfly keyboard woes

/ After a class-action lawsuit, Apple has agreed to a $50 million settlement for MacBook owners that had to replace their keyboard or individual keys. The infamous butterfly keyboard.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you bought an Apple MacBook with an ill-fated butterfly keyboard and ended up having to replace either individual keycaps […]

OnePlus 11 arrives in China with a “black hole”-inspired camera bump

/ The new flagship has been announced alongside a pair of OnePlus noise canceling earbuds. The OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Buds Pro 2.Image: OnePlus The OnePlus 11, the latest flagship smartphone from the Oppo sub-brand, has been announced for the Chinese market ahead of its global launch next month. Its feature set doesn’t hint at […]

Chrysler’s cockpit concept is a preview of our screen-packed, button-less future

/ The automaker revealed a two-seat demonstrator of a future vehicle cabin, complete with dual touchscreens that stretch from pillar to pillar. The AI-focused software is designed to take a lot of headaches out of driving. Image: Chrysler By 2028, iconic American automotive brand Chrysler says it will be an electric-only company. As such, it […]

Smart home company SwitchBot’s new hub will support Matter

/ With Matter on board, SwitchBot’s products, including its retrofit door lock and curtain motor, will soon work with Apple Home. The Matter-enabled SwitchBot Hub 2 is also a temperature and humidity sensor.Image: SwitchBot The smart home company SwitchBot, which makes tiny robots that can do things for you like press switches, turn locks, and […]

Qi2: How Apple might finally harness MagSafe by giving it away

/ The next version of the Qi wireless charging standard will use magnets, just like Apple’s MagSafe — because Apple wants it that way. Apple’s MagSafe puck, wirelessly charging an iPhone 12 ProPhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It’s safe to say that Apple’s MagSafe magnetic charging pucks for iPhone have not created […]

Volkswagen’s next global EV is an electric successor to the Arteon sedan

/ Like the ID.4, the ID.7 will be built on the automaker’s flexible MEB platform. The electric sedan will get a full reveal in 2023 and will likely go on sale the following year. While most automakers have abandoned the family-size sedan in favor of larger, higher-riding SUVs and trucks, Volkswagen is renewing its commitment […]

Asus has a 540Hz monitor that lets you move its feet

/ It may not be the first to cross 500Hz, but the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has an intriguing stand with retractable claws. It’s been seven months since Asus announced the world’s first 500Hz gaming monitor — long enough that it’s not the world’s first anymore. Alienware will beat it with the 24.5-inch AW2524H, which […]

Why Tesla’s Model Y might not be eligible for the new EV tax credit

/ Tesla’s five-seater Model Y is too underweight and overpriced to qualify for the $7,500 tax credit, and Tesla fans (and Elon Musk) are not happy about it. An assembly line of Model Y vehicles being built at the Texas Gigafactory.Photo by Loren Grush / The Verge If you were waiting until after New Year […]