ChatGPT can’t be credited as an author, says world’s largest academic publisher

/ But Springer Nature, which publishes thousands of scientific journals, says it has no problem with AI being used to help write research — as long as its use is properly disclosed. Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic publisher, has clarified its policies on the use of […]

Smartphone sales are so bad even the holidays couldn’t help, says IDC

/ A smartphone market recovery in 2023 looks unlikely as consumer demand weakens amid rising inflation. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Smartphone shipments have dropped nearly 20 percent year-over-year during the recent holiday period, as consumer demand softens amid inflation and economic uncertainties. It’s the “largest-ever decline in a single quarter,” according […]

Tesla Cybertruck mass production won’t start until 2024

/ Cybertruck full volume production will not be realized until 2024, reveals Elon Musk. Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla’s long-anticipated Cybertruck won’t be seeing full volume production until 2024, Elon Musk said during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call today. During the call, Musk was asked whether the forthcoming vehicle would meet […]

Elon Musk thinks Twitter is real life

/ I mean, duh. Of course he does. But in a Tesla earnings call, he went into greater detail on just how much he really, truly, honestly believes that his tweets, all of them, are Lawful Good. Laura Normand / The Verge This should come as no surprise, but Elon Musk doesn’t see a downside […]

Wednesday’s top tech news: Meta unbans Trump

Meta has announced an end to Donald Trump’s ban from using Facebook and Instagram. The ban was put in place two years ago, after the deadly January 6th attacks on the Capitol. Nintendo and Microsoft made for odd partners this morning, announcing that a long-anticipated remastered edition of the classic Nintendo 64 first-person shooter, GoldenEye […]

Joe Manchin is trying to derail the EV tax credit he helped craft

/ Manchin introduced a bill that would temporarily block the government from handing out the $7,500 tax credit for new EV purchases while also clawing back the credit from some people who have already received it. Photo by: William B. Plowman / NBC via Getty Images West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) introduced a new […]

Meta allows Trump back on Facebook and Instagram

/ The social media giant banned the former president following the deadly January 6th attack at the Capitol two years ago.  Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images Meta announced Wednesday that it will allow former President Donald Trump back on Facebook and Instagram two years after his initial suspension.  In a Wednesday blog post, […]

Elon Musk’s Twitter is caving to government censorship, just like he promised

/ We don’t know if Musk knew Twitter was blocking links to a BBC documentary in India, but it seems clear he doesn’t care. Prime Minister Narendra ModiGetty Images Tech companies — including Twitter — are following the Indian government’s demands to suppress a BBC documentary critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As reported by […]