The arrival of an experimental chat bot called ChatGPT prompted Google’s management to declare a “code red,” the New York Times reports. For more than 20 years, the Google search engine has served as the world’s primary gateway to the internet. But with a new kind of chat bot technology poised to reinvent or even replace traditional search engines, Google could face the first serious threat to its main search business.
This is the year everyone remembered just how little hackers need to make big trouble for companies and governments, Axios reports. For years, executives and network defenders have braced as more sophisticated attacks, like the SolarWinds supply chain intrusions, made headlines. But in 2022, most high-profile attacks could be traced back to simple tactics like phishing emails or spoofed text messages.
A legal fight over the software infrastructure behind a large portion of crypto activity is heating up with a new Swiss court ruling, Politico’s Digital Future Daily reports. The fight pits a billionaire de facto co-founder of Ethereum against a group of his former employees at ConsenSys AG, a firm that was central to the development of the second-oldest blockchain network.
This year saw a lot of startups pumping the brakes or pulling the plug. With venture capital investments plummeting, it's a tough time to be running an early-stage business. In an annual review, TechCrunch looks at some of the startups that didn’t make it to the end of 2022.
Elon Musk said on Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of Twitter after finding a replacement. "I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams," Musk wrote on Twitter. Twitter users voted decisively in a poll for Musk to step down as CEO, Reuters reports. Musk had said he would abide by the results of the poll.
The Portuguese island of Madeira, located in the Atlantic Ocean off Africa, created a village for remote workers, promising community to the newcomers and prosperity to the locals. It delivered on neither, Wired reports.
Newsletters are an affordable and effective way for a startup or growing firm to expand its audience. And there are a variety of good newsletter platforms. Among them, writes Web Designer Depot in a review, are HubSpot, Mailchimp and AWeber.
A tweet from a noted leaker, ShrimpApplePro, suggests Apple will release an official Android app for Apple TV+ content offerings “soon.” Apple Music is also apparently getting an update on Android for those sick of Spotify and YouTube Music, Gizmodo reports.
For more than two decades, CNET editors have poked, prodded, tested, retested, intentionally dropped and even stayed up all night to assess the new products and services that promise to change the way we live and work. In 2022, its team of experts found 82 products and services in seven categories that deserved special recognition.
Have you ever sat on the toilet, and thought, “I wish Alexa was in here with me?” That must be what the designers of the Kohler Numi 2.0 Smart Toilet were thinking when they made the $11,500 toilet that has Alexa inside. First shown off at CES 2019, it's now available for installation in homes, The Verge reports.