The Tech Jawn

Apple Officially Announced The Vision Pro Release Date Slick Right Before CES – The Tech Jawn 112

The Consumer Electronics Show, the largest tech show in the world kicks off this week and we’re excited about all the announcements, especially the things that actually exist. Apple officially announced the pre-order and launch dates of the Vision Pro mixed reality headset and guest host TechSavvyDiva is contemplating getting one.The Black tech talent gap…

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Dang, Colleges Collect A Lot Of Data On Students: The Tech Jawn 109

Happy belated birthday to ChatGPT. OpenAI’s generative AI chatbot that kicked off the AI craze of 2023 officially turned 1 year old on November 30th. Spotify has laid off 17% of its workforce eliminating around 1500 jobs. This is the music streaming company’s third reduction in staff this year. Do we need to worry about…

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The D.O.C. Uses AI To Release New Music: The Tech Jawn 106

It looks like the Food and Drug Administration might be ready to approve the first gene-editing therapy, CRISPR, that cured sickle cell anemia symptoms in 97% of trial patients.  Are we ready for the Humane AI Pin?  A wearable AI assistant that kind of reminds you of a Star Trek TNG communicator badge.  Rapper and…

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EVs Are Just Too Darn Expensive – The Tech Jawn 105

Electric vehicle sales are actually up year over year but their increased cost compared to the ICE counterparts keeps consumers from adopting them at the rate auto manufacturers thought they would. Elon Musk’s generative AI company X.ai released its LLM Grok this week.  The chatbot comes with an X Premium+ account and answers you in…

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Zoom Says Remote Work Ain’t Working: The Tech Jawn 94

An Asian MIT student asked Playground AI to make her profile pic look more professional, and it turned her into a white woman. Local governments can’t wait on Washington to implement federal guidelines for the use of Artificial Intelligence so they are taking matters into their own hands. The conservative activist behind the Supreme Court…

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You’d Better Hold Off On Binge Watching: The Tech Jawn 91

Google’s new privacy policy indicates the search giant wants to scrape all your data for use with its A.I. Not just all Google data. Like, literally, all your data on the internet. The Actor’s union, SAG-AFTRA, joined its sister union the Writer’s Guild of America in going on strike. Both unions list demands for A.I….

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Canceling Amazon is Like a Trap: The Tech Jawn 88

Meta is yanking news off Facebook and Instagram in Canada because the country’s newly passed Online News Act will force the company to pay news organizations for their content. We’re learning the fallout from the Reddit Blackout where subreddit mods took their channels private to protest the company’s new API pricing model is far from…

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WWDC23 Recap: The Tech Jawn 85

A USAF Colonial last week told a story about a murderous AI drone simulation, but, walked the story back this week claiming that he “misspoke”. YouTube ain’t even trying anymore when it comes to removing false presidential election fraud claims.  The company states ‘The ability to openly debate disproven assumptions, is core to a functioning…

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We Stay Looking for Loopholes: The Tech Jawn 84

DoorDash is facing a lawsuit claiming the food delivery service charges iPhone users more for identical deliveries than Android users. Google Photos, after misidentifying Black men as Gorillas back in 2015, disabled the ability to categorize apes, and 8 years later, still hasn’t turned the ability back on. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act…

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Facebook Might Owe You Money: The Tech Jawn 80

There is no way to sugarcoat it.  Google employees think Bard is trash and you simply can’t trust it even if its tongue came notarized. Meta will soon start doling out payments from the $725 million Cambridge Analytica settlement where it sold data on 87 million Facebook users. The SCOTUS will decide if public officials…

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