Mods Are Asleep. Quick, Everyone Release AI Products

The turmoil at OpenAI over the past five days has captivated the tech industry and kept entrepreneurs, journalists, and anyone who still has an X account glued to their timelines for the latest emoji updates and lower-case missives. In the meantime, some of the most prominent AI companies—including OpenAI—continued to do what Silicon Valley is … Read more

Best early Black Friday deals on products ZDNET’s tested and recommend

We’re still in the early days of Black Friday, but all it really takes is a glimpse at ZDNET’s live blog to know just how many deals are on the table this year. Whether you’re shopping for a new TV, pair of headphones, laptop, tablet, or even robot vacuum, we’ve got you covered. Also: The best … Read more

Several popular AI products flagged as unsafe for kids by Common Sense Media

An independent review of popular AI tools has found that many — including Snapchat’s My AI, DALLE, and Stable Diffusion, may not be safe for kids. The new reviews come from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit advocacy group for families that’s best known for providing media ratings for parents who want to evaluate the apps, games, podcasts, … Read more

Amazon has begun replacing Android with its own software on some products

Last week, it was reported that Amazon is quietly developing its own operating system that will replace Android on its Fire TV devices before expanding to other products, including the company’s many smart displays. Janko Roettgers spilled the details in his Lowpass newsletter. The report predicted that Amazon’s software, codenamed Vega, could appear on Fire … Read more

Canva launches suite of free AI products for classrooms

Canva is releasing a new classroom-focused suite of AI tools, designed to assist time-strapped educators with lesson planning, content editing, document reformatting, image and text editing, multilingual lesson support, and accessibility checking. Available now to Canva’s more than 50 million education users, the graphic design platform’s Classroom Magic products were created with student use in … Read more

Apple’s job listings suggest it plans to infuse AI in multiple products

Apple seems to be finally getting serious about infusing generative AI into its products — both internal and external — after announcing a solitary “Transformer” model-based autocorrect feature on iOS 17 earlier this year. The company has shared several job opportunities listing out specific needs for generative AI in the last few weeks. For instance, … Read more

The Best Amazon Products to Stock up on During Cold and Flu Season: Humidifiers, Hand Sanitizer and More

As much as we love the cozy vibes and festive parties that come along with fall and winter, there’s also a major downside to the most magical time of the year. Aside from the lack of sunlight and cooler temperatures, cold and flu season can put a major damper on your holiday celebrations. COVID-19, the … Read more

Microsoft quietly announced two for-business products this week, and they’re brilliant

June Wan/ZDNET While a large portion of what Microsoft announced at its Surface and AI event today was expected, the company quietly revealed details on two new devices that business users will want to take note of. Neither of these products made the live keynote, but both bring a bit of innovation to the workplace. … Read more