Open AI to remove voice likened to Scarlett Johansson, GTA6 launch confirmed

Her (2013). Creator: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Copyright: (c) MMXIII Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC OpenAI says it will remove one of the voices used by ChatGPT after it was likened to Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. Users spotted the similarity in the chatbot's "Sky" voice option, which reads responses aloud…

Tesla rival BYD sees EV profits fall, US probes Ford’s hands-free tech

Chinese car giant BYD has seen profits fall as it is hit by slowing demand for electric vehicles (EV) and a price war in the world's largest car market. The firm said it made $630m (£502m) in the first three months of the year, more than 47% lower than the previous quarter. BYD has been…

Apple overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller, Motorola unveils £149 5G smartphone

For the first time ever, Apple has unseated Samsung—and all other smartphone manufacturers—to lead in worldwide smartphone shipments. In 2023, Apple shipped 234.6 million iPhones, capturing 20.1% market share and growing 3.7% year over year, according to IDC data. Samsung had led global smartphone unit sales for 13 years, since 2010. Every other top smartphone…

Half of teens addicted to social media, clamp down on ‘tax-free’ side hustles

Almost half of British teenagers say they feel addicted to social media, according to findings that come amid mounting pressure for big tech companies to be held accountable for the impact of their platforms on users. The finding, from the Millennium Cohort study, adds to evidence that many people feel they have lost control over…

ShinyShiny snippets: Samsung ad criticised by women’s running groups

Samsung's latest advert has been criticised by some women's running groups and safety campaigners for being "unrealistic". The film shows a young woman getting up at 02:00 to go for a run through the streets of a city alone. Samsung says the aim was to show runners working to their own schedules. But women's safety…

ShinyShiny snippets: Does Roblox have a sex problem?

A naked man, wearing just a dog collar and a lead, is led across the floor by a woman in a bondage outfit. Two strippers dance next to a bar. A group has gathered around a couple openly having sex, watching and occasionally commenting. One man is wearing a Nazi uniform. This isn't happening in…

Review: BT Complete WiFi broadband service from £39.99 per month

Name: BT Complete WiFi Type: Broadband service Specs: Click here for full specs Price: From £39.99 per month Fed up of not being able to get WiFi throughout your home? BT has introduced what it claims to be the only service that guarantees 'wall to wall' coverage in every room of the house. Called Complete…