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A first generation iPhone going up for auction hopes to fetch $50,000

New York CNN — An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 is hitting the auction block Thursday – with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally on sale for $599, the first iPhone offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It …

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ChatGPT creator deploys ‘flawed’ tool to help teachers spot potential fraud

CNN — Two months after OpenAI pissed off some educators with the public release of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that can help students and professionals generate surprisingly compelling essays, the company is unveiling a new tool to help teachers adapt. OpenAI announced on Tuesday a new feature, called “AI Text Classifier”, which allows users to …

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PS VR2 Isn’t Even Out Yet And It’s Already Selling Poorly

Picture: sony Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headsets don’t release for several more weeks, but the console manufacturer is already reportedly cutting inventory by half after receiving fewer preorders than expected. Some analysts are still skeptical the device will ever be more than an “expensive accessory for the PS5.” Bloomberg reported last fall that Sony planned to …

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GM shares rise after record profits and new stake in lithium company

New York CNN — General Motors reported much stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, lifting annual results to record highs for the second year in a row. The largest U.S. automaker also announced on Tuesday that it is buying a $650 million stake in Lithium Americas, which will give it access to the raw material needed to build …

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Mustang Mach-E: Ford lowers the price of its competitor Tesla

CNN — Ford is increasing production of its popular Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and lowering its target price weeks after Tesla cut prices for its vehicles. The move represents a substantial step back from price increases Ford announced last summer on 2023 models – but buyers may still be paying a bit more than before …

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Around 1,000 US flights canceled as wintry weather rumbles

Editor’s note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN — Nearly 1,000 Monday flights have been canceled across the United States as wintry weather shifts to the …

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In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner’s credit card

CNN — Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill. And it was all seemingly livestreamed, in real time, on the internet. The …

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Some car insurers refuse to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of the largest U.S. auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for certain older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, the companies say. Several reports indicate that companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities like Denver, …

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Elon Musk meets Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries

CNN — Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter and Tesla, with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday evening. McCarthy, leaving the meeting with Musk in his office, declined to comment other than to say, “He came for my birthday.” The California Republican turned 58 on …

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McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions to block employee raises

New York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new law setting working conditions and minimum wages of up to $22 an hour for fast-food workers in the world’s largest state. country. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and the owner of KFC Yum! The brands …

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