Geekly Update - 25 January 2023

Category: Tech-News

Are you ready for flying cars and self-driving baby strollers? Do you want to know what your furry friend is really thinking? And is it time to worry about artificial intelligence taking over the world? Get answers in today's Geekly Update... it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

The AskBobRankin Geekly Update

ChatGPT is getting a LOT of buzz in the tech world. The folks at OpenAI created this powerful natural language chatbot that can answer just about any question, crack a joke, write a resume, do your kid's math homework (or write a term paper), compose original music, debug computer code, or give relationship advice. It even passed an MBA exam given by a Wharton professor. Naturally, teachers are worried about students cheating on assignments by using ChatGPT. Software has already been created to detect if content was created with ChatGPT, but experts in artificial intelligence predict that the technology will quickly advance to the point where it will be undetectable.

CES 2023, the annual inveiling of new tech and gadgets, did not disappoint this year. CNet reports that Aska revealed the A5 flying car, a $789,000 vehicle that looks a lot like a helicopter with wheels. But don't go all George Jetson just yet... the company hopes to start shipping the A5 in 2026.

The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is a pretty cool new dual-screen laptop. The displays can be positioned side-by-side or stacked. Windows can be moved from one screen to another by flicking with your finger, or you can span a window across both screens.

Geekly Update 01-25-2023

GE introduced smart mixers with voice control and a built-in scale.

Parents, how about a self-driving baby stroller with a $3,300 price tag? The Ella AI Powered Smart Stroller won't take your toddler to daycare while you do your at-home pilates workout. Ella can drive itself, but only when a child is NOT inside. So...?

FluentPet aims to faciliate two-way communication between you and your dog or cat. If Bunny the Talking Dog could do it, maybe your pet could learn to communicate basic needs and desires with a FluentPet button kit. (Or maybe you'll discover that your cat wants to kill you while you sleep.)

The Ring Car Cam functions as a typical car cam, able to record video of your driving. But with dual-facing cameras, the Ring Car Cam can record the interior of the car as well. Combine that with motion alerts and two-way talk while parked, and you might be able to identify (or perhaps deter) a car thief. Live View gives you the ability to see inside and talk with anyone in your car from your smartphone.

The Dyson Zone is a $950 set of headphones with a built-in air purification mask. The mask provides fresh air in polluted environments, but not protection from viruses.

Eargo 7 is a self-fitting hearing aid that can be purchased over the counter - no doctor required. Designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

And finally, a gadget to smarten up your toilet. The Withings U-Scan looks like a pebble and sits inside your toilet. Interchangeable cartridges measure various biomarkers in your urine, such as pH, ketone levels, and female hormones.

Your thoughts on these topics are welcome. Post your comment or question below...

Ask Your Computer or Internet Question

  (Enter your question in the box above.)

It's Guaranteed to Make You Smarter...

AskBob Updates: Boost your Internet IQ & solve computer problems.
Get your FREE Subscription!


Check out other articles in this category:

Link to this article from your site or blog. Just copy and paste from this box:

This article was posted by on 25 Jan 2023

For Fun: Buy Bob a Snickers.

Prev Article:
Is This the Best Month to Buy a Car?

The Top Twenty
Next Article:
Sending a Mass Email? (read this first)

Most recent comments on "Geekly Update - 25 January 2023"

Posted by:

Dave in Indy
25 Jan 2023

The hi tech toilet scanner sounds like Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos all over again

Posted by:

Ryan James
25 Jan 2023

ChatGPT is at capacity, not accepting new users. Most likely ever student in the US signed up first.

I would be afraid of the Withings U-Scan. I would hate to see how many female hormones I have.

Posted by:

Brian B
26 Jan 2023

I shudder every time I hear flying cars mentioned. Just have a look at the present road toll, and remember those vehicles are only moving in two dimensions. Imagine what the numbers would be if they were all operating in three dimensions. A thousand cars backed up on the freeway trying to get into the city would become a thousand cars in an airspace, all jostling for position and desperately trying to avoid each other. No thank you.

Posted by:

29 Jan 2023

I have always wondered what my kittys were saying to me but the price is a bit high for something that might not work for my furbabys.

Posted by:

31 Jan 2023

Ella AI Powered Smart Stroller: So, a self-driving stroller that WILL NOT drive while a child is inside. I suppose that if you're CARRYING your child, this thing will follow along autonomously so you don't have to PUSH it. Is that progress? Maybe for a struggling parent.

Withings U-Scan: Just, No!

Post your Comments, Questions or Suggestions

*     *     (* = Required field)

    (Your email address will not be published)
(you may use HTML tags for style)

YES... spelling, punctuation, grammar and proper use of UPPER/lower case are important! Comments of a political nature are discouraged. Please limit your remarks to 3-4 paragraphs. If you want to see your comment posted, pay attention to these items.

All comments are reviewed, and may be edited or removed at the discretion of the moderator.

NOTE: Please, post comments on this article ONLY.
If you want to ask a question click here.

Free Tech Support -- Ask Bob Rankin
Subscribe to AskBobRankin Updates: Free Newsletter

Copyright © 2005 - Bob Rankin - All Rights Reserved
About Us     Privacy Policy     RSS/XML

Article information: AskBobRankin -- Geekly Update - 25 January 2023 (Posted: 25 Jan 2023)
Copyright © 2005 - Bob Rankin - All Rights Reserved