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Apple’s new HomePod is cheaper and better than before | CNN

Once upon a time, Apple made a pretty great wireless smart speaker called the HomePod. A midsize speaker that plugged into the wall, it delivered better sound than most smart speakers and looked more elegant, too. Then Apple decided to stop making the HomePod and focused on the HomePod Mini, its smaller sibling. And now, […]

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How Microsoft could use ChatGPT to supercharge its products | CNN

CNN  —  Is ChatGPT the new Clippy? Shortly after Microsoft confirmed plans this week to invest billions in OpenAI, the company behind the viral new AI chatbot tool ChatGPT, some people began joking on social media that the technology would help supercharge the much-hated, wide-eyed, paperclip-shaped virtual assistant. While Clippy may mostly be a thing […]

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Travel

World’s ‘most powerful’ tourism city revealed | CNN

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN  —  Paris is a city beloved for fine food, fine art and fine fashion. But a new index […]

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World

Biden reaches a vital new tipping point on Ukraine | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The West has reached its latest fateful crossroads over Ukraine. Looming decisions on deepening support for Kyiv’s fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s onslaught have been rendered even more critical by a winter battlefield that was more dynamic than the expected frozen stalemate. Time is also fast ebbing for the US and its […]

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US

Jack Ma to relinquish control of Ant group | CNN Business

CNN  —  Chinese billionaire Jack Ma will no longer control Ant Group after the fintech giant’s shareholders agreed to reshape its shareholding structure, according to a statement released by the company on Saturday. After the adjustment, Ma’s voting rights will fall to 6.2%, according to the statement and CNN calculations. Before the restructure, Ma held […]

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Former USC official sentenced in college admissions scandal | CNN

CNN  —  A former athletics official at the University of Southern California was sentenced Friday to six months in prison after pleading guilty in an admissions scandal for allegedly helping students cheat their way into acceptances at the prestigious college. Donna Heinel, who was USC’s senior associate athletic director, had pleaded guilty in November of […]

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These three big unknowns will drive markets in 2023 | CNN

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN  —  We’re in the salad days of the New Year — that period where many […]

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Southwest meltdown may cost the airline up to $825 million | CNN

New York CNN  —  The cost of the service meltdown at Southwest Airlines over the year-end holidays cost the airline nearly $1 billion and will cause the company to report a loss rather than a profit in the fourth quarter, the airline said in a filing on Friday. The airline, the nation’s largest domestic carrier, […]

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Science

Refresh your space with Target’s newest home must-haves | CNN

The old adage “there’s no time like the present” is never more apropos than at the start of a new year. While we’re tackling our fitness goals and hauling away the Christmas décor, it’s also a good time to take stock of everything that’s not working in your home — ya know, what needs refreshing, […]

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Delta Air Lines is rolling out free Wi-Fi | CNN Business

New York CNN  —  Delta Air Lines is rolling out free Wi-Fi to most of its planes beginning February 1. “It’s going to be free, it’s going to be fast and its going to be available for everyone,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He added that the […]