Ferrari Couldn’t Be Stopped Last Year

Image: Ferrari Ferrari can do no wrong, Tesla’s suppliers are peeved at its price shenanigans and electric semis have a big problem. All that and more in this Thursday edition of The Morning Shift for February 2, 2023. 1st Gear: Never Bet Against the Horse It must be a ball running Ferrari, the one manufacturer … Read more

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 … Read more

GM Hourly Workers Get Record-Breaking Bonus Up to $12,750

Now if only they could just stop building these.Photo: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg (Getty Images) Companies often “reward” their workers in obtuse ways. A pizza party in the break room, a new flavor of kombucha on tap in the kitchen. They’re gestures, tokens that show appreciation, but they aren’t anything that’ll meaningfully improve an employee’s life. General … Read more

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are wondering too

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny lost radioactive capsule beside a remote highway in Western Australia raises many questions – not least how it escaped layers of radiation-proof packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of the many puzzling aspects of a case investigators will examine in the coming weeks as … Read more

Couple leave baby at Israeli airport check-in

CNN — A couple abandoned their baby at an airport check-in desk in Tel Aviv, Israel after arriving without a ticket for the child. The pair, who have not been identified, were checking in for a Ryanair flight from Ben Gurion International Airport to Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday with the infant. It emerged that the … Read more

Video: Princeton student Edward Tian on his AI-text detecting app GPTZero

CNN runs a human-written script through an AI-text detection app. See what happens The powerful AI tool ChatGPT is already raising concerns that the technology could encourage cheating and help pass off a few seconds at the keyboard as hours of research and writing. 22-year-old Princeton University student Edward Tian developed an app called GPTZero … Read more

Federal agents interview veteran who alleges George Santos took thousands from dying dog’s GoFundMe

CNN — Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a US Navy veteran’s allegation that Rep. George Santos raised money for a lifesaving surgery for his dying dog only to take off with the money. Rich Osthoff, the veteran, told CNN he spoke to a pair of FBI agents on Wednesday about the incident on behalf … Read more

Trump Org. controller to testify to Manhattan grand jury investigating hush money payments

CNN — A top executive of the Trump Organization is expected to appear Thursday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged role in a hush money payment scheme, people familiar with the matter said. The executive, Jeffrey McConney, the controller of the Trump Organization, is one of the highest-ranking financial officers … Read more

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 87 more stores. See the list

New York CNN — Bed Bath and Beyond is closing another 87 stores as the struggling retailer barrels towards bankruptcy. The closing stores are in addition to the 150 closures Bed Bath and Beyond announced last August. Included in the new list are 5 buybuy Baby locations and all 49 remaining Harmon Face Value stores, … Read more

ChatGPT creator rolls out ‘imperfect’ AI detection tool to help teachers spot potential cheating

CNN — Two months after OpenAI unnerved some educators with the public release of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that can help students and professionals generate shockingly convincing essays, the company is unveiling a new tool to help teachers adapt. OpenAI on Tuesday announced a new feature, called an “AI text classifier,” that allows users to … Read more