Connect with us

AI

Tech Tumbles and Triumphs: The Humane Ai Pin’s Downfall and Wilson Audio’s Pricy Comeback

Published

on

To go back to this article, go to My Profile and then look under saved stories.

Ashworth Boone

The Prospects for the Humane Ai Pin Continue to Diminish

The journey of the Humane Ai pin through this year has been less than favorable. Marketed as a revolutionary lapel pin that could project holograms and serve as an alternative to smartphones, the device has unfortunately emerged as a disappointing and inferior product. Following considerable promotional buildup, the Pin's launch was met with widespread criticism. Reviewers pointed out several significant issues, including a hefty $700 price tag for a gadget missing essential functionalities, a tendency to overheat, and a projector feature that failed to perform in daylight conditions. Only weeks after its release, the executives at Humane were already exploring options to sell the company.

This week, the situation surrounding the troubled tech gadget has deteriorated further. A report by The New York Times uncovered a series of disorganized and hasty decisions made by Humane's leadership, contributing to the market release of a defective product. Key issues highlighted include the company's awareness of the gadget's poor battery life and the excessive heat produced by its laser display, to the extent that staff resorted to using ice packs for cooling. Adding to the concerns, The Verge had reported just a day prior to The Times' publication that Humane had issued warnings to its customers advising them against using the provided charging cases due to fire hazards. Furthermore, the reports suggest that company executives turned a deaf ear to internal feedback, which might have identified numerous functional shortcomings of the device. The Times noted that Humane managed to sell about 10,000 units, falling short of its initial target of 100,000 devices.

This week brought some uplifting developments from the world of consumer technology.

Feast Your Eyes on These Canines

Introducing the 2024 version of Wilson Audio's WATT/Puppy sound systems

Wilson Audio is reviving its legendary, Dalek-inspired WATT/Puppy speakers, poised to captivate your auditory senses, delight your visual senses, and make a significant dent in your finances. Initially crafted in 1985 by the company's founder, David Wilson, with the intent of mimicking the audio quality of his bespoke studio speakers in a more travel-friendly format, these elegantly designed units integrate four drivers within two tiered enclosures. The upper section (termed the WATT) encompasses a convergent synergy carbon tweeter and a 7-inch alnico midrange driver, whereas the lower section (known as the Puppy) houses two 8-inch woofers made from a cellulose composite material.

Sure, I'll need the

Authored by Eric Ravenscraft

Authored by Julian Chokkattu

By [Your Name

Every set of speakers stands approximately 42 inches in height.

The latest version of the WATT/Puppy speakers marks their first makeover since 2011. However, acquiring a pair isn't inexpensive, with prices exceeding $53,000 (or £41,998 for those in the UK). The design offers customization options, including the choice of grille colors and various hardware components, allowing for the creation of unique sets. Additionally, the speakers can be fitted with spikes at the base to almost completely isolate them from vibrations, ensuring the sound remains tight, especially when playing the deep tones of Walter Becker on a 180-gram audiophile vinyl Aja remaster.

Elon's Financial Windfall

It seems Elon Musk has a penchant for wealth, judging by his current endeavor to lock in a staggering $56 billion compensation package for continuing his role as the CEO of the electric car giant Tesla.

On June 13, Tesla investors are set to decide on the massive compensation deal for the planet's wealthiest individual. The situation has sparked a heated debate, with Tesla's board chairman urging investors to greenlight the financial package to prevent Musk from departing to potentially more lucrative ventures. In a predictable turn, Musk has been openly criticizing those Tesla investors who have voiced their intention to reject the expensive proposal.

In a different episode of Elon Musk's ventures, The Wall Street Journal disclosed that Musk rerouted a delivery of Nvidia AI processors intended for Tesla to the premises of another one of his ventures, the social platform previously identified as Twitter, which has now been somewhat controversially rebranded as X.

Exploring AI Summaries

Google's recent ventures into artificial intelligence have once again stirred controversy among internet users. The company has introduced AI Summaries, concise write-ups that appear atop the search results for certain queries on Google. These are designed to quickly provide searchers with a direct answer to their queries. However, the accuracy of these summaries is questionable, as they often contain errors or present misleading information. Moreover, this feature poses a significant challenge to websites reliant on traffic from search results, including virtually all news and media outlets, by potentially reducing the need for users to visit their websites directly.

In this week's episode of the Gadget Lab podcast, WIRED contributors Kate Knibbs and Reece Rogers come onboard to discuss the transformation in online information discovery due to AI summaries, Google's strategy in deploying this feature, and the implications of these summaries potentially repurposing your content.

Explore More Options…

Stay informed during the election period with our WIRED Politics Lab newsletter and podcast.

Believe breakdancing isn't an Olympic event? The global champion concurs (sort of)

Researchers deciphered the password for a cryptocurrency wallet valued at $3 million that had been locked for 11 years.

The remarkable emergence of the first-ever beauty contest judged by artificial intelligence

Ease the strain on your spine: Discover the top office chairs we've evaluated.

Michael Calore

Hall of Parker

Roger Reece

Name:

Julian Chokkattu

Name: Adrienne So

Gilbert Scott

Nena Farrell

Name:

Ryan Waniata

WIRED PROMOTIONS

Additional 20% Discount on Selected Dyson Products for Owner Rewards Members

Get a 15% Discount with GoPro Subscription Signup

Unlock Up To An Additional 45% Discount During The May Exclusive Sale

Receive a 5% Discount on All Items Using Dell's Promo

Vista Print Promo Code: Save 20% on Certain Signs

Newegg Promo Code for a 10% Discount

Further Insights from WIRED

Insights and Tutorials

© 2024 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. WIRED might receive a share of revenue from items bought via our website, as a result of our Affiliate Agreements with retail partners. Content from this website cannot be copied, shared, broadcast, stored, or utilized in any form without the explicit written consent of Condé Nast. Advertising Options

Choose a global website


Discover more from Automobilnews News - The first AI News Portal world wide

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE

Advertisement
Automakers & Suppliers1 hour ago

Inside Lamborghini: Unveiling the Top Innovations Driving the Future of Italian Luxury Supercars

Moto GP3 hours ago

Marco Bezzecchi Poised for 2025 Aprilia Factory Team Move Amid Major MotoGP Reshuffle

Moto GP4 hours ago

Valentino Rossi and Racing Legends Converge at Silverstone for Monster Energy Legends Day

F15 hours ago

Fernando Alonso Remains Mum Amid Speculation of Adrian Newey’s Potential Move to Aston Martin

F15 hours ago

**Aston Martin Boss Denies Adrian Newey Recruitment Rumors Amidst Team’s Strategic Shifts**

F16 hours ago

Revving Up: How to Watch the 2024 F1 Spanish Grand Prix Live and Free from Anywhere

Sports8 hours ago

Lance Stroll Champions Aston Martin’s Bid for Adrian Newey Amid F1’s 2026 Regulation Changes

AI9 hours ago

From Personal Memories to AI Training Data: Navigating the New Frontier of Digital Legacy

Sports9 hours ago

Hamilton Dominates, Norris Shines: Inside the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix Friday Practice

AI9 hours ago

AI Startup Perplexity Accused of Plagiarism and Violating Web Protocols in WIRED Investigation

Sports9 hours ago

Mercedes Escalates Anonymous ‘Sabotage’ Accusations Against Lewis Hamilton to Police Amidst Online Abuse Concerns

Sports9 hours ago

Alpine Stands by Briatore’s Controversial Return: A Future-Focused Strategy Amid ‘Crashgate’ Shadows

Automakers & Suppliers10 hours ago

Top BMW Innovations: Leading the Future of Automotive Technology with Cutting-Edge BMW AI and Models

Automakers & Suppliers10 hours ago

Top Audi News: Driving Innovation with Cutting-Edge AI and Technological Advances

Politics10 hours ago

Care Workers Demand £15 Minimum Wage Amid Recruitment Crisis and Escalating Responsibilities

Sports10 hours ago

Hamilton Edges Out Sainz in Thrilling Second Practice as Mercedes Shows Strength at 2024 Spanish Grand Prix

Politics10 hours ago

Call to Action: Unpaid Carer’s Struggle Highlights Urgent Need for Social Care Reform Amidst Political Inaction

Sports11 hours ago

Hamilton Clinches Top Spot in Thrilling Spanish GP Second Practice, Sainz and Norris Close Behind

Moto GP4 weeks ago

Enea Bastianini’s Bold Stand Against MotoGP Penalties Sparks Debate: A Dive into the Controversial Catalan GP Decision

Moto GP4 weeks ago

Aleix Espargaro’s Valiant Battle in Catalunya: A Lion’s Heart Against Marc Marquez’s Precision

Moto GP4 weeks ago

Raul Fernandez Grapples with Rear Tyre Woes Despite Strong Performance at Catalunya MotoGP

Sports4 weeks ago

Leclerc Conquers Monaco: Home Victory Breaks Personal Curse and Delivers Emotional Triumph

Sports4 weeks ago

Verstappen Identifies Sole Positive Amidst Red Bull’s Monaco Struggles: A Weekend to Reflect and Improve

Moto GP4 weeks ago

Joan Mir’s Tough Ride in Catalunya: Honda’s New Engine Configuration Fails to Impress

Sports4 weeks ago

Leclerc’s Monaco Triumph Cuts Verstappen’s Lead: F1 Championship Standings Shakeup After 2024 Monaco GP

Sports4 weeks ago

Leclerc Triumphs at Home: 2024 Monaco Grand Prix Round 8 Victory and Highlights

Sports4 weeks ago

Perez Shaken and Surprised: Calls for Penalty After Dramatic Monaco Crash with Magnussen

Sports4 weeks ago

Gasly Condemns Ocon’s Aggressive Move in Monaco Clash: Team Harmony and Future Strategies at Stake

Business4 weeks ago

Driving Success: Mastering the Fast Lane of Vehicle Manufacturing, Automotive Sales, and Aftermarket Services

Business1 month ago

Shifting Gears for Success: Exploring the Future of the Automobile Industry through Vehicle Manufacturing, Sales, and Advanced Technologies

Business2 months ago

Driving Innovation and Success: Navigating the Future of the Automobile Industry with Top Trends, Automotive Sales, and Aftermarket Strategies

Business1 month ago

Driving Success in the Fast Lane: Mastering Market Trends, Technological Innovations, and Strategic Excellence in the Automobile Industry

Business1 month ago

Driving Forward: Mastering the Future of the Automobile Industry through Innovation, Market Trends, and Strategic Excellence

Tech4 weeks ago

Driving the Future: Exploring Top Innovations in Automotive Technology for Enhanced Safety, Efficiency, and Connectivity

Business1 month ago

Driving Success: Mastering the Automobile Industry with Key Insights on Vehicle Manufacturing, Automotive Sales, and Beyond

Business1 month ago

Hong Kong’s Ambitious Leap: The City’s Strategic Roadmap to Becoming a Global Innovation and Tech Hub

V12 AI REVOLUTION COMMING SOON !

Get ready for a groundbreaking shift in the world of artificial intelligence as the V12 AI Revolution is on the horizon

SPORT NEWS

Business NEWS

Advertisement

POLITCS NEWS

Chatten Sie mit uns

Hallo! Wie kann ich Ihnen helfen?

Discover more from Automobilnews News - The first AI News Portal world wide

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading

×