Tuesday’s top tech news: a new era for Microsoft’s Bing


Today Microsoft demonstrated new versions of its Bing search engine and Edge web browser that use an artificial intelligence “copilot” to organize and find information. Powered by OpenAI technology, it takes requests that you ask in normal language and comes up with responses to things like “Give me a meal plan for a family of four with vegetarian options and caters to people who don’t like nuts.”

And speaking of new Eras, my colleague Chris Welch has a scoop on Sonos’ upcoming speaker lineup set to debut in the coming months. We now know that they’re set to be branded as “Era,” with specific models including the Era 300 and Era 100. The former will apparently focus on spatial audio, and support playback of Dolby Atmos content.

Finally, this year’s Super Bowl looks like it’s going to be free of the cryptocurrency promotions that filled its ad spots last year. It’s yet another sign of the winter that the crypto industry is currently in.

And now, here’s a silly tweet to start your day.

  • Feb 7, 2023, 3:44 PM UTCAndrew J. Hawkins

    The problem is the high-voltage battery management software could reset while the vehicle is in motion, leading to a loss of propulsion — not good, in other words.

  • Feb 7, 2023, 2:00 PM UTCAlexis Ong

    The tiny handheld was manufactured in Southeast Asia, but the realities of global shipping have kept it out of the hands of local gamers.

  • Feb 7, 2023, 1:27 PM UTCJess Weatherbed

    The milestone comes despite falling demand for the Switch, with Nintendo reporting disappointing sales in its quarterly earnings and a reduced forecast for 2023.

  • Feb 7, 2023, 1:00 PM UTCJustine Calma

    In a letter shared exclusively with The Verge, Democrats pressed the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency on their timelines for mandating energy and emissions disclosures by crypto mining companies.