Monthly Archives: January 2021

WhatsApp uses Stories to try and assuage users’ privacy fears

WhatsApp really, really wants to keep you from jumping to a rival chat service over its controversial new privacy policy, and it’s using some of its built-in features to get the message across. The Verge has learned that WhatsApp is … Read the rest of this entry

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Google pulls Element’s Android chat app over content it doesn’t control

Google is once again coming under fire for its less-than-forgiving approach (real or perceived) to federated Android apps. According to Android Police, Google has pulled Element’s federated chat app from the Play Store for allegedly hosting abusive c… Engadget

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Tesla offers collision repairs in its service centers

Tesla’s Service Centers can now perform various forms of collision repair in-house, according to CNBC. The automaker has reportedly sent out a message to customers entitled “Collision Repair is Here,” telling them that their local Tesla Service Cente… Engadget

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Alleged ‘Matrix 4′ leak suggests a new title: ‘Matrix Resurrections’

The last Matrix movie came out before Engadget even existed, but this year the film series is back. The Matrix 4 is one of the movies WarnerMedia is premiering on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time, however … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s SLS rocket will go through a second and longer hot fire test

NASA will conduct a second hot fire test for the Space Launch System’s rocket core stage as early as the fourth week of February. It will be part of the rocket’s Green Run series of tests meant to assess the … Read the rest of this entry

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Liven XFM is a $199 groovebox for ’80s fetishists

Sonicware first broke on the scene with the ELZ_1 a few years back — a portable multimode synth that’s seemed to draw inspiration from Teenage Engineering’s OP-1. Then last year it announced the Liven 8-Bit Warps, a looping synth with … Read the rest of this entry

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Driverless robotaxis are now available for public rides in China

After lots of tests, it’s now possible to hail a truly driverless robotaxi in China. AutoX has become the first in the country to offer public rides in autonomous vehicles without safety drivers. You’ll need to sign up for a … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook is reportedly building a newsletter tool for indie writers

Facebook is building its own newsletter tools, according to The New York Times. The social network is reportedly working on the initiative to offer more services to independent writers and journalists as part of the Facebook Journalism Project. It’s… Engadget

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GameStop stock market squeeze attracts attention from Congress

The Senate Committee on Banking will hold a hearing “on the current state of the stock market,” after Reddit’s GameStop squeeze ignited a fiery debate that pitted retail investors against hedge funds.“American workers have known for years the Wall St… … Read the rest of this entry

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G4 teases the return of ‘Attack of the Show!’ and ‘X-Play’

In the lead up to its return later this year, G4 plans to bring back both Attack of the Show! and X-Play. The two will return this summer alongside the network, according to a teaser shared by the official G4TV … Read the rest of this entry

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