Uber is reportedly trying to buy Postmates

imageUber might have missed its chance to buy Grubhub, but it might not go away empty-handed. New York Times sources claim Uber has made an offer to buy Postmates. The talks are still in progress and aren’t guaranteed to lead to a union, but negotiations…

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Logitech’s Powered 3-in-1 Dock makes a case for premium wireless chargers

imageIf you’re like me, you’ve probably balked at elaborate, multi-device wireless chargers like Logitech’s Powered 3-in-1 Dock. You’d typically be paying $ 100 or more (in this case $ 130) to tidy your setup and avoid plugging in cables, and that’s on top…

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EU will speed up its spaceflight plans in response to SpaceX and China

imageThe modern space race is heating up, and the European Union is acutely aware that it needs to keep pace. Space chief Thierry Breton told Reuters in an interview that the EU is accelerating its plans in light of rapid progress by private companies lik…

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Amazon workers in Germany plan two-day strike over COVID-19 infections

imageAmazon’s efforts to deal with COVID-19 at its warehouses haven’t been enough to sway at least some workers. The labor union Verdi has announced that staff at six sites in Germany will strike for a minimum of two days over a claimed lack of transparen…

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PlayStation 2 can play homebrew games by using DVD player exploits

imageThe PlayStation 2 is over 20 years old, but it’s still difficult to hack if you want to run homebrew games without tweaking the hardware. You usually need to install a modchip, buy a specially-configured memory card or even pry the system open to blo…

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Google’s Phone app will tell you why businesses are calling

imageIf you’re using Google’s Phone app, you’ll soon be able to know why a business establishment is calling before you even pick up. In a new support page discovered by Android Police, the tech giant goes into detail about a feature called “Verified Call…

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Facebook is testing a dark mode in its mobile app

imageYou might not have to stick to your computer if you want to browse Facebook in dark mode. After reports of the palette change popping up, Facebook has confirmed to SocialMediaToday that it’s testing a dark mode in its mobile apps. The feature is only…

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Recommended Reading: When facial recognition identifies the wrong person

imageWrongfully accused by an algorithmKashmir Hill, The New York TimesLaw enforcement at all levels are employing facial recognition for a variety of things. There are a number of issues with the technology and its uses for identifying potential suspects…

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Ubisoft reportedly places two VPs on leave as it investigates misconduct

imageA recent slew of reports of sexual abuse and misconduct within gaming communities has included multiple accusations posted to social media about the culture and personnel within Ubisoft. On Thursday the company made a public statement about the alleg…

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California push for zero-emissions heavy trucks starts in 2024

imageThe state of California is requiring all trucks to be zero-emission beginning in 2024, thanks to a new mandate from the California Air Resources Board. The regulation, which CARB calls the “first in the world,”is meant to be a step towards California…

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