Volvo will use Waymo technology to power its self-driving cars

Volvo’s self-driving car efforts have been most closely associated with Uber, but it’s about to make you rethink that connection. The automaker has formed an alliance that will see Waymo be the exclusive partner for Level 4 self-driving (that is, ful…
Source: Engadget | Volvo will use Waymo technology to power its self-driving cars

100 million people watch YouTube on TVs each month

YouTube viewership is increasingly shifting away from phones and over to the big screen. The company has seen a “dramatic shift in viewing patterns,” with more than 100 million people watching YouTube or YouTube TV on televisions in the United States…
Source: Engadget | 100 million people watch YouTube on TVs each month

Members of Congress push to ban federal use of face recognition

A group of Democratic Senators and House representatives have introduced a bill that seeks to ban federal use of facial recognition technology. It follows an incident in which Detroit police wrongfully arrested a man after a facial recognition system…
Source: Engadget | Members of Congress push to ban federal use of face recognition

Safari will use Face ID and Touch ID for 'frictionless' web sign-ins

The Face ID and Touch ID features on Apple devices will soon be much more useful on the web. As TechCrunch reports, Apple has outlined how Safari 14 for iOS, iPadOS and macOS will allow using those biometric authentication methods for “frictionless”…
Source: Engadget | Safari will use Face ID and Touch ID for 'frictionless' web sign-ins

LG's germ-killing wireless earbuds get a more comfortable design

Last year, LG managed to make its first pair of true wireless headphones stand out by adding a germ-killing UV light to the charging case that came with the earbuds. What was a nifty feature then is probably something a lot of people are thinking abo…
Source: Engadget | LG's germ-killing wireless earbuds get a more comfortable design

Google adds group video calls to Duo and Meet on smart displays

There’s no denying our lives have changed drastically in the last few months. We’ve spent more time at home than ever before, and connecting with people has been largely reduced to video calls. Since so many people are turning to smart displays to ch…
Source: Engadget | Google adds group video calls to Duo and Meet on smart displays

Lyft settles with Justice Department over disability lawsuit

Lyft has settled with the Justice Department in a lawsuit alleging the company discriminated against customers with disabilities. Now, drivers will be required to help fold and stow wheelchairs and walkers for customers. The rideshare company has als…
Source: Engadget | Lyft settles with Justice Department over disability lawsuit

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: The best budget-friendly Chromebook

Chromebooks may have started out as inexpensive, cheaply-made laptops — but as they got more popular, manufacturers started making them more powerful, with better designs to match. Naturally, this sent prices up, and recently it’s been hard to find a…
Source: Engadget | Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: The best budget-friendly Chromebook

Facebook will tell you when you're about to share old news

Facebook will soon let you know if a link you’re about to post is old news. It's rolling out a notification worldwide starting today, which will pop up when you go to share something more than 90 days old. It should prompt users to think about whethe…
Source: Engadget | Facebook will tell you when you're about to share old news

A 'Cyberpunk 2077' anime series is coming to Netflix in 2022

You’ll have more Cyberpunk 2077 lore to look forward to well after the game finally ships. CD Projekt Red and Netflix have revealed Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime series set in the game universe and due in 2022. Details are very scarce, but it’s a…
Source: Engadget | A 'Cyberpunk 2077' anime series is coming to Netflix in 2022