Amazon reportedly seals $1.2 billion acquisition of self-driving startup Zoox

Amazon will reportedly pay over $1.2 billion to acquire Zoox, one of the many companies working on self-driving technology, according to The Information and The Financial Times. The acquisition would be Amazon’s biggest step into self-driving so far,…
Source: Engadget | Amazon reportedly seals .2 billion acquisition of self-driving startup Zoox

iOS 14's copy and paste detection forces TikTok to remove anti-spam feature

TikTok has rolled out an update that would prevent the app from accessing iOS users’ clipboards, according to The Telegraph. See, iOS 14 comes with a new feature that alerts users if an application is copying and pasting text from their clipboard. A…
Source: Engadget | iOS 14's copy and paste detection forces TikTok to remove anti-spam feature

Google is finally adding virtual backgrounds to Meet for education

Google has revealed some of the features it’s planning to roll out for educators later this year, as schools consider retaining online classes even if they do reopen. To start with, the tech giant will give Education users the ability to blur or chan…
Source: Engadget | Google is finally adding virtual backgrounds to Meet for education

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes a second 'glide test'

Virgin Galactic’s repeatedly-delayed plans for commercial spaceflight are drawing closer, after the company completed another glide test at its Spaceport America HQ in New Mexico. The VSS Unity once again released from its mothership at about 50,000…
Source: Engadget | Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes a second 'glide test'

Mophie and InvisibleShield are making UV sanitizers for your phone

With cellphones being known carriers of germs, and coronavirus prompting all of us to wash our hands and clean the objects around us, it’s no surprise that more UV sanitizers made for phones are hitting the market. Mobile electronics company Zagg is…
Source: Engadget | Mophie and InvisibleShield are making UV sanitizers for your phone

Ford's new F-150 is its first with a hybrid V6 engine

The F-150 is an iconic vehicle — that’s why Elon Musk targeted it while unveiling Tesla’s Cybertruck — and tonight Ford’s taking the wraps off of its latest iteration. Along with being the “most connected” F-150 ever, this 2021 model also marks the d…
Source: Engadget | Ford's new F-150 is its first with a hybrid V6 engine

Comcast is the first ISP to join Mozilla's push for more secure browsing

Mozilla’s effort to secure domain name requests now has a major new ally: Comcast. The cable giant’s Xfinity brand has become the first internet provider to provide encrypted DNS services through Mozilla’s Trusted Recursive Resolver program. If you’r…
Source: Engadget | Comcast is the first ISP to join Mozilla's push for more secure browsing

Demographic report on protests shows how much info our phones give away

If you marched in recent Black Lives Matter protests in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis or New York, there’s a chance the mobile analytics company Mobilewalla gleaned demographic data from your cellphone use. Last week, Mobilewalla released a repor…
Source: Engadget | Demographic report on protests shows how much info our phones give away

Discord shuts down major 'Boogaloo' server over threats of violence

Discord is joining the ranks of social internet companies cracking down on “Boogaloo” groups. The chat service has confirmed to Vice News that it shut down one of the largest servers devoted to the group, Citizens of Liberty, after determining that t…
Source: Engadget | Discord shuts down major 'Boogaloo' server over threats of violence

Apple's new tools can help developers port Chrome extensions to Safari

When Apple detailed macOS Big Sur earlier this week, it spent a lot of time talking about how it redesigned the desktop operating system to make it look more modern. The company also touched on upcoming enhancements to Safari, such as faster webpage…
Source: Engadget | Apple's new tools can help developers port Chrome extensions to Safari