Sony announces PlayStation showcase, promises ‘sneak peek at the future of PS5’

Sony is announcing that it will hold a special PlayStation showcase on September 9th. The event will start at 10AM ET / 1PM PT, and will run for 40 minutes in what is being teased as “a look into the future of PS5. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/2/22653773/sony-playstation-showcase-date-ps5-future

This Room Could Wirelessly Charge All Your Devices

What if your smartphone or laptop started charging as soon as you walked in the door? Researchers have developed a specially built room that can transmit energy to a variety of electronic devices within it, charging phones and powering home appliances without plugs or batteries. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/this-room-could-wirelessly-charge-all-your-devices/

Quick phrases could let you skip ‘Hey, Google’ for common tasks

“Quick phrases” is a new feature currently under development for Google Assistant that could one day let you skip having to say “Hey, Google” for common phrases like “What time is it?” or “Turn the lights on,” 9to5Google reports. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/2/22653614/google-assistant-quick-phrases-guacamole-salsas-wake-word-phrase

How Android 12 lets you customize your phone’s color palette

One of the new features in Android 12 is the ability to automatically fit your phone’s color palette to that of your wallpaper. If you’ve been able to upgrade to Android 12, you may want to give it a try, especially if you’re into styling and colors. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/22652920/android-12-how-to-pixel-style-color-home-screen

Segway’s robot mower uses GPS to stay on your lawn

Segway is moving into the robot mower market with the Navimow. What sets this model apart from many others is that you don’t need to install a boundary wire. Instead, Navimow uses GPS and other sensors to stay within the perimeter of your lawn. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/segway-navimow-robot-mower-gps-173454983.html

Lyft and Uber will cover legal fees of drivers sued under Texas abortion law

Lyft will cover the legal fees of drivers sued under the state of Texas’ recently enacted SB8 abortion law, the company announced on Friday. The law prohibits women from terminating a pregnancy after six weeks. That’s a time frame before most even know they’re pregnant. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/lyft-uber-texas-sb8-legal-fund-213135157.html