World’s first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say

The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce — and in a way not seen in plants and animals. via Technology and News Today

Apple to allow self repair for iPhones and Macs for first time

Apple (AAPL) has announced a “self-service repair” scheme to allow customers to fix their own apple products including iPhones and Macs for the first time ever. This means that individuals and independent repair shops will have greater access to the parts and tools needed to fix Apple electronics. via Technology and News Today

Miami commission votes to banish electric scooters from its streets

The Miami City Commission has voted to end its multiyear experiment with shared electric scooters. In a four to five vote, the commission approved a “pocket item” (a last-minute legislative maneuver) to end the Miami scooter pilot. The ordinance went into effect at midnight November 18th. via Technology and News Today

FCC votes to let people text ‘988’ to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting in July

The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to expand access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by letting people text 988 starting next year. Text message providers have to support the three-digit code by July 16th, 2022, which is when the code will go into effect. via Technology and News Today