California formally bans the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035

The California Air Resources Board has issued a rule (PDF) that formally bans the sale of fully gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2035. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/california-gas-powered-vehicle-sale-ban-2035-161505630.html

Google is taking reservations to talk to its supposedly-sentient chatbot

At the I/O 2022 conference this past May, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company would, in the coming months, gradually avail its experimental LaMDA 2 conversational AI model to select beta users. Those months have come. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/google-begins-taking-reservations-for-its-upcoming-ai-test-kitchen-210023173.html

The O․MG Elite cable is a scarily stealthy hacker tool

I didn’t think I would be scared of a USB cable until I went to Def Con. But that’s where I first learned about the O.MG Cable. Released at the notorious hacker conference, the Elite cable wowed me with a combination of technical prowess and its extremely stealth design. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/23321517/omg-elite-cable-hacker-tool-review-defcon

Splatoon 3 puts online play, fashion, and hair front and center

Despite feeling uncannily similar to play as past installments, Splatoon 3 is packed with smart changes and updates that will likely lead to people — or at least, me — keeping the game in rotation for much longer than before. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/24/23309837/splatoon-3-hands-on-campaign-turf-war-salmon-run-online

Scientists revived organ cells in dead pigs

Medical science is nowhere near overcoming death, but it might be closer to delaying harm in dying and seriously damaged organs. The New York Times reports that Yale University researchers successfully revived cells in the organs of pigs that had been dead in the lab for an hour. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/scientists-revive-dead-pigs-organ-cells-165915907.html