Apple’s mixed reality headset may be a standalone device

Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset will be powered by two processors, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apples-mixed-reality-headset-standalone-ming-chi-kuo-082117045.html

Apple’s digital driver’s license has been delayed to next year

Apple’s digital driver’s license / ID feature won’t be coming until “early 2022,” according to an update to Apple’s iOS 15 page that MacRumors noticed. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/23/22799338/apple-digital-driver-license-delay-2022-ios-15

UK will require new homes to have EV chargers starting in 2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required for all new homes and businesses in the UK starting in 2022, the government announced today. The new measure aims to boost EV adoption in the nation by adding up to 145,000 extra charging points each year. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/uk-announces-that-new-homes-must-have-ev-chargers-113524579.html

UK will require new homes to have EV chargers starting in 2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required for all new homes and businesses in the UK starting in 2022, the government announced today. The new measure aims to boost EV adoption in the nation by adding up to 145,000 extra charging points each year. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/uk-announces-that-new-homes-must-have-ev-chargers-113524579.html

Tesla app outage locked some owners out of their cars

Tesla’s app server went down a few hours ago, leading to a worldwide app outage that left owners unable to connect to their cars. For those who’ve been mostly dependent on their phones instead of their keycards, that means being locked out of their vehicles. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/tesla-app-outage-locked-owners-out-025004678.html

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 https://news.yahoo.com/apple-self-repair-iphone-macs-090940613.html

Go read this look into how Amazon failed to secure customer personal data

A new investigation from Wired describes a shocking lack of concern for customer data at e-commerce giant Amazon, where employees took advantage of the faulty system to look up celebrities’ purchases, among other breaches. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/19/22790066/amazon-personal-data-privacy-kanye-west-celebrities

How Cowboy Bebop’s jazz-infused sci-fi mirrors Afrofuturism

As a young child, I was a dreamer. I wanted to be an astronaut, and despite living in a world that constantly reinforced that Black femmes would hardly walk the moon, my family encouraged me to be driven and reach for the stars — literally. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/22789182/cowboy-bebop-afrofuturism-influence-anime-netflix

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 https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/19/22791237/miami-vote-end-electric-scooter-pilot-lyft

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 https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/18/22789388/fcc-text-988-national-suicide-prevention-lifeline

Amazon’s Echo Show 15 goes up for preorder, shipping December 9th

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Today, Amazon is opening up preorders for its largest Alexa-enabled smart display yet, the Echo Show 15. The $249.99 device has a 15. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/17/22786975/amazon-echo-show-15-release-date-preorder-smart-display-alexa

Mercedes’ EQS sets the bar for luxury EVs

The need to electrify its lineup could have resulted in Mercedes tossing an EV powertrain in its S-Class. Instead, it made the correct decision to create an EV-specific vehicle, the EQS. With nearly all of the trappings of the S-Class, the EQS sets a new standard in luxury for the EV world. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/mercedes-eqs-ev-review-video-150001883.html

1Password 8 arrives on Windows with a new design and big performance improvements

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. 1Password is getting its first major design update in more than three years today, with the launch of 1Password 8 for Windows. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/16/22784996/1password-version-8-windows-release-download-features