Facebook and Instagram will remove posts offering abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram are removing posts from users that offer help accessing abortion pills, saying they violate a policy around pharmaceuticals. Following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/28/23186708/facebook-instagram-abortion-pills-posts-ban-mifepristone-misoprostol

Tesla partners with California utility on virtual power plant

Tesla and California utility PG&E launched a new program that will pay eligible Powerwall owners to send extra electricity to the grid when it’s vulnerable to blackouts. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/23/23180471/tesla-california-utility-virtual-power-plant-powerwall

Sonos says customers that got extra speakers don’t have to send them back

Sonos has confirmed that customers who received extra, unordered devices as a result of a recent software glitch don’t need to return the speakers. “Sonos does not require the return of extra equipment and respects the decision of each impacted customer,” said spokesperson Madeline Krebs. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/17/23172282/sonos-ordering-glitch-extra-speakers-keep-them-free-ftc-rules

Destiny 2 cheat creators come to a $13.5 million settlement with Bungie

In a rather spectacular conclusion to a lawsuit filed by Bungie in August of last year, the owners of the Destiny 2 cheat domains, Veterancheats, LaviCheats, and Elite Boss Tech, will have to pay a settlement totaling roughly $13.5 million in damages. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/17/23172558/destiny-2-bungie-cheat-settlement

Tesla layoffs reportedly affect hourly workers, too

According to a report from Electrek, a wave of layoffs at Tesla may affect hourly workers, despite a company-wide email from Elon Musk on June 3rd saying “Tesla will be reducing salaried headcount by 10% as we have become overstaffed in many areas. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/17/23172435/tesla-layoffs-expand-elon-musk-hourly-salaried

WhatsApp now lets you transfer your chat history from Android to iPhone

WhatsApp is adding the ability to transfer your conversation history from Android to iPhone after previously only allowing users to transfer chats the other way (from iPhone to Android). The functionality was announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/14/23167292/whatsapp-android-iphone-chat-history-transfer-update

Amazon’s Prime Air service will begin making drone deliveries in California this year

In 2013, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company was working on 30-minute drone deliveries. At the time, Bezos said the service wouldn’t launch until 2015 at the very earliest. Now, nearly a decade later after that first reveal, Amazon says its Prime Air service is nearly ready. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/amazon-prime-air-lockeford-california-170945262.html

Trump’s Truth Social Is Banning Users Who Post About Jan. 6 Hearings, According to Reports

The irony is rich: Truth Social, Donald Trump’s Twitter copycat claiming it is “free from political discrimination,” has reportedly banned users who posted information from Thursday’s congressional hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. via Technology and News Today https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/trumps-truth-social-is-banning-users-who-post-about-jan-6-hearings-according-to-reports-1235290726/

Why France signing NASA’s lunar exploration pact is the most important signature yet

On Tuesday evening, France officially signed onto NASA’s Artemis Accords — the space agency’s set of guidelines and principles for how the US and other countries should explore the Moon in the future. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/10/23159558/nasa-artemis-accords-france-signing-moon-exploration-significance

I Am Groot animated series arrives on Disney Plus in August

I Am Groot will hit Disney Plus on August 10th. The animated series of shorts centers around none other than the Baby Groot himself, with Vin Diesel reprising his role as the voice of the adorable anthropomorphic sapling. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/5/23155585/i-am-groot-animated-series-arrives-disney-plus-august-marvel-guardians-of-the-galaxy

Elon Musk says Tesla’s fake robot might be ready by September 30th

Filed under:And I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona you should really check out In a tweet that is definitely not meant to distract from the news that he’s planning on laying off about 10 percent of his workforce, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he was shifting the company’s “AI Day via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/3/23153047/tesla-robot-prototype-elon-musk-ai-day-fake

The merging of Comixology and Kindle has created a hell I’d like to escape

In February of this year, Amazon finally completed its consumption of the once independent app for downloading comics, Comixology. Amazon had acquired the app way back in 2013, and apart from removing the ability to buy comics directly from the app, it left it untouched for nearly a decade. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/30/23140157/comixology-amazon-kindle-integration-terrible