Tom Maxwell

FedEx begins using an autonomous truck on Texas route
Tom Maxwell
The autonomous truck, which still has a safety driver, will begin making deliveries on Interstate 45 between Houston and Dallas.
Tech
NYC food delivery workers can now use restaurant bathrooms
Tom Maxwell
This is a huge deal for gig workers who risk their lives to deliver food during COVID, and often have nowhere to stop and pee.
Tech
Clubhouse wants to be your Houseparty replacement
Tom Maxwell
The new feature is called “Wave” and allows users to easily invite friends to private rooms.
Tech
Twitch is making it easier for the music industry to report streams
Tom Maxwell
It's reportedly in talks with publishers about how music will be handled on the platform going forward.
Gaming
Scott's sleek Patron e-bike doesn’t even look electric
Tom Maxwell
The battery, cables, and a rear shock are all integrated into the frame for a seamless look.
Stealthy
Training video shows how Apple badmouths third-party repairs
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Technicians are supposed to convince customers that only "genuine" Apple parts should be used, even though third-party components are often just as good.
Tech
McDonald's wants to make its toys less harmful to the environment
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It should probably just get rid of them entirely.
Culture
Bird's app will now show your city's public bike-share options
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The integration will complement Bird's existing e-bike and scooter fleets.
Tech
DoorDash follows rivals with launch of alcohol delivery
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Rivals including Postmates and Uber will already bring you adult beverages to pair with your takeout.
Tech
You can now put your Tumblr posts behind a paywall
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But not explicit content, of course.
Tech
Ford issues Mach-E recall in Canada due to risk of the roof coming off
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It's a similar problem to one Tesla had, and one Ford gently ribbed the company about.
Awks
A QAnon star is selling NFTs, but even true believers aren’t having it
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Ron Watkins says that money raised will fund a secret project to "help save America." But his followers are losing patience with his hollow promises.
Grift
Grover lets you rent your gear and gadgets instead of buying them
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Products like AirPods and high-end gaming laptops can be rented for as little as $10 a month.
Tech
An Aussie raven owned a Google drone and we’re here for it
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Google-owned company Wing has been offering delivery of food and other items to residents of Canberra.
GETTIM
Google is testing using Drive as a newsletter platform called Museletter
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Users could create documents and spreadsheets and then promote them through a Drive public profile.
Tech
Apple may introduce iPhones with under-screen Touch ID sensor in 2023
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The fingerprint-based authentication would complement Face ID, giving users multiple options for securing their devices.
Tech
TikTok will limit young users in China to just 40 minutes per day
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Probably a good thing, honestly.
Tech
Roku, facing increased competition from Amazon, debuts new streaming sticks
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The streaming device maker is refreshing three of its products with better performance and other minor improvements.
Tech
This is the world’s first battery-electric freight train
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Electric is coming to freight trains... slowly.
Tech
Cameo now lets you video chat with your favorite celebs
Tom Maxwell
For a price, you can speak directly with a star for up to 15 minutes.
Tech