Facebook’s shuttering its live shopping feature to focus on Reels

Facebook’s shutting down its live shopping feature on October 1st to focus on Reels. Live shopping will go away on October 1st, but will still be available on Instagram. Facebook is shutting down live shopping, its QVC-like livestream feature that lets creators broadcast and sell products to an audience (via TechCrunch). The feature will officially shut down on October 1st, and Facebook says it’s part of the

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Forget those Tesla crashes: GM says you can trust its autonomous vehicles

General Motors is convinced that it can clear the air on autonomous vehicles in time for its new technologies, including Ultra Cruise driver assist and fully autonomous robotaxis, to reach its customers. General Motors is racing to electrify its vast lineup of vehicles in a concerted bid to outpace Tesla as the No. 1 seller of EVs in the world. But it’s also competing with Tesla on a whole other front: autonomous vehicles. On this front, GM feels

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How to work from home when your internet goes out

Most remote work depends on access to a reliable internet connection. That means finding a way to get back online quickly, either at home or elsewhere. Here’s how you can do it. You were working. Things were just fine. A landscaper puts a shovel through your buried internet cabling or tree limbs drop and kill a neighborhood’s internet. Or the inexplicable happens, and the little green light on the cable modem goes red.

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A leaked Tomb Raider script is looking pretty legit now that Square Enix DMCA’d it

Square Enix may have effectively confirmed the legitimacy of a leaked Tomb Raider game casting script by filing a DMCA takedown request against an episode of Colin Moriarty’s Sacred Symbols podcast. Ever heard of the Streisand effect? It’s when someone tries to suppress information, only to wind up spreading it even further than it might have otherwise traveled. For example: Last week, I might have been skeptical if you told me a podcaster

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Lucid Motors will barely make any EVs this year as it slashes production goals again

Lucid Motors will only make 7,000 electric vehicles at most this year after the company revised its production guidance for the second time in 2022. Luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors is slashing its production forecast for 2022 for the second time this year. The Newark, California-based company announced it was revising its production expectations to between 6,000 and 7,000 vehicles.

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Spain bans setting the AC below 27 degrees Celsius

The country joins France, Greece, and Italy in restricting the use of cooling in offices, shops, restaurants and other spaces to combat rising temperatures and fuel costs. As Europe grapples with a scorching summer and skyrocketing energy prices, Spain has become the latest government to tell its citizens to turn down the AC. A decree published on Tuesday morning in the official state gazette and scheduled to go into

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Patients did DIY blood draws in a new vaccine study

A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster study sent participants a device they could use to collect their own blood at home. The study looked at antibody levels. Here’s how a research study to test for antibodies might normally go: participants who sign up go to a medical office and get their blood drawn. Depending on the type of study, they might have to go back and forth multiple times over a few months.

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Spider-Man Remastered swings onto the Steam Deck with official support

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, a PC port of Sony’s hit PlayStation title, has been verified for Steam Deck. The game launches on PC on August 12th. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered swings onto PC next week, and developer Insomniac Games just announced that the game has been verified for Steam Deck. Games that are verified should play great on the handheld gaming PC without having to make any

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Microsoft’s testing a handy Game Pass widget on Windows 11

Microsoft’s testing a new Game Pass widget on Windows 11 that’s supposed to let you see which games are coming and going at a glance. It’s the first new widget Microsoft has added to Windows 11. Microsoft’s first new Windows 11 widget should make it even easier to find out which games are coming to PC Game Pass. The widget is only available to Windows Insider testers for now and is supposed to provide a “window” into the service’s

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How to change the side panels in Gmail’s new view

In the new version of Gmail, Google has added another side panel that gives you immediate access to several apps: Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet. Here’s how to hide it. When The Verge’s Richard Lawler reported that Google was rolling out its newly stylized version of Gmail for the web, I decided I wanted to take a look as well. Since my Gmail page hadn’t yet switched over, I clicked on the cog-like Settings

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Apple might delay iPadOS 16 launch

Apple’s next version of iPadOS, which will include new multitasking and collaboration tools like Stage Manager, may arrive a month after the release of iOS 16. That would likely push iPadOS 16’s launch into October. Apple is making big changes to multitasking and collaboration in iPadOS 16, asking users and developers to get used to its ambitious new Stage Manager user interface. Now, based on anonymous sources, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that, unlike in

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