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Google Stadia’s Party Stream is exactly what it sounds like | Engadget

Google Stadia is and kicking — and has made some updates that will make it easier to livestream games. XDA Developers that Stadia will unveil a new Party Stream feature that enables players to privately broadcast their gameplay to up to nine other users, who can opt to either play or watch. Users can take […]

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HBO Max and Discovery+ to combine into one streaming platform in 2023 | Engadget

HBO Max as we know it will soon be no more. At its first earnings call since the two media properties merged earlier this year, Warner Bros. Discovery announced it is planning on combining HBOMax and Discovery+ into a single streaming service — set to debut in the summer of 2023. It’s unclear whether the […]

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Over 700 UK Amazon workers walk out over pay issues | Engadget

More than 700 warehouse workers at an Amazon warehouse in England walked out this week in a dispute over a pay increase, reported Reuters. Amazon did not agree to the hourly rate increase of £2 (or $2.44) requested by the trade union representing the employees, instead offering a raise of 34 pence. GMB, the trade […]

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Keanu Reeves to star in Hulu’s adaptation of ‘Devil in the White City’ | Engadget

Hulu has ordered a limited series adaptation of Devil in the White City, which will star Keanu Reeves and be executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. The streamer announced the news today at the Television Critics Association’s summer tour. Based on the book of the same name by Erik Larson about the 1893 […]

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Facebook Live Shopping is coming to an end in favor of Reels | Engadget

Facebook Live Shopping events appear to be another casualty of Meta’s shift to short-form video. According to an on the company’s website, live shopping events on Facebook will retire on October 1st. The let Facebook Business owners showcase their products in live videos to their followers — sort of like a personal Home Shopping Network. […]

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Lucid Motors has drastically reduced its production target, again | Engadget

Luxury EV startup Lucid Motors changed its yearly production target again, lowering it to an expected output of between 6,000 and 7,000 vehicles, the company announced today. That’s only a fraction of the 20,000 cars that Lucid initially promised to deliver in 2022. The Tesla competitor has only produced 1,405 vehicles so far this year, […]

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NASA says retired astronauts must act as sherpas on private flights to the ISS | Engadget

NASA will soon require a retired astronaut to serve as mission commander on all private flights to the International Space Station, according to an agency posted today. The policy — which has yet to be finalized — is intended to both increase passenger safety and reduce any strain on existing ISS operations. The former astronaut […]

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Here’s what embedded tweets could look like after they’re edited | Engadget

One of Twitter’s most anticipated features — — is still in development. But thanks to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, we have an idea of how edits to embedded tweets on a website will carry over. If a tweet gets edited after it is embedded on a website (say, in a news article), the embedded […]

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Judge refuses to remove Visa from Pornhub case on child porn | Engadget

A federal judge refused to remove Visa from a lawsuit that alleges it aided MindGeek — the parent company of Pornhub — in monetizing child porn. In a decision on July 29th, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney accuses the payment processor of refusing to cut business ties with MindGeek, despite being aware that Pornhub and […]

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NYPD must disclose facial recognition procedures deployed against Black Lives Matter protesters | Engadget

New York police must now comply with a public records request related to its use of facial recognition and other surveillance on protestors. A judge has ordered the New York Police Department to release documents pertaining to its monitoring of Black Lives Matters protests during the summer of 2020, requiring it to release 2,700 emails […]