The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into complaints by Tesla car owners that all three of the electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. An agency document shows 127 owner complaints to the government that include 110 crashes and 52 injuries.
The EU is reportedly mulling a five year ban on facial recognition technology in public areas. The timed ban is aimed at giving authorities a leeway to figure out how to prevent abuses. The EU Commission said new tough rules may have to be introduced to bolster existing regulations protecting Europeans’ privacy and data rights.
The next era of the Star Wars franchise is being plotted by Lucasfilm even though the corpse of the Skywalker Saga has barely cooled down. Taika Waititi has been approached to develop a new Star Wars film according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Valve’s Steam would enable Chromebooks to run games well, and would also cause Chromebook manufacturers to make their hardware more powerful for the gaming enhancement.
Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for president said in a New York Times interview that Facebook is knowingly distributing false information about him. Currently, Facebook is protected from libel suits by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Biden called for repeal of it so that Facebook and other internet companies would be responsible for the content on their sites.
Xbox One Console Streaming Preview has been opened by Microsoft to the world after a successful trial run in the US and the UK. The Xbox Console Streaming is different from Microsoft’s Project xCloud. It was first launched in the month of October.
The successor to the Mate X, the foldable smartphone is expected to be unveiled by Huawei at the Mobile World Congress 2020. The Mate Xs will be cheaper and smaller than the Mate X though it is said to feature a stronger display and improved hinge display.
The launch date for the Iron Man VR game on the Play Station has been delayed from February 28th till May 15th. The game was announced in early 2019 and was planned to launch later that year but was delayed till Feb of 2020. The game has joined the list of much awaited titles which have also been delayed like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Marvel’s Avengers and Cyberpunk 2077.
The UK government is investing £3.4 million ($4.43 million) into the wireless charging technology as part of a six-month trial and will see 10 electric taxis fitted with the necessary hardware, pushing for sustainable transport options. The technology will allow multiple taxis to charge at the same time, unlike plugs or chargepoints for which drivers sometimes have to queue.