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Instacart revises pay policy after accusations of tip stealing

Instacart is learning a hard lesson about the importance of paying workers properly. The grocery delivery service is revising its pay policies for shoppers after complaints that it was counting customer tips toward its minimum pay goals — as far as… Source: Engadget | Instacart revises pay policy after accusations of tip stealing

Flickr postpones photo deletions for free users to March 12th

Don't panic if you missed the February 5th deadline before the new owners at SmugMug (previously Engadget's parent Verizon) started deleting Flickr photos beyond the 1,000-image limit for free accounts. SmugMug has postponed the deletion period to Ma… Source: Engadget | Flickr postpones photo deletions for free users to March 12th

Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Since September, Twitter has suspended 2,617 accounts linked to Iran, it said in a report on its US midterm election efforts. Some of the accounts claimed they were American news outlets and discussed US political and social issues. Twitter claims it… Source: Engadget | Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Apple has restored Google's access to its internal iOS apps, including pre-release beta versions of Maps, Hangouts and Gmail, as well as employee-only apps for the company's cafes and buses. Apple temporarily banned Google from running the apps on Th… Source: Engadget | Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Under Armour's HOVR connected shoes aim to make you a smarter runner

Under Armour has been making a major push into smart running shoes for a couple of years now, and in 2019 the company is taking those efforts even further. This year, it plans to launch a suite of connected sneakers (five, to be exact), starting with… Source: Engadget | Under Armour's HOVR connected shoes aim …

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Apple says Group FaceTime bug will be fixed next week

Apple announced Friday that it has come up with a fix for a bug in the Group FaceTime feature that allows users to listen in on the activity of others before they pick up the call. The company said a software update will be released next week that wi… Source: Engadget | Apple says Group …

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SiriusXM app is getting Pandora channels later this year

SiriusXM's $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora is set to close on Friday, and the satellite radio company is already laying out details on how it plans to make the most of its newest toy. In an earnings call with investors held Wednesday, Sirius CEO… Source: Engadget | SiriusXM app is getting Pandora channels later this …

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To Facebook, your privacy is worth a $20 gift card

Another day, another Facebook controversy. The latest backlash follows a TechCrunch report that the company was secretly paying teenagers to access their data and basically monitor their every move on the web. Facebook was asking people to install a… Source: Engadget | To Facebook, your privacy is worth a gift card

Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel shuts down today

It's a sad day for loyal fans of the original Wii. As promised back in 2017, Nintendo is closing down the Wii Shop Channel as of January 30th. It lost much of its usefulness after March 26th of last year, when you could no longer add Wii Points and… Source: Engadget | Nintendo's Wii Shop …

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Lyft will reportedly sue over New York's minimum pay for drivers law

Lyft is planning to file a lawsuit today against the city of New York in an attempt to block a new law that would require ride-hailing guarantee a minimum wage floor for drivers, according to The Verge. Lesser known ridesharing service Juno is joinin… Source: Engadget | Lyft will reportedly sue over New York's minimum …

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Sonos now works with YouTube Music

If you've been looking for an easier way to play weird covers of "7 Rings" through your Sonos speakers, today's your lucky day — YouTube Music subscribers can now stream tunes directly through the Sonos app. You'll find your saved music in your libr… Source: Engadget | Sonos now works with YouTube Music

Google Chrome will warn you of lookalike URLs

We've all had a finger slip and ended up mistyping a URL. According to ZDNet, Google Chrome will soon provide a warning for you when that happens so you don't get fooled by a lookalike site and will redirect you to the site you were trying to visit…. Source: Engadget | Google Chrome will warn …

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Lime halts service in Switzerland over possibly dangerous glitch

Don't expect to travel around Zurich on an electric two-wheeler in the near future. Lime has halted services in Switzerland following reports of its scooters abruptly halting in mid-ride, throwing (and sometimes injuring) riders. In a message to cu… Source: Engadget | Lime halts service in Switzerland over possibly dangerous glitch

CBS' reworked film division will focus on streaming

CBS' ongoing streaming push is now affecting its movie business. Variety has revealed that CBS is folding its Films division into the larger Entertainment Group over the next year, and it will shift its focus to streaming after the last of its four i… Source: Engadget | CBS' reworked film division will focus on streaming

Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

There's a thread on Fitbit's Feature Suggestion forum titled, "Add Pregnancy/Nursing mode for more accurate calorie estimates," with the first comment logged in December 2013. It was locked at 328 comments and 1,388 upvotes. In the comments, hundreds… Source: Engadget | Health and beauty tech continues to fail pregnant women

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