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Waymo’s driverless car: ghost-riding in the back seat of a robot taxi

I’m in the middle seat of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan, heading north on Dobson Road in Chandler, Arizona, when I notice we may have taken a wrong turn. Under normal circumstances, I would just lean forward and ask the driver for an explanation. But in this case, that’s not possible. There is, after all, no driver to ask.

Minecraft is finally getting PS4 cross-play support

Minecraft on the PlayStation 4 is finally getting updated to the unified Bedrock Edition on December 10th. The new update will enable cross-platform play between the Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Gear VR, and now PS4. Minecraft players on the PS4 will also get access to all of their purchases and progress, and the update will be available free of charge.

Apple’s new Mac Pro will be available to order on December 10th

Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR were announced all the way back at WWDC 2019 in June, and now we know when you’ll be able to place an order for the high-end hardware: December 10th, according to an email that Apple has sent out to customers (as spotted by Marques Brownlee on Twitter.)

Elon Musk Spotted in Tesla Cybertruck at California Restaurant, Knocks Down Cone While Driving Away

Tesla boss Elon Musk was spotted behind the wheel of the Cybertruck over the weekend, showing off the futuristic pickup to a handful of celebrity pals.

Jet Streak Creates Huge ‘Impressive’ Cloud Arc Over North America, NASA Image Shows

A huge arc of cirrus cloud appeared over the northern U.S. as a result of a "jet streak" in the upper atmosphere. An image from NASA shows the cloud stretching from the west of Nebraska, over Minnesota and part of Canada, all the way to northern Michigan.

Pig-Monkey Chimeras Have Been Born in China in World First Experiment

The world's first pig-monkey chimeras have been born in China, scientists have announced. Researchers injected monkey stem cells into fertilized pig embryos then implanted them into sows and allowed pregnancy to continue to full term. The two hybrid piglets both died within a week of being born, the team said.

Unicorn, e-scooter startup from co-creator of Tile, shuts down with no money for refunds

Unicorn, the electric scooter startup from the co-creator of gadget tracker Tile, is shutting down operations after blowing all its cash on Facebook and Google ads but only receiving 350 orders for its glossy white e-scooters, it claims. In an email to customers, the company says it lacks the resources to deliver any of its $699 two-wheelers, and won’t be issuing refunds “as we are completely out of funding.”

Two-thirds of Americans Recognise a ‘Climate Change Emergency’ But Most Underestimate the Scale of the Problem

The world is often better and getting better than people think. Murder rates, deaths from terrorism and extreme poverty are all down. Life expectancy, health and education levels are up. But, as I explore in my book Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything, people mostly think things are worse than they are and going downhill fast because of the natural tendency of humans to focus on negative stories and forget how bad the past was.