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Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service In Beijing
Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service last Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China. Unlike previous Baidu autonomous driving demonstrations in Beijing, this was the fi
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Michael B. Jordan Seeks Revenge In ‘Without Remorse’
In the new Tom Clancy adaptation, “Without Remorse,” Michael B. Jordan is a Navy SEAL about to trade military life for private security when his pregnant wife (Lauren London) is executed in their Washington D.C. home. It’s part of a calculated ambush
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Intel: $3.5b Investment Is Critical To Microchip Future
Intel will be investing $3.5 billion in its New Mexico plant to manufacture what executives said this week will fuel “a new era of innovation” and advanced computing as demands increase for the tiny microchips used in nearly all modern devices. Intel
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Google Signs Deal With Wnba To Help Champion Women’s Sports
The WNBA signed a multiyear deal with Google this week to be the presenting partner for the league’s playoffs, part of the technology giant’s efforts to help champion women’s sports. Twenty-five WNBA games will be televised on ABC and ESPN in celebra
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Survey: Many Ny Students Began Year Without Device, Internet
About 8% of New York’s public school students did not have a laptop or other device to use for remote learning in the first months of the school year, and about 6% lacked adequate internet access, survey results released Wednesday show. Preliminary r
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Microsoft Pledges To Let EU Users Keep Data Inside Bloc
Microsoft is pledging to let business and public sector customers in the European Union keep cloud computing data inside the 27-nation bloc to avert concerns about U.S. government access to sensitive information. Microsoft “will go beyond our existin
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60 Years Since 1st American In Space: Tourists Lining Up
Sixty years after Alan Shepard became the first American in space, everyday people are on the verge of following in his cosmic footsteps. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company used Wednesday’s anniversary to announce an auction for a seat on the company’s
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Will Donald Trump Return To Facebook?
Former President Donald Trump will find out whether he gets to return to Facebook this week, when the social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board plans to announce its ruling in the high-profile case. The decision likely to stir up strong fee
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Ford Is Betting That Solid-state Batteries Will Cut Ev Costs
Ford has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries — a move that its chief product and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, says will strengthen the company’s effort to increase the range and reduce the costs of its next generation of
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Verizon Sells Internet Trailblazers Yahoo And AOL For $5b
AOL and Yahoo are being sold again, this time to a private equity firm. Wireless company Verizon will sell Verizon Media, which consists of the once-pioneering tech platforms, to Apollo Global Management in a $5 billion deal. Verizon said Monday that
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Us Sets Pandemic-era High For Air Travel, Over 1.6 Million
The United States set another record for the number of air travelers since the pandemic set in, although passenger numbers remain far below 2019 levels. More than 1.6 million people were screened at U.S. airport checkpoints last Sunday, according to
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La, San Francisco Lead California Business Reopening Pace
San Francisco has largely beaten the coronavirus pandemic by avoiding it, while Los Angeles was nearly beaten by it during a deadly winter surge. But both emerged simultaneously as the first urban areas in California to reach the least-restrictive ti
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Meredith To Sell TV Station Division To Gray Television
Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. said this week it will sell its Local Media Group consisting of 17 television stations to Gray Television Inc. for $2.7 billion in cash and will focus on expanding its print and digital magazin
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Big Tech Stocks Flex Muscles Again After A Rough Winter
Big Tech stocks are flexing their enormous strength again, after getting knocked around a bit earlier this year. Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google’s parent company and Facebook all gave profit reports last week that blew past investors’ already high e
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On Social Media, Memories Pop Up From A Pandemic Still Going
When the pandemic passed the one-year mark, Lisa Phillips wasn’t exactly eager to walk down memory lane. She had developed symptoms and quarantined with a suspected case of COVID-19 last spring, lost her mother to the disease in July and been hospita
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Nintendo Profits Boom As People Stuck At Home Play Games
Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment. Annual profit for the Japanese maker of Supe
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Family And Robots In ‘Mitchells Vs The Machines’
Easily the most heartfelt movie about family life that also includes a robot apocalypse and a pug often mistaken for a loaf of bread, “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” is an antic, irreverent animated delight that somehow doesn’t sacrifice depth even
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EU To Discuss Us Vaccine Patent Plan At Friday Summit
European Union leaders said that in the wake of the U.S. backing patent waivers for COVID-19 vaccine technology, the 27-nation bloc immediately will start discussing whether they should join such a move. The leaders’ first opportunity to mold a commo
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Airtags: next-generation Tracking Technology Has Arrived
Two years after they were first rumored, Apple finally lifted the lid on its tracking device AirTag at its Spring Loaded event in April, designed to help consumers keep track of items that matter most. Combined with significant enhancements to the Fi
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Google Says 20% Of Workers Will Be Remote, Many More Hybrid
Google says it expects about 20% of its workforce to still work remotely after its offices reopen this fall, while some 60% will work a hybrid schedule that includes about three days in the office and two days “wherever they work best.” The remaining
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Nascar’s Future Is Here: Next Gen Car Finally Arrives
NASCAR’s next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series. How can a spec car radically change a sport? Competition. Cost containment. Manufacturer relevance. The Next Gen car
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States Push Back Against Use Of Facial Recognition By Police
Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have used facial recognition technology to solve homicides and bust human traffickers, but concern about its accuracy and the growing pervasiveness of video surveillance is leading some state lawmakers to hit
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New Kids’ TV Show Emerges From The Mister Rogers Universe
Mister Rogers’ neighborhood is expanding. In rare welcome news of sprawl, PBS Kids is releasing a new puppet-led series called “Donkey Hodie,” inspired from characters in the original Fred Rogers TV show. “Every part of it seems to be infused with jo
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Uber Demand Jumps As Delivery Grows, Ride-hailing Recovers
Uber saw record demand in the first quarter as its food delivery business grew and ride-hailing began to see some recovery. The San Francisco-based company said Wednesday that its bookings jumped 24% to $19.5 billion __ an all-time high __ in the Jan
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Clean Megaprojects Divide Surprise Group: Environmentalists
Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America’s most beloved forests and rivers. Solar megaprojects of unprecedented size. As President Joe Biden’s administration plans to fight climate cha
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Latin America Looks To Space, Despite Limitations On Ground
Mars missions, astronauts coming and going at the International Space Station, China’s increasingly ambitious space program. Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the world’s richest, biggest nations. Take Latin America. On Feb. 17, the co
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Befriend Your Money And Reap The Benefits
What’s your relationship with money? Maybe your personal finances are like a distant cousin you barely think about — or an unsettling stranger you avoid. Or perhaps money feels like your enemy, frustrating you and rarely doing what you want. In fact,
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Girl Scout Cookies Take Flight In Virginia Drone Deliveries
Missing out on Thin Mints in the pandemic? A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver Girl Scout cookies to people’s doorsteps in a Virginia community. The town of Christiansburg has been a testing ground for commercial delivery drones operated by
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Auto Group Backs Guidelines For Partially Automated Vehicles
The trade association representing most major automakers is offering guidelines for manufacturers to advertise partially automated driving systems and to make sure drivers are paying attention while using them. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation
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