Ford Patents Tech That Could Scan Billboards and Show Associated In-Car Ads

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motor1: Roads are lined with unattractive billboards many of us ignore on our daily commutes, but Ford's new tech will make sure we don't miss them anymore. The system works by scanning the billboards, interpreting the information on the sign, and delivering the most useful bits right into the vehicle's display. It sounds invasive and distracting, with a side of Orwellian creepiness tossed on top for good measure. For now, though, this is just a patent ap...
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Google Censorship

A more appropriate logo for Google and their brand of censorship. You cannot even say the word... [This is a content summary only. Click the Title to see the full content] [Author: Unknown]
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IIT Mandi Non-Teaching Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Non-Teaching vacancy recruitment in IIT Mandi 2021 Online Application on prescribed format is invited by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) from Indian citizens for the following various 43 Non-Teaching Group-A, Group-B, and Group-C Sarkari Naukri vacancy positions in IIT Mandi in various Departments / Schools for the recruitment of the year 2021. (Advertisement No. IIT Mandi/F/Recruit./NTS/2021/01). SarkariNaukriBlog dot com ... Please Click on the Title to...
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Impossible Burgers Are Coming To US Schools

Impossible Foods has secured Child Nutrition Labels for its Impossible Burger products, which means they can now be part of school nutrition programs in the US. Engadget reports: To obtain the CN Labels, USDA's Food and Nutrition Services had to evaluate the plant-based meat's product formulation, as well as the company's quality control procedures and manufacturing processes. Now that it has acquired CN Labels for its products, the company is launching K-12 pilot programs this month in partners...
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Disease-related risk management is now a thing, and this young startup is at the forefront

Charity Dean has been in the national spotlight lately because she was among a group of doctors, scientists and tech entrepreneurs who sounded the pandemic alarm early last year and who are featured in a new book by Michael Lewis about the U.S. response, called The Premonition. It’s no wonder the press — and, seemingly moviemakers, too — are interested in Dean. Surgery is her first love, but she also studied tropical diseases and not only applied what she knows about outbreaks on the front lines...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, California, Oregon, China, Africa, Tech, Risk Management, Public Health, United States, SaaS, Venture Capital, Disease, Michael Lewis, Venrock

The Best Apple TV+ Movies To Watch Right Now

Apple TV+ has become a great addition to the streaming platform family. These are some of the best original movies you can view on the popular media service.
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California Ban On Gas-Powered Cars Would Rewrite Plug-In Hybrid Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: As of now, California wants to implement an 80-20 mix where 80% of new cars sold will be totally electric or hydrogen-powered, and 20% may still feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Essentially, automakers will still be able to plop an engine under the hood come 2035. However, PHEVs will need to follow far more stringent definitions of the powertrain. California wants any plug-in hybrid to achieve 50 miles of all-electric range to meet the categoriz...
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Some Countries Have No COVID-19 Jabs At All

The World Health Organization says nearly a dozen countries -- many of them in Africa -- are still waiting to get vaccines. Those last in line on the continent along with Chad are Burkina Faso, Burundi, Eritrea and Tanzania. From a report: "Delays and shortages of vaccine supplies are driving African countries to slip further behind the rest of the world in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the continent now accounts for only 1% of the vaccines administered worldwide," WHO warned Thursday. And in...
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Epic v. Apple keeps coming back to the gap between ignorance and inconvenience

Should cab drivers be able to give out phone numbers?
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Apple Faces UK Class Action for App Store Overcharging

Apple is facing a London lawsuit over claims it overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. customers for App Store purchases, yet another legal headache for the tech giant fighting lawsuits across the world. Bloomberg reports: Apple's 30% fee is "excessive" and "unlawful" the claimants said in a press release Tuesday. The claim, filed at London's Competition Appeal Tribunal on Monday, calls for the U.S. firm to compensate U.K. iPhone and iPad users for years of alleged overcharging. They estimate that A...
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Elderly caretech platform Birdie gets $11.5M Series A led by Index

SaaS-maker Birdie has closed an $11.5 million Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures. Existing investor Kamet Ventures also participated. The UK-based caretech startup has raised a total of $22.9M since being founded back in 2017 (a 2018 raise that was called a Series A at the time is now being classed as a seed expansion). It’s focused on building tools for social care providers to drive efficiencies in a chronically under resourced sector. Birdie isn’t a care provider itself (so it’s ...
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Prime today, gone tomorrow: Chinese products get pulled from Amazon

If you ever bought power banks, water bottles, toys, or other daily goods on Amazon, the chances are your suppliers are from China. Analysts have estimated that the share of Chinese merchants represented 75% of Amazon’s new sellers in January, up from 47% the year before, according to Marketplace Pulse, an e-commerce research firm. Chinese sellers are swarming not just Amazon but also eBay, Wish, Shopee and Alibaba’s AliExpress. The boom is in part a result of intense domestic competition in Chi...
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Apple TV HD vs. Apple TV 4K Buyer's Guide

In April 2021, Apple revealed the second-generation Apple TV 4K, bringing high framerate HDR with Dolby Vision to the Apple TV for the first time and the A12 chip for improved performance, alongside a redesigned Siri Remote. The ‌Apple TV‌ HD was first released in 2015 and has remained in Apple's lineup since then as an entry-level option, and now it comes with the upgraded ‌Siri‌ Remote. Should you consider purchasing the ‌Apple TV‌ HD to save money, or do you need the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K? Our gu...
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Amazon and Others Ordered To Slash Diesel Pollution From Warehouse Trucks

Southern California has adopted a new air pollution rule aimed at slashing noxious emissions from warehouse trucks that move goods sold by Amazon and other e-commerce retailers. Ars Technica reports: Diesel pollution from heavy trucks causes everything from asthma to heart attacks, and even Parkinson's disease. Previously, such pollution tended to be concentrated around shipping ports and highways, but the growth of e-commerce has created a new source that is affecting neighborhoods farther inla...
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Instagram adds a dedicated spot for your pronouns

Seeing someone mention their pronouns in their Instagram bio has become commonplace — so much so that the app now has a dedicated location where users can put pronouns without taking up that valuable profile space. The company announced the new feature on Twitter, saying that it is only available in a few countries just now, but will be arriving in more soon. I was able to make it work here in the U.S. in version 187 of the iOS app. To set your pronoun, just go to your profile page, hit “Edit Pr...
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Huma, which uses AI and biomarkers to monitor patients and for medical research, raises $130M

While much of the world eagerly watches to see if the vaccination rollout helps curb and eventually stamp out Covid-19, one of the companies that has been helping to manage the spread of the virus is announcing a big round of funding on the heels for strong demand for its technology. Huma, which combines data from biomarkers with predictive algorithms both to help monitor patients, and uses the same technology to help researchers and pharmaceutical companies run clinical trials, has closed an eq...
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Disgraced Yale Law Professor Now Defending Anti-Vaxxers In Court With His Nonsense Section 230 Ideas (techdirt)

Back in January, we wrote about a bizarrely bad Wall Street Journal op-ed co-written by disgraced and suspended Yale Law professor Jed Rubenfeld, arguing that Section 230 somehow magically makes social media companies state actors, controlled by the 1st Amendment. This is, to put it mildly, wrong. His argument is convoluted and not at all convincing. He takes the correct idea that government officials threatening private companies with government retaliation if they do not remove speech creates ...
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Cybersecurity startup Panaseer raises $26.5M Series B led by AllegisCyber Capital

Panaseer, which takes a data science approach to cybersecurity, has raised $26.5 million in a Series B funding led by AllegisCyber Capital. Existing investors, including Evolution Equity Partners, Notion Capital, AlbionVC, Cisco Investments and Paladin Capital Group, as well as new investor National Grid Partners, also participated. Panaseer has now raised $43 million to date. Panaseer’s special sauce and sales pitch amount to what it calls “Continuous Controls Monitoring” (CCM). In plainer Engl...
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FCC begins rollout of $10B in connectivity aid through emergency funds

After months of deliberations, the FCC is ready to start helping people cover the cost of broadband and connected devices through two emergency funds amounting to more than $10 billion. If your household has trouble paying for internet access or shares a single computer, or your wallet has just had a rough year, you probably qualify for help. The two distinct programs are the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program and the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. They sound similar, and in a general sen...
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Daily Crunch: As tech stocks lose their luster, SPACs are on the rise

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome back to Daily Crunch. You look great today! From our perch, it’s fascinating to watch the exit market for startups wax and wane this year. And change it has. After kicking off with a blistering pace in early 2021 before succumbing to what felt like a sudden cold snap, it appears that the public markets are once again welcoming startups to their rosters. A...
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42 truly unique gift ideas available on Amazon, from a burrito blanket to a Morse code bracelet

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon is the "everything store" and stocks just about any product you can think of. That includes plenty of truly cool and unique gift ideas if you're willing to do some digging. We scoured the site to find the best unique gifts, from handmade goods to funny finds. Amazon While Amazon may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for unique gift ideas that feel extra personal, you ca...
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The best 4K Blu-ray players in 2021 for watching the highest quality video

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky To play the best-quality movies on a 4K TV, you need a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. 4K Blu-ray players are capable of better video and audio performance than most streaming services. Sony's UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray player offers the best balance between price and performance. Streaming services might offer the most convenient way to watch movies at home, but if you want the very best video and audio quality on a 4K TV, there's still no substitute for a disc ...
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Chromebooks for Home Education: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy One!

Not all schools and students can afford to buy powerful computers. Cheap and user-friendly laptops called Chromebooks are the best way out in this situation. Especially now that more people are doing home education and homeschooling. Modern education cannot be based only on printed textbooks. Kids need computers with Internet access in classrooms and at home. Most people agree that Chromebooks for home education are a great choice because they are the most affordable and reliable op...
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Jamf snags zero trust security startup Wandera for $400M

Jamf, the enterprise Apple device management company, announced that it was acquiring Wandera, a zero trust security startup, for $400 million at the market close today. Today’s purchase is the largest in the company’s history. Jamf provides IT at large organizations with a set of management services for Apple devices. It is the leader in the market, and snagging Wandera provides a missing modern security layer for the platform. Jamf CEO Dean Hager says that Wandera’s zero trust approach fills i...
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YouTube Shorts Fund to Get $100M to Creators Over 2021, 2022

YouTube is betting $100 million on TikTok and Instagram Reels clone YouTube Shorts being around for a long time--or at least through 2022, anyway. The Google-owned video site unveiled the YouTube Shorts Fund Tuesday, saying that $100 million will be distributed to creators over the course of 2021 and 2022. Creators cannot apply to the...
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Samsung and Lenovo won’t physically attend Mobile World Congress 2021

The in-person event is scheduled for the end of June.
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Voice Actor Reportedly Responsible For Amazon Alexa Revealed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Amazon's Alexa has a voice familiar to millions: calm, warm, and measured. But like most synthetic speech, its tones have a human origin. There was someone whose voice had to be recorded, analyzed, and algorithmically reproduced to create Alexa as we know it now. Amazon has never revealed who this "original Alexa" is, but journalist Brad Stone says he tracked her down, and she is Nina Rolle, a voiceover artist based in Boulder, Colorado. The cl...
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Chinese TV Maker Skyworth Under Fire For Excessive Data Collection That Users Call Spying

Chinese television maker Skyworth has issued an apology after a consumer found that his set was quietly collecting a wide range of private data and sending it to a Beijing-based analytics company without his consent. From a report: A network traffic analysis revealed that a Skyworth smart TV scanned for other devices connected to the same local network every 10 minutes and gathered data that included device names, IP addresses, network latency and even the names of other Wi-Fi networks within ra...
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Bill and Melinda Gates' first divorce hearing is set for this Friday

In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2019, Bill and Melinda Gates pose for a photo in Kirkland, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP Bill and Melinda Gates announced they would divorce last week. Their first divorce hearing will be on Friday, May 14. The couple was married for 27 years and jointly run a massive charitable foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates' first divorce hearing is set for Friday, May 14, according to court filings.The couple announced the e...
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Apple's privacy change is already crushing advertisers

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter, where we go over the big news in advertising and media, including:Apple's privacy change fallout;Air Mail seeks $15 million;Bezos' TV rules.First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple fallout It's been just over a couple weeks since Apple rolled out its new privacy-focused changes, and it's already resulting in user opt-in rates, falling ad...
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