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

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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 ...

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Apple Faces UK Class Action for App Store Overcharging

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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 relea...

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“Pandemics don’t end in a bang, but in a whimper”

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Rated true. As I dozed off last night, I heard our Lieutenant Governor mumble something about good news on the pandemic front in the very near future.   My wife watches television at night and I have these next-day memories of things said on the news combined with updates on the world that she speaks ...

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“”If I were one of those conservative billionaires (hello, Koch brothers! hi, Sheldon Adelson!) who are always donating tens of millions to support Republican candidates, I think I might try spending some of the money on something more useful: A sort of welcome wagon for blue state migrants to red states. Something that would explain to them why the place they’re moving to is doing better than the place they left, and suggesting that they might not want to vote for the same policies that are driving their old home states into bankruptcy.”

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Glenn Reynolds I have the smartest followers.

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This $60 million Brooklyn library renovation is so stunning, you’ll want to move in

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Fast Company – The library doubles down on public space after a year of going without it. “…The pandemic caused libraries across the country to reorient the services they offer. In New York City, the library system closed completely before eventually moving to a reservation system ...

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Amazon and Others Ordered To Slash Diesel Pollution From Warehouse Trucks

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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 Parkinso...

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New report looks at the best times to post on each platform, based on insights from 20,000 users

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One SEO Company Sprout Social het published his latest listing of the best times to move to each of the company’s major social media platforms 20,000+ customer base, using the platform to schedule and post online. By analyzing this data, Sprout determined the best times to post based on when ...

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Chinese TV Maker Skyworth Under Fire For Excessive Data Collection That Users Call Spying

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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...

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