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Disney Imagineering’s Project Kiwi is free walking robot that will make you believe in Groot

TechCrunch | April 23, 2021, 10:57 a.m.

The black curtain pulls aside and a character straight out of the movies waves hello. This is not an uncommon occurrence when I’m around Imagineers, but this time is special. The character isn’t a costume, it’s a robot. And, unlike the many animatronic figures you’ve seen in the parks, it’s not stuck in one place. […]

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Intel feels data center squeeze as competition grows

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 10:45 a.m.

The chipmaking giant's latest numbers reveal a big sales drop at its second-largest division.

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Panasonic to pay $7.1bn for supply chain software specialist Blue Yonder

FT | April 23, 2021, 10:42 a.m.

Deal is Japanese conglomerate’s biggest overseas acquisition and the first under its new chief executive

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EU’s top data protection supervisor urges ban on facial recognition in public

TechCrunch | April 23, 2021, 10:25 a.m.

The European Union’s lead data protection supervisor has called for remote biometric surveillance in public places to be banned outright under incoming AI legislation. The European Data Protection Supervisor’s (EDPS) intervention follows a proposal, put out by EU lawmakers on Wednesday, for a risk-based approach to regulating applications of artificial intelligence. The Commission’s legislative proposal […]

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More Gigaclear FTTP in Essex and spring price offer

Think Broadband | April 23, 2021, 10:19 a.m.

Little Easton in Essex is one of latest Gigaclear locations added to our broadband mapping.

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Slack’s Investigation Into Executive Highlights Diversity Challenges

The Information | April 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Earlier this week, Slack revealed that underrepresented minorities have begun leaving the company at higher rates than in the past, disclosing the trend as part of a broader report about the diversity of its workforce. It’s a particularly sensitive issue for Slack’s CEO, Stewart Butterfield, who has long been a vocal proponent of building a diverse company that includes women and people of color in key leadership roles.A recent event at Slack demonstrates the challenges the company still faces. The Information has learned that Slack in recent days concluded an investigation into the conduct of one of its vice presidents after more than a half-dozen Slack employees of color lodged complaints with its human resources department accusing the executive, a white man, of preferential treatment toward other white employees, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The investigation, which started about a month ago and was conducted by a third-party firm, cleared the executive of the discrimination charges, according to the person.

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Pandemic adds new wrinkles and complexities to cable network capacity planning

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

New CommScope data provides a fresh view into the traffic demands driven by the pandemic, particularly in the upstream. But the pandemic will also alter the way cable ops plan to stay ahead of the capacity curve.

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Podcast: MyBundle.TV coaches viewers on cutting the pay-TV cord

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

CEO Jason Cohen examines drivers behind the cord-cutting trend, and shares why many viewers are still holding out with traditional pay-TV services.

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Oscars 2021: Time to Watch Yet Another Covid-Era Awards Show

Wired | April 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Part of this year’s event will be held at a train station. Frankly, that tracks.

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It’s Official: Apple Is Now a Silicon Company

Wired | April 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Plus: A conversation with Steve Jobs, how Facebook can fix its reputation, and the week in cyclones.

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Forget the Super League, this is the bizarre story of football's first foreign owner - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 9:10 a.m.

Long before the profit-hungry Super League, the first American owner in English soccer rescued a dying club -- or so it seemed.

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Eurobites: UK spy chief says Huaweigate is just the start of it

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 9:10 a.m.

Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Ericsson, ATU tackle spectrum issues in Africa; UK's mobile minnows put big fish to shame; Proximus' 5G innovation platform is up and running.

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Bluebird se asocia con Autofleet y ABeam para optimizar y ampliar una de las mayores flotas de taxis de Asia

Business Wire | April 23, 2021, 9:02 a.m.

SINGAPUR--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluebird Group (Bluebird), uno de los principales operadores de taxis de Indonesia, se ha asociado con Autofleet y ABeam Consulting para dar soporte a su flota nacional de más de 23.000 vehículos con la plataforma de "vehículo como servicio" de Autofleet. Bluebird y Autofleet han firmado un acuerdo comercial para la gestión de vehículos en Yakarta y sus alrededores, que se espera que comience ya en el segundo trimestre de 2021. Gracias a la plataforma Autofleet, Blueb

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The pandemic of despair: How COVID changed our mental health - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

The coronavirus is inflicting emotional wounds around the world that may take decades to heal.

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Chill. The iMac charging cable is a reasonable design, not proprietary nonsense - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

Commentary: Moving the power brick and Ethernet port onto the charging cable makes the iMac pleasingly thin.

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Best Mother's Day 2021 gifts under $50 - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

Find something great for the mother figure in your life -- or, you know, your actual mom.

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COVID-19 vaccine blood clots: Should you be concerned? - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine has been paused over concerns of blood clots. Here's the real amount of risk.

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Micro-mobility Leader, Helbiz, Announces Launch of E-bikes in Cesena, Italy

Business Wire | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

CESENA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility that is the business combination target of GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: GRNV), today announced that it will launch its fleet of electric bikes in Cesena, Italy. Starting with 60 e-bikes, the fleet will gradually increase to 400 in the coming weeks, allowing citizens to move in a convenient, sustainable and safe way. "We are happy to see the continued interest from citizens towards our micro-mobility service acro

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WiCipedia: Climate tech needs more women on its team

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

This week in our WiC roundup: Women's role in climate tech; how Black women are affected by AI; Women in Tech's monumental pandemic growth; and more.

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Talking Brains, Hardware, and Privacy With Facebook’s AR Guru

Wired | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

This week, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the head of Facebook Reality Labs, joins us to talk about how his team is thinking about the future of mixed reality.

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I Think You Should Leave Was Right About Everything

Wired | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

Two years ago, WIRED referred to Tim Robinson’s Netflix sketch series as not “particularly good.” We regret the error.

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