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08 Jan 2019

Cashierless Shopping

With the introduction of online shopping, many brick-and-mortar retailers have noticed a decline in sales – primarily because if the same product can be ordered, and the need isn’t immediate, many would rather pay a minimal fee than wait in line. However, many retailers are now implementing programs or apps that allow for cashier-less checkout – simply grab whats needed and go! Amazon is leading the shift towards more innovative physical locations with their offset Amazon Go. As described on their […]

27 Dec 2018

Google Employees Release Statement Condemning Dragonfly

On Tuesday, more than 200 Google employees spoke out against their employer in an open letter that urged the company to drop Project Dragonfly: a censored search engine designed for the Chinese government that enables state surveillance. “Our opposition to Dragonfly is not about China: we object to technologies that aid the powerful in oppressing the vulnerable, wherever they may be,” employees write in “Google Employees Against Dragonfly” – a letter published on Medium. The letter also states that employees have […]

21 Dec 2018

Autonomous Vehicles: Congress’s last push for legislation before year’s end

An autonomous car is a vehicle that can guide itself without human conduction – this kind of vehicle has become a concrete reality in recent years and may pave the way for future vehicles driven by computers. By one count, around 46 companies are piloting autonomous vehicles in cities across the country and the world. U.S.News reports, “Fifty percent of large American cities are now exploring how to integrate self-driving vehicles into their long-range transportation plans – up from under […]

27 Nov 2018

Logitech Ends Plantronics Acquisition Negotiations

Logitech, the Swiss keyboard and webcam manufacturer, and Plantronics, the US Bluetooth and headset creator, have recently revealed acquisition plans ended in the negotiation phase. Reuters reported on negotiations between the two tech companies last Friday, talks were then confirmed on Sunday, but by Monday plans had been terminated. According to sources close to NDTV, Logitech’s board ended negotiations over price disagreements despite Plantronics having opened its books to Logitech on the basis of an offer by Logitech that was well in […]