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Unicorns are ready for a haircut – TechCrunch

Unicorns are ready for a haircut – TechCrunch

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops are now a business proposition valued at nearly a billion dollars. Squire is a back-end barbershop management tool for independent businesses. I first covered it …

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3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year

3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year

Enlarge / 2007-era Kindles had a pretty good fourteen-year run—but we imagine there are some 2016-era Kindle Oasis (8th-gen) owners feeling pretty salty about their free 3G broadband going away right now. This Wednesday, Amazon sent a notification email to customers who bought early Kindle e-readers. First- and second-generation Kindle …

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48 civil rights and advocacy groups join in asking the FTC to ban corporate facial surveillance technology, continuous corporate surveillance of public space (Edward Ongweso Jr/VICE)

48 civil rights and advocacy groups join in asking the FTC to ban corporate facial surveillance technology, continuous corporate surveillance of public space (Edward Ongweso Jr/VICE)

Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE: 48 civil rights and advocacy groups join in asking the FTC to ban corporate facial surveillance technology, continuous corporate surveillance of public space  —  The open letter uses Amazon as a case study to argue that corporate surveillance technologies cause immense harm and fall under …

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Google’s Parent Alphabet to Launch Robotics Firm Intrinsic

Google’s Parent Alphabet to Launch Robotics Firm Intrinsic

Intrinsic develops software tools designed to make industrial robots Known as Alphabet’s “Moonshot Factory”, X is a research and development unit that acts as a nursery for the company’s many offshoot projects, such as Waymo, Wing, Makani, Loon and others. Reuters Last Updated:July 25, 2021, 12:02 IST FOLLOW US ON: …

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