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UK court rules Deliveroo couriers aren’t employees

After several rounds in court, Amazon-backed food delivery service Deliveroo has won the right to continue classifying its couriers as self-employed. The case concerned the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain’s attempt to unionize a portion of the service’s delivery riders operating around Camden. While law obviously differs between the US and UK, a similar […]

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TCL’s wearable display glasses will go on sale in July starting in Australia

TCL says its wearable display will go on sale in July starting in Australia for $899 AUD (about $680 US), with more markets to follow. The company has been teasing the concept for a couple of years now and showed it off earlier this year at virtual CES. TCL calls it NxtWear G and emphasizes […]

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Google delays blocking third-party cookies in Chrome until 2023

Google is announcing today that it is delaying its plans to phase out third-party cookies in the Chrome browser until 2023, a year or so later than originally planned. Other browsers like Safari and Firefox have already implemented some blocking against third-party tracking cookies, but Chrome is the most-used desktop browser, and so its shift […]

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Volvo won’t charge extra for its upcoming electric vehicles with lidar sensors

Volvo plans on offering the lidar — and artificial intelligence-powered safety features — of its upcoming electric vehicle as standard, but the Swedish automaker plans on charging extra for its semi-autonomous systems, like the hands-free Highway Pilot. Volvo’s fully electric successor to the XC90 SUV, to be revealed in 2022, will have two new components […]

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Beeple and the founder of Pitchfork are launching an NFT site where you can buy moments in time

After selling an NFT for $69 million in March, Beeple is making his next big move in the digital art space: he’s launching an NFT platform that’ll sell “iconic” moments in time. The platform, called Wenew, is co-founded by Beeple and some longtime collaborators. They’re also bringing on Ryan Schreiber, the founder of Pitchfork, as […]

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Google Is Bringing This Quirky Feature To Give Its Find My Device An Edge Over Apple’s Find My Network

Google’s Find My Device app is the company’s competitor to Apple’s ‘Find My’ network. Among the two, Apple’s Find My network is considered the better version of the software as it helps locate not just one’s iPhone, but their iPad, their Apple Watch, their AirPods, iPod, and other Apple devices. And with the launch of […]

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Rembrandt’s Night Watch uncropped by AI 300 years after it was trimmed

A mixture of artificial intelligence and painstaking research has allowed researchers to restore Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Night Watch to its original size, the Associated Press reports, centuries after it was trimmed down to fit in a smaller wall. The work was conducted as part of the Operation Night Watch project, and the results are […]