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Building racial and social equity into mobility: What can Ford do about it?

Over the past century, automakers helped transform US cities — in good ways and bad. The industry helped people move freely, and it delivered good-paying jobs. At the same time, it profited off a network of highways that cut through cities, breaking apart communities of color.  Now that the auto industry is at a turning…

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Climb Aboard Horror Express

Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas in a heated Horror Express moment.Screenshot: Arrow VideoThe April 29 addition of Horror Express to Shudder’s online catalogue can’t be a coincidence—that’s the same day the streamer’s hit anthology series Creepshow aired its second season finale, “Night of the Living Late Show,” featuring a character who’s obsessed with… Horror Express.Horror…

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Ohio senator uses Zoom background to try to hide the fact he’s driving

On the same day a distracted driving bill was introduced, state Senator Andrew Brenner participated in a government video meeting while driving. While that’s ironic enough, the best part was that he used a Zoom background to try and disguise the fact he was driving. Because, ya know, everybody wears a seat belt at home…

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Value Stream Management: Why Talk About It Now?

Stay on Top of Enterprise Technology Trends. Get updates impacting your industry from our GigaOm Research Community Software innovation and delivery are on the top of just about any forward-thinking executive’s priority list these days, and businesses are doubling down on software optimization development efforts. Value stream management (VSM)—a lean business practice that allows for…

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Qualcomm chips in hundreds of millions of Android phones have a critical security flaw

Why it matters: There are over 3 billion smartphone users around the world and almost a third of those devices use Qualcomm modems that have a large number of vulnerabilities, allowing attackers to unlock your SIM and listen in on your conversations, among other things. Given the way the vast Android ecosystem works, the fix…

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Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Review

Price: £15.49 Developer: Landfall Publisher: Landfall Platform: PC Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is the perfect game to review during a particularly intense period of parenthood-induced sleep deprivation. It requires minimal focus and caters perfectly to an abridged attention span, yet from this generates a massive amount of variety, spectacle, and humour. Basically, you get a…

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Epic needs to tarnish Apple’s App Store halo

At the beginning of this week’s Epic v. Apple trial, Apple described Epic’s lawsuit as an “assault” on the entire iOS philosophy. One of the iPhone and iPad’s defining features is a curated ecosystem (or, from a different perspective, a walled garden). A loss for Apple could require it to allow side-loaded apps and alternative…

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SpaceX Starlink Speedtest results are very inconsistent

Elon Musk envisioned that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation would be able to deliver Internet to areas underserved by most carriers. The service, however, would have to cater to a broad range of users and locations located in a narrow band of areas where those satellites could actually reach. Starlink promised speeds faster than your average…

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Sharks Use the Earth’s Magnetic Field Like a Compass

Every year, great white sharks travel over 12,000 miles from South Africa to Australia, charting a nearly perfect straight line across the ocean. And every year, they turn around and travel back. There are no street signs to guide them and, for much of the journey, no stable landmarks by which they can set their…

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The Chinese video interview startup supercharging talent management with AI

Image credit: Bigstock/ imtmphoto A job interview can be a lot of work. For interviewees, it’s an intense affair. For companies looking for talent, time consuming. A Chinese startup is attempting to fix the process.  Shanghai-based LeapIn makes AI-powered video interviewing software. The company claims it can determine what qualities a company is looking for…