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Uber is selling off its self-driving car group
  Uber is selling its self-driving car division to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora. People familiar with the deal say Uber will invest $400 million in Aurora and end up with a 26% stake in the company. Like every transportation company, Uber has been struggling during the pandemic (it cut 25% of its staff). Uber says Continue Reading →
Digital Audience
The Consumer Electronics Show has evolved so far beyond its consumer electronics roots that it is now just called CES. Over the years, the show has grown into the world’s most important annual technology trade event, featuring close to 4,000 exhibitors and attracting over 170,000 attendees. But times have changed. Due to the pandemic, CES 2021 will be “all-digital.” Which raises the question, does CES still matter? Continue Reading →

My Banned Word List

Banned Words
Here is a list of buzzwords, biz speak, and hipster droppings that should be banned from every business meeting forevermore. Does the following sound familiar? Continue Reading →

5 Tips to Level Up Your WFH

5 Tips to Level Up Your WFH
Want to spend less time on your computer during the pandemic and beyond? Here are five productivity tools I use every day along with some tips on how to get the most out of them. Continue Reading →

Alexa Gets More Talkative

The official title of the Amazon Science blog is "Alexa gets better at predicting customers’ goals," but you should read this as, "The Turing test is not for machines to pass, but for humans to fail." Continue Reading →

The Future of Mac

Apple's new MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air, and Mac mini look awesome, as awesome as anything I've ever seen from Apple. One more thing: don't buy them... yet. Continue Reading →
Amazon
In a statement published Tuesday, the European Commission said it took issue with Amazon using independent sellers’ data to benefit its own retail business. It also announced a second formal investigation into Amazon’s e-commerce processes. Should Amazon be able to analyze data it gathers from its vast number of third-party sellers to help it create Continue Reading →

Check Your Ballot Status

Vote
If you voted by mail, you can Google "check ballot status." Google is doing a pretty good job of surfacing the correct local links to this query. There is no central voter database, so I put the links for every state I could find here. Continue Reading →

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