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Proposed NYC law would require drone inspections for building complaints

Sponsored Links Drew Angerer/Getty Images Drones could soon be key to keeping New Yorkers safe from crumbling architecture. Members of the New York City Council have proposed legislation that would require drone inspections within 48 hours of a complaint or confirmed violation. A robotic vehicle (not the Mavic 2 Pro pictured) would use infrared and …

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Regulators are the only ones who can save us from distracted drivers

I ride my trusty Vespa scooter all around San Francisco. In the Bay Area, it’s more convenient for getting around than a car, and I can park almost anywhere. Riding on two wheels places you above most drivers and makes you hyperaware of others on the road, and what I see more often than not …

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State ignored worker death to lure Amazon business, report says

Enlarge / The Amazon logo at the entrance of a logistics center in France, July 2019. Denis Charlet | AFP | Getty Reports of poor and unsafe working conditions within Amazon’s sprawling web of warehouses have been surfacing for years. A new report alleges that not only did conditions in one Indiana warehouse lead to …

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Bird offers scooter credits when you take ‘helmet selfies’

Sponsored Links Bird Scooter sharing companies have tried numerous ways of promoting helmet use, but Bird is trying a particularly direct method — good, old-fashioned rewards. The service has introduced a “Helmet Selfie” feature that offers perks in return for snapping a photo of yourself wearing a helmet at the end of your trip. Computer …

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Microsoft patent application describes a vibrating floor mat for VR

Sponsored Links Microsoft/United States Patent and Trademark Office Microsoft has filed a patent for a floor mat that could prevent you from crashing into furniture while you’re exploring new worlds in virtual reality. It’s also an indicator the company is still interested in bringing VR to the Xbox ecosystem, after it axed virtual reality plans …

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Hundreds of “banned” goods still for sale on Amazon, report finds

Enlarge / A drone with an Amazon package floats in front of the Amazon logistics center in Leipzig, Germany, 28 October 2014. Amazon did not comment on whether drones will fuel this default one-day speed boost for paying Amazon Prime subscribers’ deliveries. Alamy / dpa Picture Alliance Amazon is by far the biggest US online …

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Tesla in Moscow crashes into tow truck while on Autopilot

Sponsored Links Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS via Getty Images Another Tesla crash might serve as a reminder that Autopilot isn’t flawless. Driver Alexi Tretyakov reported that his EV (said to be a Model 3) crashed into a parked tow truck on Moscow’s Ring Road while Autopilot was active. The owner said the August 10th incident …

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Swap and Track BCH on the New Shapeshift Suite for Noncustodial Crypto Management

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Shapeshift, the company that allows traders worldwide to exchange hundreds of cryptocurrency pairs launched its new crypto platform that now offers an integrated suite of digital asset management in a noncustodial fashion. The firm believes the latest release offers a true end-to-end solution that aims to bolster free market finance.</strong> Also Read: …

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Keep Your Money and Passport Safe With Products You Can Buy With BCH

</header> <strong>In this day and age, carrying your wallet, passport and mobile phone inside the inner pocket of your jacket is simply not enough to protect your assets. Thankfully, there’s a company called Tarriss which offers products designed to secure both your digital cash and personal data. It sells them for cryptocurrency and it takes …

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