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DoorDash finally makes sure delivery drivers get your tips

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images DoorDash drivers will earn 100 percent of tips under a revamped set of rules on pay. The delivery service today announced a new tipping and earnings policy that it claims will lead to drivers earning more on average. The development comes more than a month after news reports …

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Via shares its ride-pooling technology with NYC public schools

Sponsored Links Via Modern-day ride-hailing technology will soon be used to improve the New York City school bus system. Fast Company reported today that transportation company Via — which offers on-demand ride-sharing in select cities — will license its technology to the New York City Department of Education. Via’s algorithm, which pools passengers from nearby …

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MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi

Sponsored Links Tero Vesalainen via Getty Images Is there anything more annoying that trying to watch a video on a slow internet connection shared with a bunch of other users? Skips, endless buffering, and ugly pixelation can ruin the experience of watching a movie or TV show when everyone in your house is trying to …

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After Math: Plead the fifth

Sponsored Links Comedy Central With Dave Chappelle coming back to Netflix for the one, two, three, four, fif time later this month, we’re taking a look at all of this week’s headlines that will make you want to plead against self-incrimination. Netflix’s fifth Dave Chappelle comedy special debuts August 26th Come August 26th, high school …

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Hitting the Books: How big tech might monopolize AI

Sponsored Links Jolygon via Getty Images Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget …

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Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America is no longer an empty hangar

Sponsored Links Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic has officially opened Spaceport America’s “Gateway to Space” building few months after it started moving its staff and spacecraft to the New Mexico facility. In addition, the VMS Eve has arrived at the spaceport this week, which Chief Pilot Dave Mackay says brings “Virgin Galactic closer to starting commercial …

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British Airways is offering VR entertainment on flights

Sponsored Links Nick Morrish/British Airways British Airways is set to trial VR entertainment on select first class flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK. From now until the end of the year, customers on these flights will have their own 3D cinema in the sky, and will be able to watch a variety of …

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Squishy Rubik’s Cube could help patients monitor their health

Sponsored Links The University of Texas at Austin The squishy Rubik’s Cube-like object created by a team of chemists from the US and China is more than just a puzzle toy you can play with. They used sticky self-healing hydrogel to make the 3 x 3 x 3 cube. That material causes each small cube …

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Visa Checkout to shut down in 2020

Sponsored Links Roberto Machado Noa via Getty Images Visa is completely rehauling its online payment system to add more security. 9to5 Google reports today that Visa Checkout, a competitor to Paypal which integrated with the Google Pay digital wallet, is shutting down in 2020. The move isn’t an entire surprise. Earlier this year, Visa and …

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Key U.S. election systems could have been exposed online for months

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 30 backend election systems over the last year — including some in key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin — have been left online and were susceptible to hackers. A Motherboard investigation published today revealed that systems made by ES&S, one of the largest makers of voting machines …

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