Ohio’s government is helping its residents switch to EVs — cutting 1,850 tons of CO2


This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. New figures show that 3,323 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold in Columbus, Ohio over the last three years, exceeding the target of 3,200. Consumer likelihood to purchase an EV also grew by more than 20 percent. The Electrification Program was developed after Smart Columbus, a public-private smart city initiative led by the City…

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For less than $6 each, get these 11 award-winner Mac apps including award-winning Parallels


TLDR: The Limited Edition Mac Bundle gathers 11 award-winning efficiency apps that will instantly upgrade the productivity, security, and versatility of your Mac. Plenty of app developers are churning out plenty of free apps to handle just about any task a Mac owner would need to perform. However, it never takes long to realize that those free apps are often limited — and if you really want to get in there and get something done fast and right, you need some top-shelf apps capable of handling the load. The Limited Edition Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Desktop ($59.99, over 90 percent…

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Report: GM adds electric van to its upcoming EV fleet in a bid to rival Tesla


Cars and vans are all slowly shifting to electric power as governments around the world tighten emissions regulations. I know it, you know it, and General Motors knows it too. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, employees from the US car making titan revealed that the company is working on a whole host of electric vehicles — at least 20 of them — for release over the next three years. [Read: Germany orders all fuel stations to provide electric charging points] The lineup also reportedly includes a commercial vehicle platform, a van in other words, that is set to rival…

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Animation is now just as accessible to produce as live action with Cartoon Animator 4


TLDR: The Complete Cartoon Animator 4 Pro Bundle can show you how to create amazing animation, even with no previous experience. The pace of technology has quickened to the point that an artist with the right know-how can shoot a movie on consumer-grade equipment that now looks almost indistinguishable from a major studio release. Heck, just pick up an iPhone and start capturing. But if you want animation…well, that isn’t quite so simple. Even with new modern advances, professional animators aren’t cheap, with even a project like a 90-second demo video costing up to $3,000. However, the technology does now…

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This tiny game runs directly in your browser’s title bar — and it’s kinda fun


I was absolutely mind-blown when I first discovered the not-so-hidden Chrome dinosaur game. I’ll never forget that moment, because I spent the next several hours playing it — without even taking a break. I just loved how simple and unassuming it was. But now I’ve found something even simpler and more unassuming. Enter TitleRun, a micro-game that exists entirely in your browser‘s title bar (not to be confused with the URL bar, which is the mistake I first made). The game works best in Chrome or Firefox on desktop, but it’ll also run on mobile. The goal is pretty simple, use…

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You could get sued for embedding Instagram posts without permission


If you have a news site or blog, with articles that have embedded Instagram posts, the post owner can sue you for breaching copyright. Shocking, right? Embedding social media posts such as tweets is a common practice, and usually, companies provide a royalty-free license to use these posts through their embed APIs. However, Instagram‘s posts might not have that kind of protection. Earlier this week, Judge Katherine Failla, dismissed an appeal from Newsweek to drop lawsuits from photographer Elliot McGucken for using his Instagram photo. As Ars Technica noted, Mashable won a similar case in April, so Newsweek had hopes of getting the same…

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How to detect unwanted bias in machine learning models


In 2016, the World Economic Forum claimed we are experiencing the fourth wave of the Industrial Revolution: automation using cyber-physical systems. Key elements of this wave include machine intelligence, blockchain-based decentralized governance, and genome editing. As has been the case with previous waves, these technologies reduce the need for human labor but pose new ethical challenges, especially for artificial intelligence development companies and their clients. The purpose of this article is to review recent ideas on detecting and mitigating unwanted bias in machine learning models. We will discuss recently created guidelines around trustworthy AI, review examples of AI bias arising…

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin on its way back to $10,000’


Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Descartes used to say: Let’s get this bread! Bitcoin price We closed the day, June 04 2020, at a price of $9,800. That’s a minor 1.49 percent increase in 24 hours, or $144. It was the highest closing price in two days. We’re still 51 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day…

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Look, I don’t care if ‘The Outer Worlds’ Switch port is bad — pump it in my veins


Today, friends, is a Good Day™: The Outer Worlds is being released on the Nintendo Switch. Excuse me while I slip into my Springsteen jeans and fist-pump for the next three hours. At this stage in the article, I assume you’re one of two types of people: you either know about The Outer Worlds or you don’t. If you’re in the former camp, I give you permission to skim over this part. Okay, so The Outer Worlds is a first-person RPG set in an alternative reality. It was released on the Xbox One and PS4 in October of last year (check out our original review here)…

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Hey snoozy Susan, here’s how to stop falling asleep at work


It’s 3pm on a Friday and you’ve had enough. Or maybe it’s just after 9am on a Monday and you’re struggling to get started, or even 12pm on a Tuesday and you’re falling asleep. Sound familiar? If so, you’re probably used to the overwhelming struggle that is trying to stay awake at your desk when you really just want to fall asleep. If it’s any consolation, you’re far from being alone. That’s why I’ve put together these few pointers to help you stay engaged, active, and awake while you’re at work. [Read: The weirdo’s guide to WFH productivity: Sanity shower, squats, and…

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