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Updates From Evil Dead Rise, Stargirl, and More
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Updates From Evil Dead Rise, Stargirl, and More

One day, we’ll have press pictures from Evil Dead Rise to use instead of all these pictures of Ash. But not today.Image: Starz Rob Zombie continues to share teases from his Munsters reboot. The Dexter revival continues to inexplicably bring back familiar faces. Plus, what’s next on Kung Fu and Fort Salem. To me, my...

This Fully Electric Tugboat Will Have Absolutely Massive Battery Packs
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This Fully Electric Tugboat Will Have Absolutely Massive Battery Packs

Electric tugboats could be a “game changer.” Electric Tug Shipbuilder Crowley Maritime Corp announced this week that it’s building and operating the first ever all-electric tugboat in the United States. The 82-foot, zero emissions escort tug, called “eWolf,” will eventually start serving the port of San Diego some time in mid-2023. Switching tugboats to electric...

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Zūm wants to use its electric school buses to send power back to the electrical grid

Zūm, the startup that provides child transportation for school districts and families, is aiming to use its fleet of electric school buses to deliver power back to grid when it’s needed most.  The company is partnering with AutoGrid, which provides energy management and distribution software, to transform Zūm’s fleet of electric school buses into one...

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Credit Suisse leads $20M Series A in data extraction startup Daloopa

Daloopa closed on a $20 million Series A round, led by Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors, to continue developing its data extraction technology for financial institutions, which is now being expanded globally. When company co-founder and CEO Thomas Li worked as a hedge fund analyst, he often performed repetitive data extraction in order to...

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Ireland must ‘swiftly’ investigate legality of Facebook-WhatsApp data-sharing, says EDPB

Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union must “swiftly” investigate the legality of data-sharing related to a controversial WhatsApp policy update, following an order by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). We’ve reached out to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) for a response. Updated terms had been set to be imposed upon users of...

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Netradyne raises $150M in Series C to improve commercial driver safety

Netradyne, a startup that uses cameras and edge computing to improve commercial driver safety, has scored $150 million in Series C funding. The fresh cash will help the company double down on its current product, Driveri, according to Avneesh Agrawal, CEO and co-founder. Agrawal told TechCrunch the company is very confident in its product, which...

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In scientific first, brain implant turns paralyzed man’s thoughts into ‘speech’

While Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup screws around with gamer monkeys, another team of scientists has reached a true milestone in neuroprosthetics: enabling a man who can’t speak to generate sentences with his mind. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) achieved the feat using an implant that decodes full sentences from brain activity. They tested...

What a new book reveals about Facebook and Russian interference
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What a new book reveals about Facebook and Russian interference

As the second season of the great 2000s crime drama The Wire begins, Baltimore police detective Jimmy McNulty finds himself on a boat. After spending the previous season sounding the alarm about local drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, to the indifference and annoyance of his various superiors, McNulty is exiled to the city’s marine unit. (His...