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California legislators stealthily ‘eviscerate’ state’s net neutrality bill – TechCrunch

A group of legislators in California have sneakily but comprehensively “eviscerated” the state’s imminent net neutrality bill, removing a huge amount of protections in a set of last-minute amendments. State Senator Scott Wiener called the hostile rework of the bill “outrageous.” California’s net neutrality bill has...

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Why are clouds disappearing in coastal Southern California?

[ad_1] Clouds above Los Angeles are vanishing. A new study recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters suggests that summer clouds over Southern California have dwindled as both increasing temperatures and heat-radiated from urban sprawl have driven clouds away. “Cloud cover is plummeting in southern coastal...

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Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S. – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the market for location-based gaming. It’s one of several companies (many based in...

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Code for America wants to clear 250,000 marijuana convictions

[ad_1] Over the years Jennifer Pahlka has listened as discouraged people across America shared their stories of missed employment, education, financial, and housing opportunities with her. She’s comforted these individuals, gotten to know them, and learned that past marijuana convictions follow them in ways that...

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Does Google’s Duplex violate two-party consent laws? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Google’s Duplex, which calls businesses on your behalf and imitates a real human, ums and ahs included, has sparked a bit of controversy among privacy advocates. Doesn’t Google recording a person’s voice and sending it to a datacenter for analysis violate two-party consent...

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Starbucks apologizes for racial slur written on Latino customer’s cup

[ad_1] Starbucks issues yet another apology related to racist behavior exhibited by employees.Image: James Leynse/Getty ImagesBy Nicole Gallucci2018-05-18 15:33:21 UTC Less than two weeks before Starbucks is set to close its 8,000 company-owned stores for an afternoon of racial-bias training, the company issued yet another...

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Glowing, bioluminescent waves crash on beaches in California

[ad_1] Bioluminesence off the coast of Torrey Pines, California.Image:  Jesse Bowen/ IG: @therealjbowenBy Mark Kaufman2018-05-13 08:00:00 -0400 Without notice, the waters off of California beaches will sometimes transform into a rusty-red color, driving surfers away.  It's a massive, unpredictable bloom of single-celled, red plankton, and after...

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In a bid to corner supply, Bird locks in exclusive deals with the biggest scooter vendors – TechCrunch

[ad_1] It seems like all is fair in love and scooter wars. In the battle royal to become the last dock-less scooter startup standing (and un-besmirched by poop), Bird has inked what it is characterizing as exclusive deals with Ninebot (the parent company of Segway) and...

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Esports Overwatch League heads to hipster Brooklyn for its finals – TechCrunch

[ad_1] What could be more perfect than moving the inaugural championship finals for an eSports league from its Los Angeles home to Brooklyn? For Overwatch League, the esports conference created by fiat from Activision Blizzard, the move is the first step in its plans for housing...

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