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Ed Vasicek: The problems of modern technology |  opinion

Ed Vasicek: The problems of modern technology | opinion

The golden rule of social media is, “Tweet others how you want to be tweeted.” Today’s column will explore some of the problems modern technology brings. Let’s start trolling. What is trolling? “A troll is Internet slang for a person who intentionally attempts to incite conflict, animosity, or disputes in an online social community. Platforms …

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Cruise server crash causes blockages of self-driving cars on San Francisco streets

Cruise server crash causes blockages of self-driving cars on San Francisco streets

picture: Chevy On June 28, the streets of San Francisco came to a standstill as self-driving Chevrolet Bolts operated by Cruise, GM’s self-driving company, stood motionless at red lights and in the middle of crosswalks. The cars had no drivers and trapped people in traffic and passengers in the vehicles alike. So what happened? Wired …

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San Francisco’s slow recovery from Covid is a struggle for small businesses

San Francisco’s slow recovery from Covid is a struggle for small businesses

An Airbnb-funded billboard shows opposition to Proposition F in downtown San Francisco, California. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Marshall Luck’s chiropractic and massage practice in downtown San Francisco weathered the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to government stimulus money and high levels of debt. But well over two years since lockdowns swept the city, its …

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Self-healing coating could remove car scratches with sunlight

Self-healing coating could remove car scratches with sunlight

“Self-healing surface of a model car after scratches in focused sunlight with a magnifying glass (above) or direct sunlight (below).”picture: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen protector for your entire car, a new protective layer developed by researchers Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology could actually go a step further than …

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Lawmakers expand mental health services |  Boston

Lawmakers expand mental health services | Boston

BOSTON — Health insurers would need to cover same-day mental health services under a proposal awaiting action from Gov. Charlie Baker aimed at breaking down barriers to care and improving behavioral health services. The bill, sent to Baker’s desk by the state Legislature on Monday, would require insurers to cover annual mental health exams, similar …

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