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Zippin is the first Amazon Go rival to open an automated checkout store

A Bay Area startup has launched a small public demo in San Francisco that will grow into a full-sized AI-driven convenience store in the coming months. (Read on Fast Company)

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Across Silicon Valley, cities may tax big tech to help struggling renters

San Francisco, East Palo Alto, and Google’s home of Mountain View are each putting housing assistance proposals on the November ballot. (Fast Company)

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Can emotional AI make Anki’s new robot into a lovable companion?

Known for its hyperactive toys, the company spent years developing technologies to tackle its greatest challenge yet–subtlety. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Tech firms are offering to help secure the U.S. elections for free or at a discount

From titans like Google to specialist security firms, they are offering pro-bono and discount security help to US election authorities. (Read on Fast Company.)

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3 things NASA learned after it put a supercomputer in space

The International Space Station has been hosting a system built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for the past 11 months. The initial findings, according to HPE: It works without major glitches. (Fast Company)

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Van Jones: AI jobs are a route out of poverty for urban youth

The green jobs advocate is also promoting coding and artificial intelligence careers, teaming up with Google’s AI boss Fei-Fei Li to reach minorities. (Fast Company)

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Meet the Silicon Valley socialists who are pushing a tech worker uprising

Driving the current protests against ICE and military contracts is a larger movement to transfer power from billionaires to workers and communities. (Read on Fast Company)

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Why this robo-car startup does things differently from the big boys

Hungary-based AImotive believes self-driving cars can navigate with regular cameras. It’s building a custom chip and virtual simulator to prove it. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Hulu Monthly Streaming Guide

The best new shows and movies this month on Hulu. See full story on Tom’s Guide.

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Amazon Prime Monthly Streaming Guide

The best TV shows and movies coming to Amazon this month, on Tom’s Guide.

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