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We are blaming it on the virus. But it seems, in hindsight, as if we were anticipating this moment in time, when we could be forced to withdraw from other fellow beings. The proof is the technologies and devices we invented. On the surface, they may have seemed to be about more …

“Clearview violates that right to a massive degree,” said Rebecca Glenberg, senior supervising attorney at the ACLU of Illinois. “It essentially creates a face template, which is a biometric identifier, for every person whose image is publicly available on the internet — whether they posted it themselves, someone else posted it. Whether they even know …

Michael Margolies’ job as a delivery driver often has him on the road. But the 24-year-old from Portland found himself on an unusual four-hour round trip to Bangor early Thursday morning for his first COVID-19 vaccine. He did not want to waste time hunting for a shot after Gov. Janet Mills opened vaccine eligibility to …

The pandemic has changed how we do business. What things are here to stay and what things will go back to the way they were? How is your business planning to evolve? We’ll talk with local businesses to see what they have learned during the pandemic that will improve their businesses going forward. Topics:• How …

Tech Frontiers For The Next Normal: The Best Of The OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute | OPEN MINDS By Monica E. Oss Vladimir Lenin said, “There are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen.” For the past 50+ weeks of the pandemic, a lot has happened …

  5:13 PM / February 19, 2021 Texas governor says about 165,000 households don’t have power Texas Governor Greg Abbott said about 165,000 households across the state don’t have electricity because of downed power lines or because residences need to be manually reconnected to the power system. “There are no longer any residential power outages …

Every year around this time we make our annual digital transformation predictions for the coming year, but this time it’s different as we have not only witnessed a global pandemic disrupting lives and upending industries, but also a wave of digital transformation like never before. Businesses have fast-tracked their digitisation journey and operations by at …

Read Article By Sunil Dhar, President of Renesas Electronics Singapore In 2020, the world underwent a major disruption with unknown long-term effects on global economies and the health and well-being of citizens around the world. We’ve already experienced forced lockdowns, with some slowly being lifted region by region. Very rarely in history has a disease …

A new wave of automobiles is coming, and they will be filled with groundbreaking technology. Karl Brauer, automotive expert and executive analyst at iSeeCars.com Auto expert shares how the ‘cars of the future’ meet our need for comfort and flexibility in today’s increasingly virtual world. He also shared top trends that will impact our new daily routines and …

Uptown Station is at 11 Uptown Circle, Normal. A new tree inventory software shows location, species and height of nearly 12,000 trees in Normal. The software is a culmination of a recent tree inventory conducted by the …