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Month: June 2021 (Page 1 of 18)

Ford Bronco production cut as F-150, Maverick and more see factory delays

Ford is hitting pause on Bronco production, part of a range-spanning delay which will see F-150, Ranger, and Explorer manufacturing disrupted in July and August 2021. The automaker has already been forced to adjust production earlier in the year over semiconductor shortages, and today announced further bottlenecks that could hamper supplies of its most popular cars and trucks. For the … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/ford-bronco-production-cut-as-f-150-maverick-and-more-see-factory-delays-30680624/
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Maine bans facial recognition technology from schools and most police work

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Maine has passed the strongest statewide law regulating government use of facial recognition to date. The state’s House and Senate voted unanimously in favor of rules that prohibit law enforcement from using the technology unless they have probable cause that an unidentified person in an image committed a serious crime. Once the law goes into effect later this year, it will also limit how police conduct facial ID searches. They won’t have direct access to the tech. Instead, they’ll need to go through the FBI and Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in the few instances where they’re sanctioned to use it.

Additionally, the law affords citizens the right to sue the state if they believe a government agency has used the technology unlawfully. It also prohibits Maine from deploying facial recognition systems in schools, and mandates that both Maine State Police and the BMV will need to maintain public records of search requests from law enforcement.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the bill “stands in sharp contrast” to Washington state’s SB 6280, the only other statewide law in the US governing the use of facial recognition. That bill was sponsored and primarily written by a current Microsoft employee. It has also been criticized by privacy advocates for giving police too many opportunities to use the technology for surveillance purposes. 

Source: https://www.engadget.com/maine-facial-recognition-law-191252742.html?src=rss
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How to Add or Subtract Dates in Microsoft Excel

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Adjusting dates on a spreadsheet can be cumbersome. Rather than digging out your calendar to count days or months, you can adjust dates right in Microsoft Excel with simple addition or subtraction.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/731002/how-to-add-or-subtract-dates-in-microsoft-excel/
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Slack Goes from Replacing Email to Replacing Discord with These New Features

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Slack is adding a ton of new features to its repertoire, including a few that you actually asked for. Most of these new features aim to emulate the in-person work environment (but really just emulate Discord), while others bring straightforward improvements to the Slack interface. Here’s a rundown.

Slack Huddles: Always-Open Audio Chatrooms


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Here’s my pitch for Slack Huddles—it’s like Discord, or Clubhouse, or the voice chat thing that Twitter is trying to do. Basically, Slack Huddles is an always-available audio chatroom. Employees can come or go at any time, allowing you to hash things out with your coworkers and bypass the time-consuming Zoom call.

Huddles includes options for video chat and screen sharing, though it’s really an audio-first feature. It could come in handy when you need to round up the gang for a quick brainstorm, and although I’m poking fun at it, Huddles does seem like a genuinely useful feature.

Slack says that Huddles is currently rolling out to paid teams. Depending on how long its rollout takes, you might need to wait awhile before hosting your first Slack huddle.

Video, Voice, and Screen Recordings: Skip the Typing


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Sometimes, you need to express your feelings without the awkward barrier of text-based chat. That’s why Slack now allows you to record video or audio messages for your coworkers. Just press the camera icon in the message field, choose an audio or video message, and hit the ground running.

Oddly enough, this new audio and video messaging feature includes a built-in screen recorder. You can quickly record something on your screen to show coworkers, such as a broken webpage or a few slides from a PowerPoint presentation.

But the best part of this feature is actually Slack’s improved playback software. You can speed up or slow down any video dropped into Slack, or check automatically generated transcripts (which are keyword-searchable and archived for posterity).

Voice, video and screen recordings are coming to paid teams over the coming months.

Slack Atlas: Detailed Info on Employee’s Roles


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Joining a new Slack team can be incredibly confusing, especially when you’re still learning everybody’s role in the company. Slack Atlas adds extra details to everyone’s profile, including a company hierarchy tree, so you can quickly understand who’s who.

Unfortunately, Atlas is an additional purchase that’s only offered to select Business+ and Enterprise Grid customers.

Slack Scheduled Messages: FINALLY!


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Announced earlier this month, Slack is finally rolling out its long-awaited Scheduled Messages feature. Yes, you can type out a message, set a date and time for it to send, and schedule the dang thing. You can even use Scheduled Messages to send out photos, videos, or screen recordings—whatever your heart desires!

Scheduled Messages is rolling out for all Slack teams, not just the paid ones. You can access it from the expandable toolbar next to the Send Message button.

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/90627/slack-goes-from-replacing-email-to-replacing-discord-with-these-new-features/
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Parrot Anafi Ai is a 4G drone with striking style and 3D vision

Parrot has a new drone, but the French company would really rather you think of the new Anafi Ai as a 4G-connected flying robot. Tapping cellular data for better, broader range, and a new 3D vision system for obstacle avoidance, Anafi Ai’s other big boast is an open-source platform that effectively turns the drone into a flying computer for surveys, … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/parrot-anafi-ai-is-a-4g-drone-with-striking-style-and-3d-vision-30680554/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Davies

Why Does Windows 11 Need TPM 2.0?

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Windows 11 requires a PC with TPM 2.0. So does your PC have TPM 2.0, TPM 1.2, or none of the above? Did your PC come with TPM disabled in its BIOS? Do you need to buy a TPM hardware module? And why does Windows even need a TPM in the first place?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/738163/why-does-windows-11-need-tpm-2.0/
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E-Legend EL1 Concept harks back to four-wheel rally machines of yore

German startup E-Legend has created a performance electric car that draws inspiration from the glorious days of rallying – notably Audi’s all-conquering Quattro S1, the first all-wheel-drive rally car to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC). E-Legend chose some big shoes to fill for its incoming electric concept. For those old enough to remember, Audi took home three WRC … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/e-legend-el1-concept-harks-back-to-four-wheel-rally-machines-of-yore-30680521/
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