Category: Technology Evolution

As schools spend big on temperature check tech, experts warn: They won’t work

The back-to-school preparations at the Sharyland Independent School District in southern Texas this year include a variety of supplies now common in daily life amid the pandemic: plastic dividers, masks and hand sanitizer.

They also include something not as common: body temperature screening terminals.

The district, which serves about 10,200 students across 13 campuses, spent more than $178,000 on 52 walk-through infrared temperature scanners from SafeCheck USA, a Miami-based company that launched about six months ago. The school district made the purchase without testing the technology after watching a demonstration over Zoom, Assistant Superintendent Ismael Gonzalez said.

“We are looking

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Should I Avoid Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP)?

How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of capital and have to conduct due diligence while choosing their next pick. They don’t always get it right, but, on average, their stock picks historically generated strong returns after adjusting for known risk factors. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the recent

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Why Portland Just Passed the Strictest Facial Recognition Ban in the U.S.

Photo credit: Spencer Whalen / EyeEm - Getty Images
Photo credit: Spencer Whalen / EyeEm – Getty Images

From Popular Mechanics

  • Portland City Council has passed one of the most severe facial recognition bans in the U.S.

  • Along with prohibiting city bureaus from using the technology, the ordinance will also apply to private companies and governments—not private citizens.

  • Amid the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, surveillance has become a renewed topic of interest as facial recognition software often exhibits racial bias.

In a landmark move, Portland, Oregon, has enacted the nation’s most stringent, sweeping facial recognition ban. On Wednesday, city council unanimously passed two new ordinances that prohibit both

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Is DXC Technology Company (DXC) A Good Stock To Buy?

How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of capital and have to conduct due diligence while choosing their next pick. They don’t always get it right, but, on average, their stock picks historically generated strong returns after adjusting for known risk factors. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the recent

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SmileDirectClub Executives Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are Amid Covid-19

SmileDirectClub Inc. Executives Recently Bought $15 Million Worth of Shares in the Company

By Jarrett Banks and John Jannarone

The Covid-19 pandemic has been accelerating change across a broad swath of industries, including orthodontics, and teledentistry has proven the safest and most convenient way to improve smiles. The increasing adoption of the technology has been a big reason for optimism in Nashville-based SmileDirectClub Inc. (NASDAQ: SDC), which sells teeth-straightening products for a fraction of the price of traditional orthodontics.

So much so that on Aug. 31, Chief Executive Officer David B. Katzman bought $10.3 million of shares, according to a

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