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Schools face a funding crunch — and rising technology costs

SAN FRANCISCO — The public schools in Oakland, California, are still figuring out what their plans will look like for restarting classes this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, but they know this much: they’re expecting to have to pay more for technology, either for distance-learning or costs associated with the reopenings themselves.

“If we did not have technology, across the board — for classroom learning, district operations, staff connecting with each other — we wouldn’t really be able to do much of anything,” Susan Beltz, chief technology officer for the Oakland Unified School District, said.

That is putting a new

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This Face Mask’s Cooling Technology Makes It a Must-Own for Summer

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It’s been hot lately. Like, really hot. Summer comes at you fast, no matter how prepared you think you are. And this year we’ve had to deal with adding an extra element of fabric to our daily ensembles: face masks. We understand their importance, of course, and are dedicated to wearing them while out in public, but

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Detroit police challenged over face recognition flaws, bias

A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police. And for the department to abandon its use of the controversial technology.

The complaint by Robert Williams is a rare challenge from someone who not only experienced an erroneous face recognition hit, but was able to discover that it was responsible for his subsequent legal troubles.

The Wednesday complaint filed on Williams’ behalf alleges that his Michigan driver license photo — kept in a statewide image repository — was incorrectly flagged

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15 retailers that are selling fabric face masks

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As COVID-19 continues to heavily impact our world, our daily lives continue to change. From us respecting stay-at-home orders to turning our planned outings into staycations and spending time with loved ones virtually, people all over the world are doing their part to flatten the curve. To help combat the virus, more and more retailers are starting to

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