Amazon is reportedly testing its cashier-less technology in larger stores

Amazon is reportedly testing its cashier-less technology in larger stores

Amazon might be aiming to scale up its cashier-less stores, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which says that the company is testing the technology in larger stores. In January, Amazon opened its first cashier-less store in Seattle, which was followed by additional locations in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco. Those stores use cameras and software to detect what items customers pick up and charges them accordingly, allowing them to forgo the…

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George H.W Bush was a champion for people with disabilities

George H.W Bush was a champion for people with disabilities

As both a vice president and later as commander in chief, Bush helped oversee the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday age 94, was probably best remembered, legislatively, for his 1990 budget deal. But for many in the disability community, he is remembered for another bill passed that year: The Americans with Disabilities Act. A monumental piece of legislation that prohibited discrimination of those with physical and…

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Nexstar will acquire Tribune Media for $4.1 billion

Nexstar will acquire Tribune Media for $4.1 billion

Reuters reports that Nexstar Media Group has agreed to acquire the Tribune Media Company for $4.1 billion, which will make the combined company the largest television station operator in America. The deal could be announced on Monday. Based in Irving, Texas, Nexstar is presently the second-largest local television station owner in the country, just behind Sinclair. Should the acquisition go through, Nexstar would become the largest local TV operator in the US. Sources tell Reuters…

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Why the Ebola outbreak in DRC is so difficult to contain

Why the Ebola outbreak in DRC is so difficult to contain

The WHO’s top emergency responder explains why the outbreak is now the second largest in history. GENEVA — An Ebola epidemic that experts are calling “exceptionally dangerous” is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, there have been more than 420 cases and 240 deaths, which makes it the largest outbreak of Ebola since the 2014-2016 West Africa outbreak that killed 11,000. It’s also the second-largest Ebola outbreak on record. Humans have tangled…

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