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  1. Ba da ba ba bah, McDonald’s is capturing and storing biometric data on its customers without their knowledge or consent. Per a report from The Register, McDonald’s may be facing a class action lawsuit after an Illinois customer sued the mega-corporation for allegedly violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA): (The plaintiff) sued McDonald’s … on behalf of himself and all other affected residents of Illinois. He claimed the fast-chow biz has broken BIPA by not obtaining written consent from its customers to collect and process their voice data. Illinois has some of the stiffest biometric privacy laws in…

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  2. The Perseverance rover has beamed back a stunning collection of the sights and sounds on Mars since it touched down in February, and its latest footage is the most entrancing yet. NASA has released an interactive 360-degree panorama of the red planet, which was captured by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z stereo imaging system. The space agency says the 2.4-billion-pixel image is a blend of 992 separate images of the Van Zyl Overlook. The pictures were taken between April 15 and 26, while Perseverance waited for the Ingenuity helicopter to complete its first flights on Mars. The image of Perseverance, however, was taken on an earlier date, and…

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  3. Weeks after a study revealed that Amazon warehouse workers are injured at higher rates than staff at rival firms, the company has revealed it’s testing new robots designed to improve employee safety. The e-commerce giant has ingratiatingly named two of the bots after Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie. Bert is an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) that’s built to navigate through Amazon facilities. In the future, the company envisions the bot carrying large and heavy items or carts across a site, reducing the strain on its human coworkers. Ernie, meanwhile, is a workstation system that removes totes from robotic shelves and then deliveries them…

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  4. Demand for EVs in the UK’s leasing sector has for the first time surpassed that of diesel-powered cars, data from Leasing.com reveals. The site’s data shows that the demand for electrified vehicles – consisting of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and hybrid cars – has been gradually growing since the beginning of the year, rendering EVs the winners during the second quarter of 2021. BEVs have risen by 27% and hybrids by 57%, with the PHEVs seeing the biggest increase at 78%. On the contrary, petrol vehicles only witnessed a 3% growth and diesel vehicles dropped by 13%.…

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  5. TLDR: Make a donation to the brilliant Playing for Change Foundation fostering music education worldwide — and maybe you’ll win a $5,100 gaming prize pack for your giving. When we feature one of these stellar giveaway packages full of incredibly cool stuff like this Big Summer of Gaming Giveaway prize collection, it’s easy to get distracted by the sheer avalanche of fun toys. Yes, of course you want to enter this free sweepstakes and take home a gaming collection that features…well, essentially everything. It includes a free PlayStation 5 and an Xbox Series X, both of which still can’t even…

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