Mishcon de Reya bolsters legal tech offering with Taylor Vinters merger

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By Louis Goss London law firm Mishcon de Reya has completed its merger with Taylor Vinters, after first striking a deal with the tech and innovation specialist in September 2021. The ‘Silver Circle’ law firm’s merger with Taylor Vinters will see more than 200 of the law firm’s staff join Mishcon de Reya’s 1,200 strong team – including 145 lawyers and 60 operational staff. The merger sits in line with Mishcon’s plans to cash in on the UK’s “innovation economy” by capturing a larger share of the market providing services to the global tech, media, and life sciences sectors. In a statement, Mishc… Read More “Mishcon de Reya bolsters legal tech offering with Taylor Vinters merger”

Lowe’s Follows Comcast in Making a Terrible Choice for Customers

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By Daniel Kline The home improvement retailer has been using a customer service strategy that consumers hate because it doesn’t work. Robots make decent pizzas, acceptable lattes and, as I’ve experienced on multiple cruise ships, damn fine martinis. You can automate recipes, repetitive tasks, and really anything that follows specific parameters every time. But you can’t automate customer service, especially when a customer has a problem. This, of course, has not stopped companies from using artificial intelligence chatbots in ways that are especially maddening. Comcast (CMCSA) – Get Free Repor… Read More “Lowe’s Follows Comcast in Making a Terrible Choice for Customers”

Software Engineer Bases a Fraud Scheme on This Popular Movie

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By Danni Button How one low-key heist movie inspired more than $300,000 in fraudulent charges. It’s commonly understood that good art imitates life. After all, that’s what makes it so moving. And now, thanks to the ubiquity of streaming platforms and social media, it’s just as often now that life imitates art. Mediums like music, books, and movies are more accessible than ever, making them an integral part of our everyday lives. It’s not uncommon for people to exchange quotes from their favorite movies or cater the contents of their closets to reflect the style of their favorite musician or fi… Read More “Software Engineer Bases a Fraud Scheme on This Popular Movie”

Paddle Boards Sold in Costco Recalled Over Serious Hazard

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By Rob Lenihan Consumers should immediately stop using the paddle boards, safety officials say, as they can come apart and posing a growing risk. Paddle boarding has been around for a long time and it has been growing more popular in recent years. The reliability of the equipment is, naturally, paramount, but there have been problems recently with paddle boards that were sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale (COST) – Get Free Report and are being recalled. The recall involves Body Glove Tandem Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards, ULI Inventor Inflatable Paddle Boards, ULI Zettian Inflatable Supya… Read More “Paddle Boards Sold in Costco Recalled Over Serious Hazard”

These 3 Tech Stocks Are In For A Happier New Year

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The information technology sector of the S&P 500 declined -28% in 2022.Lam Research is a behind-the-scenes tech company that will power the digital economy for years.Qualcomm stock screams value at less than 10x earnings — and a $3.00 annual dividend to boot.Fortinet is a cybersecurity leader and has topped Wall Street earnings estimates every quarter over the last five years.5 stocks we like better than Lam ResearchIn what was a forgettable 2022 for the S&P 500, the information technology sector declined -28%, on par with REITs for the year’s worst economic group. A surge in interest rates, 4… Read More “These 3 Tech Stocks Are In For A Happier New Year”

Look: NFL Gives Detailed Look At On-Site Medical Team

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By Daniel Bates First responders at the scene of Monday night’s game between the Bills and Bengals did a tremendous job of possibly saving the life of Damar Hamlin under unprecedented circumstances. On Tuesday, the NFL’s PR shared what medical personnel are on-site at every game between teams and stadium employees, which adds up to 30 game day medical staff: Fans reacted to the post on Twitter. “Aside from a hospital, not many better places that could’ve happened last night,” a user said. “NFL docs probably saved his life.” “Don’t forget that there’s EMTs around the stadium for fan issues that… Read More “Look: NFL Gives Detailed Look At On-Site Medical Team”

Meet Dandy, the weed-killing lawn robot

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Weeds are the worst nightmare for any gardener striving to maintain a pristine lawn. The Boston-based startup Dandy Technology says its lawn-bots can take care of the problem automatically by crawling over your lawn, identifying the invaders, and spraying them with a small amount of herbicide. The Dandy DT-01 ($700, suitable for lawns up to 1/4 of an acre) and the larger Dandy DT-01XL ($800, for lawns up to a full acre) are app-controlled wheeled robots with onboard sensors, artificial intelligence, and visual processing to eliminate weeds via targeted spot treatments. Users draw lawn boundari… Read More “Meet Dandy, the weed-killing lawn robot”

Cathie Wood: Things Are Looking Up After 2022 Slump

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By Dan Weil The chief executive of Ark Investment Management is enthusiastic about investing in young technology companies. After money manager Cathie Wood’s exchange-traded funds plunged 60% to 80% last year from their peaks of 2021, investors are focused on the outlook for 2023. Ark Investment Management’s chief executive is positively buoyant about her strategy of investing in young technology companies. These companies are involved in fields including gene sequencing, robotics, energy storage, blockchain technology and, especially, artificial intelligence. As for the market environment, “w… Read More “Cathie Wood: Things Are Looking Up After 2022 Slump”

Trolls are using this life-like video game to spread misinformation about the Ukraine war

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Soldiers clashing in burnt-out cities, warplanes being shot down by missiles, drones blasting tanks: these images look life-like but are actually taken from war video games like “Arma 3”. And they are feeding the flow of misinformation. Clips from the game – often with “Live” or “Breaking news” banners added to make them look more authentic – have frequently been used in fake videos claiming to have been captured during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The ease with which they deceive the public, and sometimes even television broadcasters, has become a source of concern for researchers. It is … Read More “Trolls are using this life-like video game to spread misinformation about the Ukraine war”

Fears of cheating prompt Ofqual to ‘look into’ use of AI chatbot ChatGPT

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By Azania Patel Ofqual admitted looking at providing guidance to teachers over student use of the controversial AI writing tool ChatGPT. The examination and qualification regulation body said it was responding to concerns that students were using the AI chatbot to write essays. Teachers who reviewed three ChatGPT answers on English language, English literature and history said that the scores would be between a pass and a grade six at GCSE level, according to the Telegraph. Ofqual which regulates exams and provides teachers with training, is facing growing concerns about generative AI and chat… Read More “Fears of cheating prompt Ofqual to ‘look into’ use of AI chatbot ChatGPT”