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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List PlacementGood morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings. And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon! Facebook briefly prioritized established news sites. In the days after the US election, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed off on an algorithm change to the platform's news feed in an effort to fight misinformation.  Elon Musk is now richer than Bill Gates. The Tesla CEO saw his net worth rise by about $7 billion to $128 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as Tesla's market value ...

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A New Jersey congressman is seeking to disbar Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani after he touted election-related conspiracy theories

Summary List PlacementA congressman from New Jersey filed a complaint seeking to disbar President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani after attempts to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden's win. Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from New Jersey, filed a complaint to the New York State judicial conduct body to revoke Giuliani's license, the congressman tweeted Tuesday. "In his capacity as a public spokesman and attorney representing the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, Mr. Giuliani has participated in frivolous lawsuits and used our nation's courts to assault public confidence in the United States electoral system, violating the New York Rules of Professional Conduct," the congressman wrote in the complaint. Pascrell also tweeted Tuesday that he filed legal complaints in Ar...

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Obama vented his frustration at the Trump administration’s handing of the pandemic to Stephen Colbert, saying don’t ‘undermine the leading epidemiologist’ and call him an ‘idiot’

Summary List PlacementWithout calling him out by name, former President Barack Obama vented his frustration at President Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Tuesday night interview with "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, the former president recognized that it was no easy task to respond to a rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic. "This would have been hard for anyone," Obama said, but added that some aspects of responding to the virus were not "rocket science." "We're not talking about inventing vaccines, which are now coming on board," he said. The former president said the US COVID-19 response could have done better by "preliminarily communicating effectively" and "respecting the science." Obama also appeared to take a jab at Trump, saying other actions tha...

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‘The VC FOMO is real’: Tech investors are piling into dark store startups that deliver groceries in 10 minutes

Summary List PlacementEurope's tech investors are piling into dark store startups, hoping that superfast grocery delivery can disrupt retail in the way food delivery apps revolutionized takeaway. A dark store is essentially a grocery store without customers, dedicated to fulfilling online deliveries of groceries and other supplies. Buying your weekly food supply online is an established concept, but the new wave of dark store startups in Europe promise to cut urban delivery time from days or hours to as little as 10 minutes by using a network of small urban warehouses. The European grocery retail market is overall expected to be worth approximately €2.3 trillion ($2.7 trillion) in 2022, according to IGD. Investors piling into these companies hope the boom in online shopping, supercharged...

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AI 101: How learning computers are becoming smarter

Summary List PlacementMany companies use the term artificial intelligence, or AI, as a way to generate excitement for their products and to present themselves as on the cutting edge of tech development. But what exactly is artificial intelligence? What does it involve? And how will it help the development of future generations? Find out the answers to these questions and more in AI 101, a brand new FREE report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, that describes how AI works and looks at its present and potential future applications. To get your copy of the FREE slide deck, simply click here. Join the conversation about this story » ...read more Source:: Business Insider...

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San Mateo: Two arrested following DUI rollover crash

SAN MATEO – A DUI rollover crash ended in two arrests in San Mateo on Sunday night, police said. The crash was reported at 2nd Avenue and South Amphlett Boulevard about 10:40 p.m., the San Mateo Police Department said in a news release. Minutes later, officers found the occupants of the vehicle and stopped one as they allegedly tried to leave the scene. Police said a handgun and several rounds of ammunition were found inside of the vehicle. The occupants were medically evaluated at a hospital before being booked into San Mateo County jail. The driver – a 26-year-old San Francisco man – was booked on charges including driving under the influence of alcohol, felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. The passenger – a 35-year-old Richmond woman – was book...

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LAFC falls to Seattle in Western Conference playoff opener

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei (24) watches as LAFC defender Eddie Segura, center, heads the ball during the first half of their Western Conference first-round playoff match on Tuesday night in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Los Angeles FC defender Jesus David Murillo, left, slides across on a tackle attempt on Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Los Angeles FC defender Jesus David Murillo kicks the ball during the first half of the team’s MLS playoff soccer match against the Seattle Sounders, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Seattle Sounders forward Raul ...

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Biden’s team has made contact with Dr. Fauci, and the president-elect said he has been ‘very, very helpful’ in briefings with staff

Summary List PlacementA day after being recognized as the apparent next president of the United States by a Trump official, Joe Biden said Tuesday that his staff has been in touch with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US government's top infectious disease expert. Biden said he has not "had a chance to speak to Dr. Fauci" yet himself, but Bloomberg reported that Fauci has spoken to Biden's transition team. "He's been very, very helpful," Biden told reporters on Tuesday. Fauci later told CNN that he has indeed reached out to Biden's staff. The network reported that the dialogue has consisted of "preliminary conversations." The news comes a day after the US General Services Administration, headed by Trump political appointee Emily Murphy, formally agreed to provide resources to the president-elect'...

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San Carlos: Duo arrested on suspicion of breaking into mailboxes

SAN CARLOS – Authorities on Tuesday arrested two men on suspicion of breaking into mailboxes in San Carlos. About 5:20 a.m., a detective watched the suspects break into the mailboxes of an apartment complex on the 1100 block of Eaton Avenue, said Sgt. Dan Hoss of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office in a news release. Hoss said the suspects were stopped by patrol deputies as they left the scene in a vehicle. Personal identification cards and numerous pieces of mail from other addresses were found inside the vehicle, said Hoss, adding that the items “are presumed stolen.” “Investigators are following leads and anticipate additional victims will be discovered,” Hoss said. The suspects – a 36-year-old man and a 32-year-old man – were arrested and booked into county jail on charges of burgla...

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Teen boy, 16, charged with crashing stolen car in South Loop, injuring 3 people

A teenage boy was charged with crashing a stolen vehicle Nov. 24, 2020, in the South Loop. | Adobe Stock PhotoPolice said the vehicle was wanted for an armed robbery in northwest suburban Rosemont, and suspected in several other robberies in Chicago. A teenage boy is facing felony charges after he allegedly crashed a stolen car Tuesday in the South Loop, injuring three people. The boy, 16, was charged with one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, Chicago police said, along with multiple traffic citations. He was not named because he is a minor. The boy was driving a stolen Nissan sedan about 1 a.m. when he blew threw a red light in the 500 block of South Wells Street and struck a Buick minivan, injuring the people inside and breaking his own leg, police said. Police said the vehicl...

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Horoscope for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

Moon Alert There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Aries. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today it’s easy to get your belly in a rash and fly off the handle because the moon is in your sign lined up with your ruler Mars. This is explosive! Knowing this ahead of time, be mindful and remember to apply patience to dicey situations because patience is the antidote to anger. Taurus (April 20-May 20) This is a tricky day! You might be unconsciously angry and not realize it. If so, then the slightest provocation that parachutes into a situation that you’re dealing with will create an exaggerated response from you. You won’t completely lose it because you never do. (You know who you are.) Gemini (May 21-June 20) Be patient dealing with friends or members of groups be

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Oregon or Utah, who has the better Thanksgiving strategy?

Kristin Murphy, Deseret NewsUtah and Oregon are bookends right now in the fight to keep Thanksgiving from becoming a super-spreader for COVID-19 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah and Oregon are bookends right now in the fight to keep Thanksgiving from becoming a super-spreader for COVID-19. On the one end, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, under pressure from state lawmakers, lifted his own ban on social gatherings involving people from separate households ahead of the holiday. He cited a “leveling off” of case counts in the state — a difficult argument to make considering a rolling seven-day average of 3,284 new cases daily and a report that intensive care units are 90.8% full. On the other end, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown this week urged people to call the police on their neighbors if they notice more than six pe

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Surprise! Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City opens before Thanksgiving holiday

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City opened to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to the casino’s social media accounts. Just after 8 p.m. the casino’s Twitter account featured a message comprised of a string of emojis, including a champagne bottle, a slot machine and a smiley wearing a party hat and blowing out a noisemaker along with a photo of a popping bottle of bubbly with the text “Doors now open. Party on.” Previously, casino officials hadn’t announced a firm opening date, with social media accounts indicating that the complex would open sometime in the fall. Sign up for our Casino Insider newsletter and get the week’s best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. Subscribe here. The Cathedral City property, at 68960 E. Palm Canyon Drive is near ...

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Former Nike exec Sonny Vaccaro brings a special MJ prize out of storage

The signed (and cut) pair of Air Jordans that Jordan wore in Game 4 of the 1991 Finals.  | Sotheby’s and Goldin AuctionsHe is selling his pair of Air Jordans that Jordan wore in Game 4 of the 1991 Finals. The bidding will be open online through Dec. 7; the price could reach an estimated $500,000 to $750,000. For nearly three decades, Sonny Vaccaro had only told a few people that a unique memento of his long relationship with Michael Jordan had been wrapped up and hidden away in his wife’s closet. Vaccaro, who pushed for Nike to sign Jordan coming out of North Carolina and revolutionized the sneaker industry in the process, had never asked for memorabilia from athletes. In fact, he even declined an offer from Jordan to attend a 1991 NBA Finals game in Los Angeles, preferring to watch Jor

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