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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. Facebook is not building a console gaming competitor to compete with Stadia or xCloud, instead the focus is wholly ...

The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and the option of technical support from Microsoft, including mentoring in mixed-reality technologies and ...

As tech giants face Congressional investigation, states must step up regulatory oversight too

Tiffany Olson Kleemann Contributor Tiffany Olson Kleemann is the chief executive officer of Distil Networks. She formerly served in executive roles at Symantec and FireEye and was deputy chief of staff for cybersecurity operations under President George W. Bush. More posts by this contributor Bots distorted the 2016 Election. Will the midterms be a sequel? ...

Stop & Shop strike convinces 75% of loyal customers to take business elsewhere

Northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop has been goosing its profits at its workers' expense, increasing their healthcare costs, reducing company pension contributions, and reducing holiday and Sunday overtime pay; the United Food & Commercial Workers, who organize the Stop & Shop employees called for a strike nearly two weeks ago, and since then, 31,000 ...

Rhode Island lawsuit argues that the Constitution guarantees a right to sufficient education to be an informed citizen

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not guarantee Americans "equal" education (which would require similar per-student funding in both rich and poor neighborhoods), merely "adequate" education.

Even that adequacy standard has weakened over the years, as right-wing governments have systematically gutted education budgets, and in 20 states, the state supreme court ...

Rhode Island Buys 3 Proterra Electric Buses With Money From VW

10.24.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Rhode Island introduces electric buses Proterra delivered three 40’ Catalyst E2 electric buses to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), which was one of the first states able to secure funding from Volkswagen’s post-diesel gate settlement ***. The $14.4 million in financing will enable the agency to get rid of the oldest diesel buses and ...

Basement Doctor Waterproofing

11.22.2011 · Posted in Home Improvement Articles

When you have a wet basement the moisture will come up into the upper levels of the home, causing dampness and possibly mold. Even if you do not have a wet basement you may have a moist, damp basement causing odors and mold to grow. ...

SHOP to STOP Violence Craft and Vendor Fair

04.19.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

On May 9, 2009 there will be a SHOP to STOP Violence Craft and Vendor Fair from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The location of this SHOP to STOP Violence Craft and Vendor Fair is at the St. Mary's Parish Hall, 1 St. Mary's Way, Pawtucket, RI 02860. This event is sponsored by the Blackstone ...

Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Fair at Le Moulin

04.17.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

There will be a Le Moulin Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Fair on May 2 and May 3, 2009. The fair will be held at the Downtown Historic/Art District Woonsocket, 68 S. Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. This is an indoor, retail and non-juried craft show that would feature their quality handmade products. ...