Month: February 2021

XPrize details Elon Musk’s $100M prize to fight climate change

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Last month, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO and richest person in the world Elon Musk announced he’d put a small percentage of his billions toward “a prize for best carbon capture technology.”  On Monday, XPrize announced the broad outline of the competition.

The nonprofit will run the contest, which it says will be the largest incentive prize in history. Teams from anywhere in the world are invited “to create and demonstrate a solution that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and lock it away permanently in an environmentally benign way,” according to

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This Is Mark Zuckerberg’s Version of the Future of the Home Office

Pandemic lockdowns have shown that it is not necessary to tie employees to physical locations and offices, as AR and VR technologies make it possible to live anywhere and be present wherever you want.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook proclaims that in the future work will overcome physical barriers and enter the level of virtual reality (VR) and augmented (AR). He pointed

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Friendswood ISD revamps website

A redesigned website for the Friendswood school district aims to make it easier and simpler for visitors, including parents and students, to access information and the district’s social media pages.

The new design also boosts the district’s ability to make quick updates and changes to the site as needed, said Dayna Owens, the district’s communications director, who spearheaded the redesign with colleague Kelsey Purcell.

Owens said key additions include a cleaner design and direct links to each campus (found through in a pull-down menu from “schools” in the top gray bar) and links to all the district’s social media pages.

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The Technology 202: Facebook is still freezing all its political donations. Eventually, it may have to make a choice.

By contrast, in the wake of Jan. 6, Microsoft, Google and Amazon all eventually decided to suspend contributions just to members who voted against certifying the election results in favor of President Biden. Microsoft on Friday afternoon was the latest to announce such a policy, and it also said it would establish new Democracy Forward Initiative to support organizations that promote public transparency, campaign finance reform and voting rights. 

Facebook previously said it would continue this controversial pause until at least the end of the quarter as it reviews its processes. An indefinite suspension will likely prove untenable, as

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The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed

Following President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, the White House‘s  official website has promptly re-instated a Spanish version of its website. ¡Por fin!

As noted by Julio Ricardo Varela of Latino Rebels the Spanish page is directly accessible from the White House website’s main menu, or at There are new La Casa Blanca Twitter and Facebook accounts too.

You might recall that upon the Trump administration taking over the website, the Spanish version was promptly removed. At the

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Streaming the Super Bowl? Expect some delay compared with Twitter and the cable TV feed

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl. 

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Looking to watch the Super Bowl online over a streaming service? Expect the action on your TV to lag a few seconds behind the notification of a big play that pops up on your phone — or the cheers from next door as your neighbor watches via cable. As more people cut the cord from traditional cable and satellite providers, streaming is often a great way to save money throughout the year. It does have a trade-off when it comes to live sports,

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