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via: USA Today

Facial recognition technology has quickly become a staple in biometric security and surveillance. The technology can be found everywhere from smartphone security to restaurant ordering systems to recall user preferences. But, researchers have long been critical of one weakness the current technology has, dark faces.

For years, even the best facial recognition technologies have had a bad record telling dark faces apart. Incidents at airports are only the beginning, multiple reports here, here, and here based on both independent and government research all agree that women and people of color are misidentified up to 10 times more than white men…


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Tesla is one of the most valuable car makers in the world. The company has consistently attracted young talent and has some of the most zealous fans out there but almost everyone ignores the dark side of Tesla. How can a company that is trying to eliminate pollution have a dark side? The answer is Tesla’s doesn’t care about people, only about profits.

The 2020 Shareholder Meeting perfectly sums up Tesla’s complete disinterest in human wellbeing. Four shareholder proposals were brought forth to vote on but three are about either the wellbeing of workers or other laborers:

1) Make…


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Via: Vanity Fair

Even if Donald Trump loses the 2020 presidential election he has already won.

Trump’s defining feature is his attention-seeking behavior/mentality. Whether it’s his compulsion to communicate to the American people via Twitter or surround himself with oceans of zealots and sycophants

In that regard, he’s already won. His legacy was written as soon as he took office as the most polarizing president in modern history. …


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You might have heard the term supercharged or turbocharged thrown around the car industry. Whether someone wants more power in their current car and adds one or a car comes with one straight from the factory there are important differences you need to know.

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Both superchargers and turbochargers force extra air and fuel into an engine to produce extra power for cars. But how they do that is a little different.

Most superchargers are compressors which means it uses engine power to forces extra air and fuel into an engine per combustion cycle to produce even more power.


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Digital solutions have become essential during the COVID-19 pandemic for restaurants. On-premises dining has become a dangerous activity and forced customers to dine at home. When even venturing outside carries the risk of infection the natural solution is online ordering and delivery. Unfortunately, the vast majority of restaurants were not equipped with the infrastructure to support large scale online and mobile ordering.

Enter third-party delivery apps. Platforms like Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash provide all the digital infrastructure as well as a delivery workforce so restaurants don’t have to worry about anything other than what they were already doing, making…


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Photo by Hien Nguyen on Unsplash

Bars have been struggling throughout the pandemic. On-premises alcohol sales have been strictly controlled since businesses initially closed back in April. Health experts cite multiple super spreader events of COVID-19 and some bars/tasting rooms have closed down voluntarily due to customers not following health and safety guidelines.

In California, after bars were allowed to reopen for indoor dining, new COVID-19 cases spiked leading many health experts to believe it may be too dangerous to allow bars to stay open. …


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The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down most in-person businesses, not just restaurants. Many offices that would regularly order catering or have office events moved to work from home setups. For many restaurants that rely on offices as regular customers, it was a devastating blow but many companies are hosting virtual events to keep morale up during isolation.

Many other people are desperate for new experiences during isolation. Many food, alcohol, music festivals have moved to a digital venue that includes live streaming, curated food and drink as well as personalized meet and greets. …


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Early in the pandemic when restaurants were closing down in droves one of the measures to help save some restaurants was to buy gift cards as a quick influx of cash.

But as restaurants are slowly reopening and trying to adapt to the “new normal” customers who bought gift cards often ask, “Can I use the gift cards I bought?”

Customers who ask are generally worried about hurting a struggling restaurant and may be wondering when a good time is to spend all those gift cards.

The original thinking behind buying gift cards was based on the assumption that the…


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When COVID-19 crippled the hospitality industry, restaurants scrambled to shift to an online delivery model. Unfortunately, the vast majority of restaurants did not have the digital infrastructure or reach to effectively convert their business. Enter third-party delivery apps.

Delivery platforms like Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub and Postmates became the lifeline for restaurants who needed a quick and easy way to enter the online ordering and delivery market.

Third-party apps provide the backend digital infrastructure so customers can order and pay for meals through the web and mobile devices. Delivery apps as the name imply also provide a vast network of…


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Photo Courtesy eatOS

Point of sale systems are not a new concept, they have been a staple of physical retail locations for decades. Simply put, a POS is where a customer makes a payment. This can technically extend to old school cash registers but the first instance of the modern POS is a digital touch screen with credit card payment integration and maybe even an NFC mobile payment system.

Today, the most advanced POS systems are cloud-integrated and have full-featured restaurant management systems complete with kitchen display systems (KDS), online ordering platforms, workforce management systems as well as data and analytics.

Every restaurant…

Alexander Song

Content writer former ghost writer. Words are meaningful but context is everything.

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