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Burning waste to make energy: How Amazon, American Airlines and Subaru are trying to get out of landfills

Burning waste to make energy: How Amazon, American Airlines and Subaru are trying to get out of landfills

In northern California’s Stanislaus County, next to a landfill, there’s a company managing waste in a very different way: by burning trash instead of burying it. The energy recovery facility run by New Jersey-based Covanta harnesses steam to make enough electricity to power 18,000 homes in the area. A portion of the waste comes from …

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The clock is running out for Congress to pass Big Tech antitrust bills this year

The clock is running out for Congress to pass Big Tech antitrust bills this year

Nearly three years ago, when the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission launched probes into the business practices of Big Tech, antitrust experts and legal talking heads declared a new age in enforcement and a chastening of unbridled financial power. But a pandemic and countless bill markups later — amid feverish lobbying efforts by Apple …

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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on inflation, investing in growth, and free speech on the internet

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on inflation, investing in growth, and free speech on the internet

CNBC: Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google being interviewed by Deirdre Bosa. CNBC Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that while consumers are putting the Covid pandemic in the rearview mirror, the economy is clearly a growing concern for the company and the broader market. “We definitely see uncertainty ahead, like everyone else,” Pichai told …

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Tech is hitting the brakes on hiring even as other industries keep adding jobs

Tech is hitting the brakes on hiring even as other industries keep adding jobs

San Francisco Compassandcamera | Getty Images U.S. employers added more jobs than expected in April amid a tight labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But the tech sector, which boomed during the pandemic, is showing signs of contraction. Facebook parent company Meta is pausing hiring and scaling down some recruitment plans, Insider …

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This Excellent Switch Controller Promises Its Magnetic Joysticks Will Never Drift

This Excellent Switch Controller Promises Its Magnetic Joysticks Will Never Drift

Photo: Andrew Liszewski – Gizmodo Although it seemingly had little negative impact on console sales, every Nintendo Switch owner might one day experience the dreaded phenomenon of Joy-Con Drift. The only real solution to the issue so far has been to send your Joy-Cons and controllers back to Nintendo for repair, or just routinely replace …

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Meta is opening its first store as VR headsets inch closer to mainstream reality

Meta is opening its first store as VR headsets inch closer to mainstream reality

Katie Contreras and Chris Nguyen, experience experts, stand at the Customer Onboarding station for the Quest Demo space during a preview of the inaugural physical store of Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc in Burlingame, California, May 4, 2022. Brittany Hosea-Small | Reuters A good number of teenagers have virtual reality headsets, but have they starting using …

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