Pandemic has forced producers to bring new technology to sets

A week ago Monday, cast and crew of the Amazon series “Goliath” gathered to check in for a day of filming at Santa Clarita Studios.

Despite the pandemic, the fourth season of the show is back in action, thanks in part to technology that helps track COVID-19 testing for hundreds of cast and crew members, including stars such as Billy Bob Thornton.

As people arrived on set, a COVID safety officer scanned color-coded IDs with embedded chips that could be read by portals stationed around the set. The chips would collect and track data on the movements of cast and crew in case any of them came into contact with someone who tested positive for the disease.

This system, called Safe Set, was recently launched by Culver City-based Greg Guzzetta, a former production manager who spent the last decade providing public safety technology for live music events.

After the pandemic

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The Technology 202: Snap’s response to TikTok could create familiar political headaches

“Snapchatters are some of the most expressive and creative mobile storytellers in the world and Spotlight gives them an opportunity to share their creations broadly,” the company said in a news release yesterday. “With over 4 billion Snaps created each day, Spotlight empowers the Snapchat community to express themselves and reach a large audience in a new way.”

Snap intends to seed its new feature by essentially launching a virtual talent search; it will offer a daily pool of more than $1 million to be paid out to makers of the most popular submissions until at least the end of the year. That could give it a competitive edge over TikTok, which has surged in popularity during the pandemic, and Instagram, which also recently launched a similar in-app feature called Reels. 

Yet expanding the ability of user-generated content to go viral could open up Snap to familiar political headaches. 


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The best Black Friday tech deals at Amazon

Amazon is hosting a wide variety of tech deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The company started its deal festivities early by knocking down prices for many of its own devices, including some of its newer products that hadn’t yet seen any discounts. The fourth-generation Echo smart speaker, the latest Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi routers, and more are all discounted right now, in addition to several other Amazon devices, such as the company’s entire range of Fire TV streaming devices.

The Pixel 5 is $50 off at Amazon

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The Pixel 5 is $50 off at Amazon

Of course, that’s just the beginning. More deals will come later this week, and we’ll be including the best deals we find below. The latest deals to hit the wire will be at the top, while the others will be organized by category. If your search for gifts spans wider than what

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BlackRock ups U.S. stocks to overweight, bullish on tech

FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building in New York U.S., July 16, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has upgraded U.S. equities to “overweight”, turning bullish on quality large cap technology companies as well as small cap firms that tend to perform well during a cyclical upswing.

The asset manager said it prefers the United States as it “boasts” a higher share of “quality” companies with strong balance sheets and free cash flow generation in the high-flying tech and healthcare sectors.

The resurgence in virus cases in Europe and the United States could led to further outperformance of large cap tech and healthcare companies, it added.

In turn, BlackRock turned bearish on Europe.

In a note on Monday, BlackRock said it downgraded European equities to “underweight”, just three weeks after cutting allocations to “neutral”. It cited the region’s high exposure to

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Restaurant tech start-up Toast soars to $8 billion valuation seven months after cutting half its staff

  • Toast held a share purchase that allowed current and former employees to sell a total of up to 800,000 vested shares at $75 each, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • The secondary offering values the company at about $8 billion, up from a $4.9 billion valuation in February, before the pandemic.
  • Toast laid off half its employees in April, but has bounced back quickly, helping restaurants move their business to takeout.

a woman standing in front of a store: Radha Dhruv assistant general manager, using Toast software, February 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

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Radha Dhruv assistant general manager, using Toast software, February 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Toast, a start-up that sells software to help restaurants with online ordering, has had a rollercoaster of a year managing through the pandemic. Of late, business has been booming,


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The company responded to the recent upswing by giving stakeholders a chance to cash out some of their shares. Last week, Toast closed a secondary sale that allowed current

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DNA Technology Could Help Investigators In Prince George’s County Reopen Cold Cases : NPR

Prince George’s County will reopen cold cases with the help of DNA technology.

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A $470,000 grant to use new DNA technology could be the answer to solving cold cases in Prince George’s County.

The county was one of 10 in the nation to receive the three-year-long grant from the Department of Justice. The grant will allow the county to reopen cases, some going as far back as 1979, using forensic genetic genealogy — an investigative tool comparing and analyzing DNA samples from crime scenes and popular genealogy websites like 23andMe and Family Tree. The county’s State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy’s office was the recipient of the grant.

“This is a process that holds great promise for achieving justice and bringing closure for victims of cold case crimes and their loved ones,” Braveboy said in a statement. “It’s important for the community

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Medical science using groundbreaking technology for some vaccines

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Fractional HP Motor Market Advancement in Demand, Technology, Innovations and Global Trends 2020-2025

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Key players of the global Fractional HP Motor are profiled on the basis of various

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Color Star Technology to Present at the Diamond Equity Research Emerging Growth Invitational 2020 Virtual Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: CSCW) (the “Company”, or “Color Star”), an entertainment and education company that provides online entertainment performances and online music education services, today announced that its management will present at the Diamond Equity Research Growth Invitational virtual investor conference on December 1st, 2020.

Color Star is scheduled to host a virtual presentation to investors, followed by a guided question and answer session as follows:

Diamond Equity Research Emerging Growth Invitational
Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 9:40 a.m. Eastern time

A live audio webcast, archive of the conference presentation, and after the event a recording of the presentation will be available using the webcast link above. For more information on the Diamond Equity Research Emerging Growth Invitational, please contact your Diamond Equity Research representative.

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Never break these 6 rules when buying tech gifts

Black Friday is less than a week away, meaning it’s nearly time to start saving money when you’re shopping for holiday gifts. With the holidays getting closer, time is running out to think over exactly what you’re going to give to that special someone or distant relative. But before you make that decision, keep in mind that tech gifts can be the same as giving someone a surprise puppy or kitten — just without the mess to clean up after. 

a pink bow tie: A shiny iPhone 12 makes for a great gift, but you should do some research before buying it for someone else. Angela Lang/CNET

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A shiny iPhone 12 makes for a great gift, but you should do some research before buying it for someone else. Angela Lang/CNET

The Echo Show 5 could make for a great gift, but not for everyone. 


The Echo Show 5 could make for a great gift, but not for everyone. 

Gadgets can be personal, with a mess of unintended consequences, like saddling someone with the cost of buying extra gear, landing them with a monthly subscription

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