Bay Area families furious as Good Eggs fails to deliver Thanksgiving meals

A system failure left some Bay Area customers of the San Francisco grocery delivery startup Good Eggs incensed that no one told them their Thanksgiving deliveries weren’t coming.

In a long Twitter thread, Good Eggs CEO Bentley Hall explained that early Wednesday morning, the company “experienced a multi-hour warehouse system outage.”

“On Tuesday, we fell behind on picking orders. This resulted in delivery delays early in the day, and a driver shortage later. To address this, we pushed some deliveries to early Wednesday morning,” Hall explained in a statement. “Early Wednesday morning, on our biggest batch of the year, we experienced a warehouse system outage for several hours. This created a cascading set of more material challenges during the day. We were unable to recover fully from them.

“I made some poor decisions earlier in the day that led to a lack of timely, clear communication. We left many

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Fujitsu Develops Virtual Router Acceleration Technology to Deliver Ultra-High-Speed Packet Processing Performance

Delivers 18x the packet processing performance of previous technology, improving application server density

TOKYO, Nov 27, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology to accelerate virtual routers, which play a major role in the functionality of networks in virtual environments.

Figure 1: High Speed Packet Addressing Control Technology
Figure 2: Hybrid Memory Management Technology

Server virtualization, which concentrates multiple applications and the infrastructure functionality of network processing in a general-purpose server environment, is spreading beyond datacenters to the field of edge computing, including wireless base stations and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)(1). The technology also proves useful in areas including societal infrastructure with applications like traffic management, and in entertainment, where it can be used to deliver viewers content like sporting events. As data volumes increase and systems become increasingly complex, however, the CPU resources required for packet processing in a virtual network increase.

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Above the Law, Evolve the Law, and Legal Tech Media Group Partner to Deliver Revolutionary Legal Tech Content

NEW YORK, N.Y. and DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Above the Law (ATL), Evolve the Law (ETL), and Legal Tech Media Group (LTMG) announced today they have partnered to launch ATL’s NON-EVENT, a new virtual resource for lawyers and law firms of all sizes to access the latest in legal tech information.

The legal profession has been experiencing rapid technological change, even before COVID-19, and that pace has accelerated exponentially during the pandemic. To help the legal community understand these changes and demonstrate how they impact lawyers, the partners have launched the ATL NON-EVENT: the first stop for news, opinions, reviews, how-tos, and the adoption of all things legal technology.

The Non-Event will be geared specifically for lawyers — the key decision-makers in a law firm’s buying decisions — instead of the niche technology professionals who are often served by technology events. Because of this approach,

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M1 Macs deliver Apple’s first support for USB4

The first Apple Silicon chip used in a Mac, the M1, implements Apple’s first custom controller for USB4 and Thunderbolt 3 and delivers the platform’s first systems meeting the new USB4 specification. Notably, Apple has brought USB4 to market about a month after Intel’s own 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for PC notebooks.

Apple Silicon’s first with USB4 is a sign of things to come

[Note: the original version of this article incorrectly stated that Apple had brought USB4 to market ahead of Intel; a correction by Ryan Smith of AnandTech noted that some PCs have already shipped with Intel’s TL chips. Smith stated that Dell began delivery of systems supporting USB4 in the first week of October.]

M1’s support for USB4 isn’t exactly an earthshaking leap on the same level as Apple’s custom GPU, Neural Engine, or the Unified Memory Architecture of its new M1 System on

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In Georgia, can Biden’s winning coalition deliver the Senate to Democrats?

Democrats are growing confident they might be able to pull off twin victories in the Senate runoff races in Georgia in January — what would have been a long shot political upset only a few years ago but is now being viewed as a real possibility after massive turnout from suburban voters in the general election helped President-elect Joe Biden flip the state from red to blue.

Biden’s hopes of enacting his agenda rest on the outcome of the Jan. 5 runoff elections, which will determine control of the Senate. 

If Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock beat Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the Republican incumbents, the Senate would be split 50-50. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, would control the tie-breaking vote, opening the door for the Biden administration to push through legislation on the pandemic, the economy, climate change, and other priorities.


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Catapult-like hydrogel actuator designed to deliver high contraction power

Catapult-like hydrogel actuator designed to deliver high contraction power
Conceptual scheme of the strong contractive materials based on mechanical energy storing method. Credit: LICP&UCLA

Inspired by muscle-powered acceleration in biological jumpers, scientists have designed an elastic-driven strong contractile hydrogel that works by storing and releasing elastic potential energy in a polymer network.

By reversibly forming and breaking chemical bonds in hydrogel networks, the hydrogel designed by Prof. Zhou Feng’s group from the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. He Ximin’s group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) can store and release elastic energy, thus performing swift and powerful motions.

The newly designed hydrogel can generate high contractile force rapidly at ultrahigh work density, outperforming current hydrogels and even matching biological muscles.

Environment-sensitive hydrogels, also called “stimuli-responsive” or “smart” hydrogels, are attractive because they have a large degree of deformability. However, they suffer mechanical weakness or slow response when used

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HistoGenetics Expands Service Offerings and Capacity to Deliver More Complete Genomic Information

OSSINING, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HistoGenetics, a global leader in high-resolution HLA typing, today announced the expansion of its genomic services lab to cover a broad range of life science applications, from basic research to translational and clinical experiments.

Established in 1999, HistoGenetics offers a large array of tissue-typing and genomic services and has a long history of high-throughput, high-volume, and high-speed sequencing projects using a diverse range of platforms. With its recent genomic service expansion, the company now offers state-of-the-art technology for:

  • Whole genome sequencing
  • RNA sequencing (single-cell or bulk analysis)
  • Single-cell sequencing
  • Microbiome sequencing
  • Optical mapping
  • Genotyping

“At HistoGenetics, we are committed to running a high-quality service lab and generating the best results for our customers for experiments ranging from cancer genomics and neurological disease studies to evolutionary biology research and more,” said Nezih Cereb, CEO and Co-founder of HistoGenetics. “We know that researchers need the most complete results

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Fish carcasses deliver toxic mercury pollution to the deepest ocean trenches

Fish carcasses deliver toxic mercury pollution to the deepest ocean trenches
An illuminated snailfish collected from the Kermadec Trench in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Credit: Jeff Reid.

The sinking carcasses of fish from near-surface waters deliver toxic mercury pollution to the most remote and inaccessible parts of the world’s oceans, including the deepest spot of them all: the 36,000-foot-deep Mariana Trench in the northwest Pacific.

And most of that mercury began its long journey to the deep-sea trenches as atmospheric emissions from coal-fired power plants, mining operations, cement factories, incinerators and other human activities.

Those are two of the main conclusions of a University of Michigan-led research team that analyzed the isotopic composition of mercury in fish and crustaceans collected at the bottom of two deep-sea trenches in the Pacific. The team reports its findings in a study scheduled for publication Nov. 16 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Mercury that we believe had once been in the

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DoorDash Got a Big Pandemic Lift. Can It Deliver Again?

(Bloomberg) — DoorDash picked a good time to file its initial public offering prospectus: Its finances are looking pretty rosy right now.

a person sitting on a suitcase: A DoorDash Inc. delivery bag sits on the floor at Chef Geoff's restaurant in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. As the wheels of government turn too slowly for small businesses desperate for a piece of the $2 trillion U.S. relief package due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurateur Geoff Tracy is using GoFundMe to raise money for 150 hourly workers at his American comfort food standby Chef Geoff's and other restaurants.

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A DoorDash Inc. delivery bag sits on the floor at Chef Geoff’s restaurant in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. As the wheels of government turn too slowly for small businesses desperate for a piece of the $2 trillion U.S. relief package due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurateur Geoff Tracy is using GoFundMe to raise money for 150 hourly workers at his American comfort food standby Chef Geoff’s and other restaurants.

According to the document, made public on Friday, the food delivery company’s revenue more than tripled in the first nine months of this year compared to the year before, buoyed by Americans using the app to order dinner while sheltering in place. It has a growing cohort of users as part of its

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