Saturday January 19, 2019

Michigan Living is now news and information from Michigan sources.

   Technology (Detroit News)
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   Technology (CNN)
Technology is changing how we grow old and die
This is a story about how life could end for many of us: at home surrounded by high-tech sensors, voice assistants and automated pill dispensers. And there's a "companion" robot to ward off loneliness.

Netflix will regulate its content in India. It swears that's not a bad thing
Netflix is battling questions of censorship for the second time in three weeks — this time in India.

Amazon investors want it to quit selling facial-recognition tech to the government
Amazon shareholders are worried the facial-recognition software could be used to violate people's rights. They're calling for a vote on the issue at the company's next annual meeting.

Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oysters
The New York Harbor for years has been polluted and depleted of marine life. But one nonprofit is working to clean the murky water and revive its long-lost ecosystem — one oyster at a time.

Microsoft is investing $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis
Microsoft, which is headquartered in the Seattle region, said it will partner with nonprofit groups to address "the affordable housing crisis." The money will go toward building new homes and preserving existing housing.

Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik
Facebook removed hundreds of pages on Thursday it said posed as independent news sites in eastern Europe and elsewhere but were actually run by employees at Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik.

SpaceX ditches plans to develop Mars spaceship at Los Angeles port
SpaceX has abandoned plans to open up shop at the Port of Los Angeles.

Snap exodus continues: CFO out after less than a year
Snap is losing another high-profile executive. Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone told Snap on Tuesday that he was leaving the company, just eight months after moving to Snap from Amazon.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei is an Apple fan and wants to live forever
A rare discussion with foreign media is shedding new light on the tech tycoon.

   Christian Science Monitor
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