Zens’ new Modular wireless chargers offer a mix-and-match setup

Zens has a new set of wireless chargers out called the Zens Modular. They are designed to fix the rigidity of most combination wireless chargers by letting users customize their own bespoke charging setup to suit their needs.

The Zens Modular system is divided into two halves: main stations and extensions. The main station (as the name implies) is the primary hub for your wireless charging setup and is the only thing that you’ll have to plug into the wall. Zens has three different main station options: the €99,99 / $121.16 Modular Dual Wireless Charger, which is a flat pad that can charge two devices at once at up to 15W each; the €69,99 / $84.81 Modular Stand Wireless Charger, a single charger that offers a stand form factor and can charge at 15W; and the €59,99 / $72.69 Modular Single Wireless Charger, a standard flat pad that also offers

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South Korean convenience store chain to offer robot delivery

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (UPI) — A South Korean convenience store chain has announced plans to launch a robot delivery service, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the service industry to go contactless.

GS Retail, which runs the ubiquitous GS25 convenience store brand, announced Monday the robot service would be rolled out at its outlet in western Seoul.

“So many South Korean conglomerates and startups are working on the technologies related to delivery robots,” said Choi Sung-lok of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. “Technical development and social change will bring about more delivery robots.”

Customers will make orders through an instant messenger, triggering a store clerk to place products on the robot while inputting the destination and the customer’s mobile phone number.

Then the 4.3-foot-tall robot will carry the items to the customer, who can unlock a drawer on the robot’s body by typing a PIN after getting a message that

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Core Development Group Launches Zero-Cost PPA, 10 Years Free Energy Offer

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Core Development Group, a leading solar energy developer, announced today that is officially offering a Zero-Cost PPA with 10 years of free energy for companies and non-profit entities in New Jersey and Washington D.C.

The Zero-Cost PPA  is a No Up-Front and No-Cost-Energy offer for non-profits and commercial/industrial electric consumers in N.J. and Washington D.C. Core Development will assess your site for feasibility, and in 90% or more cases, they will offer a design-build-own-operate contract with building owners for 10 years of free energy. This means the energy portion of a participating customer’s bill will be significantly decreased for ten years, while the customer still pays the utility each month for other delivery and service charges. 

“We are extremely proud and humbled to be able to provide 10 years of free energy with our new Zero-Cost PPA offer, especially as companies and

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Amazon Web Services to offer macOS on-demand in the cloud, in new appeal to Apple developers

Amazon Web Services will provide software developers with access to macOS on-demand in the cloud for the first time, promising to speed up the process and reduce the cost of making software for Apple’s computers and devices.



graphical user interface: Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.


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Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.

Announced on the eve of the AWS re:invent conference Monday night, Amazon EC2 Mac Instances represent an unexpected expansion beyond Linux and Windows for AWS. Amazon says it was motivated by a desire to meet the needs of the community of more than 28 million developers who offer apps through the Apple App Store.

“Until now, development of these apps for the Apple platform was not possible within the AWS cloud,” said Dave Brown, AWC EC2 vice president, during the event. “Many of our customers had to manage their own fleet of Macs for their

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Black Friday 2020: best iPhone deals offer free phones, cash discounts on the new iPhone 12

Apple has released its strongest iPhone lineup yet, and retailers are making it easy to get the new models with deals, bundles, and discounts during Black Friday. Check out the latest free phone offers and special incentives on the new iPhone 12, along with the budget-friendly iPhone SE.

Black Friday iPhone deals at wireless carriers

The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are here, and wireless carriers are hoping to entice you into switching to their service with competitive deals. Many of the offers require new service, new lines, or trading in an old phone, so check the specific terms and conditions pertaining to each offer, but it’s a great way to save on a wide assortment of iPhones when bundled with service.

Verizon Wireless

Verizon’s Black Friday sales include a free iPhone SE promotion via bill credits, along with 50%

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Hulu, Spotify, Peacock Offer Big Discounts

The holiday season has paved the way for new users to try out a number of streaming services at a discounted rate. No matter if you are a new customer or a returning customer that has been away for a while, these streaming services offer Black Friday deals that feature movies, TV shows and music at a fraction of regular cost. Here are the best streaming deals being offered for Black Friday 2020:

Hulu

Hulu is offering its standard subscription plan that comes with ads for only $1.99 a month again this year — a $4 discount off the regular $5.99 monthly price, The Verge reports.

The offer is only available for new and returning customers that have canceled their services at least three months ago, and those that took advantage of the $1.99 deal in 2019 are not eligible for the Hulu promotion.

Hulu will begin offering the $1.99

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Apple and Verizon Offer ‘Fleet Swap’ To Win Over More Business Customers

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  • Apple, Verizon pitch iPhone 12 and 5G networks to businesses
  • 5G ultra-wideband built for industrial commercial use: Verizon Business CEO
  • Apple is looking at growth in businesses through ‘fleet swap’

Apple is teaming up with Verizon to target business customers for its newest iPhone 12 with 5G compatibility.

Apple and Verizon are offering big discounts to businesses for swapping entire fleets of their staff’s mobile devices with new iPhone 12  handsets with Verizon’s 5G network, irrespective of which carrier they subscribe to. These customers will be charged no upfront costs for the iPhones. They will pay either no monthly cost or a very low monthly charge for iPhone 12 minis.

Announcing the “fleet swap” at an event Thursday, the companies highlighted ways in which the iPhone 12 would be useful to businesses with strong internet on the 5G network. 5G’s higher bandwidth than existing networks will help in

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Shoreline Adult Ed to Offer In-Person Computer Courses

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  • Computer Basics- Learn computer basics from booting up, navigating the web, shortcuts, emails, applications, and more. Tuesdays, December 1 – 22 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.
  • Excel and Spreadsheets for Beginners– Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Students will create various formulas, practice formatting, and gain the ability to analyze data for work and personal use. Tuesdays, December 1 – 22 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

Class sizes are limited to 5 students, allowing for personalized instruction and social distancing. Masks are required and students must bring their

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OSOM to offer ‘premium products’ focused on privacy from late 2021

  • Former Essential employees have founded a new startup.
  • OSOM is focused on giving users more control over their personal data.
  • The first software and hardware products are expected in late 2021.

After Essential officially shut down earlier this year, the company’s former employees have founded a new startup focused on privacy. Out of Sight, Out of Mind – or OSOM – wants to give users control over their personal data. The news first broke in September, with founder Jason Keats announcing the venture. Now, we have a better idea of what the company might offer its users.

Speaking to CNET, Keats didn’t explicitly call OSOM a smartphone maker. While the company now employs nine people, eight of which previously hail from Essential, OSOM isn’t planning to follow in the old company’s footsteps.

“Essential had 80% of a great idea,” Keats says. “But we needed to come up with what

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Delivery giant DoorDash files paperwork to offer public stock

DoorDash says it has captured 50% of the food delivery market in the U.S., leading Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates in the space

Delivery giant DoorDash Inc. is planning to sell its stock to the public, capitalizing on the growing trend of consumers embracing app-based deliveries as much of the world stays home during the pandemic.

The San Francisco-based company filed papers signaling its intent for initial public offering Friday.

“Technology has changed consumer behavior and driven a wave of demand for convenience,” the company said in its prospectus. “Recent events have further accelerated these trends, pulling the future of e-commerce forward for businesses large and small.”

Its revenues reflect the explosion in demand for delivery. Last year, DoorDash generated $885 million in revenue. During the first nine months of 2020, revenue more than doubled that to $1.9 billion. It was already growing before the pandemic. In 2018 it brought

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