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These apps track your driving habits and sell that information to insurance companies

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Earlier this year, the New York Times dropped a bomb on drivers of connected vehicles: manufacturers collect and sell their driving data to insurance companies, which use the information to set rates for individual drivers. Now, a new report shows that this type of data collection is more ubiquitous than.

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024

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Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Seattle tumbles to No. 20 in global ranking of startup ecosystems Seattle fell 10 spots to No. 20 in Startup Genome’s annual “Global Startup Ecosystem Report,” a ranking of the lead

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Windows 11 Start menu and taskbar to soon gain several new customization features

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Windows 11 build 22635.3785 landed on the beta channel recently. One nice feature is the ability to drag pinned apps from the Start menu to the taskbar to pin them there instead. Previous builds only allowed pinning apps from the "All Apps" list, not the pinned section of the Start.

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Solar panels installed in France in 1992 found to retain a remarkable 79% of original output

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In 1992, a small 1-kilowatt solar array called Phébus 1 was connected to the French grid by Hespul, a nonprofit renewable energy association based in Lyon, France. Over 30 years later, that same installation is still pumping out watts. After dismantling the vintage 10 square meter array last year, technicians.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.