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5 Things to Know Before Your Morning Coffee — Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.

So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.

GM Announces Plans to go Full Electric by 2035

The face of American cars is going to look a lot different in about 15 years, as General Motors announced it will be shifting to all electric by 2035. The company has also set a goal of being carbon neutral by 2040. By 2025, 40% of its US models will be battery-powered.

Google Comes to Robinhood’s Rescue

Google came to Robinhood’s aid at the end of its awful Thursday to get rid of its mountain of one-star reviews. The company was powered down to a one-star rating after its decision to halt trading on a number of hot stocks that remained available to wall street investors. Google deleted more than 100,000 reviews.

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Israeli Startup Develops Pizza Drone Delivery

Dragontail Systems is working with a Tel Aviv Pizza Hut to perfect the art of pizza delivery via drone. According to Axios, the reason pizza delivery is difficult is because of its size and weight compared to delivering salads or hamburgers. The practice runs are sending pizzas to a nearby parking lot as they perfect the system.

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Lawmakers look to ban Dark Patterns

Lawmakers in California are taking a deeper look at dark patterns that aim to influence customers and browsers into taking specific actions. Issues they are looking at range from excessive difficulty to cancel a subscription to attempts to influence purchasing. The bill is designed to prevent users from being tricked in to surrendering their data.

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Corey Noles is the Managing Editor for Innovation & Tech Today. In more than two decades as a journalist, he has covered crime, MLB, business, healthcare, politics and anything else that could snag a headline.

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