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The International Gymnastics Federation could soon use robot judges. It plans to vote on using the new technology in major competitions and potentially the 2020 Olympics. The move could give judging control over to robots instead of humans. The technology is able to measure height, body angles, and the number of degrees that a gymnast splits their legs. For now, it is a judging support system. But if successful, robots could take over and change the nature of judged sports.
Toymaker Hasbro has agreed to buy the owner of Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. The deal would value the company, Entertainment One, at $4 billion. Hasbro expects to get a boost from E-One's children's TV programming, as well as its distribution. Hasbro says it will leverage the entertainment capabilities to bring its portfolio of brands to all screens globally. It owns titles like My Little Pony, Transformers and the Power Rangers franchise.
A month after DoorDash's CEO vowed to address its tipping issues, the food delivery platform has finally announced an updated policy. Drivers will now receive 100 percent of tips. This comes as the company has been under fire for pocketing customer tips.