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DJI Mavic Mini review: A weekend with DJI's affordable drone

[Tue 21:05] I took DJI's Mavic Mini drone along for a weekend getaway out to rural eastern Oregon. The Mavic Mini is the lightest drone in the Mavic line. DJI went to great lengths to get the Mavic Mini down below 250 grams because drones beneath this weight threshold don't need to be registered with the FAA before flight. The Mavic Mini is definitely the best drone you can get for 400 bucks.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

CDC says it's finally found a cause of the vaping illness that's killed dozens

[Fri 20:05] Investigators found Vitamin E acetate in the lung fluids of 29 people who reported getting sick from vaping, the Centers for Disease Control said Friday. While Vitamin E acetate has long been suspected as the likely culprit, Friday's announcement is the first time the CDC has acknowledged publicly that it was such. The results from the 29 patients where Vitamin E acetate was found include both those that have gotten sick and recovered, and those that had died. Vitamin E acetate is found in both foods and cosmetic products, especially topical creams.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Boeing wants to get to the moon in as few steps as possible

[Thu 23:05] Boeing submitted a proposal to NASA for a human lander concept that would deliver astronauts to the moon in the fewest steps possible. "Using the lift capability of NASA's Space Launch System Block 1B, we have developed a 'Fewest Steps to the Moon' approach that minimizes mission complexity, while offering the safest and most direct path to the lunar surface," said Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Space and Launch for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, in the announcement. While Boeing is aiming for fewer steps to the moon, SpaceX has similar goals for its moon missions, but also with a focus on getting to the moon the cheapest way. In 2014, NASA selected SpaceX and Boeing to work with its Commercial Crew Program.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is small, affordable, and brimming with value

[Thu 10:05] Hyundai released pricing information for the 2020 Venue, a value-packed model that slots at the bottom of its crossover and SUV range. Aimed at what Hyundai identified as "Urban entrepreneurs," the Venue is positioned below the Kona in terms of size and price. Why Venue? Hyundai explained it chose the name because other members of its crossover and SUV lineup are named after places. Made in South Korea, the 2020 Hyundai Venue starts at $17,250 before a mandatory $1,095 destination charge gets added to the bottom line; think of it as shipping and handling for cars.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

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Motorola's foldable Razr smartphone ships in January for $1,500

[Thu 08:05] During a flashy press event in Los Angeles this evening, Motorola unveiled what it's simply calling the new Razr, an Android smartphone with a clamshell-style form factor that folds a full 180 degrees. It's something of a love letter to the Razr V3, with a zero-gap hinge that remains flush when closed and an external display - the Quick View Display - that mimics the original. As alluded to earlier, the Razr features more than one display. As befits a Motorola smartphone, the new Razr ships with features carried over from previous products.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Motorola Razr 2019 video hands-on, release date, price, features

[Thu 08:05] The Motorola Razr, which was a household name in the mid-00s at the height of the popularity of flip-phones, is getting a reboot from Motorola this year and, if reports are correct, the 2019 Motorola Razr will be launched on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at an event in Los Angeles. The return of the Razr became certain in mid-April 2019, when the new Motorola Razr was officially confirmed as existing and indeed called the "Motorola Razr" in an official Bluetooth certification body listing, which also confirmed that the phone would use Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Unlike the rebooted Nokia 3310, which sells for £49.95, the Motorola Razr will be a high-end flagship smartphone with a price tag that competes with the latest iPhone models and the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Just a few minutes later, a new series of Motorola Razr 2019 images leaked and then on Friday 1 November, a THIRD successive leak saw a hands-on image of the new Razr hit the internet courtesy of Mobile news site DroidShout.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sony's next smartphone win could be the Huawei P40 Pro not the Xperia 2

[Thu 07:05] The once popular Sony Xperia range of smartphones may pale in comparison to the popularity of some of its competitors, such as the Samsung Galaxy S10, the iPhone 11 and the Huawei P30, but Sony is still one of the top dogs when it comes to supplying other phone manufacturers with cameras. The Huawei P30 Pro also uses Sony CMOS image sensors. We may not see this sensor in Sony's next Xperia model, as the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 use the more modest 12MP sensors despite higher-performance models being available. Given that Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus and others are already using Sony image sensors, expect the IMX686 sensor to make its way into some of the most popular phones of next year, including the Huawei P40 Pro.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

UT celebrates Geographic Information Science Day by launching new geospatial tool

[Thu 07:03] The University celebrated Geographic Information System Day on Wednesday by educating faculty and students about the growing field of research during several events across campus. Geospatial data contains both location information as well as information about what is going on in that location, geospatial data coordinator Michael Shensky said. Geographic information system analyst Zachary Berry said the system offers people access to information ranging from a building's height and size to its material and builder. "What we would like to see overtime is researchers incorporating that information into their work, students using it in class projects and faculty and staff researchers using it to gain new insight into what they are working on."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Opinion: Science education

[Thu 07:03] Despite three national policies on science and technology in the last three decades and rapid expansion in the number of private colleges and universities in Nepal, science education still lacks definitive plans and programmes. Programme in TU. Kathmandu University, Pokhara University and Purbanchal University do not give emphasis to general science in the B.Sc. Universities in Nepal should change their academic programmes in science and technology to meet the market demand, local interest, and ensure employment opportunities for the graduates. The universities should include life science in all disciplines of science and technology to meet the growing demand of globalisation.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Invest in science and technology, Ndalichako urges African countries

[Thu 06:03] Minister for Education, Science, and Technology, Prof Joyce Ndalichako made the call on Monday in Dar es Salaam when speaking at the official opening of the five-day 'African Science Granting Council 2019'. Prof Ndalichako also called on the council member states to identify scientific and technological problems and implementing jointly the flagship research innovation programme in social sector for the future benefit of science and technology. "Prof Ndalichako further said:"Tanzanian government is looking forward to receive recommendation from the meeting and work on it for the better future of funding science technology and innovation in Africa. African Science Granting Councils meeting is co-hosted by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology in collaboration with the South Africa National Research Foundation and African Technological Policy Studies Network.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

SAGE Explores Technologies Used in Social Science Research

[Thu 06:03] SAGE published a white paper on tools and software for social science research. "It addresses the challenges facing those who build and use these tools, and looks to the future of technology in social research." Topics include the following:Which tools are social researchers currently using? Using software tools in the research process is of critical importance to a majority of social science researchers. Academics are at the forefront of innovation in the development of research tools.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Motorola's foldable Razr smartphone ships on January 9 for $1,500

[Thu 05:05] During a flashy press event in Los Angeles this evening, Motorola unveiled what it's simply calling the new Razr, an Android smartphone with a clamshell-style form factor that folds a full 180 degrees. It's something of a love letter to the Razr V3, with a zero-gap hinge that remains flush when closed and an external display - the Quick View Display - that mimics the original. As alluded to earlier, the Razr features more than one display. As befits a Motorola smartphone, the new Razr ships with features carried over from previous products.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Motorola Razr hands-on review: A $1,500 blast from the past

[Thu 05:05] Motorola insists the new Razr wasn't an attempt to bring the company's Razr V3 flip phone back from the dead, but came about organically based on user polls and research showing that people wanted a more pocketable phone. Especially one that looks so much like the Razr V3. From its external display, to the Razr thinness, and even the distinctive chin which now houses the antenna and a speaker, the new Razr is reminiscent of the classic when closed. Otherwise, it's essentially a regular smart phone in a Motorola Razr form factor that looks different and nostalgic, while also achieving a bit of a futuristic look. With a hefty price tag, internals that underwhelm, and no other groundbreaking features to speak of, the Motorola Razr relies a lot on design and nostalgia to win over fans.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The foldable Motorola Razr makes big phones less of a handful

[Thu 05:05] Motorola has revealed the new Motorola Razr, and it's a foldable phone with a twist. Borrowing heavily from the classic Motorola Razr V3's design, the new Motorola Razr asks why we can't simply make big phones smaller again by folding a 6.2-inch screen into a smaller package. The new Motorola Razr doesn't just borrow the Razr V3's name - it calls back to that phone's classic clamshell design too. Motorola hasn't been one for using top "Flagchip" processors in its flagship phones in recent years, and the new Razr is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, a premium midrange chip from 2018.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Western Sydney University announces new Deans for Schools of Built Environment, Science and Psychology

[Thu 05:03] Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of three female senior leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and health disciplines to newly established Dean roles. The appointment of these senior leaders means that 8 of the 14 Deans at Western Sydney University will be women from 2020 when the new Schools will be established and operational. Acting Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Denise Kirkpatrick, said the three new Deans all bring extensive leadership experience to the roles and, in their own unique ways, will make a significant impact on the University's teaching and research in the STEM and psychology disciplines. These appointments build on the University's successes in addressing gender equality, including receiving the prestigious Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award - part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity initiative - in recognition of its sector-leading programs and initiatives to promote gender equity for staff, particularly in the STEM disciplines.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China to Invest USD10 Million to Build Global Agriculture Science Alliance

[Thu 05:03] Nov. 14 - The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences plans to invest USD10 million over the next five years to set up a worldwide co-operative focused on developing cutting-edge farming technologies to overcome the latest challenges to the industry. The CAAS launched the program yesterday at the Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology in Chengdu, Xinhua News Agency reported. Early research will cover green agricultural development, such as molecular design breeding, smart agriculture, biosecurity and recycling of waste. CAAS backed the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization at the forum, where the UNFAO's Director-General Qu Dongyu said the world is facing a growing number of agricultural challenges, such as eliminating poverty and extreme hunger, climate change, depleting resources, environmental pollution and risks of trans-boundary animal diseases and plant-devouring pests.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Opinion: Science education, make it job-oriented

[Thu 03:03] Despite three national policies on science and technology in the last three decades and rapid expansion in the number of private colleges and universities in Nepal, science education still lacks definitive plans and programmes. Programme in TU. Kathmandu University, Pokhara University and Purbanchal University do not give emphasis to general science in the B.Sc. Universities in Nepal should change their academic programmes in science and technology to meet the market demand, local interest, and ensure employment opportunities for the graduates. The universities should include life science in all disciplines of science and technology to meet the growing demand of globalisation.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ranker Ranks #187 on Deloitte's 2019 Technology Fast 500 Featuring the Fastest Growing Companies in North America

[Thu 03:03] PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - Ranker, known as the world's leading publisher for fan-powered rankings on just about everything, announced it is ranked #187 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500. This is the 25th anniversary of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, which ranks both private and public companies by fiscal revenue growth from 2015 to 2018. "As an avid fan of all things ranked, it's an honor to be among the 500 winners of the fastest growing tech companies, including one of 26 based in Los Angeles.," said Clark Benson. About Ranker Ranker, a Top 50 site in the US, attracts more than 40 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is the leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Pay will offer checking accounts in 2020

[Thu 02:05] Alphabet's Google said on Wednesday it will offer personal checking accounts next year through its Google Pay app in partnership with Citigroup and a small credit union at Stanford University. "We're exploring how we can partner with banks and credit unions in the U.S. to offer smart checking accounts through Google Pay, helping their customers benefit from useful insights and budgeting tools, while keeping their money in an FDIC or NCUA-insured account," Ewer said in a statement, referring by acronym to two U.S. agencies that insure deposits. Google's biggest success in financial services has been in India, where it has over 67 million monthly users for Google Pay, which is used to digitally pay for groceries, Uber rides, and other transactions. Former Google Pay employees said the company faces a massive challenge gaining users for payment tools in locations such as the United States that have robust financial products already.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

John Carmack moves to ‘consulting CTO' role at Oculus

[Thu 02:05] John Carmack is stepping down from his full-time position as chief technology officer at Facebook Oculus virtual reality division. Carmack started at Oculus in 2013 as CTO and helped popularize the movement to bring consumer VR back to the masses with modern technology. He weathered a lawsuit between ZeniMax, which bought his old company id Software, and Facebook over the ownership of the VR technology that Carmack worked on with Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus. In his post, Carmack said he is going to work on artificial general intelligence.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Disney+ doesn't include Michael Jackson's Simpsons episode

[Thu 02:05] In the lead-up to Disney+, Disney bragged that its streaming service would contain the complete 30-season run of The Simpsons. Although Jackson provided Kompowsky's voice, he appeared in the episode uncredited, leading fans to speculate whether it was actually Jackson or a talented soundalike playing the part. Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirmed that Jackson really did play Kompowsky in an interview in 2018, explaining that the late musician loved Bart Simpson but couldn't officially appear on the show for contractual reasons. For similar reasons, Jackson only provided Kompowsky's speaking voice in "Stark Raving Dad." Kipp Lennon, a Jackson impersonator, performed the vocals on "Happy Birthday, Lisa," the song that Kompowsky sings in the episode.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The best Marvel movies on Disney+

[Thu 01:05] Disney has indicated that the amount of Marvel movies on the service will start out small and gradually expand to cover the entire MCU - including several original series that will only be available on Disney+. Not only did the film launch one of the greatest franchises in Hollywood history, but it made Marvel movies the new gold standard for superhero cinema. Marvel's first female-led solo superhero feature, Captain Marvel proved skeptics wrong by becoming the first female-led superhero movie to earn more than $1 billion worldwide. The final chapter in Marvel's massive "Infinity Saga" that began with the aforementioned Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame concluded a story that was 23 movies in the making, pitting nearly every hero in the MCU against the cosmic conqueror Thanos.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Alumna receives Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching

[Thu 01:03] A Boise State alumna recently received the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching for Idaho. The Presidential Excellence Awards in Science, Mathematics and Engineering are announced annually. Established in 1983, they are the highest awards given by the U.S. Government to K-12 teachers of mathematics and science, including computer science. Nominations and awards are facilitated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Scientists join Democrats in panning EPA's 'secret science' rule

[Thu 01:03] Scientists join Democrats in panning EPA's 'secret science' rule. "Any form of this rule essentially guarantees that political agendas are given more weight than science in EPA rule-making." "Science transparency does not weaken science, quite the contrary. By requiring transparency, scientists will be required to publish hypothesis and experimental data for other scientists to review and discuss, requiring the science to withstand skepticism and peer review," the agency wrote. Many critics say the board was not given enough time to review the proposal overall or help craft a fix for sensitive information, hoping to fast-track those recommendations and turn them over by the end of the year - just before EPA is set to release its science transparency rule.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Digital Trends Live: 16″ MacBook Pro, Facebook Pay, flying motorcycles, and more

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Ferrari rediscovers beauty with the 612-horsepower, 199-mph Roma

[Thu 00:05] The new Roma proves Ferrari still knows how to make a good looking car. The Roma shares a platform with the Ferrari Portofino, with the same wheelbase as that model. Ferrari claims the Roma will do zero to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed in excess of 199 mph. The top speed is about the same as the Portofino, but the Roma can complete the zero to 62 mph sprint 0.1 second quicker, based on Ferrari's estimates.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

5G : Everything you need to know

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Rune II publisher didn't know developer Human Head was closing

[Wed 23:05] Earlier today, GamesBeat reported that Rune II developer Human Head has shut down. "Today, developer Human Head Studios announced that it closed its doors and will be starting a new studio," reads the Ragnarok statement. Publisher Ragnarok Game did say that Human Head was supposed to work on Rune II for the foreseeable future. "Human Head had a longstanding agreement with Rune II's publisher, Ragnarok Game, LLC, to provide ongoing support for the game," reads the Ragnarok statement.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

EPA Proposal to Limit Science Used in Rulemaking Takes Center Stage During Committee Meeting

[Wed 23:03] The EPA proposal to limit science used in rulemaking was discussed by panel members during a hearing held today by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, with patient confidentiality serving as a major issue. This week's EPA proposal to limit science used in rulemaking was discussed by panel members during a hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, with patient confidentiality serving as a major issue. Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing titled "Strengthening Transparency or Silencing Science? The Future of Science in EPA Rulemaking" in which panel members discussed the issues correlated to the proposal. Michael Halpern, deputy director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, strongly opposed the proposal stating, "This is a wholesale politicization of the process," while additionally adding, "It was hard to imagine that they could have made this worse, but they did," said Halpern.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hearthstone devs are happy to finally bring dragons to the Year of the Dragon

[Wed 22:05] We're in the year of the dragon, right? It's been exciting to finally pump out all of these dragons that we have in Descent of Dragons and a bunch of legendary dragons coming back, being able to do those aspects again. One thing with Descent of Dragons - the thing that we wanted to make sure we got into the last set of the year was dragons. Laughs] We did the Year of the Dragon, but I think there were three dragons so far? Now there's a lot! Now you're all going to be able to play all those dragon decks. It's one of those things where we were sitting around and thinking, okay, we have all these dragon aspects coming back, what's Togwaggle going to do? What makes sense here? A dragon made out of wax! He just summoned this wax dragon.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

App developers in Uganda use TensorFlow to spot armyworm damage in maize

[Wed 22:05] The threat of devastating losses prompted developers participating in a Google Developer Group in Mbale to create an Android app - FlatButter - that identifies signs of Fall armyworm damage in maize crops. "The vast damage and yield losses in maize production, due to FAW, got the attention of global organizations, who are calling for innovators to help," wrote Hansu Mobile and Intelligent Innovations CEO Nsubuga Hassan, who led the team that developed the app. The app developers first collected data samples from nearby fields, using their smartphones to capture images. Using TensorFlow Converter, a tool that takes a TensorFlow model and generates a lightweight version, they integrated a trained image classifier into the aforementioned FlatButter app.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tesla gets permit to start production in Chinese factory

[Wed 22:05] Tesla just received a permit to begin production of Model 3 sedans at its "Gigafactory" in Shanghai. The factory will be the first plant in China that is owned by a foreign carmaker, and it will be Tesla's first factory outside the U.S. Tesla will have to compete with other electric car makers in China, such as Zotye, which also has electric vehicle models. Even though Tesla received the manufacturing permit, according to Bloomberg, carmakers in China must also have all of their products approved for sale by authorities, meaning it could still be a while before Tesla models are rolling off the assembly line in China. Digital Trends reached out to Tesla to find out when the Shanghai factory will be ready to start producing vehicles, and we'll update this story once we hear back.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Volkswagen breaks ground on U.S. electric car factory, production starts in 2022

[Wed 22:05] Shortly after starting mass production of electric cars in Germany, Volkswagen took the first step toward doing the same in the United States. VW previously said it would start making electric cars at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory in 2022. The factory will build internal combustion cars and electric cars side by side for the foreseeable future. Volkswagen recently kicked off large-scale production of electric cars in Zwickau, Germany, with the ID.3 hatchback.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

LMI promotes fellow to technology, strategy chief

[Wed 22:03] PEOPLE. LMI promotes fellow to technology, strategy chief. LMI has promoted Sharon Hays, one of its senior technical fellows, to chief technology and strategy officer one year after she joined the nonprofit government consultancy. In a release, LMI said it has also tasked Hays to help oversee academic and industry partnerships including those forged through the firm's LMI Ventures organization that invests in and partners with emerging technology companies. Hays joined Tysons, Virginia-based LMI in September 2018 from General Dynamics' IT services segment, where she managed agency portfolios and let its high-performance computing center of excellence.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

GraphAudio Bolsters Advisory Board with the Addition of Three Industry Leaders in Finance, Media, Science and Technology

[Wed 22:03] "Each member of our Advisory Board brings a diverse set of skills and industry leadership, strengthening our team's depth and furthering our mission to enhance audio streaming through the integration of 100% graphene micro-transducers across multiple platforms," said Ramesh Ramchandani. As Research/IP Executive Leader for the Oil & Gas industry sector, her portfolio encompasses multile leading - edge technology areas such as Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Technologies, Advanced Data Analytics for Industry Solutions, and Science & Technology foundational research. Serves on the board of Axcelis Technologies, Inc., Pallidus Inc. and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Is an award-winning media and technology innovator, board member, advisor, and entrepreneur.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Canalys: Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 2019, almost tripling Google

[Wed 21:05] Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 2019 for a 36.6% share of the market this quarter, up from 6.3 million units in Q3 2018. As for Baidu and Alibaba, the latter notched 3.9 million units shipped in Q3 2019, up from 2.2 million in Q3 2018, while Baidu sold through to consumers 3.7 million units in Q3 2019, up from 1 million units in Q3 2018. The install base recently passed 400 million as voice queries topped 3.6 billion, up from 150 million voice queries last November and 100 million last August. On the smart display side of things, the category grew 500% globally to reach 6.3 million units in Q3 2019, with Amazon nabbing second place with 2.2 million devices sold.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Here's everything currently available on Disney+ in the U.S.

[Wed 21:05] After months of speculation regarding what would be on Disney+ at launch, Disney posted a brief video on Twitter that managed to run through an extensive list of modern, classic, and entirely new content available to Disney+ subscribers. The caption for the video reads, "It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12." Disney followed that up with a truly impressive Twitter thread listing all of the titles available on Disney+ at launch, and a three-and-a-half hour trailer offering previews of all 600-plus movies, TV shows, and animated shorts. After the initial hype died down, Disney announced that blockbuster Marvel crossover film Avengers: Endgame - the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide - would also be available on the service on launch day in the U.S., as would James Cameron's Avatar. Just a day before the Disney+ debut, Disney added almost every other MCU movie to the list as well.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Nintendo 64's eBay consoles sales rocket up 205% over 2018

[Wed 20:05] In September, eBay customers bought an average of 2 Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 64 consoles per minute. Now Nintendo has even released many of its most beloved 8-bit and 16-bit as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service. So Nintendo fans have a lot of ways to play those early Nintendo games. "Our focus right now is absolutely on our dedicated platforms such as Nintendo Switch Lite and our flagship Nintendo Switch," Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser told The Verge in an interview last week.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New cardiology A.I. knows if you'll die soon. Doctors can't explain how it works

[Wed 20:05] Here's a scenario scary enough to warrant a horror movie: An artificial intelligence that is able to accurately predict your chances of dying in the next year by looking at heart test results, despite the fact that the results may look totally fine to trained doctors. "We have developed two different artificial intelligence algorithms that can automatically analyze electrical tracings from the heart and make predictions about the likelihood of a future important clinical event," Brandon Fornwalt, from Pennsylvania-based healthcare provider Geisinger, told Digital Trends. The neural networks were trained on a data set consisting of 1.77 million electrocardiogram results from close to 400,000 people. "However, this is an intensely active area of investigation where new techniques are emerging to help us better understand exactly what the neural network is leveraging to make accurate predictions. It will be particularly important to understand what the neural network is using to make accurate predictions of mortality from electrocardiograms that are interpreted as completely normal by a physician. This may provide us with new insight about how to improve our interpretation of this widely used medical test."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Here's everything new about the 16-inch MacBook Pro

[Wed 20:05] Following months of rumors and leaks, Apple announced a new 16-inch MacBook Pro model. On the bright side, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro sports a new "Magic Keyboard" which looks to resolve those problems. Typing on the new MacBook Pro should feel more similar to the 2015 MacBook Pro than the 2018 MacBook Pro. Thanks to new thermals, Apple says the 16-inch MacBook Pro can run at higher power for longer times with 12 more watts compared to the older 15-inch MacBook.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Get paid in cryptocurrency for viewing ads in the new Brave browser

[Wed 20:05] Brave Software officially launched version 1.0 of its Brave web browser on Wednesday, November 13. To enable this feature, users can activate Brave Rewards and the associated Brave wallet during the browser installation. To earn BAT, Brave surfers can opt-in to view specific ads that aren't linked to a worldwide advertising platform. In addition to Brave Ads, the latest Brave browser automatically blocks third-party ads and trackers.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Conversica honored in Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 North America

[Wed 20:03] FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 12, 2019 - Conversica, Inc., the leader in Intelligent Virtual Assistants for Customer Engagement, today announced that it has again been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, a listing of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy technology companies in North America. AI 4th Global Annual Achievement Awards for Artificial Intelligence, Conversica won three awards including Best Use of AI for Automation, Best Use of AI for NLP or NLG, and AI Application/Product of the Year Personalization ONE awarded Conversica with a 2019 Rele Award for Data Science, AI and Intelligence Platform and named the company as a finalist for Personalization Tech Solution of the Year Conversica was named Marketo Technology Partner of the Year 2019 Conversica was also a finalist in the Digiday Technology Awards, and the AIconics Awards. First launched in 2009, the flagship Conversica® Sales AI Assistant has over a decade of expertise helping companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by autonomously contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Reaching out to over 100 million people on behalf of thousands of companies, Conversica's AI Assistants are built on a proven and patented intelligent automation platform integrating natural language understanding, decision and policy management, natural language generation, autonomous action chains and deep learning capabilities that engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A few points to ponder about the misconceptions surrounding science

[Wed 20:03] The letter expresses misconceptions about the scientific method and the scientific process that I would like to clarify. Scientific consensus is also a hallmark of the scientific endeavor, because science is also a body of accumulated knowledge that is so well supported by evidence that this knowledge is extremely unlikely to be wrong. Of course, the fact that the scientific consensus on this issue is still out, does not help women and mothers to know whether talcum powder is safe or not and of course often we wish that science already knows more than we currently do. Climate science is much further along from a scientific perspective than the research regarding talcum powder and ovarian cancer - the scientific consensus is there and we know at this point that the current global warming is human-caused.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

USM Ocean Science team to get state of the art research vessel

[Wed 20:03] OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - Pretty soon the University of Southern Mississippi's Ocean Science and Engineering team will have a new state of the art research ship at its disposal. A few months ago, Southern Miss was chosen to use one of three Regional Class Research Vessels to be built down the road in Houma, La. "Research vessels are like trucks, and this will be a very nice truck that will take people out on the water," said Dr. Monty Graham, Southern Miss associate vice president for research coastal operations. Graham also said once the new ship is built it will have lots of technological advancements, so those going out on research trips will have state of the art equipment to use out on the water. Owned by the National Science Foundation and valued at over $100 million, this 199-foot Regional Class Research Vessel is scheduled to begin construction in late 2019.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NOAA to Solicit Public Insight on Four Draft Science and Technology Strategies

[Wed 20:03] The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants the public to weigh in on four technology-focused strategies it's produced to steer future artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, 'omics, and cloud efforts. "These strategies are intended to dramatically expand our application of these four emerging science and technology focus areas by improving the efficiency, effectiveness and coordination of their development and usage across the agency," officials wrote in a notice of public comment set to be published in the Federal Register Thursday. NOAA has worked to advance solutions across all four areas in recent years and guidance from both Congress and President Trump's administration also influenced the draft strategies' development. "The draft strategies will ensure robust agency-wide coordination and strong institutional support from NOAA senior leadership for these emerging science and technology focus areas to guide transformational advances in the quality and efficiency of NOAA's science, products, and services," officials wrote.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

GitHub launches Arctic Code Vault to preserve open source software for 1,000 years

[Wed 19:05] GitHub today shared plans to open the Arctic Code Vault, an effort to store and preserve open-source software like Flutter and TensorFlow. Things started earlier this year with thousands of popular GitHub projects like Blockchain, WordPress, or programming languages like Rust or Ruby, but the Arctic Code Vault will be extended to all public repositories in February. "Nothing big will ever happen again without software," GitHub CEO Nat Friedman said when explaining why the Arctic Code Vault was created. The GitHub Arctic Code Vault is a part of the GitHub Archive Program, a collaboration between the Microsoft's GitHub and groups like the Internet Archive, The Long Now Foundation and Microsoft Research's Project Silica, which seeks to store data on glass.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

McLaren's latest supercar has 804 horsepower and no roof

[Wed 19:05] How can McLaren top those? With a high-performance two-seat roadster named Elva. In the early 1960s, McLaren built a successful car for the Can-Am series called the M1A. Race wins led to a flood of orders, but McLaren couldn't keep up. Elva is no longer around, but McLaren acquired the rights to the name for its new supercar. McLaren claims the Elva will do zero to 62 mph in under three seconds, and zero to 124 mph in 6.7 seconds, but didn't mention a top speed.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Importing photos to Lightroom on iOS will soon be less of a pain

[Wed 19:05] Importing photos from a camera to Lightroom on an iPhone or iPad requires two imports - one to the Camera Roll, and one to Lightroom itself. With an upcoming update to Lightroom CC, mobile imports will soon be less of a pain. In a sneak peek shared on November 13, Adobe Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty shared a look at a streamlined import process coming soon to iOS. Currently, images need to be imported to the Camera Roll before being added to a Lightroom catalog. Like when importing images from the Camera Roll, which is still available for photos shot with the iOS device itself, those photos are then stored in the Creative Cloud to access for any device.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Witcher series renewed for a second season ahead of season 1 premiere

[Wed 19:05] A month before The Witcher's season 1 premiere, Netflix announced it already renewed the fantasy drama series for a second season. Netflix has yet to unveil when the second season will premiere as well as how many episodes will be ordered. Prior to the season 1 release, Netflix unveiled a teaser trailer for the show in July during this year's San Diego Comic-Con, while it's first full-length trailer was unveiled last month during Lucca Comics & Games. The Witcher tv series was created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How To Become An MTN Momo Agent In Nigeria - Science/Technology - Nairaland

[Wed 19:03] MTN Nigeria has added mobile money to the MTN network of services. Tagged Momo Agent, the new mobile money platform will be managed by one of the MTN subsidiaries-Y'ello Digital Financial Services. MTN will leverage on its expansive network across Nigeria to ensure that MoMo Agents will immediately begin providing safe and accessible money transfer services to underbanked and unbanked people across Nigeria. At the launch of Momo Agent, Usoro Usoro, General Manager, Mobile Financial Services, said the Momo service in Nigeria was part of the company's strategic plan to drive financial inclusion and reduce poverty level.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A virtual reality camera captures life and science aboard the space station

[Wed 19:03] Traveling 17,500 miles per hour, the space station orbits Earth 16 times in 24 hours, so every 90 minutes, the space station experiences a sunrise. Partnering with the ISS National Lab and Time, a team from Felix and Paul Studios launched a high quality 360 degree camera to space to help tell the story of science and life aboard the orbiting laboratory. "We wanted to bring the viewer to the International Space Station to be alongside astronauts to experience the reality and challenges of life in microgravity and be part of the journey of learning to live and do science in space." The footage is being shot not only as entertainment and outreach but also as a test of virtual reality technologies as a means of documenting space travel and camera operations in space.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Interview: Tammy Wang, VP of Data Science and Engineering at Riviera Partners

[Wed 19:03] I recently caught up with Tammy Wang, VP of Data Science and Engineering at Riviera Partners to discuss her company's partnering with the University of Virginia Economics department to build an AI-powered application that can help people successfully navigate STEM career paths, with a focus on developing a long-term career trajectory in tech. Riviera Partners is a leading executive placement firm that matches top engineering and product talent with tech innovators. Tammy Wang: I lead the data science team at Riviera Partners, a retained search firm specializing in placements of executive leadership in engineering, product, and design, and we have a front row view of how skewed supply and demand are in tech recruiting. There is a notable talent shortage in tech, and qualified candidates in software engineering or data science can walk away with multiple offers within a few weeks with large compensation packages.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

India is embracing technology at a very fast pace: Patricia Florissi, VP, Dell Technologies | Interview

[Wed 19:03] India is not just another market, it is the most important part of Dell Technologies' journey, remarks Patricia Florissi, the company vice-president and global CTO - sales. India is embracing technology at a very, very fast pace. Dell Technologies is not only a technology company, we are much more than that. We have multiple programmes, where students are exposed to Dell Technologies early in the process to nurture their mind and create a mind-set towards technology.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Facebook now detects 80% of hate speech proactively

[Wed 18:05] Separately, Facebook said improvements to its internal child nudity and exploitation database enabled it to better detect and remove instances of content shared both on Facebook and Instagram. On Instagram in Q3 2019, Facebook says it removed about 1.5 million pieces of drug sale content, of which 95.3% it detected proactively. Facebook also said it made gains in hate speech content detection and removal, thanks in part to improved text and image matching techniques and machine-learning classifiers trained on thousands to millions of data samples. "Our XLM method enables us to better understand concepts like hate speech across languages [and we use] Whole Post Integrity Embeddings, a pretrained universal representation of content for integrity problems [that] works by understanding content across modalities, violation types, and even time. Our latest version is trained on more violations, with greatly increased training data."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

GitHub launches iOS app, Android app coming in 2020

[Wed 18:05] Popular project collaboration tool GitHub today announced a range of upgrades for programmers and developers working together including the launch of a GitHub mobile app for iOS smartphones and iPads. An Android app will be released in early 2020, GitHub VP of engineering Dana Lawson told VentureBeat. GitHub introduced Actions at GitHub Universe last year and shared plans to make Actions generally available this summer together with continuous integration support. "This is where the platform that you're hoping this will expand in the future, either in Bradford and depth, and it'll be, it's the way I phrase this to folks outside of GitHub is that this is the starting point for all future GitHub platform initiatives, whether that be on the code-to-cloud pipeline or security features, or even possibly the future of AI and ML-type workloads," GitHub SVP of engineering Jason Warner told VentureBeat in a phone interview.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Hold your horses: Electric cars won't go mainstream, Honda says

[Wed 18:05] Honda's first purpose-designed electric car, the adorable-looking E, made its debut during the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. "The hurdles to battery electric vehicles and complete autonomous driving are still quite high," he added. The technology is seen by some as a compromise, but it's a good one because it reduces fuel consumption without the range limitations and long charging times associated with many electric cars. In Europe, it pledged to sell only electric and hybrid cars by 2022.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Cruise builds digital maps for its self-driving cars

[Wed 18:05] General Motors-owned Cruise believes the key to making its cars better drivers is by creating better digital maps to guide them. Some companies buy maps from third-party suppliers, but Cruise chose to develop all of its maps in-house. Without going into much detail, Antcliffe said Cruise has the ability to quickly update its maps to account for changes such as construction or the addition of new bike lanes. Cruise believes better maps will give it an advantage in the race to commercialize self-driving cars, but those plans recently hit a roadblock.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Smart home changes the life of Marine who lost leg during service

[Wed 18:05] On top of all of the smart home technology, EOC Audio also provided Panamax power protection for the home. Galla said his company will work with the Watsons to help fine-tune their smart home system so that it meets their needs. The creation of this unique smart home honors Cpl. Watson and provides technology-based solutions that help address lingering mobility issues, but it also gives the Marine and his family a comfortable home to where they can live and relax. While the smart home serves to help everyone, it's even more helpful for disabled individuals because devices in the home can be tuned to meet an assortment of needs.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Piper Launches New STEAM Product Focused on Science and Mathematics

[Wed 18:03] Piper, an award-winning STEAM education start-up announced today the launch of three new products: Piper Sensor Explorer, an extensive software update for the Piper Computer Kit and the new Piper Protection Plan. The new software update, available now for download on the Piper Computer Kit, unlocks entirely new worlds, challenges and adventures in Piper's StoryMode, delivers a new UI graphic overhaul and a first of its kind Component Library, all unique to the Piper experience. "The new Piper Sensor Explorer, and its accompanying feature-rich software update, explores scientific concepts and emphasizes the"S" in STEAM by allowing kids to collect data, explore scientific concepts and practice design thinking by creating their own devices. The new software has three new worlds in Piper's StoryMode, the Raspberry Pi edition of Minecraft, that explain Sensor Explorer through game-based play, three new PiperCode projects and the Component Library.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Science challenge to boost students interest in STEM

[Wed 18:03] STUDENTS from eight primary schools in Suva and Navua participated in a Science Challenge designed to boost interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Officiating at the inaugural event this week at the Vodafone Arena, Education Minister Rosy Akbar said STEM was one way Government hoped to entice students to take up courses that []..   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Freshworks nabs $150 million to bring cloud and automation tools to customer engagement teams

[Wed 17:05] Freshworks, a company that provides customer service software and automation tools for businesses, has confirmed that it's raising $150 million in a series H round of funding co-led by Alphabet's CapitalG, Sequioa Capital, and Accel. As with just about every industry, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are infiltrating the customer engagement sphere in a big way. Just yesterday, Google announced a major upgrade for CallJoy, an automated telephone-based customer service agent, while countless startups continue to raise big bucks to develop AI for customer support teams. Freshworks has already made moves on that front - back in May it snapped up customer service management software company Natero, which leverages machine learning to help businesses predict and prevent customer churn.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Cloud launches AI-driven management platform to tame network complexity

[Wed 17:05] Google Cloud today announced the public launch of its Network Intelligence Center, a platform that uses AI to help manage the sprawling networks companies must wrangle as they move more of their critical operations online. According to Shailesh Shukla, vice president of product management for Google Cloud Platform Networking, the tools to oversee this patchwork have lagged behind, leaving the networks vulnerable to simplistic errors such as misconfigurations that can take the whole system down. Network Topology: Currently in beta, this module visualizes all networks and how they interact to make it easy to understand and monitor the global infrastructure. Performance Dashboard: Currently in alpha, it offers real-time network performance monitoring to keep tabs on the overall health and quickly spot any application performance issues.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Robot overlords? More like co-verlords. The future is human-robot collaboration

[Wed 17:05] While there are certainly jobs that robots will take from humans, there are plenty of other jobs in which robots working alongside humans could greatly increase human productivity. "The robot allows for diagnosis and physical interaction. Remote maintenance is of particular interest as, with the growth of technological complexity, there is an increasing demand of expertise for occurring problems. Remote task solving cuts travelling times and allows accessing expert knowledge much more efficiently." Telepresence robots are increasingly widely used for a variety of applications, whether it's allowing unwell students to virtually attend classes or for citizen science projects such as guiding a trash pickup robot in the Chicago River. Easy-to-use collaborative robotic systems, allowing human and robot workers to share their skill sets, are just now entering the marketplace.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple announces the 16-inch MacBook Pro with brand-new keyboard

[Wed 17:05] Apple has finally announced the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro - after the longest and most convoluted series of rumors and leaks since the original iPhone. Starting at $2,399, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through and the Apple Store app. It was originally thought the 16-inch MacBook Pro would exist as a high-end MacBook Pro separate from the 13- and 15-inch models. Instead, some of the features previously rumored for this year's 16-inch MacBook Pro - the AMD Navi graphics and Mini-Led display, for example - may instead be reserved for the 2020 MacBook Pro, giving Apple more time to ensure these features are ready before release.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

F1 has plans to race the world's first net zero carbon engine in 2030

[Wed 17:05] "We believe F1 can continue to be a leader for the auto industry and work with the energy and automotive sector to deliver the world's first net zero carbon hybrid internal combustion engine," F1 Chairman Chase Carey said in a statement. Sticking with hybrid powertrains means F1 cars will continue to burn fossil fuels, meaning they will still produce carbon emissions. Lyft has used carbon offsets to claim that its ridesharing service is carbon neutral, and Volkswagen plans to use a similar approach to cancel out carbon emissions from its cars. To achieve net zero carbon emissions, the series will also adopt "Ultra efficient logistics and travel, and 100% renewably powered offices and factories," according to an F1 press release.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google will offer checking accounts as latest tech company to enter finance

[Wed 17:05] Google is the latest tech company to enter the financial world by offering checking accounts starting next year. The financial institutions would be the main focus on Google's Cache, rather than Google creating its own, separate financial brand. Google told the Journal that it wouldn't sell checking account users' financial data and that it doesn't use the data from the already established Google Pay for advertising or marketing purposes. According to reports, federal regulators are already looking into whether Google has an unfair advantage in the financial realm, given its other products like search, home speakers, Google suite, and more.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple's Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will launch this December

[Wed 17:05] Ever since Apple unveiled them at WWDC 2019, people have been wondering when the ultra-powerful Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be launching. With typical immodesty, Apple proclaimed that "The all-new Mac Pro, the world's best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world's best pro display, will be available in December." The Pro Display XDR is the first standalone high-resolution display Apple has sold since it discontinued the Thunderbolt Display in 2016. Fancy getting hold of the Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR? The Mac Pro starts at a whopping $6,000, while the Pro Display XDR costs $5,000.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Enterprise Technology Behind Big Business Decisions

[Wed 17:03] The science of mapping and understanding patterns critical to business and government is powered by a geographic information system, or GIS. Executives and leaders rely on GIS technology to deliver location intelligence-data visualization and analytics for insight, decision-making, and prediction. On November 13, we celebrate GIS Day when GIS users share their smart maps and analysis with the larger community. The company's marketing executives use GIS technology to understand population demographics and target outreach efforts. These efforts fueled a quantitative revolution in the world of geographic science and laid the groundwork for GIS. Esri founders Jack and Laura Dangermond were among this early group of GIS developers.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Volvo's prototype autonomous bus drives itself around depots

[Wed 16:05] Volvo has demonstrated yet another potential use case for autonomous transport, after its Volvo Buses subsidiary showcased a self-driving bus that's capable of transporting itself around depots. "This marks a very important step in our autonomous journey, as we now have successfully shown the commercial benefits an autonomous solution can deliver in a bus depot," noted Volvo Buses president Håkan Agnevall. Volvo has carried out a number of autonomous bus demonstrations before, but this latest one, which took place at a Keolis' depot outside of Gothenburg, was among the first to take place in a real bus depot. "We are still many years away from seeing fully autonomous buses on public roads, but since bus depots are confined areas with predictable and repetitive traffic flows, we see autonomous buses being used there much sooner," Agnevall added.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Prey developer Human Head shuts down; Bethesda hires team to open new studio

[Wed 16:05] In its place, Bethesda Softworks is launching a new studio with the Human Head team called Roundhouse Studios. "Sadly, we had to wind down the business of Human Head Studios and close its doors, which was particularly devastating due to the passion and creativity of the team we'd assembled," said Rhinehart. "We reached out to our friends at Bethesda for help, and they saw that same creativity and passion in our team. With the formation of Roundhouse Studios, Bethesda offered every employee of Human Head a position at the new company. We are excited our team will remain together, pursuing the work we love, as part of a company we already know and admire." "While sorry to hear of their challenges as Human Head Studios, we were excited by the opportunity to bring under the Bethesda umbrella this talented, established development team," Bethesda development boss Todd Vaughn said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Maps gets text-to-speech translations for place names and addresses in 50 languages

[Wed 16:05] Google is bringing a little bit of Google Translate into Google Maps as the company looks to help travelers better communicate their planned destination in dozens of local languages. This is the scenario Google is hoping to address by bringing "Google Maps and Google Translate closer together," according to Google Maps product manager Laszlo de Brissac. Given the clear synergies between Maps and Translate, it's perhaps surprising Google hasn't created deeper integrations between these two products before. Over the next month, Google Maps users on both Android and iOS will be able to access this new feature in 50 languages, with more to come in the future.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Black Friday season gets smart with Google Nest Mini, Home Mini, Fitbit and Lenovo smart clock deals from Currys

[Wed 16:05] With Black Friday deals ramping up and Christmas on the horizon, smart devices will find their way into every online gift basket and, eventually, under more than a few trees. Currys has some great offers on several of the most popular smart devices, starting with Google's Nest Mini, bundled with the Fitbit Inspire HR for just £74.99, a saving of £64. Not fussed about the Fitbit, but still want the smart speaker functionality? There's always the Google Home Mini, which provides voice control and access to Google Assistant's excellent smart functionality. If you want to start creating your very own smart home network, Currys is also slashing the price of the Google Assistant-connected Lenovo smart clock.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price crashes as THIS Black Friday sale rocks retailers

[Wed 16:05] The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of the absolute best phones of 2019, which is why this Black Friday deal from respected UK mobile retailer fonehouse is very much welcome, as it allows phone enthusiasts to land the phone for cheap. How cheap? The fonehouse Note 10 deal, which is part of its official Black Friday sale, bags you the hot handset for nothing up-front, and then for £46 per month over a 24-month period, with that price also including a data-stuffed, unlimited minutes and texts SIM plan from EE. T3 gave the Note 10 a maximum score of 5 stars on review, and rate the phone massively, while EE has made a name for itself as a reliable network with excellent coverage and connection speeds. This deal is also protected by fonehouse's Black Friday price promise, meaning that if you find a cheaper deal on the package then fonehouse will refund you the difference. Like the idea of the Note 10, or large amounts of data on your SIM each month, but would prefer to buy them seperately? Well, be sure to check out today's very best prices on the Note 10, as well as available SIM only deals, in the comparison charts below.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Amazon Garmin watch deal: get £20 off the Garmin Vivomove 3S hybrid smartwatch

[Wed 16:05] So when you find a hybrid smartwatch deal, like this Garmin Vivomove 3S offer from Amazon, you can look classy, for cheaper. Buy the Garmin Vivomove 3S hybrid smartwatch in Rose Gold colour on Amazon for £199.99, was £219.99, you save £20 - 9% off. View Deal.Why you should buy the Garmin Vivomove 3S hybrid smartwatch. Being a smartwatch, the Garmin Vivomove 3S also supports smart notifications and even lets you access your calendar, using the hidden display at the bottom of the watch face.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Platform Science Recognized on CNBC's Coveted Upstart 100 List

[Wed 16:03] PRNewswire-PRWeb/ - Platform Science, an enterprise IoT fleet management platform, has been recognized by CNBC as one of its 100 fast-growing, early stage start-ups to watch on their 2019 Upstart 100 list. Platform Science was chosen amongst hundreds of top-tier contenders to make the final list, which was announced on November 12, 2019.Founded in 2014, Platform Science fills a need in the transportation space that lets trucking fleets eliminate waste and save time and money. The CNBC Upstart 100 list identifies those companies who are breaking industry barriers and using innovation to create new solutions in their given field. and to read the full CNBC Upstart 100 list please visit CNBC.SOURCE Platform Science.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Censor Science

[Wed 16:03] Is holding a full Committee hearing titled, "Strengthening Transparency or Silencing Science? The Future of Science in EPA Rulemaking." We are here today to discuss a proposed rule that EPA released last year, entitled "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science." This is not a new issue for this Committee. The Secret Science Reform Acts, the HONEST Act, and now the "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" rule have all been met with the same passionate negative response from the scientific community. Commenters panned the harmful consequences of the rule for public health and the dubious legal justification for the rule.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Wappier raises $4 million to power data visualization for apps and games

[Wed 15:05] Wappier is a platform that uses AI models to predict consumer and user behavior, and it just raised $4 million in a seed round. The company says more than 80 apps and games use Wappier, such as NBA General Manager, Wizzo, and Fananees 2. I asked founder Alex Moukas how Wappier applies for mobile games and other apps. Wappier says its platform analyzers over 2 billion data facts per day from over 15 million users.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

This killer Black Friday Fitbit Inspire HR + Google Nest Mini bundle deal is live NOW

[Wed 15:05] Currys started rolling out their Black Friday deals early: take for example this red-hot smart fitness bundle deal: get your paws on a Fitbit Inspire HR and a Goole Nest Mini smart speaker for only £74.99. The Fitbit Inspire HR - as the name suggests - tracks heart rate which helps tracking calories burned throughout the day better. The Fitbit Inspire HR - paired up with the free Fitbit smartphone app - can score your cardio fitness level, too. The Google Nest Mini is Google's answer to the Alexa powered Amazon Echo Dot series, but Google has an unfair advantage over the range of Echo devices: they have the vest search engine in the world.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Nintendo Switch Lite review: back to the future

[Wed 15:05] Prices range from the RRP of £199.99 down to the mid-to-high £180s, with ShopTo for example offering the Lite right now for £187.85, which is a 6% discount on RRP. My analysis of pricing on the Nintendo Switch Lite is that a price point of £179.99 would be better, and £149.99 would make it very attractive to many gamers. If you don't already have a Nintendo Switch then setup on the Switch Lite is very straight forward. In terms of battery life, the Nintendo Switch Lite beats the Nintendo Switch comfortably, with a run-time of 3-7 hours easily outlasting the 2.5-5.5 hours of the original. The Switch Lite does not beat the battery life of the new Nintendo Switch that launched earlier this year, which is identical to the original but delivers a battery life of 4.5 to 9 hours.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple announces the 16-inch MacBook Pro

[Wed 15:05] Apple has finally announced the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro - after the longest and most convoluted series of rumors and leaks since the original iPhone. Starting at $2,399, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through and the Apple Store app. It was originally thought the 16-inch MacBook Pro would exist as a high-end MacBook Pro separate from the 13- and 15-inch models. Instead, some of the features previously rumored for this year's 16-inch MacBook Pro - the AMD Navi graphics and Mini-Led display, for example - may instead be reserved for the 2020 MacBook Pro, giving Apple more time to ensure these features are ready before release.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AMD Ryzen 4000: Everything you need to know

[Wed 15:05] The first Ryzen 4000 CPUs will almost certainly be laptop processors built around the Zen 2 architecture at the heart of AMD's Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs. Ryzen 4000 series CPUs, like Ryzen 3000 before them, will use a combination of two architectures throughout the range. The new Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs will leverage the existing Zen 2 architecture that combines a 12nm I/O chip with 7nm CPU and GPU chiplets to form the overall APU. Ryzen 4000 desktop processors will use the upcoming Zen 3 architecture, which makes further refinements on the design. The Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs should see a significant performance uplift over their Ryzen 3000 counterparts.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Opinion: Silicon Valley schools still lacking robust computer science curriculum

[Wed 15:03] Over the past two years, California has laid the foundation for a robust K-12 computer science education for California students. Despite this progress, the adoption of computer science curriculum and courses remains voluntary for schools. SCCOE provided a two-day teacher training on computer science and computational thinking and established a Computer Science Community of Practice. Is the director of tech and education policy for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Technology 202: Disinformation campaigns targeting veterans are in the spotlight on Capitol Hill today

[Wed 15:03] Ctrl + N Experts will warn lawmakers on Capitol Hill today that foreign actors have been targeting U.S. veterans across social media for at least eight years. Veterans were a key target of Russia's effort to sow discord and spread disinformation ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Kristofer Goldsmith, the Vietnam Veterans of America's chief investigator, will warn that veterans are a prime target for online influence campaigns because they're "More likely than any other demographic in the U.S. to vote, run for office, and motivate others to vote," according to his prepared testimony. The House Committee on Veterans Affairs will host a hearing on "Hijacking our Heroes: Exploiting Veterans through Disinformation on Social Media" at 2 p.m. Eastern time.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

EPA proposal would limit use of science in public health rules

[Wed 15:03] Scientists and doctors are sounding the alarm about a Trump administration proposal to significantly limit the use of scientific and medical research in setting public health regulations. The proposal would require scientists to disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical records, before the EPA could consider an academic study's conclusions. Critics say the proposal would impede new clean air and water rules because many studies that show an association between pollution and health risks use personal health information gathered under confidentiality agreements, The Times reported. "This means the EPA can justify rolling back rules or failing to update rules based on the best information to protect public health and the environment, which means more dirty air and more premature deaths," warned Paul Billings, senior vice president for advocacy at the American Lung Association.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

XAG Wins Top Honour the 'Best Innovation in Precision Farming Technology' at Crop Science Awards 2019

[Wed 15:03] PRNewswire/ - XAG has been awarded Best Innovation in Precision Farming Technology for its smart agriculture solutions at Crop Science Awards 2019 presented in London, United Kingdom. XAG is the first Chinese agriculture technology company awarded the Crop Science Awards - the 'Oscar' of the crop science and technology industry. In the following three categories: Best Innovation in Precision Farming Technology for accelerating developments in precision agriculture technology, Best Application Technology Innovation for improving the precision and safety of pesticide application and Best Company from an Emerging Region for making the greatest contribution to the crop protection industry. XAG has earned Best Innovation in Precision Farming Technology with its smart agriculture solutions which are crafted to help farmers optimise the use of agricultural resources, improve crop yield and reduce environmental impacts.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Liqid raises $28 million for adaptive resource management in datacenters

[Wed 14:05] Liqid has raised $28 million for adaptive resource management to improve round-the-clock utilization of computers in datacenters. "Liqid brings a fresh, critical perspective to the old problem of datacenter resource inefficiency, delivering a powerful, adaptive platform to dramatically increase resource utilization and reduce operational footprints and associated costs," said Stephen George, managing partner at Panorama Point Partners, in a statement. "As traditional computing environments falter under the demands of AI-centric, dynamic applications driving economic expansion, Liqid's innovation in composable infrastructure provides a comprehensive platform to optimize and efficiently architect datacenters to address the evolving requirements of a data-rich world," said Liqid CEO Sumit Puri in a statement. "We are grateful to Panorama Point Partners and all our investors, customers, and partners for believing in the Liqid platform's ability to deliver the foundation for an adaptive and agile datacenter to meet the rapidly evolving IT challenges of businesses across industry verticals."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Fitbit OS 4.1 arrives in December, and it might be the last

[Wed 14:05] Fitbit OS 4.1 will begin rolling out to Fitbit smartwatch users the first week of December. We therefore don't know the future of Fitbit OS. Google could push Fitbit to adopt Wear OS immediately or could support Fitbit OS for years to come, or it could do both - we simply don't know. Fitbit today rolled out new Fitbit Premium content and tools, including a personal wellness report, developed in consultation with medical professionals from institutions like the University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, San Francisco. A Fitbit spokesperson declined to share Fitbit Premium membership numbers.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

DroneDeploy raises $35 million for drone management and logistics tools

[Wed 14:05] DroneDeploy, a startup developing a holistic cloud-based drone mapping and analytics platform, today announced that it's closed a $35 million series D round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. "At Bessemer, we see drone solutions as a major opportunity in a $6 billion global market and DroneDeploy is the clear software category leader. The world's largest drone deployments rely on their technology, and we're excited to help bring the value of their platform to companies around the world." Winn recently noted that the number of registered commercial drones has grown by more than 2.5 times every year, and that the Federal Aviation Administration anticipates the number of registered drones will exceed one million by 2021. A veritable cottage industry of drone logistics has emerged concurrently, with companies like PrecisionHawk and Delair - both of which provide hardware and software solutions that helps companies launch and support drone operations - leading the pack.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ThreeKit raises $20 million to generate 3D product renderings on the fly

[Wed 14:05] So if a picture of a product's worth a thousand words, what about a three-dimensional rendering of said product? Ask former visual effects software creator Ben Houston's ThreeKit - it's in the business of creating them for clients like Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, and CIROC. The Chicago-based startup's offering enables brands to produce interactive three-dimensional "Experiences," such as product tours and comparison tools. "Buying online takes away the ability to touch and feel a product, so interactive product visuals are critical, especially for highly configurable and sophisticated products," said ThreeKit president Joachim Klein, who joined the company in February. "Commercial photography falls far short of online buyer expectations, and current eCommerce experiences don't capture how consumers engage with product listing before buying. Threekit overcomes these challenges by enabling incredible virtual product experiences." One use case ThreeKit touts pretty heavily is photorealistic images: With no more than a three-dimensional model of a product, it says, brands can add colors, textures, and lighting; set camera angles; and generate images and thumbnails of "All product permutations."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

App Annie: 5 predictions for mobile app and gaming success in 2020

[Wed 14:05] App Annie collects a lot of data on mobile devices, apps, and games. Here's the five predictions for 2020 that App Annie believes will help moble app and game publishers and developers. Regardless of initial performance, these subscription services will play key roles in long-term mobile gaming strategy - providing the opportunity to further strengthen the broader mobile gaming ecosystem. App Annie expects 5G's true potential to be initially legitimized by game publishers and gamers - the early adopters of the mobile economy - before expanding to support industrial applications like agriculture and logistics through the development of driverless cars and connected devices or the internet of things.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Artist Capital Management raises $100 million fund to invest in esports

[Wed 14:05] Artist Capital Management has closed a $100 million fund dedicated to investing in esports. The fund is called the Artist Esports Edge Fund, and it is aimed at getting institutional investors a chance to reap some of the potential rewards of esports investments. Second, Artist Capital Management believes that esports revenue - at $900 million in 2018 - has significant potential to expand in comparison to traditional sports leagues, with the NFL alone generating over $16 billion of revenue in 2018. "Artist Capital Management was an early mover in esports, and the Edge Fund provided an institutional solution for esports investing."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Vodafone Smart V10 review: one of the best ultra-budget phones you can buy

[Wed 14:05] There's no shortage of cheap and affordable phones out there, but is it possible to go ultra-budget without making too many compromises in terms of what you need from a phone? At £100 or so, that's the question that the Vodafone Smart V10 tries to answer. Just about everything that the Vodafone Smart V10 phone offers can be described as "Impressive, for the price" - but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to be the right budget phone for you. The Vodafone Smart V10 has its disappointments, but it's also fair to say that you're not going to do better at this price - so if you only have a fixed amount of money to spend, and you can't go any higher, then this could well be the phone for you. If you're going to compare phones only against other handsets in the same price bracket, then the Vodafone Smart V10 is definitely at the front of a fairly small field.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Grid Dynamics Announces Combination with ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp. to Become Publicly Listed Company

[Wed 14:03] SAN RAMON, Calif. & NEW YORK-(Business Wire)-Grid Dynamics International, Inc., a leader in driving enterprise-level digital transformation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company led by Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Carney and President and Chief Financial Officer Eric Benhamou. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, the business combination will be effected through a merger pursuant to which Grid Dynamics will be acquired by a subsidiary of ChaSerg and become a publicly traded entity under the name "Grid Dynamics Holdings, Inc.". At 11:00 AM ET on November 13, 2019, Grid Dynamics and ChaSerg will host a joint conference call to discuss the business combination with the investment community. ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Morgan Stanley Announces Partnership with National Geographic Society, University of Georgia to Advance Citizen Science to Help Reduce Plastic Waste

[Wed 14:03] Morgan Stanley, National Geographic Society and the University of Georgia College of Engineering today announced a partnership to scale and enhance the citizen science movement to help prevent and reduce plastic waste in coastlines and waterways through support for the Marine Debris Tracker. "We're excited to partner with transformative institutions like the National Geographic Society and the University of Georgia to help address the growing global challenge of plastic waste in our environment. This partnership will equip educators, volunteers and everyday explorers alike with the tools they need to get more involved where they live and play, and take steps to help curb plastic pollution." University of Georgia Professor Dr. Jenna Jambeck, said, "We're grateful to be working with Morgan Stanley on this important global problem. We're confident this partnership will help toaccelerate the Debris Tracker's impact, expand our citizen science efforts, spread awareness about the issue and empower communities with data to help prevent plastic pollution." Tunde Wackman, partnership solutions director at the National Geographic Society added, "We're looking forward to deepening our work to address the global challenges of plastic waste in partnership with Morgan Stanley. Through their support, we will bring together science, technology and education to engage citizen scientists around the world to advance solutions to help combat the billion tons of plastic waste around the world."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Women in Science fellowship winner probes pregnancy, obesity link

[Wed 14:03] The fellowship will help Dr Solon-Biet test the hypothesis that a pregnant woman's protein intake could determine her child's obesity risk. Previous research suggests protein intake moderates appetite, and we each have a protein set point - a specific protein target that our bodies want to hit to achieve optimal nutritional requirements, Dr Solon-Biet said. Studies of indigenous populations internationally suggest that high protein intake is linked to offspring being more susceptible to obesity when they have access to Western junk-food diets. Her research team will test in mice whether a high protein predisposes offspring to obesity.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Will The Recent Rash Of Tech IPOs Affect Landing Your Next Big Technology Leader?

[Wed 14:03] Landing the right technology leader is more essential than it has ever been. A post-IPO tech leader may not be the best candidate for early company phases. The bottom line: Landing the right tech leader who is willing and able to make the contribution that your organization needs at its current stage is both an art and deep science. Tomorrow's prominent tech leaders may be the ones who seem less obvious, but who have the talent, drive, ingenuity, lineage and desire to create the next big win.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sigma Computing raises $30 million more for cloud data analytics tools

[Wed 13:05] Sigma Computing, a San Francisco-based startup developing a cloud-hosted data analytics platform, today revealed that it's nabbed $30 million in an extension of its series B round, bringing the total raised so far to around $60 million. "Data is worthless without a tool that empowers teams to properly explore it and uncover actionable business intelligence. At Sigma, we're committed to empowering the curious by making data accessible for everyone at an organization, while keeping a laser focus on the governance, compliance, and security issues that often plague other data products." Where collaboration is concerned, Sigma's link feature enables users to map data relationships and add linked data to documents. Sigma has a foot in two market segments: data visualization, which was valued at $4.51 billion in 2017 and which is expected to reach $7.76 billion by 2023, and the big data and business analytics market, which could grow to $274 billion in 2022.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

With newly added AWD, Toyota's Camry and Avalon are ready to battle winter

[Wed 13:05] The all-wheel drive Camry goes on sale in spring 2020 as a 2020 model, with the Avalon following in fall 2020 as a 2021 model. The all-wheel drive Camry weighs 165 pounds more than a front-wheel drive model, while the Avalon weighs about the same with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, according to Toyota. While front-wheel drive models are available with a choice of powertrains - including V6 and hybrid options - the all-wheel drive Camry and Avalon use the RAV4's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2020 Toyota Camry and 2021 Toyota Avalon all-wheel drive models were designed specifically for North America, and will be built exclusively at Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky, factory.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Whatsapp, Tiktok, And Facebook Are Among The Most Downloaded Apps Of October - Science/Technology - Nairaland

[Wed 13:03] WhatsApp was the most downloaded app in the world in the month of October. TikTok came second in the list, having been downloaded more than 66 million times. WhatsApp and TikTok are the most downloaded apps of the third quarter of 2019. The top five apps downloaded globally in October from the Google Play Store and App Store were the same as in September.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Knowband's Walmart Magento Integrator Extension - Science/Technology - Nairaland

[Wed 13:03] KnowBand offers Walmart Magento Integrator Extension that enables Magento store owners to integrate their Magento store with Walmart Marketplace without any hassle. Hassle-Free Integration: Walmart Magento integrator extension provides a hassle-free connection between an eCommerce store and the Walmart Marketplace. Manage Inventory: The Walmart Magento Integrator extension allows admin to manage all the inventory by making changes in the profile of the product from the backend of the integrator. Manage Shipping Lag Time: The Walmart Magento integrator extension allows admin to set and update the shipping lag time for the product to avoid order cancellations by not delivering them on time.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Motorola Razr 2019 release date, price, features: all the latest news

[Wed 12:05] The Motorola Razr, which was a household name in the mid-00s at the height of the popularity of flip-phones, is getting a reboot from Motorola this year and, if reports are correct, the 2019 Motorola Razr will be launched on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at an event in Los Angeles. The return of the Razr became certain in mid-April 2019, when the new Motorola Razr was officially confirmed as existing and indeed called the "Motorola Razr" in an official Bluetooth certification body listing, which also confirmed that the phone would use Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Unlike the rebooted Nokia 3310, which sells for £49.95, the Motorola Razr will be a high-end flagship smartphone with a price tag that competes with the latest iPhone models and the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Just a few minutes later, a new series of Motorola Razr 2019 images leaked and then on Friday 1 November, a THIRD successive leak saw a hands-on image of the new Razr hit the internet courtesy of Mobile news site DroidShout.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Where do emojis come from? How the firecracker exploded onto emoji keyboards

[Wed 12:05] Where do emojis come from? Who determines why there's a peach but no grapefruit, or why there are same-sex families, but no big families? Facemoji is a predictive, A.I.-based emoji app that's also loved for its ability to create emoji combinations, with 100 million installs. The toughest part of the process, Lin says, was convincing the Unicode Consortium that the emojis belong among the thousands of others. To get an emoji approved, the team had to convince the Consortium that the firecracker, red gift envelope, and moon cake were iconic enough to become part of the emoji family.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Robot overlords? More like co-verlords. The future is human robot collaboration

[Wed 12:05] While there are certainly jobs that robots will take from humans, there are plenty of other jobs in which robots working alongside humans could greatly increase human productivity. "The robot allows for diagnosis and physical interaction. Remote maintenance is of particular interest as, with the growth of technological complexity, there is an increasing demand of expertise for occurring problems. Remote task solving cuts travelling times and allows accessing expert knowledge much more efficiently." Telepresence robots are increasingly widely used for a variety of applications, whether it's allowing unwell students to virtually attend classes or for citizen science projects such as guiding a trash pickup robot in the Chicago River. Easy-to-use collaborative robotic systems, allowing human and robot workers to share their skill sets, are just now entering the marketplace.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Stylish and compact, Hyundai's next concept is tailor-made for Los Angeles

[Wed 12:05] Hyundai caught our attention by releasing a pair of dark preview images that give us an early look at its next crossover. The yet-unnamed model will make its official debut during the upcoming 2019 edition of the Los Angeles auto show. It's difficult to gauge the crossover's size by simply looking at the teaser images, but Hyundai pointed out it's a compact model. The 2019 Los Angeles auto show opens its doors on November 22, so Hyundai will release additional information about its next crossover in the coming weeks.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

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