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Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th

[Thu 23:05] We heard early this year that Motorola would be bringing back its iconic RAZR handset as a pricy smartphone with a vertically folding screen, and in February the company confirmed it was working on a foldable for this year. Now, CNET reports that the company has sent out invites for a November 13th event that prominently displays the unmistakable silhouette of a classic RAZR as part of an animated teaser image. While it's hard to tell for sure, it sure looks like we're seeing the RAZR's signature hinge pulled away from the edge of the handset to reveal a different sort of hinge underneath - perhaps to better house a true foldable screen like Samsung's Galaxy Fold handset. Motorola appears to have multiple taglines for the event, but they all strongly hint at the foldable RAZR. The invite includes the phrase "You're going to flip," and the event will apparently be the "Highly-anticipated unveiling of a reinvented icon," according to CNET. We may already know what this phone looks like, by the way, courtesy of these leaked images from Weibo.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A closer look at the XC40 Recharge, Volvo's first electric car

[Thu 16:05] On October 16th, the China-owned / Sweden-based automaker unveiled its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge. Sure, there was a little dry ice and some EDM when the car was revealed, but Volvo was less concerned with the mise-en-scène and more concerned with the message. If customers wanted electric cars with bigger batteries and longer ranges, then Volvo would have to deliver, he said. The XC40 is just the first in what will eventually be an entire lineup of electric cars.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Pixel Buds 2: Everything you need to know about the wireless earbuds

[Tue 18:05] The most notable of which is the omission of the need to tap the Pixel Buds whenever you want to interact with Google Assistant. While Google didn't dive too deep into the various tasks Assistant can complete through the Pixel Buds 2, it did note that the fantastic Translate feature that debuted on the Pixel Buds has been carried over - utilizing the built-in microphones to translate a foreign language in real time. Notably, Google has decked the Pixel Buds 2 out with long-range Bluetooth that can span the distance of an entire football field. Google says the Pixel Buds 2 will last for five consecutive hours on a single charge, before needing to take a quick dip in the AirPods-style Wireless Charging Case, which is home to enough juice for an additional 24-hours worth of use - on par with the Apple AirPods 2.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google Pixel 4 announced: an incredible camera system and marked new design

[Tue 16:05] The Google Pixel 4 has been officially unveiled today at the Made By Google event held in New York City. The phone, which was launched alongside the Google Pixel 4 XL, is the successor to last year's Google Pixel 3, and delivers a notable new design and upgraded camera system. The Google Pixel 4 sports a new design whereby a metal frame is paired with a rubberised backplate. Last year's Pixel 3 range ruled the roost in terms of camera quality all year round, only being troubled by the Huawei P30 Pro, so the Pixel 4 already had a great platform to build on.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Toyota has a new electric car for you — and it's about the size of a golf cart

[Thu 20:05] At what point does a car become so small that it's not really a car anymore? Toyota is pushing that boundary with its latest electric car. Toyota thinks there will be a big market for tiny electric cars. When the Ultra-Compact BEV launches in 2020, Toyota also plans to roll out a whole new business model designed to increase sales of electric cars. Toyota is also cooking up an electric car concept called the LQ that uses artificial intelligence to monitor occupants' stress levels.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

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These Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit deals sync your lighting up with movies

[Mon 12:05] You'd think that decking an entire room out with Philips Hue smart bulbs would be expensive, but take advantage of the various Starter Kits on offer and it can be a lot more economical than one would think - even more so when they're on sale, just like they are now. Don't believe us? You can now bag the Philips Hue Ambiance B22 Starter Kit, which comes with three Ambiance B22 bulbs and a Philips Hue Bridge for £116.99 - down £33. Before you rush in and add the first Starter Kit you find to your cart, you first need to identify the type of bulb you need. What makes Philips Hue so special? Well, the Ambiance bulbs on offer are colour-changeable and voice-controllable, and can even be scheduled to turn on and off at certain times.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Leaked Sony PlayStation 5 photo shows PS5 console in the REAL WORLD

[Mon 12:05] Mere days after a gaming industry insider helped to reassure gamers that the Sony PlayStation 5 would indeed have a huge focus on backwards compatibility, comes a leaked image of that crazy PS5 dev kit design that has been doing the rounds recently but in the real world. Now, for anyone who has been following the PS5 story as of late, then they will know that the system in this photo tallies very well with the crazy-looking concept design we saw back in August, a concept design that was then reportedly confirmed as genuine and which was then shown off in full in a see-all PS5 video. Is this a real dev kit for the PlayStation 5? Well, it may well be, or it might be an elaborate fake, as as usual with leaked images it shows only part of the system and it is dark and not terribly clear. The important thing to remember is that if this is the official PS5 dev kit, then history tells us that it certainly isn't going to be how the commercial PlayStation 5 looks when it launches at the end of 2020.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

PS4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare bundle gets huge discount ahead of launch

[Mon 12:05] Sony teased these two PS4 and PS4 Pro Call of Duty: Modern Warfare bundles earlier this month, and now they're finally available to pre-order before the game's launch on October 25. You can pick up either a 500GB PS4 or a 1TB PS4 Pro, both bundled with a single DualShock 4 controller and a physical copy of the upcoming shooter from Activision. A brand new 500GB PS4 alone will set you back over £230, while a 1 TB PS4 Pro is almost £350 on its own, so you're already saving before adding the price of a brand new game to the equation. PS4 players will likely get early access to content as they have with previous titles, and there may even be some exclusive content on the way for the platform, so if you're a Call of Duty fan looking to upgrade, these two bundles offer a great chance to do so.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Save up to 50% on this stylish Skagen hybrid smartwatch

[Mon 12:05] If you're on the lookout for a stylish hybrid smartwatch without breaking the bank, then you're in luck because Watches2U has a sale on, and prices have been slashed by up to 50%. Hybrid smartwatches blend classy, traditional looks with connected technology to give you the best of both worlds. Best of all, this Skagen is a unique design and doesn't cost a fortune. With the latest sale, you can pick up this hybrid smartwatch for as little as £89. Skagen isn't the only hybrid smartwatch on offer in the Watches2U sale, there's a whole host of brands, including Fossil, Kate Spade, Guess, Michael Kors and more.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The GamesBeat call for speakers has respawned! Apply now for the 2020 Summit

[Mon 12:05] GamesBeat Summit is back with the best networking, deal-making, and conversations in the gaming industry, and hurrah, the call for speakers is live. Apply now to join us in L.A. on April 28-29, 2020 at the world's first microamusement park, Two-Bit Circus. This year we're also taking a 360-view on the Dawn of a New Generation. The growing army of new game platforms and markets has attracted billions of new players, sparking fresh trends, opening up new opportunities.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Upstream Security raises $30 million to protect connected cars from cyberattacks

[Mon 11:05] Upstream Security, a cloud-based cybersecurity platform for connected cars, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding led by Alliance Ventures, an automotive alliance constituting Renault, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. "Our mission is to protect every connected vehicle and smart mobility service on the planet - the completion of our funding is perfectly timed to meet the growing demand for our data driven cloud-based platform, providing our customers with the capabilities they need to accomplish this vitally important task," noted Upstream Security cofounder and CEO Yoav Levy. Founded in 2017, Upstream Security said that it's adopting a "Multi-layer" approach to protecting connected cars and the underlying network infrastructure. There are a number of players in the connected car security space already, including Israel's GuardKnox which recently closed a $21 million round of funding, and BlackBerry which is investing heavily in automated cybersecurity products as it continues its transition away from a hardware business into one focused on IoT security - with automobiles playing a leading role in its product roadmap.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Xiaomi concerned 4G phones won't sell in 2020, commits to 10 5G phone launches

[Mon 11:05] Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has said there is concern in the mobile industry that 4G phones won't be so popular in 2020, which with the success of its first 5G device in China, has prompted the company to commit to producing at least 10 5G phones in 2020. To avoid the chicken-or-the-egg scenario, he has stated Xiaomi will produce at least 10 new 5G connected smartphones over the coming year. While most other smartphone manufacturers will increase the amount of 5G phones they produce next year, Xiaomi says its many new devices will be spread across the low, mid, and high-end of the market. Xiaomi also uses MediaTek chips, and may look at the new 5G SoC chip for its lower cost 5G phones.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Some crazy folks just spent nearly a whole day flying in a jet plane

[Mon 11:05] Qantas has just completed the longest-ever trip by a commercial airline with a 19-hour-16-minute direct flight from New York City to Sydney. According to one of those on board the Sydney-bound flight, each passenger had a business-class seat and was asked to complete multiple alertness tests on tablets during the journey, as well as before and after the flight. Qantas' current service between New York City and Sydney takes 22 hours and 20 minutes, with one change for refueling, so a non-stop flight between the two cities would save passengers three hours - though they'd have to be cool with staying inside a plane for almost an entire day. If Qantas eventually launches scheduled services between Sydney and both New York City and London, it's likely to use a variant of the Airbus A350 or Boeing 777, both of which will have the range to complete the mammoth trips on a commercial basis.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Global Cognitive Informatics Market by Technology, Solution, Sector, Industry Vertical, and Region 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

[Mon 11:03] The "Cognitive Informatics Market by Technology, Solution, Sector, Industry Vertical, and Region 2019-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The cognitive informatics market relies upon those technologies that improve human information processing. As human beings have cognitive limitations, the cognitive informatics market seeks to provide human cognition augmentation and enhancement. North America will lead the cognitive informatics market followed by APAC region.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Planixs introduces new Artificial Intelligence technology into its real time liquidity products

[Mon 11:03] Planixs, the leading provider of real time, intraday cash, collateral and liquidity management solutions, today announced the introduction of artificial intelligence technology into its existing product suite. Cloud native Graphite, which already contains built in machine learning and data science, will now include advanced AI technology to take its cash, collateral and liquidity management products to the next level. "This is a natural extension of our existing platform and will provide our customers with real time AI capabilities to deliver lower operational costs and the required intelligent insight for optimum business performance", said Neville Roberts, Planixs' CEO. "This continues our commitment to customers to future proof their selection of Realiti and continue to invest in the latest technology delivering scalable, real time solutions in the intraday cash, collateral and liquidity management space". Planixs provides cloud-enabled solutions that power any Treasury in any industry to become real-time with instant insight, rapid analytics, intraday control and agile liquidity.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Super League Gaming and ggCircuit create global amateur Fortnite Chapter 2 tournament with $130,000 in prizes

[Mon 10:05] Super League Gaming has teamed up with ggCircuit to stage a Fortnite 2 global amateur tournament with $130,000 in prizes. As part of its mission to bring esports to the masses, Super League Gaming will enable everyday gamers to compete for prizes in gaming centers that use ggCircuit's cloud-based software in Fortnite squad and solo tournaments with chapter 2 of the popular cartoon battle royale game. The Fortnite offering with ggCircuit marks Super League's first in which mainstream competitive players will be participating from around the world, each at their local gaming centers on official Fortnite servers located in each key region. Super League Gaming and ggCircuit formed a partnership in April 2019 to bring Super League esports events and leagues to gaming centers across the world through ggCircuit's network of gaming centers.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Harley-Davidson restarts Livewire sales after charging system scare

[Mon 09:05] Harley Davidson quietly stopped selling its much-anticipated and much-delayed Livewire electric motorcycle. After finally producing and delivering the $29,799 bikes to dealers just this month, the company has now found a major problem with the in-home charger that comes supplied with the bike. Without stating exactly what the problem is, or what can happen if customers continue to use the supplied charger, the company halted production and asked customers to charge their bikes exclusively at their local dealerships. In the memo, she said, "This is disappointing for all of us." In a statement to CNBC, the company said "We recently discovered a non-standard condition during a final quality check; stopped production and deliveries; and began additional testing and analysis, which is progressing well," and went on to say "We are in close contact with our Livewire dealers and customers and have assured them they can continue to ride Livewire motorcycles. As usual, we're keeping high quality as our top priority."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020

[Mon 08:05] Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020, CEO Lei Jun said on Sunday, speaking at the World Internet conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen. Last month Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro, the company's first 5G-enabled phone for the domestic market. The device's reception has prompted Xiaomi to launch 5G models for the high, middle, and low-end price tiers next year. In the second quarter of 2019, Xiaomi occupied 11.8% of China's smartphone market, down from 13.9% one year prior according to research firm Canalys.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Escaped Kano Lion Eats Another Ostrich As Zookeepers Mull Killing Animal (video) - Science/Technology - Nairaland

[Mon 08:03] Officials of Kano Zoological Gardens on Sunday said if harmless ways to capture the escaped lion failed, they will have no option than to kill the animal to save the lives of the people. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the lion had broken into ostrich cage last night and ate one of them before the authorities lured the animal into its cage with two goats. The managing director of Kano Zoological Gardens, Saidu Gwadabe, told DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday night that effort is currently ongoing to rescue the lion alive. "The lion has now taken over the ostrich cage and killed two," he said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Madhya Pradesh: People of Indore will get a new year gift of medical science

[Mon 08:03] Indore: Medical science of Madhya Pradesh is getting a new gift from Indore. Senior hand surgeon of the city Dr. Shailesh Gupta will start wrist telescope surgery in Indore from next year. Not only Madhya Pradesh, this will be the first such medical facility in the whole of Central India. In India, the facility exists only at one or two centers in South India apart from Delhi, Pune, Manipal and Mumbai.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tobii's eye-tracking I-Series has a second screen for face-to-face communication

[Mon 07:05] With an eye toward further expansion of its customer base, the company's Dynavox division today unveiled the latest generation of I-Series, a device lineup aimed at people with disabilities like cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Both ship with what Tobii calls a partner window, 5.2-inch 480 x 128 secondary screens built into the devices' backs that mirror typed phrases to encourage face-to-face communication. The newest I-Series is fully compatible with Tobii's software accessibility suite, including Communicator 5, which converts text and symbols into speech and supports control of IR-enabled devices like TVs and lights. "Eye tracking unlocks a world of possibilities and with this new device, built on years of research and customer feedback, we have pushed the limits of what a communication device can do," said Fredrik Ruben, CEO of Tobii Dynavox.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Reports of Kik Messenger's demise have been greatly exaggerated

[Mon 07:05] "Whether it be a passion for an obscure manga or your favorite football team, Kik has shown an incredible ability to provide a platform for new friendships to be forged through your mobile phone," MediaLab, which also owns anonymous-messaging app Whisper, wrote in a post explaining why it had bought Kik Messenger. Initial efforts will include making Kik Messenger "Faster, more reliable, and less buggy," while also ensuring that it's free of spam bots and unwanted messages. Notably, MediaLab said it believes in Kin's long-term potential and intends to expand its integration with Kik Messenger. Kik Messenger reportedly had a user base of around 15 million monthly active users, but it's not clear how many of these switched to other messaging apps after learning that it was apparently about to close.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Imaging Technology to Help Show How Tumors Form

[Mon 07:03] The new type of chemical probe can also help scientists track the progress of a tumor and how immune cells can have a positive or negative influence, IrishNews reported. "Dr Takanori Kitamura, of the university's MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, said:"This technology allows us to see how a specific type of immune cell affects how tumors grow. The technology could also be used by doctors to monitor how patients respond to treatment. "Dr Marc Vendrell, of the university's Centre for Inflammation Research, added:"This is an important advance in our abilities to study the role that immune cells play in tumors.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Spectacular Features About Samsung Galaxy A Series - Science/Technology - Nairaland

[Mon 07:03] The Samsung Galaxy A series are design to be a mid range Samsung galaxy flagship. Well! this phones nomally comes with a solid features and specifications, unlike other Samsung Android smartphones, the Samsung A series normally releases new model with the same name each year tagged with number. The galaxy A9 was released in 2018 and is said to be the first samsung A series that has or comes with quad camera. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ it was the first to support Samsung's Gear Vr Headset.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sartorius Signs Agreement to Acquire Select Danaher Life Science Platform Businesses

[Mon 06:03] Sartorius, a leading partner to the biopharmaceutical industry and laboratories, has signed an agreement to acquire parts of Danaher's Life Science portfolio for approximately $750 million in cash. "The portfolio proposed for acquisition represents an excellent strategic fit with Sartorius", said Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, Sartorius' CEO. "With the Octet platform of FortéBio, we will add a broadly accepted and differentiated technology for advancing and simplifying drug discovery to our lab division's portfolio. The chromatography hardware and resins and the microcarrier businesses broaden our strong bioprocessing offering, particularly in the downstream area. We look very much forward to welcoming the new teams to Sartorius and to jointly combine our capabilities for the benefit of our biopharma and life science customers." With the chromatography hardware and resins business, Sartorius would expand the offerings of its Bioprocess Solutions division. The Sartorius Group is a leading international partner of biopharmaceutical research and the industry.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Signs Agreement to Acquire Select Danaher Life Science Platform Businesses

[Mon 06:03] Sartorius Stedim Biotech has agreed to acquire parts of Danaher's Life Science portfolio as part of a broader transaction between Danaher and Sartorius Group, SSB's major shareholder. "With the chromatography hardware and resins and the microcarrier businesses we broaden our strong bioprocessing offering, particularly in the downstream area. We look very much forward to welcoming the new teams to Sartorius and to jointly combine our capabilities for the benefit of our biopharma and life science customers." Sartorius Stedim Biotech assumes no liability for updating such statements in light of new information or future events. With its own manufacturing and R&D sites in Europe, North America and Asia and an international network of sales companies, Sartorius Stedim Biotech has a global reach.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Analysts Set Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC) PT at $99.78

[Mon 06:03] Shares of Science Applications International Corp have been given an average recommendation of "Buy" by the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Science Applications International from a "Hold" rating to a "Sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 10th. Cowen raised shares of Science Applications International from a "Market perform" rating to an "Outperform" rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $92.00 to $102.00 in a research note on Monday, September 9th. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Science Applications International in a research note on Friday, September 20th. They issued an "Overweight" rating and a $105.00 price objective for the company. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Science Applications International will post 5.45 earnings per share for the current year. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 10th. Science Applications International's payout ratio is 29.37%. In other Science Applications International news, Director John J. Hamre sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.43, for a total transaction of $864,300.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

University hosts its first Southern Tier Technology Symposium

[Mon 06:03] For the first time, the Innovation Technologies Complex opened it doors to host the Southern Tier Technology Symposium on Thursday. The symposium featured poster presentations and speeches on technological and smart energy advancements from industry leaders in New York's Southern Tier region and invited students to network with professionals. Rather than talking about his time at The Raymond Corporation, Medwin said he wanted to present engineering and new technology questions through an unorthodox lens. "How does technology impact society and what is the engineer's responsibility when their innovation is launched? What if the technology falls in the wrong hands? What's our responsibility as engineers and scientists? What if a mistake is made? Who is at fault?".   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

UP CIEM explores data science in this year’s IEshikawa

[Mon 06:03] In its 14th installment, IEshikawa comes back to delve deeper into data science and explore its endless possibilities and opportunities. This year, through ENIGMA: Beyond 0's and 1's, IEshikawa aims to encourage the community to go beyond the numbers and integrate data science to IE concepts and practices. Data Science is a combination of different tools, algorithms, and technology with the goal to recognize patterns from raw data and use them as basis for predictions and actions on succeeding events. With this, IEshikawa 14 calls on trailblazers and change-makers to venture into data science and transform their views from it being enigmatic or incomprehensible to being a valuable tool to move forward towards progress.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Journalism, clickbait, & ideas of classical beauty – but not science

[Mon 06:03] Hadid's eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape were measured and came the closest to the Greek's Golden Ratio of Beauty - a mathematical equation devised by ancient Greeks to try measure beauty. It's also said to appear in some classical Greek sculptures, but the idea of applying it to standards of human beauty seems to have really taken off in the Renaissance. Returning to the idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder - it's worth remembering that opinions on what constitutes beauty vary between cultures and over time within cultures. The post journalism, clickbait, & ideas of classical beauty - but not science appeared first on BioBlog.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Affordable lab-produced meat: The technology, plus other details

[Mon 06:03] Arguably the quality of the meat from cows that graze on the field is far superior to that of the "Industrialized" meat. According to Rabie, the cells created can be of different lineages - muscle cells, fat cells or tissues - allowing producers to create different types of meat such as steak or chopped burger. She says, "Clean meat is made from stem cells extracted from real, live animals. There are all sorts of ways to extract them, including a conventional surgical biopsy. They can even be extracted from the feather of a bird, according to Isaac Emery, a senior environmental scientist at The Good Food Institute, a non-profit organization that helps companies develop clean meat products." As to the payoff, a reported 2011 study found that "Clean meat produces 78 to 96 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions, uses 99 percent less land and between 82 and 92 percent less water." She also states that "Research at the Good Food Institute has concluded that a cell culture the size of one chicken egg can produce a million times more meat than a chicken barn stacked with 20,000 chickens." Energy costs are much lower and no animals are slaughtered.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Science in action day shows students the real deal

[Mon 06:03] Six ManawatÅ« Science and Technology Fair students spent the day with Horizons Regional Council at Tōtara Reserve today to witness science in action. "Each of these students has demonstrated a keen interest in the environment through their projects so we're really happy to host them today and show them what environmental science looks like in the real world," she says. Staff from Horizons science and biodiversity teams took turns showing students what they do and talking about what a typical day for them looks like. This is the fourth year Horizons has hosted students for a science in action day.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google's Pixel 4 will get an option requiring open eyes for face unlock

[Mon 04:05] Google's Pixel 4 uses a new face recognition system to unlock the phone but it doesn't require the device owner's eyes to be open, causing security concerns as anyone can grab the phone and point it at the owner's face to access potentially sensitive information. "In the meantime, if any Pixel 4 users are concerned that someone may take their phone and try to unlock it while their eyes are closed, they can activate a security feature that requires a pin, pattern, or password for the next unlock," a Google spokesperson told Digital Trends. "Pixel 4 face unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric, and can be used for payments and app authentication, including banking apps. It is resilient against invalid unlock attempts via other means, like with masks." The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are Google's latest phones, announced at an event on October 15 alongside several other Google products.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Dark Mode in iOS 13 proven to extend battery life of OLED iPhones

[Mon 04:05] The launch of iOS 13 last month finally enabled Dark Mode for Apple's mobile operating system, and a battery test proved that activating the feature extends the life of iPhones with OLED Displays. A test carried out by YouTube channel PhoneBuff gives iPhone owners on iOS 13 a reason to always have Dark Mode activated on their devices. The test used a fully-charged iPhone XS and a robotic arm, which was programmed to do various things on the display while the device was in Light Mode and in Dark Mode. The test was conducted with both screens at a brightness of 200 nits, and iPhones on different brightness levels may lead to different outcomes in terms of percentage - though a longer battery life for an iPhone in Dark Mode should stay true.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google to update Pixel 4 face unlock with eye detection ‘in the coming months`

[Mon 02:05] One of the headline features for the Google Pixel 4 is that it adds a new, secure face unlock feature in lieu of a fingerprint sensor. The Pixel 4's face unlock feature is very similar to the iPhone's system, utilizing infrared projectors and cameras to create and read an accurate depth map of your face. For people who buy the Pixel 4, Google is again pointing out that "if any Pixel 4 users are concerned that someone may take their phone and try to unlock it while their eyes are closed, they can activate a security feature that requires a pin, pattern or password for the next unlock. In the meantime, if any Pixel 4 users are concerned that someone may take their phone and try to unlock it while their eyes are closed, they can activate a security feature that requires a pin, pattern or password for the next unlock.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The world's top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors

[Mon 01:03] English majors are down 25.5 percent since the Great Recession, just as world's top economists say we need more 'storytellers' Published 2:02 pm PDT, Saturday, October 19, 2019. English majors are down more than a quarter since the Great Recession, according to data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics. Some prominent economists are making the case for why it still makes a lot of sense to major in humanities alongside more technical fields. Contrary to popular belief, English majors ages 25 to 29 had a lower unemployment rate in 2017 than math and computer science majors.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Reuters Science News Summary

[Mon 00:03] Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space Station. China will launch test flights for the next two space rockets in its Smart Dragon series meant for commercial use in 2020 and 2021, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, as an expected boom in satellite deployment gathers pace. The release of the flight schedule by China Rocket Co, a unit of state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, comes two months after the firm's first reusable rocket, the 23-tonne Smart Dragon-1, delivered three satellites into orbit.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New imaging technology to help show how tumours form

[Mon 00:03] New imaging technology has been developed to help picture how tumours form. The new type of chemical probe can also help scientists track the progress of a tumour and how immune cells can have a positive or negative influence. "Dr Takanori Kitamura, of the university's MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, said:"This technology allows us to see how a specific type of immune cell affects how tumours grow. The technology could also be used by doctors to monitor how patients respond to treatment.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

HBKU CSE extends sponsorship to QITCOM

[Mon 00:03] Dr Mounir Hamdi, dean, CSE said: "HBKU is aligned with the objectives of QITCOM at so many levels. For instance, we've long recognised the importance of investing in digital innovation. None more so than in the development of safe, smart and sustainable cities- the overarching theme of this year's event. As we see it, silver sponsorship is the logical next step in our involvement with QITCOM. On top of that, we're looking forward to showcasing our research and expert knowledge to what is always an enthusiastic and intellectually-curious audience." More than 12 CSE projects will be presented at QITCOM. The college offers 14 interdisciplinary degrees across the divisions of Sustainable Development; Information and Computing Technology; and Engineering Management and Decision Sciences, in anticipation of tomorrow's most pressing issues and challenges. Speaking ahead of this year's event, Dr Ashraf Aboulnaga, senior research director, QCRI, said: "It's been an eventful 2019 for our research staff. They've worked on a variety of projects that undoubtedly reflect key issues and topics to be discussed at QITCOM 2019. We're certainly looking forward to highlighting our activities to participants and presenting the many milestones we've achieved with our different research areas and artificial intelligence platforms." Also speaking ahead of QITCOM 2019, Dr Marwan Khraisheh, senior research director, who is overseeing the HBKU digital and online learning portfolio, said: "Our online courses on the prestigious edX platform reflect HBKU's mission to deliver innovative multidisciplinary programmes aligned to current and future global challenges. Some are immediately applicable to issues being discussed at this year's QITCOM. That's why we're confident of attracting new audiences to our offerings."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Editorial: Blooming on Niagara Street

[Mon 00:03] Fans of the West Side Bazaar should be thrilled about the prospect that their favorite clothing store or food vendor could gain more space, and maybe even new businesses. As News food editor Andrew Z. Galarneau wrote, " the new West Side Bazaar holds the promise to become a community center for the whole neighborhood, drawing crowds that help a rejuvenated Niagara Street blossom. The current location, where the Bazaar launched in 2011, will remain open until the new facility is ready. Niagara Street is blooming with rich diversity in concert with millennials attracted to new development like the Crescendo apartment building, within easy reach of the current Bazaar.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

[Sun 23:03] "Erdogan is playing to an anti-American domestic audience with his nuclear rhetoric, but is highly unlikely to pursue nuclear weapons," said Jessica C. Varnum, an expert on Turkey at Middlebury's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, Calif. "There would be huge economic and reputational costs to Turkey, which would hurt the pocketbooks of Erdogan's voters." Turkey has been a base for American nuclear weapons for more than six decades. In a 2017 study, the Institute for Science and International Security, a private group in Washington that tracks the bomb's spread, concluded that Mr. Erdogan's efforts to consolidate power and raise Turkey's regional status were increasing "The risk that Turkey will seek nuclear weapons capabilities." In response to the German assertion and other similar assessments, Turkey has repeatedly denied a secret nuclear arms effort, with its foreign ministry noting that Turkey is "Part of NATO's collective defense system."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Circuit of the Northwest to start construction on motorsports park next year

[Sun 22:03] BREMERTON NATIONAL AIRPORT - Circuit of the Northwest, the group behind a proposed $33 million raceway and motorsports park facility in South Kitsap, is moving forward with the project and expects to start construction in 2020. Circuit of the Northwest is looking to partner with an original equipment manufacturer and has pitched the motorsports park to the Kitsap Public Facilities District to help fund the public parts of the project. The public parts of the facility depend in part on how successful Circuit of the Northwest is with the Kitsap Public Facilities District. Last year, Circuit of the Northwest pitched the raceway project to the PFD in hopes of receiving more funding.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Technology’s double-bind for working women

[Sun 22:03] Dr Dutta's qualitative study consisted of in-depth interviews with women working in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors, but she says women everywere will recognise the experiences of her research participants. "I think a lot of women feel they can't win. Their friends and family expect them to be active members of chat groups, constantly uploading photos of the kids and responding to questions. Men don't seem to have the same expectations made of them so, when at work, it's fine for them to be fully focused on work." She says it is important for women to be aware of these pressures, but to also identify the ways in which technology allows them to connect with others for support. Dr Dutta's paper, 'Mobile phone as interactive technologies mediating gendered work-life conflict: A qualitative study on women in STEM', was published recently in the academic journal Sex Roles.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Wilton Candidate Profile: Jung Soo Kim For Board of Finance

[Sun 22:03] WILTON, CT - The 2019 municipal election is heating up in Wilton and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Wilton Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near. Wilton's Town Charter clearly defines the scope of the Board of Finance. In 2018, a survey of Wilton Taxpayers was conducted and presented to the Board of Finance.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Dentist purchases collection of nearly 40 NES games for just over $1 million

[Sun 21:05] Eric Naierman, a dentist who also happens to be one of the world's prime video game collectors, purchased a collection of nearly 40 rare titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System for $1.02 million. The NES Classic Edition, which featured 30 pre-installed games, evoked nostalgia for fans of retro gamers. All the games in the collection were factory-sealed, and most were first-edition releases that were either one-of-a-kind or one of a few that remain in such conditions. Deniz Khan, the president and CEO of Wata Games, which evaluates and grades vintage video games, referred to some of the pieces in the collection as "Holy grails" and the "Cream of the crop" in terms of historic value.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Report calls for changes to rules about contamination of other worlds

[Sun 21:05] A new report has called for NASA to update its rules preventing the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms to other planets in the course of space exploration. The report was written by the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board, a recently created agency which considers the guidelines in place for preventing contamination of other planets or bodies by human activities, and also preventing astronauts bringing any potential contamination from elsewhere back to Earth with them. The report points out that many of the guidelines for planetary protection were written at the beginnings of human space exploration and are in serious need of updating. NASA officials welcomed the report as a chance to update the planetary protection guidelines.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Rocky exoplanets are more like Earth inside than we thought

[Sun 21:05] When looking for exoplanets that are similar to Earth, astronomers typically look for worlds in orbit around a type of star called a red dwarf on an M-dwarf. New research shows that rocky exoplanets in orbit around a different type of star, a white dwarf, can have interiors that are surprisingly similar to our planet. These elements are introduced to the white dwarf when a rocky exoplanet crashes into the star, which gives astronomers evidence of what the exoplanets were like before they were destroyed. "The white dwarf's large gravitational pull shreds the asteroid or planet fragment that is orbiting it, and the material falls onto the white dwarf."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Europe's Solar Orbiter has completed testing and is ready to explore the sun

[Sun 20:05] An upcoming mission will travel within a few million miles of the sun to collect data on how our star affects the whole solar system. The European Space Agency is working together with NASA to create the Solar Orbiter, a tool for exploring the star at the heart of our solar system. With testing of the orbiter now complete, the craft is being packed up and shipped to Cape Canaveral ready for its launch next year. The aim is for the mission to teach us more about the relationship between the sun and the Earth, in particular, the bubble of plasma generated by the Sun which surrounds the whole solar system.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 announcements rumored for BlizzCon 2019

[Sun 20:05] Blizzard is rumored to be preparing to announce Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019, which will take place on November 1 and 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center. In June, sources told Kotaku that Blizzard canceled a first-person shooter set in the StarCraft universe to shift its focus to Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4. In addition to Overwatch 2, Metro said that there are some big announcements for the Diablo franchise at BlizzCon 2019. The Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and Diablo 2 Remastered announcements remain unconfirmed, though Metro insists on the reliability of his source.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Government support and regulation drives market optimism this week in biometrics and digital ID news

[Sun 20:03] Government action, and in particular industry benefit from or support for new government regulation was a surprising theme in the week's most widely-read news on Biometric Update. Biometric payment cards have now reached the mass market tipping point, according to a report from Idex Biometrics that was our top new story of the week. Regulation often has unintended consequences, and ImageWare CTO David Harding explains to Biometric Update this week how the mass adoption of biometrics to secure account access could be one from CCPA. In an interview with the BBC, Google SVP of Hardware Rick Osterloh says he warns guests at his home about the smart devices that could record them there, and addresses controversies around facial recognition including the recently reported practices of contractors seeking facial biometric data to train the company's algorithms. Let us know in the comments below, through social media or email if there is a story the biometrics and digital ID communities need to know about.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Rocky exoplanets are more like Earth inside that we thought

[Sun 19:05] When looking for exoplanets that are similar to Earth, astronomers typically look for worlds in orbit around a type of star called a red dwarf on an M-dwarf. New research shows that rocky exoplanets in orbit around a different type of star, a white dwarf, can have interiors that are surprisingly similar to our planet. These elements are introduced to the white dwarf when a rocky exoplanet crashes into the star, which gives astronomers evidence of what the exoplanets were like before they were destroyed. "The white dwarf's large gravitational pull shreds the asteroid or planet fragment that is orbiting it, and the material falls onto the white dwarf."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Feeding off-world colonies: Leeks and tomatoes can be grown in Martian soil

[Sun 18:05] In a move that takes us one step closer to creating a colony on another planet, scientists have demonstrated that it is possible to grow edible food crops in soil like that found on Mars and the moon. To meet this need for food grown off-planet, the authors looked at whether crops could be grown in soils similar to the regolith found on the moon or on Mars. They then compared various crops to see how well they grew in the simulated regolith compared to normal soil. "We were thrilled when we saw the first tomatoes ever grown on the Mars soil simulant turning red," Dr. Wamelink said in a statement.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NASA will work with Japanese space agency on lunar landing projects

[Sun 18:05] The Japanese space agency, JAXA, has confirmed that it will be working with NASA as part of the upcoming Artemis mission which aims to send humans back to the moon by 2024, the Japan Times reports. A joint statement noted that "These efforts build on the long history of strong cooperation between their two agencies on the International Space Station and across all mission areas both agencies' leaders expressed their desire to expand the scientific and technological cooperation between NASA and JAXA to advance human lunar surface activities, leading to eventual human exploration of Mars.". In particular, NASA will be looking to JAXA for support in the Lunar Gateway project, which will be a small spaceship put in lunar orbit to make it easier to ferry astronauts and supplies between earth and the moon, and eventually the moon and Mars. NASA will also be supporting JAXA's Smart Lander for Investigating the Moon mission, an upcoming lunar lander that has precision landing capabilities and is capable to recognize the lunar craters which make landing on the moon so difficult.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Half of all iPhones are already on iOS 13 less than a month since release

[Sun 18:05] The installation of iOS 13 is moving forward at a pace that Google can only dream of for Android, as it took less than a month since the mobile operating system's release on September 19 for it to be adopted in half of all iPhones. According to figures published by Apple on October 15, 50% of all iPhones have already upgraded to iOS 13, with 41% staying on iOS 12 while the rest remain on earlier versions. iOS 13 took 26 days to hit 50% of all iPhones, a few days slower compared to iOS 12, which took only 23 days. The adoption rate of iPadOS is moving slower than that of iOS 13, but still at an impressive pace.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Nintendo Switch sales hit 15 million in North America, top Wii U lifetime sales

[Sun 18:05] The Nintendo Switch has achieved the milestone of 15 million units sold in North America, with the hybrid console looking to continue its momentum into its fourth year since launch. The Nintendo Switch, including its recently released new version, the Nintendo Switch Lite, has sold more than 15 million units in North America since the console's launch in March 2017, according to Nintendo's internal data. Nintendo Switch sales in North America have surpassed that figure, and its worldwide sales of 36.87 million units, as of June 30 this year, have already more than doubled the Wii U's lifetime sales. Nintendo also said that 14 titles for the Nintendo Switch have sold more than 1 million copies, with four games selling more than 6 million copies, namely Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Russia’s Rublev wins VTB Kremlin Cup

[Sun 17:03] Russian tennis player Andrei Rublev has won the VTB Kremlin Cup after defeating Adrian Mannarino of France in the 62-minute final game on Sunday. Rublev, who turned 22 on Sunday, is currently ranked 31st in the ATP ratings. The 30th edition of the VTB Kremlin Cup tennis tournament was held in the Russian capital between October 14 and 20. Rublev will receive $145,000, and the other finalist - $78,000.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Buy Brooks Automation: Evolving Markets Broaden Demand

[Sun 17:03] Such forecasts are constantly being refined every moment investment markets are operating, and are made part of every market-day's closing records. As examples, here is how Yahoo Finance reports on BRKS:. Description Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for various markets. What is important to us in this analysis is how big a price gain is in prospect, column [E], and how likely is today's RI forecast to produce a profit [H] as a proportion of the [L] sample of such forecasts. What makes these gains really competitive is the speed of market movements they involve, column [J]. For BRKS, a 34 market day holding is far less than that experienced in the "Market proxy" ETF of SPDR S&P 500 Index and the overall MM forecast population.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Max-Q: This week in space

[Sun 17:03] It's a move that is definitely raising the ire of both industry and space researchers, because it'll make it a lot more complicated to ensure orbital spacecraft avoid collisions, and it could potentially obscure the view of the stars from Earth. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will begin ferrying wealthy paying tourists to the very edge of space next year, if all goes to plan, and now we know what they'll be wearing when they do: Under Armour. The sportswear company and Branson's space enterprise unveiled the new suits at a flashy special event featuring the first tourists who have reserved $250,000 tickets aboard Virgin Galactic's atmosphere-skimming spacecraft. Lockheed Martin has been in the commercial space business since there has been a commercial space business to be in, and around a decade ago it established a corporate venture fund to make strategic bets on startups.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Podcast: Simulation & Visualization Drive New Discoveries and Insights

[Sun 17:03] Scientists search for new discoveries, engineers are looking at new ways to do things, to design and develop new products - but everyone is looking to do achieve innovations in less time and at reduced costs. According to Katrina, companies with engineers and scientists often need to bring in a new role to help manage the software and systems that actually perform the computational and visualization tools. Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Visualization offers a turnkey solution to deploy and maintain a cluster, where Intel has already optimized the software and done the performance testing. One of the biggest trends in the space is analytics and software-defined visualization - companies are gathering more data from new sources about their product or solution and being able to visualize more complex and larger datasets is key to communicating to business stakeholders who might not understand the science behind the new innovations.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

How Asia’s small farmers can harness technology to combat climate change and improve food security

[Sun 17:03] Add in the other diseases from mosquitoes, and Winegard says they kill around 2 million people each year. Female mosquitoes have been around - just trying to survive as best they can, searching for a "Buzz and bite happy meal" before they can lay their eggs - for hundreds of millions of years, and there seems no good reason to assume that after so long we are going to purge them all, or the diseases they deliver to us. Fossil records show that mosquitoes fed just as contentedly on dinosaur blood as they do today on humans, or Arctic caribou. Only in the past decade have scientists found that the malarial parasite called plasmodium knowlesi is being spread by mosquitoes from macaque monkeys to humans.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Why unicorns love recessions

[Sun 16:05] For some courageous founders and investors, the worst of times were the best of times, and their decisions have proven to be some of the most lucrative in the history of business. In order to find that opportunity, we need to consider what each moment offers in its isolated specificity and seize it, with fully dedicated effort, at the right time. A recent BCG study found that downturns can be an excellent time for dealmaking: Two years after a transaction, the study found, deals made in a weak economy created more value for buyers than in a strong economy. There's a high likelihood that the next Uber, Airbnb, or Pinterest is about be born - brought to life by an investor, corporation, or founder with the conviction and skill to create the right time.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Grant to help Washington U. address cancer disparities

[Sun 16:03] ST. LOUIS - A $7.6 million federal grant will help Washington University in its effort to reduce cancer disparities in parts of Missouri and central and southern Illinois. The grant from the National Cancer Institute was announced Wednesday. It will fund creation of the St. Louis-based university's Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control. Washington University officials say five southeast Missouri counties have some of the highest poverty and cancer rates in the U.S. Several Illinois counties also have poor health rankings.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

6th World Internet Conference unveils world's leading Internet sci-tech achievements

[Sun 15:03] Under the theme of "Smart, connectivity, openness and cooperation: jointly build a community of shared future in cyberspace," the 6th World Internet Conference will be held from Oct. 20 to 22 in Wuzhen. Fifteen world's leading scientific and technological achievements in the Internet sector were unveiled Sunday. WUZHEN, Zhejiang Province, Oct. 20 - Fifteen world's leading scientific and technological achievements in the Internet sector were unveiled Sunday at the 6th World Internet Conference held in the river town of Wuzhen in east China's Zhejiang Province. The achievements, selected by a group of 39 experts from around the world, cover artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud computing, digital manufacturing, industrial Internet and other Internet-related fields.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Lagos Transport Fest - Science/Technology - Nairaland

[Sun 15:03] 3:17pmLagos Transport Fest is a one day conference, aimed at harmonizing Nigerian transport public & private sector stakeholders, and connecting policies to real time transport solutions. Nigeria's leading Transport Policy Makers will converge at Lagos Transport Fest in December to explore innovative solutions to grow the Transport sector. The Conference and Exhibition will harmonise Stakeholders to share market insights and Knowledge across various focus areas within the Transport Sector. LagosTransportFest is focused on creating a platform for collaboration between the public and private sector.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Why have hyper-casual games replaced gacha in Japan?

[Sun 14:05] The gacha monetization mechanism, which entices players to spend in-game currency in exchange for in-game goods - i.e. classic in-app purchases - quickly made its way into pretty much all mobile games in Japan. Since 2007, games that utilize the gacha mechanisms have generated some $55B in revenue, so it should come as no surprise that the Japanese mobile game economy was largely built upon revenue generated through in-app purchases as opposed to ad monetization. Growing stagnation in the performance of gacha games is indicative of Japanese gamers losing interest in the mechanism. It seems likely that Japanese mobile gamers are looking for a change in the way in which they interact with mobile games - away from the traditional gacha model, and towards more freemium games.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Jaybird Vista true wireless earbuds review: Ready to tweak

[Sun 14:05] Having tried twice to strike gold with its Run and Run XT true wireless earbuds, the company is hoping third time's a charm with the new Vista. Without a doubt, the Vista aren't going to find themselves on a budget rack, though the array of features, rugged build, and audio performance make a solid case for Jaybird to be taken seriously this time around. The case adds an extra 10 hours of audio playback per charge to back up the six Jaybird claims the Vista manages, though as I'll explain later, that's a relative number in practice. Many presets have a noticeable effect on how the Vista earbuds sound.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Escaped Lion Found In Kano Zoo After Devouring Goats In Their Cage - Science/Technology - Nairaland

[Sun 13:03] Escaped Lion Found In Kano Zoo After Devouring Goats In Their Cage by Kwanza: 11:04amFollowing hours of search, experts have captured a lion that escaped from its cage at Kano Zoological Garden on Saturday night after the lion had devoured goats that were resting in their cage. Re: Escaped Lion Found In Kano Zoo After Devouring Goats In Their Cage by Conceptman: 12:52pmNice one Lion, hunger wan kill the guy he quickly go hunt. The goats sef no get number ni? Hope no be foreign goats oo? Before we go hear "The federal government has approached the national Assembly to seek for the approval of a loan of $2.8m for the importation of 5000 special breed of goats that were devoured by a loose lion in the Kano zoo..."Anyways, make I maintain jejely dey wait for wetin dem go talk next. Re: Escaped Lion Found In Kano Zoo After Devouring Goats In Their Cage by nams77: 12:55pmThe lion was hungry and decided to douse his hunger with available goats.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The best cars for Uber

[Sun 12:05] EPA fuel economy: 29 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, 32 mpg combined. EPA fuel economy: 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined. EPA fuel economy: 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined. EPA fuel economy: 27 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, 30 mpg combined.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

2019 World Intelligent Manufacturing Conference Opened in Nanjing on October 18

[Sun 12:03] The theme of this year's conference was "New Intelligent Vision, New Industrial Future." The World Intelligent Manufacturing Conference has been held in Nanjing for four consecutive years, which has promoted the release of several important achievements and the signing of major projects, propelled the application of a few world-class technologies, and further enhanced the vitality of the real economy. There were keynote speeches, theme dialogues, mayor conference, enlightenment speeches, Sino-German, Sino-British intelligent manufacturing theme events, 10 theme sub-conferences, and 13 carnival events. A series of key intelligent manufacturing project contracts will also be signed during the conference. As of now, the total number of media publicity data of the conference has exceeded 5,000, an increase of 26% over the same period last year.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Third Lesson of Economics

[Sun 11:03] Voice for free market economics during the Great Depression and immediately afterward. Hazlitt's most famous book is Economics in One Lesson. Once these ideas are taken into account, the sort of market failure theory that Quiggin claims as the second lesson of economics becomes more complicated than he acknowledges to his readers. The second lesson of economics, understood correctly, isn't really that markets fail; it's that institutions matter.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

You Can Now Get a Master’s in Blockchain From a School in (Where Else?) Malta

[Sun 10:03] The University of Malta's Masters Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology began its inaugural semester this October, with around 35 students enrolled in the island nation's only DLT-specific masters program - one of the few such programs around the world. Masters Program Director Joshua Ellul, who also heads Malta's Digital Innovation Authority, told CoinDesk that in addition to the 15 companies who have already reached out to his DLT students, there's high demand for government-run blockchain contracts, projects and initiatives. The masters' program now gives students a thorough framework in their target discipline with a smattering of useful if hyper-specific tools in other blockchain fields. Jessica Borg, a graduate of the University of Malta's law and business programs who returned to study blockchain regulation part-time, will be taking the class in coming semesters.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Milacron Partners with ei3 to Add Unique AI Capabilities to Its “M-Powered” IoT Solution

[Sun 10:03] Milacron Holdings Corp., a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry is announcing triple digit growth since 2017, fueled through innovative products and the digital solution "M-Powered" based on our partnership with ei3. Any Milacron machine can be enhanced with ei3 AI capabilities in less than two weeks. DATA SECURITY IS KEY. Customers can verify without question what data is collected and ei3 is committed to IoT cloud security. Milacron continues to push the boundaries of possibilities in plastics with breakthrough products from leading brands including Milacron, Mold-Masters, DME, Ferromatik, TIRAD, and CIMCOOL. About Milacron.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Former Amish want to overturn court ruling that allows Amish to take kids out of school after eighth grade

[Sun 10:03] The Amish are permitted by law, because of a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court decision, to take their children out of school after the eighth grade. The organization's mission is to overturn Wisconsin v. Yoder, the 1972 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows Amish parents to forgo compulsory education for their children after the eighth grade. One former Amish woman who did not want to be identified because she had been sexually abused as a child, says she left the church because she did not want her children to grow up in the same kind of environment that she did. Donald Kraybill, who is widely considered an expert on the Amish and is the Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Young Center of Elizabethtown College, argues that Amish education teaches what is necessary and practical for the Amish to learn.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Countdown to Expo 2020: one year to go

[Sun 09:03] The Expo - sometimes referred to as a World Fair - was conceived as an international exhibition to showcase the best of every nation, with an emphasis on innovation, technology, and architecture. "One measure of a successful Expo is whether it has a societal impact in urban planning," says Jennifer Minner, associate professor in city and regional planning at Cornell University, and a specialist in the history of Expos. Expos have expanded in scope and scale since the grand exhibitions of the 19th century. Organizers are anticipating lasting gains from the event, projecting an economic dividend of more than $33 billion and the creation of more than 900,000 jobs by 2031.Dubai plans to reuse 80% of Expo infrastructure, through ambitious schemes such as the conversion of District 2020 into sustainable housing.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Where Does Your Fear Come From?

[Sun 09:03] Well, Joseph LeDoux, whose name wrongly became synonymous with the idea that the amygdala was the fear center that all animals shared, has been trying to tell us for years. LeDoux explains how this view leads otherwise gifted researchers to wrongly believe that when humans and non-human animals perform similar actions, these are accompanied by similar feelings - the same anthropomorphism that led him to redraw the map of fear. The study of brains and fear can obviously fill lifetimes, as Joseph LeDoux, Lisa Barrett, Michael Gazzaniga, Candace Pert, and the grand old man Eric Kandel can well attest. Bottom line: Understanding our own fear responses is really important not just for investing but also for our future as political animals.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple AirPods Pro called for release before end of October

[Sun 07:05] Apple's latest AirPods launched earlier this year, bring a few neat tricks to its true-wireless earbuds. Even though the latest iteration is just a few months old, one source claims Apple is already planning an upgrade. China Economic Daily reports Apple are set to launch the AirPods Pro, a high-performance pair of upgraded headphones to sit alongside the current-gen AirPods. The leak has also been supported by leaksters 9to5Mac, who discovered a glyph hidden in an iOS 13.2 beta that could mean Apple is about to introduce a new set of in-ear buds, taking inspiration from the old corded in-ear design.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NM begins discussion on reusing wastewater from fracking

[Sun 06:03] State agencies held a public meeting about "Produced water" Tuesday in Albuquerque. In light of the recent oil boom and the ever-increasing demand for water to recover oil, New Mexico encourages companies to recycle the waste product for drilling and fracking. "Nobody is talking about using untreated produced water," Dr. Jeri Sullivan Graham, a University of New Mexico research professor who studies water treatment, told the Journal before the meeting. Theresa Davis is a Report for America corps member covering water and the environment for the Albuquerque Journal.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ECU’s Program for Maritime Studies dives into history

[Sun 06:03] Maybe more than most, students and faculty in the East Carolina University Program for Maritime Studies live a Pirate's life, diving deep into the robust maritime history of coastal North Carolina and uncovering mysteries throughout the world. Further incentivizing students' participation in the APRN Rural and Underserved Roadmap to Advance Leadership Scholars program is a stipend that goes toward funding their education. "The design from day one was to reduce the computing footprint without reducing the ability of students to interact with the various virtualized storage and processing capacity that we have here in the college," said Charles Lesko, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the department. The lab supports about 150 graduate and undergraduate students seeking degrees in information and computer technology with concentrations in cybersecurity, a program that has been certified as a National Security Agency National Center of Academic Excellence.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

5G Technology Demonstrated in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang

[Sun 04:03] A staff member demonstrates remote music teaching supported by 5G and 4K technologies at the Light of the Internet Expo Center in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, October 19, 2019. A cleaning boat and a water quality monitoring boat supported by 5G and autopilot technologies, are in service beside the Wuzhen Grand Theater in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, October 19, 2019. A cleaning boat and a water quality monitoring boat supported by 5G and autopilot technologies are in service beside the Wuzhen Grand Theater in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, October 19, 2019. Visitors watch a live broadcast of a basketball game via VR and 5G-powered devices at the Light of the Internet Expo Center in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, October 19, 2019.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Rewriting The Narrative: Noor Sweid, General Partner, Global Ventures

[Sun 04:03] Having met and interacted with Global Ventures General Partner Noor Sweid quite a few times over the course of the last couple of years, I've come to realize that there is a sort of protocol or understanding that both of us bring to the table whenever we do get the opportunity to catch up. At the time, Sweid was Managing Partner of Leap Ventures, following which she took on the role of Chief Investment Officer at the Dubai Future Foundation, and then, in early 2018, she set up Global Ventures with Basil Moftah, who, like herself, boasts of several years of experience in operating, exiting, and investing in businesses. Sweid describes Global Ventures as a network-based venture fund, with most of its limited partners being people who are either operating businesses on the lookout for new technologies, or tech founders and VCs internationally that are keeping on eye on new markets, like the MENA. While the fund is 70-80% focused on B2B tech, Sweid says that it also has a 20-30% focus on B2C, as they "Believe that the consumer market in the region is massive, and still has a lot of space to grow in the next 5-10 years." "And it allows our portfolio companies to have access to new markets." At the same time, the significance of Global Ventures being the first MENA entity in the Draper Venture Network shouldn't be understated either- this achievement, as Sweid put it, has elevated the MENA region as such that "It has been put on the map, literally!" Besides enabling Global Ventures' portfolio of enterprise tech startups to get a foot in the door in international markets, being a part of the network also allows the firm to be a part of curated events that the Draper Venture Network puts together over the course of the year, with Sweid letting slip that Tim Draper himself is set to make an appearance in Dubai later this year.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Russia, Serbia reach unprecedented level of understanding - Medvedev

[Sun 04:03] Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that Russia and Serbia have achieved an unprecedentedly high level of mutual understanding, and it is important to keep the momentum. According to Medvedev, Russia was calm about Serbia's European aspirations and EU integration plans. During the Russian premier's visit, Russia and Serbia sign an agreement to issue a state export loan to the government of Serbia. Moscow and Belgrade also signed a memorandum on cooperation in development of innovations and digital technologies and a memorandum on opening Russian industrial manufacturing facilities in Serbia.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Honour Matiba by renaming Murang’a University of Technology after him

[Sun 04:03] Matiba run for President in 1992 General Election and finished second. Further, he championed for the establishment of Murang'a Technical College, which is now Murang'a University of Technology. Matiba is the author of his autobiography Aiming high; the story of my life. As we celebrate Mashujaa Day, may we honour him by renaming Murang'a University of Technology after this great Kenyan hero for democracy.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

PG&E Estimates 2029-2033 Until They Fix Grid Fire Danger Problems

[Sun 04:03] One week ago, PG&E cut power to about 2 million people in Northern and Central California, saying the outages were needed due to high winds and dry conditions that could spark wildfires. The number of power shutoffs will decline over the next decade as PG&E reroutes the electric grid so it can shut off power to smaller areas, invests in microgrids to keep power on during emergencies and updates thousands of miles of power lines in fire-prone areas. In Florida a few days ago, nearly 10,000 customers were left without power, vehicles were turned over and a middle school was severely damaged after a tornado touched down in central Florida on Friday night, as rain and high winds from Tropical Storm Nestor battered the state. Sumeet Singh, vice president of PG&E's community wildfire safety program, estimated that it could take 10 to 14 years for PG&E to finish updating about 7,100 miles of power lines in high fire risk areas, and 8 years to improve vegetation management on 25,000 miles of lines in high-risk areas.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

[Sun 04:03] AIT is Austria's largest research and technology organisation and a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future including data science and cybersecurity. At the AIT Center for Digital Safety & Security we are aware that, in this diverse world of countless emerging new cyber threats, 100% cyber security is an impossibility. We can help businesses and administrations alike to enhance the resilience of their critical networks and IT infrastructures, and to protect their assets to the highest extent possible. That's why our scientists are working on leading-edge machine-learning technologies and solutions appropriate to serve the future cyber defence ecosystem in order to tackle cyber threats arising from the emergence of comprehensive ICT networks with their increasing interconnectedness and unclear attack surfaces.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Students meet science, math leaders at Museum of Science and Industry career event

[Sun 03:03] CHICAGO - Hundreds of students interested in science and math attended a career event at the Museum of Science and Industry Saturday. The event was held at the museum in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood for students involved in STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Students talked with engineers, neuro-scientists, app designers and other leaders from dozens of companies and organizations. Some of the companies that attended the event include BP, Nicor Gas and Metro by T-Mobile.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Domino Data Lab Names Natalie McCullough President & Chief Operating Officer

[Sun 03:03] SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2019 - Domino Data Lab, provider of the industry-leading open data science platform, today announced that veteran technology executive Natalie McCullough has joined the organization as President and Chief Operating Officer. McCullough joins Domino from Microsoft where she was General Manager of Workplace Analytics and MyAnalytics, two innovative and pioneering data analytics products in Microsoft's Office365 suite. "Having overseen several data science teams over the last decade, I've really come to appreciate the value of an open and scalable enterprise data approach, which Domino pioneered," said McCullough. About Domino Data LabDomino Data Lab provides an open data science platform to help companies run their business on models.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Cybersecurity and tech conference sparking conversations in the north country

[Sun 03:03] Cybersecurity and tech conference sparking conversations in the north country. Third annual SUNY Plattsburgh cybersecurity and tech conference. The third annual cybersecurity and tech conference at SUNY Plattsburgh is sparking conversations. "The whole idea is to get everybody who is thinking about cybersecurity, get them all together in the North Country talking about it, networking," said Cristian Balan, coordinator at SUNY Plattsburgh's center for cybersecurity and technology.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Everything we know so far

[Sun 02:05] Gunn has been reinstated and will direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 as originally planned. Gunn will direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 from the screenplay that he wrote before his initial dismissal. Gunn fired :-(. After directing the first two installments and announcing that he would write and direct the third, Gunn was abruptly fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Gunn is reportedly in talks to direct a reimagining of the 2016 film Suicide Squad. Here's everything we know so far about Suicide Squad 2.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

HTC launches Exodus 1s smartphone with built-in Bitcoin wallet in Europe

[Sun 01:05] HTC has launched its flagship Exodus 1s smartphone in Europe and a limited number of other countries as part of its attempt to drive universal cryptocurrency trading and usage. The HTC Exodus 1s has a full Bitcoin node embedded in the device's hardware, allowing users to buy, sell, send, receive, lend and borrow cryptocurrency. The HTC Exodus 1s provides security and support to the Bitcoin blockchain by empowering the user to run a full node on mobile. HTC said the Exodus 1s will start to unlock what it means to have Bitcoin on a mobile phone by bringing banking services to the individual, empowering the user to be their own bank.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Half of all iPhones already on iOS 13 less than a month since release

[Sun 01:05] The installation of iOS 13 is moving forward at a pace that Google can only dream of for Android, as it took less than a month since the mobile operating system's release on September 19 for it to be adopted in half of all iPhones. According to figures published by Apple on October 15, 50% of all iPhones have already upgraded to iOS 13, with 41% staying on iOS 12 while the rest remain on earlier versions. iOS 13 took 26 days to hit 50% of all iPhones, a few days slower compared to iOS 12, which took only 23 days. The adoption rate of iPadOS is moving slower than that of iOS 13, but still at an impressive pace.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Nintendo Switch sales hit 15 million in North America, tops Wii U lifetime sales

[Sun 00:05] The Nintendo Switch has achieved the milestone of 15 million units sold in North America, with the hybrid console looking to continue its momentum into its fourth year since launch. The Nintendo Switch, including its recently released new version, the Nintendo Switch Lite, has sold more than 15 million units in North America since the console's launch in March 2017, according to Nintendo's internal data. Nintendo Switch sales in North America have surpassed that figure, and its worldwide sales of 36.87 million units, as of June 30 this year, have already more than doubled the Wii U's lifetime sales. Nintendo also said that 14 titles for the Nintendo Switch have sold more than 1 million copies, with four games selling more than 6 million copies, namely Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Google VP says guests should be informed if you have smart devices in the home

[Sun 00:05] In a recent interview with the BBC that followed Google's event in New York, Rick Osterloh, the senior vice president of devices and services, said that homeowners might want to consider disclosing the presence of smart devices before they invite guests into their home. In July, a Belgian company discovered that third-party transcriptionists were used to review Google Home and Google Assistant recordings - and that those recordings had captured private, personal information without the user's knowledge. While homeowners can take precautions with their smart devices, telling Nest users to inform guests that they might be recorded is a strange request. With devices like these, Google should take more steps to prevent accidental activations and enable stronger user privacy options rather than ask users to inform guests they might be recorded.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Taking UTAR to greater heights

[Sun 00:03] Our target is to continue having a high employability rate, ensure our students are ready for the global job market and conduct more research with partner universities under the concept of 'collaboration and laboratories'. A curriculum, no matter how advanced it is, will be obsolete with no new development so students must be able to learn new things on their own. What is your take on the dwindling number of students enrolling in science courses?To increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we have to make learning STEM fun again. Why are there people who don't mind travelling a long distance to enjoy a good meal? It's because they love food! Likewise, if students enjoy learning STEM and find it interesting, I'm sure they will be willing to spend more time learning the subjects.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Former Eidos president and frequent game startup adviser Keith Boesky passes away

[Sat 23:05] Keith Boesky, former president of Tomb Raider publisher Eidos and a frequent adviser to game companies at Boesky & Co., has died from cancer, according to posts from his family and friends. Boesky started in the game industry as an attorney at the law firm Cooley Godward in 1993, after he cold-called a game developer. In 1997, Boesky became the president of Eidos, with the task of moving the newly launched Tomb Raider video game across all media. At GamesBeat 2015, Boesky moderated a fireside chat with Emily Greer, former head of browser-based game company Kongregate.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Climate sciences in focus at Qeeri Science Majlis

[Sat 22:03] The Science Majlis was attended by students, families and professionals seeking to know more about countering the effects of climate change. We can only hope to contribute to impactful action by engaging all players across science, technology, development, government and, most importantly, the wider community. In turn, we are able to gain perspective on how the community perceives the impact of research in the country, which can further help us contribute to building and nurturing a research culture in Qatar. "Having young community members take part, and being able to answer their questions makes this Science Majlis a valuable activity," she added.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains unveil STEM-on-the-go van at Bedford event

[Sat 22:03] Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains unveil STEM-on-the-go van at Bedford event. The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains unveiled a new vehicle that will help bring science, technology and engineering and math, or STEM, programs to girls in New Hampshire and Vermont. "At a very young age, girls actually tend to love STEM more than boys do but by second grade, we start to see a dropoff in our interest in STEM because we as a society start telling them that they might not be so good at math or science really isn't for them," said Patricia Mellor, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. Since the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serve girls in New Hampshire and Vermont, they can now bring STEM programs right to the girls where they live.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors

[Sat 22:03] English majors are down more than a quarter since the Great Recession, according to data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics. Some prominent economists are making the case for why it still makes a lot of sense to major in humanities alongside more technical fields. There's no denying that the typical computer science major makes more money shortly after graduation than the typical English major. Contrary to popular belief, English majors ages 25 to 29 had a lower unemployment rate in 2017 than math and computer science majors.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The best Bluetooth speakers for 2019

[Sat 21:05] Riva Concert The best multiroom-capable Bluetooth speaker. How to decipher Bluetooth speaker terms NFC - Shorthand for Near Field Communication, this oft-touted feature is actually quite limited when it comes to Bluetooth speakers, allowing select phones to pair with a speaker with a quick touch. Pairing - In the case of Bluetooth speakers, pairing is the act of making a wireless connection from a speaker to your wireless device via Bluetooth. Sonos - Sonos is an audio manufacturer best known for its line of smart Wi-Fi speakers, which create a peer-to-peer mesh network that allows speakers to connect with each other and synchronize playback.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Apple AirPods 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds: Which are the better buds?

[Sat 21:05] Apple's AirPods 2 are the most popular true wireless headphones on the market, but are they really the best? That depends on what you're looking for in a pair of wireless earbuds. From their golf tee design to their ergonomic charging case, here's how they compare to one of our current favorite true wireless headphones, the Samsung Galaxy Buds. The Galaxy Buds case doesn't boast the same 19 hours of charging time that is offered by the AirPods, but the small pillbox-style case does come with wireless charging at no extra cost. Even though the AirPods aren't a slouch, the Galaxy Buds slightly outperform the AirPods in virtually every way when it comes to the listening experience.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Novel nanoprobes show promise for optical monitoring of neural activity

[Sat 21:03] Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed ultrasensitive nanoscale optical probes to monitor the bioelectric activity of neurons and other excitable cells. Yanik's lab at UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering, working with collaborators at the University of Notre Dame, has developed extracellular nanoprobes that enable ultrasensitive optical monitoring of electrophysiological signals. Yanik's optical nanoprobes are nanoscale devices based on a novel metallic antenna structure coupled to a biocompatible polymer called PEDOT. This polymer is "Electro-chromic," meaning its optical properties change in response to the local electric field. Yanik described two possible approaches for using the optical nanoprobes to monitor neural activity in living animals, including humans.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Harold Ryan interview — Why ProbablyMonsters is making a huge bet on triple-A games

[Sat 20:05] Ryan is going to need a lot more money than that to pull off not one but two ambitious triple-A projects in an age when there are a lot of pressures on the creation of blockbuster video games. A lot of the lessons from watching us try to build that way, and from all the games I've published as well - I got to work with probably 20, 25 different studios over the years publishing at Microsoft. As we develop our games and potentially pick different partners to take the games to market, doing that as separate entities is functionally a lot easier and more predictable for our partners and for us than if we were just one company. Ryan: We don't have a timetable right now for game announcements or partner announcements on our games.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ikea's smart blinds finally go on sale in the U.S., but only in certain stores

[Sat 20:05] Smart home enthusiasts in the U.S. who have been waiting impatiently for Ikea to release its affordable smart blinds need wait no longer. As part of its push into smart home technology, Swedish furniture company Ikea has been offering products like Sonos speakers and smart lights. There have been even more smart home products available from Ikea stores in Europe, where customers can pick up the Fyrtur smart blinds. Other products in Ikea's Trådfri smart home range include smart plugs, smart lights and remote controls, signal repeaters, and smart LED light panels.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Whole genome sequencing could help save pumas from inbreeding

[Sat 20:03] With whole genomic information, scientists can pinpoint populations that need an influx of new genes or identify the best pumas to move between populations. Such work could stop inbreeding in its tracks and help keep local populations from going extinct, Shapiro says. More insights will come as scientists ramp up whole genome sequencing. Overall, a more complete picture of the genome makes it possible to spot populations at greatest risk for inbreeding ¬- and the best candidates for translocation.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

HUD Officials Say They Purposely Withheld Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Recovery Money

[Sat 20:03] Officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development purposely missed a September deadline to release billions of dollars in hurricane recovery funds to Puerto Rico, saying they don't trust the U.S. territory's housing agency to handle the money properly. Puerto Rico has received about a third of some $43 billion in disaster aid that is supposed to help with hurricane recovery efforts, including rebuilding tens of thousands of homes with still-damaged roofs, according to the NBC News report. The network said Puerto Rico has received only the first $1.5 billion of a total of $20 billion in HUD funds. Experts have predicted that the issue won't be resolved unless HUD appoints a financial monitor for Puerto Rico.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Francis Ford Coppola Offers Advice to Budding Filmmakers at the Lumière Festival

[Sat 20:03] "A director is asked a thousand questions a day, so if you have a single theme unifying your movie you can deal with all the details," is one of many tidbits that director Francis Ford Coppola offered up during a sold-out masterclass at the Lumière Festival in Lyon, where he was on hand to receive the fest's 10th annual Prix Lumière. "In The Conversation, the theme was privacy. In The Godfather movies, it was succession. And in Apocalypse Now, it was morality," the 80-year-old Coppola explained to a packed auditorium of students and fans, who were able to ask him questions during the second half of a near two-hour session moderated by Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux and veteran French film critic Michel Ciment. Coppola explained how, along with fellow filmmakers George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, he was part of the San Francisco-based contingent of the 1970s New Hollywood that was particularly interested in filmmaking technology. Delving into his work with actors, Coppola remarked: "I hate hearing that such and such a director got a great performance out of an actor. It's the actor who does the work, who brings the flesh and blood to the character. The director's job is to give them the right conditions to do so, to make sure that he or she is comfortable and unafraid."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>


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