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Samsung Galaxy Bloom / Galaxy Z Flip: release date, price, specs and leaks

[Fri 14:05] Now with this year's Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event mere weeks away, enough information has leaked to give us a clearer picture of the clamshell folding phone, called by multiple sources both the Samsung Galaxy Bloom and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. From its rumoured specs to its probable price and release date, here's everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Bloom / Galaxy Z Flip before it's unveiled to the world in February. Thanks to a series of leaks on Chinese social media site Weibo, we have a good idea of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip / Galaxy Bloom's design, and it is pretty clearly a clamshell foldable. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked's international URL also contains the word "Bloom" as well as "Hubble", which is the codename for the Samsung Galaxy S20. Although February will be the phone's official unveiling, we're not yet sure of an actual release date.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Tesla is recruiting designers in China to create its first city car

[Fri 18:05] Posting on its official WeChat account, Tesla announced it's in the early stages of opening a research and design center in the world's largest electric car market. Rumors have pointed to a Tesla city car in the past, but the sketch gives the industry its first glimpse at what the model could look like. There's no guarantee the city car will look like the model depicted in Tesla's sketch. "Something that would be super cool, so we're going to do it, is to try to create a China design and engineering center to actually design an original car in China for worldwide consumption. I think this will be very exciting," company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk said after delivering the first Model 3 with a "Made in China" label.  Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

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Kneron raises $40 million to grow edge AI chip design operations

[Thu 14:05] Edge AI startup Kneron today said it's raised $40 million led by Horizon Ventures. The funding will be used to grow Kneron's algorithms made especially for on-device machine learning and semiconductor design operations. Kneron released the KL520, a chip made especially for deployment of AI on devices like smart home or IoT devices last year, and earlier this month at CES showcased the KL720. "We have a reconfigurable AI engine that can simultaneously support audio, video, 2D, and 3D, and we are not only chip company. We're a total solution company that can provide a solution with a pertained model so that's almost like a turnkey solution," Kneron CEO Albert Liu told VentureBeat in a phone interview.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

CloudKnox raises $12 million to protect cloud infrastructure from insider risks

[Thu 14:05] CloudKnox Security, a cybersecurity startup that helps companies protect their private and public clouds from insider threats and poor security hygiene, has raised $12 million in a round of funding led by Sorenson Ventures, with participation from Dell Technologies Capital, ClearSky Security, and Foundation Capital. Founded in 2015, Sunnyvale, California-based CloudKnox sets about protecting companies by monitoring and enforcing "Least privilege" policies in cloud environments. CloudKnox adopts a recently patented "Activity-based access control" approach that makes it easier for enterprises to fine-tune permissions across their hybrid or cloud infrastructure. CloudKnox had previously raised around $11 million, and with another $12 million in the bank it plans to "Accelerate" its product development and and go-to-market strategy.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The art and science of tracking food trends

[Thu 14:03] The Chicago-based market research firm uses a suite of tools, including artificial intelligence and a robust menu database, to uncover emerging ingredients and monitor ongoing trends in the restaurant and retail landscape. Food trends are influenced by economics, demographic shifts, technological advances, lifestyle shifts, wellness, policy and trade, said Mike Kostyo, senior managing editor and trendologist at Datassential. "We start from this 30,000-foot view of what's happening in the country, in the world, what's going to impact the food industry as a whole," Mr. Kostyo said during a presentation at the Winter Fancy Food Show on Jan. 20 in San Francisco. "Today adoption is really the sweet spot for the industry. For a lot of our clients who say, 'I want to put something cool and trendy on the menu,' it tends to be from the adoption stage of the menu adoption cycle. This has been the innovation engine for the past few years."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Aladdin, Hullabaloo, Spies at the Science Center-the icFlorida ‘Fun 3’

[Thu 14:03] Going through evidence built up from impeachment hearings on Ukraine, U.S. House prosecutors used their first full day of Senate trial arguments to make the case that President Donald Trump should be convicted of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges, but so far their efforts have not caused any GOP Senators to publicly call for new witnesses or documents in the Senate trial. ' Beginning up to 24 hours of opening arguments, House impeachment managers used over seven hours of time as they started Wednesday to lay out the basics of their case against President Donald Trump, arguing the evidence is overwhelming. 'President Trump has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance,' said Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager. While Senators are required to be in their seats for the impeachment proceedings, some Democrats complained that a number of GOP Senators had left the chamber during the House manager arguments.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

"Perfect Secrecy" Encryption Technology, Invented by U.S.-Based CUP Sciences and Partners, Set to Transform Cybersecurity

[Thu 14:03] Nature Communications recently published a paper from the Center for Unconventional Processes of Sciences working with the University of St. Andrews and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology that details their working chip-based prototype of "Perfect secrecy" and demonstrates that it is unbreakable, no matter how computational power evolves in the future. Authors from the three institutions stated, "We have rigorously demonstrated a protocol for a perfect secrecy cryptography that uses CMOS-compatible silicon chips, which transmit information on a public classical optical networkCombined with the technological maturity, speed and scalability of classic optical communications, the results shown open a pathway towards implementing perfect secrecy cryptography at the global scale with contained costs." U.S.-based CUP Sciences is responsible for coordinating the next steps of development of the technology among the inventing institutions and for the commercialization of technologies resulting from it. Los Angeles-based CUP Sciences is pioneering the commercialization of an entirely new field of hardware-based, software-embedded technologies based on complexity that address critical global challenges of sustainable development.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Time to ditch the isolation narrative: How technology improves business relationships

[Thu 13:05] With technology eliminating both time and distance as obstacles to communication, 73% of employers say they're increasing their use of collaborative tools in the workplace to support a far-flung workforce that spans generations and business roles. Employees who can communicate smoothly with each other are more engaged, more content, and build more successful social networks. They're also far more likely to stay with a company where they've built relationships. "Nobody likes to work on everything in a vacuum or a silo. This technology shortens those distances. It makes our world - our sphere of influence - feel a lot more tightly knit. It makes distances feel shorter. Overall, that makes for a better, more productive work environment."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI contract

[Thu 13:05] Amazon said on Wednesday it filed a motion in court to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award. Amazon, originally considered to be the favorite to win the award, had indicated last week that it would file a temporary restraining order to require the Pentagon and Microsoft to hold off beyond initial activities for the contract. In a statement, Amazon's cloud division Amazon Web Services said, "It is common practice to stay contract performance while a protest is pending, and it's important that the numerous evaluation errors and blatant political interference that impacted the JEDI award decision be reviewed." Most recently, Amazon has blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for bias against the company and for improperly pressuring the Pentagon.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

PS5: here's your first look at the PlayStation 5 interface

[Thu 11:05] As the reveal date approaches, we're discovering what games the PS5 will launch with, what kind of power the machine will have and now, we've got the first glimpse of the PS5's user interface. A 4chan PS5 tidbit recently came true, as the console's new "It's time to play" slogan broke on 4chan's gaming boards first. Either Sony is retaining the same branding across PS4, or the PS5 devkit is running a skeleton UI based on the PS4 version, and the final design is set to be completely reworked. According to a God Of War developer, we don't have long to wait: an official PS5 reveal is expected early February, in what's been called "The worst kept secret in gaming".   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Why teaching of science, technology is hampered in Nigeria ― Okebukola

[Thu 11:03] Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Peter Okebukola, has said the country is not making the expected progress in the area of science and technology because a number of factors are hampering the teaching of the subjects in our schools. Okebukola, who is the Director of the Centre, said until those factors were tackled through innovative and transformative teaching of STEM education, the country might not be able to actualise its potentials in the areas of science and technology. "The mission of the Centre is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM, through culturally-relevant, innovative and transformative models for addressing regional developmental challenges." Okebukola said the Centre would make use of culturo-techno-contextual, CTC, approach as its central pedagogy.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Life Science & Analytical Instruments Market Size Is Anticipated to Reach USD 56.7 Billion at a CAGR of 6.5% By 2023

[Thu 10:03] The Global Life Science and Analytical Instruments Market was valued at USD 36.5 billion in 2016, according to the latest research report from Market Research Future. The life science and analytical instruments market is mainly driven by the growth of the life sciences sector in recent years. Increasing demand for life science and analytical instruments in genetic studies and research in biotechnology processes is likely to be a major driver for the global life science and analytical instruments market over the forecast period. The global life science and analytical instruments market is segmented on the basis of instrument type, end use, application, and region.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Sony PS5 controller's secret weapon to take on Xbox Series X pad breaks cover

[Thu 09:05] Sony has filed a patent for an in-built microphone on a controller for the purpose of receiving voice commands, and while it hasn't been confirmed that it's for use with the PlayStation 5, it would make a lot of sense given what we've already heard about the upcoming PS5 console and its controller. According to the patent, the controller will feature "a controller device that is held by a user's hand, including a microphone, a tactile presentation device that presents a tactile sense to the user's hand, and a speaker," and goes on to explain that when players are giving voice commands via the mic, "The sound of the speaker is suppressed, and tactile presentation control by the tactile presentation device is performed." So essentially, this will work like a smart speaker. The pros of having an on-board mic in the controller is that it's not reliant on everyone plugging in a headset to use, and is a much more organic way to interact with the assistance, given the prevalence of other digital assistants and how we're used to interacting with them on daily basis. As always, the existence of a patent doesn't mean this is a sure thing, or that we should start jumping to conclusions, but it certainly would be a good fit going on everything else we've heard about the console and controller so far.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Edit Suits Co: getting a bespoke suit made has never been easier

[Thu 08:05] Thankfully, this service is no longer the preserve Savile Row and Jermyn Street regulars - there are a number of less intimidating and more affordable options around - such as Edit Suits Co.What is Edit Suits Co? Edit Suits Co offers bespoke suits without the bespoke price tag. Edit Suits Co puts a big focus on being more affordable than its competitors - by cutting out wholesalers, other middle-men, and the expensive retail infrastructure, they're able to sell you a suit without a steep markup. Obviously, the price of a suit from Edit Suits Co will greatly depend on the choices you make when designing your garment. Edit Suits Co also sell custom-made shirts, which start at £69, as well as chinos, which are priced from £119, and overcoats, which start at £549.Edit Suits Co locations.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Party, State leader holds Tet meeting with senior officials, veteran revolutionaries

[Thu 08:03] The Party and State leader offered his New Year wishes to all veteran revolutionaries, incumbent and former leaders of the Party, State and the Vietnam Fatherland Front as well as the entire Vietnamese people in and outside the country on the occasion of the Lunar New Year festival. The Party and State leader also underlined achievements in Party and political system building, as well as in the fight against corruption and wastefulness, saying that the concerted, firm and comprehensive measures that avoided neither "Banned zone" nor exception in the work have produced big effects. The Party chief emphasized the need to promote the building of the Party and political system along with the intensive implementation of the campaign on studying and following of President Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality and lifestyle, while fighting degradation in political ideology, morality, lifestyle, "Self-evolution" and "Self-transformation" among Party officials and members. "Whether we can awake the potential and turn it into our resources for national construction and defence depends on the will of the entire Party and nation as well as of each Vietnamese," the Party and State leader said, expressing his belief that the country will gain greater achievements in 2020./..   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Pilot program to nurture science talent

[Thu 08:03] China has decided to encourage more elite students to study science subjects as part of broader efforts to bolster the country's capacity in science and technology innovation and ease talent bottlenecks in sectors such as computer chip and software design. The Ministry of Education said on Wednesday that it has launched a pilot education program that will allow 36 top universities across the country to select high-caliber students who excel in basic disciplines and are willing to serve the country's major strategic needs. An official with the Ministry of Education said in an online statement explaining the new program that the independent enrollment schemes had faced a number of problems and challenges over the years, with some students providing fake application materials and some colleges failing to come up with reasonable evaluation standards for applicants. The new program is intended to better promote education equality and ensure fair opportunities for applicants and to guide high schools to prioritize student's all-around training, the official said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

PS5: here's your first look at the PlayStation 5 UI

[Thu 07:05] As the reveal date approaches, we're discovering what games the PS5 will launch with, what kind of power the machine will have and now, we've got the first glimpse of the PS5's user interface. A 4chan PS5 tidbit recently came true, as the console's new "It's time to play" slogan broke on 4chan's gaming boards first. Either Sony is retaining the same branding across PS4, or the PS5 devkit is running a skeleton UI based on the PS4 version, and the final design is set to be completely reworked. According to a God Of War developer, we don't have long to wait: an official PS5 reveal is expected early February, in what's been called "The worst kept secret in gaming".   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

China's enormous 500-meter radio telescope is up and running

[Thu 07:05] China's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is officially up and running, claims Xinhua, the country's official state-run media channel. The enormous 500-meter FAST Radio Telescope is the world's biggest filled-aperture radio telescope, and the overall second-largest single-dish aperture after Russia's RATAN-600. Short for Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, FAST's nickname is Tianyan, which translates as "Eye of the Sky" or "Eye of Heaven." The dish itself comprises close to 4,500 individual panels and boasts upward of 2,200 winches on its underside to help shape the surface to aim at different parts of the sky. The FAST Radio Telescope cost around $170 million to build.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Wayzn sliding glass door opener can let pets out when you're not home

[Thu 07:05] Wayzn used CES 2020 to announce its connected sliding glass door opener, a device that can automatically open and close the sliding glass doors in your home. The sliding glass door opener has an elegant design that looks significantly better than a pet door. Wayzn says the sliding glass door opener is compatible with all 5-, 6-, and 8-foot, two-panel sliding glass doors. The Wayzn sliding glass door opener received the CES 2020 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence for its innovative function and attractive design.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AMD's Ryzen 4 laptop CPU beats an Intel desktop chip in this leaked benchmark

[Thu 07:05] AMD made some audacious claims about its freshly announced Ryzen 4000 laptop processors, especially compared what Intel currently offers. Though the Ryzen 7 4800 processor score still trails AMD's more advanced desktop processors designed for workstation and gaming use - the Ryzen 7 3700X, for example, scored 10,180 points - it shows that AMD is not only closing the performance gap with its competitor, but is leading beating its rival. What's impressive with this early leaked benchmark is that AMD's mobile silicon is beating out one of Intel's best desktop processors. Some of the newest laptops announced at CES with AMD's new mobile Ryzen processors include Lenovo's Yoga Slim 7 and the Asus Zephyrus G14. AMD is bullish on its processor, with the company claiming that there are 12 new laptops planned during the first quarter of this year with its performance-topping CPU. Given how well Ryzen CPUs have been performing, if AMD can get its partners to ship more designs with its mobile Ryzen processor inside, it'd be a major coup for the company in the processor space and a win for discerning PC users who need every bit of performance they can squeeze on the go.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Digital Trends Live: Bezos hacked, Mars 2020 rover naming finalists, and more

[Thu 07:05] On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Ryan Waniata dive into the biggest-trending tech stories of the day, including the hack of Jeff Bezos' phone, some Sonos devices that could be losing features, Netflix subscriptions take a hit, Mars 2020 rover naming finalists, and more. Digital Trends Live: Bose closes stores, NBC streams, living concrete, and more. Digital Trends Live: More Galaxy S20 leaks, Ring defends security, and more. Digital Trends Live: A.I. regulation, electric vehicle subscriptions, and more.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The best gaming laptops for 2020

[Thu 07:05] Further reading The best gaming laptops at a glance The best gaming laptop: Razer Blade. The Triton 500 doesn't look like a standard gaming laptop, but it also lacks the eye-catching build of other thin and light gaming laptops like the Razer Blade 15. Gaming laptops tend to be more expensive than more general-purpose laptops because they generally include a dedicated graphics chip for better game visuals and frame rates. A more subdued design like the Razer Blade or the G-series Dell gaming laptops fits in much better, though it's an issue to be aware of.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The best websites like Craigslist for all your needs

[Thu 07:05] For years, Craigslist has been the premier website for scoring a free sofa or finding an available apartment, but there are now plenty of other free services that do an equally fine job, with a more attractive interface and fewer spam postings. Whether you're merely looking for a used computer to buy or want to post your ad both online and in print circulation, here are our top picks for the six best Craigslist alternatives for online classifieds. You'll need to have a Facebook profile to get started, but it allows buyers and sellers to interact in the Marketplace via their Facebook profiles, adding a name to a listing, unlike the anonymous Craigslist format. The search options will be very familiar to anyone who has used Craigslist, but they now feature beautiful menus, search bars and buttons that make the whole experience far more enjoyable than Craigslist's tiny text.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Seattle's vote-by-phone system could be a game changer, but only if it's secure

[Thu 07:05] Several states already allow some overseas citizens to vote by mail or fax. A number of technology professionals have expressed concern over Voatz's app and voting by phone in general. The National Cybersecurity Center will conduct a post-vote review, comparing a paper record of votes against digital receipts sent to voters and the anonymized blockchain records. People with visual impairments may prefer to use their phones' accessibility features to vote privately.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

6 Marvelous Mrs. Maisel characters inspired by real people

[Thu 07:05] Maisel comes across many other comedians on her road to success, some of whom are based on real people, while others are inspired by major comedians. While she's not a real person, Sophie was likely inspired by a few top female comedians of that time. While Midge Maisel herself is totally fictional, some have noted that she too is drawn from a number of up-and-coming female comedians of the time. Brosnahan has said that "Midge is just Midge" and is inspired by a number of people.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Lightweight and low-cost, Fujifilm X-T200 and new 35mm lens target beginners

[Thu 07:05] Those are exactly the things that Fujifilm looks to be addressing with the new X-T200, which offers 3.5 times the processing power and a new autofocus system. The $700 X-T200 is Fujifilm's new entry point into the X-T line, its series of DSLR-like mirrorless cameras with a center-mounted electronic viewfinder. Beyond the camera, Fujifilm also introduced a new prime lens, the XC 35mm F2. Part of the lower-cost XC line, this lens uses a plastic mount and is meant for novice photographers. Fujifilm built the X series on the backbone of strong prime lenses.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science for Women (SRCASW) Recruitment 2020 for 32 Non Teaching Posts

[Thu 07:03] Interested candidates can apply for Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science for Women Recruitment 2020 through the prescribed format on or before 24 January 2020. Sc./B.L.I. Sc. Computer Science paper at Graduate/PG level or Six months Computer Science course from a recognized/registered institution. Laboratory Assistant: Should have passed Senior Secondary or an equivalent examination with Science subjects Or Graduate with relevant subject. MTS Laboratory: Should have passed class 10th or an equivalent examination with science subjects from recognized board.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ANSI Signs Memorandum of Understanding with China Automotive Technology and Research Center

[Thu 07:03] During a recent trip to China, the American National Standards Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Auto Standardization Research Institute at the China Automotive Technology and Research Center. In addition to the MOU signing and bilateral meetings, Mr. Tretler and ANSI members attended the annual ANSI in China Appreciation Reception for members and partner organizations in China. ANSI members attended the reception along with several other notable Chinese participants, such as Chen Gang, former vice minister of SAMR; Li Yubing, deputy director-general of the Department of Standard Innovation, SAMR; Huang Li, director, Department of Standard Innovation, SAMR; Chong Li, deputy director, Department of Standard Innovation, SAMR, Pan Feng, secretary-general, China Communications Standardization Association. During the reception, which included more than 60 participants, Mr. Tretler highlighted accomplishments for the year, including the high-level visits with ANSI's Chinese counterparts, the organization of four workshops under the U.S.-China Standards and Conformity Assessment Cooperation Program, and the quarterly publication of the ANSI in China Newsletter.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ADM and P2 Science to Collaborate in Plant-Based Specialty Chemicals and Materials

[Thu 07:03] ADM has a leading global portfolio of plant-based feedstocks including carbohydrates, vegetable oils and terpenes. "We are very happy to be working with ADM in such an important area. ADM's global presence in agricultural feedstocks is unparalleled. Their market reach and technology are second to none and we couldn't think of a better partner to be working with in the emerging bioeconomy," said Neil Burns, CEO of P2 Science. "ADM values developing novel technology with innovative partners like P2. We are committed to growing our sustainable materials platform by combining agricultural feedstocks with world-class technology to provide renewable solutions to customers throughout the value chain. In 2018, ADM and DuPont opened the world's first pilot production facility for bio-based FDME and earlier this year announced a joint development with LG Chem to produce biobased acrylic acid. In response to consumer demand for environmentally responsible products, many consumer packaged goods companies have committed to more sustainable packaging, including the use of plant-based materials." About ADM. At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

OPINION: Biden downplaying 'deepfake' technology is dangerous for democracy

[Thu 05:03] Former Vice President Joe Biden accused Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign this past Sunday of releasing a "Doctored" video wherein Biden appears to support privatizing Social Security. There is a large difference between taking a quote out of context and editing a video to show something that didn't happen, and it's dangerous for Biden to conflate the two. When Biden says that a video is "Doctored," he is using the language associated with deepfakes, or video and other digital media that has been edited by artificial intelligence technology to create realistic, yet false portrayals of individuals. On a larger level, this equivalence paints dangerous deepfake technology as a standard political ploy similar to taking remarks out of context, instead of a new, sinister technology with the potential to gravely damage our political institutions.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NASA Finalizes Lunar Science Payload To Prepare Ground For Manned Missions

[Thu 03:03] Ahead of sending astronauts to the Moon in 2024, which comes after a hiatus of several decades to the agency's manned lunar program, NASA is sending science experiments and technology demonstrations. NASA intends to send about two payload deliveries to the lunar surface per year. NASA has finalized the first 16 science experiments and technology demonstrations that will be sent to the lunar surface along with the first two lander deliveries of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. "These deliveries will help pave the way for sending the first woman and the next man to the lunar surface by 2024," NASA noted.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

TradeTrust: Singapore and 17 companies back Perlin blockchain for global trade platform

[Thu 02:05] TradeTrust is a new digital global trade platform that uses blockchain technology to digitalize international commerce. As one of the largest global trading hubs, Singapore is capitalizing on its strong networks to bring together an efficient and unified process of digitalized trade. The country is partnering various international organisations, governments and industry players on the development of TradeTrust - a multilateral, open legal and technical framework, that enables inter-operability across different trade platforms and formats for the exchange of digital trade documents on a public blockchain. To further support the industry-wide digitalization, partners in this pilot trade are making further major trade volume commitments to be executed on this platform.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

LETTER: 5G technology comes with risks

[Thu 02:03] Beware of 5G! 5G, or fifth generation wireless technology, is to provide faster and higher capacity transmissions to carry the massive amount of data that industry projects will be generated from the Internet of Things, smart cities, driverless cars, video streaming, augmented reality and more. The plan for 5G is to include the higher millimetre wave frequencies never before used for Internet and telecommunications technology. 5G cell tower antennas will be supplemented by and integrated with thousands of new space satellites to ensure that every inch of the planet is sufficiently irradiated to support ubiquitous high speed wireless capability. Internet of Things is a vision of connecting every "Thing" possible to the Internet - all machines, appliances, objects, devices, animals and even our brains.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Arizona Public Service’s Firm Commitment to an Affordable Clean Energy Future Receives Full Support of the Arizona Technology Council

[Thu 02:03] The Arizona Technology Council today announced its full support to Arizona Public Service and Jeff Guldner, its new president and CEO, for their commitment to a clean energy future for the state of Arizona. In a bold initiative that benefits the economy and the environment, APS released a statement today outlining its goal to deliver 100% clean, carbon-free electricity to its customers by 2050."On behalf of the Arizona Technology Council, we applaud APS and Guldner for helping Arizona lead the nation and set the course for increased, clean-energy innovation," said Steven G. Zylstra, the Council's president and CEO. "The utility's decision to increase its use of renewable energy to power the future is critical to the trajectory of developing technologies that will ensure reliable and affordable energy sources for our citizens and boost Arizona's economy." "For many companies, renewable energy is the answer. As we applaud APS's leadership, we also believe it's in the best interest of current and future Arizona businesses that the Arizona Corporation Commission continues to pursue an improved renewably energy policy for the state without delay." The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Alabama School of Technology and Engineering accepting applications

[Thu 01:03] The Alabama School of Technology and Engineering announces that it has released its admission application for the 2020-2021 school year. It will be the state's third public, tuition-free magnet school, joining the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham and the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science in Mobile. ASCTE is seeking students from every school system in the state. Matt Massey, ASCTE President, says, "Our school will serve grades 9-12 and offer internships, co-op opportunities, and field experience with industries and governmental agencies in Huntsville that relate to cyber and engineering. We already have industries and government agencies eager to support the students who will be coming to our school."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Octorara Area evaluates ways to improve teaching in math, science

[Thu 01:03] What happened: In presenting the district's 2018-19 academic report, Elena Tachau, director of curriculum and instruction, recommended continued efforts to improve math teaching and learning with help from a specialist employed for teacher training. Why it's important: While student test scores in English language arts exceeded state averages in all grades, math scores met the achievement targets in fourth grade only. What happens next: One recommendation to improve test scores in science is by adding ninth grade physical science and 10th grade biology courses while removing the embedded honors biology classes. Young scientists: A team of students from Octorara Intermediate School are regional winners in the Lexus Eco Challenge, with their project on the impact of the spotted lanternfly.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Abstract Deadline Reminder Lunar Surface Science Workshop

[Thu 00:03] Abstract submission deadline - January 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time.NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, and Science and Technology Mission Directorate are co-sponsoring a three-day workshop to actively engage the scientific community in order to determine what science could be done by human crews on the lunar surface and how it can be achieved. Attendance will be by invitation-only based on submitted abstracts. It is expected that portions of the workshop will be streamed live for those who cannot attend in person. IMPORTANT: To be added to the mailing list to receive pertinent information about this workshop and to indicate your interest in participating, please submit an Indication of Interest.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Orlando Science Center to Add Spy Exhibit

[Thu 00:03] The Orlando Science Center is adding a new exhibit that will explore the science and technology behind espionage. Visitors will learn how technology, science help solve mysteries. The exhibit will include 21 interactive stations that allow visitors to see how technology and science can be used to help solve mysteries and problems. The "Top Secret: License to Spy" exhibit will be at the Orlando Science Center until May 3.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Spotlight: Flywheel leaves science to scientists

[Wed 23:03] Already in use at leading research institutions and hospitals after going to market in late 2016, Flywheel won a 2019 Tekne Award in the cloud computing category from the Minnesota High Tech Association. J. Thomas Vaughan, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Columbia University, chose Flywheel to integrate data into the cloud from the university's Magnetic Resonance Research Center. Flywheel worked with investigators to train them on using the system and computing, interpreting and downloading data as each needs. Dr. Geoffrey Aguirre, associate professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, said Flywheel's ability to curate data sets solves the problem of the reproducibility of research results, an increasingly significant concern among scientists.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

100 Thieves opens esports training compound in L.A. to lure top players

[Wed 22:05] 100 Thieves has opened its esports training compound and headquarters in Los Angeles as it strives to be competitive in the long-term battle to retain the best esports players. The company is dedicating the 15,000-square-feet 100 Thieves Cash App Compound as a place where four of its big esports teams can train and its business employees can run their operations. Located in Culver City, in a budding industrial area for creative and tech companies including Nike LA and Beats Electronics, the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound is designed to be a showpiece of the media, fashion, and tech startups. With its entertainment, 100 Thieves built the fastest growing YouTube channel in esports for 2018 and 2019, and launched the No. 1 and No. 2 podcasts on the iTunes gaming charts, led by The CouRage & Nadeshot Show presented by Cash App.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Scopely acquires Disney's FoxNext Games, maker of Marvel Strike Force (updated)

[Wed 22:05] As part of the deal, Scopely has agreed to buy the Los Angeles studio of FoxNext Games, which made Marvel Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose, California. "We have been hugely impressed with the incredible game the team at FoxNext Games has built with Marvel Strike Force and can't wait to see what more we can do together," said Tim O'Brien, the chief revenue officer at Scopely, in a statement. "I'm extremely proud of what our talented team at FoxNext Games has built and accomplished in just a few years," said Aaron Loeb, FoxNext Games president, in a statement. Upon completion of the transaction, Loeb will join Scopely in a newly created executive role, and Rahimi will lead the FoxNext Games Los Angeles studio within Scopely as president of games.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Leaked Xbox Series X photo shows ports, suggests less focus on home theater

[Wed 22:05] A photo leaked to NeoGaf by a user named CurryPanda gave our first look at the ports on an Xbox Series X prototype. The ports shown on the leaked Xbox Series X Prototype are similar to current Xbox One consoles, with the notable exception of the HDMI-in and IR-out ports. Those extras make the Xbox One S and One X capable of controlling and interacting with other home theater devices. Don't take this photo to be the last word on Xbox Series X connectivity.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ninja Theory's Project: Mara is its latest game to tackle mental terror

[Wed 22:05] Ninja Theory's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice approached mental illness and tragedy in a way we hadn't seen before from a video game. The studio, now owned by Microsoft, is moving ahead on a sequel, but it also has another project cooking that will tackle mental terror in an entirely different way. Separate from the previously announced The Insight Project, Project: Mara is an experimental new title that will be "a showcase of what could become a new storytelling medium," according to Ninja Theory commercial director Dom Matthews and chief design director Tameem Antoniades. Ninja Theory's final project focusing on mental illness is The Insight Project, which is a collaborative process between mental health experts, scientists, and artists.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Microsoft reveals a security breach of an internal customer support database

[Wed 22:05] Microsoft announced today that an internal customer support database experienced a security breach in December 2019. According to the post, the breach occurred on December 5, 2019 and involved the "Misconfiguration of an internal customer support database used for Microsoft support case analytics." Essentially, the breach occurred when a change was made to the database's network security group. Microsoft was alerted to the breach by security researcher Bob Diachenko of Security Discovery. According to Microsoft's blog post, the security breach only involved "An internal database used for support case analytics" and Microsoft maintains that the breach didn't involve an exposure of its commercial cloud services.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Netflix confirms a new Witcher anime film is in the works

[Wed 22:05] A new anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, is currently being produced by the Witcher team of Lauren Hissrich, Beau DeMayo, in conjunction with Studio Mir - the studio behind Legend of Korra. The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Less than 24 hours after Netflix's announcement that season 1 of The Witcher attracted more than 76 million viewers according to the company's new metrics, putting it on track to become the streaming service's most popular show ever, Netflix struck while the iron was hot, keeping the show and service at the top of the news cycle. While little is known about the upcoming film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf has thus far been described as a spinoff that "Explores a powerful new threat facing the Continent." The release also suggested that the film will be used to expand the universe, indicating that we may see both familiar and new faces.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Clouds roll into Canada as Xbox Project xCloud Preview arrives this month

[Wed 22:05] Microsoft's upcoming Project xCloud service is available in a preview period for free, but until now was limited to the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea. Releasing in preview in the Great White North on January 29, Project xCloud in Canada will be invitation-only, and those looking to participate can register on the official website. The Project xCloud preview continues adding new games including Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Gears 5. The field will expand with Electronic Art's Project Atlas, a possible game-streaming service from Amazon, and even Bethesda's Orion service.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

What's new on Netflix and what's leaving in February 2020

[Wed 22:05] Netflix is offering a cornucopia of new streaming options for subscribers to enjoy in the comfort of their homes or on their mobile device of choice this September. From original shows to top-notch films, Netflix has a massive number of compelling offerings lined up. Several popular house-produced projects debut this month, including Disenchantment's second season, comedy specials from Bill Burr and others, and a new film that takes popular internet series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis across the country. Below is the full list of everything new coming to the streamer in the month of September, and everything going away.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Details just dropped on the Surface Duo, including its insane screen resolution

[Wed 22:05] Microsoft's own blog post about the new SDK also dives into how developers can find the information on how to build experiences for the Surface Duo. Much like on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Microsoft says now the screens on Surface Duo and other dual-screen devices will provide different app patterns. In addition to the Surface Duo, Microsoft also teased some more information about how developers can code their apps for Windows 10X and dual-screen Windows devices like the Surface Neo. The company will soon be releasing the Microsoft Emulator, which lets developers deploy and test their existing apps for dual-screen setups and Windows 10X. The emulator will simulate Windows 10X, and show how apps can interact with the new operating system.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Take on a top secret crime at the Orlando Science Center

[Wed 22:03] The Orlando Science Center is inviting guests to take on the role of a spy to solve the "Quantum Computer crime" in its newest exhibit, "Top Secret: License to Spy" which opens Saturday. Navigating a room full of laser beams without setting off an alarm. "Top Secret: License to Spy" is on display at the Orlando Science Center until May 3. It is included with general admission and free to science center members.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Higginbotham Hires Brian Toglia to Direct Life Science Practice

[Wed 22:03] PRNewswire/ - Brian Toglia, president and CEO of Galiot Insurance Services, has merged operations with Higginbotham. Toglia, who through Galiot serves start-ups to multinational biotech companies in 22 states, will serve as life science practice leader. Higginbotham Managing Partner Chris Rooker said, "There are other brokers that have industry verticals, but Higginbotham. strives to bring a higher standard of proficiency, support and education by offering practice groups that are dedicated to their industry. Brian's singular focus on life science insurance and involvement in the biotech ecosystem fits squarely with our service philosophy." Toglia said, "I was introduced to Higginbotham. at a life science broker council meeting and was struck by its commitment to providing true depth of knowledge and service to the industry. I'm excited to continue my relationships with biotech associations and participation at conferences to further develop the practice under the Higginbotham. name."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Horizon Technology Finance Management Announces Appointment of Diane Earle as Chief Credit Officer

[Wed 22:03] FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Horizon Technology Finance Management LLC, a registered investment advisor that underwrites and manages secured loans made to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and sustainability industries, and is the external advisor for Horizon Technology Finance Corporation HRZN, -0.84%, announced that it has appointed Diane Earle to Chief Credit Officer. "I am pleased to welcome Diane to Horizon as our Chief Credit Officer," said Daniel S. Devorsetz, Chief Investment Officer of Horizon. "We have enjoyed a relationship with Diane over many years, and her vast credit and life sciences experience in managing all aspects of the loan portfolio process will be extremely valuable for us as we continue to grow the loan portfolios we manage. The addition of Diane significantly strengthens our collaborative expertise and capabilities, and we remain well positioned to grow Horizon's assets under management and deliver consistent long-term value to Horizon's stakeholders." About Horizon Technology Finance Management LLC. Horizon Technology Finance Management is a registered investment advisor that underwrites and manages secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and sustainability industries, and is the external advisor for Horizon Technology Finance Corporation HRZN, -0.84%. The investment objective of Horizon is to maximize its investment portfolios' returns by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from the warrants received when making such debt investments.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Desktop-as-a-Service: Work from anywhere, on any device

[Wed 21:05] Used to test new software in the beginning, cloud computing has proven to be a lot more than just a testing environment today. One of today's most popular forms of desktop virtualization, enterprises deploy VDI solutions as a better way to manage, control, and secure their end-user computing environments. Ultimately, workspace virtualization solutions aid in the speedy and quick transition of the standard desktop computing environment. DaaS solutions clearly offer a unique value proposition by providing the most agile virtual desktop environments.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

5G Technology and Workforce Training

[Wed 21:03] Click the play button and tap the screen to see the at the bottom of the player. The Senate worked on judicial nominations and an over-the-counter drug regulations bill. The Senate passed a fiscal year 2020 domestic spending bill, focusing on the Departments of Agriculture, Justice,. The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through November 21, 2019.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Kenilworth Science and Technology School International Culture Night is Jan. 24

[Wed 21:03] Food, dance and music from around the world will be featured during International Cultural Night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Kenilworth Science and Technology School, 7600 Boone Ave., Baton Rouge. Artwork from students and faculty will be on display and available through a silent auction. Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland, a decorated Vietnam War Army veteran, will be the guest speaker. He has served as secretary of the Louisiana VA for four years, as chairman of the VA Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans and as president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Defining Public Interest Technology

[Wed 21:03] Public interest technology refers to the study and application of technology expertise to advance the public interest/generate public benefits/promote the public good. The emphasis is on a notion of public interest or common good, as distinguished from the design of technology or technology policy to advance commercial or individual goals and interests. Third, the definition specifically calls out a systematic way of studying technology in the world - including unforeseen and adverse consequences and ways to harmonize technology and society. It is a study of the societal experiences imposed by technology design as well as ways to use technology design to harmonize and impact governance and society.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

U.S. Senate committee tackles shortage of 5G tower climbers

[Wed 20:05] National Association of Tower Erectors chairman Jimmy Miller noted that recruiting cellular tower builders is challenging due to specific job requirements - extensive travel and climbing 5G towers that may be 2,000 feet high - as well as competition from other industries, declining population growth, and lack of public awareness of opportunities. Public Knowledge SVP Harold Feld downplayed the importance of the "5G race," but suggested the Senate encourage near-term training of tower workers while considering their longer-term employment after the 5G boom subsides. Fiber Broadband Association CEO Lisa Youngers noted that tower climbers are needed not only for 5G, but also for the fiber infrastructure 5G depend upon, while NTCA/Rural Broadband Association CEO Shirley Bloomfield suggested engaging local and regional leaders to focus their areas' educational curricula on job opportunities - a step that could be "Pivotal for rural areas." The committee notably held today's hearing as the Senate continues the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, who focused on the need for tower climbers at a White House 5G event last April.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

100 Thieves opens esports training compound in LA to lure top players

[Wed 19:05] 100 Thieves has opened its esports training compound and headquarters in Los Angeles as it strives to be competitive in the long-term battle to retain the best esports players. The company is dedicating the 15,000-square-feet 100 Thieves Cash App Compound as a place where four of its big esports teams can train and its business employees can run their operations. Located in Culver City, in a budding industrial area for creative and tech companies including Nike LA and Beats Electronics, the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound is designed to be a showpiece of the media, fashion, and tech startups. With its entertainment, 100 Thieves built the fastest growing YouTube channel in esports for 2018 and 2019, and launched the No. 1 and No. 2 podcasts on the iTunes gaming charts, led by The CouRage & Nadeshot Show presented by Cash App.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Super Lucky's Tale dev Playful lays off a large portion of staff

[Wed 19:05] Playful Corp. announced today that it is laying off a significant portion of its full-time staff today. Super Lucky's Tale is actually a sequel to Lucky's Tale, a VR platfomer that came out in 2016 as one of the first major games published by Oculus. Playful started in 2012, and the company notes that it took "Significant risks" by growing its studio. Last August, Playful raised $23 million for spectator-enabled games.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Scopely acquires Disney's FoxNext Games, maker of Marvel Strike Force

[Wed 19:05] As part of the deal, Scopely has agreed to buy the Los Angeles studio of FoxNext Games, which made Marvel Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose, California. "We have been hugely impressed with the incredible game the team at FoxNext Games has built with Marvel Strike Force and can't wait to see what more we can do together," said Tim O'Brien, the chief revenue officer at Scopely, in a statement. "I'm extremely proud of what our talented team at FoxNext Games has built and accomplished in just a few years," said Aaron Loeb, FoxNext Games president, in a statement. Upon completion of the transaction, Loeb will join Scopely in a newly created executive role, and Rahimi will lead the FoxNext Games Los Angeles studio within Scopely as president of games.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Stress speeds up hair greying process, science confirms

[Wed 19:03] While hair cannot lose its colour in an instant - at least not without help from a bottle of bleach - scientists at Harvard University have shown how stress can, over time, speed up the greying process. Ya-Chieh Hsu, a stem cell biologist, found that stress causes nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response to pump out a hormone which wipes out the stem cells used to make hair pigments. Prof Christopher Deppmann, a biologist at the University of Virginia who was not involved in the work, said he believed it had "Profound implications" for how scientists think about stem cell biology, stress biology and potentially the ageing process. At first, the scientists suspected that stress triggered an immune attack on hair pigment-making cells, but ruled that out when they found that mice without immune cells still turned grey after episodes of stress.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The selling of CTE: How the 'concussion' doctor has built a career on distorted science

[Wed 19:03] Nearly 15 years later, Omalu has withdrawn from the CTE research community and remade himself as an evangelist, traveling the world selling his frightening version of what scientists know about CTE and contact sports. Across the brain science community, there is wide consensus on one thing: Omalu, the man considered by many the public face of CTE research, routinely exaggerates his accomplishments and dramatically overstates the known risks of CTE and contact sports, fueling misconceptions about the disease, according to interviews with more than 50 experts in neurodegenerative disease and brain injuries, and a review of more than 100 papers from peer-reviewed medical journals. His depiction of the science of CTE and his prominence in the CTE research community have yielded his own financial benefits. Scientists who wanted to conduct their own CTE research dealt with another problem: Omalu and McKee had different definitions for what CTE looked like and how to diagnose it, a disagreement they have never resolved.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Mega science exhibition to start today

[Wed 19:03] Nagpur: A three-day science exhibition for school and college students is being organized from Thursday at Mahila Mahavidyalaya. Vigyan Mahaotsav is being jointly organized under the banner of Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav in collaboration with My Science Lab, Stree Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Natraj Niketan Sanstha and Nagpur education department. Ravindra Fadnavis, president of Stree Shikshan Prasarak Mandal and one of the organizers, said, "This year's exhibition is based on vision of ex-President of India APJ Abdul Kalam and its uniqueness is that the exhibits are from school students to IIT graduates. This is not a regular science exhibition as it will create new opportunities for job seekers and budding entrepreneurs. A profile of the best experiments will be displayed for public on website of 'My Science Lab'." Union minister Nitin Gadkari will be present at the event on January 25 along with MLCs Anil Sole, Nago Ganar and education officer Shivling Patve. On Thursday, Ravidev Gupta, president of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, and Sandip Rathod, deputy commissioner, tribal development department, will be present at the exhibition.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AAAS and Subaru of America Announce Prize-Winning Science Books for Children and Teens

[Wed 19:03] The prizes were first awarded in 2005, when AAAS and Subaru of America teamed up to recognize five authors and one illustrator for their bodies of work that made lasting contributions to science literature for children and young adults. The winning middle grade book should encourage early adolescents to reflect on the science that they engage in, while the winning young adult book should encourage readers to reflect thoughtfully on science and technology. The winning books will be disseminated to K-12 schools throughout the country by Subaru of America and participating Subaru retailers nationally in conjunction with the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. "Our partnership with Subaru of America creates a unique opportunity to provide the best quality science books each year to hundreds of schools and thousands of students across the country. These awards aim to recognize books that spark curiosity and inspire the next generation of scientists," said Sarah Ingraffea, awards manager of the prize at AAAS. "Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative and our partnership with AAAS, Subaru of America and our retailers have been able to provide an enriching and more accessible science education for K-12 schools by helping to recognize and donate books that enlarge the world of science for children," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief executive officer of Subaru of America.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Ninja Theory announces ‘mental terror' experimental title Project: Mara

[Wed 18:05] Ninja Theory announced today that it is working on Project: Mara, an "Experimental title and a showcase of what could become a new storytelling medium" that will be a "Real-world and grounded representation of mental terror." Ninja Theory made its name creating action games featuring motion-captured actors, like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. So further exploration of mental illness by Ninja Theory isn't too surprising, although it is a bit off-putting to see the company use the promise of "Mental terror" to promote a project. Last year, Ninja Theory also announced The Insight Project, and "Ambitious combination of technology, game design and clinical neuroscience brought together with the aim of generating strategies to alleviate mental distress."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Researchers use AI to deblur human faces in photos

[Wed 18:05] In search of a solution, scientists at the Inception Institue of Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Stony Brook University developed an AI system that removes blur from images in post-production. They note in a paper that it's human-aware, meaning it's able to deblur human faces, and that it performs "Favorably" against state-of-the-art motion deblurring methods. Using a machine with a single Nvidia Titan X graphics card, the researchers trained their deblurring model on both a portion of HIDE and a supplementary GoPro Hero data set of video frames for a total of 10,742 images. On the consumer electronics side, companies like Google and Apple use AI to sharpen images and fix colors.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Boeing says 737 Max will stay grounded until at least mid-2020

[Wed 18:05] Boeing is informing airlines and suppliers that its troubled 737 Max aircraft is unlikely to return to service until mid-2020 at the earliest, months later than the aviation giant originally forecast. In a statement issued by the plane-maker on Monday, January 21, Boeing said its latest forecast took into account "The rigorous scrutiny that regulatory authorities are rightly applying at every step of their review" of the 737 Max. In December 2019, Chicago-based Boeing announced it was suspending production of the Max until regulators cleared the aircraft for take-off again. "Returning the Max safely to service is our number one priority, and we are confident that will happen," Boeing said in Monday's statement, adding, "We acknowledge and regret the continued difficulties that the grounding of the 737 Max has presented to our customers, our regulators, our suppliers, and the flying public."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Space Station gets the Lego treatment in wonderfully detailed design

[Wed 18:05] Finally, a Lego version of the International Space Station. A basic brick-built ISS submitted as part of the contest by Christoph Ruge is clearly a valiant effort, but the final Lego product is a sight to behold, and one that's sure to delight both space fans and Lego builders when the $70 kit goes on sale at the start of next month. The level of detail is impressive, with the entire kit comprising not only the space station, but also a Lego brick-built NASA space shuttle, three mini cargo spacecraft, and two astronaut microfigures. "For over 20 years, the International Space Station has welcomed cooperation from different nations to achieve common goals that benefit all mankind," Lego says on a webpage touting its latest kit.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Where we're going, we don't need steering wheels, GM's Cruise believes

[Wed 18:05] The Cruise Origin is an electric car designed from the ground up for autonomous driving. Cruise didn't offer many details on what lies under the Origin's skin, but Ammann said it will be based on a new electric-specific platform from parent GM. The Detroit automaker is launching a slew of electric cars, so the Origin may share underpinnings with a human-driven model. Cruise currently uses modified Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars in its test fleet. While the average car stays parked 95% of the time, Origin electric cars will constantly be on the move, he said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Most EV buyers have no regrets about going electric, AAA survey says

[Wed 18:05] While the number of electric cars on the market is steadily increasing, and many car buyers are showing interest, concerns like these remain a major barrier to increased electric car sales, according to AAA. "Although 40 million Americans have shown interest in buying electric for their next car, actual adoption is happening at a much slower rate," Greg Brannon, AAA director of automotive engineering and industry relations, said in a statement. Once people take the plunge and buy an electric car, these concerns fade away, according to AAA. Of owners surveyed, 96% said they would buy or lease another electric car. Of owners surveyed, 78% still have a gasoline car in their household, but report doing the majority of their driving in electric cars, according to AAA. Electric car owners surveyed drive an average 39 miles per day, AAA said. Higher purchase prices have also eliminated electric car sales, but these can be largely offset by lower running costs, according to AAA. The amount of electricity required to drive a "Compact electric car" 15,000 miles per year costs an average $546, while the equivalent amount of gasoline costs $1,255, AAA said.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

NASA reveals 9 finalists in Mars 2020 rover naming contest. Cast your vote

[Wed 18:05] NASA needs a name for the rover that it's sending to Mars this summer and a little while back it asked U.S. students to help. "After the poll closes, the nine student finalists will discuss their rover names with a panel including Glaze, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, NASA-Jet Propulsion Lab rover driver Nick Wiltsie, and Clara Ma, who earned the honor of naming the Mars rover Curiosity as a sixth-grade student in 2009," the space agency said. The Mars 2020 rover tips the scales at 2,300-pound and is described by NASA as a "Robotic scientist." The high-tech vehicle will search the Martian surface for signs of past microbial life, while at the same time gathering samples and carrying out research to aid potential human exploration of the planet at a later date. The contest will announce the name of the Mars 2020 rover, as well as the student who came up with it, in early March.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Folding phones? The Galaxy S20? Here's what we expect at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked

[Wed 18:05] What is actually going to be shown off at Galaxy Unpacked 2020? The latest Samsung Galaxy S flagship is always going to be high up the list of possibilities, with a list of improvements as long as your arm - but what else? The Galaxy brand has grown and expanded outside of just smartphones, and this year's Galaxy Unpacked is likely to reflect that. Instead, the new Galaxy S range will be comprised of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Rumors aren't clear on the exact sizes of the displays yet, but the Galaxy S20 is expected to pack either a 6.3- or 6.4-inch display, the Galaxy S20 Plus may have a 6.7-inch display, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra could sport a massive 6.9-inch display. The rumor mill has been exceptionally quiet about a new Samsung smartwatch since the reveal of the Galaxy Watch Active 2, so we wouldn't expect to see a new Samsung wrist-based wearable at Galaxy Unpacked on February 11.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A special group of artists have given Honor's MagicWatch 2 the style it needed

[Wed 18:05] Honor has given the MagicWatch 2 smartwatch something it really needed - individuality. While Tsai's artwork may capture a lot of attention, the other artists working with Honor have come up with some equally fantastic watch faces and straps for the MagicWatch 2. All these unique styles give the MagicWatch 2 the uniqueness it was previously missing, sharing as it does a platform with the Huawei Watch GT2. Collaborations like this are hard to get right - Honor itself has failed before with its Moschino tie-ins - but work exceptionally well when the artists and brands really come together. This is a "Soft launch," of the special edition MagicWatch 2 models, as it is expected Honor will provide more details about the watches during Mobile World Congress at the end of February.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Amazon deal alert: Instant Pot pressure cookers up to 50% off

[Wed 18:05] The magic of Instant Pot has truly taken pressure cooking and home meal preparation to a whole new level. This bestselling Instant Pot is up for grabs on Amazon for a hefty 50% off, or at a sale price of $140. BUY NOW. Instant Pot Ultra, 6-Quart. Order this Instant Pot now on Amazon for only $109 instead of the usual $150. BUY NOW. Instant Pot Duo 80. No matter the meal, this Instant Pot promises cooking time that's up to 70% faster than traditional methods.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Amazon drops delectable deals on these Ninja multicookers

[Wed 18:05] One of the most trusted makers of multicookers is Ninja, and right now two of its biggest sellers, the Ninja Instant PC101 and the Ninja Foodi OP101, are available on Amazon at cool discounted prices. 159. The Ninja Foodi OP101 helps elevate your cooking game and lets you save valuable time you'd prefer to spend with your family. It's a super versatile and efficient kitchen appliance that lets you pressure cook, air fry, steam, bake, roast, slow cook, yogurt, sear, and sauté. Order one today on Amazon for just $159, $21 less than its normal retail price of $180. and if you order via the Amazon Rewards Visa Card and get approval, you're entitled to an additional $50 off instantly, bringing the price down even lower to $110. Both the Ninja Instant PC101 and Ninja Foodi OP101 multicookers are designed to cook food 70% faster than conventional cooking methods.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AMD's ‘Nvidia Killer' GPU may be in America for testing, launches this year

[Wed 18:05] AMD's long-awaited "Nvidia Killer" graphics card, otherwise known as "Big Navi," is expected to launch in 2020, following statements made by CEO Lisa Su. Backing up that claim are new rumors of its capabilities, as well as the suggestion that it has already reached U.S. partners and is currently undergoing testing to test out just how fast it is. Following rumors of the Navi 21 GPU being twice the physical size of a Navi 10 GPU, it's also been reported by posters on the ChipHell forums that Navi 21 could have 80 compute units, double that of the Navi 10. In either case, such a card would have more transistors and more GPU processing cores than an Nvidia 2080 Ti. That may not mean more performance, but it should at least be comparable. Even if Nvidia makes a further leap with Ampere and eclipses even Big Navi's performance, increased competition is good for graphics card buyers.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Intel may slash CPU prices in late 2020 to counter AMD's Zen 3 chips

[Wed 18:05] Intel will reportedly cut the prices of its CPUs in the second half of the year in order to stay competitive with AMD's next-generation Zen 3 CPUs, which are expected to debut in the latter months of 2020. Although traditionally a rarity for Intel, if this report proves accurate, it would be the second major price cut of Intel's CPUs in a year, following the slashing of its HEDT chip prices in late-2019. Ryzen 4000 CPUs with Zen 3 cores may have Intel so worried that it cuts prices for even more CPUs. With rumors of Zen 3 performance increasing instructions per clock and clock speeds beyond that of Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 CPUs, Intel may well need to cut prices to remain remotely relevant toward the end of the year.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Crunch at Bungie contributed to Halo co-creator's departure

[Wed 18:05] Halo and Destiny developer Bungie is one of the most acclaimed shooter studios in the game industry, but the company also has a reputation for "Crunch" on its projects. For Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, this culture was a factor in his decision to ultimately leave the studio. Speaking in a roundtable interview with GameSpot, Lehto explained that Bungie's crunch periods could last for several months, and this burnout played a role in his decision to ultimately leave the studio. Digital Trends has reached out to Bungie for comment on its current studio culture, and if crunch has been reduced more recently.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars gets epic trailer for Disney+ premiere

[Wed 18:05] Star Wars fans feeling the pain of not having any new movies or seasons of The Mandalorian on the horizon can take heart: A new season of The Clone Wars is coming soon. Set between the events of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars premiered in 2008 and quickly became one of the highest-rated shows on Cartoon Network and earned near-universal praise for its exploration of the eventful period between those two live-action Star Wars films. The trailer for the season 7 of The Clone Wars showcases Ahsoka's struggle to reconcile the lessons she learned during her Jedi training with the war's effects on the Jedi Order, and also teases a showdown between Ahsoka and Darth Maul, the former Sith Lord who was presumed dead after the events of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, but lived to become a key figure in the events of The Clone Wars. Dave Filoni, who served as the supervising director on The Clone Wars during its original run and also directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, will reprise his role behind the camera for The Clone Wars' final season.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Science Minister outlines UK’s world-leading role in EdTech

[Wed 18:03] It's an honour to be here this morning to open this event, which showcases the very best that the EdTech industry has to offer, at a time when education sectors all over the world are trying to seize the opportunities of a technology revolution. I believe that EdTech can play a fundamental role in increasing the profile of UK education abroad, and that's why some of the EdTech goals feature so prominently as part of our International Education Strategy, and will continue to do so as we look to refresh the strategy for the future. The first wave of the testbed, launched with Durham University, will match schools and colleges with leading EdTech products created to tackle specific educational challenges, like homework marking, or parental engagement. We've joined forces with the World Bank, British universities, researchers and global education experts to create this hub, which forms the largest ever EdTech research and innovation project.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ASU center makes global impact on ecology, conservation science

[Wed 18:03] "What we need is more innovation, more innovators, more perspectives, more solutions, more energy," he said, as well as an attitude that extends beyond wishing for more money from the government. "The innovation engine needs fuel and the fuel is talent and it's evaporating at the high schools. They don't understand why it's important to study calculus and math," said Andre Doumitt, director of innovation development at the Aerospace Corp., who created an internship for high-school students at his company. "We have to find a way to make innovation and competitiveness more egalitarian across the entirety of our society." Top image: Edlyn Levine, lead physicist of the Emerging Technologies Group at the MITRE Corp. and a research associate in the Department of Physics at Harvard University, speaks at the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers Launch Conference at ASU last week.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

CORRECTED-DAVOS-Google CEO eyes major opportunity in healthcare, says will protect privacy

[Wed 18:03] DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 - Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc and its Google subsidiary, said on Wednesday that healthcare offers the biggest potential over the next five to 10 years for using artificial intelligence to improve outcomes, and vowed that the technology giant will heed privacy concerns. Ascension, which operates 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities across the United States, is one of Google's biggest cloud computing customers in healthcare. Google has spent several years developing artificial intelligence to automatically analyse MRI scans and other patient data to identify diseases and make predictions aimed at improving outcomes and reducing cost. Pichai said there was already strong privacy protecting regulations in place that provide a framework for Google to operate.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Adobe's AI lets you preview any item of clothing on a virtual body model

[Wed 17:05] Called SieveNet, it's able to retain the characteristics of an article of clothing as it maps the item to virtual bodies - without introducing blurry or bleeding textures. SieveNet's objective is to take an image of clothing and a body model image and generate a new image of the model wearing the clothing with the original body shape, pose, and other details preserved. Specialized modules within SieveNet predict coarse-level transformations and fine-level corrections on top of the earlier coarse transformations, while another module computes the rendered image and a mask atop the body model. Vue.ai's AI system susses out clothing characteristics and learns to produce realistic poses, skin colors, and other features, generating model images in every size up to 5 times faster than a traditional photo shoot.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Faculty Jobs @ Islamic University of Science & Technology

[Wed 17:03] Take printout of the fill in online application and send it along with all relevant documents to "The Islamic University of Science & Technology, Awantipora, Pulwama -192122". Important Dates: Opening date for receipt of online application: January 22, 2020. Closing date for receipt of online application: February 22, 2020. Last date for submission of hard copy of the online application: February 25, 2020.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

IIIT-Delhi collaborates with IBM to launch a PG Diploma Course in Data Science and AI

[Wed 17:03] To cater to the upskilling needs of IT professionals, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, collaborated with IBM to launch a Nine-month PG Diploma Program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. The market of Data Science and AI is likely to swell to 20 billion USD by 2025. Companies are increasingly reliant on data and are eager to hire data professionals who can make sense out of the information the business collects. The curriculum will also touch upon data preparation and processing, including working with structured, unstructured and key-value formatted data.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

The Growth in Magic: Anti-Science Behavior Is on the Rise & Gaining Ground

[Wed 17:03] It is with alarm that clinicians might regard any growth in fantasy and anti-science behavior as the basis for the implementation of health policies, adoption of medical technology, or use of medical science. We see public embrace of celebrities selling products based on mysticism and ignorance to enrich their own bottom line, while highly researched science published by authentic medical experts goes ignored. If factual relativism becomes the law of the land in US states, US medical credentials could become worthless and medical training a hollow mockery. We should not ignore that centuries of advancement in medical science could be reversed by ignorance and political chicanery, and we should protect evidence-based medicine wherever possible.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Fermented Sciences Inc. Announces World's First Shelf-Stable Probiotic Technology

[Wed 17:03] Fermented Sciences, Inc. maker of Flying Embers Hard Kombucha has developed a proprietary process in partnership with zümXR®, utilizing a patented technology to create the world's first shelf stable probiotic hard kombucha. Flying Embers handcrafted hard kombucha is the first product line developed and launched by FSI. The patented probiotic encapsulation technology, developed in an exclusive partnership with zümXR®, ensures that the probiotic strain of Bacillus coagulans SNZ 1969 and the kombucha bacteria can continue to thrive at room temperatures without dying off. The result is the world's first shelf stable hard kombucha with live probiotics and native kombucha bacteria, both of which can survive and maintain exceptional quality on warm display at retail without the need to be refrigerated - making it more healthy, portable and convenient for consumers. In addition to being the world's first unpasteurized shelf stable hard kombucha with live probiotics, Flying Embers is the only hard kombucha brand that meets the World Health Organization standard of integrating live probiotics that provide verified health benefits.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Niantic drove $249 million in tourism revenue with its walking events in 2019

[Wed 16:05] The company also said that it drove more than $249 million in tourism revenue for the cities on its event list for 2019. More than 2.7 million people - witches, agents, trainers, and wizards - from 60 countries engaged with those events. The estimated total impact for the cities hosting the events were $120 million for Chicago, $71 million for Montreal, and $54 million for Dortmund, Germany. Michael Steranka, senior manager of live events at Niantic, said in a statement that live events have been central to its games in the past seven years, leading to more interactive exepriences that foster exploration, discover, healthy lifestyles, and social meetings that lead to lasting friendships.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Email platform Front raises $59 million from workplace collaboration alliance

[Wed 16:05] Front announced today that it has raised $59 million for its collaborative email platform in a funding round that comes with a twist. The market for workplace collaboration tools is booming as companies struggle with opposing dynamics. The company's email tool allows employees to collaborate and manage internal messages and email from customers and partners. "Mathilde and her team have built an exceptionally collaborative communications platform to bring work email into the 21st century. Front will play an important role in the future of work, and I'm excited to be a part of the journey."   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

New Huawei P40 Pro images leak with five cameras and a ceramic body

[Wed 16:05] Although we've seen quite a few leaks on the different iterations of the handset, such as the P40, Huawei P40 Lite and the higher-end Huawei P40 Pro, we're now hearing a fourth version of the handset will be available to purchase. The Premium Edition is said to contain all the top-end specs set to feature in the P40 Pro, such as the rumoured Kirin 990 5G chipset, but Blass claims it will all be housed in a phone with a ceramic back rather than glass. Huawei obviously agrees with its rival on the premium look and feel of the material, if it's including the case on the next-generation P40 Pro Premium Edition. Huawei has long been partnered with Leica to deliver cutting-edge camera tech, but this time around, both Huawei and Samsung's upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 look like they'll be sporting their own iPhone 11 Pro-style rectangular camera modules.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Consumer Robotics Market 2020 Analysis by Trends, Demand, Products and Technology Forecast to 2026

[Wed 16:03] The Consumer Robotics Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization. Based on type, the global Consumer Robotics Market is segmented into Cleaning Robots, Smart Speakers, Consumer Drones, Other Service Robots and other. Smart speaker is one of the largest product segments of the consumer robotics market, which has more than 80% market share. Based on application, the Consumer Robotics Market is segmented into Online Sales, Offline Sales and Others.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

PlayVS brings Fortnite to high school and college esports tournaments

[Wed 15:05] PlayVS will bring organized Fortnite competitions to high schools and colleges in the U.S. PlayVS already uses its software platform to organize popular esports tournaments for high schools, and this deal marks the first time it is expanding to colleges and universities. The Los Angeles company already handles high school tournaments for Rocket League, which is made by Psyonix, acquired by Epic Games. After seeing much success with high schools, PlayVS is now launching in colleges and universities across the country with Fortnite as its first game offering. Phillip Schultz, East Coweta High School esports coach, said in a statement the addition of Fortnite will be a big boost for coaches trying to grow their school esports programs, and he expects a surge of students to jump on board.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

ServiceNow acquires AI for IT startup Loom Systems

[Wed 14:05] ServiceNow today announced that it has acquired Loom Systems to strengthen automated insights for customers using the Now platform in order to help them quickly fix IT issues. Loom Systems CEO Gabby Menachem and some members of the Loom Systems team will join ServiceNow as part of the deal. Loom Systems tech will be integrated with ServiceNow's IT Service Management and IT Operations Management solutions. Based in Israel, Loom Systems can analyze software log data across applications in the cloud or on premises to help organizations manage operations.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Audi and Qualcomm will deploy C-V2X on Virginia roads in Q3 2020

[Wed 14:05] Today, Audi, Qualcomm, and the Virginia Department of Transportation announced that they will bring the new communications technology to actual streets in Virginia later this year, an "Initial deployment" that will be used to validate two key use cases ahead of wider vehicular and infrastructure rollouts. Initially, the rollout will use Audi Q8 SUVs and the portion of the 5.9GHz spectrum proposed for C-V2X to demonstrate work zone warnings and "Signal phase and timing" systems. Vehicle developers ranging from Audi to BMW, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Nissan, and multiple Chinese brands are in the process of building C-V2X solutions with 4G or 5G cellular support. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will provide software and systems for the deployment, which will begin in the third quarter of 2020 and include demonstrations on select Virginia roads.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Unito raises $10.5 million to unify disparate enterprise apps and services

[Wed 14:05] This week the company closed a $10.5 million series A financing round led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Mistral Venture Partners, Real Ventures, and Tom Williams, bringing its total raised to nearly $13 million on the heels of a $2 million seed round in May 2018. CEO Boscher says the capital infusion will enable Unito to expand to other SaaS categories and become something of a "Universal translator" for enterprise products. Admins and managers can choose apps they wish to connect and authorize Unito to access them while filtering any of the shared information, and they can map how users, lists, custom fields, and more travel among various tools. "We believe Unito can become a key technology that helps every business to manage the new SaaS reality," said Bessemer Venture Partners partner Jeremy Levine in a statement.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Outlier raises $22.1 million to spot anomalies in business data with AI

[Wed 14:05] Investors see potential - a year after experiencing 400% growth, Outlier today announced that it has raised $22.1 million in a series B funding round led by Emergence with participation from existing investors Ridge Ventures, 11.2 Capital, First Round Capital, Homebrew, Susa Ventures, and SV Angel, bringing its total raised to over $30 million. "Today's businesses are wrestling with increasing volumes of data and an inability to analyze all of it to glean powerful insights. Outlier enables business leaders across various functions to make smart decisions quickly by providing insights daily," he said. Outlier - which Byrnes, who sold analytics startup Flurry to Yahoo six years ago for north of $200 million, founded in 2017 with former Googler Michael Kim - develops and maintains an eponymous service that watches over business data in real time and lets managers, executives, and team members know when unexpected things occur. In its recent Augmented Analytics Is the Future of Analytics report, Gartner predicts that by 2021, "Augmented analytics" like that of Outlier will drive new purchases of analytics and business intelligence well as data science and machine learning platforms.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

AI startups raised record $26.6 billion globally in 2019

[Wed 14:05] According to a new report from CB Insights, AI companies raised $26.58 billion across 2,235 deals in 2019, up from 1,940 deals the previous year that totaled $22.148 billion. CB Insights said U.S. startups raised 39% of the global AI venture capital, or about $10.36 billion in 2019. In 2019, there were 231 acquisitions of AI companies and 10 IPOs. Notable deals included Intel buying AI chip startup Habana Labs for $2 billion and McDonald's snapping up Dynamic Yield for a reported $300 million.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

CB Insights: AI startup funding hit new high of $26.6 billion in 2019

[Wed 14:05] As part of an annual look at global AI investment trends, CB Insights today reports that AI startups raised a record $26.6 billion in 2019 spanning more than 2,200 deals worldwide. The reported high in AI investments recorded by CB Insights is in line with analysis by other organizations keeping an eye on the AI ecosystem. Crunchbase also took a look back at 2019 AI startup investment trends and found a rise in investment compared to 2019, while Pitchbook recorded a decrease in both the size and number of deals between 2018 and 2019. All 10 companies are based in China, the U.K., or the U.S. Accounting for $4 billion of the 26.6, health care leads the way in global AI startup deal distribution followed by industries like finance, retail, sales, and cybersecurity.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

A focus on technology: Bystronic launches the digital magazine Naratek

[Wed 14:03] The focus of the digital magazine Naratek is on telling these stories in an unexpected and visually rich manner. "The focus is on topics that we pursue out of professional interest and personal curiosity. The Bystronic brand deliberately takes a back seat," says Jean-Pierre Neuhaus, Chief Communications Officer of the Bystronic Group. Naratek takes a peek beyond the boundaries of the industry in which Bystronic is active. Original content of: Bystronic Group, transmitted by news aktuell.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Yandex: Russian game market doubled in five years to $2 billion

[Wed 13:05] The Russian game market more than doubled in the past five years to more than $2 billion in 2019, according to Yandex. Historically dominated by free-to-play PC games, Russia's market is shifting more toward mobile games in the past year, Yandex. The top companies in the Russian market - as measured by revenues, number of transactions and number of customers - were Valve, Wargaming, Mail.ru projects, Sony, 4game, Origin.com, and Riot Games. Sixty percent are men and 39% are women on the PC. Twenty-one percent of men and 13% of women play console games, according to market researcher NewZoo.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Anchore raises $20 million to automate container security management

[Wed 13:05] "We created Anchore to empower developers to build secure software quickly and more efficiently," said Anchore CEO Ziouani, who said the fresh capital will be put toward R&D. "Given our progress to date backed by the strong adoption this past year, we're now ready to scale our sales, professional services, and engineering resources globally to meet the need and achieve our mission to bring the benefits of container workflow security to customers around the world." Anchore offers container inspection and compliance solutions tailored for a range of different applications, including open source projects and large teams in highly regulated industries. Anchore's offerings integrate with container registries to scan their contents and ensure images comply with existing policies. The container security market is anticipated to be worth $2.178 billion by 2024, and Anchore by all appearances is making short work of it.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Accenture unveils XR Event Planner for booking hotel events

[Wed 13:05] Accenture has unveiled its XR Event Planner, a mixed reality app that lets event planners view hotel spaces in virtual reality or augmented reality in order to figure out whether they should book the rooms for events. Accenture is collaborating with AR and VR chip creator Qualcomm, and it is has created demos of the planner with InterContinental Hotel Group to show how the technology can simplify the process of booking events at hotels. Accenture is also asking hotel clients to see if they will implement the full-fledged configurable solution for their main, key event rooms while equipping their other event spaces with simpler iterations of the XR Event Planner. Developed by the Accenture Extended Reality practice, the XR Event Planner solution places event planners, buyers and hotel sales staff side-by-side in a virtual reconstruction of an event space.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>

Placer.ai raises $12 million to keep tabs on foot traffic in real time

[Wed 13:05] Measuring foot traffic in real time is the pursuit of countless businesses seeking greater insight into buyer behavior. According to CEO Ben-Zvi, the fresh capital - which brings Tel Aviv- and Los Altos, California-based Placer's total raised to over $16 million - will bolster operations and product development. Placer's eponymous platform provides foot traffic counts and dwell times, as well as "True trade areas" - where people live and work - drawn from well over 100 popular third-party smartphone apps. The platform's scope and granularity is admittedly disquieting - Placer says it can track the movements of over 60% and 40% of of Android and iOS users in the U.S., respectively - but the company claims it's committed to keeping personal information away from prying eyes.   Top ^   More >   Google the news >>


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