“We will do our best”The organisers of a European DevOps conference have vowed a more diverse speaker line-up in 2020, after coming under fire this year for fielding 48 male speakers – without a single female or non-binary speaker in sight.The DevOps Pro 2020 runs in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius next March and is currently accepting paper submissions.AWS’s Abby Fuller was among those noticing its 100 percent male line-up in 2019, noting “I see we’re still doing all-dude lineups”.DevOps Pro: “We’re Fully Aware” of Issue“I love when conferences make it so clearly apparent that they don’t consider anyone like me to be part of their community” she added on Twitter.
As expected, the company has a couple of products lineup for the unveiling.Kicking things off, the brand has today expanded its Smart TV lineup with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi TV 5 series.The TV unveiled today is actually the Xiaomi Mi TV 5 series, and the Mi TV 5 Pro, and as expected, there are a number of them that make up the series.There isn’t much that we already do not know about the TV as the company already revealed all prior to today.First off, the Xiaomi TV 5 Pro comes in three variants – 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch Xiaomi TV 5 Pro.The three variants are all encased in an aluminum frame and come with a screw-less design and are just 5.9mm thick with little or no bezel.
Another big-name movie has been added to the Disney Plus library ahead of its grand launch on November 12: James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi epic Avatar.If you sign up on or before launch day, you'll be able to start streaming the tale of the Na'vi people and their home planet of Pandora straight away, and the film's inclusion might just be enough to tempt you into subscribing.Famous for its big budget, and cutting-edge special effects, and huge box office takings – it was the highest-grossing movie of all time for a decade – Avatar is also a very long flick, clocking in at 2 hours and 41 minutes.The movie is still waiting for a sequel, though principal filming has now finished on both Avatar 2 (due to be released in 2021) and Avatar 3 (due to be released in 2023).You heard it here first: @OfficialAvatar will be streaming on DisneyPlus when it launches in the US, Canada, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand starting November 12. pic.twitter.com/Xxq3BbZhRENovember 1, 2019That November 12 launch for Disney Plus only applies to the US, Canada, and the Netherlands.
Disney’s $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox’s deep and eclectic catalog is beginning to bear fruit.In a press release, Disney announced that Avatar, James Cameron’s high-tech, sci-fi adventure film, will be available on Disney+ in the United States, Canada, and The Netherlands on November 12, which just happens to be the streaming service’s debut day.Avatar wasn’t one of the 600 or so titles originally unveiled as part of the Disney+ launch lineup, and wasn’t featured in Disney’s three-plus hour preview of (almost) every movie and TV show hitting Disney+ on the 12th.However, it’s clear why Disney would want to reintroduce audiences to the world of Pandora as soon as possible: James Cameron is currently working on not one, not two, not three, but four Avatar sequels, all of which will debut under the Disney brand.The first Avatar sequel is scheduled to arrive in 2021.On its release in 2009, Avatar blew audiences away with its groundbreaking special effects and best-in-class 3D picture.
Microsoft recent Surface launch was full of surprises, as the company took the wraps off a folding phone (the Surface Duo) and PC device (the Surface Neo).But alongside these headline-catching launches were the latest generation of the company’s Surface devices, with new additions to the Laptop, Book and Pro lines.But with so many new offerings coming to the market, how does Microsoft look to ensure it stays focused on its self-declared aim to “enable people to achieve more”?"As we release multiple generations of the products, we get a lot of feedback,” Aidan Marcuss, CVP, Devices Portfolio and Operations at Microsoft, told TechRadar Pro at a recent company media event.“We've taken a big step forward in growing and adding whole product lines that address customer feedback and customer needs.”"There's not some master spreadsheet somewhere that says, 'here's every product that should exist', and we're going to work our way through it,” he adds.
Microsoft has finally announced a new lineup of Surface products, including the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Pro X.Microsoft has taken the wraps off of a new set of Surface products, including the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X, and Surface Pro 7.All three of the devices are follow-ups to much-loved Microsoft Surface devices from last year — and if you're in the market for a Windows 10 laptop or 2-in-1 device, these should be near the top of your list.Surface Laptop 3: $999+ at Best Buy and Microsoft (ships October 22)Surface Pro 7: $749+ at Best Buy and Microsoft (ships October 22)Surface Pro X: $999+ at Best Buy and Microsoft (ships November 5)
Thursday's Surface event was an incredible one for Microsoft as it finally took the covers off its new lineup.Although others will argue that some devices were missing during the show, fresh entries were on hand to keep reactions under control.While the Surface Book and Go did not receive a refresh, the Surface Neo and Duo reportedly make up for the absence.Buyers who are looking for something familiar will not find it on the Surface Neo.Likewise, the dual-display laptop is not slated to launch until late 2020, which could position it to launch along with a new set of products.Microsoft's hardware lineup is all about flexibility and the Pro X is one for users who still find the Pro 7 a tad too small for comfort.
At this year’s CES event, Hulu announced plans to trial an updated version of its user interface that would do away with the confusing landing page called “Lineup.” At the time, the company said it was considering both a “Hulu Picks” option or an “Unwatched in My Stuff” screen as a replacement for “Lineup.” Today, Hulu’s new interface is rolling out across iOS and Android devices, the company says, and “Lineup” is gone.The Hulu interface launched in 2017 was not always well-liked — something Hulu had acknowledged after a complaint became the most upvoted item on Hulu’s customer feedback forums a couple of years ago.Users felt the interface was too difficult to navigate and the layout was confusing, among other things.Some of Hulu’s challenges were around the fact that it was trying to merge an on-demand library with a live TV service, while also finding room to promote its original content.But some of its other design choices were just odd — like its decision to make a single piece of content the main focus for many of its screens, for example.Its name hinted at some form of personalization, but instead, it was more often filled with suggestions of what Hulu was promoting, like “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
We might see Apple adopting the "Pro" naming convention for the fanciest iPhone in its 2019 lineup.The anonymous Twitter account that correctly leaked the names of last year's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR suggested that we'll see an iPhone 11 Pro when Apple unveils this year's offerings next month, MacRumors reported.Crazy naming schemes over the past few years," CoinX tweeted Saturday.MacRumors noted that it also got a tip that the previously reported triple rear camera iPhone would be called the iPhone 11 Pro.The trio of new phones could be called the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11R, CNET sister site ZDNet suggested.Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but we'll know for sure in September.
Infiniti -- Nissan's luxury division -- officially started selling cars in North America on November 8, 1989, which means the brand's 30th anniversary is right around the corner.In celebration of that milestone, the automaker is releasing an Edition 30 lineup of five special-edition vehicles.The Edition 30 lineup includes specially trimmed and equipped versions of Infiniti's Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60 and QX80 models.Each example will feature a black-on-white color scheme with white paint, dark chrome trim for the grille and rear garnish, black side mirrors and a dark finish for the wheels.In addition to the visual touches, every Edition 30 model will also feature the ProAssist safety suite as standard.The package is a sort of greatest hits of "world's first driver-assistance technologies" Infiniti has brought to market over the last three decades, including Intelligent Cruise Control, the Around View Monitor, Backup Collision Intervention and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
Event If you’re thinking about doing machine learning, one of the first choices you’ll have to make is "what will I actually run on my machines?"At MCubed, brought to you by The Register and Heise, our speakers will cover key tools and frameworks, showing you how to get up and running, and if you’re ready, taking you right to the edge of what’s possible.So, if you’re looking to nail down the basics with TensorFlow, David Tyler will get you started.If you want to experiment with TensorFlow in the browser, check out this session from Oliver Zeigermann, while Lars Gregori will take you through embedded and edge applications.Likewise, IAV’s Fabian Bormann will both introduce PyTorch and show how to migrate existing projects to it, while Datanizing’s Christian Winkler will examine the role of mutliple text mining techniques, including word2vec, GloVe, fastText, ELMo and BERTAnd we’ll even consider whether some frameworks are past their prime, with IAV’s Sara Bartram.
The Santa Clara chipmaker today launched 11 new 10-nanometer 10th Gen Intel Core processors (code-named Ice Lake) designed for slim laptops, 2-in-1s, and other high-end mobile form factors.In addition to capable new integrated graphics and enhanced connectivity courtesy Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3, the chips feature tweaks intended to accelerate task-specific workloads like AI inference and photo editing, as well as gaming.Several that passed the chipmaker’s Project Athena certification were previewed at Computex in Taiwan, including the Acer Swift 5, Dell XPS 13-inch 2-in 1, HP Envy 13, and Lenovo S940.No matter which processor in the 10th Gen portfolio your future PC sports, its four cores (eight logical cores) paired with a 6MB or 8MB cache will support up to 32 GB of LP4/x-3733 (or up to 64GB of DDR4-3200), and they’ll sip 9W, 15W, or 28W of power while clocking up to 4.1GHz at maximum Turbo Boost frequency.Each chip has 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes for external use, and their memory controllers allow for idle power states for less intensive tasks.With respect to AI and machine learning, every laptop-bound 10th Gen processor — whether Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 — boasts Sunny Cove cores with Intel AVX-512-Deep Learning Boost, a new instruction set that speeds up automatic image enhancements, photo indexing, media postprocessing, and other AI-driven tasks.
Apple could release a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch screen and a new 13-inch MacBook Air in October, according to Taiwanese outlet Economic Daily News.The report comes after previous rumors have suggested Apple will release a 16-inch laptop sometime this year.Apple also refreshed its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops earlier in July.Visit Business Insider for more stories.Apple has made some noteworthy changes to its MacBook lineup in recent months, but it sounds like the company may have more in store for the fall.Apple is reportedly planning to announce a new 16-inch MacBook Pro and a new 13.3-inch MacBook Air in October, according to a report from Taiwanese outlet Economic Daily News.
Tesla has slashed prices for many of its vehicle offerings while discontinuing some standard versions.The company said the move would help improve affordability and simplify its lineup.Wall Street analysts remain concerned that demand may be softening for Tesla's cars.Shares of Tesla sank as much as 2% following the shake-up.In the United States, the standard Model 3 now begins at $38,990, according to Tesla's website, down about $1,000 from $39,900 last month.The long-range and performance versions of the car now cost $47,990 and $54,990, down from $49,900 and $59,900 last month.