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The Galaxy Note 20 is expected to launch next week, but we still have big questions about the stylus-packing flagship – here's the top five unknowns.
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Samsung today opened pre-orders for a new version of its foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip. This new model doesn’t change a whole lot from the original, but it is outfitted with 5G capabilities. So, if you live in a place where your carrier is already offering 5G (or will be soon at any rate), this could be worth considering … Continue reading
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(University of Virginia Health System) The new discovery could have important implications for brain infections, neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune disorders.
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While Bitmain co-founder Zhan could be scheming to sell the company's Beijing office, his former partner Wu is accusing Zhan of stealing 10,000 mining rigs.
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Last year, Analogue revealed the Pocket, its newest retro console. Like the Super Nt and the Mega Sg, the idea behind the Analogue Pocket is to give players a modern way to play retro games – in this case, handheld games from systems like the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. When it was first revealed, it … Continue reading
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Chocolate Factory actively pushing lightweight OS on less powerful devices Google will reportedly make Android Go the default for low-RAM devices once the 11th major version of the mobile OS is released.…
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New research may soon allow us to rely on our hands and fingers to navigate a virtual screen without actually having to touch anything.
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The new standard lets your regular texting app ditch SMS and act more like a chat app. Here's how to do so.
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It's a movie that asks you to really reflect on what it is about superheroes and their stories that keeps us coming back.
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(Duke University) Biomedical engineers at Duke University have engineered a method for simultaneously detecting the presence of multiple specific microRNAs in RNA extracted from tissue samples without the need for labeling or target amplification. The technique could be used to identify early biomarkers of cancer and other diseases without the need for the elaborate, time-consuming, expensive processes and special laboratory equipment required by current technologies.
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A rock discovered in a garden in Germany has been confirmed as the largest stony meteorite ever found in the country.
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Scott Borgerson, the CEO of a tech company called CargoMetrics, has been tied since last year to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell, who authorities arrested in early July.  A Daily Mail article in August 2019 alleged Maxwell was dating Borgerson, and was living at his house in Massachusetts, but the tech CEO denied the report to Business Insider. Borgerson's name is back in the news after prosecutors alleged in court that Maxwell is secretly married but refuses to reveal the name of her spouse. Some reports have suggested it could be Borgerson Here's everything you should know about Borgerson, his company CargoMetrics, and the CEO's alleged connections to Maxwell. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Scott Borgerson, the CEO of a maritime analytics company, is back in the news for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein's inner circle.  The Daily Mail reported last summer that Borgerson was dating and housing Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged madam. Authorities arrested Maxwell on July 2, and she remains behind bars without bail until she stands trial in 2021 to face allegations she recruited underaged girls for Epstein. Borgerson denied the August 2019 report to Business Insider at the time, and said Maxwell was only a "former friend" who was not living at his home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Maxwell was then spotted at an In-N-Out Burger joint in Los Angeles the next day. The relationship between Borgerson and Maxwell is still not clear, but the CEO's name has resurfaced after prosecutors recently alleged in court that Maxwell is secretly married. Maxwell has declined to provide the name of her spouse, but news outlets have suggested it could be Borgerson. Borgerson has not responded to further requests for comment since he last spoke with Business Insider in August 2019. Here's everything you need to know about Scott Borgerson, his company CargoMetrics, and his ties to Ghislaine Maxwell:SEE ALSO: Tech CEO denies that Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, is hiding out at his house Scott Borgerson, 44, is the CEO of CargoMetrics, a data-analytics company for maritime trade and shipping. He cofounded the Boston-based company in 2010, and it was most recently valued at $100 million in 2016. Sources: Freight Waves, Financial Times Borgerson's company has raised nearly $23 million from investors, which include former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Schmidt led a $10 million funding round for CargoMetrics in August 2017, according to PitchBook. Source: PitchBook Borgerson owns an oceanfront property, reportedly worth $3 million, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a small town north of Boston with a population of just over 5,000 people. Sources: Daily Mail, U.S. Census Bureau The Daily Mail reported in August 2019 that Borgerson was dating and housing Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam who had largely remained out of the public eye. Maxwell was close to Epstein, and reportedly recruited underage girls for Epstein and participated in their abuse. Sources: Business Insider, Daily Mail The Daily Mail also reported Maxwell had become a "homebody" who was "hiding out" at Borgerson's home, and that the pair have been dating for around five years. However, Borgerson denied the report to Business Insider at the time, and said Maxwell was a "former friend." Sources: Business Insider, Daily Mail Borgerson also told Business Insider he was away on business for the week, and that no one had been staying at his Massachusetts home. A day later, Maxwell was spotted at an In-N-Out Burger in Los Angeles. "Ghislaine Maxwell is not at my home and I don't know where she is," Borgerson told Business Insider at the time. "I'm passionate about ocean policy and wish people were as interested in Jones Act reform, joining the law of the sea, and funding icebreakers." Sources: Business Insider, Daily Mail The Daily Mail also captured photos it claims show Borgerson walking Maxwell's dog in Boston. However, Borgerson told Business Insider that the dog in the photographs is actually his, and his name is Secretary Hamilton — named after Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who founded the Coast Guard. Source: Business Insider Another Daily Mail article alleged details about Borgerson's previous marriage, which reportedly ended in 2014 and through which the tech CEO has two children. Since first talking with Business Insider nearly a year ago, Borgerson has not responded to multiple requests for further comment. Source: Daily Mail However, Borgerson isn't the only tech mogul with ties to Jeffrey Epstein and his circle. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Marvin Minsky, MIT's "father of artificial intelligence," have all been connected to Epstein. Read more: All the tech moguls who have been connected to Jeffrey Epstein, the elite wealth manager who died in jail while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges Authorities arrested Maxwell on July 2, and she's currently being held without bail ahead of her federal trial in July 2021. During her bail hearing, prosecutors alleged Maxwell is secretly married, but she "declined" to disclose the name of her spouse. Because of her alleged romantic past with Borgerson, outlets are speculating the he is the spouse. Source: Insider
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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky told employees that the company is resuming preparations for an IPO, The New York Times first reported Wednesday and Business Insider confirmed. The company has said that it intends to go public sometime this year, but Bloomberg reported that the timeline could be pushed to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Airbnb, which was reportedly losing money even before the pandemic, saw business plummet as travel ground to a halt. But the company is also under pressure to go public from employees whose stock options could start expiring soon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite taking a major hit to its business during the pandemic, Airbnb is once again gearing up to go public, The New York Times first reported Wednesday and Business Insider confirmed. "This is something I never would have imagined telling you," CEO Brian Chesky told employees, according to The Times. Airbnb has said since last fall that it intends to go public sometime "during 2020," but Bloomberg reported in March that the company might push its target date back to next year due to coronavirus fears and massive economic fallout. At the time, Airbnb's urban bookings had dropped as much as 96% in some cities since the virus halted global travel, and the Financial Times reported in early April that Airbnb had slashed its internal valuation to $26 billion — a 16% drop from the company's previous valuation of $31 billion, according to PitchBook. In May, the company cut its workforce by 25% — 1,900 jobs — in an attempt to cut costs. Airbnb has shown some small signs of a rebound since then, reporting in June that bookings had surged as some travel resumed, but still has a long road to recovery — let alone profitability, with The Wall Street Journal reporting in April that Airbnb lost $674 million in 2019. Airbnb is also under pressure from employees, with The New York Times reporting last year that some could see stock options expire starting this November if the company doesn't go public by then.  But with COVID-19 cases surging again in many states, the realities of the pandemic could still hold Airbnb back. "We're not committing to going public this year, but we're not ruling it out, either," Chesky told employees. "When the market is ready, we will be ready, because Airbnb was down but we were not out."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented need to deliver ongoing care for patients with cancer and other chronic conditions remotely. With new funding from the National Cancer Institute, a research team at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center will use the rapid expansion of telemedicine resulting from Coronavirus to identify factors that enhance the capacity and sustainability of telemedicine for rural cancer patients.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 – this will be the successor of the Galaxy Fold, according to the latest rumors. Now, a new report says ... The post The specs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has leaked appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Play Go T44 is the latest addition to the vastly crowded TWS market in India. It offers an IPX4 rating, Type-C port, and costs Rs 2,999.
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Reports suggest Grant Imahara died suddenly of a brain aneurysm
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A secretive research lab called Mitre Corporation has existed in the US since the late 1950s and is receiving nearly $2 billion a year in funding, per a Forbes report published Monday. Among its projects are developing systems for infiltrating connected devices at the border to hinder illegal crossings, studying human body odor as a means to detect deceit in interrogations, and designing software capable of gleaning human fingerprints from social media photos. Per the report, Mitre's primary objective has been to protect national security from its inception, but its contribution to advanced surveillance technology has drawn the attention of privacy advocates. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A non-profit contractor was spun out of MIT in 1958 to oversee enemy aircraft detection systems during the Cold War. Since then, Mitre Corporation has been involved in various aspects of government operations pertaining to national security, according to a report from Thomas Brewster in Forbes. Forbes obtained hundreds of documents through FOIA requests and interviews with ex-Mitre executives and government officials. The result is a compilation of the many projects Mitre has taken on, from software designed to identify people by their fingerprints in social media photos to coordinating emergency response during the COVID-19 global health crisis. Mitre's main objective is to protect national security, per the outlet. But as Forbes reports, the increased capabilities to surveil criminals and illegal crossings into the US has caught the attention of privacy advocates. A staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union told Forbes that the social media fingerprinting project poses some "serious privacy concerns." One former Mitre employee told the outlet that the lab has already been lending its insight to the Customs and Border Protection to aid in their search of electronics at the border. The tool would allow agents to hack into smartwatches, fitness teachers, and other connected devices merely by being in range.  A $500,000 project kicked off in 2015 with the FBI that has Mitre researchers attempting to collect fingerprints from photos posted on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to build a database of biometric files. The initiative was funded by an organization called TRIAD. Per Forbes, Mitre has also played a hand in helping the FBI with facial recognition in their operations, aiding the agency in fleshing out "the world's largest and most efficient electronic repository of biometric and criminal history information." Former FBI science lead Chris Piehota told Forbes that all local and federal law enforcement agencies are able to access the database to find the identity and background of a criminal. The organization is also researching a way to use human body odor as an "indicator for deception" during interrogations. Mitre was awarded a $16.3 million contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help construct an efficient gameplan for the country during the health crisis. In mid-March, Mitre was also recruited by the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction office to spearhead coordination with the nation's mayors and governors in response to the pandemic. Per the Forbes report, Mitre is a nonprofit and isn't bound by a need to turn a profit, so technology only lands in the hands of the government, private companies, or academic institutions. Read the full report on Forbes here.SEE ALSO: A tech exec is funding a network of hundreds of security cameras in San Francisco, turning community groups into crime watchdogs with support from the city's DA Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths
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Bottlebrush copolymers have long been a topic of study for Rafael Verduzco, a chemical and biomolecular engineer at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering.These films, as coatings, are ubiquitous in products, for instance as waterproof layers to keep metals from rusting or fabrics from staining.This, Verduzco said, effectively decouples the properties of the bulk coating from its exposed surfaces.Bottlebrush polymers remain challenging to make in bulk, Verduzco said, but their potential uses are vast.Applications could include drug delivery via functionalized bottlebrushes that form micelles, lubricants, soft elastomers, anti-fouling filters and surfaces that heal themselves, he said.The Rice lab, with help from peers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Houston, characterized various bottlebrushes made of polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate) (aka PMMA) while studying what causes the polymers to migrate.
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Sitting at your desk at your office, all of the sudden you lose hearing in one of your ears for a few seconds before everything returns to normal.Now that the latest Apple Watch monitors the sound levels in your environment and warns you when the noise reaches a level that could damage your hearing, we're diving into the topic of hearing, including various medical conditions that affect it.Read more: Don't let your headphones give you hearing lossYou temporarily lose hearing in one or both of your earsWhat it is: Acute noise-induced hearing loss or obstructive hearing lossIf you've ever been to a loud concert, you may have experienced noise-induced hearing loss before.
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Total production and the scale of industrial enterprises in China have expanded greatly since late 1970s.As such, the long-term accumulated environmental risks have evolved and intensified, and China has entered a period of high incidence of environmental pollution events.In August 2015, a serious explosion occurred in Tianjin Port, leaving at least 50 dead and hundreds injured.Fire and smoke soared into the skies of Tianjin.According to the characteristics of the large-scale airflow field at that time, a large amount of nitrogen-containing pollutants generated by the explosion were transmitted to the Bohai Sea.The increase of nitrate or phosphate in the water encourages the growth of algae which starts eutrophication process, also known as "well-nourished" - with excess nutrients.
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A GLOBAL project which aims to map the demographics of diabetic foot complications experienced across the world has been announced today, World Diabetes Day (November 14) .Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam, Director of the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies at Staffordshire University, is leading the project which aims to give a comprehensive picture of problems, including lower limb amputations, caused as a result of diabetes.Professor Chockalingam said: "Diabetes is a growing global health problem and diabetic foot disease is one of the most expensive complications of diabetes leading to significant morbidity and mortality in the adult population.""Whilst there is a substantial information on the global burden of the diabetes, there is little information relating to the complications resulting from diabetes and no specific data on amputations or mobility related assistive devices."Previous work carried out by Staffordshire University's Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies has highlighted the limitations of diabetic foot screening guidelines which aim to identify those patients at risk of foot complications, such as ulcerations and amputations.Professor Chockalingam, a leading scientist in the area of biomechanics of the diabetic foot, explained that they would be working with World Health Organisation collaborating centres for diabetes in Japan and India to collect the new dataset by Spring 2020.
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Before your monthly video streaming budget has been completely consumed by the ever-growing number of choices out there, Roku would like you to consider its new streaming bundle.The company has announced that you can combine Starz and Showtime under a single monthly bill of $17 by subscribing through its Roku Channel.That’s a $3 savings over subscribing to each of these cable offerings separately through platforms like Amazon Prime Channels and Apple TV, or as stand-alone apps.Original content is becoming the major calling card for streaming subscription services, reducing the influence that massive library sizes have on people’s decisions to sign up.Starz and Showtime are home to some pretty popular shows like Billions, Homeland, Shameless, Outlander, and Power.However, even at $17 per month, this bundle might not offer enough value to tear folks away from their commitment to giants like Netflix and HBO.
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Yesterday, VIVO and Samsung held a media communication meeting in Beijing to showcase the joint research and development results of the dual-mode 5G AI chip, Exynos 980.They also shared the story behind the joint research and development for the first time.This cooperation also triggered the industry’s extensive attention to the continued efforts of VIVO in the 5G field.Today, VIVO released the series of posters on the official Weibo channel and showcased the four technical highlights of the Exynos 980.It is the industry’s first A77 architecture chip; this SoC is the industry’s first 5G SoC, supporting dual-mode 5G networks; it is a flagship chip with AI computing power.As the industry’s first dual-mode 5G SoC product, the Exynos 980 chip supports both NSA and SA 5G networks.
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Google said Wednesday that it will open-source the software for Cardboard, the company's low-cost phone-based VR experience.The move comes less than a month after Google said it would discontinue its Daydream VR program.The move will let developers continue to build virtual reality experiences and add Cardboard support for iOS and Android apps.The project's tools provide APIs for head tracking, lens distortion rendering and input handling, as well as an Android QR code library so developers aren't dependent on the Cardboard app for viewer pairing."We think that an open source model -- with additional contributions from us -- is the best way for developers to continue to build experiences for Cardboard," Jeffrey Chen, product manager for AR and VR, said in a blog post.Google's move to open-source the project comes as the company has essentially thrown in the towel on smartphone-powered VR headsets.
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Motif, an online knowledge and education hub focused on the fashion and textile industry, has received US$2 million from Hong Kong-based textile-tech startup enabler The Mills Fabrica.Launched in 2018 by parent company Alvanon, Motif provides users with lessons on industry topics and training on fundamental, technical, business, and creative skills.Most of the courses available on the platform are developed in-house, with some being sponsored by or co-created with a growing list of industry partners including Alvanon, Li & Fung, and Textile and Fashion Industry Training Center in Singapore.With the deal, Motif will be able to access The Mills Fabrica’s network of industry stakeholders, according to a statement.“We have spent the past year and a half validating our mission and solutions with global brands and supply chain players,” said Motif CEO Catherine Cole.The company will now be able to bolster its online content offering and learning resources with the strategic investment, the head exec added.
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As watchmakers scramble to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon and attempt to steal a sliver of market share away from Apple, Timex has decided to take the opposite approach.The company has dug into its archives and revived the T80, an iconic digital watch from the ‘80s whose only smart feature is retro styling.Even Google has struggled to compete with the Apple Watch, and it’s the company behind the Wear OS operating system that powers the vast majority of non-Apple smartwatches.But does everyone need a watch that does almost everything their smartphone already does?If the idea of strapping yet another glowing distraction to your wrist makes you want to escape into the wilderness and live out your life in a secluded, disconnected log cabin, the Timex T80 might as well be a wearable middle finger directed at smartwatches.Ironically, while the revived T80 seems primitive as far as digital watches go – with a black on grey seven-segment LCD display and time, date, alarm, and stopwatch functions plus an Indiglo backlight – it would have probably had the same effect on snobby watch connoisseurs and collectors in the ‘80s as smartwatches do today.
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Target CMO Rick Gomez described the company’s new loyalty program, Target Circle, as the product of learning from previous missteps.The retailer rolled out Target Circle earlier this year, and the company claims it’s now of the country’s fastest-growing loyalty programs, with 25 million sign-ups in the first four weeks.But this wasn’t the retailer’s first attempt at a loyalty program: RedPerks launched in September 2016 and was later rebranded as Cartwheel Perks, before being shut down less than a year later in June 2017.Because of that program’s short lifespan, it was never launched nationwide, only operating in five test markets: Denver, San Diego, Houston, St. Louis and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.On stage at Adweek’s annual Brandweek summit, Gomez said that ultimately, RedPerks simply wasn’t unique enough to set Target apart from its competitors.“This point-based, transactional program we were working on, it simply wasn’t very good,” admitted Gomez during his panel presentation, Marketing ‘For All’ Drives Results for Target.
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Fisker plans to launch an electric SUV with up to 300 miles of range and a base price under $40,000 in 2021.Now, we know the vehicle’s name, and that it won’t be sold through conventional dealerships.The car will be called the Fisker Ocean, and customers will be able to lease it through an app.Fisker plans to begin taking reservations through the app November 27, but the car itself won’t be unveiled until early 2020.The interior will use recycled carpeting made from fishing nets, as well as 100-percent vegan upholstery.That not only avoids wasting material, but also saves energy that would need to be generated to make new parts.
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ZTE also on hit listAjit Pai, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has devised a two-part scheme to erase Chinese hardware from American telecoms networks.Firstly under the proposal, telcos would be forbidden from using any money from Universal Service Funds (USF) - a system of telco subsidies and fees overseen by the FCC - to buy hardware or services from "companies posing a national security threat, like the Chinese companies Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp".Networks could continue to use any equipment already in place, but not make new purchases or spend USF dollars to maintain or improve that equipment.The proposal would "seek comment on how to provide financial assistance to these carriers to help them transition to more trusted suppliers".It would also collect information to see just how much kit from Huawei and ZTE is already being used by US networks and how much it would cost to rip it out and replace it.
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