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(Florida Atlantic University) Four FAU researchers have received the coveted NSF Early Career (CAREER) award for research to develop a low-cost, disposable point-of-care platform to detect current and emerging infectious diseases; for a cognitive screening tool for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease using wearables and a smartphone; for mathematical tools and new ways of coding to enhance cybersecurity; and to better understand how marine animals tune, or dynamically adjust their movements using their skin and skeletons.
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Schopenhauer used to say: Shop ’till you drop! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 30 2020, at a price of $11,111. That’s a minor 0.10 percent increase in 24 hours, or $11. It was the highest closing price in three hundred and fifty-two days. We’re still 44 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market cap… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Google has unveiled a revamped Gmail that will serve as a hub for collaboration with access to video, chat and shared files available directly from the email client. It’s a move designed to bring Google into closer competition with Microsoft Teams, according to one analyst, as well boosting its position against newcomers.Google has moved in recent months to integrate its various G Suite apps with Gmail, with its Meet video and Chat team messaging applications gradually being melded with the email client. Indeed, despite expectations in some quarters that team chat will kill email, Google has long seen Gmail as the natural home for collaboration in its portfolio.To read this article in full, please click here
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Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Quantitative Investment Strategies team, which manages $200 billion, developed a risk factor specifically for the coronavirus and continue to maintain it today.
The signal was first created in January to understand the exposure QIS's Equity Alpha franchise had to the virus.
The QIS team has previously created several risk factors based on binary market events with potentially significant tail risk, but this is the longest they've maintained one.
A weekly meeting is now held with feedback from fundamental investors at GSAM to understand how to tweak the model.
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A division of $320 billion Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has maintained a risk factor focused on the coronavirus' impact to financial markets since the start of the year, illustrating Wall Street's increased use of big data to create signals for one-off events.
Quantitative investors use risk factors to help map out how sensitive companies are to events that are moving the entire market, and to help guide their investment process and minimize risk to portfolios.
And since January, GSAM's $200 billion Quantitative Investment Strategies team has been managing a factor to measure the exposure it had to COVID-19 within its Equity Alpha portfolio.
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Osman Ali, cohead of GSAM's QIS Equity Alpha franchise, told Business Insider that this isn't the first time the group has developed a specific risk factor around what he described as a "binary" market event with potentially significant tail risk.
Brexit marked the first time QIS had taken such an approach, and it followed up with other elections or geopolitical shocks to the market. But unlike other events the firm has used factors for, the pandemic did not have a set date — like an election — that it was scheduled to hit.
The resulting market stress hit quants hard in March, with names like Renaissance Technologies, Bridgewater, Point72's Cubist, and more falling double digits.Coatue's quant fund returned outside capital as its data feeds struggled to keep up, and Credit Suisse closed its QT fund.
QIS's coronavirus factor is the longest-running signal the firm has had thus far, Ali said, and demonstrates how far they've come with the technique.
"We've really started to polish and refine," he added.
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The goal of the factor was to minimize exposure
As concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in China began to pick up at the beginning of the year, Ali said, the QIS team decided to create a factor to measure its exposure to the virus. At the time, the virus was still mostly abroad, so the focus was finding different supply chain or customer-base problems that could arise should China be shut down for an extended period of time — or if the virus spread to other developed economies.
The team used a combination of fundamental insights to create the initial factor, which was then updated with real-time data feeds.
"At the time, we observed our exposure to this factor happened to already be negative," Ali said. "Our goal was to ultimately minimize the exposure to this factor, no matter the sign."
Dennis Walsh, global cohead of the Quantitative Equity Alpha business within QIS, said the factor wasn't about trying to make money betting on a pandemic to hit the US.
The signal also wasn't about projecting whether a pandemic was actually going to happen, he added. It was merely protecting the firm in case it did.
"When we designed this specific factor it was all about risk, not alpha," Walsh said.
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The QIS team holds weekly meetings to tweak the signal
Seven months later, QIS's coronavirus signal is still going strong. In addition to the real-time data used to keep the signal updated, QIS reaches out to fundamental investors at GSAM — mostly human stock pickers and fixed-income portfolio managers — to question the firm's models. A weekly meeting is held to essentially figure out '"What are we missing?" Ali said.
"The hope and goal," Ali said, is that the factor will be retired eventually. However, that decision will be left to a combination of fundamental analysis and data, as opposed to simply listening to the market to tell them when.
Walsh said a key consideration now is the introduction of a tail event, either positive or negative. The rapid mass-production of a vaccine, for example, would send many names in the market soaring, hurting investors who are in defensive stances, he added.
"As the market prices in the pandemic, and we're going through that evolution now, we believe our models are well positioned to adapt to those changing dynamics quickly," Walsh said.
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IoT systems and solutions are iterating rapidly, and providers are coming to meet more and more of companies' and consumers' needs.
Emerging tools and technologies like smart speakers, machine learning, and 5G are enabling huge gains to efficiency and more control at home and in the workplace.
The continued growth of the IoT industry is going to be a transformative force across all organizations. By integrating all of our modern day devices with internet connectivity, the IoT market is on pace to grow to over $2.4 trillion annually by 2027.
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The annual survey, combined with past iterations of the study, offers a longitudinal look at adoption of the IoT generally, anticipated trends and their realization, and the evolution of decision-making processes alongside other points of interest in the wider space. Our survey includes over 400 responses from key executives around the world, including C-suite and director-level respondents.
Through this exclusive study and broad-based research into the field, Business Insider Intelligence details the components that make up the IoT ecosystem. We size the IoT market and use exclusive data to identify key trends in the connected devices sector. And we profile the enterprise, governmental, and consumer IoT segments individually, drilling down into the drivers and characteristics that are shaping each market.
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We project that there will be more than 41 billion IoT devices by 2027, up from about 8 billion in 2019.
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For Android smartphones, the triple rear camera setup have now been relegated to mid-range devices.This means that flagship smartphones now go after Quad- or Penta-rear camera setup.Also, the arrangement of these cameras also matters and the upcoming Vivo V17 shows just that.Recently some real images of the Vivo V17 appeared online.However, it is its diamond-shape quad-rear camera setup that catches the eye.The Vivo V17 series already passed through TENAA and it has two versions – “V1945T” and “V1945A”.
Over the past couple of years, courts have ruled that politicians like Donald Trump can’t block people for yelling at them on Twitter or Facebook.But thin-skinned elected officials aren’t the only government figures on social media, and experts have wondered how these rulings will affect official agencies’ accounts, which are increasingly used to communicate with the public.Now, a Twitter fight involving the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows what the adherence to the rulings looks like in practice — and how it’s raised the stakes for government social media accounts.Yesterday, the official Veterans Benefits Twitter account retweeted a Veterans Day post by former White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka — who has been accused of having ties to Hungarian far-right movements.So Akers tweeted a curt reply: “Why is an official VA account 1) Thanking a Nazi, B) Thanking and Nazi, and C) Thanking a Nazi?”Soon after that, Akers posted a screenshot showing that the VA Benefits account had blocked him, and the Twitter conflict turned into a potential legal dispute.
You can cancel an offer on eBay if you've made a "Best Offer" and want to retract it within the 48-hour window that the seller has to respond.eBay Best Offers are binding agreements, so your reason for cancelling must fall within one of three acceptable categories for it to be approved.You can cancel a Best Offer if you entered the wrong amount, if the item's description has changed significantly, or if the seller is not responding to your inquiries.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.When submitting a Best Offer, you enter into a binding agreement to pay for the item at the agreed upon rate if it's accepted by the seller.eBay Best Offers automatically expire after 48 hours if the seller does not accept, and the seller can reject or counter your offer during this time.
In recent years, the office workspace has seen a fundamental transformation.New technologies have enabled new workstyles with previously unknown levels of efficiency, speed, and convenience – but they have also created demand for new skills.Practically everything that made up a traditional office environment twenty years ago has gone digital.Via notebook, smartphone, or tablet computer, it is accessible from anywhere, anytime without requiring the traditional – and cumbersome – commute to the office.The most recent evolutionary stage has made this digital workspace smarter.This cuts out the time-consuming hassle of having to open a full-blown business application just for a simple mouse click on the "OK" button.
Instead, Blizzard Entertainment focused on announcing new titles, such as Diablo IV.Blizzard had enough controversy on its plate before this BlizzCon with the Blitzchung situation, so it wasn’t too surprising to see Diablo: Immortal go unmentioned during the opening ceremonies.But we also make the best decisions that we can for our game.How do we make the wizard really cool?But that particular interaction was very much a bottom-up, here are some opportunities to do something cool, let’s do it.Diablo IV has a similar system, with items changing spells.
In August of this year, the once-bankrupt Chinese phone maker Gionee suddenly “resurrected”.According to reports, the two major shareholders of the company organized a roundtable with agents from several provinces across the country, hoping to start from scratch.The new slogan of “gold quality and the world” was also established at the conference.Gionee is Back with a Flip Phone, Meet the Gionee A326Subsequently, Gionee’s official website was back online and on September 25th the K3 was launched.The smartphone equipped a 6.2-inch notch screen, a MediaTek Helio P23 processor with 8-core A53 architecture, a 5000mAh battery a dual rear cameras.
A Silk Road trader pleaded guilty to laundering over $19 million worth of profits with Bitcoin BTC after using the notorious marketplace to sell drugs.Hugh Brian Haney, who pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court earlier this week, was found to be a high-ranking member of Pharmville — a prominent narcotics vendor on the dark web — after law enforcement searched his home in Ohio last year.Additionally, agents found a computer that housed a document entitled “HBD daily to-do list,” which referred to Pharmville.In 2017 and 2018, Haney sent his Bitcoin earnings from an address connected to Silk Road, to an account he had with a cryptocurrency exchange.In correspondence with the exchange, Haney claimed he had legitimately earned Bitcoin through mining and trading, but it actually derived from his activity on Silk Road.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Hugh Haney used Silk Road as a means to sell drugs to people all over the world.
Chalk this one up in the obscure recall category.Mazda issued a statement on Tuesday ahead of a wider report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noting the public of a new recall surrounding the 2019 CX-9.In the statement, the Japanese automaker said a rubber compound meant exclusively for prototype tire production somehow got mixed in with production rubber used for the 2019 Mazda CX-9.With the two different compounds mixed together, 146 CX-9 models left the factory with compromised tires.The recall population of crossover SUVs may see the rubber separate from the tread, which could cause instability while driving.Any sudden loss of control increases the risk of a crash.
Video-sharing app TikTok reiterated its independence from China in a letter to US lawmakers after company executives declined to testify at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.Why it matters: The virally popular short-video app, owned by Beijing-based tech firm Bytedance, is attracting growing scrutiny in the United States following reports that it censors videos deemed politically sensitive by the Chinese government.Concerns surrounding the company also include its data protection practices as the app is particularly popular with teenagers.About 60% of its 26.5 million monthly active users in the US are between the ages of 16 and 24, the company said earlier this year.TikTok has repeatedly denied the accusations, saying that it stores American user data in the United States and that the Chinese government does not require its content to be censored.However, its claims failed to convince US regulators amid a wave of probes against the company.
Orchestrating data management across distributed apps is no easy feat.Just ask former Aruba and Juniper Networks veterans Ankur Singla and Harshad Nakil, the cofounders of Volterra, a startup developing a platform for deploying, connecting, and securing apps in multi-cloud and edge computing environments.They cite a report from Gartner that estimates the majority of enterprise data will be produced and processed outside of datacenters by 2022, a share that could conceivably grow to 90% by 2025.The Santa Clara company today emerged after two years in stealth with $50 million in funding to date, contributed by backers including Khosla Venture, and Mayfield as well as strategic investors Microsoft, Itochu, and Samsung.“I’ve worked with the world’s largest service providers and enterprises over the last several years as they evolved their infrastructure to become software-defined,” said Singla, “but now they are being forced to distribute that infrastructure, and the applications using it, across multiple cloud providers and edge locations.”Volterra’s cloud-hosted environment enables fleet-wide management of apps and heterogeneous infrastructure through a control plane with a Kubernetes API for orchestration.
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The customer records of nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users were reportedly discovered by a security researcher this month in an inadvertently exposed database which has now been secured.The records reportedly exposed in the security mishap did not contain any passwords or payment information, but instead offered accurate information about millions of customers’ accounts, including which Adobe products they use, member IDs, and subscription and payment statuses.Experts say the exposure of such detailed account information would place Adobe customers at a high risk of being targeted by scams – attempts to acquire payment information or account credentials – had cybercriminals managed to acquire the data.Scammers often masquerade as a particular service provider, Satnam Narang, a senior research engineer at Tenable, told Gizmodo.The aim is to trick users into believing fake company emails are legitimate in an effort to solicit additional private information or compromise their accounts.“In this case, the information exposed is a gift to scammers, because it provides them with accurate information on Adobe Creative Cloud customers.
University of Seville researchers, led by the professor Francisco Luis Cumbrera, together with colleagues from the University of Zaragoza and CSIC, have found a procedure for producing the phase B6C of boron carbide.This scientific-technological advance will make it possible to provide a cheap, ultra-resistant material for the design of planes, cars and other means of transport.BxC is a family of ceramic materials known as "boron carbide".This is a very hard black solid, which remains stable at very high temperatures.The family is big: from B4C to B14C.Depending on the proportion of B (boron) and C (carbon), its physical properties change.
Mrs. Cheapskate and I were overdue for a new mattress.I'd been doing my diligence, perusing CNET's roundup of the best mattresses for 2019, reading Consumer Reports, soliciting opinions from friends and family.I'd heard enough good things about mail-order foam mattresses that I was ready to trade the ol' innerspring for one, but Many, if not most, were priced in the $800-$1,000 range, and that's for a queen-size.Like other brands, SweetNight offers a full refund if you're not happy with the mattress, so we decided to give it a shot.Your mileage may vary, of course, but allow me to sweeten the deal even further: Get 30% off any SweetNight mattress with promo code sweetnight.The company offers four different styles, including a Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress that's firmer on one side and softer on the other -- a great option, I think, if you're not sure which you'll prefer.