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“We are giddy”—interviewing Apple about its Mac silicon revolution

“We are giddy”—interviewing Apple about its Mac silicon revolution

Some time ago, in an Apple campus building, a group of engineers got together. Isolated from others in the company, they took the guts of old MacBook Air laptops and connected them to their own prototype boards with the goal of building the very first machines that would run macOS on Apple's own, custom-designed, ARM-based silicon.To hear Apple's Craig Federighi tell the story, it sounds a bit like a callback to Steve Wozniak in a Silicon Valley garage so many years ago. And this week, Apple finally took the big step that those engineers were preparing for: the company released , beginning...

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OneWeb exits bankruptcy and is ready to launch more broadband satellites

OneWeb exits bankruptcy and is ready to launch more broadband satellites

OneWeb has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new ownership and says it will begin launching more broadband satellites next month. Similar to SpaceX Starlink, OneWeb is building a network of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites that can provide high-speed broadband with much lower latencies than traditional geostationary satellites.After a launch in December, "launches will continue throughout 2021 and 2022, and OneWeb is now on track to begin commercial connectivity services to the UK and the Arctic region in late 2021 and will expand to delivering global services in 2022," OneWeb said...

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RT/ Stretchable ‘skin’ sensor gives robots human sensation | by Paradigm | Paradigm | Nov, 2020 | Medium

RT/ Stretchable ‘skin’ sensor gives robots human sensation | by Paradigm | Paradigm | Nov, 2020 | Medium

Robotics biweekly vol.18, 6th November — 23rd NovemberThe global market for robots is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 26 percent to reach just under 210 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. It is predicted that this market will hit the 100 billion U.S. dollar mark in 2020.Size of the global market for industrial and non-industrial robots between 2018 and 2025(in billion U.S. dollars):Size of the global market for industrial and non-industrial robots between 2018 and 2025(in billion U.S. dollars). Source: by Hedan Bai, Shuo Li, Jose Barreiros, Yaqi Tu, Clifford R....

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"Fastest 3D construction printer" tackles 3-story apartment

"Fastest 3D construction printer" tackles 3-story apartment

© 2020 New Atlas/"Fastest 3D construction print...Once complete, the building will measure 380 sq m (4,090 sq ft) and include five apartmentsCOBODView 4 Images/The apartment building is expected to take six weeks to print, though human builders will then step in and finish off the project by installing a roof, windows, electrical fittings, and so onCOBOD/The BOD 2 3D printer prints at a maximum speed of 100 cm (39 in) per second, which is equivalent to printing 10 tons of concrete per hour, says COBODCOBOD/The construction process itself is similar to most other 3D-printed architecture...

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Automated workflows are eating the world

Automated workflows are eating the world

Log OutLearn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world.In just the past 12 months, has been funneled into tech companies building workflow automation solutions. This isn’t a bubble. It’s a balloon.Hot technology companies like ($14.5 billion market cap), ($60 million ARR), Docusign ($36 billion market cap), (bought by Microsoft for $7.5 billion), and ($185 million Series D), all have built-in workflow builders that range from simplified code to low code to graphical no-code. All it takes is a matter of minutes plugging X to Y to...

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MIT Report: Robots Aren’t the Biggest Threat to the Future of Work—Policy Is

MIT Report: Robots Aren’t the Biggest Threat to the Future of Work—Policy Is

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How the Artemis moon mission could help get us to Mars

How the Artemis moon mission could help get us to Mars

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.“If God wanted man to become a spacefaring species, He would have given man a moon.” The famed rocket scientist Krafft Ehricke uttered those words in 1984. He wanted to highlight how we could use the moon as a springboard to expand human civilization into the rest of the solar system. This was more than a decade on from the last Apollo mission to the moon, and Ehricke was watching NASA and the rest of the US space program retreat from hopes of exploring more distant worlds like Mars and focus instead on Earth’s orbit.  America is finally...

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How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

For many Americans who work in tech, Taiwan has become a model for the fight against disinformation. Like the United States, Taiwan is sharply divided on major issues, including national identity, , and the legalization of . Urban-rural have further split Taiwanese society, and two major parties, whose relations have grown increasingly acrimonious, dominate Taiwanese politics. Yet unlike the United States, Taiwan is getting disinformation under control.Partly, that success is due to government crackdowns on groups that spread disinformation, Taipei’s initiatives to improve media literacy,...

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These solar panels don’t need the sun to produce energy

These solar panels don’t need the sun to produce energy

advertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementWhen it comes to renewable energy, solar panels are great. Their to the point where it would be feasible to move every U.S. home to .advertisementadvertisementBut then the clouds roll in. The intermittency of the skies has been one of the major challenges for this otherwise valuable renewable energy source. Though we can’t control cloud cover, a new invention has found a way to work around the inconsistency of solar energy by harvesting unseen ultraviolet light that’s present no matter the weather. It could soon be turning the...

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Australia’s Ambitious $16 Billion Solar Project Will Be The World’s Biggest | OilPrice.com

Australia’s Ambitious $16 Billion Solar Project Will Be The World’s Biggest | OilPrice.com

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Proof of Solar Thermal Propulsion: The Key to Interstellar Travel

Proof of Solar Thermal Propulsion: The Key to Interstellar Travel

Engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are prototyping a previously theoretical rocket design that could someday take spacecraft to interstellar space. Their plan? Use heat from the sun, rather than combustion, to power a rocket engine. 🌌 You love badass space stuff. So do we. Unlike a traditional engine that's mounted on the rear end of a rocket, the experimental solar-powered engine takes the shape of a flat shield made from black carbon foam. The engine would double as a heat shield, protecting the probe from the sun’s powerful rays, while coils of tubing...

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Oil and gas industry commits to new framework to monitor, report and reduce methane emissions

Oil and gas industry commits to new framework to monitor, report and reduce methane emissions

In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis, major players in the oil and gas industry agreed today to report methane emissions with a new, much higher level of transparency.To win the Race to Net Zero Emissions, we need everyone on board. We need ambitious action from the oil and gas industry. UNEP is committed to supporting efforts that reduce methane emissions, and we recognise the leadership of companies that have joined such an ambitious methane reporting framework.Said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP.We look...

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Combining Quantum Physics and the Theory of Relativity: Sound-Waves From a Quantum Vacuum at the Black Hole Laboratory

Combining Quantum Physics and the Theory of Relativity: Sound-Waves From a Quantum Vacuum at the Black Hole Laboratory

Credit: University of NottinghamResearchers have developed a new theory for observing a quantum vacuum that could lead to new insights into the behavior of black holes.The Unruh effect combines quantum physics and the theory of relativity. So far it has not been possible to measure or observe it, but now new research from a team led by the University of Nottingham has shed light on how this could be achieved using sound particles. The team’s research has been published today in the journal Physical Review Letters.The Unruh effect suggests that if you fly through a quantum vacuum with...

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Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021

Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021

Comcast's 1.2TB monthly data cap is coming to 12 more states and the District of Columbia starting January 2021. The unpopular policy was already enforced in most of Comcast's 39-state US territory over the past few years, and the upcoming expansion will for the first time bring the cap to every market in Comcast's territory.Comcast will be providing some "courtesy months" in which newly capped customers can exceed 1.2TB without penalty, so the first overage charges for these customers will be assessed for data usage in the April 2021 billing period.Comcast's data cap has been imposed in in...

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American oil and gas companies are asleep at the wheel on methane emissions

American oil and gas companies are asleep at the wheel on methane emissions

By Climate reporterNovember 23, 2020In the global race to eliminate the world’s greenhouse gas footprint, some sources of emissions are easier to fix than others. One of the lowest-hanging fruits should be methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, which occur at every stage of production and distribution either through leaks or intentional flaring. Yet US oil and gas companies—the world’s largest producers of both products—have demonstrated once again that they’re not interested in fixing the problem.On Monday, 62 oil and gas companies representing 30% of global oil and gas...

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A History of “Star Wars” and Toxic Fandom: Part Two of Two | by Joel Eisenberg | Writing For Your Life | Nov, 2020 | Medium

A History of “Star Wars” and Toxic Fandom: Part Two of Two | by Joel Eisenberg | Writing For Your Life | Nov, 2020 | Medium

This one is going to get ugly fast.48 hours ago I posted the first part of this article:Response was swift, from outright denials of the existence of a toxic fanbase, to adamant, admittedly wistful agreement that true fans should come together in solidarity and “celebrate” the saga that once fired their collective imaginations.Before we get to Disney and the relatively recent canon that many believe irreparably split the fans, I will touch upon a small, cultish project that touched some nerves.Three years after the release of 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith,” 2008 brought us “Star Wars: The...

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Artificial intelligence could be used to hack connected cars, drones warn security experts | ZDNet

Artificial intelligence could be used to hack connected cars, drones warn security experts | ZDNet

By| November 20, 2020 -- 12:40 GMT (04:40 PST)| Topic:How to keep connected cars safe from cyber attacksCyber criminals could exploit emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning to help conduct attacks against autonomous cars, drones and , according to a report from the United Nations, Europol and cybersecurity company Trend Micro.While AI and machine learning can bring "enormous benefits" to society, the same technologies can also bring a range of threats ."As AI applications start to make a major real-world impact, it's becoming clear that this will be a...

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Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA in their COVID-19 vaccines. This never-before-used technology could transform how science fights diseases.

Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA in their COVID-19 vaccines. This never-before-used technology could transform how science fights diseases.

USA TODAYThe success of marks a turning point in the long history of vaccines and could lead to major advances against a variety of diseases.Vaccines developed by and are more than 95% effective against COVID-19, trials show. Both depend on a technology never before used in a commercial vaccine that could upend the way future ones are made.This new messenger RNA technology, as well another method that depends on viruses to deliver vaccines, are transforming the field, said Brendan Wren, a professor of vaccinology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine."It could be quite a new...

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The Apple TV remote is so awful that cable companies will give you a better one

The Apple TV remote is so awful that cable companies will give you a better one

advertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementAlthough the Apple TV 4K is a great streaming box, its remote control is—to put it lightly—polarizing.advertisementadvertisementThe symmetrical design is too easy to hold upside down, and it’s so thin that it often slips between couch cushions. Meanwhile, the touchpad at the top rejects your feeble attempts at precision; you often over- or undershoot whatever on-screen icon you were attempting to press.Now, a leading maker of remote controls for cable companies is stepping in to fix the remote itself. has a proper directional...

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Byju’s-owned Indian startup WhiteHat Jr sues critics – TechCrunch

Byju’s-owned Indian startup WhiteHat Jr sues critics – TechCrunch

Karan Bajaj, an Indian entrepreneur who teaches meditation and in his recent book invites others to live a life away from the noise, is going after the most vocal critics of his startup.Bajaj, founder of , has filed a defamation case against Pradeep Poonia, an engineer who has publicly criticized the firm for its marketing tactics, the quality of the courses on the platform, and aggressive takedowns of such feedback. On Monday, WhiteHat Jr, filed a similar case against Aniruddha Malpani, an investor who has shared unflattering feedback about the startup.Most of the customers of WhiteHat Jr,...

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What we know about McDonald’s new ‘McPlant’ plant-based burger

What we know about McDonald’s new ‘McPlant’ plant-based burger

advertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementadvertisementAs one of the world’s largest buyers of beef—the most climate-damaging food on the planet—McDonald’s is working to reduce emissions by supporting . But it’s also launching a new “McPlant” plant-based burger, something that could also make a difference if it can scale up.advertisementThe company announced today that it was launching the McPlant after successful tests of a plant-based burger made with Beyond Meat in Canadian restaurants last year. Some global markets will begin to test the new burger next year.  At an investor...

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Video Analytics User Manuals Are a Guide to Dystopia

Video Analytics User Manuals Are a Guide to Dystopia

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare It Avigilon has a pair of algorithms that it uses to predict what it calls "unusual events." To learn more about Real-Time Crime Centers, read our latest report . Share ItToday, we’re pleased to announce , the newest edition and rebranding of our historic browser fingerprinting and tracker awareness tool Panopticlick. Cover Your Tracks picks up where Panopticlick left off. Panopticlick was about letting users know that browser fingerprinting was possible; Cover Your Tracks is about giving...San Francisco—The...

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Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising data revamp

Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising data revamp

faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after a group of competitors complained to regulators that the changes would cement the tech giant's online Marketers for an Open Web, a coalition of technology and publishing companies, said Monday that it's urging the competition watchdog to step in and force Google to delay the rollout of its “Privacy Sandbox” scheduled for early next year.The new technology would remove so-called third party cookies that store user information on devices, replaced by tools owned by Google. That means login, advertising...

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Teen power: An Indian girl invents a solar iron to reduce smog

Teen power: An Indian girl invents a solar iron to reduce smog

This website uses cookies toimprove functionality and performance. By continuing to browse the siteyou are agreeing to our .A teen in India has come up with an ingenious way to clean up dirty city air: solar-powered clothes irons. Street vendors typically use charcoal to power their irons, but using solar energy instead would reduce costs and pollution.Loading...On India’s residential streets, amid the tea vendors and vegetable sellers, ironing “wallahs” press clothes each day for millions of Indians, smoothing out wrinkles with iron boxes packed with hot charcoal.But India’s 10 million...

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