Justin Cornell

Justin Cornell

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These devices swap out flammable liquid electrolytes for an inert solid such as plastic or ceramic.That means devices could work twice as long.For example, right now “advanced drones have sensors, cameras, and processors on board, so the battery lasts only 20 minutes, and it’s heavy,” says founder Qichao Hu.In today’s batteries, a dilute solution of lithium salts serves as the electrolyte.In addition to being safer than their liquid counterparts, these alternatives could also support a pure lithium anode, which would boost energy density.So battery researchers switched to carbon for the anode.
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YouTube announced several new features out of VidCon today that will shake up the way mid-sized creators monetize.This allows creators to focus on things like answering live chat questions while the pre-recorded video is playing.The platform is also expanding its YouTube Sponsorships and rebranding it as Channel Memberships.Creators can name their fan clubs and charge $4.99 for membership, so long as they have at least 100,000 subscribers.They can design custom emoji for their live streams and designate special perks for paying members, similar to how Patreon works.The feature will roll out over the next few weeks.
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Amazon is today introducing Alexa for Hospitality, a special version of the company’s voice assistant that will be distributed on an invitation basis to hotels, vacation rental spaces, and other locations starting today.The Alexa experience will be customized and tailored to each individual hospitality location, so guests will be able to do things like order room service, request a housekeeping visit, or adjust room controls (thermostat, blinds, lights, etc.)They can also ask location-specific questions such as what time the hotel pool closes or where the fitness center is.Marriott International plans to integrate Alexa for Hospitality at select Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Aloft Hotels, and Autograph Collection Hotels starting this summer.Some upscale hotels like the Wynn Las Vegas have already put Echos in rooms — even before Amazon optimized Alexa for the purpose and interacting with a new guest every day.Would you keep it on mute?
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T-Mobile said in an internal email acquired by Adweek today that it is taking “some key responsibilities” related to its media strategy, search and analytics in-house and has formed a new partnership with WPP’s Essence to help.In the email to staff, Nick Drake, the telecom giant’s executive vice president of marketing and experiences, said the decision will not affect T-Mobile’s longtime creative agency of record, Publicis Seattle.It will, however, strip its media agency of record, Blue 449, of certain duties.In the email, Drake noted Blue 449, the media network launched by Publicis Groupe in 2015, would remain T-Mobile’s media AOR, supporting both its main brand and Metro PCS.“However, we are now ready to bring some key responsibilities in-house so that we can make decisions and optimize them at the speed of our business,” Drake said.“We’re starting by bringing strategy, search and media analytics in-house.”
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PC Magazine, June 9th, 1998This week in 2018 has been dominated by video game news, since the E3 conference in Los Angeles just wrapped up.The most exciting game I could find from this week in 1998 was the Nintendo 64 puzzler Wetrix, which essentially combined Tetris with terraforming.I can’t answer those questions, but I can do the next best thing: look back at what other people were writing 20 years ago.That’s over 578,000 more people than the first live streamed human birth, which was broadcast on America’s Health Network’s website 20 years ago today, with mixed results.‘A Mikey that won’t age, a Mr. Whipple that won’t die’
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A man from Mexico was pulled over on the highway in Kansas and was suspected of carrying drugs.With the help of Google Translate, the Kansas Highway trooper asked the man in Spanish if he can search his car.The suspect says he didn't understand the request when he responded yes.The question the court was trying to answer is whether Google Translate is a reliable enough interpreter to justify sending a man to prison — and the answer was no.But while the software’s reliability at offering accurate translations has greatly improved over time, the technology remains far from perfect.US District Judge Carlos Murguia found on June 4 that the software's ability to interpret accurately isn't dependable enough to be the deciding factor in sending someone to prison.
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But ever since OnePlus burst into view years ago, claiming to be a small manufacturer that’d outgun bigger rivals with online sales and smart cost-cutting, there’s been speculation over who’s really behind the project.OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau is formerly of huge Chinese phone brand Oppo, which is widely reported to be part of an even bigger company called BBK Electronics that also houses fellow Chinese megabrand Vivo.Oppo and Vivo were co-founded by Duan Yongping, a Chinese billionaire who rarely gives interviews, and his company BBK has almost no public-facing presence — surprising, given that Oppo and Vivo’s combined shipments are substantial enough to make it the fourth-largest phone company in the world.I’ve been using the Oppo R15 Pro — the flagship phone that many publications (including ours) suggested may have been a blueprint for the OnePlus 6 — along with the Vivo X21, and the comparison isn’t as straight as you might think.They’re built around notched 6.28-inch 2280 x 1080 OLED displays, aluminum frames, and curved glass back panels, albeit with subtly different contours.It may well be using the same notched 6.28-inch OLED panel, sure, but that’s not likely to be a distinguishing mark this year — basically every Android manufacturer is embracing the notch, so to speak, including LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, and reportedly even Google.
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This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce and ZTE finally addressed its differences and the Chinese company is to pay as much as $1 billion in fine and another $400 Million kept in escrow to be refunded after ten years of ZTE’s compliance with the agreement.A few days ago, Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf had hoped that ZTE’s new situation will open the doors for Qualcomm to complete the acquisition of NXP.Now, it appears that it is happening as reports suggest that Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP has been accelerated.This morning, information on Sina South China morning post states that U.S. chip giant Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors will soon be approved by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, which is a great news for Qualcomm.It was previously reported that Qualcomm’s legal team has arrived in Beijing to finalize the details with related personnel and that the transaction may be approved in the next few days.Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP is going through the last of nine countries that must ratify the agreement.
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For a while, scammers have been getting away with fake rides on Uber, lining their own pockets with money from stolen credit cards, the company said.The methods included using GPS-spoofing apps, as well as messaging boards and chat rooms offering fake discounts on rides, luring numerous victims over the years, Uber said.Con artists have come up with creative ways to skim money via Uber, like drivers in China using disturbing images as their profile pictures to pocket the cancellation fees.Uber has been using machine-learning tools to keep pace with the crooks, relying on data coming in from millions of people using the app every day.Ting Chen, Uber's data science manager, said it has more than 600 different signals as red flags warning it of new scams.These signals can come from how you search for a ride to how fast your driver is traveling during the trip to how many taps a person makes on a smartphone screen.
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In a few hours from now, VIVO will host a launch event that will birth the long-rumored VIVO NEX series of smartphones.Three different variant s of the device will break cover, and while the one alleged to be the most powerful VIVO NEX appeared on the Geekbench site a couple of days back, the two other variants were nowhere to be found.Now, with a few hours to go, a second variant of the series with model number vivo PD1806 was just tested on Geekbench and this gives us some new information, while also giving credence to previously rumored specs.It is expected to arrive as the VIVO NEX and its one of the two variants of the NEX that is expected to come with the SD 710 under the hood.The Vivo NEX will arrive with the Snapdragon 710 coupled with 6GB of RAM, with 1833 points in the single-core test and 5805 points in the multi-core test, and with that, the VIVO NEX sits slightly below the recently unveiled Mi 8 SE from Xiaomi despite packing the same RAM size and same chipset.While the VIVO NEX that just surfaced on Geekbench and the VIVO NEX A is said to pack the same SD 710, they are however expected to come with a couple of features/ specs that set them apart.
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Machine learning using real-time symptom reports can accurately detect lymphedema, a distressing side effect of breast cancer treatment that is more easily treated when identified early, finds a new study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published in the journal mHealth.Lymphedema is a build-up of lymph fluid that causes swelling in the arms or legs and is commonly caused by the removal of lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment.It can occur immediately after cancer surgery or as late as 20 years after surgery; a recent study found that more than 41 percent of breast cancer patients experienced lymphedema in their arms within 10 years of their surgery.Lymphedema is one of the most dreaded adverse effects from breast cancer treatment because of its chronic nature and debilitating symptoms, including arm swelling, heaviness, tightness, achiness, stiffness, burning, and decreased mobility.While there is no cure for lymphedema, early detection and intervention can reduce symptoms and keep it from worsening, although early detection remains a challenge.A type of artificial intelligence, machine learning is of interest to researchers due to its ability to construct algorithms that continually improve predictions and generate automated knowledge through data-driven predictions or decisions with incoming data--in this case, symptom reports.
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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 10:00 ET / 7:00 PT / 14:00 GMTThe AQ600 is a high speed, broadband analog to digital convertor comprised of four 12-bit, 1.5 Gsps cores linked to a flexible wideband cross point switch (CPS).The device offers an input signal bandwidth up to 8 GHz (extended bandwidth mode) enabling direct sampling in high order Nyquist zones.The CPS allows the ADC cores to sample in either synchronous (in phase) or time interleaving modes.A high-performance clock and synchronization system manages fine timing both within the device and across multi-devices.Thus, designers gain a free-hand in operating the part as a 4-channel ADC at 1.5 Gsps, a 2-channel device sampling at 3 Gsps or combining all four channels to sample a single channel at 6 Gsps.
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Theresa May has repeatedly called on businesses to invest more in innovation – specifically in research and development (R).In an effort to boost the UK’s sluggish productivity growth, her government has set an ambitious target of 2.4 per cent of GDP invested in UK R within 10 years.But policymakers are missing a trick when it comes to the businesses that are the focus of this target.Read more: DEBATE: Are we over-focusing on STEM at the expense of creative skills?While the UK’s creative industries – from advertising, to design, to games – are a clear national strength, they are excluded from the support which could help them (and the wider UK economy) to grow.Consequently, much of the research and development that happens in the creative industries – based on content development rather than just building new widgets – is excluded from official figures.
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I've never used the activity sharing feature of the Apple Watch, but this might entice me to do so.Edite to add: I think one of the major reasons I haven't used sharing is spillover paranoia from Facebook (et al.).Technology companies don't need to know or monetize my circle of friends.If I had to trust any of them with my social network, it would be Apple, but it still seems like oversharing, even with compelling social features.Last edited by blink tag on Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:42 pm
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Brands are looking for safe and effective digital spaces to operate in with Facebook and Google taking hits recently, TV supposedly fragmenting and the effectiveness of social and influencers constantly under scrutiny.Speaking to The Drum, George Osborn, the newly installed head of content at Bidstack, said: "We pivoted from out of home advertising to being a virtual in-game native advertising company."The move he said, was a "natural" one as the group was already working with Football Manager developer Sports Interactive.This campaign served as a proof of concept for Bidstack, showing what a games native ad marketplace could be.Sports titles like Fifa, Rocket League and Football Manager are naturally imbued with untapped advertising opportunities across ads, hoardings and livery.It may be the case that we are about to see an advertising landrush in the world of premium gaming.
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Several years ago Google X engineer Max Braun published a medium post on a smart mirror he made and now he’s back with a new version that’s smaller and smarter.This is a smart mirror I can get behind though I still find smart mirrors completely frivolous.He published his project on Medium where he explains the process and the parts a person would need to build their own.This isn’t a project for everyone, but Max gives enough instructions that most enterprising builders should be able to hack something similar together.I recently reviewed a smart mirror and found it a bit silly but still useful.Ideally, like in Max’s smart mirrors, the software is passive and always available.
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Are you getting ready to take the plunge for your first turntable?Or maybe you're a long-time vinyl vet looking to upgrade?In either case we've got you covered.Here are two dozen (!)of our favorite models, from "ultra-budget" to "sky's the limit."Technics introduced the world's first direct-drive turntable, the SP-10 in 1970, and the direct-drive SL-1200 arrived in 1972.
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Leads were kept in one folder, sales data was kept in another and so on.With so many different programs and data collection sources, it still isn’t always convenient or easy to look at your data all in one place.The problem, of course, is that integrating your data, so you can enjoy a unified view of your information, isn’t always easy — or cheap.Here are three ways I’ve found to make it more affordable:One of the biggest challenges related to data integration is that often, there’s just too much information in your current programs.More often than not, this excess of data starts with perfectly good intentions.
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Tyalgum is going off the grid.They're concerned about carbon emissions and rising temperatures.They're sick of relying on coal-fired power stations for their electricity.Australia's federal government is unabashedly pro-coal.Just down the road, the town of Lismore switched on Australia's first community-owned solar project back in January.As politicians debate energy use, a faction of conservative federal politicians recently formed a lobbying group that warns against the "demonisation" of coal.
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As urban legend tells us, that’s what happens when the tails of rats get knotted together.“I heard a screech, and it was a noise I had never heard before,” Craig Luttman, the Elkhorn, Nebraska, homeowner who says he discovered the tangled mess, told Gizmodo.The eight-week-old baby squirrels had somehow managed to get their tails knotted together—and they were in big trouble.“The squirrels weren’t moving in unison, they all wanted to go in opposite directions,” he said.They looked tired and stressed out, and I figured they weren’t gonna make it—they were gonna die.”Indeed, left in such a state, the squirrels would either starve to death or get picked off by a predator.
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