Kenneth White

Kenneth White

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Well folks, it looks like the Galaxy Fold will soon be back on the menu.According to The Investor (via SamMobile), a Samsung executive has confirmed the company’s first folding smartphone with a flexible display is once again ready for launch.Samsung Display Vice President Kim Seong-cheol reportedly made the announcement at a Korean Information Display Society event yesterday.According to the publication, Kim said: “Most of the display problems have been ironed out, and the Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market.”It’s perhaps a bit of a worry that it’s ready despite only “most” of the problems being fixed — you would hope all problems are solved before it’s ready to hit the shelves.Still, it’s positive news, especially since only five days ago The Korea Herald reported Samsung had made no progress with the phone’s new release date.
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One evening in April, a California law enforcement officer was browsing Facebook when she saw a post from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with a picture of a missing child.“Within weeks that child was recovered and removed from trauma,” Julie Cordua, CEO of Thorn, said, recounting the case at an Amazon conference in Las Vegas this month.The rescue illustrates Thorn’s strategy of nurturing new technology to combat child sex-trafficking and exploitation online.The nonprofit was cofounded in 2009 by actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher and has become influential with both law enforcement—who can use Spotlight and other tools for free—and the tech industry.Thorn’s partners include Facebook, Amazon, and Dropbox.One potential use for the new funding: new technology that would dig deeper into the online supply chain of child pornography, attempting to control it closer to the source.
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Mary Meeker, founder of venture capital firm Bond Capital and former Kleiner Perkins general partner, recently released her highly-anticipated 2019 Internet trends report, a slide deck she has produced since 1995 covering the state of global technology in the business world.The report provides more data than ever — weighing in at 333 slides, topping last year’s count of 280 — and presents plenty for B2B marketers to think about when strategizing and planning budgets as we push towards 2020.General Challenges & Opportunities AheadThe report paints a picture of a world where it’s more challenging than ever to find new growth in certain areas, but one that also shows very real opportunities in others, as we’ll explore.The report reveals slowing growth of both smartphone unit shipments and overall Internet user numbers, with smartphone sales down 4% worldwide.Time Spent in Media Versus Advertising Spending
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The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is always changing.Every week there seems to be new legislation, new technological developments, or new scandals capturing the headlines.At this year’s annual TNW conference, Hard Fork took the opportunity to ask a number of industry experts to explain blockchain in as few words as possible.We hoped to get a bit of insight into how the tech is developing and what the industry currently makes of it.That’s the definition, anything else is wrong.” – João Almeida, co-founder and CTO of Opennode – the Bitcoin payments system that recently helped Lil Pump’s merch store accept Bitcoin.“Blockchain is the freedom to trade.” – Kirill Suslov, the CEO and co-founder of cryptocurrency trading platform TabTrader.
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Hardly a week seems to go by without some foodstuff — whether it’s meatballs, pizza, or donuts — playing a starring role in a test run of a new drone delivery service.Ever since Amazon unveiled the first version of its Prime Air drone in 2013, other companies big and small have been developing similar flying machines, many geared toward delivering goods to customers’ homes.While many of these companies promise a future of fast deliveries enabled by these small autonomous aircraft, a myriad of obstacles still need to be overcome before full-fledged, wide-scale services can become a reality.While much of the focus is understandably on the need to create a system that is both safe and reliable, there seems to be one issue that is often overlooked when it comes to drone delivery — that of noise.But it’s a problem that lawmakers in Australia are now keen to look into.A statement this week from the nation’s deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, said that it now wants to address the matter as large-scale commercial drone operations edge ever closer, ABC reported.
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With cameras like the OM-D E-M1X, Olympus continues to build a reputation among sports and wildlife photographers who want the capability of a large DSLR in a smaller overall package.To that end, the company is launching a new 2x teleconverter, the $430 MC-20, which will double the reach of its longest lenses while minimally increasing size and weight.Olympus also announced firmware updates to both the E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark II, a camera that’s nearly three years old.As competitors race to compete in the full-frame arena, Olympus is sticking to its decision to remain firmly planted in the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem.The MC-20 is compatible with two current telephoto lenses from Olympus, the 300mm f/4 IS Pro and 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro, and will also work with the upcoming 150-400mm f/4.5 lens that is still in development.But thanks to the inherent 2x crop factor of the Four Thirds sensor, the full-frame equivalent focal length is a staggering 1,200mm.
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In Gaozhou, a city in China’s southwestern Guangdong province that is known for lychee, longan, and banana farms, finding quality medical treatment has long been an issue because of the lack of talent and resources.Surgeons at the People’s Hospital of Gaozhou got first-hand experience with how ultra-fast 5G connection works in April, when they performed an operation on a 41-year-old female patient whose congenital cardiac defect deteriorated to heart failure.“Try to stay away from the triangle area mapped in 3D, or else stitches could cause myocardial damage,” said the Guangdong doctors, who watched the surgery live on a high-definition screen, while two other displays showed the patient’s dynamic ultrasonography and a three-dimensional rendering of her heart.The surgeons in Gaozhou had the same set of screens in their operating room.The country had about 1.2 billion 4G subscribers at the end of April.“It would help provide more time [for health care professionals] to treat patients, instead of [being burdened with] commuting from one hospital to the next to do so.”
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CNET reports that Samsung is gearing up to unveil its Galaxy Note 10 phone on August 7 at the Barclays Center in New York.That lines up with the Korean firm’s usual annual schedule for Galaxy Note launches – but it’s possible that the date might change, seeing as how August is still a while away.I usually don’t care for this range of giant stylus-equipped handsets, but the rumors surrounding the Note 10 have my interest piqued.This year, Samsung is said to be working on two variants – the 6.3-inch Note 10 and a larger Note 10 Pro, with a 6.75-inch screen.The Note 10 Pro is expected to get four rear cameras, including a time-of-flight shooter for depth sensing.Both models will likely also get large batteries (with capacities of some 4,500mAh), as well as incredibly quick 45W charging.
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This article is from an episode of Matrix Moments by Matrix Partners India, a podcast featuring candid conversations on what it really takes to survive the startup world.This is heavily revised from the original show transcript.In this episode, Avnish Bajaj, founder and managing director of Matrix Partners India, talks about the importance of managing a startup’s finances and business performance.What is the relevance of plans to venture capital investing and startups?One contract is obviously the legal contract.This may not be something that people spend a lot of time on, especially for very early-stage businesses.
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We may finally have an idea of when to expect the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 — CNET is citing people familiar with the matter as saying that Galaxy Unpacked, the event that normally serves as the launchpad for the Note lineup, will take place on August 7 at an event in New York.The event will reportedly take place at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn — which is the same place as last year’s Note 9 launch.The news makes perfect sense — Galaxy Unpacked 2018 took place on August 9, so August 7 is right about when we’d expect the 2019 even to happen.That said, given the event is still a few months away, it’s possible Samsung could change its plans.We likely won’t hear an official announcement of the event for at least a few weeks.As mentioned, the Galaxy Note 10 is likely to launch at Galaxy Unpacked 2019, and it’s set to be a pretty major release for the company.
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Astronomy is good for many things, but especially for making you feel like an insignificant, meaningless blip floating through the infinite void of space.Take this recent development for example: astronomers recently observed two galaxies merging, but because of the distance between us and the observed event, we know this merger took place an incredible .Numbers like this are almost too big to comprehend.B14-65666 was once thought to be a mere blob of stars, but new observations by a team of researchers from Tokyo's Waseda University have produced evidence that suggest B14-65666 is actually the end result of two galaxies merging.A team led by Takuya Hashimoto used new data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to discover what .is believed to be the earliest known example of two galaxies merging into one.
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Rep. Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, on Tuesday called on Facebook to pause its development of a new digital coin called Libra, citing the company's seemingly endless list of scandals.The company is working with 27 partners to launch Libra, which is expected to be released along with a new digital wallet that works with Messenger and WhatsApp.Users will be able to use Libra to purchase products, send money across borders or make donations."With the announcement that it plans to create a cryptocurrency, Facebook is continuing its unchecked expansion and extending its reach into the lives of its users," Waters said in a statement.The lawmaker's remarks highlight some of the regulatory hurdles the social media giant could face as it moves forward with its plans to launch Libra.The social media company could face a record-setting fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating Facebook for allegedly failing to protect user privacy.
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Over the past week temperatures in northern Greenland have been comparable to the weather in Seattle, causing the top layer of sea ice near the village of Qaanaaq to turn into the Arctic equivalent of a kiddie pool.Danish climate researcher Steffen Olsen took the above photo of a dogsled team wading through the meltwater, which quickly went viral online as a vivid illustration of global warming in action."Given how warm it was, it's easy to see why there was a lot melting," Ruth Mottram from the Danish Meteorological Institute explained via email."As the ice in this region is relatively thick and fracture-free, the melt water is unable to drain away through cracks in the ice as it would normally and hence the challenging conditions for the dogsleds."@SteffenMalskaer got the difficult task of retrieving our oceanographic moorings and weather station on sea ice in North West Greenland this year.Rapid melt and sea ice with low permeability and few cracks leaves the melt water on top.— Rasmus Tonboe (@RasmusTonboe) June 14, 2019
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In the five months since freshman Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) took office, he's become known for his insightful understanding of big tech.He's just lobbed another blast at Google, in the form of an open letter over something that seems totally inconsequential: a mistaken Chinese translation via its free, automatic translation service.But the mis-translation seemed to support the Chinese government party line during Hong Kong's protests.His questions, bills, and commentary on tech are seen as "sophisticated"— proof that not everyone in Washington is as clueless about Silicon Valley as they sometimes appear to be.He's written an Op-Ed that blasted social media, and he's submitted bills to limit tech's bad behavior including a "do not track" bill as well as a bill that stops apps from using in-app purchases, aka lootboxes, in children's games.And he's said in media interviews that he's disturbed by what he sees as the big tech companies giving Washington the run-around while at the same time lobbying heavily, he told Fast Company, last week.
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Could the third time be the charm for CBS and Viacom?The media companies, who split 13 years ago, are once again talking about merging, with CBS planning to make an offer for Viacom in the coming weeks, according to The Wall Street Journal.Both CBS and Viacom declined to comment to Adweek about the report.The Journal said that several stumbling blocks remain in a potential deal, including settling on the price for a stock transaction and selecting a leadership team, with Viacom CEO Bob Bakish—who recently appeared on Adweek’s cover—seen as the most likely choice to lead the combined company.CBS has been led by acting CEO Joseph Ianniello since Les Moonves exited the company last September following more than a dozen accusations of sexual harassment and intimidation.This is the third time that the companies have explored a merger in the past three years.
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Sure, some users will appreciate iOS 13's dark mode, but features that relate to privacy, quality of life, and user advocacy are likely to be the ones that make the biggest difference for people when Apple's new iPhone, iPad, and iPod software arrives later this year.Apple unveils Apple Arcade subscription service for iOS, Mac, Apple TV gamesTo that point, uninstalling an app to which you have a paid subscription in iOS 13's latest beta release will lead to a prompt to potentially unsubscribe from that app.This might be a good idea because odds are decent that if you're deleting the app, you're not planning to use the related service anymore.Of course, that won't always be the case: you could just be removing the app temporarily, you could still plan to use it on another device, or you could even just wish to keep supporting the developer who made it.The prompt just says "Manage Subscription," which is what copywriters might call a soft call-to-action—it's not telling you to unsubscribe, it's just making it an option.
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In Japan, tea farms are found in warm areas, whose northern limit is Ibaraki prefecture, where green tea has been produced.With Japan's economic growth in the second half of the 20th century, Japanese black tea lost its economic competitiveness and finally disappeared.Nonetheless, from the dawn of the 21st century, black tea manufacturing has been revitalized and production has grown.In general, a new industry and its market are not created by gradual changes in existing markets.Signs of opportunities for new products are very small and must be sought carefully.In addition, as a case study, black tea production in Sashima, Ibaraki prefecture, is elaborated.
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White phosphorus is well-known for being a highly toxic compound with suffocating scent.Its high reactivity is the reason for it to be stored with oxygen access in inert media.It's also infamous for its military use in bombs and grenades.Meanwhile, KFU scientists are hard at work to tame the dangerous compound.Project head Zufar Gafurov explains, "We have suggested an effective method of selective electric synthesis of P-H and P-C bonds contiaining derivatives directly from white phosphorus, which may help avoid the use of existing chlorine oxygenation technology.We have found completely new ways of obtaining organophosphorous compounds directly from white phosphorus."
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GRETE, the Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain project, has been granted EUR 2.6 million by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), which is partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.The project will improve the existing wood-to-textile value chains by developing breakthrough technologies that can open up the identified bottlenecks and enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe.The GRETE project will tackle the bottlenecks of creating wood-to-textile value chains by developing innovative technologies for wood pulp modification, cellulose dissolution and fibre quality generation.Currently, the raw material base for the production of man-made cellulose fibres is limited as only dissolving grade wood pulps are used commonly.The project will tackle this by widening the sustainable raw material basis for man-made cellulose fibres.With the GRETE project we aim to find improved technologies for the wood-to-textile fibre value chain", explains CEO Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Spring.
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With these security flaws, extending your Wi-Fi range could also mean extending your chances of getting hacked.The vulnerability allowed a potential attacker to get control of the extender, which could be used to redirect the victim's traffic and lead people to malware, IBM said in a blog post Tuesday.Wi-Fi extenders are commonly used in homes where the router's range can't cover the entire house.They boost signals so that people can use their devices or connect internet-of-things gadgets like security cameras and doorbells from far away.But like routers, they're open to vulnerabilities and require maintenance and patching if you want to keep your network secure.The extenders affected by the vulnerability included the RE365, the RE650, the RE350 and RE500, IBM said.
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