Here's a look at the new features that could make the 2020 iPhone Apple's top seller -- and more bad news about TouchID on this year's iPhone 11.A new report from DigiTimes this week, citing industry sources, suggests the manufacturers who build the touch units will make less money this year as Apple switches to lower-cost components.Based on the recent iOS 13 beta code, it would seem as though the functionality will remain to some extent, but it may be a haptic touch-like function similar to what we saw in the iPhone XR rather than a proper 3D Touch.A report from JP Morgan analysts, cited by CNBC this week, backs up a lot of the existing rumors about the 2020 iPhone models and adds a few new insights into the lineup.The 2020 iPhones are rumored to come in three sizes: a smaller 5.4-inch model that would replace the current 5.8-inch, the same 6.1-inch option as the XR and a larger 6.7-inch Max version.The analysts also suggest that the rear-facing camera module on the 2020 iPhones will have some kind of 3D-mapping technology similar to the current depth-sensing Face ID setup on the front camera.
Ever since, voice commands have become an increasingly important part of how we interact with our smart home devices.The Echo Dot is currently in its third iteration -- and it just keeps getting better.While there are a lot of Alexa devices to choose from, the Echo Dot continues to lead with its impressive performance, small footprint and even better price.That means this product is perfect for folks living in apartments who want a smart doorbell, but don't want to deal with a hardwired device -- or otherwise messing up a doorframe for the installation.None of Ring's main competitors offer this sort of seamless solution for apartment-dwellers, making this doorbell particularly innovative alongside the other devices available today.Not only that, but the Door View Cam has the easiest installation of any doorbell I've tested to date.
Microsoft opened its first European store in London on Thursday.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.It's the only building on Oxford Circus that was not damaged during World War II bombings and its original bath stone façade is still intact.Unfortunately, the façade was bordered up during our visit.Kelly Soligon, general manager of Microsoft Stores, said that this is designed to "capture customer interest" and encourage pedestrians walking by to stop in.However, there were far more distractions here.
Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner but some of the best deals are already up for grabs.When it comes to earbuds, it may be safe to assume that most of us go for the more affordable option or the complementary pair attached to a phone or gadget.If you’re looking for quality sound with no strings attached, Bang and Olufsen Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earbuds are currently on sale for $210 on Amazon.We’ve found a $50 discount on Sony wireless in-ear headphones, $64 off Plantronics wireless noise-canceling headphones, and up to $200 off a pair of Beats Studio 3.Bang and Olufsen is notably a distinguished high-end manufacturer for audio products and the Beoplay E8 continues to measure up and deliver superior sound quality.These in-ear earbuds make for superb noise isolation since it tightly seals into your ear canal.
The Amazon Prime Day sale officially begins on July 15 but as early as today, July 12, deals are already up for grabs including some Prime 4K TV and headphone deals.But if a soundbar for your Smart TV is specifically what you are looking for, consider yourself lucky.Which could go perfectly with a Samsung or Vizio 4K TV.It is designed to integrate perfectly with your Samsung TV so having one will optimize the potential of both devices.The Samsung Panoramic Soundbar consists of eight speakers that use Dolby 5.1 Channel technology.It utilizes innovative Samsung Acoustic Beam technology where sound travels in sync with the motion on the screen so you will feel that you are part of the action.
American mobile connectivity biz JMA Wireless claims to have completed the design of a 5G product stack designed specifically to provide wireless networking within buildings.JMA is a private company based in Liverpool, New York, that makes connectors and components, radio frequency repeaters, small cell solutions and active distributed antenna systems to enable LTE, 5G, and CBRS services on mobile operator networks.The company hopes to deliver some of the first 5G millimetre wave equipment for use in environments like stadiums, factories and offices.The tech was presented this week at the 5G Now!Running 5G networks indoors is tricky, since radio waves can be disrupted by certain building materials, insulation and UV window filters, among other things.5G offers much more capacity and speed than 4G, but because of shorter wavelengths it sucks at wall penetration – and according to ABI, at least 80 per cent of mobile data traffic is originating or terminating indoors.
Chromebooks have slowly but surely become a big part of the affordable laptop market.While plenty of people may still not know what a Chromebook is, the simple answer is essentially that a Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Google’s Chrome operating system.As a result, Chromebooks come with different sets of features than their usual laptop counterparts, although often at much more accessible prices — Samsung Chromebooks especially.Though many Prime Day laptop deals have yet to arrive.Digital Trends reviewed the Samsung Chromebook Pro last year, and we found a lot to like about it.Although it sits at the higher end of Chromebook prices, the Samsung Chromebook Pro’s combination of performance, design, and durability help justify its higher cost.
Once again, you can watch Hulu content in glorious 4K resolution — sort of.While 4K content is back on the Disney-owned streaming service after going missing last year, Hulu’s current selection of 4K programming is extremely limited, and you can only watch it on a couple of devices.As The Streamable reports, 4K content reappeared on Hulu this morning, but only seems to include Hulu original series like The Handmaid’s Tale, Catch-22, and Castle Rock.In addition, the only platforms that currently support 4K streaming on Hulu are the Apple TV 4K and the Chromecast Ultra.Even if you do have an Apple TV or a Chromecast, you might notice that Hulu’s 4K streams don’t look quite as good as they do on other services.Right now, Hulu only seems to support Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) streams, and not High-Dynamic Range (HDR) streams.
Neuralink, Elon Musk's fourth and least visible company, will become a bit less secretive Tuesday with a livestreamed presentation about its technology to connect computers directly to human brains.You can also apply to attend the San Francisco event in person to hear "a bit about what we've been working on the last two years," Neuralink tweeted Thursday.Neuralink, founded in 2016, is working on a way to let human brains communicate directly with computers.One possible approach involves an array of flexible probes inserted into the brain with a system resembling a sewing machine, an idea described by researchers reportedly associated with Neuralink.That's a lot cruder than the organically grown nanotechnological neural laces you'll find inside the brains of sci-fi characters, but it's remarkable that the technology is even under discussion.Musk founded the company in an effort to give humans a performance edge as we cope with the arrival of artificial intelligence -- a technology he views as an existential threat to the race.
On the other hand, the more mammograms a woman has, the more likely it is she will see a false positive result.After 10 years of annual mammograms, roughly two out of three patients who do not have cancer will be told that they do and be subjected to an invasive intervention, most likely a biopsy.Breast ultrasound elastography is an emerging imaging technique that provides information about a potential breast lesion by evaluating its stiffness in a non-invasive way.Assad Oberai, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Hughes Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, asked this exact question in the research paper, "Circumventing the solution of inverse problems in mechanics through deep learning: application to elasticity imaging," published in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.Along with a team of researchers, including USC Viterbi Ph.D student Dhruv Patel, Oberai specifically considered the following: Can you train a machine to interpret real-world images using synthetic data and streamline the steps to diagnosis?In the research, Oberai sought to determine if they could skip the most complicated steps of this workflow entirely.
And yet his pre-HP buyout allegations got UK finance watchdogs sniffingAutonomy Trial Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch has accused the financial director who brought the accounting scandal to his attention of trying to blackmail the company and denied suggestions he tried to find a pretext for sacking him.In courtroom exchanges with barrister Laurence Rabinowitz QC, Lynch described Brent Hogenson as "trying to hold the company to blackmail" over his internal whistleblowing about Autonomy's accounting practices.In 2011, HP bought Autonomy, a maker of software to keep track of unstructured data, founded by Mike Lynch in the UK for $11bn.HPE is now suing Lynch and Autonomy financial chief Sushovan Hussain at the High Court in London, seeking $5bn in damages.Lynch also accused Hogenson of having carried out a "payroll fraud" by giving "half a million dollars to obscure organisations without any justification or following procedures" as he was questioned in London's High Court about his response to the US CFO's communications with him in July 2010.
Earlier this week, Nintendo finally announced the long-rumoured Switch Lite and it looks good.Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo was preparing to launch two new versions of the Switch: “a cheaper option for casual gamers” which is almost certainly what became the Switch Lite, and a version with “enhanced features targeted at avid videogamers.” In other words, a Switch Pro.More recently, a new FCC filing suggests that Nintendo is planning on upgrading the Switch with a new SoC (which is a fancy term for a gadget’s CPU, a different type of flash memory, and a new circuit board to accommodate those components.Furthermore, as detailed in a report by Digital Foundry, numerous lines of code in one of the Switch’s recent firmware updates add even more weight to the potential development of a more powerful Switch.In version 5.0 of Switch’s system software, there are references to an unknown component codenamed Mariko that features revision number t214 or t210b01 instead of the typical t210 designation reserved for the Nvidia Tegra X1 chip used in the current Switch.Using the Switch in handheld mode on a sunny day (both indoors and outdoors) often results in your own ugly mug staring back at you while you’re trying to game.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Ahead of Microsoft's massive partner conference next week, partners were protesting a new policy that would charge them for using the tech titan's software to run their own businesses.But as the controversy and protests grew, with over 6,000 people signing an internet petition, Microsoft bowed to the pressure and reversed course.After some 6,000 people signed an Internet petition in a matter of day angrily demanding that Microsoft not take away a valuable perk — resellers' rights to use Microsoft software — Microsoft has bowed to the pressure and reversed course.On Friday, the day before its annual partners conference, where thousands of partners will descend on Las Vegas to learn how they can make money by helping the tech giant sell its wares, Microsoft cancelled the policy.The company had been planning on doing away with the perk that was included to those that pay an annual subscription to be part of its official sales channel.
As we close in on the weekend, Hulu has rolled out a couple of features that a lot of viewers will probably really like.First and foremost, the company has launched an interactive guide for its Live TV subscribers.Hulu’s Live TV guide works just like any other interactive guide you’ve ever used, showing you the broadcast schedule for channels that are included in your subscription.If you’re watching on PC, you can pull up the guide by hovering over the three bars button in the lower left corner of the player.After you’ve pulled it up, you can look at the schedule for each channel that stretches as far as two weeks into the future.You can also use the guide to setup DVR recordings in advance, and it’ll tell you which shows are new (so you can avoid recording reruns) along which shows can and can’t be recorded.
Scientists at Hokkaido University and Hiroshima University have found that green brittle stars with five arms show a different "pumping" movement pattern than those with six arms.Using a mathematical model, they have shown that such movements can be coordinated by the flow of internal body fluid alone, rather than neuronal activity.Animals constantly make rhythmic movements such as breathing, feeding and walking.Physiological studies and robotics have shown that neuronal activity and physical structure, respectively, are involved in coordinating those movements.However, how physical structure affects such movement in animals is unknown.A team consisting of Hitoshi Aonuma, Daiki Wakita and Yumino Hayase studied the green brittle star Ophiarachna incrassata, a starfish-like aquatic animal found in tropic and sub-tropic oceans of the Indo-Pacific region with typically five and occasionally six arms.
RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).She and her group are also highly interested in applications in medical and healthcare challenges, especially for improving patient care in cardiac arrhythmia and other heart diseases.This award supports the development of computational foundation for integrating physics-based models into data-driven inference, which later found application in a computational system for non-invasive imaging of patient-specific cardiac rhythm disorders.Today, in a $3 million project funded by the National Institutes of Health, Wang is leading an international and multidisciplinary team of investigators to pursue the clinical use of this technology for guiding the interventional procedure for lethal ventricular arrhythmia.Collaborating with experts in patient-specific cardiac modeling and high-performance computing, Wang and her team have been developing novel uncertainty quantification techniques that -- leveraging advances in active machine learning -- enables the propagation of uncertainty from the data used to model elements and develop future predictions.Wang said this will help address the variability in personalized virtual organ models and help remove the major roadblock to the widespread adoption of these models in decision support.
When it comes to hurricanes, it’s all in a name.Katrina will forever bring to mind the unbridled devastation in Louisiana in 2005 as one of the costliest hurricanes in the U.S. on record.Maria recalls the destruction and massive loss of lives – particularly in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – in 2017.With Maria, nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico were killed.And Harvey, also one of the costliest storms, is reminiscent of the catastrophe it brought to Texas and Louisiana in 2017.For Atlantic hurricanes, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) recycles a list of names every six years – a process that is maintained by the World Meteorological Organization, the NHC explained.
Active noise cancellation works exceptionally wellEQ adjustment allows for musical tweakingFrequent fliers may miss a cable optionThe Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds have some pedigree to live up to.Named – and designed, for that matter – to draw obvious connections with Sony’s WH-1000XM3 headphones, the promise is industry-leading active noise cancellation in a Bluetooth earbud, without stinting on musical performance.The gold lid flips up to reveal the magnetic slots for the two earbuds, while on the bottom there’s a USB-C port for charging.
Ford and VW have been in talks for months now on possible tie-ups between the two automakers to help reduce the cost of developing new vehicles, among other things.VW and Ford have announced today that VW will be investing in Ford’s autonomous auto division Argo AI.The exact amount of money that VW has invested in Argo AI is a mystery.What we do know is that the investment values Argo AI at over $7 billion.Ford and VW will work with Argo AI to deploy the Argo AI self-driving system in Europe and the US.Argo AI remains focused on delivering level-4 self-driving cars and trucks capable of being used in ridesharing and delivery services in dense urban areas.
As we previously reported, this unprecedented convention of social media influencers at the White House that took place yesterday was already causing controversy before it had even taken place.Many commentators were concerned by the apparent fact that most of the people invited were conspicuous Trump supporters.“You’re challenging the media gatekeepers and the corporate censors to bring the facts straight to the American people.Free Speech is a bedrock of American life.Our constitutional rights must be fiercely protected and today I’m directing my administration to explore regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech and the free speech rights of all Americans.We hope to see transparency, more accountability and more freedom.”