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Startup accelerator Techsumption Ventures announced the six deep tech startups that were victorious during the Singapore leg of its pitch competition.The winning startups – all Singapore-based – include:NDR Medical, a robotics healthtech startup looking to automate lesion targetingOsteopore International, a medical device manufacturer focused on empowering natural tissue regenerationVRcollab, a startup that enables architects, engineers, planners, and consultants to collaborate on projects through virtual realityMDE solutions, a marine intelligence ecosystem-focused startup
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After several years of hype and speculation about 5G networks, carriers are slowly starting to roll out the new service.Now that a handful of 5G-compatible phones are available for purchase, we wanted to know if you were planning to upgrade to access the faster network.Will you upgrade your phone just to get one with 5G?According to the majority of the over 24 thousand people who voted in this week’s poll on the site and YouTube, 5G networks aren’t ready yet.As many commentators stated, 5G service is currently only available in hyper-specific areas within a handful of cities.If we use 4G and LTE as an example, it has been nearly a decade since carriers started rolling out the service.
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Small laptops are great for portability, but if you want a premium gaming notebook experience, you need to opt for something a little larger.Although that may come down to your particular preferences, with a focus on specific features and specifications, we feel confident we can sort out the debate of the Razer Blade Pro versus the MSI GS75 Stealth.The Razer Blade Pro is the first refresh of Razer’s 17-inch gaming laptop in a couple of years and this brings it in line with some of the more incremental updates that Razer has made to its more mainstream gaming laptops.It moves the touchpad back into the center and increases its size to the same large layout seen in other Razer gaming laptops.Its all-aluminum chassis feels strong and well built, and we particularly liked the new vapor chamber cooling with additional vents near the hinge to make for a less-toasty laptop gaming experience.It ditches the lights and frills of some gaming laptop designs and focuses on an understated, classy look with gold accents that we think give it a nice note of sophistication compared to the flashy competition.
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Femtech is having a banner year, largely as a result of a massive uptick in venture capital financings for women’s fertility businesses.Legacy, a male fertility startup that won TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt Berlin 2018, is today announcing a $1.5 million seed round led by Bain Capital Ventures.The news follows an announcement from Dadi, a sperm storage business that closed on $2 million in capital commitments from London-based seed fund firstminute capital and New York-based Third Kind Venture Capital four months ago.Founder and chief executive officer Khaleed Kteily tells TechCrunch that Legacy, which is based out of the Harvard Innovation Labs in Boston, will use the capital to expand its sperm analysis, improvement and cryogenic storage services.Once the sample is mailed back to Legacy, the company tests the sperm collection’s mobility and morphology (the size and shape of the sperm), to identify the highest quality sperm to freeze.Legacy also sends men a sperm report, with an overall assessment of sperm health and lifestyle recommendations included.
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The simulation proves theoretical predictions about the nature of accretion disks -- the matter that orbits and eventually falls into a black hole -- that have never before been seen.Among the findings, the team of computational astrophysicists from Northwestern University, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Oxford found that the inner-most region of an accretion disk aligns with its black hole's equator.This discovery solves a longstanding mystery, originally presented by Nobel Prize-winning physicist John Bardeen and astrophysicist Jacobus Petterson in 1975.After a decades-long, global race to find the so-called Bardeen-Petterson effect, the team's simulation found that, whereas the outer region of an accretion disk remains tilted, the disk's inner region aligns with the black hole.The team solved the mystery by thinning the accretion disk to an unprecedented degree and including the magnetized turbulence that causes the disk to accrete."This groundbreaking discovery of Bardeen-Petterson alignment brings closure to a problem that has haunted the astrophysics community for more than four decades," said Northwestern's Alexander Tchekhovskoy, who co-led the research.
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As someone who mostly relies on public transport to get around Bangalore, aka India’s IT capital, I’m happy to report that Google has just rolled out a bunch of commuter-friendly updates to Maps for users in the country, that will make it easy to optimize my daily trips to and from work.First off, Google Maps can now tell you more accurate bus travel times based on live traffic data.The feature is going live in 10 cities across India — Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Chennai, Mysore, Coimbatore, and Surat.This is especially handy for me in Bangalore, where buses are frequently delayed owing to the city’s horrendous traffic — and when they often have destination and route names displayed only in Kannada, a language I can’t yet read fluently.Secondly, Google is also bringing mixed-mode direction results for trips that combine auto-rickshaw and public transport.That makes it easier to figure out which modes of transport to choose to get to your destination quickly, or with minimal walking.
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Apple today introduced Core ML 3, the latest iteration of its machine learning model framework for iOS developers bringing machine intelligence to smartphone apps.Core ML 3 will for the first time be able to provide training for on-device machine learning to deliver personalized experiences with iOS apps.The ability to train multiple models with different data sets will also be part of a new Create ML app on macOS for applications like object detection and identifying sounds.Apple’s machine learning framework will be able to support more than 100 model layer types.On-device machine learning is growing in popularity as a way to deploy quickly on the edge and respect privacy.Solutions for popular frameworks like Google’s TensorFlow and Facebook’s PyTorch to supply on-device machine learning through approaches like federated learning arrived in recent months.
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Det azeriska flygbolaget Azal planerar att skjuta upp en order på tio Boeing 737 Max|8-plan värd en miljard dollar, vilket motsvarar cirka 9,5 miljarder kronor.En talesperson för företaget hänvisar till säkerhetsskäl och syftar på de två dödliga olyckor där Boeingplan av modellen 737 Max|8 varit involverade.Enligt avtalet skulle de beställda flygplanen ha levererats över en treårsperiod med start i år.En rad länder har infört flygförbud för modellen efter kraschen i Etiopien i mars som kostade 157 människor livet.Rättad: I en tidigare version angavs felaktigt att Azal avbryter ordern.
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Microsoft and Epic Games have teamed up for a new Xbox One Fortnite bundle that'll likely appeal to gamers who love purple.The Xbox One S Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition bundle will be released on June 7, and it'll include 2,000 V-Bucks, a free month of Xbox Live, the Dark Vertex cosmetic set and a dark purple console with matching controller.Microsoft introduced its first Xbox One Fortnite bundle in 2018 featuring a white console with the legendary Eon skin.Suggested retail price for the Xbox One S Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition bundle is $299.99.It's being released just a few days before Microsoft's E3 press conference on June 9 at which the company will show off Halo Infinite and Gear of War 5.Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
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Video game developer Ludia announced today that Warriors of Waterdeep is now available on the Google Play Store.Based on the Dungeons and Dragons franchise, Warriors of Waterdeep is a free-to-play turn-based RPG that lets you assemble a team of four heroes.The game offers eight characters from eight classes and player races.The game’s Explore Mode features a story that’s mainly about helping Laeral Silverhand, the Open Lord of Waterdeep and one of the Seven Sisters.Yawning Portal Inn proprietor Durnan handles the in-game shop, while Mirt the Moneylender runs card-trading.You can use cards to upgrade your characters, which you can get either in purchased card packs or attained by completing story chapters and bosses.
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Microsoft has announced the general availability of OpenVPN support in Azure point-to-site VPN gateways, used to enable client PCs and devices to connect to an Azure network via a secure tunnel.OpenVPN is an open-source VPN protocol which uses the OpenSSL encryption libraries.It is available for major operating systems like Windows, macOS, Linux and Android, as well as many router OSes including DD-WRT.The addition of OpenVPN support makes it easy to set up VPN access to Azure virtual networks from almost any client.An annoyance for small-scale or test systems is that OpenVPN is not supported in Azure's Basic Gateway SKU.VpnGW1 (£0.1417 per hour) costs nearly five times more than Basic (£0.03 per hour).
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Commuters in quite a few cities around the world — such as London and Japan — have already had the ability to tap and pay with a smartphone or contactless card to access public transit for years.Well, tap and pay for transit is finally coming to New York City, though it’s a bit limited at the moment.It allows commuters to use near-field communication (NFC) in contactless credit, debit, reloadable prepaid cards, or a smartphone or wearable to board public transit.That’s a pretty limited rollout, especially when you consider the size of New York’s metro system.Until then, you’ll still be able to use the existing MetroCard system to pay for transit, which will be available until 2023.The OMNY system works with most digital wallets, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and Fitbit Pay.
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The AI assistant will soon also respond to the voice command “Alexa, delete what I just said” to get rid of individual recordings in the U.S., a spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.The ability to quickly get rid of recordings is likely attractive to people concerned with Amazon’s privacy protections.Last year, a woman reported that Alexa recorded a conversation with her husband and then sent it to her husband’s employee, an event that attracted questions from the U.S. Senate.An Alexa user in Germany in December 2018 said they were given access to more than 1,000 voice recordings from another user.An Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat the feature was added as part of Amazon’s commitment to privacy, but the news comes a day after the Anti-Eavesdropping Act (AB 1395) passed the California State Assembly, a law that will require the makers of ambient listening devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers to receive consent before recording voices.Illinois lawmakers nearly passed a law last month to make obtaining voice recordings without consent illegal.
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– Nothing is more global and integrated than the telecom industry.In essence, the US's accusations against Huawei of telekomjätten used by the chinese government for spying.A handful of other western countries hung initially on and boycott some time ago, Huawei from building new telecoms networks, 5G.the US screwed it up the temperature further with a blacklisting of Huawei - something that quickly produced results, and scared kind on the entire industry.But the stakes are high, too high, judge Bengt Nordström, ceo and founder of telekomkonsultbolaget Northstream. "I don't think we end up in a situation where Huawei will disappear from the market," says Bengt Nordström.
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It came not from a petri dish, a beaker or an astronomical observatory, but from the vacuum tubes and diodes of a Royal McBee LGP-30.When visualized in a certain way, they seemed to prowl around a shape called a strange attractor.Scientists soon encountered other unpredictable natural systems that looked random even though they weren’t: the rings of Saturn, blooms of marine algae, Earth’s magnetic field, the number of salmon in a fishery.In the paper’s acknowledgments, Lorenz had written, “Special thanks are due to Miss Ellen Fetter for handling the many numerical computations.”“Jesus … who is Ellen Fetter?” Rothman recalls thinking at the time.She recalls being out at a party at three or four a.m., realizing that the LGP-30 wasn’t set to produce results by the next morning, and rushing over with a few friends to start it up.
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Demonstrators will urge an end to killings as they make the journey from Belfast to Londonderry.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Snap is in talks with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group to license songs for users to embed in posts, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The deal would give users access to a broad catalog of songs to post on Snapchat, much like the features available for Instagram Stories and TikTok.The licensing deal would come at a time when tech companies are increasingly leaning into music features as a core part of their offerings.The popularity of these videos has allowed social media platforms to launch hit songs — Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which has been the number one song on the Billboard Top 100 for several weeks, first gained popularity through TikTok as a meme.Facebook secured a licensing deal with the three major record labels back in 2018, allowing users to put licensed music in their videos across all of its platforms, including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Oculus.The company has used the license to roll out features like Lip Sync Live, an obvious copycat of Musical.ly, which was acquired by Chinese giant ByteDance and folded into TikTok last year.
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Cylance, the security solution owned by Blackberry, is teaming up with popular VPN company NordVPN and password reminder specialist LastPass to provide with a one-stop-shop privacy and security package.At $9.99 per month, it represents a 60% discount or around $200 off the standard price.Curiously, this deal is only valid in the US and on 12-month subscriptions; non-US residents should be able to purchase this package using a VPN.Up to six devices can be protected via your membership, and there’s even a 30-day money back guarantee for you to try that solution.Cylance is billed as a light and fast antivirus built around an AI security engine that doesn’t require significant updates.The flip side is that it is very light on features; great if you only want a malware hunter.
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These are the best Mac apps you should installThe results show that a clear majority of students would rather use a Mac; however, it’s not all good news for Apple.While 71% would prefer to use a Mac, only 40% of the students polled actually do – the other 31% of students who were asked use a PC, but would rather use a Mac.That leaves 29% of students in the survey using non-Mac PCs – and being happy about it.So why are some students picking PCs rather than Macs despite wanting an Apple computer?It seems that the relatively high price of Macs and MacBooks means they have to go with PCs instead.
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