These days, it seems that the battle over smartphone cameras is moving over to higher level of optical zoom that won’t force OEMs to bulk up their phones.Huawei has done it and so has OPPO so it’s really no surprise that Samsung, and soon even Apple, are already following suit.The bigger question, however, is whether this 5x optical zoom camera module will debut on the Galaxy Note 10 and the chances of that seem to be a bit slim.OPPO was actually the first to introduce the now popular periscope-style camera lens but failed to quickly put it to market.That market will now remember Huawei as the first one with such a phone and OPPO’s Reno 10x Zoom only comes second.The big deal about Samsung’s 5x optical zoom camera is that it’s reportedly just 5 mm thick.
This is not just a cliché, either: A 2016 survey revealed that a whopping 85% of jobs are filled via networking.If you want to get a job, particularly in a communications-heavy field like advertising, there’s practically no option but to network when you’re searching for a job.When you’re trying to network, one of the most natural pools of professional resources to tap into is a college alumni network.With a common thread between you and fellow alumni, you have an opening line to start a conversation with them, and they have a reason to feel more inclined to respond to you.Be reasonable in your requestsIf a working professional is helping you out, they’re taking the time out of a likely busy day to do so.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold, it didn't just announce another phone -- it kicked off a revolution in the way we interact with mobile devices.But the Fold soon suffered screen breakages and other glitches, and the revolution stalled.It's been nearly four weeks since we've heard any details from Samsung about the Fold.An AT email to customers suggested that the phone would come next month.Consumers, industry players and reviewers alike are waiting with bated breath.If Samsung wants to ensure that the Fold is free of problems, it should spend the appropriate time and resources on fixing everything, regardless of internal deadlines or pressure from carrier partners, consumers or the press.
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NBA champion and former Beats athlete Kevin Durant has a new headphones brand to call his own, literally, after buying a stake in New York’s Master & Dynamic.Announcing the partnership this week, Master & Dynamic CEO Jonathan Levine spoke with The Verge to lay out what we can expect, stressing that it’s much more than just a paid celebrity endorsement.Durant isn’t getting paid anything, for a start.According to Levine, the collaboration with Durant grew organically out of meetings between the two men and Durant’s longtime business partner Rich Kleiman.As an ESPN profile of Kevin Durant, titled “The Making of a Mogul,” makes clear, KD has developed a habit of getting financially involved with products and services he uses on a daily basis.One example was him buying a stake in Postmates in the summer of 2016, simply because he liked the service, and the M deal now is a similar effort to combine something he enjoys with a potentially lucrative payoff in the future.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.In the full-size segment, the mighty F-150 has been the bestselling vehicle in the US since Ronald Reagan was President, while the Chevy Silverado has usually been number two.Decades ago, there was robust competition in the compact pickup segment, as well.That all changed when Chevy rolled out the Colorado in 2014.Suddenly, the old compact segment became a midsize battleground (the trucks were larger than the entry-level, stripped-down pickups that I drove when I was in college).They're the ideal vehicles for suburban weekend home-improvement duty, and if you're an outdoorsy person who doesn't need to tow a large boat or horse trailer, they're ideal for getting out into nature (as long as you go for the 4x4 versions).
Under den sjätte upplagan av Bosch Connected World i Berlin visade vd Volkmar Denner bilder från tidigare år.När han kom till 2016 uppmärksammade han de tusentals åhörarna om att han inte längre hade någon slips på sig.Vi förändrade vårt beteende och plötsligt började hela organisationen att förändras, sa Volkmar Denner.Frågan är om den förändringsbenägenheten är tillräcklig för att nå målet att bli världsledande på iot.I fjol sålde Bosch 52 miljoner uppkopplingsbara produkter, en ökning med en tredjedel jämfört med året innan.5g – en viktig möjliggörare
This time, however, Intel and the rest of the industry were ready with patches.It lets hackers potentially see your web history, your passwords and the your disk encryption keys.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The same researchers that found the Intel Spectre and Meltdown flaws which sent Intel and the whole tech industry reeling has found another problem with Intel chips.And they say this vulnerability, named ZombieLoad, impacts PCs and servers of all flavors if they run Intel chips.The good news is that the researchers have already reported it to Intel and other vendors, and security patches are being issued now.
However, it is still a powerful and impressive handset, with a 6.41-inch AMOLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.It also has two rear cameras, including a 48MP main camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 3,700mAn battery.Here’s a look at the best OnePlus 7 cases you can currently buy to help protect this new phone.Editor’s note: We will update this post as more OnePlus 7 cases are released.TopACE Rubber Gel OnePlus 7 caseThe TopACE Rubber Gel OnePlus 7 case is made of flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material that is both thin and lightweight, and yet still offers plenty of protection against falls and spills with its anti-shock absorbing technology.
Plånböcker fulla med kvitton kan snart bli ett minne blott.Men att ersätta papperskvitton med digitala ställer nya krav på kunderna och riskerar att stjälpa snarare än hjälpa, varnar en expert.Efter Hemköp och City Gross kommer även Ica att införa digitala kvitton från och med nästa år.Inledningsvis kommer matvarujättens bonuskunder att erbjudas att få sina kvitton mejlade till en digital brevlåda istället för i pappersform.Enligt Peter Muld, digitalchef på Ica, är satsningen en del av koncernens hållbarhetsprojekt.– Det är slöseri med papper att dela ut kvitton, och dessutom enklare för kunden att samla alla kvitton digitalt på ett ställe.
Företaget SRI International har utvecklat en slags robot som sitter fast på en utfällbar ramp, en ramp som i sin tur sitter fäst vid en polisbil.Tanken är att polisen ska kunna fråga ut en person i ett stannat fordon utan att vare sig personen som stannats eller polisen behöver kliva ur sina fordon.Som synes i videon klarar telepresence-roboten av att kontrollera körkort och registreringsbevis samt även skriva ut eventuella böter om bilisten som stannas brutit mot några trafikregler.SRI International hoppas att system som GoBetween Robotics ska göra det säkrare för poliser att kontrollera stannade fordon då de inte riskerar att bli överkörda av andra bilar.Det minskar även risken för eventuella våldshandlingar mot polisen från den stannade bilisten.I videoklippet här nedanför kan ni kolla in hur det hela är tänkt att fungera.
Coral reefs line shores around the world, but they’re sometimes tough to spot because well, they’re underwater.Now, a group of researchers has found that satellite imagery is capable of mapping reefs on a global scale.They’ve used the technology, along with field studies, to create the world’s most thorough coral reef atlas to date—including some of the most remote reefs on Earth.A study describing the atlas, published in the Coral Reefs journal earlier this month, confirm that a mapping method typically reserved for individual reefs that stretch hundreds or thousands of square miles can map reefs on a much larger scale.They’ve published these maps in an online database called the World Reef Map where viewers can pop into the reefs from Fiji to Seychelles.The team—whose researchers hail from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, which funded exhibitions and provided the vessel to reach all the reefs—spent 10 years travelling across 11 countries to compile field information about more than a thousand coral reefs.
Our global team is bursting with opinions -- was Endgame a perfect final chapter to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or a plot-hole-riddled waste of time?Comic book events are often messy, convoluted affairs and it would've been so easy for Avengers: Endgame to fall into that trap.Luckily, the Russo brothers focused on the characters we've come to love over the last 11 years.I was confident this movie would at least reach the dizzying heights of Infinity War, but somehow it managed to exceed that superhero masterpiece.I just sat and watched something that was both classic Marvel and its own fresh thing.The peeing people in my screening redeemed themselves with the many whoops and cheers that made this a perfect filmgoing experience.
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.Kate and Alex are back (again), bringing you the latest on the IPO front.As Friday is coming to a close, we’ll keep this post short to leave plenty of room for you to dig into the audio.Up first we dug into Uber’s latest S-1 filing.This time, the company set a price range for itself (TechCrunch’s coverage here), valuing itself at $84 billion and also detailing estimates of its first-quarter results (Crunchbase News’s notes here).We suspect Uber will ultimately price a top that range.
The Galaxy Fold delay has been an embarrassing mess for Samsung, and now the company is making things worse by targeting media outlets.Samsung has pressured iFixit to remove its Galaxy Fold teardown.The Galaxy Fold teardown wasn't just a normal teardown.After the phone was delayed due to durability problems discovered by early reviewers, iFixit used the teardown to point out several flaws in its design.When we wrote up iFixit's teardown, we openly wondered where the site managed to get a device that was never for sale and had all of its review units recalled.Apparently, the dubious origin of iFixit's Galaxy Fold (and the embarrassment of having the site poke holes in your $2000 smartphone design) was enough to draw Samsung's retaliation.
FPGAs + NICs = profitFPGA daddy Xilinx is buying California-based silicon design startup Solarflare Communications to improve its networking credentials.Solarflare uses field-programmable gate arrays to build SmartNICs – network interface cards that run network, storage and compute acceleration using specialised on-board chips, eliminating the need to run these workloads on CPUs.Historically, the company's products have been aimed at the financial services industry, where minimising latency is paramount.Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, with R facilities in the US, UK and India.Xilinx said the deal fits into its "data centre first" strategy, unveiled last year and intended to transform it from a chip vendor into a platform company – like Intel, Nvidia or Arm.
Most of Microsoft's blockbuster products and cloud services originated long before Satya Nadella became CEO.Microsoft says that at the end of its more recent quarter, this product is being used by over 100 million "seats."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Microsoft absolutely clobbered its third-quarter earnings, beating expectations on every level from revenues to profits and even cloud growth.Even the margin-bears — those who said Microsoft's cloud was 'hugely unprofitable' and would drag down overall profitability — don't have much to find fault with this quarter.Read: A male Microsoft programmer who came from the military, not a university, describes how his career got tanked by the 'brilliant jerks' culture
Google announced a milestone in its bid to control the world’s internet infrastructure as its first privately funded intercontinental subsea cable touched down in Chile yesterday.The technology titan first revealed the Curie project last January, alongside two other new cables, while touting itself as the “first major non-telecom company” to build a private international cable.Here, we take a look at all of the underwater cable projects Google has invested in, either in partnership or on its own.Stretching 9,620km from Chikura, Japan, all the way to Redondo Beach, California, Unity is co-owned by a number of well-known companies, including Google, Telstra, Singtel, KDDI, Airtel (Bharti), and Time.com.Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) (2013)Opened for service in 2013, the Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) spans 8,900km of ocean, with landing points covering Chikura, Japan; Chung Hom Kok, Hong Kong; Nasugbu, Philippines; Shantou, China; Telisai, Brunei; and Tuas, Singapore.
April 23, 2019 (Loudon, New Hampshire) - Hundreds of the world's top engineering students are expected to arrive at Dartmouth's one-of-a-kind Formula Hybrid Competition when it starts April 29, ready to put to the test the earth-friendly hybrid and electric vehicles they designed and built over the last 10 months.This year's 20 teams hail from Canada, India and across the U.S. Their eight hybrid and 12 electric vehicles will need to pass numerous technical and safety inspections in order to make it on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway track where the event will be held through May 2.Many top engineering students engage in this technical competition because they want to collaborate with a team to build something highly complex and important not only to them but to the future of the world."Participating in Formula Hybrid specifically is like a vote for a more sustainable future," says Annika Garbers, the chief mechanical engineer for the all-female Rochester Institute of Technology team Hot Wheelz."When we design our car to perform well with sustainability in mind, it's 1) educating the next generation of engineers to be prepared to work on hybrid and electric technology in the automotive industry, and 2) proving that electric and hybrid vehicles can perform as well as and better than traditional IC [internal combustion] cars."Similar to the Formula SAE competition, students compete in aspects of design, acceleration, handling, and endurance of their vehicle while abiding by rules that minimize risk and preserve students' freedom to innovate.
A Hong Kong biotechnology startup claims to have come up with a new procedure that could dramatically improve the efficiency and lower the cost of cancer screening.Phase Scientific International has developed a new way of preparing samples for liquid biopsy, a diagnostic screening tool to detect cancer cells or their DNA fragments in fluids such as blood and urine.In the short to medium term, the nascent technique of liquid biopsy could allow doctors to more accurately monitor a tumor’s progress and its response to drugs, without the need to obtain a tissue sample – an invasive, costly, and time-consuming procedure.This would also be helpful for detecting relapses in patients who had undergone treatment to remove or shrink tumors to the point that they are undetectable by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, which carry the risk of exposing patients to radiation.In the longer term, researchers hope liquid biopsy can be used to test asymptomatic populations – people showing no symptoms – for different types of cancer to achieve early detection and increase the odds of successful treatment.“The potential of [blood cancer cells capturing] as an aid to cancer management was limited by the low abundance of the cells, detecting and counting them has been compared to finding a needle in a haystack,” wrote Peter Charlish, a retired editor, in life sciences publication In Vivo.