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    San Francisco (CNN Business)The United States has had its most devastating wildfire season on record, with more than 8 million acres of land burned across the country this year. Regenerating the forests that sat on much of that land would ordinarily take years and involve hundreds of people manually replanting saplings grown in dedicated nurseries.Seattle-based DroneSeed has what it says is a much faster and more effective solution. As the company's name suggests, it uses fleets of drones (also known as drone swarms) to reforest areas that have burned down, dropping what it calls "seed vessels" into areas where they have the best chance of growing back. The eight-foot drones, up to five at a time flying together on pre-programmed routes, can cover up to 50 acres a day and each carry as much as 57 pounds of seed vessels, DroneSeed CEO Grant Canary told CNN Business. "We are six times faster than a tree planter out there with a shovel who's doing about two acres a day," Canary said. "And we've cut the supply chains [for getting new seeds...
    MASS coronavirus tests which are being trialled in Liverpool could reduce the spread by 90 per cent, experts have today revealed. Rapid turnaround tests can also accurately detect Covid-19 in people who show no symptoms, officials said. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Mass coronavirus testing being carried out in Liverpool could reduce the spread of Covid by 90%, experts sayCredit: AFP or licensors Experts say they are now looking at how the new technology, which can provide results in under 30 minutes, could be self-administered. The kits, known as lateral flow tests, have been trialled across England to find out their effectiveness, including a city-wide pilot in Liverpool which was launched last week. Public Health England today said that their extensive clinical evaluation has proven them to be accurate and reliable enough for community-use. Sir John Bell, professor of medicine at Oxford University, said: “‘The data in this validation report demonstrates that these inexpensive, easy to use tests can play a major role in our fight against Covid-19. “They identify those who are likely...
    By The Associated Press For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs erected, funding withdrawn. Some nations have been the objects of presidential derision. Others, like North Korea, have been on the receiving end of diplomatic overtures once considered unthinkable. For countries around the planet, the presidency of Donald Trump in its first term has been, it is safe to say, a singular experience to watch. Now that an inflection point in Trump’s time in office is at hand with Tuesday’s U.S. election, what’s at stake if his presidency ends — or if it continues? Nation by nation, how is Election Day in the United States being watched, considered, assessed? Stay tuned to this file as Associated Press correspondents from around the world weigh in throughout U.S. Election Day with insight and analysis about how their regions view what’s happening in the United States — and what the various stakes might be. ___ CHINA It’s all about...
    For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs erected, funding withdrawn. Some nations have been the objects of presidential derision. Others, like North Korea, have been on the receiving end of diplomatic overtures once considered unthinkable. For countries around the planet, the presidency of Donald Trump in its first term has been, it is safe to say, a singular experience to watch. Now that an inflection point in Trump’s time in office is at hand with Tuesday’s U.S. election, what’s at stake if his presidency ends — or if it continues? Nation by nation, how is Election Day in the United States being watched, considered, assessed? Stay tuned to this file as Associated Press correspondents from around the world weigh in throughout U.S. Election Day with insight and analysis about how their regions view what’s happening in the United States — and what the various stakes might be. ___ CHINA It’s all about trade for China —...
    The AI is highly accurate in early tests. After the team trained its model on tens of thousands of cough and dialog samples, the technology recognized 98.5 percent of coughs from people with confirmed COVID-19 cases. It identified 100 percent of people who were ostensibly asymptomatic, too. There are clear limits. The technology isn’t meant to diagnose symptomatic people, as they might have other conditions that produce similar behavior. And while it’s quite capable, you wouldn’t want to use this for a definitive verdict on whether or not you’re infected. This isn’t a theoretical exercise, though. The scientists are developing a “user-friendly” app that could be used as a prescreening tool for the virus. You might only have to cough into your phone each day to determine if it’s safe for you to head outside. The researchers even suggest this could put an end to pandemics if the tool was always listening in the background, although that’s a big “if” when it would likely raise privacy issues.
    Hunting numbers surge during COVID — but will the sports popularity last? Everyday items that didnt exist a decade ago Investors were disappointed by mega-cap tech guidance last week — but UBS says investors should stay invested and focus on 3 key areas © Spencer Platt/Getty Images Spencer Platt/Getty Images Technology investors were tested on Friday after strong earnings reports from mega-cap earnings like Amazon, Facebook, and Apple were still followed by sharp declines in share prices. Traders elected to focus on tepid profit-growth outlooks, rather than the past quarter's better-than-expected results. Despite the negative earnings reaction in Friday trades, investors should stick with technology stocks for the long term, UBS said in a note on Friday. The firm lays out three long-term technology themes investors should stay focused on. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Technology stocks took it to the chin on Friday after mega-cap tech like Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook reported earnings for the third quarter. Load Error While Alphabet shined and surged as much as 8% on Friday, Apple, Amazon,...
    ABI Research’s latest whitepaper highlights 36 transformative technology stats you need to know for 2021 OYSTER BAY, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world is faced with major instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. presidential election, Brexit, global trade wars, and many other societal currents. These headwinds are forcing companies and industry sectors to accelerate their digital transformations in order to survive and compete. In its new whitepaper, The 36 Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know for 2021, global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research has combined these two facts to identify and  highlight the lesser known stats that illuminate the direction in which digital transformation is truly heading. “We have selected, from among the many millions of data points ABI Research creates each year, to focus on some enlightening data points that matter in the year ahead. Aspects like Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML), private cellular networks, Open Radio Access Network (RAN), blockchain, smart manufacturing platforms, and even connected cows point to how technology advancements are allowing our physical world to be better connected, managed, and...
    These onions are arousing some suspicion over their content. The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze posted a photo of onion seeds for sale late last month on Facebook. OREGON FARMER BAFFLES TIKTOKERS WHO DON’T KNOW HOW AGRICULTURE WORKS IN THE US However, soon after publishing the seemingly innocuous post, which advertised “Onion, Walla Walla Sweet” seeds for $1.99, the company got a notification from the social media giant declaring the photo of the vegetable was “overtly sexual” and had to be removed. TIKTOK HACK CLAIMS TO PREVENT KITCHEN FOOD SPILLS, GOES VIRAL “So we just got notified by Facebook that the photo used for our Walla Walla Onion seed is ‘Overtly Sexual’ and therefore cannot be advertised to be sold on their platform... Can you see it?” the company cheekily wrote. The notice informed the company that “listings may not position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner.” Store manager Jackson McLean told BBC he felt it might have something to do with “the round shapes” of the onions that flagged Facebook. A representative for Facebook did not immediately...
    PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's relationship with line officials has been difficult of late and the Serbian risked their wrath again on Saturday when he suggested they were unnecessary. The 33-year-old world number one was dramatically defaulted in the U.S. Open fourth round after inadvertently hitting a female line judge in the throat with a loose ball. Now he believes their job should be done by Hawkeye technology. "With all my respect for the tradition and the culture we have in this sport, when it comes to people present on the court during a match, including line (judges), I really don't see a reason why every single tournament in this world, in this technological advanced era, would not have what we had during the Cincinnati/New York tournaments," Djokovic said. The COVID-19 pandemic meant the majority of courts at the U.S. Open, part from the main show courts, dispensed with line judges as a health precaution. They are back at the French Open which, because it is on clay, does not use Hawkeye technology for close calls, relying instead on the...
    The biggest moments in CMT Music Awards history The expansion of Amazons Personal Shopper service set off alarm bells for Stitch Fix — but analysts say it has some decisive advantages over the retail giant Djokovic demands line judges be replaced by technology Novak Djokovic, who was famously defaulted at the US Open after he accidentally hit a ball which felled a line judge, on Saturday demanded that the officials be replaced by machines. © Anne-Christine POUJOULAT In charge: Novak Djokovic serves to Daniel Galan © AL BELLO Moment of madness: Djokovic tends to lineswoman Laura Clark after inadvertently striking her with a ball which led to his disqualification in New York In New York, the world number one was disqualified after swiping at a ball in frustration which then smashed into the throat of a lineswoman standing behind him. The incident happened on the showpiece Arthur Ashe Stadium, one of just two courts at the tournament which maintained the tradition of using linesmen and women. On all the others, electronic line calling was used as part of plans...
    Notable TV characters we never saw on screen How To Grow Your Money Safely During the Next Downturn Tennis umpires are making match-defining calls by tracking marks in the clay, and stars say its time to go digital © Provided by INSIDER Denis Shapovalov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem, and other stars want shot-tracking technology such as Hawk-Eye implemented at Roland-Garros. AP Photo/Christophe Ena Tennis pros — including Denis Shapovalov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Dominic Thiem — are calling on the French Open to introduce shot-tracking technology such as Hawk-Eye and FoxTenn at Roland-Garros. Stars at the Grand Slam have grown increasingly frustrated with umpires making match-defining — and sometimes incorrect — decisions based off of marks in the clay and the naked eye alone. The French Open is the only Grand Slam event that has yet to implement the use of simulation technology to more accurately pinpoint where balls strike the court. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Many aspects of the game of tennis have advanced considerably in recent years. But in some regards, the sport's officiating...
    Denis Shapovalov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem, and other stars want shot-tracking technology such as Hawk-Eye implemented at Roland-Garros. AP Photo/Christophe Ena Tennis pros — including Denis Shapovalov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Dominic Thiem — are calling on the French Open to introduce shot-tracking technology such as Hawk-Eye and FoxTenn at Roland-Garros. Stars at the Grand Slam have grown increasingly frustrated with umpires making match-defining — and sometimes incorrect — decisions based off of marks in the clay and the naked eye alone. The French Open is the only Grand Slam event that has yet to implement the use of simulation technology to more accurately pinpoint where balls strike the court. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Many aspects of the game of tennis have advanced considerably in recent years. But in some regards, the sport's officiating has been left in the dust. Such is the case at the French Open, where umpires call shots in or out based on marks in the clay and the naked eye alone. Unsurprisingly, a system subject to human error such as this...
    Governor Jared Polis's September 8 press conference about COVID-19 was dominated by discussion of a deal to allow a limited number of fans to attend the September 27 game between the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — a contest that turned out to be agonizing on every level. Nearly lost amid the pigskin talk was a subject that deserved much more time in the spotlight than it received: a partnership with Google and Apple to launch the EN Express program, which will provide mobile-phone users with access to COVID-19 exposure notification technology. Sarah Tuneberg, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, noted that the interface, accessible with a click on iPhones and through a free app for Android devices, will automatically contact individuals who've been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for the virus, after which they will be directed to test sites and provided with information about quarantining and the like. Polis and Tuneberg predicted that the system would be up and running by month's end.Related Stories COVID-19 Outbreak Ministry Suing Polis to Hold New...
    YOU can now pay for your shopping at Amazon stores in the US by scanning your PALM. Unveiled by the retail titan on Tuesday, the technology has been introduced in a pair of brick and mortar shops in Seattle with the potential to expand to stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations. 3Palm-reading scanners have been added to two of Amazon's brick and mortar stores in SeattleCredit: AFP or licensors Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry into secured areas and buy goods. "Amazon One is a fast, convenient, contactless way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store, presenting a loyalty card, entering a location like a stadium, or badging into work more effortless," Amazon's Dilip Kumar wrote in a blog post. "The service is designed to be highly secure and uses custom-built algorithms and hardware to create a person’s unique palm signature." The Amazon One device works in a similar way to fingerprint or iris scanners. 3Amazon hopes to expand the technology...
    The US Postal Service handles more than 187.7 million pieces of mail each day, which is how many opportunities a thief has to steal people’s identities if they get their hands on the deliveries To combat these numbers, Amazon has designed a new Ring sensor that sits inside a mailbox and alerts users when it is opened or closed – allowing them to keep their mail safe and secure. The system was quietly revealed along with the tech giant’s Ring Product Announcement Thursday, which included a home surveillance drone. The Mailbox Sensor pairs with the Ring app, allowing customers to receive real-time alerts, and is equipped with a camera that activates when the postbox is opened. Scroll down for video  Amazon has designed a new Ring sensor that sits inside a mailbox and alerts users when it is opened or closed – allowing them to keep their mail safe and secure. The Mailbox Sensor pairs with the Ring app, allowing customers to receive real-time alerts, and is equipped with a camera that activates when the postbox is opened The technology...
    The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial-recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009, with hundreds of officers running images of suspects from surveillance cameras and other sources against a massive database of mugshots taken by law enforcement. The new figures, released to The Times, reveal for the first time how commonly facial recognition is used in the department, which for years has provided vague and contradictory information about how and whether it uses the technology. The LAPD has consistently denied having records related to facial recognition, and at times denied using the technology at all. The truth is that, while it does not have its own facial-recognition platform, LAPD personnel have access to facial-recognition software through a regional database maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. And between Nov. 6, 2009, and Sept. 11 of this year, LAPD officers used the system’s software 29,817 times. More than 300 LAPD personnel have access to the software. Josh Rubenstein, an LAPD spokesman, said he could not determine how many leads from the system have developed into arrests, but...
    (CNN) — Workers worry that in the not-too-distant future they will be sidelined by humans implanted with performance-enhancing microchips. Two-thirds of employees believe that in 2035, humans with chips implanted in their bodies will have an unfair advantage in the labor market, according to a Citrix survey of employees in the United States and Europe that was shared exclusively with CNN Business. Although cyborgs may sound like the stuff of science fiction, they could be here before long. Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips in their hands that could one day replace keys and cards. Elon Musk recently showed off a working brain implant in pigs made by Neuralink, his brain-computer interface company. And Synchron, a San Francisco startup funded in part by the US Defense Department, is already testing an implantable wireless device that can stimulate the nervous system from the inside of a blood vessel. It has been implanted in patients with upper-limb paralysis. There is a sharp divide between employees and C-Suite executives over the pros and cons of implanted chips. And that gap echoes a broader difference of opinion between workers and leaders over artificial...
    New York (CNN Business)Workers worry that in the not-too-distant future they will be sidelined by humans implanted with performance-enhancing microchips.Two-thirds of employees believe that in 2035, humans with chips implanted in their bodies will have an unfair advantage in the labor market, according to a Citrix survey of employees in the United States and Europe that was shared exclusively with CNN Business.Although cyborgs may sound like the stuff of science fiction, they could be here before long. We are already in the midst of the greatest winner-take-all economy in the history of the world. AI will drive those inequities up, not down." Andrew YangThousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips in their hands that could one day replace keys and cards. Elon Musk recently showed off a working brain implant in pigs made by Neuralink, his brain-computer interface company. And Synchron, a San Francisco startup funded in part by the US Defense Department, is already testing an implantable wireless device that can stimulate the nervous system from the inside of a blood vessel. It has been implanted in...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government is likely to create a planned new digital technology agency by autumn 2021, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday. To prepare for the launch of the new agency, the government will create a committee that may be headed by an expert from the private sector, the paper said without citing sources. Creating a new agency overseeing the digitalisation of administrative procedures has been among key pledges of new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who was officially elected to become prime minister on Wednesday. (Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Walmart says it is testing delivery of groceries and household items using automated drones, joining other retailers looking to beef up their delivery business amid the coronavirus. The retailer launched a pilot on Wednesday in partnership with Flytrex, a drone-delivery company. The project, which will run in Fayetteville, North Carolina, will drop off "select grocery and household essential items" from Walmart stores to shoppers.  Walmart is among a handful of retailers whose sales have soared during the pandemic amid a surge in ecommerce. The company's online sales nearly doubled in its most recent quarter, while same-store sales rose 9%. Competitors Amazon and Target also saw their earnings jump this summer. A Flytex delivery drone with a Walmart bag. Courtesy Walmart Walmart emphasized the experimental nature of the drone project, saying it would help the company learn about how customers and the retailer's workers use the technology. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "We know that it will be some time before we see millions of packages delivered via drone," the company said in a news release. "That...
    A Tesla motorist who was driving on autopilot last week in Las Vegas shows how the autonomous vehicle managed to avoid an accident just when it appeared it was about to collide with a truck. ‘I was on Tesla autopilot driving home overtaking a truck,’ the driver told ViralHog of his trip on September 1. The driver was in a 2018 Long Range rear-wheel drive sedan that has an ‘upgraded chip for eventual full self-driving.’ In the video, a truck is seen swerving into the Tesla driver’s lane. A Tesla 2018 Long Range rear-wheel drive sedan was riding along a Las Vegas highway on September 1 The vehicle approached a large truck, which is seen on the right-hand side The Tesla swerves to the left to avoid hitting the truck, which was encroaching into its lane ‘The next events happened very quickly, but I am pretty sure the vehicle jerked initially to the left. ‘Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the truck nearing my car and heard it slamming on and locking up...
    Facebook has been going all in on augmented reality but the company isn't just focused on what we see.  In a post, the social media firm peeled back the curtain on Facebook Reality Labs' pioneering work developing audio-enhancing technology. Their goal is to perfect 'audio presence,' where sounds from speakers, headphones or other devices are indistinguishable from a real-world source. They're also developing 'perceptual superpowers,' technology that tunes out background noise and let us focus on the person speaking to us by tracking the user's eye movements. Scroll down for video  Facebook Reality Labs is perfecting technology that would enable a phone call from a crowded bar to sound crystal clear. It's also working to make sounds coming through speakers or headphones virtually identical to a real world source Neither one is coming to market any time soon, but the technologies could have life-changing applications, including for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. It's likely the research will also finds its way into Facebook's augmented reality glasses, expected to roll out some time between 2023 and 2025....
    Beijing, Sep 3 . .- The Hong Kong Stock Exchange closed today with a 0.45% drop in the Hang Seng, its main indicator, dragged down by the loss of steam in the technology sector. The selective fell 112.49 points, to 25,007.60 integers, while the index that measures the behavior of mainland Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock market, the Hang Seng China Enterprises, lost 0.61%. Among the Hong Kong market sub-indices, finance (0.01%), services (0.78%) and commerce and industry (1.10%) ended with losses, while the only advance was recorded in real estate (0 , 01%). The Hong Kong stock moved mainly in negative territory since the beginning of the day in line with the main Chinese markets, and unlike other Asian exchanges that posted strong gains in the wake of the record rises in New York the day before. The main reason was the generalized sales in the technology sector that affected some of the heavyweights of the Hang Seng, as well as the continued commercial tensions between Washington and Beijing, negative factors that...
    Seoul, Sep 2 . .- The Seoul Stock Exchange ended today with a 0.63% advance in its main indicator, the Kospi, encouraged by yesterday’s gains on Wall Street and by the technology sector. The Kospi closed with an advance of 14.82 points, to 2,364.37 integers, while the Kosdaq technological index registered an increase of 13.37 points or 1.57% to 866.74 units, in a day in which moved 13,100 million dollars. The Seoul parquet experienced a day of ups and downs, although optimism ended up prevailing due to the gains harvested the day before in the New York Stock Exchange, caused by the positive indicators of the US economy and the technology sector. This sector also led the profits in the Kospi, among them those of the technological giant and benchmark Samsung Electronics, which rose 0.37%, despite the fact that a new formal indictment was filed the day before against its de facto leader, Lee Jae-Yong, for his involvement in the controversial merger of two group companies. The country’s second-largest semiconductor maker, SK Hynix, advanced 0.4%, while...
    Half-hour deliveries may soon be a reality. A fleet of drones is now poised to deliver packages for Amazon  Prime now that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted the mogul company approval to deliver unmanned packages on Monday, Aug. 31. The company said that it went through a rigorous approval process, including demonstrating the safety and efficiency of its drones to FAA officials.  “This certification is an important step forward for Prime Air and indicates the FAA’s confidence in Amazon’s operating and safety procedures for an autonomous drone delivery service that will one day deliver packages to our customers around the world,” Vice President David Carbon of Prime Air in a statement. “We will continue to develop and refine our technology to fully integrate delivery drones into the airspace, and work closely with the FAA and other regulators around the world to realize our vision of 30-minute delivery." The company reports that the quick-delivery service won't be unveiled immediately, as their technology must still be tested and run through its paces.  Their delivery drones have reportedly been in development since...
    KANYE West is being sued for $20 million by a company claiming he "stole" their technology to use for his Yeezy brand and Sunday Service shows. The rapper, 43, is accused of getting MyChannel Inc to work for him for six months without paying them, while promising to invest $10 million into the company. 6 Kanye West is being sued for allegedly "stealing" a company's technologyCredit: Splash News MyChannel Inc - described as a black-owned company specializing in video and e-commerce technologies - alleges that Kanye ripped off some its technology. It claims the musician started working with them in spring 2018 to boost sales on his Yeezy line of shoes and clothing. The company - through their attorneys Ben Meiselas and Michael Popok - reportedly spent $7 million of their own funds on Yeezy Apparel, while staff racked up more than 10,000 hours of work. Kanye got the company to move its headquarters from Pennsylvania to Calabasas, California, to be closer to him, before getting them to move again to his hometown of Chicago, the suit claimed. 6 MyChannel Inc...
    Kanye West got more bad news amid his long-shot presidential run as a company filed a lawsuit against him for failing to pay it for multiple services. MyChannel Inc. claims in its suit that West, 43, got the company's employees to work long hours on his Yeezy brand and his Sunday Service shows while promising to invest tens of millions of dollars in the company, according to TMZ. The company alleges that West walked away after 6 months of work without paying while stealing some of its technology to use on his Sunday Service performances. Unpaid: Kanye West is being sued by MyChannel Inc. after he allegedly backed out of paying the Black-owned tech company millions for services rendered on his Yeezy Apparel brand, according to TMZ; shown in February MyChannel Inc. describes itself as a Black-owned company specializing in video and e-commerce technologies. It says West began using its services in Spring 2018 to boost sales on his Yeezy line of shoes and clothing.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Justin Bieber supports pal...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As more people call for police reform across the country and here in Pittsburgh, facial recognition technology is under the microscope. Pittsburgh Councilman Corey O’Connor is introducing a bill that will ban the unrestricted use of facial recognition and predictive policing technology in the city. According to the Tribune-Review, O’Connor says this technology has harmed more people than it has helped. A spokesperson with Pittsburgh Public Safety said facial recognition is not regularly used by police in the city. Pittsburgh Police doesn’t own facial recognition computers but the technology can be used by departments as part of the Pennsylvania Justice Network, which is a statewide law enforcement network. Public Safety says city cameras aren’t equipped with or linked to this kind of technology, and went on to say it’s primarily used as an investigative tool only. O’Connor says even though Pittsburgh Police doesn’t use this technology, he says it’s worthwhile for making a restriction. This legislation is among many bills council says they plan on introducing to reform the police department as Black Lives Matter protests asking...
    Whole Foods may go cashierless next year, according to new reports about Amazon's high-end supermarket chain.    The tech giant first ditched cashiers in 2018, when it introduced its Amazon Go convenience stores.  The stores use cameras and sensors to track customers as they shop, then walk out without ever stopping at a register. Now rumors are circulating that Jeff Wilke, Amazon's retiring Chief of Consumer, wants to bring the technology to the upscale supermarket chain before he leaves in early 2021. Critics say getting rid of checkout clerks is a 'ruthless strategy' that will cost thousands of jobs. Scroll down for video  Amazon wants to bring its cashierless technology to Whole Foods next year, according to reports. The system, currently used in Amazon Go convenience stores, uses cameras and sensors to track customers as they pick items from the shelves. They can then leave without stopping at a register to check out The New York Post reported that before getting his gold watch, the 53-year-old wants to launch more Amazon Go supermarkets nationwide.  Wilke also wants to institute the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Families are gearing up for an unprecedented school year, and it could push back-to-school spending to record levels. Consumer Reports has some suggestions for technology that will keep kids current... with budgets in mind."At home I have only one computer. I'm thinking of buying 2 more or 3 for my girls," said Erika Mac Master.Mac Master is still reeling from how school ended for her five kids. 88% of consumers say the coronavirus has impacted their back-to-class shopping with parents of school-aged children planning to spend an average of $789; and families of college students, $1,059.The top item both groups will be buying a laptop. But before you buy, check with your school, since technology recommendations might be different this year."For most school-aged kids, a Chromebook is fine. Pretty much any Chromebook. That's because students are going to be using web-apps and you don't need anything special to run these apps," said Nicholas De Leon, Consumer Reports Tech Editor.Consumer Reports recommends the Google Pixelbook Go or the Lenovo Chromebook."College is a different story and often that's...
    Getty Images, Kyle Walsh The use of automatic facial recognition technology by a U.K. police force in South Wales was unlawful, the Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday, in what is being hailed as a landmark judgement. Like other versions of the technology, the facial recognition software used by South Wales Police (SWP) automatically scans the faces of pedestrians without them knowing and compares the faces to images on a database of persons of interest. Three judges found SWP had breached privacy rights, data protection laws and equality laws by deploying the technology called "AFR Locate." They specifically looked at two instances where it was deployed, however the police used it on around 50 occasions between May 2017 and April 2019. The case was brought to court by 37-year-old Cardiff resident Ed Bridges, who is also a civil liberties campaigner. He has been supported by civil liberties organization Liberty. The Court of Appeal ruled there is no clear guidance from the U.K. privacy regulator on where AFR Locate can be used and who can be put on a police watchlist. It...
    David Marcus, vice president of messaging products for Facebook Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines of the Wall Street Journal D.Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook is bringing in former PayPal executive Stephane Kasriel to head Facebook Pay, its Venmo-like service, Facebook's cryptocurrency head David Marcus said Monday. Facebook is also forming a new team that will oversee the handful of payment services Facebook has announced in the past year, in a move that could help link its family of apps even closer. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Facebook has ventured further into the payment space over the past year. The company launched Facebook Pay, which allows users to send money over its family of apps, on Facebook proper and Facebook Messenger last November. It intends to roll out Pay broadly in the U.S. on Instagram in the coming weeks, and is currently testing Pay on WhatsApp in Brazil.  Facebook is also backing...
    HONG KONG, Aug. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MobiusTrend, a market research company in Hong Kong, recently released a research report on ‘Opportunities Brought by Air Imaging Holographic Technologies’. On July 23, China’s leader Xi Jinping, who was on an inspection tour in Jilin, came to the R&D center of FAW Group. In the laboratory, Zhang Tian, an engineer, introduced the “Red Flag” intelligent applications – ‘Air Imaging Hologram’ and ‘Heart Rhythm Steering Wheel’. “This is the Air Imaging Hologram robot.” With The introduction of Zhang Tian, a lively 3D small doll appeared in the air. “Drivers can interact with the robot. And the robot can assist drivers to do intelligent operations. This hologram technology has now been carried on the Red Flag smart minibus.” Before most people knew about the industry, air imaging (Media-free) technology had become a hot industry. Dielectric hologram is a real image display technology in air based on light-field reconstruction. As a representative enterprise of holographic vision AR in China, WIMI Hologram Cloud focuses on computer vision holographic services. WIMI Hologram Cloud’s light-field simulation imaging...
    By MATT O’BRIEN and SARAH RANKIN | The Associated Press RICHMOND — Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google. The free Covidwise app is available in Apple and Android app stores as of Wednesday. State officials, who emphasized that the app doesn’t track user location or collect personal information, announced public campaigns encouraging people to download and use it. “We’re using every possible approach to fight this virus and keep Virginians healthy,” Virginia Gov. Northam said in a prepared statement provided to The Associated Press. The technology arrives nearly four months after Apple and Google partnered to create the software for public health agencies trying to contain the spread of the pandemic. Canada and a number of European countries have already rolled out apps using the tech companies’ framework. The app, developed by SpringML, relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another...
    WASHINGTON - A U.S.-funded global internet freedom group says it has had to sharply curtail its work in a new funding dispute with the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). Laura Cunningham, the acting chief executive of the Washington-based Open Technology Fund, in a letter first reported by the Washington Post last week accused the agency and its leader, Michael Pack, of withholding $20 million in congressionally approved funds intended to promote internet access throughout the world, especially in such authoritarian countries as China and Iran.  She said that as a result the Open Technology Fund is being forced to halt 49 of its 60 internet freedom projects that assist human rights and pro-democracy advocates in about 200 countries. The Open Technology Fund is one of several government-funded global media entities, including Voice of America, overseen by Pack as chief executive of USAGM. He assumed control of USAGM in June after a protracted fight in Congress over his appointment by President Donald Trump. Pack offered no immediate comment to VOA about Cunningham’s letter. When he took over USAGM, Pack...
    New York, Jul 31 (EFE) .- Wall Street opened this Friday in green and the Dow Jones, its main indicator, was up a slight 0.11% in an opening marked by the advances of the main technology companies after presenting its results yesterday, that were above analyst expectations. Five minutes after the start of operations on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones advanced 27.93 points, to 26,341.58, while the selective S&P 500 gained 0.3% or 9.79 integers, up to 3,256 , 01. For its part, the Nasdaq market composite index, where the main technology companies are listed, rose 0.95% or 100.35 units, to 10,688.16 as a whole. The New York parquet opened with moderate profits, supported by the impressive results of three of the four “Big Tech”, Apple (5.41%), Amazon (4.61%) and Facebook (7.03%), only overshadowed by the Alphabet’s stock market performance (-4.93%), whose results were worse than expected. Together, the tech giants have a market capitalization of more than $ 5 trillion and some experts predict that the good results could lead to massive investor sales to reap...
    At the House Judiciary Committee hearing on July 29, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai each tried to defend their company against antitrust regulation by touting their values as an American corporation. Placed in opposition to this, for some, was an enemy more menacing than all of them: China. Zuckerberg’s written remarks discussed China and a competition of global values. Bezos spoke of American workers delivering products to American customers. Cook said that “Apple is a uniquely American company whose success is only possible in this country.” Pichai wrote that “just as American leadership in these areas is not inevitable, we know Google’s continued success is not guaranteed.” All the while, some Republican lawmakers rambled off allegations that the companies’ work in China amounted to treason.WIRED OPINIONABOUTJustin Sherman (@jshermcyber) is an op-ed contributor at WIRED and a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Proclamations of patriotism fed an implicit and at times explicit message of “don’t regulate us or we can’t compete with China.” But that framing is deliberately misleading. While...
    A sweeping investigative report has revealed that drugstore chain Rite Aid quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the U.S. in an attempt to bust repeat shoplifters. The Reuters investigation found facial recognition cameras at 33 of the 75 Rite Aid shops in Manhattan and the central Los Angeles metropolitan area during one or more visits from October through July. Among the 75 stores Reuters visited, those in areas that were poorer or less white were much more likely to have the equipment, the news agency´s statistical analysis found.  In Los Angeles, Tristan Jackson-Stankunas spoke out to say that said Rite Aid wrongly fingered him as a shoplifter based on someone else's photo.  When confronted with the information from the investigation, which found cases of misidentification, Rite Aid said that it had disconnected all of the cameras and discontinued use of facial recognition. A woman shops inside a Rite Aid store underneath a DeepCam facial recognition security camera in New York City in November 2019 A Rite Aid store located at 3rd and Vermont is shown in...
    Breaking down the COVID-19 death rate in the US This Restaurant Chain Just Closed Its Dining Rooms Again The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft If Poor Posture Is Causing You Back Pain, Try This Simple Fix Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Silver Spoon One broadcaster is putting virtual crowds in MLB games powered by the technology behind 'Fortnite' — here's what they look like Major League Baseball games will have virtual fans this season on Fox Sports.  Silver Spoon studio is providing the virtual crowd, using the same technology behind the game "Fortnite." Other sports leagues have tried creative ways of making up for empty stadiums. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus has put most public events, including sports and concerts, on hold around the world. As many countries see declining cases and hospitalizations, public life is slowly starting to...
    Dublin, July 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Medical Central Vacuum System Market – Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included The study considers the present scenario of the medical central vacuum system market and its market dynamics for the period 2019-2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market. The global medical central vacuum system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 16% during the period 2019-2025 The global medical central vacuum system market revenue will grow by 2.5X during the forecast period. The market is expected to witness a rise in non-conventional cleaning equipment such as centralized vacuum systems in several end-user segments on account of the growing awareness of hygiene, clean indoor air, and green cleaning practices. Central vacuum systems are becoming an ideal choice for...
    Tim Cook presents at the Apple launch event in Cupertino, Calif on Sept. 10th, 2019.Source: Apple Apple announced Tuesday it aims to become entirely carbon neutral by 2030. Apple's global corporate operations are already carbon neutral, so the announcement means that it will extend that goal to its manufacturing supply chain and product life cycle.  Apple plans to reduce carbon emissions by 75% within the decade and will develop "innovative carbon removal solutions" for the remaining 25% of its footprint.  The company is also establishing an Impact Accelerator "that will focus on investing in minority-owned businesses that drive positive outcomes in its supply chain and in communities that are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards."  "Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share," CEO Tim Cook said in a news release.  Apple last year convinced its top chipmaker and iPhone factory partner, TSMC and Foxconn, to commit to powering their operations with renewable energy. Several dozen other Apple suppliers have already agreed to use renewable power....
    Mark Zuckerberg and Anthony FauciSource: Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday criticized President Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying he was disappointed by the administration's response.  "At this point, it is clear that the trajectory in the U.S. is significantly worse than many other countries and that our government and this administration have been considerably less effective in handling this," Zuckerberg said during a live-streamed chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert. Zuckerberg said he believed the resurgence of the coronavirus in the U.S. in July could've been avoided. "It's really disappointing that we still don't have adequate testing, that the credibility of our top scientists like yourself and the CDC are being undermined and until recently parts of the administration were calling into question whether people should even follow basic best practices like wearing a mask," he said.  Zuckerberg said he believed the country was in need of a reset.  "As someone running a business, I believe the best way to improve both public health and economic opportunity in this country is to focus on...
    Tokyo, Jul 14 (EFECOM) .- The main index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nikkei, fell 0.87% on Monday, dragged down by the collapse of technology companies on Wall Street and the escalation of tension between the US and China for the Asian country’s claims to sovereignty in the South China Sea. The Nikkei, which groups the 225 most representative stocks on the market, fell 197.73 points, to 22,587.01 points. The Topix, which includes the firms in the first section, those with the largest capitalization, fell 7.87 points, 0.5%, to stand at 1,565.15 units. The Tokyo parquet opened lower following the decline in New York, where the Nasdaq technology index experienced its biggest drop in three months (2.13%) due to the volatility of the sector in the current context of the pandemic and the renewed fear of an uncontrolled spread of the virus, dragging its Japanese counterparts. Chipmakers, which had recently performed well thanks to a larger rollout of remote work by the coronavirus, fell back following investors’ decision to profit after recent gains. The Japanese square did not manage...
    Beijing, Jul 14 (EFE) .- The main index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hang Seng, fell 1.14% on Tuesday after the local authorities announced new restrictions after detecting an increase in new coronavirus infections. The selective fell 294.23 points, to 25,477.89 integers, while the index that measures the behavior of companies in mainland China that are listed on the Hong Kong parquet, the Hang Seng China Enterprises, lost 1.61%. All sub-indices in the Asian market closed lower. Finance yielded 1.21%; Services, 1.02%; Real estate, 0.3%, and Commerce and Industry, 1.3%. The Hong Kong parquet opened lower affected by the pullback on Wall Street, mainly technology, which led investors to pick up profits on their Hong Kong counterparts. Added to this was the announcement of a new battery of capacity limitations in meetings, bars and leisure establishments in the city, among others, after detecting a new increase in cases of COVID-19, half of them with unknown routes of infection. . Among the benchmark firms in Hong Kong, tech Tencent had the highest trading volume for the day and was...
    The perpetrator, who was recorded in footage captured on a phone, doesn’t look like Oliver. For one thing, he has tattoos on his arms, and there aren’t any visible on the person in the video. When Oliver’s attorney took photos of him to the victim and an assistant prosecutor, they agreed Oliver had been misidentified. A judge later dismissed the case. Facial recognition tech was used in Oliver’s case before new rules came into force. Detroit police can now only use it to investigate violent felonies. Wayne County’s top persecutor will also review all facial recognition cases when an assistant prosecuting attorney and supervisor agree that charges should be laid. This is not the only time officers in the city have wrongfully arrested someone following a false match. In a high-profile case earlier this year, they arrested and detained Robert Williams for almost 30 hours for a crime he didn’t commit. These are the first two known cases of wrongful arrests to stem from false facial recognition matches. Late last month, Detroit Police Chief James Craig suggested the technology the...
    Dell CameronJust now•Filed to:Face RecogntionFace RecogntionPolice misconductPrivacyFacial RecognitionACLUSaveDETROIT, MI - MAY 29: Detroit police detain and arrest protesters during a series of confrontations on May 29, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Matthew Hatcher (Getty Images) For more than a year, people opposed to giving police access to face recognition technology have pointed to criminal cases such as that of Willie Lynch. A Florida appellate court ruled last year that Lynch, a Jacksonville man convicted of selling drugs worth $50 to an undercover agent, had no right to view the photos of other suspects face recognition software had identified next to his. The software, it turned out, had expressed low confidence in Lynch’s photo being a match to that of the suspect. At trial, it was revealed that Lynch’s was the only photo was ever shown to detectives—though police claimed to have other corroborating evidence, which the defense disputed. Lynch, who had been in and out of prison much of his life, represented himself through most of the trial. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, though prosecutors had asked...
    US electric vehicle maker Tesla is 'very close' to achieving complete autonomous driving technology, CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday, referring to the capability to navigate roads without any driver input. 'I'm extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly,' Musk said in remarks made via a video message at the opening of Shanghai's annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference. 'I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year.' Tesla is also developing new heat-projection or cooling systems to enable more advanced computers in cars, Musk said.  US electric vehicle maker Tesla is 'very close' to achieving complete autonomous driving technology, CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday, via a video message at the opening of Shanghai's annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference Musk said that Tesla was confident that the electric vehicle maker will have the 'basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year'. Pictured is the interior of a Tesla Model 3 on display at the Brussels Expo earlier this...
    A climate change task force convened by Joe Biden in a partnership with his former rival Bernie Sanders has recommended Biden commit to eliminating carbon emissions from power plants by 2035. Biden has faced pressure from progressives to strengthen his $1.7 trillion plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, an agenda that already goes beyond policies pursued by his former boss, President Barack Obama. Young activists, in particular, have called on Biden to expand his climate plan with an eye toward setting new goals for the next decade in order to wean off fossil fuels. Seeking to energize Democrats' liberal voting base, Biden created a series of “unity” task forces with Sanders that included a climate panel led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the authors of the Green New Deal, and former Secretary of State John Kerry, the key negotiator of the Paris climate agreement. Biden, in a statement, did not commit to the recommendation to eliminate carbon from electricity by 2035 or any other of the recommendations released Wednesday. “I commend the task forces for their service and...
    Brazil is a bad student in the fight against the coronavirus, but it is paradoxically at the forefront of vaccines, with large-scale tests and the production of millions of doses in sight. Unlike Europe or China, the virus is still growing there, ideal conditions for testing the effectiveness of a vaccine, in the second most affected country in the world, after the United States. The world’s leading producer of yellow fever vaccines, Brazil is also recognized for its expertise in vaccines, which it produces on a large scale in leading public institutes. This is why the heads of two of the most advanced projects, that of the University of Oxford, with the AstraZeneca laboratory, and that of the Chinese Sinovac, will carry out phase 3 tests with several thousand Brazilian volunteers. last before homologation. Only three projects worldwide have reached this phase. And Brazil does not lose out, with technology transfer agreements which will allow it, if the tests prove conclusive, to produce these vaccines itself to quickly immunize its population, and even export doses to its neighbors. With...
    Coronavirus — Monitoring of patient vital signs. Screenshot / CLEW The Predictive Analysis Platform is already working in Israel and its use in the United States has been approved to warn complications in patients with COVID-19 A computer program designed in Israel is able to warn, at least about eight hours before, of deterioration of patients with COVID-19. The company CLEW created the Predictive Analysis Platform that can be installed on hospital computers to manage patient data in Intensive Care Units. Patient monitoring. Screenshot / CLEW Gal Salomon, company manager, explained that the system is capable of predicting when patients with COVID-19 they will have a respiratory failure and notify it in advance. It is also capable of detecting possible hemodynamic instability. With ‘irrefutable data’, the Platform helps doctors to make decisions about severe coronavirus patients, however, it could be applied to other types of diseases, since their development takes four years. After use in two Israeli hospitals and for ten months in ten US hospitals for research purposes, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized its...