Apple’s iPhone 12 range has been revealed in detail and it brings several compromises which might put you off upgrading. But if you’re still on the fence, the first iPhone 13 information should convince you to save your money.
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Just days before the iPhone 12 big reveal, respected industry insiders Jon Prosser, Ice Universe and Ross Young have all revealed Apple is set to make the design and display changes everyone wanted for the iPhone 12 series.
Both Prosser and Ice Universe agree that Apple will finally reduce the size of the notch with iPhone 13. That said, they disagree on how this will be done. Ice Universe states that Apple will make it shallower (vertically) while Prosser understands that Apple will make it shorter
Where is Microsoft’s Surface Neo? Those tracking the development of Microsoft’s other dual-screened folding device have seen the Android-powered dual screened Surface Duo reach the market, but the larger Windows 10X powered hardware has quietly slipped out of sight.
The Surface Neo was introduced alongside the Surface Duo twelve months ago. The two devices provided a joint vision of foldable computing, with the Duo acting as the pocketable device, and the Neo acting as the laptop/tablet sequence device. Both were given a launch date of ‘the holidays 2020.’
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted many of our interactions online, with Zoom video calls replacing in-person classes, work meetings, conferences and other events. Will all that screen time damage our vision?
Maybe not. It turns out that our visual perception is highly adaptable, according to research from Psychology Professor and Cognitive and Brain Sciences Coordinator Peter Gerhardstein’s lab at Binghamton University.
Gerhardstein, Daniel Hipp and Sara Olsen — his former doctoral students — will publish “Mind-Craft: Exploring the Effect of Digital Visual Experience on Changes in Orientation Sensitivity in Visual Contour Perception,” in an upcoming issue of the academic journal Perception. Hipp, the lead author and main originator of the research, is now at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System’s Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Research. Olsen, who designed stimuli for the research and aided in the analysis of the results, is now at the University of Minnesota’s
Amazon’s fall hardware event has come and gone, and as usual, it delivered a jetstream of announcements, including new Echo smart speakers, an all-new cloud gaming platform and — perhaps most interestingly — a flying camera drone from Amazon’s home security brand, Ring. Yes, the Ring Always Home Cam can literally undock, hover into a given room and record footage of, say, a break-in.
Depending on your point of view, Ring’s new drone cam could be a symbol of a shining, robotic future, or it could be a harbinger of darker days ahead. Ring insists its new camera is secure and private, and with a launch date of “early 2021” you won’t have to worry about it this year, but regardless of the particulars at release, the Always Home Cam is a bad
SpaceX postponed the launch of a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites today (Sept. 28) due to bad weather at the mission’s Florida launch site.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch 60 Starlink satellites from Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:22 a.m. EDT (1422 GMT), but thick clouds over the launch site prevented the flight.
“Unfortunately, it looks like due to weather violations, we’re going to to have to scrub today,” Alex Seigel, a senior material planner with SpaceX, said in live commentary. “But again, the most important thing is reducing as much risk on the mission as possible, and with that comes waiting for a window of good weather.”
Devastating wildfires across the Western United States has sent smoke traveling across the country and even into Europe. With that smoke comes bad air quality, not just for those near the fires, but for the entire continent.
Satelite images from NASA shows smoke thousands of miles from the fire. NASA says the smoke contains aerosols, a combination of particles which carry harmful things into the air and into your lungs. All the things that are burning, trees, grass, brush, homes, are turned into soot and absorbed by our lungs.
“This pollution, nobody knows how badly it will be affected but if we extrapolate from previous air quality it’s not good,” Dr. Malik Baz, the medical director at the Baz Allergy and Sius Center, said. “The long-term side effect, we’ll see many, many years down the line.”
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Financials, Materials, and Industrials have a rough day, mainly on virus fears
Concerns about declining chance for fiscal stimulus another bearish factor
Tech manages a late-day turnaround, led by Apple, Microsoft, Netflix
A rally in the wilting Tech sector prevented a complete Monday washout. Still, at the end of the day, the week is off to a rough start as concerns about the virus, politics, and banks ganged up on most of Wall Street.
That turnaround in Tech does raise some hopes going into Tuesday. Consider keeping an eye on futures trading overnight to get a sense of whether any of that strength can flow into tomorrow’s open.
Having the Nasdaq (COMP) go positive at one point in the last few minutes was quite a statement, even if COMP couldn’t hold those gains at the close. The area the market depended on so much
Apple seeks lost app store fees, damages from Epic Games.
The mudslinging between Epic Games and Apple continues, with the game developer arguing that the latest legal filing by the tech giant contains “a number of half-truths and outright falsities intended to paint Epic as a bad actor.”
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In a 184-page reply filed on Friday evening to Apple’s 37-page opposition brief, Epic said the only goal of its preliminary injunction is to “offer consumers an alternative payment processing service that allows consumer choice and lower prices while this litigation proceeds without retaliation” and claims that Apple’s latest filing seeks to avoid the real issues at the core of the App Store dispute.
“Apple’s papers try to make this dispute about Apple’s innovative products, rather than Apple’s practices,” Epic wrote in its reply. “Many monopolists start with extraordinary products,