Apple Officially Unveils iPhone 12 5G-Enabled Family of Smartphones

Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 12, its first smartphones that support 5G wireless technology. And the company touted new lineup’s ability to capture and edit 4K HDR video, potentially giving filmmakers a powerful new tool to work with.

Apple said it has tested the 5G iPhone 12 phones with 100 carriers in 30 regions — and claims it obtained speeds up to 4 Gbps under ideal conditions on networks that use higher-frequency millimeter wave 5G. That said, Apple cautioned that real-world speeds will vary.

“5G just got real,” Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said at Apple’s virtual product launch event Tuesday from the tech giant’s Cupertino headquarters. Vestberg announced that the telco was activating 5G across the U.S., now available to more than 200 million people in 1,800 cities nationwide. Verizon’s higher-speed 5G Ultra Wideband service (which uses millimeter wave spectrum) is now available in 55 cities, 43 stadiums

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Over 100 genomes searched to find origin of pheromone gene family — ScienceDaily

Experts who study animal pheromones have traced the evolutionary origins of genes that allow mice, rats and other rodents to communicate through smell. The discovery is a clear example of how new genes can evolve through the random chance of molecular tinkering and may make identifying new pheromones easier in future studies. The results, representing a genealogy for the exocrine-gland secreting peptide (ESP) gene family, were published by researchers at the University of Tokyo in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Researchers led by Professor Kazushige Touhara in the University of Tokyo Laboratory of Biological Chemistry previously studied ESP proteins that affect mice’s social or sexual behavior when secreted in one mouse’s tears or saliva and spread to other animals through social touch.

Recently, Project Associate Professor Yoshihito Niimura led a search for the evolutionary origin of ESP genes using the wide variety of fully sequenced animal genomes available

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Taking care of family health with new consumer genetics technology



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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Being equipped with knowledge of genetic health and family health history can help increase a family’s confidence in important decision making. A recent survey from Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, found that nearly 60 percent of parents say that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their interest in understanding their genetic health. With back-to-school season underway, their own and their children’s health is top of mind for Moms, particularly this year, as the world navigates the fight against COVID-19.

Ancestry introduced AncestryHealth powered by NGS (Next Generation Sequencing), its most advanced genetic testing technology, in August. Designed to help people understand their risk for developing certain inheritable health conditions, the advanced testing technology behind AncestryHealth provides more comprehensive genetic screening of an expanded set of health conditions — such as heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer

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Doorvest raised $128,000 from friends and family with a text message

  • Many entrepreneurs raise seed money for their startups through friends and family funding.
  • Friends and family generally offer better terms and demand less oversight than most institutional investors, which is the appeal of this kind of seed round.
  • The cofounders of Doorvest, Andrew Luong and Justin Kasad, avoided the discomfort by texting their loved ones an invitation to invest.
  • They received over $128,000 through 23 different friends and family investors. After opening up Doorvest to institutional investment, the startup raised $1 million in total pre-seed funding, according to a spreadsheet shared with Business Insider.
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Founder Andrew Luong knew that he and his business partner, Justin Kasad, were onto something with their startup idea, Doorvest. The company helps users own high-yield, single-family rental homes by streamlining the process of researching, acquiring, renovating, and then renting a property.

When the two decided to raise

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sparks & honey Partners With Esteemed Morgridge Family Foundation To Redefine The Future of Philanthropy

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NEW YORK, Sep 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — sparks & honey, Omnicom Group’s technology-led cultural consultancy, announced today the launch of a new report, The Future of Giving, which explores five major cultural shifts impacting giving, and the current opportunities and challenges facing the diverse stakeholders in this space. The consultancy partnered with The Morgridge Family Foundation on this initiative after it welcomed philanthropist, social impact investor and author Carrie Morgridge to its Advisory Board earlier this year.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve seen philanthropic and non-profit organizations become the center of daily conversations on how to help those in need during this turbulent time, but we rarely discuss how this space is rapidly evolving. We need to understand the shifts in order

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Western Digital Fuels Growing AI-Enabled Video Recording Systems Market With Expanded Family of WD Purple Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced its expanded family of WD Purple™ storage solutions, including the industry’s highest capacity 18TB* surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB* WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming for 24×7 workloads – from ingest to backup and long-term storage – as the industry broadens the use of deep learning and analytics.

From commercial buildings to municipalities, businesses are accelerating adoption of AI and deep learning to enable automation and better efficiencies that ultimately help create a safer and better experience for employees, customers and communities. Deep learning algorithms, hungry for data

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CDRLabs.com – Western Digital Announces Expanded Family Of WD Purple Storage Solutions

Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. today announced its expanded family of WD Purple storage solutions, including the industry’s highest capacity 18TB surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming for 24×7 workloads – from ingest to backup and long-term storage – as the industry broadens the use of deep learning and analytics.

From commercial buildings to municipalities, businesses are accelerating adoption of AI and deep learning to enable automation and better efficiencies that ultimately help create a safer and better experience for employees, customers and communities. Deep learning algorithms, hungry for data generated by IoT and edge ecosystems,

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Western Digital Fuels Growing AI-Enabled Video Recording Systems Market With Expanded Family of WD Purple Solutions | Business

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 23, 2020–

Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced its expanded family of WD Purple™ storage solutions, including the industry’s highest capacity 18TB* surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB* WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming for 24×7 workloads – from ingest to backup and long-term storage – as the industry broadens the use of deep learning and analytics.

Western Digital has expanded its family of WD Purple™ storage solutions with the industry’s highest capacity 18TB surveillance HDD for video recorders, and the 1TB WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Western Digital Fuels Growing AI-Enabled Video Recording Systems Market With Expanded Family of WD Purple Solutions – Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(Business Wire)–Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced its expanded family of WD Purple™ storage solutions, including the industry’s highest capacity 18TB* surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB* WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming for 24×7 workloads – from ingest to backup and long-term storage – as the industry broadens the use of deep learning and analytics.

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Western Digital has expanded its family of WD Purple™ storage solutions with the industry’s highest capacity 18TB surveillance HDD for video recorders, and the 1TB WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. (Photo: Business Wire)

Western Digital has expanded its family of WD Purple™ storage solutions with the industry’s highest capacity 18TB surveillance HDD for video recorders, and the 1TB WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card

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How the ’90s family computer shaped a generation’s exposure to PC gaming

In 2009, as a young journalist, I got the opportunity to interview KISS bassist Gene Simmons. As I fretted over my questions ahead of the interview I dug out a yellowing paperback of Berke Breathed’s comic Bloom County that had once belonged to my dad. In the world of Bloom County there’s a fictional computer called the Banana Jr. 6000—a cheeky dig at Apple—and a glorious fake ad in which a cartoon Simmons gives it his full-tongued endorsement. When my interview was over, I timidly asked him to autograph my comic.

Simmons, wearing an unforgettable pair of lurid snakeskin boots, was tickled. “Of course I know about Bloom County,” he smiled while signing the page. “Of course.”

The home computer was a novelty, and an object of extravagance

Most of Bloom County has nothing to do with computers, but it was part of my early introduction to technology through

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