Is Arlo Leaving the Home Security Field to Amazon and Google?

Is Arlo Leaving the Home Security Field to Amazon and Google?

 

Nearly two years ago, it looked like Arlo Technologies (NYSE:ARLO) was ready to branch out into a promising new direction of total home-security integration, potentially challenging the Ring and Nest systems from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alphabet‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google, respectively.

The announcement at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show promised a late-2019 debut, but it never materialized. And it now appears Arlo is abandoning the project.

Arlo Technologies security camera devices

Arlo security cameras. Image source: Arlo Technologies.

An all-in-one system

The Arlo Security System promised to be a comprehensive solution. Its Multi-Sensor not only replaced the need for individual sensors on doors and windows, but would also monitor carbon monoxide levels, serve as a smoke detector, and even detect water leaks. It could be programmed to trigger other devices, such as telling Arlo’s security cameras to start recording.

The system would also include the Arlo Siren, which would be set off in an

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Unusually shallow earthquake ruptures in Chinese fracking field — ScienceDaily

An unusually shallow earthquake triggered by hydraulic fracturing in a Chinese shale gas field could change how experts view the risks of fracking for faults that lie very near the Earth’s surface.

In the journal Seismological Research Letters, Hongfeng Yang of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and colleagues suggest that the magnitude 4.9 earthquake that struck Rongxian County, Sichuan, China on 25 February 2019 took place along a fault about one kilometer (0.6 miles) deep.

The earthquake, along with two foreshocks with magnitudes larger than 4, appear to be related to activity at nearby hydraulic fracturing wells. Although earthquakes induced by human activity such as fracking are typically more shallow than natural earthquakes, it is rare for any earthquake of this size to take place at such a shallow depth.

“Earthquakes with much smaller magnitudes, for example magnitude 2, have been reported at such shallow depths. They are

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North Equity Announces Acquisition of Iconic Brands Including Popular Science, Saveur, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, today announced that it has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You and Interesting Things.

The additions complement North Equity’s robust home platform, where Saveur will join BobVila.com and Kitchenistic to form a new food category. They will also create a new specialty media vertical under Popular Science and Popular Photography, and expand North’s growing footprint in the military, tactical and outdoor verticals, where it recently added Task & Purpose, one of the leading digital media properties for active-duty military and veterans. 

“Since inception, the North team has proved our ability to acquire, reimagine and profitably grow media brands,” said Andrew Perlman, North Equity Managing Partner. “We have

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In a field where smaller is better, researchers discover the world’s tiniest antibodies — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK and biopharma company UCB have found a way to produce miniaturised antibodies, opening the way for a potential new class of treatments for diseases.

Until now, the smallest humanmade antibodies (known as monoclonal antibodies, or mAbs) were derived from llamas, alpacas and sharks, but the breakthrough molecules isolated from the immune cells of cows are up to five times smaller. This is thanks to an unusual feature of a bovine antibody known as a knob domain.

The potential medical implications of the new antibodies’ diminutive size are huge. For instance, they may bind to sites on pathogens that regular antibody molecules are too large to latch on to, triggering the destruction of invasive microbes. They may also be able to gain access to sites of the body which larger antibodies can’t.

Antibodies consist of chains of amino acids (the building blocks

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Make Your Next Pumpkin Patch Visit A Math And Science Field Trip

ACROSS AMERICA — There’s a contest for everything, and pumpkins are no exception. You may be rightfully proud of that enormous pumpkin in your patch, but unless it weighs upward of 2,500 pounds, you’re not flirting with any kind of record.

Turning this year’s pumpkin patch visit on its end — and let’s face it, everything about 2020 is upended — why not give the kids in your coronavirus pandemic classroom a field trip?

Oodles of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — lessons are possible while trudging around the hills of pumpkins.

Teach them a little about pi — not pumpkin pie, but the mathematical formula to calculate the circumference of a circle — or how to convert pounds to kilograms.

The largest pumpkin ever recorded in the United States was grown by Steve Geddes. The pumpkin that the Boscawen, New Hampshire, man grew in 2018 tipped the

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Black scientists call out racism in the field and counter it

The recent episode of a White woman calling the police on a Black birder in New York’s Central Park shocked many people. But for Black environmental scientists, worrying about whether they are likely to be harassed or asked to justify their presence while doing fieldwork is a familiar concern.

Tanisha Williams, a botanist at Bucknell University, knows which plants she’s looking for. But after being questioned by strangers in public parks, Williams, who is Black, has started carrying her field guides with her.

“I’ve been quizzed by random strangers,” she said. “Now I bring my wildflower books and botanical field guides, trying to look like a scientist. It’s for other people. I wouldn’t otherwise lug these books.”

Overt harassment and subtle intimidation during fieldwork compound the discrimination that Black scientists and those from other underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds already feel in academic settings.

Now researchers in the environmental sciences

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PolyU launches the first dedicated interdisciplinary master programme in medical physics to nurture future clinical and academic talents in the field

Demand for Medical Physicists continues to grow as cancer treatment evolves

HONG KONG, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As medical technology advances, breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating various critical illnesses are achieved, and as the design of patient treatment plans becomes more precise and personalised, healthcare practitioners are expected to keep abreast of the latest developments so as to master the most sophisticated technologies. In a cancer treatment team, members are specialised in their respective fields, yet they work together seamlessly to devise the most effective treatment for patients. One of the lesser-known of the specialists in such a team, the Medical Physicist, is responsible for formulating treatment plans, as well as monitoring and maintaining radiation equipment used to ensure precise, effective and safe delivery of treatment.

Medical Physicists specialise in radiation treatment technology, with their expertise spanning from diagnostic imaging to radiotherapy, and they are “strong backers” of

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Scientists advance the field of precision health with the development of therapeutic artificial cells. — ScienceDaily

New research by an international team of chemists describes a new type of artificial cell that can communicate with other cells within the body — with potential applications in the field of smart pharmaceuticals.

“In the future, artificial cells like this one could be engineered to synthesizes and deliver specific therapeutic molecules tailored to distinct physiological conditions or illnesses — all while inside the body,” explained Sheref Mansy, professor in the University of Alberta’s Department of Chemistry, who co-authored this study in collaboration with researchers at the University of Trento, Italy.

The artificial cells work by detecting changes in their environment within the body. In response, the artificial cell creates and releases a protein signal that influences the behaviour of other cells within the body. “In this way, the changing needs of the host would be rapidly met in a manner that does not flood the entire organism with drug

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Mediacom Becomes First U.S. Cable Operator to Conduct Field Trial of New 10G Platform

Smart Home event hosted by company demonstrates how the next great leap forward for broadband can enable the technologies that will change how we live, learn, work and play

Mediacom Communications today provided a firsthand look at the future of connected-living during a smart home event powered by the next generation of broadband technology.

Conducted in partnership with CableLabs and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, the tour of the Mediacom 10G Smart Home represented the first U.S. field trial of the cable industry’s new 10G™ platform. The next great leap forward for broadband, 10G is a powerful, capital-efficient technology breakthrough that will ramp up from the 1 gigabit offerings of today to speeds of 10 gigabits per second and beyond in the coming years.

“Mediacom worked with CommScope and other leading tech companies to move 10G from a laboratory concept to a real world consumer experience,” said Mediacom

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