Uniqlo’s AIRism technology face masks have now launched in the UK

Uniqlo's AIRism technology face masks have now launched in the UK. (Uniqlo)
Uniqlo’s AIRism technology face masks have now launched in the UK. (Uniqlo)

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Face masks are now very much a part of everyday life.

Many of us have a variety to choose from – depending on where we’re going and what we’re wearing – some of us have accumulated matching face masks for each new outfit we buy, and some of us are fine with wearing blue disposable versions.

But, the fact still remains the same for all of us, whether you’re keen on splurging or not, face masks are here to stay.

Back in September, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that he was extending the rules on face coverings in England, making their use mandatory

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Apple’s iPhone 12 hasn’t even launched yet, but analysts are already dropping hints about what to expect from next year’s iPhone 13



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The iPhone 11 lineup Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

  • Apple’s 2021 iPhones may come in similar size options as this year’s iPhone 12, according to analyst Ross Young.
  • The findings shared by Young also suggest that Apple’s ProMotion technology will be available on the iPhone 13 Pro.
  • Previous reports have suggested this feature would debut on the iPhone 12.
  • It’s not the first time we’ve heard predictions about the iPhone 13; analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said Apple’s 2021 iPhones could be the first completely wireless models with no ports. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Apple’s anticipated iPhone 12 lineup is expected to arrive this month, but some analysts are already looking ahead to what the tech giant may have planned for next year. 

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The latest predictions were shared by Ross Young, founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, a research firm specializing

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Amazon Just Launched Technology That Could Change Everything From Buying Groceries to Boarding Airplanes



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Amazon Just Launched Technology That Could Change Everything From Buying Groceries to Boarding Airplanes

Amazon One means you may not need a credit card or even a smartphone to pay for what you buy.

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New Amazon technology, introduced at two Amazon Go stores this week, lets shoppers pay for purchases by holding their hands over a scanner. The system, called Amazon One, may herald a new way of identifying yourself and paying for things that could change the way people shop, enter concerts, use public transportation, and many other things.

You’ve probably used a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition to unlock your smartphone. You already know that your voice and your retinas can be used to positively identify you and give you access to your various devices, and possibly to secure government

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Microsoft just launched two brand new Surface devices



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  • Microsoft unveiled two new Surface devices on Thursday, confirming rumors that said a Surface Pro X successor and a cheap Surface Laptop Go were planned for fall.
  • The new Surface Pro X features a next-gen Microsoft SQ2 processor and double the RAM. The laptop/tablet starts at $1,499.99.
  • The Surface Laptop Go targets customers who need a computer to work or study from home, starting at $549.99.

Remember those rumors that said Microsoft planned to launch an improved Surface Pro X hybrid and a more affordable Surface Laptop this fall? It turns out they were right on the money, as Microsoft quietly unveiled those two devices on Thursday. There was no virtual press event, however, Microsoft did post several videos on YouTube, including a short presentation featuring several Surface executives, including Surface chief Panos Panay.

The new Surface Laptop Go and the second-generation

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Google Pixel 5 and cheaper Pixel 4a 5G launched with new camera lens and slick Android features

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Google has just unveiled the Pixel 5, its latest flagship phone, as well as the Pixel 4a 5G, which brings the latest Android features and top-spec camera (as well as, y’know, 5G) for under $500.



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The new Google Pixel phones were unveiled at Google’s ‘Launch Night In’ event, alongside a new Nest-branded smart speaker that replaces the Google Home, and a new Chromecast with 4K and HDR.

Google Launch Night In: what’s been announced

A new Chromecast with Google TV – a 4K HDR media streamer with Android TV built in, and the new Google TV interface, which is much smoother, bringing what you watch together from all your streaming apps. $49/£59, released October 15th.

Google Nest Audio is Google’s new smart home speaker with Google Assistant.

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HiPhi X, the world’s only evolvable SUV, launched with a host of world-first features

BEIJING, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company, has officially launched its highly anticipated HiPhi X, the world’s first continuously evolving super SUV. The six-seater version is priced at RMB ¥680,000, and the four-seater version is priced at RMB ¥800,000.

HiPhi X has defined a new breed of next-generation intelligent all-electric vehicles, and opens up boundless possibilities for transportation in the future with Human Horizons’ innovative “TECHLUXE®”, luxury technology experience. The innovative evolvable super SUV is positioned as a ground-breaking product that redefines the era of smart electric cars, and features world-first technologies in a host of fields from safety and design, to autonomous driving and adaptive learning.

HiPhi X is the world’s first production vehicle to adopt Human Horizons’ mass-produced, secure, developer-enabled Human Oriented Architecture (HOA) and the first worldwide to be equipped with a 5G-V2X technology network. More

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COVID-19 smartphone app launched in Pennsylvania | Ongoing Coverage

Pennsylvania launched a smartphone app Tuesday that will alert users if they’ve been close to someone who later tests positive for COVID-19.

The free app, COVID Alert PA, uses bluetooth technology created by Google and Apple to make such connections anonymously, Gov. Tom Wolf said.

“We need to take advantage of all of the best tools,” Wolf said during a news conference that was streamed live from Philadelphia.

State Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the app is an innovative tool to protect the public from the disease, which has killed 8,023 Pennsylvanians since March after 19 new deaths were reported Tuesday. There were no new deaths counted in Washington, Greene, Fayette and Allegheny counties.

Users of the app have the choice to provide their phone numbers to the Health Department to get a call back to check on their symptoms and determine if they need to be tested for COVID-19,

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Amazfit Band 5 Launched with Blood Oxygen Saturation, 15-day Battery Life[1] at 44.9USD[2] on Sept. 21st, and Amazon Alexa Built-in[3] Coming Soon

A Band of Thorough and Science-based Personal Health Management[4]

The category of wearable band normally was considered as basic device at low price. But Amazfit Band 5 makes the “band” category upgraded, especially the personal health management.

  • The precise BioTracker™ 2: Although Amazfit is not a medical device but it shipped with the newest generation PPG optical sensor, Huami BioTracker™ 2nd, providing high-precision 24/7 continuous heart rate measurement with resting heart rate, heart rate zones and high heart rate alert which is the most versatile and precise biosensor ever developed by Huami.
  • The advanced OxygenBeatsTM enables Amazfit Band 5 for Blood Oxygen Saturation measurement, powered by Huami self-developed oxygen data AI engine. Compared with the results of professional oxygen analyzers, the average error of OxygenBeatsTM  is only 1.67%[5] reflecting accuracy superior to that of most wearable wrist devices for blood oxygen detection.
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Facebook launched a new climate information hub. Here’s how activists reacted

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Those of you still using Facebook (maybe your parents?) may have noticed a new feature when you logged on to the platform Tuesday: a climate information hub. That’s right — the same social platform that helped bring you QAnon, anti-vax influencers, and a zillion conspiracy theories about a “rigged election” in 2020, is now dipping its toes into the fight against climate misinformation.

As you might expect, not everyone is pleased.

“Is this a joke?” wrote journalist Brian Kahn for Gizmodo. “The whole thing is a giant hand-wave to distract us from looking at the real solutions to climate change and the role Facebook is playing in corroding them.”

Facebook rolled out its “Climate Science Information Center” on Tuesday morning. According to the company’s press release, the center will provide users with “science-based” facts, figures, and data about climate change. The company says

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LG Q31 entry-level smartphone launched



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LG, which recently announced the unique LG Wing smartphone, has again expanded its smartphone lineup by making the LG Q31 official. This is an entry-level smartphone that comes carrying modest specifications and an affordable price tag. The features offered by it are no less attractive when compared to other smartphones in the same segment.

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LG Q31 specifications

The LG Q31 has a waterdrop notch design at the top. At first glance, this smartphone looks similar to the LG K31, which the company released in August. In fact, the specifications also seem identical. It has a 5.7-inch FullVision screen with Panda King Glass screen protection that offers HD+ resolution with dimensions of 147.9 x 71 x 8.7mm and weighs around 145 grams.

On the back, this phone has a dual camera

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