What Will Apple Announce At Tuesday’s Massive Launch Event? Predictions On The New iPhone 12 And iPhone 12 Pro

This year’s major iPhone event is like no other. Like pretty much event manufacturer, it has moved to a virtual launch. The extensive virtual Worldwide Developer Conference has given Tim Cook’s Apple experience in this style of event, but the iPhone 12 family is the keystone product launch of the year. Without a hand-picked adoring crowd to cover the stage, will the missing features of the iPhone 12 stand out? 

Since the launch of the iPhone 11 family, the Android-powered competition has pushed ahead with innovative features such as fast refreshing screens, 5G connectivity, and fast charging. What can the new iPhones deliver to match this challenge? And will Apple’s second-line products help deliver success?

If you want a checklist to follow, I’d expect Apple to lean into a triplet of messages… these will be the fastest iPhones ever; these will be the iPhones with the longest battery

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North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the No. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at noon ET in an ACC battle at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Both programs are off to 2-0 starts on the season by are 1-1 against the spread in those two games. This is the 42nd all-time meeting between the two teams and Virginia Tech has a comfortable 24-11-6 edge in the series.

However, the Tar Heels appear to be turning the corner in their second season under Mack Brown and these teams put on a show in 2019 with Virginia Tech winning a 43-41 shootout. This time around, the Tar Heels are four-point favorites with the over-under for total points at 58.5 in the latest North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection

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UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 6 predictions from advanced model

A Conference USA battle is on tap between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the UTEP Miners at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. Louisiana Tech is 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while UTEP is 3-1 overall and 1-1 on the road. Louisiana Tech enters Saturday’s showdown with a 12-3 record in its last 15 games. UTEP, meanwhile, is just 2-18 in its last 20 games on the road.

The Bulldogs are favored by 14-points in the latest Louisiana Tech vs. UTEP odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 53.5. Before entering any UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100

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Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from proven model on 20-3 run

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets aim to snap a two-game losing skid when they host the Louisville Cardinals on Friday evening. Georgia Tech opened the season with a strong win over Florida State, but the Yellow Jackets suffered back-to-back losses before an open date last week. Louisville’s journey has been similar, with a season-opening win over Western Kentucky before losses to Miami (FL) and Pittsburgh in ACC play. 

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. William Hill lists the Cardinals as five-point road favorites in Atlanta, down half a point from the opener, in the latest Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds. The over-under is set at 65. Before making any Georgia Tech vs. Louisville picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a

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Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will host the Louisville Cardinals in an ACC matchup on Friday evening. Both teams enjoyed open dates last week, setting the stage for a matchup of well-rested clubs. Georgia Tech is 1-2 on the young season, toppling Florida State and losing to UCF and Syracuse. Louisville won its season opener over Western Kentucky before losing to Miami (FL) and Pittsburgh.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in Atlanta. William Hill lists the Cardinals as 4.5-point road favorites, down a point from the opener, while the over-under is set at 64 in the latest Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds. Before making any Georgia Tech vs. Louisville picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of

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Predictions for Texas-OU, Texas A&M-Florida, TCU-Kansas State, Texas Tech-Iowa State and more

This week, The Dallas Morning News’ panel of nine college football experts — including columnists, writers and editors from The News as well as personalities from The Ticket, FSSW, NBC5 and the Denton Record-Chronicle — makes predictions for 20 different college football games, both straight and against the spread.

This week’s marquee game is routinely one of the biggest games on the college football calendar each fall. And while both teams are limping into the matchup coming off losses (or in the case of Oklahoma, two straight losses), this year’s Red River Showdown still has major implications in the Big 12 Championship Game race and on the area college football landscape as a whole.

Another major game of note: Texas A&M hosting Florida. The Aggies will be looking to get back on track after a loss to Alabama last weekend. But Florida, led by Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts, seems

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Precariously-balanced rocks are helping to improve earthquake hazard predictions

Precariously-balanced rocks are helping to improve earthquake hazard predictions
Precariously-balanced rocks are helping to improve earthquake hazard predictions

Precariously balanced rocks, or PBRs, can be found throughout the world, identified by slender rocks balanced on a pedestal boulder.

There are a few ways they can form. PBRs can be the result of landslides or retreating glaciers, which deposit the rocks in the unordinary formations. They can also manifest when softer blocks erode, leaving the stronger ones behind.

While they look delicate, some of them — like the Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire or Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona — have survived countless earthquakes over thousands of years. Now, researchers from Imperial College London are taking a closer look at PBRs, because they are showing promise in helping scientists determine earthquake hazards more accurately.

The study’s authors say the construction of PBRs provides insight on the upper limit of earthquake shaking that has occurred in the area.

It’s this information that

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These 10 tech predictions could mean huge changes ahead

An on-going health crisis and a global recession: even for the most attuned of analysts, the past months have brought in a load of unexpected events that have made the coming years especially difficult to envision. 

Yet research firm CCS Insights has taken up the challenge and delivered a set of 100 tech predictions for the years 2021 and beyond. The exercise is an annual one for the company, which last year anticipated, among many other things, that the next decade could see the rise of deep fake detection technology, or the adoption of domestic robots in some households. 

One year later, and many of those predictions have been affected in a way or the other by the COVID-19 pandemic. “What we’ve seen in the last few months has completely transformed a lot of the areas we cover,” Angela Ashenden, principal analyst at CCS Insights, told ZDNet. “So, many of

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Virginia Tech vs. Duke odds: 2020 college football picks, predictions from proven computer model

An ACC battle is on tap Saturday between the Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Tech Hokies at 4 p.m. ET at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke is 0-3 overall and 0-1 at home, while Virginia Tech is 1-0 overall and playing its first road game of the season. The Hokies are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games. 

The Blue Devils, meanwhile, are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. The Hokies are favored by 10.5-points in the latest Duke vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 54. Before you make any Virginia Tech vs. Duke picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer

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Texas Tech vs. Kansas State odds: 2020 college football picks, Week 5 predictions from proven model

A Big 12 battle is on tap Saturday between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 3:30 p.m. ET at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kansas State is 1-1 overall and 0-1 at home, while Texas Tech is 1-1 and on the road for the first time. The Red Raiders are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games as an underdog, while the Wildcats are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight conference games.

The over is 4-0 in Texas Tech’s last four games as a road underdog, while the under is 4-1-1 in Kansas State’s last six conference games. The Wildcats are favored by 2.5-points in the latest Kansas State vs. Texas Tech odds from William Hill, while the over-under is set at 64. Before you make any Texas Tech vs. Kansas State picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine

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