Day: October 5, 2020

The Top 10 Health & Fitness Apps Of 2020 Have One Thing In Common (Mostly)

Health and fitness apps are winning the Covid-19 era, thanks to closed gyms. But a certain kind of health and fitness app is winning mobile, according to a new report from Apptopia.

“Six out of ten of the top Health & Fitness apps are apps that offer video workouts or video-guided exercises,” Apptopia says. “If non-workout apps like Calm, Headspace, and Flo were not included here, the ratio of video to non-video fitness apps would be even greater.”


Without those wellness apps, six of the top seven fitness apps include video components. Which says something about fitness in the Coronavirus era.

The top 10 health and fitness apps in the U.S. by downloads in the first half of 2020, according to Apptopia, are:

  1. Calm:
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How Long Does It Take to Design a Website? A Complete Website Development Timeline

The way your website looks and functions has a huge impact on user experience and how your brand is perceived. If your website looks like you’re sending visitors back to the ‘90s, it can potentially impact future business. (You hate to see ’em, but they’re still out there.)

Redesigning a website is a great way to refresh branding, features, functionality, and more.

Sure, you might touch up your content here and there to better align with your mission statement, but a full redesign is probably necessary every few years (if you’re not making incremental changes and updates along the way).

This is exciting! You finally committed to revamping your site, but now you realize you’re missing a major piece of the puzzle – an in-house designer and developer. Or perhaps the designers you do have just don’t have the time or can’t quite do what you want.

It’s time to

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AutoStore sues Ocado over online grocery fulfillment technology

Automation and robotics company AutoStore has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against Ocado Group plc, which in the U.S. provides online grocery fulfillment technology to The Kroger Co.

Norway-based AutoStore said it’s suing Ocado and partner Tharsus Group to bar the two U.K.-based companies from manufacturing, importing, using and selling the allegedly infringing technology. Besides the injunctions, AutoStore seeks monetary damages.

AutoStore claims patents for its automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are being violated by technology at the foundation of the Ocado Smart Platform, now being used in the U.K. by Ocado’s own online grocery retail operation and supermarket chains Morrisons and Marks & Spencer. The technology at issue, AutoStore said, also is being deployed by Kroger, which plans to open 20 Ocado-powered customer fulfillment centers (CFCs) in the U.S. to

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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 6, 2020: Proven model backing Florida, Virginia Tech

Through just two weeks of conference play, the Oklahoma Sooners and No. 22 Texas Longhorns are a combined 1-3 in the Big 12. That’s been a huge blow to the conference’s chances of producing a national champion this season. They’ll try to get back on track as they face each other in the Red River Showdown at noon ET, with the latest Week 6 college football odds from William Hill listing the Sooners as 2.5-point favorites.

There’s also a top-15 showdown in the SEC on CBS game at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday as the No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers visit the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs. The latest college football lines show the Bulldogs laying 14 points in the matchup. Where is the value for Week 6 college football bets? Before making any Week 6 college football picks on those games or others, be sure to see the latest college football

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Surveillance tech is not the way to get kids back to school

Every Monday this fall, I’ve been taking a look at education and technology during the pandemic. I’ve mostly talked about remote school, but today is about how schools and districts are using tech to try and monitor students’ health in the classroom.  

Even before the pandemic, some schools had used tools like facial recognition to monitor students. Now they’re adding QR codes, thermal cameras and spending potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. I spoke with Albert Fox Cahn, the executive director of the nonprofit Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.

Albert Fox Cahn (Photo courtesy of NYU)

Albert Fox Cahn: It’s really like a bad episode of “Black Mirror.” We see students being tracked with everything from Bluetooth proximity technology to Wi-Fi-based systems. We see facial recognition being used as a COVID-19 response — we also see thermal imaging. And

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Nvidia Partners With GlaxoSmithKline to Use AI for Drug Development

Nvidia  (NVDA) – Get Report said Monday it was partnering with GlaxoSmithKline  (GSK) – Get Report and its artificial intelligence group to use AI for developing new drugs and vaccines, while building a supercomputer to aid researchers in their work on the coronavirus and other challenges.

Shares of Nvidia, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based computer graphics chip company, were up 3.4% to $540.08, while American depositary receipts of GlaxoSmithKline rose 1.5% to $37.79. 

Located in London, GSK’s hub will use biomedical data, AI methods and advanced computing platforms to unlock genetic and clinical data, Nvidia said.

The GSK AI hub will be home to its U.K.-based AI team, including GSK AI Fellows, a new professional training program and now scientists from Nvidia.

“GSK and Nvidia together will help push the boundaries of what AI can do and put vast data sources to work to advance the discovery

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Google’s new Nest Audio is shipping today: What to know

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Google last week announced a suite of new smart home products and, notably, a new content streaming service through which to navigate many options you have to choose from: Google TV. The new Chromecast was first to become available last week and, as of today, you can order the reimagined Google Home, now called the Nest Audio — everything else will be released in the U.S. and in about a dozen other countries throughout October and into November, a Google spokesperson told us. Here’s a brief overview of the new devices, including a new flagship phone, the Pixel 5, and a 5G-enabled

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Preserved dune fields offer insights into Martian history

Preserved Dune Fields Offer Insights Into Martian History
Wind-driven sand dunes are common on modern Mars and the presence of certain sedimentary rock layers indicates these landforms occurred there in the past. This oblique color view from NASA’s HiRISE instrument shows a lithified field of sand dunes within Melas Chasma, Valles Marineris. The large degree of preserved morphology for many of these paleo-dunes reveals important information regarding the acting wind regime and climate prior to their cementation. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona.

The discovery of Martian dune fields largely preserved in the rock record for up to a billion years offers new insights on past climatic conditions on Mars.

Mapping extensive sedimentary rock deposits in the Valles Marineris region of Mars show clear evidence for preserved lithification and burial of dune fields, a paper by Planetary Science Institute Research Scientist Matthew Chojnacki says.

While modern sand dunes and other wind formed features are common on the surface of Mars

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NovoCure Surges to New Highs: Here’s the Technical Road Ahead

Shares of NovoCure Ltd. (NVCR) have been surging to new highs in a rally that got under way back in July. Prices have doubled in just three months so let’s review the charts for a strategy that makes sense.  


In this updated daily bar chart of NVCR, below, we can see that prices have broken above the highs of December-February. NVCR is in a strong advance and well above the rising 50-day moving average line and the rising 200-day moving average line. We can see a bullish golden cross of the 50-day line and the 200d-ay line in early September.


The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line began its climb in late June leading the price action. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator turned bullish in late July. 



In the weekly bar chart of NVCR, below, we can see a bullish picture. Prices are in an uptrend above the rising 40-week moving

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Air stable intrinsically stretchable color-conversion layers for stretchable displays

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The development of a stretchable display that can be bent, stretched, and attached to the skin as a free-standing film appeared in science fiction films is expected to be one step closer. The research team led by Prof. Tae-Woo Lee from Seoul National University announced on the 29th that they have successfully achieved a stretchable color conversion layer (SCCL) using perovskite nanocrystals (PeNCs) and applied it to stretchable displays. This study has made it possible to accelerate the development of next-generation stretchable light-emitting devices.

Recent advances in soft materials and cost-effective solution processing techniques have enabled the fast development of wearable electronics for visualizing signals from varies sensors attached onto human body. The stretchable display, as one of the key components in the body-net wearable system, is the most convenient media for real-time monitoring sensor signals.

The materials that are commonly used for stretchable displays such

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