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The iPhone 12 is supposed to be a blowout upgrade. But COVID-19 could change that

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This year, Apple introduced four iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 12 Mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.


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Apple’s iPhone 12 family hits the market at an extraordinary time — with the coronavirus pandemic leaving tens of millions of people out of jobs and kicking off a recession that has thrown everything into a state of uncertainty. The new phones feature a boxier look, a magnetic attachment called MagSafe and, yes, super-fast 5G, but the price tag of these typically premium gadgets may be more important than ever. 

Rivals have already responded to the economic and health crisis. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE, a budget phone with high-end specs wrapped in a plastic housing that helps push its price down to $700 from the $1,000 price tag for its

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Climate Change Could Make Yellowstone’s Famous Geyser Less Faithful | Smart News

Yellowstone National Park’s famous Old Faithful geyser is famously reliable, firing a jet of scalding water and steam high into the air some 17 times a day at 60 to 110-minute intervals.

But new research suggests that 800 years ago a severe drought caused this geyser, which was once somewhat hyperbolically known as “Eternity’s Timepiece,” to stop erupting altogether for many decades, reports Colin Barras for Science. When taken with climate model predictions of increasingly severe droughts, the findings could mean that America’s most dependable geyser will erupt less often or stop completely in the future.

Researchers arrived at the new findings, published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, by studying 13 chunks of petrified wood found on Old Faithful’s mound. Trees can’t survive the geyser’s blasts of super-heated, alkaline water, so finding trees growing on Old Faithful’s mound is a sign that its regularly scheduled

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The Matrix 4 star Jessica Henwick says the film will ‘change the industry’

Twenty years after the pioneering ‘bullet time’ action scenes of The Matrix changed the visual language of blockbuster cinema forever, 2021’s The Matrix 4 looks set to transform the medium once again.

English actor Jessica Henwick says director Lana Wachowski is using innovative camera techniques on the fourth Matrix film, that promise to push the filmmaking boundaries once again.

Talking to ComicBook.com, Henwick revealed: “Lana is doing some really interesting things on a technical level in the same way that you know, she created a style back then.

“I think she’s going to change the industry again with this film. There’s some camera rigs that I’ve never seen before that we’re using. That’s probably all I can say for that.”

Jessica Henwick poses for a portrait to promote the television series “Iron Fist” on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 20, 2018, in San Diego. (Photo by Rebecca

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HP’s CEO on how the pandemic is accelerating change in technology and business

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Enrique Lores wearing a suit and tie: HP Ceo Enrique Lores on Leadership Next


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HP Ceo Enrique Lores on Leadership Next

“We are witnessing the dawn of a new age,” HP CEO Enrique Lores said at the company’s Reinvent conference this year. Many of the changes that business leaders planned to transition into over the next few years are here now, and they’re being accepted seamlessly due to the pandemic from constant video conferencing to working from home. 

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On the latest episode of “Leadership Next,” the Fortune podcast about the changing roles of business leadership, Lores tells cohosts Alan Murray and Ellen McGirt that the fast pace of change has affected not only business and technology, but also the personal lives of employees and managers alike. That, he says, necessitates the development of a more approachable

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A Look At The Innovators Driving Education Change In An Age Of Political Paralysis

While the political cyclone of 2020 continues to suck the air out of the proverbial room, the world of education innovation continues to engage in the all important task of responding to and iterating for the challenges of education worldwide. It’s astounding and inspiring to convene with the best in class entrepreneurs whose work is not only making a difference, but can help you forget the insanity we live in today. 

It’s hard to believe, but I had the chance to attend one such convening just last month, in Italy, no less! In full disclosure, the US-Italia Ed Innovation Festival, was the brainchild of my organization.  Our “modest” goal was to create a new education renaissance, so we set out to do so with this unique hybrid event. What’s most remarkable and

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HISD approves $41 million budget change

HISD will use the money on special education, PPE, more cleaning services and supplies as well as computer devices and hotspots.

HOUSTON — The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted to approve a $41 million budget amendment to fund additional supports for special education, pay for personal protective equipment (PPE), enhanced cleaning services and supplies, and computer devices and hotspots, according to the district.

Here’s the rest of the district’s announcement on the budget amendment:

“The extra funding for special education amounts to $17 million and has been under consideration since August of 2020. The funding will pay primarily for assigning speech-language pathologists to campuses where students in need have been identified and allow for expansion of the number of existing Intensive Intervention Teams. The funding will also pay for the addition of mental health specialists to address students’ emotional and behavioral challenges. The district will also use

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NVIDIA Wants To Change The Game Yet Again With The ‘DPU’

This week, I tuned into NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, or GTC, albeit virtually due to the pandemic. The processor powerhouse has a long history of category-defining innovation, dating back to its launch of the first 3D GPU in 1999. This week’s keynote was chock full of news and innovation, including another all-new processor category designed to muscle NVIDIA into the datacenter market. Let’s take a look at the new processor and several other announcements from GTC 2020.

Look out, data center market

One of the most significant announcements was the unveiling of the DPU (data processing unit)—a whole new category of processors designed to offload networking, security, and storage tasks from CPUs in the data center. Essentially, you can think of these DPUs as smart NICs. Under the new family moniker BlueField, NVIDIA unveiled the first two of these accelerators: the BlueField-2 and the BlueField-2X.

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Myriad germicidal UV developments change the SSL name game (MAGAZINE)

What’s in a name or a label, anyway? Well, in a technology magazine, consistent usage of labels, brands, descriptors, metrics style, if you will contribute positively to readers correctly digesting content. Mostly we get our style usage right, and we occasionally have been wrong. And sometimes the phraseology we have adopted just gets run over by new technology developments such as in germicidal ultraviolet (UV) applications. I’ll explain the changing disinfection landscape relative to SARS-CoV-2 and the impact on our descriptions of it.

While the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is fairly new, disinfection using electromagnetic energy is not. We’ve covered deactivation of pathogens going back probably a decade. But COVID-19 has fundamentally changed thought processes, usage models, and yes, phraseology.

We first wrote about using UV-C-band (100–280-nm) LEDs to kill pathogens. We’ve since learned that “kill” isn’t what happens but rather deactivation is the desired outcome (see

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Algae in skis? Salt Lake company believes its technology could change the snow-sports industry

Traditionally, the skis you want to carry you into and out of the isolated and unforgiving backcountry is not the pair with algae on it. Or in it.



(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Pep Fujas, vice president of marketing and product development at WNDR Alpine, talks about the construction of WNDR Alpine skis, which are made with a microalgae oil instead of petroleum, at the company's production office in Salt Lake City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. It is the first company to use algae to make skis.


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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pep Fujas, vice president of marketing and product development at WNDR Alpine, talks about the construction of WNDR Alpine skis, which are made with a microalgae oil instead of petroleum, at the company’s production office in Salt Lake City, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. It is the first company to use algae to make skis.

But a Salt Lake City ski maker would like to change your perspective on that.

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WNDR Alpine is entering its second year of building backcountry skis with microalgae oil. Used in place of petroleum in the plastic of the core and sidewalls, the company says the microalgae is not just more environmentally friendly than its fossil-fuel

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More than half of Brazilians would change jobs if they could work remotely

Brazilians see remote working as a desirable feature of employment, but the ability to work from is not translating into greater access to job opportunities, according to research.

A study carried out with over 20,000 participants globally by software firm Salesforce has found that 53% of Brazilian workers would change jobs if it means they could work from home.

However, 87% are not seeing any change regarding job opportunities despite the increased uptake of remote working: the majority of respondents (71%) have said they see that format of work as restricted to only a parcel of the population. Unemployment in Brazil is currently affecting over 13 million people, according to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.

Of the Brazilian workers who continued to come into a physical location to perform their duties, 57% of survey respondents believe they could operate from home if their employers provided the

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