Day: September 9, 2020

When Merce Cunningham Took On a New Collaborator: The Computer

“Computers are the future of dance,” Merce Cunningham announced to me at his company’s Christmas party in 1995. “People just don’t understand the future possibilities of the computer and dance.”

To Cunningham, the can-do seer of modern dance, the computer as an ancillary muse was as obvious as the glass of red wine he was sipping. I was the company’s publicist then, struggling to envision what he was saying. A computer instead of his gorgeous dancers?

Since the pandemic shut down the performing arts as we know them, the subject of the future of dance, always a question given its fragile economy, seems particularly urgent. With bodies of flesh, bone and muscle mostly unavailable to choreographers, they are using Zoom to stage rehearsals or work with dancers. A videoconferencing platform, Zoom wasn’t designed to suggest new movement ideas, and it limits the choreographer to working mostly with one dancer per

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Amazon’s AI: Is It Getting Creepy Or Cool?

The Future Of AI At Amazon

Amazon’s AI seems unstoppable. In fact, Business Insider estimated that there will be about 500 million smart speakers in US homes by 2024, with more than half of them powered by Amazon’s assistant. 

So, are there any other border-line creepy developments on the horizon? 

Well, in the short-term, the company seems to be focusing on new ways that it can make the user experience more fluid with Alexa. 

One of the key ways Amazon is hoping to do this is by making sure the user doesn’t have to over enunciate when speaking to Alexa – this is currently an issue for customers with stronger accents. 

Amazon is also hoping to remove ‘wake words’, which means consumers would be able to say “play music, Alexa,” rather than needing to say the wake word “Alexa” before the command.

“The model of interaction, at its core,

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Tech world bites back at GOP-led Section 230 bill

With help from John Hendel and Theodoric Meyer

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— (Another) bill targeting 230: The tech industry has quickly come out against a bill introduced Tuesday by Senate Republicans that would narrow platforms’ legal protections when they take down user-posted material.

— Zuck talks election security: In a wide ranging interview Tuesday night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Axios that the social network’s plan to ban new political ads just ahead of Election Day could bump up against free expression.

— On tap at the FCC: Chair Ajit Pai is planning votes at the agency’s September meeting

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New Motorola Razr 5G Launches To Fight Samsung With Serious New Specs

Motorola’s Razr is back (again) and it’s packing a more impressive specification list.

The Lenovo-owned company has launched an upgraded version of the foldable Motorola Razr called the Razr 5G. The original debuted earlier this year to mixed reviews, but the new device seeks to address some of those criticisms with improved specifications.

A new Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset now powers the handset, which means it has 5G connectivity and better overall performance. There’s a beefed up 48MP rear camera, a similarly powerful 20MP front camera, new cover display functionality and a new, cheaper, price of $1399. 

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There’s also a larger 2800mAh battery (up from 2510mAh) to cope with the additional drain 5G brings, whilst also addressing one of the main criticisms of the original model. Motorola

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Xbox Series X Launches On November 10, Priced At $499

After months of waiting for an answer, we finally know when Xbox Series X will launch and how much it will cost. Microsoft’s next-gen console will be released on November 10, albeit without the now-delayed Halo Infinite to serve as its biggest launch game.

Microsoft announced the launch date today along with the price of the Xbox Series X: $499. The more-powerful console will be supported alongside the cheaper Xbox Series S, which is out on November 10 for $299 and supports the same games. That system is digital-only, however, cannot support native 4K resolution, and includes a significantly weaker GPU that is capable of 4 TFLOPs instead of the 12 TFLOPs on Xbox Series X. However, its CPU is very similar. It will be able to load up games in a fraction of the time as past Xbox One systems. Like its more expensive sibling, it also supports ray

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Vigilant Biosciences Announces New Website Launch

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. (“Vigilant”), a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancer, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at . The new site features a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential information to aid clinicians and patients in making well informed decisions related to early oral cancer detection.

The new comprehensive website brings together years of science, research and new technology along with the company’s mission: to save lives by providing a more effective, early detection solution for oral and oropharyngeal cancer. The revamped website encompasses information on who is at risk for oral cancer, the science behind the BeVigilant RAPID test, the technology of the BeVigilant Platform and why test for oral cancer.

“We are thrilled to debut our new

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Video Surveillance Storage Market Share Register A Strong Growth Of Acceleration During to 2027

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Sep 09, 2020 (Global QYResearch via COMTEX) —
ARC say’s Global Video Surveillance Storage Market is projected to grow at noteworthy growing CAGR over the forecast period to 2027.

The utility segment is driven primarily by increasing global financial incentives and regulatory support. Currently used, the COVID-19 pandemic mainly affects the use of Video Surveillance Storage. Many business operations in China, the US, Germany and South Korea are delayed. In view of the supply chain limitations and lack of site access due to COVID-19 epidemic companies are experiencing short-term operating difficulties. The distribution of COVID-19 due to the pandemic impact in China, Japan and India is expected to be strongly influenced by Asia-Pacific.

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This study includes an in-depth business evaluation. This is done by detailed contextual analysis, historical

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Wall Street ends higher on tech rally to snap three-day skid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended higher on Wednesday to snap a three-session losing skid as investors jumped back in to take advantage of the pullback in technology-related stocks, a day after the Nasdaq confirmed correction territory.

Tesla Inc shares rebounded 10.92% after suffering their biggest one-day percentage drop in the prior session, while Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Inc – the top three U.S. public companies by market capitalization – each rose by at least 3%.

Other stay-at-home winners such as Facebook Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc also climbed, a day after the tech-heavy Nasdaq ended 10% below its Sept. 2 record closing high, commonly known as a correction. The S&P tech sector notched its biggest one-day percentage gain since April 29.

“It’s certainly a massive, surprising rebound,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Cresset Capital Management in Chicago.

“On one level it looks

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Tech shares rebound after three days of selling; vaccine trial put on hold

Stocks rose Wednesday and recovered some losses after another drop in tech names dragged the three major indices to their lowest closing level in one month on Tuesday. Shares of reopening stocks including airlines, cruise lines and travel companies fell, after a company front-running the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine had its trial put on pause.


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Shares of Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) each extended their gains to more than 4% in intraday trading, rebounding after investors over the past three sessions poured out of these leaders from the past several months. Tesla (TSLA) shares rose more than 7%, after the stock slumped 21% in its worst single session decline on record earlier in the day. The S&P 500 rose more than 2.5%, after the index sustained a 7% loss over the course of the

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